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Plans for 2014& ways being adopted to sustain its leadership position

· New show launches

· Ad sales landscape with growth of the genre, digitization and ad cap

· How will alternative mediums to TV be growth drivers in 2014 (online, mobile, gaming, on-ground activation)

· Having launched in India in 1995& 2004, Krishna Desai will be happy to sketch out the journey of Cartoon Network& Pogo respectively highlighting its leadership in the kids genre in the country/ Overview of 2013 for Turner’s kids

· Turner India Kids network grew to 44% relative share in 2013 which is increased compared to 2012

· Content Innovation brought in by Turner highlighting popularity of Desi Toon Strategy that is being revolutionized by Chhota Bheem

· Strategic tie-ups/ Like- minded associations to create differentiated content (for eg: Turner recently tied up with film- maker Rakesh Roshan’s FilmKraft productions to produce an animated series of Krrish)

· Sustainability of content: Challenges faced to sustain a strong position in the market/ What sets the brands apart from the competition

· Developments in the kids Genre in 2013/ Evolution of kids television viewing in India

· Grown from 6.3% in 2011 to 7.7% in 2013

· It is the fourth largest after Hindi GEC, South Regional & Hindi Movies and is more than double the size of any of the subsequent genres be it news, music, sports

· Changing landscape of advertisers

· The advertising spends of the broadcast industry were approximately INR 125 Billion in 2012 with the kids’ genre contributing INR 3 Billion to this revenue. (Source: FICCI-KPMG Report 2013). Thus, although the genre contributes to 7.7% viewership it reaps just 3% of revenue share making it very under-priced

· Emergence of un-conventional advertisers

· Turner’s 360 degree solutions:

o HP printers partnered with Rob to conduct customised workshops and an event that was promoted on both kids channel through attractive vignettes

o Glaxo Smithkline’s Horlicks continues to partner with Cartoon Network, to create customised exam videos giving children tips on studying for exams. This is the third year in a row that we have been working with them

o Brands like Nutrine, Jr. Horlicks and earlier Band Aid and Knorr have successfully partnered with Chhota Bheem on promotional licensing deals

Look forward to your feedback.

Regards,

Palak Shah

White Marque Solutions

Creative Strategy I Public Relations I Digital Marketing

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Add: Office No: 104, Kamla Spaces, Khiranagar, S.V Road, Santacruz (West), Mumbai-400054

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Grand premiere of Boogie Woogie with Shahid and Prabhudeva

The grand premiere episode of Boogie Woogie is going to be a full on entertainment affair as the two best dancing superstars Prabhudeva and Shahid Kapoor are going to kick off the new season in style.

The episode will see special guest Prabhudeva and Shahid Kapoor making an entry on their movie songs. They will be seen promoting their upcoming film ‘R…Rajkumar’. Prabhudeva will reveal that Boogie Woogie is his favourite show and speak in hindi saying, “Nritya ek adbhut kala hai”.

The episode will see some rocking performances starting with the three judges Javed, Naved and Ravi who will set the mood for the evening. Shahid will be seen on a dancing spree as he couldn’t control his urge to dance with the contestants. He will be seen dancing with Sagar Mishra on the song ‘Dhating nach’ and with Sneha Chauhan and her mother on ‘Mat mari’. Shahid will also dance with host Sargun Mehta who was seen blushing after the performance. Prabhudeva will also set the stage on fire with his unbelievable moves on the song ‘Urvashi Urvashi’.

This is not all! Urgen Tenzing Lama from Darjeeling will steal everyone’s heart with his rocking performance on the song ‘Besharam’. Shahid will confess that he has become his biggest fan.

Get ready for the grand premiere of Boogie Woogie with Shahid Kapoor and Prabhudeva, this Saturday, December 7, 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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GYAN SHIKSHA for Canon India’s partners and resellers

Program rolled out in Hyderabad for Canon India’s 250 Corporate Resellers and Office Imaging Solutions partners
GYAN SHIKSHA to focus on Multifunction Printers, especially in the mid and high end range
10 forums to be organized in November – December 2013; 25 programs in Q1 of 2014
Canon India targets to double revenues from the mid and high end range printers to Rs. 50 crore in 2014

Hyderabad, 06 December, 2013: Canon India Pvt Ltd, India’s No. 1 Complete Digital Imaging Company, today announced the first edition of an exclusive knowledge forum series ‘GYAN SHIKSHA’ for Canon Empowered Partners and Corporate Resellers in India. Beginning in Hyderabad today, GYAN SHIKSHA is an effort to further deepen Canon India’s engagement with its corporate partners through comprehensive sessions exclusively based on application-technology solutions. The program will also focus on Canon India’s multifunction printers, specifically in the mid and high end range.

Beginning with 10 programs in November and December this year with 250 enterprise partners, Canon will further conduct 25 such programs in the first quarter of 2014.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mohammed Nasir, Senior Manager, Marketing – CSP Division, Canon India, said, “Canon’s footprint in the technology domain is very high and we attribute this success to a large extent to our partners. We have always believed that partner establishments in a highly service-oriented industry like ours are very crucial. Thus, in order to further strengthen our engagement with partners, especially the corporate resellers and our OIS partners, we are organizing the first knowledge forum series GYAN SHIKSHA. This will also help us in achieving our target of doubling revenues from the mid and high end range printers to Rs. 50 crore in 2014 from Rs. 25 crore revenues presently.”

GYAN SHIKSHA will focus on both the technology offerings like MEAP, Networking Solutions, Apple Air Print, Google Cloud etc. and the customer application and product offerings. The key mid and high end printer models covered under the program include LBP 6200D, MF 4870DN, MF 4820D, MF 4750, LBP 7018C and LBP 9100CDN.

“Our success is the result of unrelenting team work, perseverance and resilience. The support of our partners has immensely contributed to Canon’s aggressive growth path in India.” added Mr. Nasir.

The GYAN SHIKSHA program is aimed at identifying the driving force of industrial and service entrepreneurs of the future and equipping them with organizational, mental and psychological tools required to drive their business and in turn Canon India’s business towards a sustained and healthy growth.

About Canon Inc.

Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes copying machines, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. With over 200,000 employees worldwide, Canon has manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2011 (ended December 31, 2011) totalled $45.6 billion (at an exchange rate of 78=US$1). Visit the Canon Inc. website at: www.canon.com

Canon in India

Canon India achieved a growth of Rs. 1850 crore in 2012 which is 21% growth over last year. Canon focuses on multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Government & Commercial. Canon’s product portfolio extends over a vast variety such as copier MFDs, fax-machines, printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, DSLR, Cinematic imaging products, camcorders, cable ID printers and card printers.

Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon India markets over 140 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging. The company today has offices in 10 cities, warehouses in 13 cities across India and employs over 1100 people. Canon has approximately 400 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon has over 100 own retail stores called the Canon Image Square across 51 cities in the country. Canon’s service reach extends to over 2800 towns with over 200 service engineers, 7 Canon owned service centers and 37 Canon Care Centers. Visit the Canon India website at: www.canon.co.in

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New Girl in Ali’s life!

Ali Asgar aka Vicky of Jeanie & Juju has been spending a lot of time on the sets these days. And the reason behind this is a new girl on the sets who has become Ali’s best buddy. But wait! Before you start thinking too much, let us tell you that this friend of Ali’s is a seven-year-old girl Alisha Nathani, who is a new entry in the show. Alisha plays the role of ‘Genius’, Jeannie’s cousin on screen. Our sources from the sets tell us that Ali and Alisha hit it off right from the day one and have become best of friends, to the extent that Alisha and Ali even eat together.

Quiz Ali about this and he says, “Alisha reminds me of my daughter Ada as she is the same age as my daughter’s. I have become very fond of her and she also has got into a comfort zone with me. It all started with helping her with the dialogue delivery. Now I look forward to meeting her on the sets. She is a cute kid and we do lot of masti on the sets.”

Truly said that Friendships have no age bar!

Ritesh Chheda

Senior Management Associate

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Mercedes-Benz India to revise prices of vehicles from 1st January, 2014

· Price of Mercedes-Benz India model range go up to 10% effective 1st January 2014

Attractive and optimum cost of ownership via smart financial programmes from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Mumbai: Mercedes-Benz India today announced an upwards revision of the price on its complete range of cars from 1st January, 2014. The quantum of price revision will be up to 10%.

Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “Mercedes-Benz stands out for its iconic luxury offerings and continues to be admired for its complete luxury product experience. A fantastic year of offensive focus has helped us achieve tremendous success in India despite challenging market conditions and we will continue to build on our success by further enhancing our after-sales programmes, dealer network and customer support. As market dynamics continue to evolve we are committed to offer the best luxury experience and delight our valued customers.”

