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Anup Jalota's Boyss Toh Boyss Hain music launch. Dir by Amit Vats
Music of ‘Boyys Toh Boyys Hain’ launched

Make some noise for the ‘Boyss’!

It was an evening when music and entertainment came together as producers Anup Jalota and Chaitannyaswami released the music of their upcoming film ‘Boyss Toh Boyss Hain’ a midst much media fanfare at a suburban hotel in Mumbai on Monday, July 1st.

While the film’s young starcast enthralled the media and guests with their vibrant presence, it was a moment of pride for ace singer and film’s producer Anup Jalota as eminent personalities like singer Talat Aziz and filmmaker Ketan Mehta unveiled the album.

Speaking about the film’s music Anup Jalota said, “it’s an album that has something for everyone. The songs will not only entertain you but also take the narrative forward.”

“The music of the film has varied moods ranging from romantic to fun-filled including, of course, foot tapping dance numbers for a complete masala Bollywood effect,” Jalota added.

The music of ‘Boyss Toh Boyss Hain’ will take you on an unforgettable musical journey with diverse and versatile voices of Anup Jalota followed by contemporary singers like Mika Singh, Mohit Chauhan, Neeraj Shirdhar and Sunidhi Chauhan. ‘BTBH’ has a total of six tracks set to tune by new and upcoming composers like Willii Saadhak, Sayanthi-Shailendra, Anuj Garg, Dhiren Raichura, Sujit Joshi, Dhwanit Joshi and Gourav Das Gupta. The lyrics by Panchhi Jalonvi cater to different moods of the vibrant compositions in the album.

Directed by Amit vats, ‘BTBH’ stars Raj Kumar Yadav, Anshuman Jha, Dhruv Ganesh & debutante Aarya Kumar, Gulshan Grover and Divya Dutta, Aadil Hussain among others.

While the film’s music is already out on the stands and trending on TV as well as online, get ready to meet the Boyss at a theatre near you on July 12.

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LFW WF 2013_Model Auditions Finalists with jury members

Names of Shortlisted Female Models: 1. Pooja Bhamrah, Mumbai 2. Olha Torovik, Ukraine 3. Surabhi Rao, Mumbai 4. Reka Kuzma, Hungary 5. Parul Duggal, Mumbai 6. Marcela Sevcikoca, Slovakia 7. Akshi Khari, Mumbai (Left to right in the picture) Mumbai, Wednesday, July 3, 2013: 86 aspiring female models thronged the glamour capital of India today to participate in Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 Model auditions. Lakmé Fashion Week Model Auditions is India’s most popular and respected launch pads for new faces, having introduced some of the most successful names in the modeling industry like Katrina Kaif, Yana Gupta, Mugdha Godse and Miss India World Kanishta Dhankar amongst many others.

The jury panel comprised a mix of, fashion experts and stalwarts of the Indian fashion industry, including actress Sonal Chauhan, designer Vikram Phadnis, Pria Kataria Puri; show directors Anu Ahuja and Rashmi Virmani; along with Saket Dhankar-Head Fashion, IMG Reliance and Bulbul Hooda ,Brand Manager, Lakmé.

Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) aims to redefine the future of Indian fashion by encouraging youthful new talent and providing them with an opportunity to showcase their potential. Upholding the high standards of quality and talent that LFW symbolizes, 7 finalists were chosen after three intense rounds of audition, each judged by the jury members. These models were evaluated on various parameters including poise, confidence, personality and most importantly, on their ability to embody and personify a designer’s vision on the runway.

Post the selection of new models, Purnima Lamba, Lakmé, Head, Innovations, said, “The model auditions at Lakmé Fashion week have discovered some iconic Lakmé faces of the past. Angela Jonsson for instance, who features in our new 9to5 campaign. This season we welcome some new faces to the much coveted fashion event and wish them well in their debut on the ramp.”

Announcing the selected new faces, Saket Dhankar-Head Fashion, IMG Reliance, said, “Introducing new fashion talent is core to the Lakmé Fashion Week identity. The LFW Model Auditions is amongst India’s topmost platform dedicated to introducing fresh models year-after-year. This season, we have identified seven new faces, carefully selected by our esteemed jury, from a record number of registrations. Apart from being torch bearers of the platform these promising young models are sure to make a niche for themselves in the industry.”

