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Pooja Misrra a showstoper in a baby pink bra in aid of breast cancer.

Recently there was an event called “Festival of Hope” held in Delhi, which was in aid of Breast Cancer. Many celebrities from all walks of life walked on ramp including Neena Gupta among others. We spotted the ever so hot and innovative Model/Vj/Actress Pooja Misrra showstopping for the same show.

She took the stage in a blue jacket and as she reached the head ramp she removed the jacket to reveal a baby pink [the color of breast cancer] bra which she was wearing inside. We were really glad to know that the shy and conservative Pooja did so for a good, noble cause. Pooja bounced back into focus by participating in this show and that to for a cause “Breast Cancer Awareness”.

Wasim Siddique


Ramaiya Vastavaiya celebrates the wrap of its last schedule

The team of Tips’ Ramaiya Vastavaiya celebrated the wrap of the film’s last schedule at Filmistan Studios,Mumbai.

It was an emotional day as producer Kumar Taurani, director Prabhudheva, leads Girish Kumar and Shruti Haasan, Randhir Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon and Satish Shah celebrated the last schedule of the film post the pack-up of the shot ,where the entire cast and crew gathered to cut a special cake organized by the production house.The team also had much reason to celebrate since the colorful and extravagant entertainer replete with music, drama and action recently saw its first look trailer launch on the social media platform, receiving encouraging reviews from the audience and critics alike.

Says producer Kumar Taurani, “The entire team of Ramaiya Vastavaiya was overwhelmed as we wrapped the last schedule and packed-up for the day….All of us met to have a private get together celebrating the last day”.

Shot in India and overseas, Girish Kumar & Shruti Haasan starrer RamaiyaVastavaiya directed by Prabhudheva is scheduled to release 19th July,2013


Chitrangda denies rumours of her divorce

Constant speculation over her marriage has Chitrangda and her family deeply disturbed,as sources elucidate that the trips to court were merely to address property settlement issues and in no way had any connection to her marriage.

Not only has the incident been blown out of proportion but Chitrangda too has not been contacted to verify the news –

Says a source close to Chitrangda, “There was an internal settlement of a property issue because of which the family was in and out of the courts through the day which has led to a speculation on other matters. Hope this puts rumors to rest for good”. On being asked the actress says,”We were at the courts for an internal settlement of a property issue so our family was in and out of court the entire day . Because of which there is an obvious speculation…”


Zippo introduces the Slick & Slim Windproof Lighters Range

Mumbai, 13th May, 2013: Famous for its bold and sturdy designs, Zippo now brings an extensive range of Slick & Slim Windproof Lighters for Indian fashionistas.

Designed to get a firm hold, the lighters come with a slim shaped body that gives an elegant appearance to the metallic beauty. These rectangular shaped lighters are an exceptional combination of style and make it more than a royalty.

From realistic to rebel to whimsical to bizarre – this collection is aimed at showing off true individuality in bright and vivid colors. And definitely makes it a perfect gift for a friend who admires great style.

Zippo has launched 5 shades of the lighter in the Slick & Slim Windproof Lighters range and are available at authorized Zippo retail outlets. All Zippo Windproof Lighters come with a lifetime guarantee and original packaging. You may log on to for further details.

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The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development Student

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At 42nd WorldSkills Competition

International skills competition to be held in Germany in July 2013

Mumbai, India, 13th May, 2013 – Rahul Gomes Pereira, a student of the prestigious Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development has been selected to represent India in the cooking skills category at the renowned 42nd WorldSkills global competition in Leipzig, Germany in July 2013. India will be competing in a total of 22 skills against the world’s best young talent. Rahul is the sole Indian representative to the competition as the torch-bearer for India’s cooking skills.

Rahul, a Kitchen Management Associate will be accompanied by his trainer and mentor, Chef Parvinder Singh Bali, Programme Manager Culinary Services at The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development and will be competing to demonstrate the best of his culinary prowess against chefs from 52 other countries.

With the competition’s criteria stipulating that candidates can be no older than 22 years old at the time of competition, preliminary rounds of the competition were held across all regions in India. Finalists were selected for all skills, except cooking in Pune in March 2013. Rahul impressed the jury with his expertise and was selected to represent India at the cooking finals, held at The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development on 30th and 31st March, 2013.

WorldSkills gives young talent between the ages of 17 to 22 the opportunity to demonstrate their excellence in skilled professions. Winners are awarded medals and certificates of achievement recognising their skills and abilities in their respective fields.

