L’il Champ Azmat Hussain becomes 1st child singer to record a Qawwali for any Bollywood film

After tremendous response by media for Om Puri’s song “Bharat Maa ki Jai” for film “RAAMBHAJJAN ZINDABAAD”, producer Khalid Kidwai thought to have a qawwali for his film by none other than winner of last year Zee TV’s “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs” singing reality show, Eleven-year-old Azmat Hussain, which will be shot at a famous Dargah Dewa Sharif in Barabanki, Lucknow (UP). With support of Zee TV, Khalid was able to record this melodious song. By recording of this song Azmat becomes first child singer to record a qawwali for any Bollywood film. This song will be shot & dedicated to physically challenged childrens.

Producer Khalid, director Ranjeet Guptaa and music director Ripul Sharma were astonished by performance of little Azmat, who was able to remember song lines by just hearing one time.

Azmat Hussain’s singing was praised by approximately every Bollywood celebrities and this is first time when Azmat Hussain has rendered a song for any Bollywood film, which is not a simple song but a social sufiyana song. Song was recorded on 3rd July 2012 at Kailasha Studio, Seven Bunglows, Andheri.

Film is being made under the banner of Atlantic Adventure Ltd, film is produced by Khalid Kidwai, asso-producer Chetan Parikh, co-producer Madhav Chitale, with Direction by Ranjeet Guptaa, written & lyrics by Vishal Vijay Kumar, music by Ripul Sharma, cinematography by Chandan Kowli, editor Dilip Deo & film stars Om Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, introducing Abhay Joshi (from NSD), Seema Azmi {‘Chak De’ India fame}, with Jagdeep, Zakir Hussain, & Ram Sethi in pivotal roles.

All Indian Stand up Comedians on one platform of “LAUGHING COLOURS”

In 2009 with a mission to spread Asian Stand Up Comedy worldwide, a young man from Delhi Mr. Rajesh Sharma founded a company “LAUGHING COLOURS” which runs with a motive “To always bring new ideas and concepts in the world of entertainment!”. The CEO and founder, Mr. Rajesh Sharma has over 17yrs of full time experience in the field of Events, Concerts, TV Shows, Artist Management & Comedy.

This management company Laughing Colours (LC) is the only company that manages all Indian Stand up Comedians on one platform. LC has also started its DIGITAL INTERVIEWS of the artists where the artist speaks on one network like AIRTEL/VODAFONE/RELIANCE on time slot with their fans which is a innovative step.

LC has great stand up comedians like KAPIL SHARMA, SALONI and RAJIV THAKUR exclusively. LC has also tie-ups with known Comedy Stars like

Raju Srivstava, Bharti Singh, Sunil Pal, Krishna, Sudesh & many more. At a live show in Bangalore for the first time in city a comedian RAJIV THAKUR

rather than a film star received standing ovation from audience.

Rajesh Sharma started his carrier as a manager with well-known music director Ravindra Jain, who happened to be close friend of his father, in spite

of being with a musical person he was inspired by Omar Shariff of Pakistan, Johny Lever’s performance, Sudesh Bhonsle’s performance, Raju

Srivastava’s performance during various live functions of Ravindra Dada, which provoked him to step in world of comedy and that’s how “LAUGHING

COLOURS” was born, Rajesh also won an award at the 18th National Award by Journalist Association of India For Best Artist

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Aamir Khan dropped from Haryana Mahapanchayat!

Latest reports suggest that village leaders of the Khap Panchayats in Haryana, have dropped the idea of inviting superstar Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao for the Mahapanchayat being held at Bibipur village on July 14, to discuss the raging issue of female feticide.

Apparently, the decision was taken as some local panchayat leaders objected to the portrayal of the issue of honour killings and their connection to Khap Panchayats in an episode of Aamir’s show Satyamev Jayate on Star Plus.

Reacting to the development, Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar said, “It’s unfortunate that Aamir Khan will not be there. His star presence and persona could have made a real difference in the discussion over widening of sex ratio in Haryana.”

“It could have put the Mahapanchayat meeting on a national platform, garnering huge media attention; which a noble cause like this deserves,” the publicist added.

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IPL and Bigg Boss betting racket resurfaces with a murder!

The Lucknow police have learnt that one Mushtaque, the main accused in the murder of a bakery owner Anil Kumar Jaiswal, had a dispute with the victim over money earned through betting on Bigg Boss 5 and IPL matches. Jaiswal was shot dead in Mahanagar this week, while Mushtaque is absconding.

According to the police, Jaiswal, his neighbour Mushtaque and one R.K. Sahu, were involved in a ‘betting racket’ being run by a Ghaziabad-based bookie. The victim had allegedly won Rs 2.5 lakh from betting in IPL cricket matches and Bigg Boss Season 5.

This incident brings to memory the shocking revelation made by Bollywood PR guru and Bigg Boss specialist Dale Bhagwagar, last year.

The publicist had disclosed that during Bigg Boss Season 5, he was constantly getting calls from a person claiming to be an “affluent businessman from Orissa” indulging in “betting” on Bigg Boss, which happens to be India’s biggest reality show.

Dale had mentioned that the businessman called and messaged him several times, trying to persuade him to part with information about the show and his participating clients. After declining several times, the publicist ultimately warned the person of a police complaint, after which he stopped calling.

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Bigg Boss 6 in for a makeover?

Its being reported that India’s biggest reality show Bigg Boss is going to sober down its volatile content this year and focus more on entertainment.

According to a newspaper report, the celebrity reality show that caught the audience’s fancy with its backbiting and fights, is in for a makeover. It is said that Bigg Boss 6 will cut out the negativity to present a show higher on fun elements.

