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Mr. Raj Thackeray and Mrs. Sharmila Thackeray inaugurate hotel Aura Grande

~ The hotel Aura Grande is an affordable four star business hotel with exceptional leisure elements ~

~ A venture of Annakoot Properties Ltd. after the success of its Fine Dine Restaurant brand Saffron Spice ~

After the immense success and overwhelming response, since 2003, for Saffron Spice Restaurant and MIDC Andheri, the group saw the launch of The Aura Grande Hotel; by the parent company Annakoot Properties Ltd.

Gracing the event with their presence were Mr. Raj Thackeray, Founder President of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena along with his wife Mrs. Sharmila Thackeray who inaugurated the business hotel, witnessed by an enthusiastic gathering.

The event was set in motion when Mr. Thackeray and his wife cut the ribbon and lit the ceremonial lamp, ushering in a new beginning for the hotel. Mr. Thackeray enthusiastically interacted with the audience, while enjoying a tour of the hotel’s infrastructure and various facilities along with the Owners Mr. Nandkumar Hendre, Mr. Pramod Hendre, Mrs. Supriya Joshi and Mr. Suhas Joshi.

According to Mr. Raj Thackeray, the Founder President of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena,” We are happy to be here at this new business hotel. I have taken a look at the property and have liked its infrastructure and amenities. I wish the hotel and its management good luck for the future.”

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Shahenshah Karan

Karan Wahi will be seen in an all new avatar in the upcoming gala episode of Sony Entertainment Television’s popular music reality show Indian Idol Junior. The entertaining host donned an outfit which could be distinctively related to Shahenshah, which was played by the legendary Amitabh Bachchan.

Indian Idol Junior has successfully managed to keep the audience engaged by showcasing outstanding talent amalgamated with interesting themes. With the upcoming gala episode having a ‘disco’ theme, everyone on the sets sported a unique ‘disco’ costume. But it was Karan Wahi who seemed to grab most of the attention with his distinctive costume. With funky golden eye gear, stylish sequenced leather jacket and shiny golden boots, he gave the impression of the modern Shahenshah. With his heart throbbing looks and personality, he struck various cool poses and shared jokes that had the audience in splits. He also tried to mouth a few dialogues like Shahenshah Big B himself. Nonetheless, he certainly did manage to leave his fans awestruck with his overall fabulous appearance.

Catch Karan Wahi in his ‘Shahenshah’ avatar on 13th July on Indian Idol Junior only on Sony Entertainment Television

L to R Milkha Singh; Fauja Singh; Deepak Kuntawala, Founder of DVK


London’s Fauja Singh Meets India’s Milkha Singh in Southall

4th July 2013, London: It was a starry evening in Southall when The Flying Sikh MILKHA SINGH visited SRI GURU SINGH SABHA GURUDWARA to meet Fauja Singh, the ‘World’s oldest Marathon Man’. The community joined them in full force to serenade sporting icon Milkha Singh who in fact inspired Fauja Singh to start his exciting Marathon career.

The UK tour of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ was presented by Mr. Deepak Kuntawala, the multi-award winning entrepreneur who recently charted into new territory when he established DVK Global Entertainment Investment. DVK is the official Global Partner for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and the partnership with the film marks the fund’s official launch in July 2013 and its entry into the Indian film industry, after its successful foray into Hollywood when it brought the cinematic icon Al Pacino to the London Palladium for a sold-out audience with event in June 2013.

During the first ever international tete-a-tete between the two sporting legends, Milkha Singh and Fauja Singh were ecstatic to meet each other and Fauja Singh presented Milkha Singh with a special Sikhs in the City T-shirt as a memento.

Milkha Singh said he feels honoured that Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is directing the biopic based on his life and struggle, and hence decided to accompany him during the global promotions for the film’. The soon to-be released, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which reveals the hardships and inspirational life story of the 78 year-old, features Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh.

BAFTA nominated film director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag releases worldwide on 12th July 2013 through Reliance Entertainment.



Friday, 5th July: An array of Bollywood and international stars turned out on Friday, 5th July 2013 for the UK VIP Gala Screening of Bollywood’s next blockbuster film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (‘Run Milkha Run’) at the plush Mayfair Hotel in Central London. In attendance were a host of celebrities, entrepreneurs and VIPs including Mr Deepak Kuntawala, the Founder of the international private equity company DVK, the official Global Partner for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Walking the star-studded red carpet were the film’s A-list stars Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and Art Malik as well as its Bafta-nominated director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, its writer Prasoon Joshi and the inspiration for the film, the Indian legend Milkha Singh himself. An excited crowd gathered to get a glimpse of their idols as they walked the majestic red carpet. Sonam Kapoor cut a dashing figure in a stylish couture outfit.