While the year 2013 heralded a successful year of offensive, Brand Mercedes-Benz also continues to be recognized as the most vibrant brand in India*. Further customers can avail benefits of attractive tailor made financial solutions from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services like ‘Flexinomics’, ‘STAR Agility’ and ‘STAR Supersonic’ loan approvals etc. thus enabling a hassle free purchase, while our after-sales programmes like Star Care, Star Ease and Road Side Assistance, will enhance the customer’s overall ownership experience.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services: The ‘Flexinomics’ scheme gives tailor made financial solutions, while ‘STAR Supersonic’ scheme also provide extremely fast loan approval in merely 30 minutes. STAR Agility is yet another unique and innovative product from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services which enhances the flexibility and affordability of owning a Mercedes-Benz. Different aspects of the vehicle ownership starting from finance-leasing-insurance to roadside assistance, cost of service and repairs, and even residual value has been optimized under ‘Flexinomics’.

Service packages: Mercedes-Benz India also offers highly affordable service packages and Extended Warranty Programmes which are most competitive. Under STAR CARE programme warrantable repairs up to 3 years is without any mileage limitations, as standard. Star Care Plus also offers 4th year extended warranty which enhances resale value. The STAR EASE covers essential jobs related to periodic service along with coverage for brake pads, brake discs, wiper blades, wheel alignment and balancing for contracted period. Mercedes-Benz India is the only luxury car maker in India to offer On Road Assistance Packages as a standard offering for 3 years and can be purchased for 4th and 5th year individually.

Mercedes-Benz India has also launched the “National Remote Diagnostic Center” through which Mercedes-Benz technical experts in Pune will be able to assist technician from any location in India in vehicle diagnosis with the aid of high-end technology. Mercedes-Benz India also reinvigorated the 24hours On Road Assistance with the addition of a fleet of 20 B-Class service support vehicles and also launching Mercedes-Benz Online Service Booking even through smart phones and tablets using scanned QR codes, which is again an industry first.

All these tailor made programmes from Mercedes-Benz will ensure that the valued customers derives maximum value out of their car with a clear understanding that the cost of ownership over the lifecycle of their Mercedes-Benz is second to none in the comparative domain.

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* Mercedes-Benz India was adjudged the most admired brand by the prestigious ‘India’s Most Admired Company 2013’ award in the automotive sector, by Fortune India edition and Hay Group India

Contact: Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd.:

Satchit Gayakwad Satchit.gayakwad@daimler.com | +91 73500 01770

Shekhar Das Chowdhury shekhar.daschowdhury@daimler.com | +91 98508 36477

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Zee Institute of Media Arts presents Master Mantra with Sunil Bohra for all film making enthusiasts in the city
untitledMumbai, December 7, 2013 – Zee Institute of Media Arts (ZIMA) organizes Master Mantra, an extravaganza for all film making and animation enthusiasts in the city to gain exposure from renowned creative personalities and understand the dynamics of the industry. Students will get an opportunity to interact with producer, distributor and exhibitor Sunil Bohra, on December 7, 2013 at ZIMA centre in Andheri from 3.00 pm onwards.
Sunil Bohra is a successful Indian producer, distributor, and exhibitor and has given big hits like – Tanu Weds Manu, Shaitan, Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 & 2, Shahid.

Master Mantra is a forum that facilitates students to meet renowned personalities from the industry and know about the latest trends in the industry, technicalities, personal experiences of the guest etc.

Details of the event

Date

December 7, 2013

Time

3.00 – 4:30 PM

Venue

Zee Institute of Media Arts

3, Ashqui Bunglow, Shashtri Nagar Cross Road,
Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (WEST),
Mumbai: 400 053.

Contact for registration

Madiha – 9833574578

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Manipur to be recreated in Darjeeling for Mary Kom biopic.

Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the Mary Kom biopic starring Priyanka Chopra is well on its way to completion, with the last schedule going on floors early next year in Darjeeling.

Though the film is based in Mary Kom’s hometown, Manipur, the makers will recreate Manipur in Darjeeling to avoid any delays which the weather may bring.

Says a source, “Though the shoot will take place in Manipur for a week, the cast and crew will then shift base to Darjeeling where they plan to recreate Manipur for some crucial scenes”.

Confirming the news says director Omung Kumar, “Though we’ve shot in Manali , our next schedule that will go on floors in February-March wouldn’t be possible to be filmed at Manipur since it will be snowing there at that time of the month and hence the idea of shooting at a village near Darjeeling”.

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Sobhita Dhulipala wins Miss Eco-Beauty title at Miss Earth 2013 for supporting the cause of ‘Safe Drinking Water’

Mumbai, December 06, 2013: Miss India Earth 2013, Sobhita Dhulipala has been awarded the title of Miss Eco-Beauty at Miss Earth 2013, for supporting the cause of safe drinking water. Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant that creates environmental awareness by encouraging the participants to be socially conscious citizens and promote a relevant cause. This year the pageant celebrates the theme of international year of water cooperation. Miss India Earth 2013, Sobhita Dhulipala had associated with Pureit, world’s largest selling water purifier brand from Hindustan Unilever Ltd. to spread awareness about the importance of safe drinking water under its ‘Unilever Pureit Protecting Lives Program’.

As part of her Eco-Beauty campaign, Sobhita had associated with Pureit’s key NGO partner, Integrated Village Development Program (IVDP) and spent a few days with villagers in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district promoting the cause of “Safe Drinking Water” and explaining about waterborne diseases, the hazards and the ramifications of unsafe drinking water. During her stay at Krishnagiri, she educated the villagers on the need to invest in a water purifier and also helped install Pureit devices in many households in Thopdikupam village, at the district.

Commenting on occasion, Sobhita said, “I’m overjoyed and extremely grateful to all those who chose to support me and voted for me, making it possible for me to win the Miss Eco-Beauty title at Miss Earth 2013. More than anything I am glad, my project about awareness on ‘ Safe Drinking Water’ has been so warmly accepted and recognized by the people and the jury. It is such an honour to be recognized and appreciated for the work done. Thanks to Pureit & IVDP, I was able to educate villagers about the significance of safe drinking water.”

Mr. Badri Narayanan, GM (Water) at Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Said, “Sobhita has showed great enthusiasm in supporting a noble cause of tackling the issue of unsafe drinking water in India by associating with ‘Pureit Protecting Lives Program’ to spread awareness about the hazards of unsafe drinking water. On behalf of the entire nation, we wish her to win the ‘Miss Earth 2013’ title as well.”

Mr. Anupam Bokey, Global Brand Director, Pureit at Hindustan Unilever Ltd. said, “ Sobhita has made us proud by associating with us and putting in efforts to support the cause of safe drinking water in front of the global audience. On behalf of the HUL family, we wish her luck for the grand finale of ‘Miss Earth pageant’ on Sunday.”

Sobhita is representing India at the Miss Earth 2013 pageant to be held at the Versailles Palace, Philippines on December 7, 2013.

Pureit has multiple variants in its portfolio namely: Pureit Intella (12 litres), Pureit Classic (14 litres), Pureit Classic (23 litres), Pureit Advanced (23 litres), Pureit Auto Fill (23 litres), Pureit Marvella OGT, Pureit Marvella UV and Pureit Marvella RO. Prices range from Rs.900 to 14,990. For more information, please visit www.pureitwater.com

For further information, please contact:

Sandeep Mosamkar @ +91 98206 73330 Email: sandeepm@text100.co.in

Anshul Raj @ +91 90294 29065 Email: anshul.raj@text100.co.in

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Sobhita Dhulipala wins Miss Eco-Beauty title at Miss Earth 2013 for supporting the cause of ‘Safe Drinking Water’

Mumbai, December 06, 2013: Miss India Earth 2013, Sobhita Dhulipala has been awarded the title of Miss Eco-Beauty at Miss Earth 2013, for supporting the cause of safe drinking water. Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant that creates environmental awareness by encouraging the participants to be socially conscious citizens and promote a relevant cause. This year the pageant celebrates the theme of international year of water cooperation. Miss India Earth 2013, Sobhita Dhulipala had associated with Pureit, world’s largest selling water purifier brand from Hindustan Unilever Ltd. to spread awareness about the importance of safe drinking water under its ‘Unilever Pureit Protecting Lives Program’.

As part of her Eco-Beauty campaign, Sobhita had associated with Pureit’s key NGO partner, Integrated Village Development Program (IVDP) and spent a few days with villagers in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district promoting the cause of “Safe Drinking Water” and explaining about waterborne diseases, the hazards and the ramifications of unsafe drinking water. During her stay at Krishnagiri, she educated the villagers on the need to invest in a water purifier and also helped install Pureit devices in many households in Thopdikupam village, at the district.