So does that mean we will not get to see the likes of the fiery Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Vindu Dara Singh, Sherlyn Chopra, Ashmit Patel, Amar Upadhyay and Pooja Misrra on the show anymore?

Bollywood PR guru and Bigg Boss specialist Dale Bhagwagar, who has handled the media affairs for all of the above controversial names from time to time feels Bigg Boss won’t lose its sheen.

“The show already has its best entertainment quotient in the form of voyeurism. Moreover, the fun tasks given to participants create more enthusiasm throughout,” comments the Bollywood publicist who has also represented Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty through the thick and thin of controversies.

“If the entertainment quotient is increased without compromising on the spirit of conflict, Bigg Boss would catch even more eyeballs and TRPs this year,” he adds.

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When father-son exchanged jackets, onstage!

The most hyped and rightfully the most awaited performance of the year has been the sizzling father-son duo – Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor, at the Jaypee IIFA Awards Ceremony. As perfect as the performance execution looks on-stage, there was a minor mishap which may go unnoticed by viewers. The glittering silver jacket that father and son donned during their act, was not meant to be that tight for Rishi or that loose for Ranbir.

What actually happened was that the jackets were interchanged by mistake, but the father-son sportingly wore jackets which were tailor-made for the others size. As a result, Rishi Kapoor had to pull off the entire performance in a horrendously tight, body-hugging jacket while Ranbir Kapoor had to make do with a jacket which visibly looked too loose for comfort. Catch the Rishi-Ranbir performance dancing to famous tracks, Bachana Ae Haseeno, Om Shanti Om and many others only at the exclusive premiere of the Jaypee IIFA Awards 2012 exclusively on Star Plus on 7th July, 2012 as stars dazzle the IIFA green carpet at 7 PM and the main awards ceremony kick starts 8 PM onwards.

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SAB to launch first reality show ‘Nanhe Superstars’

July 4th, 2012: SAB TV, for the first time ever is coming up with ‘Nanhe Superstars’, a 1hr special reality show on Saturdays. The name, itself suggests that this show is going to be all about little wonders. Nanhe Superstars will provide a unique platform for the young and aspiring stars for showcasing their talent. It will be a fun filled, highly energetic and extremely competitive variety entertainment family show with never seen before acts and dance moves. The theme of the show is the war of the sexes i.e. fights between the boys and girls team. The participants coming from different parts of the country are enormously gifted and skilled.

Television industry’s most popular child comedy artiste Saloni Daini aka Gangubai will anchor Nanhe Superstars and lead the girl’s team. Giving her tough competition will be another equally talented anchor Atharva Karve and his boy’s team. Atharva has hosted many reality shows in the past such as Eka Peksha Ek, Sa Re Ga Ma Lil champs and played some important roles in prominent films like Harsihchandra chi factory and Balgandhar.

Mr. Anooj Kapoor, EVP and Business Head, SAB, said that, “It is our constant endeavour to deliver wholesome and clean entertainment to our beloved and loyal audience. We are launching the first reality show on SAB TV to create enthralling and exciting Saturdays for our audience. Nanhe Superstar is our sincere attempt to showcase the young talents of our country and bring a distinctive element to our programming content. It will be a complete package of variety, comedy, dance and entertainment.”

Nanhe Superstars with its set of talented kids and entertaining anchors and popular judges will surely make weekends special for viewers across India. Keep watching this space for more news to come on Nanhe Superstars

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RDB Remember Brother Kuly With Special Memorial Song

In a final poignant farewell to their beloved brother Kuly, who passed away on the 22nd of May 2012 from a brain tumour, his family and record label Three Records will release a special song and memorial video to remember the international musician.

The song, entitled ‘Yaadan’ (Memories) has been written by Kuly’s father Harjog Singh and sung by Kuly’s brothers Manj and Surj along with a verse sung by their father. The music and production of the track was composed by Kuly last year.

In a further tribute to international producer Kuly, Urban Bhangra songstress Nindy Kaur will release a track featuring Kuly’s vocal and a hook line produced for her by Kuly before he passed away. Speaking about the recording of the emotional song ‘Yaadan’, Manj said: “This song was the hardest one we have ever had to sing, and was very emotional for us all. Dad would tear at every line he would sing. This song is from the heart and we hope the world appreciates it.”

As a lasting legacy to Kuly, his family and friends have set up a ‘Just Giving’ Memorial Page, so that those who wish to can visit the page and pledge what they can to BrainTumour UK, which works tirelessly to fund research and raise awareness of brain cancer (www.justgiving.com/Kulyrdb).

The memorial track ‘Yaadan’ can be downloaded for free from RDB’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/RDBmusic)and website (http:/www.RDBmusic.com). To view the video, click on: http://on.fb.me/RDB-Yaadan

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Fila – the Italian Sports Lifestyle Brand appointed ace cricketer Virender Sehwag as their Brand Ambassador in India for a period of 3 years.

At a press conference held at Hotel The Lalit in New Delhi earlier today, Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, CEO Fila – India, made this announcement. Renowned Internationally for their style & design, Fila originated in Italy and has completed 100 glorious years globally. The Brand is now setting up strong footprint across the Indian Subcontinent.

Fila currently has a presence in over 1,800 outlets along with 35 exclusive Stores in India across High Streets & Malls. The Company plans to cross 100 exclusive Stores within the next 2 years. Virender Sehwag will be Fila’s Brand Ambassador across all categories of Footwear, Apparel & Accessories. Fila aims to strengthen their Brand recall and further enhance their presence in India with this strategic appointment.

