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Dar Motion Pictures is on a big high. After the huge success and critical acclaim, their next release Mickey Virus has also scored at the box office.

Dar Motion Pictures as a production house has been doing diverse content. They started this year with D Day, followed by Lunch Box and now Mickey Virus.

Lunch Box did a round of film festivals and was appreciated all over. With a cast including Irrfan Khan and Nirmit Kaur, the movie raised a lot of eyebrows.

Both the films, Lunch Box and Mickey Virus are very different from each other – in content as well in the way they have been marketed.

Mickey Virus on the other hand debuts Manish Paul and Elli Avram. With the image Manish, Mickey Virus too is a Comedy drama.

On behalf of Dar Motion Pictures, spokesperson says Mickey Virus has done very well at box office and has been applauded by the audience as well.

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Denying the rumors of him quitting Zee TV’s top-rated fiction show, Qubool Hai, Karan Singh Grover is a happy man that the show is being loved and appreciated by his fans and critics alike. Talking about his rumoured exit, he said, “I urge you to stop spreading rumours that I am leaving the show. I am not leaving the show. The story of the show is running fine, and if we feel to change it due to any reason, then we will change it.”

As far as his co-stars are concerned, they are all happy that the show is being rated well and has gained much popularity. As far as the story of the show goes, while Asad and Zoya have been kept away from each other due to unavoidable circumstances, the upcoming weeks will have viewers glued to the edge of their seats as the makers of the show hint at a reunion of the two. While Zoya and Asad are struggling to be together, Tanweer on the other hand is busy devising a plot to break the two apart. While Tanweer’s plot is hatched, Asad walks into Ayan’s house and claims his love for Zoya and takes her back home. Given the popularity of the Asad-Zoya pairing, it will be interesting to see how these star-crossed lovers get back together.

To know more, keep watching Qubool Hai Monday – Friday at 9:30 PM

Only on Zee TV!

Nupur Kothari

Executive – Public Relations

Zee TV Marketing

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Rithvik Dhanjani – Arjun of Pavitra Rishta:

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As a child, I used to go out with my father every Diwali to shop for crackers. This used to make me very happy and I still cherish those memories. Every Diwali I make it a practice to gift sweets and diyas to all of my friends.

I don’t usually burst noisy crackers like bombs and rockets, but prefer lighting up anaars, chakrees and phuljhadis that are not noisy at all. The decibel level of bombs and the smoke they emit is destructive not just to the environment but human health and well being too. That is why I don’t think there is any kind of fun in bursting noisy crackers!

Asha Negi1.JPGAsha Negi – Purvi of Pavitra Rishta:

I have always loved this festival of lights. Making rangolis and ofcourse bursting crackers is so much fun! And we also tend to have a small celebration on the sets of Pavitra Rishta as well. It is like one big happy family! The huge variety of sweets that one has at home makes this my time of indulgence as it is the only occasion I get to spend time with my family and close friends. Of course, as always, the year’s celebrations depend on our shoot schedules although I do plan to definitely spend a day with my family and friends

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Shrishty Rode – Sarita of Punarvivaah

I have always celebrated Diwali with my family. It is that one occasion that I get to meet my entire family at one place. Ofcourse the gifts that I receive from my bhaiyyas is also an added incentive. (laughs)

I absolutely love helping my mom make sweets and decorate the house with lights, diyas & rangolis. The lights and the festive atmosphere makes the entire house look so beautiful!

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Paridhi Sharma – Jodha of Jodha Akbar

While the normal preparations of spring cleaning the house, festive shopping, lighting diyas and bursting crackers are on, I believe that festivals like Diwali are the perfect occasion for a family reunion and a celebration of these special moments with our loved ones. I would like to wish everyone a very happy, safe and noiseless Diwali. It’s time for all to let go of their diets and indulge in high calorie sweets. A little indulgence never killed anyone!

