Wednesday, February 1, 2012

BOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES GRACE LA PATIO LAUNCH

Juhi Chawla & Poonam Dhillon


Launch of a new restaurant La Patio coincided with Rajev Paul’s new book ‘Mumbai Mohabbat Aur Tanhai’ launched by actress Juhi Chawla.

Restaurateur Nikhil Jain’s La Patio, a marvellous rooftop restaurant, was inaugurated along with the launch of actor-turned-poet Rajev Paul's book ‘Mumbai Mohabbat Aur Tanhai’ by actress Juhi Chawla. In the eclectic environs of La Patio, the charming actress was engage in a book reading session along with few eminent personalities for the debut book of the budding poet. The book has been read and appreciated by Sonu Nigam, Juhi Chawla, Talat Aziz and Satish Kaushik. They have paid rich tributes and highly recommended this book to poetry lovers.

Located in the posh Andheri (W) suburb of Mumbai, yet away from the hustles of the hectic Mumbai Life, La Patio invites you to enjoy an extraordinary dining experience! La Patio is located on the 8th floor, designed beautifully with natural elements. Inspired by the world’s finest cuisine, La Patio serves scrumptious modern Continental, Mediterranean & Indian flavours with a wide array of Wines, Single Malts & Beers from across the globe. You can sip on some of the most exotic House Blend Cocktails while watching the Sunset behind the high rises, or gaze at the various moods of the Moon while enjoying a Romantic dinner under the Stars. With features like a waterfall and suspended lighting, the restaurant offers a sophisticated yet relaxed dining atmosphere. Seasoned scenesters know that rooftop restaurants can give you a heady high. This winter, Mumbai souls, who enjoy the best things in life, will get their desires fulfilled and satiate their majestic appetite through a never-before experience. 

The owner of La Patio, Nikhil Jain said, “It’s a great privilege to have three time member of Parliament Sanjay Nirupamji to inaugurate this wonderful rooftop restaurant showcasing the world’s finest cuisine. And in a double whammy, it’s a pleasure to have actress Juhi Chawla unveiled the first published work of TV actor Rajeev Paul. The exclusive evening of delectable cuisine and eclectic poetry will be a memorable launch etched in the memories for a long long time.”

Actress Juhi Chawla added, “I was very pleasantly surprised when I read Rajeev Paul’s poems. The poems in the book link to situations that we all come across in daily life. Though the title says Mumbai but anyone reading this book will be able to see their own city as Rajeev believes loneliness, unfulfilled desires, unfulfilled dreams and emptiness are emotions experienced in all cities. This poetry in Hindi as the title suggests reveals matters about loneliness, love, separation, longing desire, pain, political situation in the country, and even God.” 

Rajev Paul said, “I have been into writing poems for around 10-15 years. Juhi is a dear friend. When I said, I am writing serious poem and I want you to come and see it. She came and read the poems and she liked it and this is how it all began. I’m happy that Nikhil Jain agreed to host this wonderful evening of poetry at la Patio.”

Some of Rajev's poetry from this book have been composed as songs and one of those called "Uljha Sa Rehta Hun" has been nominated for an International award IndieGo. "Uljha Sa Rehta Hoon" was used by the band Shadow to compose a song. The song won the International Award in four categories -- Asian Champion of the Year 2012 (Special Jury award), Best Electro/Dance act, Best Pop Song and the best freaking act in the universe (Special jury award). “Incidentally, Juhi Chawla told me that my poems are very lyrical and can make for very good songs. So when Uljha was nominated, Juhi was like ‘didn’t I tell you’,” smiles Rajev. He also reveals that many people have approached him to use his songs. 

“Vineet and Rajan contacted me through Facebook and told me they wanted to use my poem, Uljha, to compose a song. In spite of the fact that I was very skeptical, I gave them a nod,” says Rajev. Apart from lyrical contribution, the actor has also rendered his voice to the composition. “I read out a few verses of the poem.” And in fact, now he is all ready to launch an album with Shadow, which will feature Uljha and six more poems from Mumbai, Mohabbat Aur Tanhai.

Popular small screen actor Rajev Paul has been attracted to the career option of acting from a very tender age. He enrolled himself in an acting school. Rajev Paul terms `Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii` as the greatest turning point of his career. His character in that soap was gradually built up instead of showing it as out and out villainous. He also featured in the popular soap "Swabhimaan". On a personal note he is married to a well-known television actress Delnaaz.

About La Patio:
A marvellous rooftop restaurant located on the 8th floor, in the posh Andheri (W) suburb of Mumbai, yet away from the hustles of the hectic Mumbai Life is designed beautifully with natural elements. You can sip on some of the most exotic House Blend Cocktails while watching the Sunset behind the high rises, or gaze at the various moods of the Moon while enjoying a Romantic dinner under the Stars. With features like a waterfall and suspended lighting, the restaurant offers a sophisticated yet relaxed dining atmosphere. La Patio invites you to enjoy an extraordinary dining experience with the warm courtesy of our welcoming staff.