Commenting on the association Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, CEO Fila – India said, “Cricket is one of the most widely followed sports in India, so when we decided to appoint a Brand Ambassador, a Cricketer was the obvious choice. We chose Virender since he personifies our brands core values and we recognized the great synergy between him and our brand. Virender also holds a World record and has a huge fan following amongst the youth, which is our primary target group. We have ambitious growth plans and are sure that our association will take us to greater heights that we aim to achieve. We are confident that Fila will tremendously benefit from this relationship”.

Virender Sehwag further added, “Fila is an iconic sports lifestyle Brand with a great heritage and strong International presence. I’m overwhelmed to represent the Brand in India. It’s indeed a very proud moment for me to be their 1st ever Brand Ambassador. I’ve personally been a huge fan of their Shoes & Apparels, so when Fila approached me to be the face of the Brand, I instantly agreed.”

Virender will be a part of Fila’s marketing communication strategy across print campaigns, radio ads, television commercials, in store branding and online.

Fila internationally have been associated in the past with various Sports stars like Michael Schumacher, Boris Becker & Björn Borg amongst many others.

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Radio City ushers in 11th Anniversary with the launch of naye daur ki nayi dhun!

~‘Freedom Radio’ to become the launch-pad for singles from across the world~

Mumbai, 3rd July, 2012: Radio City 91.1FM, India’s first and leading FM radio brand with its operations in 20 cities, completes 11 years on the 3rd of July. To commemorate the 11th Anniversary, Radio City announces its brand new offering- Naye daur ki nayi dhun….Freedom Radio!

‘Freedom Radio’ is India’s first dedicated web radio for Indie music only on PlanetRadiocity.com. ‘Freedom Radio’ will showcase independent artists from across genres like dub-step, electronica, folk, rock, sufi ,expressing themselves in diverse languages like Assamese, Malayalam, Bengali , Punjabi apart from Hindi & English and attempts to be a platform that supports exciting talent across the country. ‘Freedom Radio’ provides the new, un-tapped music created by and for the new generation that is on the lookout for fresh Indie music.

‘Freedom Radio’ was ushered in by celebrating the ‘Freedom Hour’ on 3rd July. Between 10 am and 11 am, Radio City brought in ‘5 bands across 5 towns’ to perform simultaneously for the first time on Indian Radio to announce the launch of ‘Freedom Radio’.

‘Freedom hour’ had live performances by bands as diverse as Aks, Highway 61, Tatva Kundalini, Pratigya, Dedh Inch Upar & singers such as Kavita Seth, Akashdeep Gogoi, Sanjeev Thomas & Harsha Iyer. ‘Freedom Radio’ theme song ‘Hum Sab Hai Yahaan’, a collaborative composition of independent artists & bands set the perfect mood for the launch.

Elaborating on the launch, Ms Apurva Purohit, CEO, Radio City 91.1 FM said, “As thought leaders we had to give something really refreshing and new to the audience who have supported us for 11 years. India is blessed with diverse and rich repertoire of original music and sound. Lot of these brilliant musicians do not get the platform they deserve and therefore the music never reaches the connoisseurs. On the occasion of our 11th anniversary, we at Radio City give these Indie artists a dedicated platform by launching ‘Freedom Radio’ on planetradiocity.com. This web radio stream is a dedicated channel that offers original Indie music to Indians across the globe. We hope the young audiences who are on the lookout for fresh sound find our offering satiating their need.”

Reflecting the spirit of ‘Freedom Radio’, Ms. Rachna Kanwar, SVP & Business Head- Digital Media and New Business said, “PlanetRadiocity has always endeavored to offer new and unique experiences to its listeners. ‘Freedom Radio’ symbolizes freedom of choice; to be able to listen to various genres and to go beyond film music. In our journey to take ‘Freedom Radio’ to our listeners, we have associated with some of the most talented Indian artists across the globe. We are thankful and thrilled to receive their support. PlanetRadiocity.com is geared up for more such offerings to be launched this year that will cement its positioning as the ultimate Radio and Music destination for music lovers.”

‘Freedom Radio’ is a step ahead from the recently launched ‘Non-stop Indipop’ radio on PlanetRadiocity that has featured hugely popular artists like Lucky Ali and Mohit Chauhan. This new launch is sure to make it to the top favorite list of the ardent music lover with its freshness and immense talent inventory!

Listeners can enjoy ‘Freedom Radio’ and much more anytime & anywhere by logging on to www.planetradiocity.com

About PlanetRadiocity.com

India’s most extensive and all-inclusive mega music portal, PlanetRadiocity.com is the one stop destination for all entertainment news, views and downloads. Its Web Radio, launched in March 2010, offers 24 hours of uninterrupted streaming internet radio. Targeted at younger audience, the programming is distinctly different from terrestrial radio stations. It comprises music from Indian and International genres, RJ hosted shows, back2back theme based play lists and also popular Radio City properties like Love Guru. Music played comprises all genres – film, non film, sufi, ghazals, lounge and international music, and current and retro hits.

About Radio City 91.1FM

Radio City 91.1FM is India’s first and leading FM radio brand. Promoted by Music Broadcast Private Limited (MBPL), the private FM network has captured the hearts of millions of listeners across 20 FM stations in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Vadodara, Surat, Sholapur, Nagpur, Sangli, Coimbatore, Vizag, Ahmednagar, Akola, Nanded and Jalgaon.

Radio City 91.1FM offers a differentiated listening experience through melodious music to All SEC 12+ audiences across the nation. Aggressively looking at spreading the Radio City experience across the country, Radio City 91.1FM is committed to growing the market and creating superlative content for discerning audiences. Radio City 91.1 FM broadcasts round-the-clock using state of the art digital stereo FM for unmatched quality in signal strength, clarity and brilliance.