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Shilpa Shirodkar – Kamala Bai of Ek Mutthi Aasman

Diwali has always been an important celebration for my family. As a tradition, the entire family comes down from all parts of the country to celebrate Diwali. It truly is an amazing experience to have each and every family member present for the puja every day. Being a hindu, the grih pravesh also forms an important part of the celebration. Then who can forget the sweets, crackers, lights & card games in the evenings. I don’t attach undue importance to gifts. Spending time with family and friends means the most to me during Diwali. I spend every Diwali at home with my family. To me, Diwali is all about having a good time with my near and dear ones.

Surbhi Jyoti4.JPGSurbhi Jyoti – Zoya of Qubool Hai

I love firecrackers, but I ensure that I burst crackers with utmost safety and would appeal to everyone to have a safe and prosperous Diwali with their near and dear ones and good luck and happiness in the coming year. I love shopping and just like every year, this year too I will go all out and splurge on new clothes for Diwali and spend time with friends and family since I haven’t got any quality time to myself in a while. My friend’s mom always prepares a special sweet for me and I can’t wait to relish it!

Roopal Tyagi – Gunjan of Sapne Suhaane Ladakpan Ke

I have some amazing memories of celebrating Diwali during my childhood days. Being the eldest daughter it was my responsibility to decorate the entire house. After the Laxmi-Ganesh puja our first job was to light up the earthen lamps and burst crackers. Staying away from family now, I ensure to follow the same rituals here as well and feel at home. The only difference being – here I celebrate this festival with my extended family i.e. my close friends. However, this year I will also be celebrating it with my co-stars of Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke.

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Vikrant Massey – Ayaan of Qubool Hai

I love the festival of lights. It’s the time of the year when we celebrate with our near and dear ones and this is an occasion which brings all of us closer and spreads cheer around. Staying away from family, I ensure that I celebrate this festival with my friends and co-actors. This time, however, the entire cast of Qubool Hai has planned to celebrate Diwali together on the sets since we are all like a family now.

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Gautami Kapoor – Shruti of Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi

I have always looked forward to festivals ever since I was a kid. This is the only time when the entire family gets together and we all exchange gifts. I remember one incident where we had gone to our relative’s place and returned to find that one rocket had burnt our curtains. Thankfully the windows were almost completely closed and no damage was done to the room. In Mumbai, the city is dotted with lights and it’s a wonderful sight to see every nook and corner lit up. This year I’m hoping for a day off from the shoot of Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi a couple of days prior to Diwali so that I can go shopping for diyas and other decorative and decorate my house beautifully.

Sucheta Trivedi – Sushma of Bh Se Bhade

Diwali for me is all about crackers, sweets, new clothes, rangolis and kandils. I actively participated in making the elaborate and ornate Rangoli at our doorstep with my siblings. I think the kid in me comes alive during such festivities when I go all out and celebrate the festival like a child.

Manav Gohil – Sanjay of Khelti Hai Zindai Aankh Micholi

Diwali is one festival when I ensure that I go celebrate this festival with my family, either by going back home or by calling my family down to Mumbai. My daughter loves the lights, rangolis and the crackers around and enjoys to have company of friends and family around.

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“Bhai se main nai darta,”

The Baap of Indi pop leaves for Pakistan for his concert tour!

Forever mischievous…Bollywood’s singing sensation Mika Singh is on a world tour & his shows have been receiving humongous appreciation from audiences all over the world, Mika leaves for Pakistan.

Mika, the voice of some of our most popular songs in the industry is all set to rock the concert at Pakistan!

On his way to Pakistan Mika cheekily mentions, “Bhai se main nai darta. I am already all charged up & ready to rock Pakistan. Everywhere I have been to, the audiences have loved me & Insha Allah Pakistan too will.”

Like Mika Singh always says…Love me or hate me, you cannot ignore me! We surely cannot!


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Suspense, action and thrill – MOVIES NOW scales up the viewing experience this Diwali!

A day packed with Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters on the Diwali Day special – Boom Boom Blast

Mumbai, October , 2013: On the day of Diwali, MOVIES NOW ensures its viewers an extraordinary viewing experience with a stellar line up of action-packed blockbusters on Boom Boom Blast on 3rd November 2013, starting 11 am onwards.