The UK tour of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ has been presented by Mr. Deepak Kuntawala, the multi-award winning entrepreneur who recently charted into new territory when he established DVK Global Entertainment Investment. The partnership between DVK and the film marks the fund’s official launch in July 2013 and its entry into the Indian film industry, after its successful foray into Hollywood when it brought the cinematic icon Al Pacino to the London Palladium for a sold-out audience with event in June 2013.

Speaking at the UK VIP Gala Screening, Deepak Kuntawala said: ‘Right from a young child, I have always been fascinated by film, whether this be Hollywood or Bollywood. I have very fond memories of watching iconic films with my family on a Saturday afternoon, and being mesmerised by what unfolded on screen.

‘DVK is so proud to be the official Global Partner of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. This is a tremendous film, telling an absolutely epic story. Everyone from the star cast of Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and Art Malik to its visionary director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and writer Prasoon Joshi has done a magnificent job. Milkha Singh is indeed India’s iconic sporting hero and a living legend.’

After the gala screening, the stars of the film, VIPs, dignitaries and public figures attended an exclusive after-party. The intimate gathering featured an exquisite Mehfil (courtly entertainment) night of beautiful Ghazals (musical poetry recitations) by acclaimed singer Tauseef, who has been instructed under famed Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh. The majestic event also featured a sumptuous banquet dinner and a rendition of ‘golden oldie’ Bollywood songs from iconic Indian Cinema moments.



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American President in Danger

(Movie: White House Down)

White House Down is an upcoming Hollywood flick which stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Richard Jenkins, James Woods. The film is released by Sony Pictures and is directed by Ronald Emmerich. Ronald’s previous films include mega hits like Independence Day, Godzilla, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow etc.

The film White House Down will be releasing in India on July 19th 2013 in English, Hindi and Tamil. The film is full of action where Jamie Foxx is portraying as the President of America and Channing Tatum is a secret service agent.

The president was found a midst of a controversy over a proposed peace treaty between countries to remove military forces from the Middle East. D.C. police officer John Cale applies for the security of the president but then he was rejected for the job. He takes his daughter on a tour of White House, this is the exact time when the White House gets invaded by the terrorists.

The terrorist kill every secret service agent assigned for the protection of the president, only John Cale, can turn the situation in favor of his state. John Cale’s daughter is abducted by the terrorists.

Will he be able to save his daughter and the president, or will he surrender in front the modern weapons the invaders possess?

To know more, you will have to wait for the release of the film White House Down.

H.S. Communication


A crime Show with a

Unique concept- Police Dial 100

Almost every channel nowadays has a crime show but recently channel ‘Life Ok’ launched a new crime show named ‘Police Dial 100’ which has a very unique concept. The main feature of this show is that the police officers shown in the serial are not but are actual police officers. Telling about the show Police Dial 100, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar says, “This is the first crime show which runs without any script whereas the real incidents are shown. The audience will watch for the first time which they did not see anywhere else”.

The show Police Dial 100 is broadcasted on channel ‘Life OK’ at 7 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. On asking the director of the show Shruti Anandita about her thoughts on this very common genre of serials she says, “Yes, Crime is a very common genre on small screen, but this show is different as the police officers in the show are real ones and not actors. There are shows with the similar concept in the western countries but such show is introduced in India for the first time. We go on location with the police officers and shoot everything that is real. There is so script, no dialogue and not a single actor in the show. The job is very risky as we have to show the truth without interfering in any police operations.”

The TRP of the show Police Dial 100 produced by Endemol Production Company is increasing day by day as the audience wants to watch serials which show the truth.

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Girish Kumar goes all out for Ramaiya Vastavaiya

Girish Kumar who makes his debut this year with Ramaiya Vastavaiya unlike most newcomers has decided to take the dare-devilish route and performed all the film’s stunts on his own.

While a certain stunt required him to jump off a cliff ,the actor insisted on doing the scene himself, minus a body double .And while 200 odd mattresses were to be laid down as a safety precaution for the stunt,only 20 mattresses could be procured but that didn’t deter the young actor.

Infact Girish Kumar’s introductory scene in the film will see the actor make a grand entrance on a surf board , something never attempted in Bollywood before.

If that wasn’t all, Girish Kumar also performed a windmill action sequence impressing everyone on the sets..Says a source, “Not all actors are comfortable performing stunts but Girish was willing to do whatever the scene required…He insisted on doing the stunts himself and didn’t want to use the assistance of a body double…Despite this he pulled the scenes off with elan and impressed everyone with his courage and dedication”.

All praise for the debutante says director Prabhudheva, “ Girish impressed me with his eagerness to do everything the script required..In fact though we suggested a body double for certain action scenes he wanted to do the stunts himself..His dedication and hardwork will take him a long way “.

Playing an NRI who enters a village set-up, the young actor had to learn several things ,which until the shooting of the movie ,he was completely alien to, including jumping into a heap of cow dung.

While shooting in Bhor,Girish Kumar had to milk cows for a particular scene and had to learn the task at hand in a mere 20 minutes – The actor even learnt how to farm as well as ride a bullock cart for various scenes in the film.