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Parineeti breaks down on stage!

It was a joyous evening for the junior Chopra girl in the most unexpected style; when she received two awards at the Jaypee IIFA Awards. On receiving the first award for Best Debutante, Parineeti screamed with joy and graciously accepted her award, not forgetting to thank all the important people who made her journey possible. However, when she was called on stage to receive Performance as a Supporting Actress, the young star couldn’t control her emotions and broke down on stage considering all the other nominees up for the award, were in the audience and it came to her unexpectedly. The Chopra girl shared an emotional moment with Preity Zinta, who was present on stage to present the award to Parineeti, and there to pat her cheek dry as the tears rolled down. Later in the evening, crew and spectators saw a jubilant Parineeti run barefoot backstage with her shoes and the 2 awards in tow to an equally excited press room.

Catch the Jaypee IIFA Awards action exclusively on Star Plus on 7th July, 2012 as stars dazzle the IIFA green carpet at 7 PM and the main awards ceremony kick starts 8 PM onwards.

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Will Poonam Pandey strip for Spain?

It appears that the fans and followers of the strip sensation Poonam Pandeyneed just an excuse to egg the siren on to take off her clothes.

If Poonam Pandey promised to strip for Indian cricket team after their world cup win last year, she is being pressed by her twitter fans to strip for Spain now that the FIFA World Cup winners are the champs of Europe for the second time in a row.

“But Tweethearts y u all asking me to Strip if Spain wins …. ok will try n give u a surprise soon,” Poonam Pandey wrote on Twitter in reply to the many requests to her to strip for Spain.

Poonam has been taking a keen interest in Euro 2012 ever since the start of the tournament. Her favourites to win the tournament were Spain and Germany. In fact, when some of her predictions about the match-winners came true, her fans began to liken her to Paul the Octopus.

Coming back to the question: Will she strip for Spain? Well, Poonam has promised a surprise, but the fans may be impatient.

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

SWINGS INTO INDIAN HISTORY WITH

BIGGEST HOLLYWOOD OPENING OF ALL TIME

~ Takes in 34 cr at the Indian Box Office ~

The Amazing Spider-Man posted the highest opening in history for a Hollywood film in India, setting several records and, once again, comprehensively consolidating Spider-Man’s position as India’s favourite superhero by far. The film grossed approximately INR 34 crore (approx. USD 6m) in its three day opening weekend starting 29 June with a final tally of 1236 prints in four languages – English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and in 3D, 2D and IMAX formats. The film also posted record-breaking highs for each day – Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Kercy Daruwala, Managing Director, Sony Pictures India said – “Spider-Man is the most consistently successful movie franchise in India and it’s great to see that five years since the last movie, and with a whole new cast and storyline, the franchise is going from strength to strength. What’s important to note is that a significant part of the box office has come from smaller centres as we have leveraged our strength in distributing and marketing this film across the country.”

The film also got rave reviews with some critics calling it the best Spider-Man film yet. “Houseful boards across the country this past weekend have meant that many people have not had a chance to see the film yet. That, along with great reviews and word of mouth, leads us to expect to continue this performance over the weeks to come,” said Daruwala.

A sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has already been announced for release in May 2014. Meanwhile, still to come in an exciting summer for Sony Pictures is a remake of the 1991 blockbuster Total Recall with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel releasing worldwide on 3 August.

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Dance for a cause: with dancing star Sandip Soparkar

Dancer, choreographer Sandip Soparkar had started a project for a social cause, around 3 months back where all his students got together twice a month and collected a nominal fee of Rs100.

And today after 3 months, the collection has become a huge amount, which Sandip has decided to donate to Young innovation Foundation, which is an NGO working towards upliftment of under privileged society. “ I think donating for social causes is important and there are many NGO’s to support it, and dancing for a cause is something which I can never say a no”, added Sandip Soparkar

The donation of the amount is scheduled on 2nd July at Wild Wild West, above Fun Republic. Actress Mughda Ghodse will do the honors of presenting the donation, along with Jassi Kaur, Amit Dolawat, Kavita Kapoor, Smiley Suri and a few more will be there to give away prizes to all the dance lovers.

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Chief Minister Chavan launches Lokmat Samachar’s Pune edition

· Will enhance quality of life in Pune and make it more cosmopolitan: Chavan

· Vijay Darda, Rajendra Darda, Balbir Punj, Prabhu Chawla, Tarun Tejpal present at launch.

· A national daily for the Hindi-speaking population of Pune: Rishi Darda

Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan yesterday launched the 6th edition of the popular Hindi Daily, Lokmat Samachar in Pune yesterday. Also present on the occasion were Minister of State for Education Rajendra Darda along with media luminaries Balbir Punj (senior columnist and RS MP from Rajasthan), Prabhu Chawla (Editor-in-Chief – The New Indian Express), Tarun Tejpal (Editor-in-Chief – Tehelka.com), and Vijay Darda, Rajya Sabha MP and Chairman of Lokmat Media Pvt Ltd.

“Lokmat Samachar will enhance the quality of life in Pune and will make it more cosmopolitan,” Chief Minister Chavan said at the launch ceremony.

A thought-provoking panel discussion on “The Relationship between Media and Politicians” had been organized to mark the launch. “A journalist is also a politician. Not only should the Media help in shaping public opinion, it should also play a critical part in the development of the political process,” the CM observed.

Senior journalists and editors Chawla, Tejpal and Punj, highlighted the increasing complexities of the media world, and the need to maintain a balance in giving coverage and direction.

“Media is a fish that lives in the vast ocean of democracy,” said Punj. “Hence strengthening the media will result in the strengthening of democracy.”