Ranging from suspense to action to Kung Fu and sci-fi glory, the channel lays out every genre for its fans and ensures every Hollywood enthusiast an experience of a lifetime with Boom Boom Blast. So gear up for the roller coaster ride you will never forget!

We have all seen Jackie Chan’s swift and paced movements but now watch him train Jaden Smith in the fighting style he knows best. Watch Jaden retort to the school bullies and stand up for himself. Will this underdog prove his worth and claim stake on the title of the toughest Kung Fu Championship in china? Don’t miss Karate Kid, the martial arts blockbuster that grossed over $358 million worldwide.

If futuristic wonders keep you entertained, the X-men Last stand and Rise of the Planet of the Apes are tailor-made for you. Watch the mutants as they take sides in the biggest battle yet when the humans find a permanent cure for them in the X-men Last stand. This is not the only fight of survival you will witness this season. Catch the Human race combat the uprising of Apes resulting from an object designed to help the brain repair itself in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Which one of the two species will win the war against extinction? Watch these two iconic blockbusters to find out.

Moving on from the hard core action, Unknown will keep you intrigued. What happens when you wake from coma only to realize your identity has been stolen? Catch Liam Neeson go the extra mile in his suspense drama- Unknown.

So pick your favourite film and revel in joy this Diwali as MOVIES NOW goes Boom Boom Blast!

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Don’t miss watching

“Sanskaar… Dharohar Apnon Ki”

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 7.00 PM,

Only on COLORS!

Telecast Date – On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 7.00 PM –

In today’s episode we will see Baa telling Chandrika that till the time a son is born in either families, the temple and the land belongs to Dwarkadhish. Chandrika agrees to her decision that further is a cause for dispute in the family. Jai tells them that there won’t be any Diwali celebrations this year which upsets Dhara and all the other family members.

To know more, don’t miss watching this episode of “Sanskaar… Dharohar Apnon Ki” on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 7.00 PM, only on COLORS!

“Sanskaar… Dharohar Apnon Ki”

Every Monday to Saturday at 7.00 PM,

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A Music & Dance Theatrical

By SAAZONIK PRODUCTIONS

Celebrating 100 years of Hindi Cinema Music

The Life of Musica is the era wise journey of Music, from the Silent Era Hindi Films to the present.

MUSICA is a concept and script created by Seema Sonik Alimchand .

It is Musica’s journey, from the beginning of time, moving to the royal darbars, then the blossoming, the love, the passion, the joy, the strive for independence, the fame, the death, the highs and the lows, all showcased in a series of electrifying, soul touching dance performances and acts taking the story forward.

Seema, a voice professional, writer and radio presenter, has researched the history of Indian Music since the last six years now. She connected with eminent personalities of the industry and has collected an audio bank of interviews with Khayyam, Manoj Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Raju Naushad, Pyarelal, Raju SIngh, Farida Jalal, Usha Khanna, Omi Sonik, Hasan Kamal among others.

As Seema mentioned “ These veterans of the different eras of the industry were easy access due to my late father Sonik, (Well known as Masterji) being a Music director and highly loved and respected by the film industry.

I used some of this data I collected and constructed a few scripts based on our film music, one of which was made into a 13 CD album, {HUNDRED YEARS OF MUSIC IN INDIAN CINEMA} instantly liked by HMV- SAREGAMA. The 13 CD Album pack’s conceptualization, written material, presentation, songs compilation and the complete putting together of this masterpiece is my handiwork, based on my knowledge and passion for music. Although HMV – SAREGAMA has subsequently sold the cd pack to Wizcraft and other corporates for their corporate gifting, the official launch by HMV SAREGAMA is slated around Diwali, this year.