Commenting on occasion, Sobhita said, “I’m overjoyed and extremely grateful to all those who chose to support me and voted for me, making it possible for me to win the Miss Eco-Beauty title at Miss Earth 2013. More than anything I am glad, my project about awareness on ‘ Safe Drinking Water’ has been so warmly accepted and recognized by the people and the jury. It is such an honour to be recognized and appreciated for the work done. Thanks to Pureit & IVDP, I was able to educate villagers about the significance of safe drinking water.”

Mr. Badri Narayanan, GM (Water) at Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Said, “Sobhita has showed great enthusiasm in supporting a noble cause of tackling the issue of unsafe drinking water in India by associating with ‘Pureit Protecting Lives Program’ to spread awareness about the hazards of unsafe drinking water. On behalf of the entire nation, we wish her to win the ‘Miss Earth 2013’ title as well.”

Mr. Anupam Bokey, Global Brand Director, Pureit at Hindustan Unilever Ltd. said, “ Sobhita has made us proud by associating with us and putting in efforts to support the cause of safe drinking water in front of the global audience. On behalf of the HUL family, we wish her luck for the grand finale of ‘Miss Earth pageant’ on Sunday.”

Sobhita is representing India at the Miss Earth 2013 pageant to be held at the Versailles Palace, Philippines on December 7, 2013.

Pureit has multiple variants in its portfolio namely: Pureit Intella (12 litres), Pureit Classic (14 litres), Pureit Classic (23 litres), Pureit Advanced (23 litres), Pureit Auto Fill (23 litres), Pureit Marvella OGT, Pureit Marvella UV and Pureit Marvella RO. Prices range from Rs.900 to 14,990. For more information, please visit www.pureitwater.com

For further information, please contact:

Sandeep Mosamkar @ +91 98206 73330 Email: sandeepm@text100.co.in

Anshul Raj @ +91 90294 29065 Email: anshul.raj@text100.co.in

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The Masala King is Back with the romantic-action thriller -R…Rajkumar !

The king of “masala entertainers” , Prabhu Dheva ,known to churn one blockbuster after the next ,gears up as his next offering Eros International & Next Gen Films’ R…Rajkumar hit theater screens across the country today.

Starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha , the romantic-action thriller shot across a major canvas ,that introduces Shahid in a never-seen-before avatar hopes to create the same magic at the box office under the midas touch of director Prabhu Dheva .

Known for his mass connect , the director hopes audiences will warmly receive the film that promises to have something for everyone be it chart topping music by Pritam,high-octane action,stellar dialogues,sizzling fun chemistry coupled with an unusual pairing and a story line that will have you at the edge of your seats rooting for the film’s hero.

Says director Prabhu Dheva, ” This movie is extremely special because apart from directing it , I have also worked on its screenplay adding elements that I feel will appeal to the masses.R…Rajkumar has also the ingredients of a complete masala entertainer “.

Adds producer Viki Rajani, ” Prabhu Dheva has a keen sense of what works with audiences and that is where his strength lies.It was great collaborating with him on this film. R…Rajkumar marks the return of a large scale romantic-action thriller.Audiences will relate to Rajkumar and come out wanting to be Rajkumar after watching the film since they will identify with everything he stands for”.

Says producer Sunil Lulla, “The feedback we’ve received on the trailer,songs,dialogues of the film have been encouraging.As the film releases today we hope that audiences react to it with the same reception”.

Eros International and NextGen Films’ R…Rajkumar starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, directed by Prabhu Dheva hits theater screens today.

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Sony TV’s Bhoot Aaya to narrate a story of Second Marriage

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Sony Entertainment Television’s horror series ‘Bhoot Aaya’ will narrate story of a young couple Rizwaan and Farhaana who get married due to family pressures. On the very first night of their wedding unusual mishappenings seems to occur. Farhaana’s wedding outfit burns into ashes in front of her own eyes and when she complains it to her husband, he ignores. Later it is revealed that it was Rizwaan’s second marriage. Earlier he had eloped with a Hindu girl Megha and got married. After marriage, Megha’s attitude towards Rizwaan and his parents becomes brutally violent. Megha‘s anger goes out of control when she comes to know that Rizwaan has to leave for Dubai alone. She commits suicide by burning herself into flames. Now when Rizwaan gets married again she starts attacking Farhaana. The family decides to seek help from a Maluvi who will help them get rid of this evil omen.

Will the couples succeed in getting her out of their life? Or will she keep haunting them?

To know that tune in to ‘Bhoot Aaya’ on 8th December 2013 , Sunday at 11:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Daisy Shah, who is the leading lady of Salman Khan’s big release next year, Jai Ho is being kept under wraps for now.

The theatrical trailer launch of the Salman Khan starrer, will not see the actress, Daisy Shah along with Salman Khan and Sohail Khan who will be present.

For Salman Khan, who will be launching the trailer, sometime in the next week, it is a very special moment. With this film, he will be coming back on the big screen after more than a year.

Post the success of Ek Tha Tiger, the audiences are eagerly waiting for the release of Jai Ho!

The actress is currently kept under wraps by the makers and they have other special plans to get her out in the media and in front of the audiences.

Daisy Shah will be introduced as the leading lady of Jai Ho by Salman Khan at another event, while launching the song that she is a part of.

Spokesperson of the film confirms and adds that “We are planning something very special for Daisy”

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Serah Singh is All Praise for Honey Singh and Divya Khosla Kumar for Pyjama Party Song

Pyjama Party is party where friends spend their night out in pyjamas at their friend’s house chatting away to glory till the wee hours of morning and having a fun with pillow fight. It’s always done in just four wall’s but now the director Divya Khosla Kumar movie “Yaariyan” which will gives us a chance to remember a pyjama party with a new song “ABCD”. Yaariyan Actress Serah Singh was in all praises for the peppy tune of a song which hit the right chords with the youth. She said, “The song is very catchy and connectable with youth”. The song sung by rapper YO YO Honey Singh who had hits the chartbuster with his rocking performance and the soulful Benny Dayal. The music is rendered by Pritam and the lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The song is picturised on a pyjama party and the lyrics hit bang on. Raat ko hoga hungama-Jab chamkega chanda mama-Suit boot ko goli maro-Pehan ke aa jaao pajama. The song gives the new meaning to ABCD as A for aao na aao, B for bhaav na khao, C se chilla ke gao, D se daaru peete jao which pick up the call of the youth.

Serah Singh said, “Honey Singh is really very good and he has robbed my heart once again. Divyaji has picturised the song perfectly and her direction is wonderful and she has given her audience a great song and music that can cater to youth. I enjoyed the song and hope people will love it.”

The movie is produced by the head honchos of T-Series- Bhushan and Kishan Kumar. The song has received more than 1.5 lakh likes on youtube.

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Alia Bhatt reminds Karan Johar of Kareena Kapoor

~ Catch the diva discuss friendship, love for food, family and more only on zoOm’s GeNext, Future of Bollywood ~

Alia Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt’s darling daughter did create a stir as soon as she entered Bollywood. However this star-child did not have it easy at all! Auditioning with over 400 other girls to be cast as the sizzling ‘Shanaya’ in Student of the Year, this girl bagged the role to become the youngest GeNext star. Catch this beauty talk about her journey and her love for food only on zoOm’s show GeNext, Future of Bollywood.

Very few know that this dazzling diva was not always the ideal size, in fact the glam girl’s love for food & potatoes was so evident that she was lovingly called ‘Aalu’. Catch Karan Johar reveal how he was threatened by Alia’s sister for making her lose 14kgs for the role. Alia’s pretty face did help her win the part but her filmy nature and love for Bollywood is what sealed the deal! Much to Karan’s delight Alia reminds him of a similar heroine from a few years ago- the gorgeous and stunning Bebo aka Kareena Kapoor! Watch him reveal all this and more this Monday on zoOm. Alia has grown to be an icon of style and fashion for the youth. Don’t miss Punit Malhotra, Sidharth Malhotra, Sana Khan, Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt discuss what makes her a superstar!

Unlike her character Alia was never obsessed with or fond of shoes, bags and clothing but has now taken to them like never before. Catch this glam girl spill the beans on her school days and her lack of interest in studying only on GeNext. If this does not get you revving for more, catch Varun disclose his promise to Alia of setting her up with her ideal mate and how Darsheel Safary fits the bill! Don’t miss GeNext, Future of Bollywood to know more about this liberal and opinioned dad’s simple daughter this Monday only on zoOm

Tune in to GeNext, Future of Bollywood on Monday, 9th December 2013, 8 pm only on zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel !

Regards,

Gitanjali Khatau

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Azad will be watching his first film ever.

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have raised their toddler Azad in a much grounded manner. When anyone meets Azad he talks and mingles like any other kid.

He has been kept away from the film industry entirely whereas Ira and Junaid have a better understanding of the industry. Azad till now has never even seen a movie.

Aamir and Kiran think that Dhoom 3 will be a good movie for Azad to watch. Aamir wants to show Azad Dhoom 3.

So for the first time Azad will be watching a film on celluloid. Azad will watch Dhoom in one of the screening Aamir will be having.

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BEGINNING MONDAY, GRAB YOUR TICKET FOR SEAT AT AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2014!

Watch the world’s finest tennis stars battling it out at Chennai’s SDAT Stadium between December 30, 2013 & January 5, 2014

Tickets to be sold on www.bookmyshow.com, the ‘Official Ticketing Partner’ for Aircel Chennai Open

CHENNAI, DECEMBER XX, 2013: The organizers of the Aircel Chennai Open, India and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour tennis event announced today the commencement of the sale of online tickets for the 19th edition of the Aircel Chennai Open. The online sale of season tickets for Aircel Chennai Open 2014 will commence at 08.00 hours on Monday, December 9th, 2013.

Priced at INR 5000, 3000 and 1500, season tickets can be booked exclusively on www.bookmyshow.com, the tournament’s official ticketing partner. Fans can also log on to the official website www.aircelchennaiopen.org for further details. Options will also be available for corporate and bulk purchases. The tournament will offer a heady mix of thrilling action and fun-filled activities at the SDAT Tennis Stadium in Chennai from December 30, 2013 to January 5, 2014.

Enthusiasts can choose from a host of options for season tickets. Stands available for sale include the East Green, Yellow and Brown, West Yellow and Brown, North Yellow and Brown, and South Brown and Yellow 2. Additionally, Centre Court tickets will give visitors access to matches on outside courts as well, giving ticket holders access to even more exciting tennis action!

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Beginning December 20th, 2013, season tickets will be sold at the venue as well. Daily tickets will be sold on respective match days directly at the venue and 24 hours prior to the match online.

The Aircel Chennai Open, one of three global tournaments held in the opening week of the season, promises to give the subcontinent access to a week of scintillating tennis action, featuring some of the best names in the highly competitive world of international tennis. The player field will see an impressive line-up of both Indian and International players with four from the world top 30.

Commenting about the partnership and ticket sales, Mr. Ashu Jindal, COO, IMG Reliance said, “We are pleased to announce the commencement of the sale of online tickets for the 19th edition of the Aircel Chennai Open and glad to partner once again with Bookmyshow as the tournament’s Official Ticketing Partner, like we have for the last three editions. The portal helps give enthusiasts access to the region’s finest tennis action in the most easy-to-use online booking experience, all at the click of a button. We trust fans across India will take advantage of the opportunity and catch all the action Live!”

Mr. Ashish Hemrajani, Founder and CEO, BookMyShow.com said, “We are extremely proud to associate with Aircel Chennai Open, for the fourth consecutive year. We have received a tremendous response for ACO in the past and we hope to draw similar kind of attention this year. In a country where cricket is followed as a religion, it is always heartwarming to see Tennis receive a positive response. BookMyShow.com is the pioneer in ticketing solutions and we are confident that our association with South Asia’s only ATP World Tour tennis event will further strengthen our portfolio in the arena of sports.”

The Title Sponsor for the tournament is Aircel and the event is supported by a consortium of sponsors in the Platinum category.

About Aircel Chennai Open 2014:

The USD 450,000 Aircel Chennai Open, owned by IMG and operated and organised by IMG Reliance, is India’s and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event. Started in 1996, by IMG, a global leader in sports management and marketing, the event has completed successful years of existence, branding Chennai and India on the global tennis map thus creating a legacy of sorts of promoting international tennis in India. Winner of the prestigious ATP’s Player Services Award of Excellence (2006) for its outstanding organization and wonderful hospitality towards the participants and ATP’s Best Marketing Award (2008), the tournament has acquired the status of a much sought-after tennis event for both players and fans alike in the International tennis circuit. The 19th edition of the event in India and 18th in Chennai will be held from December 30, 2013 to January 5, 2014 at the SDAT Tennis stadium in Nungambakkam, Chennai. The tournament is conducted in Chennai under the aegis of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and is organised with the active collaboration of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA).

About BookMyShow.com:

Bigtree Entertainment’s BookMyShow.com is the largest entertainment ticketing portal in India with over 90% market share in the online entertainment ticketing space. Headquartered in Mumbai, BookMyShow.com also has offices in New Zealand, Malaysia, Australia and UK. BookMyShow.com has an enviable kitty of over 2000 screens spanning across 500 cinemas in more than 150 cities. BookMyShow.com tickets for over 1000 events every year across India. In the arena of Sports, 75% of India’s largest sporting events are managed by BookMyShow.com. Some of them include Formula 1, Indian Premier League, Aircel Chennai Open, Super Fight League, Yonex Badminton Championships, etc. With over 70 million average page views a month, BookMyShow.com has an active and loyal database of over 5 million happy consumers. It has a fan following of over 2.5 million Facebook and Twitter users. BookMyShow.com has special downloadable mobile applications for Blackberry, iPhone, Android and Windows phone. It has also been awarded in the category of ‘The Hottest Company of the Year-2011-12’ and ‘The Company To Watch Out For’ in the prestigious CNBC Young Turks Award and very recently ‘The Economic Times Award’. On an average, BookMyShow.com sells more than three million tickets per month. BookMyShow.com is one of the top three e-commerce websites in India w.r.t transaction volumes

About IMG Reliance:

In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis–at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

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Serah Singh is All Praise for Honey Singh and Divya Khosla Kumar for Pyjama Party Song

Pyjama Party is party where friends spend their night out in pyjamas at their friend’s house chatting away to glory till the wee hours of morning and having a fun with pillow fight. It’s always done in just four wall’s but now the director Divya Khosla Kumar movie “Yaariyan” which will gives us a chance to remember a pyjama party with a new song “ABCD”. Yaariyan Actress Serah Singh was in all praises for the peppy tune of a song which hit the right chords with the youth. She said, “The song is very catchy and connectable with youth”. The song sung by rapper YO YO Honey Singh who had hits the chartbuster with his rocking performance and the soulful Benny Dayal. The music is rendered by Pritam and the lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The song is picturised on a pyjama party and the lyrics hit bang on. Raat ko hoga hungama-Jab chamkega chanda mama-Suit boot ko goli maro-Pehan ke aa jaao pajama. The song gives the new meaning to ABCD as A for aao na aao, B for bhaav na khao, C se chilla ke gao, D se daaru peete jao which pick up the call of the youth.

Serah Singh said, “Honey Singh is really very good and he has robbed my heart once again. Divyaji has picturised the song perfectly and her direction is wonderful and she has given her audience a great song and music that can cater to youth. I enjoyed the song and hope people will love it.”

The movie is produced by the head honchos of T-Series- Bhushan and Kishan Kumar. The song has received more than 1.5 lakh likes on youtube.


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Anchal Khurana: “I’m like Deepika Padukone in Ram Leela!”

The actor is back with a vengeance in Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke

Aanchal Khurana.JPGAfter winning millions of fans as the vamp, Charu, in Zee TV’s Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, the pretty Anchal Khurana went missing from the scene. And, now she returns on the show and will be doing what she does best – wreck havoc in the lives of the Garg family. Her entry will be shrouded in mystery and one will not know her real motives.

Donning the avatar of a village belle and veiling her face with a ghoonghat this time, Anchal will enter the scene as Meethu, Vikram’s (Rahul Sharma) fiancé. Her ghoonghat constantly gets stuck in door knobs, hooks and latches and she constantly does things that reveal that she knows this house very well. Vikram happens to be Shail’s (Vaishnavi Mcdonald) nephew and she’ll use him for her own vested interests.

An excited Anchal said on her comeback, ”The best part of my comeback is my look which has changed completely. Now I’m a village belle with a Rajasthani accent. It’s almost like playing a new character in the show. Meethu bears a lot of resemblance with Deepika Padukone’s character Leela in Ram-Leela. Can’t wait to get back on the sets with the entire gang – Rupal, Mahima, Ankit and now Piyush..”

Anchal’s entry is slated to happen by end of this week. Keep watching Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, every Monday to Fridat at 7 30PM only on Zee TV.

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Usher the New Year with an aesthetic cushion collection

It is time to ornament your homes and workstations this New Year’s and experience bliss at its best, with an aesthetic collection of cushions offered by Serenity: Blissful Living, an avant-garde furniture and accessories store for home and office décor.