Highlighting the sharp difference between the cover prices of newspapers in India and abroad, Tejpal pointed out that the readers India are not willing to pay enough money to run these institutions. “This is the structural flaw due to which quality deteriorates,” he said.

Chawla decried the increasing incidence of ‘paid news’ inserted by politicians, due to which media is facing a credibility crisis. “Media has become a victim of this phenomenon,” he maintained.

Speaking about the Pune edition of Lokmat Samachar, Rishi Darda, Joint Managing Director – Lokmat Media Pvt Ltd, said, “The Hindi-speaking population of Pune, which has emerged as an education hub and IT city, was in need of a national daily. Since Hindi is our national language and therefore connects people throughout the country, Lokmat Samachar would definitely fill the gap.”

The newspaper offering consists of the Main paper of 12 pages all color along with a 4 pager Apna Pune that will detail the local civic issues and also leisure options for the Puneites. For You for the young, Sakhi for Women and Lokarang Sunday supplement will accompany the paper on 3 different days in a week.

This is the sixth edition of the popular newspaper which first appeared in 1989 in Nagpur, and was thereafter launched in Aurangabad, Akola, Kolhapur and Jalgaon in that order. Lokmat Samachar has 13.56 lakh readers as per IRS 2012 Q1 AIR

Its Pune edition has a cover price of Rs 3 plus an attractive subscription scheme that affords good savings.

Lokmat Samachar will cater to Hindi readers who belong to or have migrated to Pune from other Hindi-speaking states and ranging from businessmen, technocrats, housewives, students and central government employees, among others.

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RDB Remember Brother Kuly With Special Memorial Song

In a final poignant farewell to their beloved brother Kuly, who passed away on the 22nd of May 2012 from a brain tumour, his family and record label Three Records will release a special song and memorial video to remember the international musician.

The song, entitled ‘Yaadan’ (Memories) has been written by Kuly’s father Harjog Singh and sung by Kuly’s brothers Manj and Surj along with a verse sung by their father. The music and production of the track was composed by Kuly last year.

In a further tribute to international producer Kuly, Urban Bhangra songstress Nindy Kaur will release a track featuring Kuly’s vocal and a hook line produced for her by Kuly before he passed away. Speaking about the recording of the emotional song ‘Yaadan’, Manj said: “This song was the hardest one we have ever had to sing, and was very emotional for us all. Dad would tear at every line he would sing. This song is from the heart and we hope the world appreciates it.”

As a lasting legacy to Kuly, his family and friends have set up a ‘Just Giving’ Memorial Page, so that those who wish to can visit the page and pledge what they can to BrainTumour UK, which works tirelessly to fund research and raise awareness of brain cancer (www.justgiving.com/Kulyrdb).

The memorial track ‘Yaadan’ can be downloaded for free from RDB’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/RDBmusic)and website (http:/www.RDBmusic.com). To view the video, click on: http://on.fb.me/RDB-Yaadan

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Meera claims Sohaib Akthar broke her engagement!

Pakistani superstar Meera feels that cricketer Sohaib Akhtar is behind breaking up her engagement with her fiance Naveed Shahazad.

Meera who was engaged to Naveed was getting ready to marry him this year. But she says, Sohaib, who she had dated earlier for a year-and-a-half, instigated her to-be in-laws.

Resultantly, “they suddenly began making fake allegations about me. Naveed’s father Raja Pervez accused me of theft and also falsely claimed that I was married earlier and that a divorce was pending. They did this drama for cheap media hype. All this hurt me a lot and I felt terribly humiliated,” says the actress who has now called off her marriage plans.

On asked why she parted with Sohaib earlier, Meera said that she caught him cheating on her. “I warned him, but he just wouldn’t understand the concept of a one-woman-man. I wanted to marry him, but he wasn’t serious about our relationship, so I had to leave him.”

Meanwhile, Dale Bhagwagar, Meera’s publicist in Mumbai, confirmed that the actress has plans of visiting India to discuss a couple of Bollywood offers she’s received.

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Pakodas and chutney with Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan!

Movie promotions in Bollywood are reaching new levels every year. Another glaring example of this is the latest strategy being adopted by Rathi Group of Cinemas, which owns a chain of single-screen cinema halls across central India.

For the release of Rohit Shetty’s Bol Bachchan this week, featuring Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai and a special title track featuring Amitabh Bachchan, the group’s director Akshaye Rathi has come up with a unique promotional concept.

The film features Ajay Devgn as a pehalwaan (strongman) from Rajasthan. Bringing in novelty to promotions at the onset of monsoons, Rathi has called in Rajasthani chefs who would be preparing moong dal ke pakode with pudina chutney, mirchi ke bade (a delicacy from Jodhpur) and kullad ki adrak waali chai.

“These will be served to the audience during the run of the film,” informs the group’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar. “Serving these dishes which are enjoyed most during the rains, could make the movie going experience more enjoyable,” he adds.

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Anand Bakshi was a veteran lyricist who has contributed to umpteenth songs and his legacy still continues. He has written varied songs like Hum Ek Kamre Mein and Mein Shayar Toh Nahi from Bobby (1973) to Parda Hai Parda from Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), along with Mehbooba Mehbooba from Sholay to Na Koi Umang hai from Kati Patang (1970). In the more recent times, he has written the lyrics for DDLG, Pardes, Dil To Paagal Hai, Taal to name a few…

Anand Ji was associated with the industry for almost 40 years and contributed to more than 4000 songs and yet all his songs were instilled with freshness. He was a rare poet, one of those who could express love in a multitude of ways.