Presently I am very excited about my theatrical/musical ‘MUSICA’ & creating ‘The Life of Musica’ based on my concept of era wise Hindi film music. The plan is to hold the first show around this new year. I am hoping to travel across India and Abroad with this theatrical. I have set up a Company ‘Saazonik Productions’ with my sister, and the theatrical will be produced by Saazonik. Under the banner, we plan to create many such brands in theatre, books, television, films etc

2014 will also see the release of my novel, a romantic thriller, a celebrity biography and some adventure stories for children. In the theatre space I am simultaneously working on a play based on paranormal phenomena. Thereafter I am going to work on a musical travel show depicting the history, evolution of Ghazals and Folk Music going on to Sufi, Bhakti, Pop etc.”

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Musically yours…

Dr.Soma Ghosh, foster daughter of Ustad Bismillah Khan and a veteran classical vocalist, strives to preserve the cultural heritage of our country through her Madhu Murchhana movement. Parampara Kal Aur Aaj is a movement where Madhu Murchhana heritage band fuses the ancient with the modern, bringing to life endangered musical instruments in their fullest glory. The tar shenai, esraj, sarangi and ravan hatta will vie with pakhawaj, folk music, jugalbandi, siddh veena, sitar, tabla, harmonium, sarod, and will also take do a modern of take on traditional music, retaining our culture through it. Madhu Murchhana Heritage Band performed at Ravindra Natya Mandir with Nazish Khan, Aquid Khan (Tabla), Shankar Nandi (Khol, Dhol), Krishna Mohan( Damroo, Jhanj et cetra), Debashish Haldar (Tar Shehnai, Esraaj, Sarangi), Iqbal Warsi (Ravan Hatya), Mrinal Upadhyay (Pakhawaj). Folk songs by sufi singer Mudasir Ali and Shoma Banerjee and back up vocals by Tulsi and Suboor Khan. Dance choreography by Vichitra Mukherjee. Concept: Dr. Soma Ghosh. Jugalbandi: Jyoti Hegde (Rudraveena) and Siddharth Banerjee (Siddha Veena).Accompanied by Mrinal Upadhyay on Pakhawaj and Prashant on Tabla.

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The luxe & the opulent! Shahid Amir’s collection now at Fizaa! This festive season “Fizaa” adds men’s wear

The luxe & the opulent! Shahid Amir’s collection now at Fizaa!

The multi designer store located in the plush areas of Juhu & a property of Zarine Khan; Fizaa has lot more to offer this Diwali with the designer Shahid Amir’s Men’s wear at the luxe store.

On the onset of the festive season, Fizaa displays some of the beautiful Indian ethnic designs & accessories with the newest range coming from Shahid Amir bringing unique & elegant Men’s wear to the store.

Having the likes of Fardeen Khan, Zayed Khan…Shahid Amir’s collection is understated blending a variety of natural fabrics together using both French & Indian art form of authentic hand embroidery; Zardosi & Lucknowi tradition & now will be available at the magnificent store Fizaa this Diwali.

Fizaa, brainchild of Zarine Khan marks the epitome of the best of fashion under one roof. The store shelters exotic garments from Bridal couture to Red Carpet creations by some of the most noted Indian designers handpicked by Zarine Khan itself.

The preview witnessed presence of Zayed Khan, Farah Ali Khan, Sanjay Khan, Ameesha patel, Sharon Prabhakar, Bikram Saluja, Negar Khan, Talat Aziz, Aakash Sagar, Sadiya Siddiqui.

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ACTOR POOJA CHOPRA plays 92.7 BIG FM’s GAME SHOW ‘BIG SOCHO… BIG JEETO’

LIGHTS UP THIS DIWALI FOR GIRL CHILDREN FROm PROJECT CRAYONS

Mumbai, October 29, 2013: Bollywood actor and former Miss India Pooja Chopra today visited the 92.7 BIG FM studios to participate in BIG Socho…BIG Jeeto, the game show curated especially for Diwali. In keeping with the flavour of the game – which allows players to win prizes and donate them out of choice, the charming actress not only won attractive prizes (BIG JEETO), but also gifted her prizes on the spot to girl children associated with Project Crayons (BIG SOCHO), a Non-Governmental organisation involved in several areas of social work.