About Lakmé Fashion Week:

Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) is jointly organized by Lakmé, the No.1 cosmetics and beauty services brand in India and IMG Reliance, the global leader in sports and entertainment event marketing and management. LFW has been conceived and created with a vision to “Redefine the future of fashion and Integrate India into the global fashion world”. LFW is organized twice every year. LFW Winter/Festive 2013 will be held from August 23 to August 27 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai. For further information log on to http://www.Lakméfashionweek.co.in

About Lakmé:

Contemporary Indian beauty expert Lakmé continuously innovates to offer a wide range of, high performance and world class color cosmetics, skincare products, and beauty salons. In addition to leveraging Unilever’s worldwide expertise, Lakmé also partners with the leading cosmetic house Milan-based Intercos Italia, Schwann Stabilo Germany and Paris-based Fiabila. Combining international cosmetic technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé also offers its consumers a comprehensive beauty experience through its products and services at the Lakmé Salons and Studios. For further information log on to www.lakméindia.com

About IMG Reliance:

IMG Reliance Pvt Ltd., is an equal joint venture between 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. The joint venture company will develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. Its current assets include India’s premier fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event, the Aircel Chennai Open. IMG Reliance has entered agreements 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 and the All India Football Federation (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.

For further details, please contact the below:

Sana Ahuja | +91 9820286866 | sana.ahuja@edelman.com
Shahana Chakraborty | +91 9819678874 | Shahana.chakraborty@edelman.com

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Press Conference of Ek Bura Aadmi

Recently there was a press conference held for the film ‘Ek Bura Aadmi’. Arunoday Singh, Raghubir Yadav and Kitu Gidwani are in the lead role and were present for the conference along with director Ishraq and producer Zenaida Mastura.

Giving the gist of the film director Ishraq says, “Ek Bura Aadmi is based on the corrupt political practices followed in the Northern states of India. It is a fiction work inspired by real life stories of well-known criminals turned politicians from UP and Bihar.”

Telling about his role Arunoday Singh says, “My character’s name is Munna who is a typical small town youth. He starts as a disciple of a politician but ends up being a consummate practinoner of manipulative politics.” Kitu Gidwani says, “I am portraying the role of a politician who is greedy for power and will go to any extend to achieve power and status in the society.”

The film Ek Bura Aadmi stars Arunoday Singh, Raghubir Yadav, Kitu Gidwani, Angira Dhar and Yashpal Sharma. The film is presented by Philind Motion pictures Pvt. Ltd. And is produced by Zenaida Mastura and Surendra Rajiv. The film is releasing on 26th July 2013.

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Claudia is crazy about Auto rickshaws

Becoming a household name after appearing in Big Boss 3, Claudia Ciesla thinks India as her second home. Each and everything of the Indian culture even if it is an Indian sweet or an auto rickshaw is close to her heart. Auto rickshaw? Confused? It’s true, Claudia is crazy about auto rickshaw. Whenever she sees an auto rickshaw she wants to sit in it and drive it. She got a chance to fulfill this need of driving a rickshaw. She not only drove it but also left some of the pedestrians to their destination.

On asking about this weird desire of driving an auto rickshaw, she says, “Yes, I love driving an auto rickshaw. When I first came to Mumbai, I was very much amused to see such kind of vehicle as we don’t have it in Germany. When I went home for the first time after visiting India I took a miniature of a rickshaw, but then my other family members and friends wanted the same, so this time I had to take a lot of auto rickshaw souvenirs on special demand.“

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Director Ram Gopal Varma releases the first look of the second instalment of Satya today as the cult film completes fifteen years. Please find Satya 2 poster attached herewith and cast-crew details mentioned below.

Cast: Puneet Singh Ratn, Anaika Soti, Mahesh Thakur, Raj Premi among others.
Director: Ram Gopal Varma.
Production / Banner: Mammoth Media And Entertainment Private Ltd.
Music: Sanjeev Darshan, Nitin Raikwar and Ishk Bector.
Lyrics: Kumar.
Choreography: Shabina Khan.
DOP: Vikas Saraf.