We will witness his bequest continue with Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai. The lyrics of the film are composed by Anand Ji and produer Ashim Samantha has acquired rights from Anand Ji’s sons to compose these songs.

Quote Anu Malik: ‘I was working on the music of Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai when Ashim comes up to me and asks me to read a few lyrics… I loved it immediately. That is when he declared that the lyrics are by Anand Bhakshi. Anand Ji will always live in our hearts through his music. I shared a very close equation with him and it delights me to continue composing his lyrics. Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai is a passionate love saga and you need lyrics which emote. Anand ji’s songs are the perfect fit. I am glad we got the required permissions’

Quote producer Ashim Samanta: “We are delighted to get rights for Anand Ji’s lyrics. Pyar Karna Na Tha will be the title track of the film and we are sure that the audiences will love the song”

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Impressive performance by JK Tyre Prodigy Aditya Patel at Round 2 of JK Racing Asia Series at Paul Ricard Circuit

~Nabil Jeffri leads the championship table after six races of the series~

~Afiq Ikhwan Yazid of Team Meritus.GP claims his first podium of the season~

Le Castellet: It was an intense battle all the way in Round 6 the JK Racing Asia Series at Paul Ricard Circuit, where the top drivers battled all the way from the start to finish. Indian contestant Aditya Patel ended the race at a creditable sixth place. The US Formula Project driver started the race in ninth immediately climbing to seventh in the first lap and by the second lap was up in sixth. Eurasia Motorsport’s Hiqmar Danial Hidzir suffered from a punctured tyre, dropping him to the back of the grid. Patel then maintained his position until the end of the race.

The young Indian impressed everyone with his pace and was happy with the outcome of the weekend. “I got a good start, I gained two places and was up to seventh and then by the second lap I was up to sixth because I think someone went off. It was quite an interesting race, there was a point when people were catching me and I just put it all together and was getting quicker and quicker. Towards the end my pace was pretty good,” he ended happy with the outcome and the experience he gained over the weekend.

He was especially happy with the second sector, citing it as his favourite at this circuit. “You come out of a really slow corner and then you are really fast down the Mistral straight and then there is a chicane and then another straight and a the amazing right handed Signes corner… its good fun, lots of fun.”

Despite going off the track right at the last turn of the last lap after contact from Jeffri, Afiq Ikhwan Yazid managed to regain his position to cross the finish line to take the win ahead of the two Eurointernational drivers, Nabil Jeffri and Aston Hare. Yazid driving for Meritus.GP gave a stellar performance, getting a better start and immediately taking the lead before the first turn from pole sitter Hare.

From there, Hare and Jeffri had an ongoing battle, overtaking one another throughout the race whilst maintaining keeping in touch with the lead car of Yazid. Their battle gave a little bit of breathing space to Yazid but not enough for him to relax and on the last lap, the trio got into a heated exchange, with Yazid keeping ahead by just a hair until the last turn.

Then in a ditch effort, Jeffri, tried one last overtaking manoeuvre on Yazid at the final corner, the two made contact and then went wide. Yazid just managed to out drag both Jeffri and Hare to keep his lead at and cross the finish line to take the win.

“I’ve been through so many hard races this year and this is my first podium and I would like to thank my team for putting in so much effort and my sponsor Petronas.

“This race was a good race, both the Eurointernational drivers had really good pace so they gave me a lot of pressure but I just did my job, kept my time consistent to finish the race. I really enjoyed this weekend and I am looking forward to the next race” ended Yazid.

For Jeffri, he looked a little disappointed at the outcome of the race but chalked it up to experience and to remind himself to maintain his concentration on the Championship. “It was an interesting race for me. I was very lucky to finish second. Obviously, I would have liked to finish first, but what is important are the points. So far I am leading the Championship by seven points and that was my goal for this weekend, so I think I accomplished it very well.

We had the pace to win for sure but I was so busy fighting with Aston and Aston was so busy fighting with me that we forgot that someone was running away from us. Afiq did a really good race. I would like to thank Eurointernational for this weekend,” he ended.

“The last corner incident was really interesting because I really had to win and he didn’t want to finish second so I tried my best to win and I was on the inside line and we had contact but today was a racing incident and I think we will do better in Spa to win both races,” he ended.

Pole sitter Hare was a little disappointed with the start but was glad to finish on the podium after the tough race with his teammate. “It wasn’t a really good start, Afiq passed me. I think we had a really good pace but obviously we weren’t able to use it to the maximum. Afiq and Nabil put on a really good show, they were really quick as well. Nabil passed me in the chicane after that it was hard to come back.. I think it was a really good race and we will see how it goes in Spa” he ended.

Behind them Eurointernational’s Irfan Ilyas and Meritus.GP’s Eric Van Der Walt provided more excitement as they battled throughout the race. The South African had a really good pace but Ilyas used the slipstream to set some blistering laps to pressure Van Der Walt to make a mistake. Van Der Walt commented, “I started in front of him, I got a better start than him, then I held him till the second last lap and I made a mistake and he just went past on turn eleven”.

Aidan Wright had another good race, he was up in sixth at the start from seventh but made a mistake allowing a couple of cars to pass, “we went into the second corner and sort of had an off which allowed a few cars pass which hindered my progress forward but towards the middle of the race we managed to pick up the pace and started to put in some decent and consistent laps which was really good and sort of lifted my spirit,” in the end Wright finished the race in seventh for Meritus.GP.

Tan Wei Ron (Eurointernational) had an unlucky break when his gear lever kicked back onto his injured finger, a deep cut that he got two weeks ago, causing excruciating pain to AirAsia Driver Development Program driver. “I was downshifting and the gear just bounced back and hit my finger. I tried to take the fast right at the back of the circuit with one hand but I lost the car and that’s why I spun and went down to eighth place,” ended Tan.