With quiz questions that ranged from Bollywood to general knowledge, the game made for excellent memory joggers for not just Pooja but also the media present there. The vivacious actress also spent time interacting with children, inquiring about their dreams, aspirations and how they wish to celebrate this festival of lights. She also lit diyas with the kids and wished them happiness and success.

Commenting on this association, Pooja Chorpa mentioned, “I am extremely thankful to 92.7 BIG FM for inviting me to be a part of this event. I have always worked for the welfare of girl child from my beauty pageant days and this initiative is close to my heart. Donating my prizes to children from Project Crayon gave me immense pleasure and am hoping this will be a good start to their Diwali.”

This exclusive national campaign which was launched recently on the largest radio network in India endeavours to give listeners a fantastic opportunity to win big prizes by answering a set of 5 questions, with the option to donate their win for a good cause this Diwali. While listeners of 92.7 BIG FM have been participating in BIG Socho…BIG Jeeto since 28th October between 9 am and 7 pm every hour for 7 days, officers from the government, police, and Bollywood celebrities are also participating in the contest on-air at 92.7 BIG FM stations.

About Reliance Broadcast Network

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television and television production. The company houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS Networks – a joint venture with CBS Studios International offering English Entertainment Channels – Love and Prime (which is available in dual feeds of English and Hindi), as well as a regional General Entertainment Channel for the Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh (PCHP) region called Spark Punjabi; BIG RTL THRILL – a dual feed channel from the Company’s joint venture with Europe’s RTL Group, targeted at male audiences and positioned as the ultimate action destination; BIG MAGIC – a General Entertainment Channel featuring family dramas, crime shows, sitcoms, reality shows and weekend blockbuster movies. BIG MAGIC has also expanded into the United States, Canada and Australia under the brand name BIG MAGIC International; The Company has further launched a channel called BIG MAGIC Bihar and Jharkhand, with specifically created programming for the market. BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division caters to the creative needs of the diverse Indian television landscape. Reliance Broadcast Network also distributes BloombergTV India, the country’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to www.reliancebroadcast.com

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Pritam and Prabhu Dheva come together for the very first time with R…Rajkumar (Sending u pic in half hour)

While Gandi Baat from Eros International and NextGen Films’ R…Rajkumar is already creating waves thanks to its high tempo beats and ever higher energy by Rajkumar aka Shahid Kapoor and director-choreographer Prabhu Dheva, the newest song that will have audiences asking for more is titled “Saare Ke Fall”, a quirky peppy number starring the film’s leads Shahid Kapoor and the gorgeous Sonakshi SInha.

Written by Mayur Puri and composed by maestro Pritam , Saare Ke Fall was the first schedule shot,keeping with director Prabhu Dheva’s tradition of always commencing a film’s shoot with a song.

Shot at the picturesque Salt belt in Bhuj,filming the song turned out to be quite a challenge given that the cast and crew traveled to the location on a tractor ,which was 2 1/2 kms away from the base.

Choreographed by Vishnu Dheva, the song’s styling highlights bright colors offsetting the pristine white background.

Commenting on the song says composer Pritam Chakraborty, “Saree ke fall is one of my most beautifully picturized songs with unique choreography and have enjoyed every time I have watched it. I cant simply get over the background dancers.”

Adds producer Viki Rajani, ” While brainstorming on this particular track, we thought it ideal to shoot at a location like Bhuj – It has not been used in movies often and suited this particular situation in the film…With R…Rajkumar Pritam and Prabhu Dheva come together for the very first time making it a special film for the both of them”.

Eros International and NextGen Films’ R…Rajkumar starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, directed by Prabhu Dheva is scheduled to release 6th December 2013.

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> International icon Priyanka Chopra turns GUESS girl for the GUESS 2013 Holiday Campaign !

A first for any Bollywood actress in the history of Indian Cinema,Priyanka Chopra is now the international face of GUESS .

