By Jitin Jingorani
New York City, Dallas, Chicago and San Francisco residents will roll out the red carpet THIS WEEK to welcome Bollywood power couple, Ajay Devgn and Kajol, who will be in the U.S. to promote Devgn’s upcoming action thriller “Shivaay.” This is Devgn’s second directorial venture, and he has also produced and acted in the film, the trailer of which has already surpassed more than 25 million views on YouTube and social media, combined (click on the movie poster below to watch the trailer).
“I am thrilled by the overwhelming response to the trailer of my film by worldwide audiences,” said Devgn. “I have not been to the States in more than a decade, so I am really looking forward to reconnecting with our American fans and sharing a film that is near and dear to my heart. I could not be more pleased that my wife Kajol will be by my side throughout this journey.”
Produced by Ajay Devgn FFilms, Pen India Limited and NH Studioz, “Shivaay” will be distributed overseas by Reliance Entertainment. The press and public tours are presented by Reliance Entertainment and powered by Wells Fargo, Prria Haider Productions, Dembi Productions, Sahil, Desi Junction, Cine Grand and DFW South Asian Film Festival. The film will release worldwide on Friday, October 28, 2016 (Diwali Weekend).
President Obama Nominates Diane Gujarati to Serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama has nominated Diane Gujarati to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. “I am pleased to nominate Diane Gujarati to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama. “I am confident she will serve the American people with distinction.”
Diane Gujarati, 47, of New York City, is among several Indian-Americans President Obama has nominated to judgeships during his administration. She will have to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate which has several past nominations of President Obama on hold.
Diane Gujarati has been Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York since 2012, and she has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division since 1999. Prior to her tenure as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, from 2008 to 2012, she served as Deputy Chief and then Chief of the White Plains Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. From 2006 to 2008, she was Deputy Chief of the Appeals Unit in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Gujarati was an associate in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP from 1996 to 1999. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1995 to 1996.
Gujarati received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1995 and her B.A. summa cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1990. She is the daughter of Ruth Pincus Gujarati of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Damodar Gujarati of Tarrytown, N.Y. Her father serves as professor of economics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and is best known for writing the textbook, Basic Econometrics, which has been published in 5 editions over 21 years and is translated into several languages. Her mother taught social studies at Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx. Gujarati married Charles Frederic Chesnut, an IT professional, in October 2000, and the couple was featured in the New York Times.