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Director Milan Luthria all praise for Akshay Kumar

While it was earlier reported that director Milan Luthria joined Akshay Kumar in New York for a short trip where the two looked to complete a few things on the film – The director is now back, having received rave reviews for the few rushes and promo cut of Balaji’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara.

All praise for his film’s lead says Milan, “Akshay Kumar has floored me with his enthusiasm to excel and with his grasp for things – Audiences will see a new and evolved Akshay Kumar for sure and the results are for all to see….He’s played a bad guy with élan.”
Balaji Motion Pictures’ Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara starring Akshay Kumar,Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha is scheduled to release onAugust 15, 2013.

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Microsoft and Shankar Mahadevan launch the Shankar Mahadevan Academy App for Windows 8 PCs

Mumbai, 3rd July, 2013 – So you think you can be the next ‘voice’ of the country, but your skills need some honing? Now’s your chance to learn music from the maestro himself. With the new Shankar Mahadevan Academy (SMA) app on Windows 8 PCs, distances don’t matter anymore and you can up your skills from the comfort of your home. This app is free and available for download from the Windows Store.

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-US/app/0f925ebf-2c36-4c85-9074-0e7744c12f94

The SMA app looks and feels much better thanks to the exclusive features available on Windows 8 PC devices. With this app, you not only get free courses, but also learning material in a digital format as well as a ‘Riyaaz Recorder’ that helps gauge the progress you have made. Windows 8 users also get unique privileges such as special compositions when you get the Shankar Mahadevan Academy app on your Windows 8 device which offers at least 40 per cent additional features.

So whether you want to pursue music seriously or just learn for fun, this app has options for everyone – from courses in Carnatic and Hindustani classical music to religious chanting and Indian folk music to Bollywood songs. A highly structured curriculum provides a clear path for progression in music learning for everyone from a young student to a working professional with one 45 min online class every week for 12 weeks. Students can choose ‘adult’ or ‘kid’ batches and each batch is limited to three students with an option to upgrade to a single student batch.

Talking about the app, Shankar Mahadevan said, “I am amazed at the clarity and convenience that I just experienced using this app on a Windows 8 device. The attractive user interface and clarity of sound would make any student want to learn music. The richness of my academy’s app is superb that helps students take music learning from the desk to convenience of the couch or for that matter a bench in a park. I am extremely happy that we have partnered with Microsoft in bringing this to our current and potential students.”

Speaking about the partnership with SMA, Amrish Goyal, Director – Windows Business Group, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are proud to partner with Shankar Mahadevan Academy to create this engaging and interactive app. Windows 8 is all about delivering unique, differentiated experiences to users and this partnership underlines our commitment to providing world-class apps on the platform. We are sure that Windows 8 users will enjoy the app and it will give wings to many dreams.”

Features of the app include:

Ø The Online Music Book equipped with engaging multimedia learning content & practice tools that allows students to self-learn and class record and get in-depth audio feedback from teachers as well.

Ø The Academy Community gives students an opportunity to interact with fellow music students worldwide, and enables them to share recordings and have discussions.

Ø Other features include dashboards, assignment prompts and have been implemented to ensure user stickiness.

With the SMA app, you get an opportunity to learn from the master himself and make the most of your talent with the unique features available on Windows 8.

So what are you waiting for? Power up your Windows 8 device and get ready to become the next singing sensation!

About Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, USA. It has had a presence in India since 1990 and currently has offices in nine cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

About Shankar Mahadevan Academy

Shankar Mahadevan Academy (http://www.shankarmahadevanacademy.com) was founded under the guidance and leadership of the award winning composer and singer Shankar Mahadevan. The Academy brings high quality Indian music education online for the first time. Shankar’s vision for the Academy is to share his love for music with people across the globe and to make learning music easy and fun. Now students have an easy way to learn music in the convenience of their own home, at their own pace. The Academy is a joint venture between Shankar Mahadevan and Clood On (http://www.cloodon.com), a provider of virtual learning software founded by executives from Yahoo.