Having some of the most iconic faces including Cindy Crawford,Drew Barrymore , Anna Nicole Smith and Paris Hilton represent the international brand in the past , GUESS has roped in Bollywood actress and international artist Priyanka Chopra to be the newest face of the brand on the global front.

Apart from being their most ambitious campaign yet, Priyanka Chopra has been shot by none other than Grammy Award winner & three time Academy nominee Bryan Adams , who goes behind the lens to capture the Exotic beauty in her glamorous free spirited best in a series of black and white photographs for the campaign ,having earlier worked with the likes of Sting,Shania Twain,Mick Jagger,Rod Stewart,Celine Dion,Amy Whinehouse,Lenny Kravitz and the Queen of England.

In the campaign, Priyanka portrays a movie star at home in an elegant Mediterranean villa wearing some of the season’s most stand-out dresses.

Apart from Priyanka Chopra being one of the most celebrated personalities on the global platform and the first Indian recording artist in the US with major mainstream appeal, ,her picturesque face and hourglass body coupled with an attitude to die for made her the perfect match for everything GUESS has come to epitomize over the years.

Says Paul Marciano, Creative Director GUESS ,“Priyanka’s confidence, strength and sensuality reflect the qualities I always look for in a model.Priyanka Chopra reminds me of Sophia Loren and the top actresses of the 1950s. With the Indian movie industry exploding on a global stage, and GUESS having a brand presence in 87 countries, we could not have found a better global brand ambassador. Choosing Priyanka reinforces our celebration of multi-talented, dynamic and accomplished women.”

Says GUESS girl, Priyanka Chopra, “For as long as I can remember, GUESS has been at the epicenter of fashion for women. I am honored to be face of the GUESS brand and this iconic holiday campaign. GUESS is aspirational, inspirational and so relatable to women from across the world and I think this is a remarkable opportunity which in its own way, erases boundaries and makes the world a smaller place. When you look good, you feel great…and to me, that’s what Paul Marciano captured in these pictures and what GUESS is all about.”

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Who is Vivek Mishra …? Says Candy Brar

Model-turned-corporate professional Candy Brar, who entered in Bigg Boss house after very much controversial statement by ex- contestant of Bigg Boss Vivek Mishra as he commented on her personal life. She is very disappointed with Vivek Mishra who maligned her reputation during his stay on the show. Candy refuses to recognise Vivek Mishra she said, “I don’t know Vivek, who is he..? I don’t even remember meeting him ever. He took my name to get footage. I wanted to give him a piece of his mind but it is his good luck that he is not in the house. How can anyone be so irresponsible?”

Brar, who is the friend of current captain of the house Kushal Tandon, said her main aim to enter the house is to present her real self “Vivek Mishra had said a lot about me without knowing me personally. I am not a reality show buff but I am entering the show to present my real self,” Said Brar.

Candy, who entered the house as a new inmate, says that she is entering the house with no strategy. “I am quite excited but have no strategy. I want to go with the flow.” About her equation with Kushal, she says, “The last thing that Kushal would expect is to see me in the house. He is a friend now.”


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MCHI –CREDAI’s 22nd Real Estate & Housing Finance Exhibition Gets Overwhelming Response

– India’s Largest property expo involving 120 participating builders and developers from Mumbai MMR

– Over 51,909 people visited MCHI property 2013 exhibition

October 2013, Mumbai: Over 51,909 home aspirants visited the recently held Real Estate and Housing Finance Exhibition in Mumbai, organized by Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry. A total of 120 builders and developers showcased assorted projects to property seekers and investors during the four day exhibition held at the MMRDA grounds at BKC during17 -20 October 2013.

Buoyed by the recovery in the country’s economy, the real estate sector has witnessed a growing demand for housing properties and the exhibition played a very important role to guide home seekers in the right direction. MCHI has been organizing the mega housing exhibitions in order to offer best of the opportunities to the potential buyers. MCHI’s credentials are enhanced further with continuous encouraging response from the potential buyers this year as well.