Delighted on Rahul’s achievement, Mr. Mohit Nirula, Dean; The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development said that, “We at The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development are proud that Rahul will be representing India in the cooking skills competition at the prestigious WorldSkillss competition. We wish him success and hope that he will demonstrate the best of his learning and skills. At The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, we are committed to create a benchmark of international excellence within the hotel industry and having one of our own represent our Centre and country at the WorldSkills competition gives us great pleasure.”

Further notes to the editor:


WorldSkills is a skills competition, jobs and careers event held in a member country every two years. It is a competition for youth from 17 to 22 years to demonstrate their excellence in skilled professions. The competition is promoted and managed by WorldSkills International, formerly known as the International Vocation Training Organization (IVTO). As of September 2008, WorldSkills International has 50 member countries. The most recent competition, WorldSkills London 2011, took place from 5th to 8th October 2011 at ExCeL London.

The 42nd WorldSkills International competition will be held in German city of Leipzig from 2nd to 7th July 2013.

About The Oberoi Group

The Oberoi Group, founded in 1934, operates 29 hotels, a Nile Cruiser and a Motor Vessel in the backwaters of Kerala under the luxury ‘Oberoi’ and five-star ‘Trident’ brands in India, Egypt, Mauritius, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. The Group is also engaged in flight catering, managing airport restaurants, travel and tour services, car rentals, project management and corporate air charters. |

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Imran Khan inspired by films from the 80’s for Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2

Essaying his first-ever-gangster role in Balaji Motion Pictures’ Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Again,Imran Khan is drawing inspiration from films in the 80’s given that the film is set back in the day –

The actor has been watching a lot of Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff films like Mashaal and Ram Lakhan to get under the skin of his character and to understand the old-school mannerisms and styling of characters that belong to that era.

Says Imran Khan, “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Again is a period film..So the characters had to fit in correctly…I watched a lot of films from the 80’s,including the ones with Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff in them to understand how things were back then”.

Balaji Motion Pictures’ Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Again starring Akshay Kumar,Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha is scheduled to release August 8th2013.


Pepsi VIP Box_Virat Kohli campaign

VIP Box Mein Jaana Hai? Toh Pepsi Pi Na Yaar!

An opportunity to watch the Pepsi IPL final match in Kolkata with 3 friends from the Pepsi VIP Box
Catch Virat Kohli in a fun, irreverent campaign celebrating the VIP Fan

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New Delhi, May 3, 2013: Can’t get enough of the Pepsi IPL action every day on TV? Want to catch all the action up, close and personal in true VIP Style in the stadium? The route is simple… drink Pepsi and get a chance to watch the final match of Pepsi IPL in Kolkata with 3 friends straight from the Pepsi VIP Box. Pepsi has also launched a new fun ad film featuring star cricketer, Virat Kohli to launch this fan-focused promotion.

To participate, just buy a 2 litre or 2.25 litre Pepsi, 7UP, Mountain Dew or Mirinda bottle, and SMS the code behind the label to 09902299022. Every participant stands to win something – from exciting wallpapers and ringtones to thousands of Pepsi IPL match tickets. The ultimate prize of watching the finale from the Pepsi VIP Box however remains for one lucky winner and his/her three friends. And that could be you! The location of the Pepsi VIP Box is chosen carefully to offer fans an unmatched viewing experience not only to the action taking place on-ground but to the player dug out as well. Owing to the great position in the stadium, the Pepsi VIP Box also gets extensive visibility during the match on Set MAX.

Speaking about the latest fan-centric activation, Homi Battiwalla, Senior Director – Marketing (Colas, Juices & Hydration), PepsiCo India, said “The Pepsi IPL tournament attracts many celebrities and high-profile personalities who watch the matches in exclusive VIP or hospitality zones. This season, we decided to extend an even better experience to true-blue Pepsi IPL fans and created the Pepsi VIP Box. Till now, fans have won access to Pepsi VIP Boxes across match cities through our social media channels but with this new promotion they can win the best seats in the stadium for the final match. It is truly an experience that money can’t buy”.

Talking about the promotion, Virat Kohli said, “This season, Pepsi is making cricket fans the real VIPs – offering them an unforgettable experience that they can take back home. With the promise of a great view to witness a match of your choice with unlimited PepsiCo products… fans are in for a real surprise and WOW experience this season. So my message to fans – get your Pepsi Oh Yes Abhi and come to see us play.”