The new collection of cushions enlivens the ambiance enhancing the entire décor with unique themes and elegant colour combinations. An abode of eternal love, The Taj Mahal looks stunning with the deep hues of orange and red artistically placed amidst uniform prints glorifies an ordinary setting instantly.

The artistic heritage walk continues with the formidable forts of India bringing to life the magic of a powerful era. A splash of pink amidst the green background makes it a sight to see. That’s not about it; the age old stamps and coins find a place in the chic array of cushions in classic English colours.

The Indian Three Pies coin in pink and the Australian postage stamp in deep grey with a South African Elephant embedded postage stamp in yellow are sure to grab attention.

Last but not the least are beautiful abstract Chinese painting of a lady with a traditional look donning a fan standing in the lap of nature. The colour combinations used enhance the look and feel of the cushions making them the apt choice for an art lover.

Please find enclosed press release and images for your reference. Do let us know if you require more information, shall be happy to assist from our end.

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All Praises for Karan’s koffee

The first episode of koffee With Karan, has done tremendously well. The number of hits the episode has got has been in lakhs.
It is the first time ever Salman Khan has been on the show where host Karan Johar has interviewed him.
A source says that Karan has been getting too many calls and messages. It is for the first time that a one hour talk show has got such a large viewership.
People have viewed it on the net and the feedback on the net has also been overwhelming.

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Usually, special screenings are held for the friends and family of the stars. However, this time around, the makers of the biggest animated film, Mahabharat are keen to host a screening of the film for Star kids.

Since it is an animated film based on the mythological scripture and the makers want parents to show this to their kids, as they should know about it, the makers are planning this out.

Very big names from the industry have lent their voices to characters in the film like Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Ajay Devgn and Anil Kapoor and the makers of the film feel animation is an easy way to convey stories to kids. Also they feel that kids are their biggest critics and if they enjoy the film, so will the others.

Currently, the team is putting together a list of star kids they would be inviting for the special screening.

Details of the big screening of small critics is being worked upon and tentatively they are keen to have Abhi – Ash’s daughter, Kajol and Ajay Devgn’s kids, Susan and Hrithik Roshan’s kids. They are planning to host this screening in the week of release at a suburban multiplex.

Producer Jayantilal Gada confirms “The film is meant for parents to show their kids and so we thought of holding a screening for them would be a great idea. We are still in the process of putting it together”.

The film is slated to release this Christmas…

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Good news for IMRAN AND AVANTIKA

While Imran and Avantika were worried about Avantikas reports coming positive for dengue, the also got to know about Avantika being Pregnant as her reports were positive. They both were tensed about the dengue having effects on the baby.

But its good news now for them as avantika has cleared the first three months of her pregnancy with an ‘all normal report’ from her gynecologist and the baby is expected in June.

We wish Imran and Avantika All the best.

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KD Pathak to solve a case of a mysterious murder in the plane

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Sony Entertainment’s Adaalat starring Ronit Roy as KD Pathak is back with another mysteries case. The upcoming episode will have KD fighting a case in the plane. A ghost plane is visible to passengers of the flight which takes a particular path. Myth goes that a fighter pilot in an air combat got killed by the enemies and since then people flying through that route can see his ghost and his fighter plane. KD and his team happen to board a flight that takes that route and KD exchanges seats with a guy who was ill and gives him his seat in the business class. He sits with his team in the economy class. The flight was pretty much empty only two passengers in the business class, one being the ill man the other a politician. All of a sudden there is a sudden scream. The politician is dead and the other man has the murder weapon in his hand. He gets arrested. However he tells KD it was the ghost pilot who killed the politician not him.

How will KD defend him? How will he help him with no witnesses for him as it was just him and the politician? Is the ghost pilot s myth or reality?

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WeChat Gives Its Users A Special Opportunity To Connect With R..Rajkumar Star – Shahid Kapoor

Group chat with Shahid Kapoor witnessed fans asking questions around his upcoming movie R…Rajkumar as well as his personal life

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New Delhi, 5 December 2013: WeChat the ‘All in One’ social communication application has yet again won the hearts of its users by giving them the opportunity to chat with India’s favourite movie star Shahid Kapoor. With over 272 million international users, brands, movies and celebrities alike are using WeChat for the purposes of promotion as well as connecting with their audiences. The latest addition to the ever-growing list of celebrities, who have used WeChat to connect with their fans, is the R…Rajkumar star – Shahid Kapoor. R…Rajkumar produced by Sunil Lulla of Eros International and Viki Rajani of NextGen Films, the movie is directed by Prabhu Dheva and stars Bollywood heartthrob Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonu Sood. The movie is all set to hit the screens on December 6, 2013.

Rajkumar aka Shahid held a group-chat session with his fans on WeChat where his fans asked him questions related to his upcoming film, personal life and the projects he is working on. The interactive chat session saw an exchange of voice messages, images and stickers, between Shahid and his fans. The chat session saw participation of many enthusiastic Shahid fans who were delighted to speak to their favorite star on a one-on-one level. Earlier stars like Varun Dhawan, Parineeti Chopra and ‘Shudh Desi Romance’ star Sushant Singh Rajput have also held group-chat sessions on WeChat for promotion of their movie.

WeChat the ‘All-in-One’ social app provides its users a fun and innovative way to connect with their friends and their loved ones. With its innovative and unique features such as festive stickers, movie associations and Official accounts WeChat has given messaging a new definition. This chat session with the R..Rajkumar star Shahid was another special and rare offering for its users to connect with their favourite movie star.

About WeChat

WeChat is an innovative mobile social communications application designed for smartphone users. WeChat is free for download from app stores running on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone operating systems*. It is the most downloaded mobile social app in many markets, with more than 100 million registered accounts in international markets.

WeChat users can add friends via a wide range of innovative actions and methods, including scanning QR codes, connecting users’ phone books and activating location-based functions such as “People Nearby” and “Shake”. The platform enhances social interaction by supporting exchanging of text, voice and video, stickers, and photos with their friends over data networks or under Wi-Fi environments. Users can choose to communicate one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”.

WeChat also comes with comprehensive privacy setting functions, which enables user to tailor their security level as needed.

For more details and application download, please visit www.wechat.com

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Balaji’s Mohit Suri-directed THE VILLAIN is springing one interesting surprise after another.

After the exciting first time pairing of Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor, the subsequent announcement of Riteish Deshmukh, and more recently of Kamaal R. Khan doing an extended cameo, comes the news that Goan pop star Remo Fernandez has been signed to play a crucial role in the forthcoming romantic thriller.

He will play Sidharth Malhotra’s boss in THE VILLAIN, which is currently being shot in his home town (Goa.) Suri and the Balaji team felt that he was the perfect choice to play the character that has shades of grey.

THE VILLAIN is expected to complete shoot in March 2014.

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Shekhar Suman’s Heartful return to the comedy land with his directorial debut film “Heartless”

Actor director Shekhar Suman’s ‘nostalgic return to the comedy land with his directorial debut film’Heartless”a medical thriller along with the lead pair Adhyayan Suman and Ariana Ayam.

Shekhar Suman was nostalgic being on the sets of the show he was part of, for years,he filled warmth and love in everyone’s hearts Shekhar said Film “Heartless” has been an emotional journey for all of us and coming on the sets which has been like home has been a breather where I could laugh out my lungs, enjoyed, laughed, sang and danced .Krishna, Sudesh, Bharti, Mantra all were fantastic. It was so good to be back and so much of love from the team, it was overwhelming to see where I laughed and clapped with the audience i m still feeling integral part of it “.

Adhyanan says ” It was wonderful to be there .i feel the entire cast and crew of comedy circus were so warm so loving .i have been a huge fan of Krishna sudesh and Bharti i feel inspired looking at the way they perform live on stage.i want to thank them all from the bottom of my heart for letting me be a part of their show.

Ariana Ayam “im very happy to be part of comedy circus, its one of my favorite comedy shows that I watch with my family back home. It has great performers who can seriously make you laugh!’

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EDWARD R. PRESSMAN/ PRASHITA CHAUDHARY’S CINEMORPHIC CAST JEREMY IRONS TO STAR IN THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

MUMBAI, December, 5 2013: Jeremy Irons is set to co-star in the Edward R. Pressman/ Prashita Chaudhary’s Cinemorphic Entertainment Company production of The Man Who Knew Infinity, the biographic film on the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan with Dev Patel starring as the revered Indian mathematician. Irons will play G.H. Hardy, the English mathematician who plucked Ramanujan from obscurity in Edwardian India and installed him in the hallowed halls of Cambridge University.