Commenting on the success of the exhibition, Mr. Vimal Shah, President MCHI-CREDAI exhibition committee said “With the success of the exhibition it is now confirmed that there is a huge demand in the property market, buyers are looking for best available properties with the world-class amenities and we are the only real estate body who provide them the right platform and bring them all together under one roof. Such massive response from the home buyers encourages us and we hope to make the expo bigger in the coming edition”

The Property Expo displayed a plethora of options of affordable housing, second homes, and luxury residences, investment to financial options, as well as commercial and retail property which have or will be coming up.

Shri Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan, Cabinet ministers for Textiles, Minorities Development and AUKAF, Govt. of Maharashtra inaugurated the property expo at the MMRDA grounds BKC in the presence of Guest of Honour, Shri A. Krishna Kumar, Managing Director, State Bank of India and key MCHI members.

The expo witnessed prominent visitors such as Suniel Shetty, Neha Dhupia and Sri Deepak Vasantrao Kesarkar – Member of Legislative Assembly, Govt of Maharashtra.

Mr. Bandish Ajmera, Chairman, MCHI-CREDAI Exhibition Committee said, “MCHI’s bi-annual exhibition has truly emerged as India’s most successful and trusted property exhibition series over the years. This largest exhibition is a perfect platform to fulfill the dream home aspirations of potential home buyers specially during the festive season, we hope like the last decade this year too worked to the home buyers’ advantage.”

With the theme ‘Mumbai makes Me Happy’, inspired by the spirit of Mumbai and its citizens, some of the highlights of this year’s Expo were – special QR coded badges that enabled buyers and participants to exchange contact details efficiently; an easy downloadable Mobile Application which was a guide for the buyers, the application to had relevant details about developers; a unique Art piece was installed at the exhibition, depicting the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link’, made out of construction materials; special Kids Zone for children’s recreation, state- of- the- art exhibition venue, cafeteria, shuttle bus services and online registration along with exclusive catalogues for buyers with detailed information about the Expo and participating organisations.

This exhibition intended to ease the stressful process of realty searches and to provide a common platform of interaction for property buyers and developers with wide range of properties across various budgets, locations along with financial support of on-spot loans by top banks, NBFC’s, HFC’s & HFIs.

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About MCHI:

Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI-CREDAI), formed in 1982, is the most prominent and the only recognized body of Real Estate Developers in Mumbai and MMR. MCHI-CREDAI brings together members dealing in Real Estate Development on one common platform to address various issues facing the Industry. MCHI-CREDAI has a strong Membership of over 1800 leading Developers in Mumbai and has expanded across MMR, having its own units in Thane, Kalyan -Dombivali, Mira – Virar City, Raigad and Navi Mumbai. Members of MCHI-CREDAI account for 80% of the organized Development of new residential and commercial properties in Mumbai and MMR.

MCHI-CREDAI is recognized by Government of Maharashtra and the Central Government and helps in meeting their objectives of providing housing, which is a basic necessity. MCHI-CREDAI works towards raising awareness among the General Public, Real Estate and Construction Industry while providing them with detailed information on new developments in and around Mumbai and MMR.

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Director Sanjay Gupta to use extensive VFX in his upcoming film Mumbai Saga

Old, decrepit mills from yesteryear Mumbai make their way into Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming film Mumbai Saga. It will showcase the city from the bygone era. And the filmmaker will be incorporating a lot of special effects in the project to bring back the old and out- ofuse mills that used to once operate out of the city in the ’ 80s and the ’ 90s.

The film dwells on the subject of how hordes of mills, some famous for the wrong reasons, were forced to shut shop during that era.

Says Sanjay Gupta, “ The movie will be showing such vacant properties fully operational.

We will be recreating miniatures of these mills to show them being burnt down.” The film’s crew will also be heading to Belapur to shoot some action sequences.

“ We will be shooting some scenes with a train that used to run on the tracks in the ’ 90s. Now, it can only be seen in Belapur,” adds the director.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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