Chris Vlock of US Formula Project and Eurasia Motorsport’s Josh Raneri completed the top ten. Meritus.GP’s Toby Earle finished the race in eleventh after a hard start to the weekend, going through two race engines.

Guest drivers Sean Walkinshaw in the US Formula Project and Bizalion Charly of Mahara both were excited to be part of the race weekend gaining great experience of the track and the race craft.

The JK Racing Asia Series will continue with Rounds 7 & 8 at the Spa Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium on 27-29 July 2012.

About JK Tyre Motorsports

JK Tyre has always been closely associated with the world of sports. Almost three decades back the company laid down a long term and sustained approach to promote Motorsport. Participating in this form of the sport has helped the company in continuously updating its products to meet the challenges of gruelling Indian conditions. The sport at that time in India was perceived for elite but JK Tyre took upon itself to package and redesign the sport to suit the masses. The company not only made the sport affordable but also equivalent to International operating standards. JK Tyre’s foray into Motorsport was a well thought out strategic decision to not only use and develop this virgin branding platform but also to realize the dreams of making India a force in the field of motor sport.

In 2011, the company acquired the Formula BMW Series and rechristened it as the JK Racing Asia Series (JKRAS). With this acquisition, JK Tyre created history in Indian Motorsport by becoming the first Indian company to acquire an FIA accredited series. The series has to its credit of producing as many as six of the current Formula One drivers, including reigning two- time champion Sebastian Vettel. By taking over the series, JK Tyre promises to utilize it as a platform to encourage and support the world’s best racing drivers and promote India as one of Asia’s motorsport capitals. Thus, JK Tyre has conquered two steps in the motorsport program where the new racing aspirants first establish themselves in India, then graduate to Asian level i.e. to Formula BMW which is now JKRAS and then they move to higher levels of racing. JK Tyre now stands closer to achieving its mission of bringing world-class motorsport to the Indian masses.

The Racing and Karting programme by JK Tyre has been the breeding ground for the country’s motorsport talents like Narain Karthikeyan, Armaan Ebrahim, Karun Chandhok, Aditya Patel and other new emerging talent

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The Unit of R. Moviekrafts “On The Ramp” Presented By U.B.Films Entertainment is leaving Abroad for the Picturisation of Songs this Month.

Star Cast:-Ranvir Shorey, Urvashi Sharma, Supriya Karnik, Saidah Jules, Khushboo Gupta, Hridaya Banerjee, Arti Randhawa, Khushbu Goel, Mrinalini, Bhavna Bakshi.

Produced By Rajeev Bhatia and Nitin Arora

Associate Producer:-Sadhu Ram Agarwal, Ashok Khullar(USA).

Directed By Imran Khalid

Music Director:-Sharib Toshi

Cinematography:-Neelaabh Kaul

Story:-Dheeraj Rattan

Editor:-Aashish Gaikar,

Art Director:-Amar Rattan,

Costume Designer:-Tamseel

Media Consultant:-Parul Chawla (Picture N Kraft).

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Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt. Ltd & the Filmfare Award winner Ravindra Jain bringing Divine Music to your ears…

Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt. Ltd to produce a devotional album Awadh Pati Shree Ram Ki Jai Jai kar Brij Pati Shree Ram Ki Jai Jai Kar composed by Ravindra Jain & singers comprising of Roopkumar Rathod , Madhushree, Mahalaxmi Iyyer, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anup Jalota, Suresh Wadkar & Altaf Raja.

Ravindra Jain is one of the most notable Hindi Music Directors who has composed music for hit films such as Geet Gaata Chal, Chor Machaye Shor & so on, not just composing music but also writing lyrics for many of his famous songs which finally had fetched him Filmfare Award for the Best Music Director (1985) for the film Ram Teri Ganga Maili.

Ravindra Jain, for his upcoming Devotional Music Album, joins hands with Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt. Ltd which has a pretty good number of movies produced under its banner like Khiladi, Dhadkan, Baazigar , Main Hoon Na & many more.

Ravindra Jain has a wide array of albums composed solely by him like Malayalam, Jain albums, ghazals & after composing music for TV Serials & mythological movies, he is now all set to launch the new Devotional album under the banner of Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt. Ltd incorporated byJain Brothers way back since 1988 with. Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt Ltd. diversified into producing, presenting & distribution of films & with passage of time Venus brand has become synonymous to quality in entertainment business & Ravindra Jain could not have had a better platform to get his album produced.

Mr. Champak Jain fame looking forward to release Jain’s album mentions, “The Success of Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt Ltd has been a Rich & powerful vision & missionary zeal. This company already has a collection of ghazals from maestros like Late Jagjit Singh, Hari Haran, Hema Sardesai, Roopkumar Rathod & now we are geared up to release Jain’s album.

He further added Ravindra ji is gifted. People have enjoyed & appreciated his music earlier & this devotional album will definitely be a hit in the niche category. We see ourselves doing a successful business here.”.

For Further Information Contact Parul Chawla:9833577407/9594621831/022-22926509

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Latika Chindarkar

Picture N Kraft
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Andheri (West) Mumbai-400053
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92.7 BIG FM BRINGS BACK THE JOY OF STORY TELLING WITH ‘YAADON ka idiot box with neelesh misra’

RADIO’s MOST AWARD WINNING SHOW WILL NOW take INDIA on two-hour trip down memory lane every day

Mumbai, 2nd July 2012: 92.7 BIG FM India’s No 1 Radio Network and winner of Broadcaster of the year award at the Golden Mikes, is back with the award-winning, much awaited and talked about story telling show ‘Yaadon Ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra’, in which the storyteller narrates stories related to an imaginary city he has created, called Yaad Sheher ™

After garnering phenomenal and unprecedented success in its first season, the show comes back offering more entertainment for all its listeners across the major 35 Hindi Speaking Markets of the network. On popular demand the show will now be a two hour show on air every Monday to Friday from 9pm to 11pm.