The film will be directed by Matthew Brown, who also wrote the screenplay based on the biography The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel. Edward R. Pressman and Prashita Chaudhary of Cinemorphic are producers along with Jim Young under his Animus Films banner and Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film.

Jeremy Irons won the Academy Award® for Best Actor for his performance as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune. He is also a Golden Globe® Award, Primetime Emmy® Award, Tony Award®, and SAG Award® winner.

Irons extraordinary legacy of film, television and theatre performances includes: The French Lieutenant’s Woman opposite Meryl Streep; The Mission; and David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers. He also starred in Damage and M. Butterfly and voiced the evil lion Scar in Disney’s classic The Lion King. Irons played opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard: With A Vengeance, and also starred as Humbert Humbert in Adrian Lyne’s Lolita. Other career highlights include: Being Julia with Annette Bening; Appaloosa with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen; and Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty. Irons received a Tony® for his Broadway performance in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing and recently appeared in London in the National Theatre’s Never So Good, as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Gods Weep. Probably best known for his role as Charles Ryder in the cult TV serial Brideshead Revisited, Irons joined Helen Mirren in the award-winning television miniseries Elizabeth I. He was also recently lauded for his portrayal of iconic photographer Alfred Stieglitz in the award-winning biographical picture Georgia O’Keeffe.

Irons recent work includes the award winning independent feature Margin Call with Kevin Spacey, The Words with Bradley Cooper, and Beautiful Creatures directed by Richard LaGravenese.

In 2010, Jeremy Irons took on the role of Pope Alexander VI in the epic Showtime series The Borgias, a historical-fiction drama television series created by Neil Jordan. He also appeared in the PBS’ Great Performances television series in The Hollow Crown, produced by Sam Mendes for BBC Two.

Irons currently stars in Night Train to Lisbon, directed by Bille August. Additionally, Irons was an executive producer and featured actor in Trashed, a feature documentary directed by Candida Brady, which received a special screening at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Announcing the casting, Pressman said, “I am delighted to be working with Jeremy again. Our last collaboration on Reversal of Fortune earned an Oscar for Jeremy, and I could not overstate his amazing talent. We are very fortunate to be able to add an actor of such stature to our production.”

“I read the book last year and since then have been keen to turn this into a film,” says Prashita. “So when this opportunity came up, I jumped at it as an extension of my dream to create and spread world cinema. I’m very excited that an actor like Jeremy Irons will play the crucial role of Ramanujan’s mentor G.H. Hardy. I look forward to the film’s shoot in India and the UK next year,” she adds.

As previously announced, Dev Patel will portray the mathematics genius Ramanujan. Patel shot to stardom in the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, followed by a leading role in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. He has a starring role in the Aaron Sorkin/HBO series The Newsroom and recently completed filming on Child 44 and The Road Within.

He is currently starring opposite Hugh Jackman in Chappie.

Matthew Brown has also written Ian Fleming, which is based on Andrew Lycett’s biography Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond, which begins production in 2014, and London Town for Dutch Tilt Films.

Production is expected to commence on locations in the UK and India in 2014.

Pressman, Chaudhary, Young and Sondervan will produce with Pressman’s COO Jon Katz serving as Executive Producer along with Tristine Skyler, Xeitgeist’s Joe Thomas, Pamela Godfrey, Mark Montgomery and Min-Li Tan. Tayyab Madni will serve as an Associate Producer.

Irons is represented by CAA.

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EDWARD R. PRESSMAN FILM CORPORATION

Founded in 1969, the Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation has produced more than 80 world-class motion pictures and helped launch the careers of many of the most prominent figures in the movie industry. Led by true industry veteran Edward R. Pressman, the company is dedicated to producing quality theatrical motion pictures and continues its 40-year tradition of forging new territory in both the independent and Hollywood arenas. The company’s extensive body of work includes groundbreaking films by directors such as Oliver Stone (Wall Street, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Talk Radio, The Hand), Terrence Malick (Badlands), Alex Proyas (The Crow), Brian De Palma (Sisters, Phantom of the Paradise), David Mamet (Homicide), Charles Burnett (To Sleep with Anger), Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, New Rose Hotel, The Blackout), Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking), and Werner Herzog (Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans). Pressman is currently in development of a reinvention of the 1994 hit film The Crow to be directed by Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) with Relativity, a reinvention of Bloodsport based on a script by Robert Mark Kamen (Taken, The Transporter), Happy Valley to be directed by Brian De Palma and to star Al Pacino as the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

CINEMORPHIC ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

Founded and headed by the young and dynamic producer Prashita Chaudhary, the mission of Cinemorphic is to empower meaningful cinema by partnering with talented filmmakers who share this vision from across the globe. The Company has backed Ari Folman’s Congress, which opened the Director’s fortnight at Cannes in May2013.

ANIMUS FILMS

Founded ten years ago by producer Jim Young, Animus’ first production was the award-winning documentary Year of the Bull, followed by the thriller Homecoming, directed by Morgan J. Freeman and starring Mischa Barton. More recently, Animus produced The Words starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, and Zoë Saldana, and Lovelace directed by Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Hank Azaria, and James Franco. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by The Weinstein Company/Radius for release this year. Animus recently finished production on the film, Life of a King, which stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., Dennis Haysbert, and LisaGay Hamilton. The drama is based on the true story of Eugene Brown, founder of the Big Chair Chess House in Washington, DC. Life of a King will be premiering in the Los Angeles Film Festival this summer. Young was a fellow in the Film Independent Producer’s Lab and received the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Producer’s Grant.

XEITGEIST ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Xeitgeist is an IP acquisitions and management company. Founded by Mark Montgomery and Joe Thomas, Xeitgeist in association with its global partners links best-of-breed filmmakers and financiers for feature films, documentaries, TV series and new media productions

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Promoting an almost-extinct form of embroidery in India – Tepchi Chikankari embroidery

He is not just a fashion designer, he is a craftsman and embroider himself and has come up the hard way, working on designs, embroidery and embellishments with his own hands over the last ten years. And this hands-on experience of about 10 years was very apparent when veteran bollywood actress Rati Agnihotri saw Umair Zafar’s outfits and was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the costumes designed by Mumbai fashion designer Umair Zafar for her film.

Speaking to Newz66.com, Umair Zafar said, “We all know about Lucknowi chikankari work and its various forms. But not many people have heard of Lucknowi tepchi work on Kota fabric. Tepchi is one of thirty-two kinds of chikankari embroidery and is one of the most delicate and intricate forms of embroidery. It is single-thread hand-work which looks good with medium sized floral designs. The delicate, very thin cotton thread work is done is such a way that it gives the impression of print on fabric. The beauty of the work is such that the same kind of stitching pattern runs on flowers, leaves and stems – in fact over the entire design and looks really amazing. It is difficult to make out the right and wrong side of the embroidery by just looking at it and hence it is also known as magic work. Every stitch is similar to the other and uses a very thin type of thread.”

Actress Rati Agnihotri is being styled by Umair Zafar for her upcoming film Tere Aane Se and most of her costumes feature this tepchi chikankari work. “This is a dying tradition and art-form or art work and we hope this film Tere Aane Se and Rati Agnihotri wearing outfits with tepchi chikankari designs on them brings this artistic expertise to the fore and puts this forgotten art on the fashion map of the world,” said Umair Zafar.

Umair Zafar’s new collection of long and short kurtis to suit women of all sizes and age-groups uses a lot of tepchi chikankari on Kota fabric which is very traditional to Lucknow. This effort has provided employment and a source of livelihood to about 50 artisans and craftsmen who were otherwise out-of-work due a lack of demand for this intricate-yet-delicate and exquisite hand work which is very time consuming, tedious and difficult.

Content/Photo Credits: www.newz66.com

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‘Baarish’ Song From ‘Yaariyan’ Gets Over 1 Million Hits In Just 4 Days!

Divya Kumar will be making her directorial debut with ‘Yaariyan’, a college based film and one of the songs from the film titled ‘Baarish’, which was unveiled this weekend, already seems to be a hit with the masses.

Reports suggest that the song, which features lead actors Himansh Kohli and Rakul Preet, has already got 1,138,752 views in just four days! What’s more surprising is the fact that the song has got such an overwhelming response despite the film having a fresh star cast.

T-Series’ Yaariyan directed by Divya Khosla Kumar is scheduled to release 10th January 2014.

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Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistan Hideout Re-created In Mumbai For ‘Tere Bin Laden 2’.

Director Abhishek Sharma, who made his directorial debut with the political satire ‘Tere Bin Laden’, is back with the sequel of the film Walkwater Media’s ‘Tere Bin Laden 2’ that promises to be bigger and better than the 2010 sleeper hit.Buzz has it that the makers re-created Pakistan in Mumbai for the film!