Pepsi’s journey to make this year’s IPL the fizziest and best ever experience for cricket fans started with a series of innovative engagement initiatives and an on-air campaign. While the launch campaign featured Ranbir Kapoor, the second film currently on-air features Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra and Chris Gayle. Whether it’s the campaigns or the initiatives taken on-ground / online, this season is all about the fans… a lot more excitement is planned as the tournament progresses…

The Pepsi VIP Box promotion is valid for matches between May 1-20, 2013 and the last date for participation is May 19, 2013.

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PepsiCo India is driven by its global commitment to sustainable growth, Performance with Purpose, which works on four planks of replenishing water, partnering with farmers, waste to wealth and healthy kids. In 2009, PepsiCo India achieved a significant milestone, by becoming the first business to achieve ‘Positive Water Balance’ in the beverage world, a fact verified by Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. The company has been Water Positive since then. For more information, please visit

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MakeMyTrip becomes the Official Travel Partner for

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Announces the launch of Last Minute Hotel deals on mobile

Unveils TVC on the association with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Mumbai, May 13th, 2013: MakeMyTrip, India’s leading Travel Company, announced its role as Official Travel Partner of the upcoming Bollywood movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani at a star studded event at Taj Lands End today. The event was attended by actor Ranbir Kapoor and Deep Kalra, CEO & Founder, MakeMyTrip. The occasion witnessed the release of a Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani –centric TVC which highlights the convenience and benefits of Online Hotel-booking with MakeMyTrip. The TVC will start airing later in this month while the movie is releasing on May 31st.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Deep Kalra, CEO & Founder, said, “We are very excited to come on board as the Official Travel Partner of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, the most-awaited movie of the year. The movie is a perfect fitment for us as it celebrates Travel, Fun and Friendships. MakeMyTrip is known for making all aspects of Travel easy and fun. Our new product – Last Minute Hotel Deals – offers the convenience of great deals for same-day check-ins to impulse-travelers like Bunny, the character played by Ranbir in the movie. We are confident that our new Online Hotel deals will encourage more customers to book hotels online and on mobile.”

The new TVC further builds on MakeMyTrip’s brand promise of Hotels Unlimited by showcasing the convenience and value-proposition of ‘widest range of Hotels with Best deals’. MakeMyTrip also launched its new product Last Minute Hotel Deals targeting both impulse and business travellers. Under these deals, top Hotels and branded properties provide discounted inventory (at least 30% discount) for last-minute bookings on MakeMyTrip.

Last-Minute Hotel Deals will be displayed as the first five hotels in the search results for same-day check-in on the MakeMyTrip website and mobile. Travellers on the move can access these deals through MakeMyTrip Mobile apps and on the mobile touch-site.

About MakeMyTrip India:

MakeMyTrip was launched in India in September 2005 as the first comprehensive online travel site with real time booking for flights, hotels, holidays and cars. The site offers innovative products and services and attracts over 7.2 million unique visits every month. MakeMyTrip has also established an offline presence through 61 stores across India. The Company has received numerous accolades for providing best-in-class services to travellers. It has also been ranked among the Five Best Employers in India for three years in a row (2010-2012). MakeMyTrip Group achieved sales of INR 4800 crores in the financial year ending March 2012.

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“Ek Bura Aadmi on 26th July”

“Ek Bura Aadmi” is directed by Ishraq Shah. The film starrs Arunoday Singh of Yeh Saali Zindagi fame, Raghuvir Yadav, Kittu Gidwani, Yashpal Sharma and Angira who is debuting from this movie. The producer of the movie is Zaina Mastoora and Surendra Rajiv. Tochi Raina has lent his melodious voice to most of the songs in the film. The film is shot under the banner Philind Motion Pictures Pvt. Ltd.

The film Ek Bura Aadmi is a realistic portrayal of the power politics of the Hindi belt wherein money and muscle power play very prominent roles. Inspired by real life stories of some well-known criminal-turned-politicians from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar,

The film is set to release on 26th of July 2013.


Rs 3.25 crore for 75+ NGOs raised till date through TCS World 10K Bangalore 2013

The charity drive associated with the TCS World 10K Bangalore 2013 is set for a huge increase, gong by the early response, according to Bangalore Cares the official charity partner to the event. Speaking at a media interaction at the ITC Windsor on Monday, Murray Culshaw, chairperson of the Bangalore Cares said that the event has already garners Rs 3.25 crores in accounted funds and that amount is expected to increase significantly in the coming days and in the days following the event.