For more information, please contact:

Dipti Mehra Gaurav Kocher

Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. IPAN Hill and Knowlton

diptim@microsoft.com Mobile: +91 801 059 4811 Email: gaurav.kocher@hkstrategies.com

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Veena Malik completed her movie song after getting injured

Bollywood bombshell Veena Malik has wrapped up the shooting of her upcoming Kannada movie “Silk Sakkath Maga” song in Thailand. The makers are happy that the Veena canned the film within schedule after she got injured on movie set while shooting for the song. Her ankle got twisted which tore her toe nail and it started bleeding profusely. She refuse to take rest and continued to shoot after having bandage on her feet. She is playing a character of Southern star Silk Smitha which is based on true story. Thailand is a very beautiful place where Veena was seen filming intimate scene with her co-star Akshay in Bikini at beach.

Veena Malik said, “I am very happy that I completed my song on schedule after getting injured on my foot. It was very difficult for me to shoot as it was a painful movement. It’s not a big deal for me as I consider myself to be a super women and nobody can stop me. After getting injured also I am preparing for my upcoming Bollywood movie “The City That Never Sleeps” which is produced by Satish Reddy.”

Veena always dedicated the heart and soul in the movie and wanted to finish the shoot as soon as possible and not delay it further which would cause inconvenience to the other co-actors and production team, so she shot with a bandaged foot. However, care was taken that her bandaged foot was not shown in the camera.


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YJHD and Nautanki Saala success gives Evelyn Sharma a ‘hottie boost’

When actress and fashionista Evelyn Sharma made her foray into Bollywood a year ago, not many expected the newbie from Germany to make her mark in Indian films!

But the sexy babe improved her Hindi and bagged five films within a few months. Now, two of her movies Ayan Mukherji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD) and Rohan Sippy’s Nautanki Saala, have emerged runaway hits.

What’s more! YJHD, where Evelyn was seen in the key role of a hottie alongside Ranbir Kapoor, is the biggest blockbuster of the year.

Last year, Bollywood saw Rowdy Rathore, Housefull 2 and Agneepath cross the 100 crore mark. But this year, that honour has belonged only to YJHD until now.

Reveling in the success, Evelyn has been receiving meatier and more glamourous offers for movies, endorsements and fashion events. “Brand Evelyn has managed a sort of balancing act between being an actress, model and a fashionista,” quips her publicist Dale Bhagwagar.

Her next release is Issaq with Prateik Babbar, followed by Yaariyaan; the directorial debut of T-Series’ head honcho Bhushan Kumar’s wife Divya Kumar. A super-packed year indeed!

What shall we say, but that luck, talent and success make an unbeatable combination. And Evelyn’s got it all neatly tucked in her kitty!

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Bollywood LEAPs to contribute to Uttarakhand aid

While actors like the living legend Amitabh Bachchan have been tweeting and expressing their sadness about the Uttarakhand floods, fellow UP-ite and popular film and television actor Sushant Singh (known for his intense roles in films like The Legend Of Bhagat Singh, Jungle, 16th December etc and currently seen as the anchor of the TV show Savdhan India) has got down to the task of raising funds for the rehabilitation of victims of the natural calamity in the Northern state.

Supporting the LEAP Foundation of Dehradun, which is working actively on giving a livelihood to those who have lost their houses, shops etc to the floods, Sushant has taken it upon himself to lead a campaign appealing to the nation to chip in for the rehabilitation process.

Says Sushant, “Mountains have moved us and now together let us move the mountains. I have found my mission and there is no stopping now. As a nation it’s time to prove our will to the world, and as people of this country, it’s time to show the politicians the real meaning of ‘service by the people, of the people, and for the people’.”

Leading film exhibitor and distributor Akshaye Rathi, who is also involved with the LEAP Foundation’s initiative says, “As citizens of India, it’s our duty to ensure that we do whatever we can for the victims of the Uttarakhand floods. The rehabilitation process is a massive task and we are trying to do our bit by contributing to it.”

Dehradun-based veteran academician Anurag Sangal; the brain behind the LEAP Foundation, says, “We have initiated a program to make an impact on the lives of the victims by providing jobs, education, homes etc; all with the support of our friends.”

We hope others from the Bollywood brigade will follow Sushant’s lead and support similar initiatives. To know how to contribute to the LEAP Foundation and support the cause, click the following link: http://www.leapqualityeducation.com/details.php?pgID=mn_2583.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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