Abhishek Sharma has re-created Abbottabad, the Pakistani district where Osama bin Laden was found and killed by American Special Forces on May 2, 2011. The set has been erected by production designer Wasiq Khan in Mumbai’s Film City and reportedly, the production team did extensive research to create the Pakistani suburb in Mumbai, getting specific details about the house and the environment.

If that wasn’t all , the makers also used VFX technology to create a Black Hawk, a chopper used by the Navy SEALs during Laden’s assassination,similar to the one used in Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-nominated Hollywood thriller ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ . Says Abhishek Sharma , “We only had a rough sketch of the chopper which was leaked to the media by the American officials, as our reference points. The film is a comic satire and does not look to offend”.

Starring Manish Paul, Sikandar Kher and Pradhuman Singh (who will reprise his role as the Osama lookalike), Walkwater Media’s ‘Tere Bin Laden 2’, directed by Abhishek Sharma is scheduled to release next year.

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R…Rajkumar creates OOH buzz with Global Advertisers

Mumbai: 5 December, 2013: Global Advertisers executes outdoor promotional campaign for Shahid Kapoor starrer R… Rajkumar. Its an action packed film directed by Prabhu Deva, written by Shiraz Ahmed and produced by Viki Rajani and Sunil Lulla. The film features bollywood heartthrob Sonakshi Sinha in female lead role. Global has designed the campaign to achieve highest footfall at the box-office in its first weekend. Large size hoardings at strategic locations, uncluttered view and vibrant artwork successfully grabbed the attention of target audience. The movie is schedule on December 6, 2013.

Outdoor advertising has been a popular mode of promotion for bollywood movies from past several years, but now it provides much better outdoor solutions to producers. Global Advertisers has supported the industry with value addition packages, multi-city promotions, wide range of innovations and cost-effective campaigns.

“We are delighted to be associated with the team of R..Rajkumar. We have dedicated best of our service for the promotion of this Movie across Mumbai. No one can escape our hoardings. Our team at Global is expertise in media-planning and research. This helps our client achieve desired results.” Sanjeev Gupta, MD, Global Advertisers.

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AGS Transact Technologies Ltd. & Wincor Nixdorf showcased cutting edge technology for products related to retail banking and retailers at the
India ATM 2013 Conference and Expo on 3-4 December in Mumbai.

AGS Transact Technologies and Wincor Nixdorf impressed the Indian Bankers at the India ATM 2013 Conference and Expo

Showcased cutting edge technology products

MUMBAI, December
5
, 2013: Wincor Nixdorf Pte Ltd, one of the worlds’s leading providers of IT solutions and services to retail banking and retailers, together with their partner AGS Transact Technologies Ltd, a leading ATM outsourcing and payments’ company in India, attended the India ATM 2013 Conference and Expo on 3-4 December in Mumbai.

Following the new milestone achievement in the installation base of 25,000 ATMs in India, the rapid expansion witnessed in the ATM network in India has pushed AGS and Wincor Nixdorf to further engage the India market with innovative solutions and value-added initiatives. Products showcased include the well accepted Monofunctional Cash Dispenser ProCash 280, the new weatherized ATM for through-the-wall installations ProCash 285, as well as the Cash Recycling System CINEO C4040. Value-added ATM solutions such as Direct Marketing, Terminal Security, Proview Monitoring, Serial number Recognition and more were also part of the highlights showcased during the Expo.

As per the Global ATM Market and Forecasts to 2018, ATM segment witnessed a growth rate of 21% since 2012 in India. Reversing the trend of recent years, 2012 saw the new private sector banks leading growth. ATM terminals in India will be expected to grow at a compounded average growth rate of 23% between 2013 and 2018, according to research of British market research company RBR. Speaking on the growth of the ATM market, Mr. Stanley Johnson, President – Managed Services, AGS Transact Technologies Ltd. said, “ATM has brought a self-service revolution in the banking industry. There is a lot of scope for growth of ATM industry in developing countries like India. AGS continues to invest in cutting edge technology and provide value-added services in order to improve customer convenience and attract new customers. The new age products that we have been showcasing at the India ATM 2013 Conference and Expo along with Wincor Nixdorf will surely accelerate our market penetration and add value for our end-users.”

India ATM 2013 Conference and Expo addressed the key issues faced by the India’s increasingly dynamic financial services sector, challenges and opportunities. The rapid expansion seen in the India ATM network is primarily ascribed to the entry of ‘brown label’ concept, which enables banks to set up a large network of ATMs in a short span of time in an outsourcing model and partnership with its service provider.

Mr Karsten Kemna, Regional Vice President for Banking, Wincor Nixdorf Pte Ltd. said, “India market is one of our important growth markets beside China and Indonesia. Given that the Indian market is now realizing the potential in the growth in ATM deployment and management, we are driving and positioning ourselves together with AGS as the innovation leader and the preferred ATM manufacturer and supplier in India, and also to gain a larger market share.“At the same time are we bringing our innovations such as cash deposit and cash recycling as well as our value add software and service solutions to the Indian market. Most importantly, the team AGS together with Wincor Nixdorf offer end to end solutions for the customers in India. At the same time, we strongly believe that banks will further improve their self-service processes with technologies such as cash deposit and recycling solutions,” he added.

About Wincor Nixdorf:
Wincor Nixdorf is one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions and services to retailers and retail banking. The company is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany, and is publicly traded on the Frankfurt Securities & Stock Exchange. The company’s extensive portfolio focuses on optimizing business processes at banks and retail companies. It is aimed mainly at cutting costs and complexity and improving service to the end customer. Wincor Nixdorf leverages know-how from its core business with banks and retailers to diversify into related sectors. These include postal and lottery companies and hospitality and service station chain operators. Wincor Nixdorf has a presence in over 130 countries, with its own subsidiary companies in 42 of these. More than 9,000 employees work at the Group. The company is the leader in Europe and the number 2 in the world for programmable electronic POS systems (EPOSs) and the number 2 in Europe and worldwide for automated teller machines.

About AGS Transact Technologies:
AGS Transact Technologies Ltd. offers technology-based solutions for banking, retail, paint and petroleum sectors. Equipped with extensive experience in banking technology, AGS provides a complete suite of self-service banking products. The company is the dominant provider of ATM outsourcing services to the Indian banking industry. Since its inception, AGS has installed over 25,000 ATMs for various customers. The customers in the banking segment amongst others include State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, Axis Bank, Dhanlaxmi Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Dena Bank.


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The summit will address cyber security threats/challenges faced by two extremely important industries(Oil & Gas Industry and Finacial Sevices Industry) of the nation today and pre-emptive measures and solutions that can be undertaken for their safety and continued growth. These two industries are most at risk to such attacks due to the kind of critical information/data that they have access to, in fact several instances of cyber- attacks on the networks and data of oil companies and financial institutions have attracted media attention worldwide in the last few months.

Please find below details on ‘International IT & Cyber Security Summit & Exhibition 2013:-
(i) IT & Cyber Security Summit & Exhibition On Oil & Gas Industry, which will be inaugurated by Hon. Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri M. VeerappaMoily.
Venue: Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza NH8, New Delhi
Date:Monday 9th December 2013
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
Agenda and Schedule: http://www.witacs.net/oil-gas-summit/

(ii) IT & Cyber Security Summit & Exhibition on Financial Services, which will be inaugurated by Hon. Union Minister of State for Finance, Sh. NamoNarainMeena.
Venue: Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza NH8, New Delhi
Date:Monday 9th December 2013
Time: 9 AM – 6 PM

Agenda and Scedule: http://www.witacs.net/financial-services-summit/

Our esteemed speaker include names like Dr.Jim Noble (Director, The Advisory Council) who leads this initiative. Dr.Noble is one of world’s IT thought leaders and former CIO at General Motors, BP, Merrill Lynch, Time Warner and Philip Morris, and advisor to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Other respected names who will be present at the occasion – Dr. Vivek Lall, President and CEO at Reliance Industries Limited, Dr M. Narendra Chairman, Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) and Chairman ASSOCHAM Committee on Banking and Financial Services, Mr.R.S. Butola is the Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Mr. Sunil Pant Chief General Manager and Financial Controller, State Bank of India (SBI) to name a few.

Complete list of the speakers :http://www.witacs.net/category/our-speakers/

Furthermore, please find enclosed a personal invite for this significant event on behalf of Mr. Babu Lal Jain Chairman Organizing Committee ASSOCHAM-WICS Summit & Exhibition 2013 and Founder, WICS Group.

