Central Leader : January 13th 2012
www.centralleader.co.nz 2 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 13, 2012 NEWS Office Ph 630 5419 Fax 630 5435 Editor Melanie Louden email: email@example.com Sales Manager Jeff Clayton email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: email@example.com Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 52,998 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) Delivered each Wednesday/ Friday to Balmoral, Epsom, Greenlane, Hillsborough, Lynfield, Mt Albert (south of railway line), Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, Morningside, New Windsor, One Tree Hill, Onehunga, Oranga, Owairaka, Penrose (not Te Papapa), Royal Oak, Sandringham, Three Kings. Unit 1.3, 72 Dominion Road. Private Bag 56910, Mt Eden. www.centralleader.co.nz Bollywood in Auckland New Zealand influence: Prime Minister John Key with Players stars Abhishek Bachchan, left, and his co-star Bipasha Basu. Photo: JOHN HARTEVELT Go to www.central leader.co.nz to see a trailer for Players. Auckland streets and cityscapes feature in a new movie called Players -- a Bollywood remake of The Italian Job. The film is a fresh take on the 2003 American version of the film and is about a team of thieves who plan to steal gold bullion from a former associate who double- crossed them. Filming kicked off in November 2010 and the blockbuster was shot in New Zealand, India, Russia and the North Pole. New Zealand locations account for about 50 percent of the film's backdrop. Assistant line pro- ducer and Mt Eden resi- dent Dharmesh Parikh says the whole experi- ence has been awesome. He says the film has been released around the world. What counts is how the audience perceive the film. It's a huge mar- keting push for New Zea- land -- some of the back- drops have never been seen before by these audiences.'' He says the movie will prove to Indian film producers that there is significant potential for filming here. Players stars Bol- lywood heart-throb Abhi- shekh Bachchan along with Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bobby Deol, Sikander Kher and Omi Vaidya. One out of every six people on earth watch Hindi cinema,'' Mr Parikh says. Mt Roskill Intermedi- ate student Karishma Kumar also got involved during filming. Players is showing at Event Cinemas at Manu- kau, Queen St, St Lukes and Westcity. Family overflows with philharmony Family affair: The Sinclair family are all members of the Philharmonic Society Orchestra. From left: Tim, Rosalie, Benjamin, Robyn and Ross Sinclair. Photo: CATHERINE HEALY By CATHERINE HEALY If Joe Isbister could see his family now, he'd be very proud. In 1971 he founded the Philharmonic Soc- iety Orchestra from his living room in west Auckland. The pianist and his teenage children played many light opera pro- ductions around the city. Forty years on, his daughter Joanne John- stone is the orchestra's musical director and another daughter Ro- byn Sinclair is orches- tra leader. Robyn's husband Ross and three of their four children are among the orchestra members which usually meets weekly at the Knox Church in Parnell. At 82, Robyn's mother Eleanor is the orchestra's eldest mem- ber and plays per- cussion. Son Tim, 15, is the youngest. The 40-strong group is a mix of amateurs and professionals who travel from as far as Helensville and Howick for the opportunity to play as a group. My sister is a profes- sional cellist and teacher. She's been taking the group for five years now. My son Benjamin has a music degree from the jazz school at Auckland and is a saxophone teacher.'' Finding space for everyone in the house- hold to practice requires sending her children to opposite ends of their Greenlane home, with all the doors shut in between. We do play some noisy instruments,'' Mrs Sinclair says. Anyone interested in joining the orchestra can call Joanne Johnstone on 021-108-4040.
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