Radio’s best innovation in recent times, Yaadon Ka Idiot Box is a unique amalgamation of storytelling and music which aims to reignite the joy of story telling to the current generation. The show has won multiple accolades including the Indian Radio Forum 2012 award for best Hindi Show broadcast after 11 AM & Radio Mikes 2011’s – most unique programming idea.

It brings a very unique flavour to entertainment and changes the way people listen to radio in India. Its one of those iconic shows on radio that succeeded in ensuring appointment listening on radio & has a huge following on-air & online in season 1 – with 3 Crore listeners everyday & 5.5 million page views in just three months for the stories uploaded on Facebook last year during the first season, between January – April 2010. Listeners on Facebook were across 19 countries, and regular radio listeners included those in numerous border towns in Pakistan, who caught signals from Big FM’s stations in Jammu, Amritsar etc.

The cornerstone of the show is that Neelesh Misra beautifully creates a theatre of mind experience behind every story to keep listeners glued into radio & triggers their imagination beyond boundaries. In a country like India which has a great story telling heritage, radio is the perfect medium to be used as a platform to keep this tradition alive. The host engages the audience with heart touching stories about people & their lives built in the context of Yaad Sheher. These stories are interspersed with songs and music making the entire package irresistible to the listeners. The name ‘Yadoon Ka Idiot Box’ comes from the song of the same title from an album called Rewind by Band Called Nine which Neelesh heads.

If the last season was any indication, the show is all set to glue listeners across the country as well as abroad their radio sets as well as FB page as the season 2 is all set to take them on a journey like never before.

This year Season 2 of the show is mounted on a grander scale which will take the listeners on a whirlwind trip through life. The show will be promoted with some innovative marketing with more emphasis on the digital front to reach out to its audience base spread across the country & abroad.

Neelesh is an award-winning former journalist and lyric writer of several huge Bollywood hits, he has been an author of four books and a scriptwriter who has successfully executed this show with his unique style of storytelling that had garnered a magnificent and overwhelming response. His first film as scriptwriter, “Ek Tha Tiger”, will be released in August. Neelesh has co-written the film with its director, Kabir Khan.

“There was a time when grandparents and parents used to tell stories to their children – my own father did. But then the country began to change, we all became busy and no one had time to tell stories in a country that loves hearing and telling them … YKIB is a very humble effort at reviving oral storytelling in India,” Neelesh added.

Commenting on this unique show, Company Spokesperson, 92.7 BIG FM said “It is our endeavor to bring a delightful experience to our listeners with interesting concepts, shows and above all good music to suit varied interests across age groups. The success of the first season encouraged us to get back with this format to entertain our listeners yet again.”

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a multi-media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties and out of home. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. It houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS – A joint venture with CBS Studios International, USA’s No. 1 TV broadcaster which has launched 4 Channels, BIG CBS Prime, BIG CBS Love, BIG CBS Spark and the first international Punjabi Channel Spark Punjabi; BIG MAGIC – marked the Company’s entry into the regional entertainment space, positioned as India’s only Channel exclusively for the Hindi Heartland. Added to this robust bouquet, the Company also distributes Bloomberg UTV, India’s premier business news channel. In the space of live entertainment the Company has BIG LIVE a division which develops, executes and markets Intellectual Properties, integrated across RBNL’s media platforms and synergizing excellently with this division is BIG PRODUCTIONS a division which functions as a television content production house catering to the diverse creative needs of the Indian television landscape; In the out of home space, the Company has BIG STREET – which is in the business of acquiring and marketing of long term premium out of home inventory. For more information, log on to: www.reliancebroadcast.com

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Reception Bash of Suraj and Monali Godambe @ Novotel, Juhu.

It was a star studded wedding reception of famous Make – Up Artists and Hairstylist

Bharat & Dorris Godambe’s son

Suraj Godambe and wife Monali.

Suraj and Monali looks gorgeous pair as they made their entrance at the beautiful stage decorated with beautiful flowers.

Bharat & Dorris Godambe plays perfect host and arranged for a royal wedding reception.

Blessing Showers from the Relatives and Friends

And Biggies of B-Town drop by to wish the couples all their best wishes.

Celebs attended were Shiram Nene with Madhuridixit Nene, Arbaaz Khan, Neeta and Nishika Lulla, Chetan and Manju Bhende, Sandip Soparkar with Jesse, Shweta Bharadwaj, Amrita Patki, Sonal Raut, Nigar, Pule Malefane (Consul General of South Africa), Sushma Reddy, Kailash and Aarai Surendranath and many more.

The function ended well and they blessed the couple for a happy and loveable life.

For Further Information Contact Parul Chawla: 9833577407/ 022-22926509

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Latika Chindarkar
Picture-N-Kraft
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Andheri (West) Mumbai-400053
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I LOVE INDIAN IDOL

Popular singing reality show Indian Idol has found a new admirer in none other than the nightingale of India ‘Lata Mangeshkar’. The legendary singer has expressed her admiration towards the show to her sister and show judge Ashaji. Lata believes that the talent on the show is remarkable and the singing of the contestants has enchanted her. This was revealed to the contestants by Asha Tai herself during one of the shoots.

All the contestants were elated and their happiness knew no boundaries on hearing this.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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