Also present on the occasion was Vivek B Singh, Jt. MD of Procam International, promoters of the event, along with Nagaraj Ijari , VP and Head Bangalore Operations, Tata Consultancy Services actress, model Shubra Aiyappa, former India hockey captain Jude Felix and Manasi Prasad director of Centre for Indian Music Experience.

The TCS World 10K Bangalore, over the years, has seen the citizens of Bangalore responding in champion fashion to the charity drive associated with the event, helping raise over Rs 8 crore in five years. This year, there are early indications that the figures raised for charity will exceed the collection of all previous years, with Rs 3.25 crore already accounted for, benefiting 75+ NGOs. The event this year will also see 34 corporates with 41 teams, over 300 charity fund raisers and above 6000 donors.

Nagaraj Ijari , VP and Head Bangalore Operations, Tata Consultancy Services, said, “One of the key factors that makes TCS World 10K Bangalore a special event is the community and charity aspect that it espouses. Over the years the number of participants has increased and the reason is not only fitness but also to create awareness and raise funds for the various NGOs that are part of the run.”

Popular Kannada actress Shubhra Aiyappa said, “I feel that sports and events like TCS World 10K Bangalore can play a big role in helping us change the lives of people with special needs. I am proud to be associated with this event and I am certain that this event will be a great success.”

Former hockey Olympian and India captain Jude Felix, who was also present on the occasion, had this to say, “to integrate the sport of running and create a platform to raise funds for the under privileged through this world class event, TCS World 10K is a total winner with the society at large.’

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AURANGZEB Soundtrack – Exclusively available digitally!

Aurangzeb is all about a world where Kingship knows no Kinship and where there can be only one Emperor! Aurangzeb’s boasts of a soundtrack that stays true to the spirit and drama of the movie… go ahead and enjoy these tracks exclusively released on digital platforms worldwide.

1. Barbaadiyaan

Singers: Ram Sampath, Sasheh Aagha

Music: Amartya Rahut

Lyrics: Puneet Sharma

A rhythmic feet stomping track! Sung with a lot of attitude, passion and grit by the debutant Sasheh Aagha and Ram Sampath, “BARBAADIYAAN” is a lively club track and is already a huge hit!

2. Jigra Fakira

Singer: Keerthi Sagathia

Music: Vipin Mishra

Lyrics: Manoj Kumar Nath

Sung by Keerthi Sagathia, “JIGRA FAKIRA” is soulful and moving. With a modern Sufi feel and lilting tunes, this is a light and easy track that flows gently.

3. Barbaadi

Singer: K. Mohan (Agnee)

Music: Amartya Rahut

Lyrics: Puneet Sharma

A slow well sung ballad by the talented K.Mohan of Agnee fame, “BARBAADI” will make you sway along.

4. Aurangzeb

Singers: Marianne D’Cruz Aiman & Choir

Music: Vipin Mishra

Lyrics: Vipin Mishra

A very different approach to song composition, “AURANGZEB” offers an unique and a varied mix of orchestral and choral singing and is skillfully supported by Marianne D’Cruz Aiman & Choir.

5. Aurangzeb – Rock Version

Singer: Vipin Mishra

Music: Vipin Mishra

Lyrics: Vipin Mishra

A complete rock song, “AURANGZEB-ROCK VERSION” adds a new dimension to this music album. The Aurangzeb vocal riff reiteration is extremely catchy. Great work in all departments by the talented Vipin Mishra!

6. Trial by Fire – Main Theme (Instrumental)

Music: Vipin Mishra

“Trial by Fire – Main Theme” is a classic approach to scoring a music piece. The track has a very emotional instrumental theme piece played on the clarinet and it is superbly supported by the full orchestra.

7. Battleground Gurgaon (Instrumental)

Music: Vipin Mishra

“Battleground Gurgaon” is coated with suspense and an entirely classical element is heard throughout.

8. The Father’s Truth (Instrumental)

Music: Vipin Mishra

Poignant emotional and extremely heartfelt. The beautiful named “The Father’s Truth” takes you on a journey to Wonderland…

9. Aurangzeb – Orchestral (Instrumental)

Music: Vipin Mishra

“Aurangzeb – Orchestral” is a superior and well-orchestrated music score with a very uplifting ending.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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