Also, attached are two separate press notes on both the industries, which will act as a back grounder, on the focus points for this summit.

In case of any queries please feel free to connect with me at the below mentioned contact details.

Warm Regards,

Megha

Email:- meghap@eigroup.in

Ph:- 9811819526

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WOMEN SHOULD BE ALLURING, SAYS PRIYANKA CHOPRA AT AGENDA AAJ TAK

“A woman should always be alluring, we are made to be alluring, we come from the land of Kamasutra.” Actor Priyanka Chopra, who starred on Day 2 of Agenda Aaj Tak, provided perhaps her most candid thoughts yet in response to hard questions about crimes against women, the role of Bollywood in a larger societal message about women, and what the government needs to do.

“Crimes against women will come down when laws are implemented properly. Laws exist, but there is fearlessness. Unless that fear goes, crimes against women won’t go down,” Priyanka said in response to a question from the BJP’s Anurag Thakur on how the film industry could help in the fight against rape in the backdrop of the December 16 Delhi gangrape. “The film industry is for entertainment. Don’t think society should put the responsibility of the message solely on the film industry. That’s the government’s job,” she said.

Explaining that she still needed to take the big ‘masala’ films in order to be commercially viable for the freedom to do ‘meaningful’ cinema with strong female characters, Priyanka told the audience about her upcoming sport biopic on Indian Olympian boxer and icon Mary Kom.

“Training is on, you’ll see my muscles soon. Mary Kom’s character was difficult. But I believe it needs to be the story of every girl, of how barriers are broken. This is the story of every girl who’s had to break barriers in her life,” said Priyanka.

The actor, who has recently signed on as brand ambassador for GUESS, the “first who isn’t blonde and blue-eyed”, was sporting enough to stand up on stage and show the audience a bit of what training has done for her — some nifty footwork and the boxing stance: “I’m a good boxer now! I’ve picked up a few tricks! I’ve never been sporty in my life, ironically. Have had to turn my life upside down learning a new sport.”

About her relationships and private life, Priyanka said, “I’m private, but I’m not politically correct. I believe that if I give my 90% to the public, the remaining is for my private life and family. I share a lot on social networks. I don’t believe being a public figure means laying bare all details about my life. A part of my life needs to be mine alone. I used to hide the papers when my father was sick, because of the malicious things people wrote about me. My father was my best friend. I could talk to him about anything.”

To the inevitable question: Modi or Rahul, Priyanka played safe. “I’m very politically correct. I refuse to comment on anything political.”

“We are taught that India is a secular country. We don’t need to all think like one person. We don’t live in a dictatorship. We live in a democracy, and we should be proud of it,” she said.

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WOMEN SHOULD BE ALLURING, SAYS PRIYANKA CHOPRA AT AGENDA AAJ TAK

“A woman should always be alluring, we are made to be alluring, we come from the land of Kamasutra.” Actor Priyanka Chopra, who starred on Day 2 of Agenda Aaj Tak, provided perhaps her most candid thoughts yet in response to hard questions about crimes against women, the role of Bollywood in a larger societal message about women, and what the government needs to do.

“Crimes against women will come down when laws are implemented properly. Laws exist, but there is fearlessness. Unless that fear goes, crimes against women won’t go down,” Priyanka said in response to a question from the BJP’s Anurag Thakur on how the film industry could help in the fight against rape in the backdrop of the December 16 Delhi gangrape. “The film industry is for entertainment. Don’t think society should put the responsibility of the message solely on the film industry. That’s the government’s job,” she said.

Explaining that she still needed to take the big ‘masala’ films in order to be commercially viable for the freedom to do ‘meaningful’ cinema with strong female characters, Priyanka told the audience about her upcoming sport biopic on Indian Olympian boxer and icon Mary Kom.

“Training is on, you’ll see my muscles soon. Mary Kom’s character was difficult. But I believe it needs to be the story of every girl, of how barriers are broken. This is the story of every girl who’s had to break barriers in her life,” said Priyanka.

The actor, who has recently signed on as brand ambassador for GUESS, the “first who isn’t blonde and blue-eyed”, was sporting enough to stand up on stage and show the audience a bit of what training has done for her — some nifty footwork and the boxing stance: “I’m a good boxer now! I’ve picked up a few tricks! I’ve never been sporty in my life, ironically. Have had to turn my life upside down learning a new sport.”

About her relationships and private life, Priyanka said, “I’m private, but I’m not politically correct. I believe that if I give my 90% to the public, the remaining is for my private life and family. I share a lot on social networks. I don’t believe being a public figure means laying bare all details about my life. A part of my life needs to be mine alone. I used to hide the papers when my father was sick, because of the malicious things people wrote about me. My father was my best friend. I could talk to him about anything.”

To the inevitable question: Modi or Rahul, Priyanka played safe. “I’m very politically correct. I refuse to comment on anything political.”

“We are taught that India is a secular country. We don’t need to all think like one person. We don’t live in a dictatorship. We live in a democracy, and we should be proud of it,” she said.

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Shahid Kapoor’s R.. Rajkumar is at the brink of release.

The songs and the promo’s have got a fantastic response and everyone has been mentioning to Shahid that he has been looking fantastic in the promo’s and songs.

However Shahid himself has been very anxious about the film.

The film is very rustic and something Shahid has not really done prior.

The high energy action sequences and the flavor of an out and out Prabhudeva masala film is what audiences have not seen Shahid doing on the big screen and so he is a little nervous about it.

Shahid has worked round the clock to get into the skin of the character.

This is the first time Shahid is working with Prabhudeva. His pair with Sonakshi Sinha has been very well accepted by the audiences.

The duo have been extremely high on praise for Shahid throughout the promotion leg. They have been emphasizing on how he knows his craft very well and is sincere about his work to the tee.

The young actor is counting on this film big time.

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Atul Kasbekar in the past has introduced faces like Katrina and Deepika in the industry. This time around it is Nicole Faria, who will be seen in Yaariyan.

The man who introduced actresses like Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone to the industry is all set to introduce one more talent in the industry. Atul Kasbekar is all set to launch one more fresh face to the audience. This time around it’s the actress Nicole Faria.

The actress is all set to make her debut in forthcoming film titled “Yaariyan”. The head honcho of Bling! has locked upon Nicole as a fresh talent who is set to appear in the film “Yaariyan.

The films trailer has released and has received positive feedback. Audiences are keen to learn more about Nicole. The actress who hails from Bangalore was awarded as Miss Earth in 2010. Nicole is the first female from India to win the title of Miss Earth.

Yaariyan is a college-based romantic and adventurous film directed by Divya Khosla Kumar.

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New Girl in Ali’s life!

Ali Asgar aka Vicky of Jeanie & Juju has been spending a lot of time on the sets these days. And the reason behind this is a new girl on the sets who has become Ali’s best buddy. But wait! Before you start thinking too much, let us tell you that this friend of Ali’s is a seven-year-old girl Ayesha, who is a new entry in the show. Ayesha plays the role of ‘Genius’, Jeannie’s cousin on screen. Our sources from the sets tell us that Ali and Ayesha hit it off right from the day one and have become best of friends, to the extent that Ayesha and Ali even eat together.

Quiz Ali about this and he says, “Ayesha reminds me of my daughter Ada as she is the same age as my daughter’s. I have become very fond of her and she also has got into a comfort zone with me. It all started with helping her with the dialogue delivery. Now I look forward to meeting her on the sets. She is a cute kid and we do lot of masti on the sets.”

Truly said that Friendships have no age bar!

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“Prabhu Dheva knows exactly what the audience wants ”says producer Viki Rajani.

Known for producing thrillers like ‘Aa Dekhein Zara’, ‘Table No. 21’ and ‘3G’, Viki Rajani will be venturing into the ‘massy masala’ space for the first time with ‘R…Rajkumar’ and the producer couldn’t be more excited than to flag if off with director Prabhu Dheva .

Talking about how he teamed up with Prabhu and Shahid for the film, Viki Rajani says, “I met Prabhu sir before I did Table No. 21 and I had an idea for a script, which I told him about. He really loved the idea and he wrote the entire script of R… Rajkumar in his own style because he knows exactly what the audience wants. After that, Shahid heard the idea and came on board immediately as the story is very fresh.”

All praise for his director says Viki Rajani, “I really consider myself fortunate for having such a good director and script. One thing that everybody has noticed about Prabhu Dheva is that he is not somebody who goes by the rule book.He is always improvising, he is always acting out things physically and his mind is always ticking. He is a man who has 27 years of experience and his experience has helped him in being so well- planned.”

Eros International and NextGen Films’ R…Rajkumar starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, directed by Prabhu Dheva hits theaters tomorrow.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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