Taking method acting to an all new level,Girish Kumar had to shoot for a scene where the camera had to capture an expression of his mouth burning – The actor actually ate 20 red chillies just to get the required facial expression.

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



BOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR PRIYANKA CHOPRA will Launch her Signature Shake and will be doing a meet and greet with her Fans at World Famous Millions Of Milkshakes in West Hollywood.

Hollywood, CA – International superstar actress,pop star, and former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra is set to launch her celebrity milkshake, “The Exotic,” and take pictures and meet her fans at world famous Millions of Milkshakes at 8910 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood, California on Thursday, July 25th at 7pm.

Chopra, who is releasing her single “Exotic” featuring Pitbull on July 9th, is launching her signature shake to celebrate the debut single from her upcoming first album. The high-energy dance track, produced by Grammy® Award winning producer/songwriter RedOne and recorded in Ibiza, infuses a seductive mix of pop, hip-hop, and electro with accents of contemporary and classic Indian music, plus Hindi lyrics written and performed by Priyanka.

“When Sheeraz Hasan and Paresh A.Shah, the two Founders of Millions of Milkshakes contacted me to do a celebrity shake with Priyanka to launch her single, I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the summer than with an “Exotic” milkshake made by the gorgeous Priyanka herself!” Anjula Acharia-Bath Co Manager & CEO Desihits!

“It is an honor for us to have one of the biggest superstars in Bollywood, with over one billion fans around the world to come to Millions of Milkshakes. Priyanka’s exciting hit song with Pitbull entitled “Exotic” is a game changer as it is the first major crossover of the two biggest media industries in the world, Hollywood and Bollywood, representing a combined 4.5 Billion fans around the world,” said Sheeraz Hasan and Paresh A. Shah, Founders of Millions of Milkshakes.

Chopra, who is a classically trained singer, is best known as one of India’s most celebrated actresses, with a significant fan base (more than eight million Twitter and Facebook fans) that spans the UK, Europe, Middle East and Canada.

America got its first taste of Chopra with her track “In My City,” which debuted last September on the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Kickoff, and sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week of release.With a guest appearance by, “In My City” layers Chopra’s sweetly sleek vocals over lush synth tones and brain-bending beats. Last summer, 2012, Chopra also collaborated with rapidly up-and-coming producer/DJ duo The Chainsmokers to release “Erase,” a frenetic track on which Chopra wraps her taut vocals around lovesick lyrics that match the song’s near-dizzying beats in intensity.

Priyanka Chopra joins a long list of Hollywood actors, musicians, and athletes who have created their signature shake or visited Millions of Milkshakes which includes: Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, David Beckham, Katie Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Sandler, Shaquille O’Neal, World Metta Peace, La Toya Jackson, Dennis Rodman, Pamela Anderson, Lindsay Lohan just to name a few.


Pakistani actor Imran Abbas inspires Bipasha Basu

Pakistani actor Imran Abbas who makes his Bollywood debut with Bhushan Kumar & Vikram Bhatt’s Creature 3D,has everyone gung-ho with his flair for the Hindi language ,including co-star Bipasha Basu.

In fact the actor’s diction has been so inspirational, that the cast and crew on the sets of Ooty, where the film is being shot, have all started interacting in pure Hindi.

Says Bipasha, “Imran Abbas has been a huge inspiration – His hindi is flawless and we’ve decided to communicate and interact only in Hindi on the sets”.

Bhushan Kumar and Vikram Bhatt’s Creature ,a first of its kind 3D film on the lines of Hollywood’s Jurrasic Park,Anaconda and Predator –went on floors in June and is currently being shot in OOty away from public glare.


It is Raining Content, Sita’s Film & TV Productions foray into the Entertainment Industry!

With the belief of ‘Content is the head’ by Rakesh Dang, Chairman of Sita’s Film & TV Productions which is a conglomerate of over 200 Cr. Turnover is making a foray into Bollywood with their upcoming movie, “Rabba Main Kya Karoon” this year.

Slowly & steadily expanding their business from Imports, Exports, Trading & Entertainment Industry now with a private organization Sita’s Film & TV Productions set up in 2010 owned by Dang Family & headed by Mr. Rakesh Dang, which has produced & co-produced various TV Channels for programmes Muhafiz, Goonj, Pollywood Hungama, Swaraj, Lamhe & Laajawab.

A Chartered Accountant by profession & a writer following his passion, Rakesh Dang has conceptualized various TV Serials & wants to produce innovative & unique concepts be it love stories, mythological, game shows & reality shows with an all new & fresh appeal. Sita’s Film & TV Productions plans to venture into documentary movies as well.

Mr. Dang, being a part of the 64th Cannes Film Festival &having displayed his work at CII pavilion talks about his vision, “Sita’s Film & TV productions was formed to deliver a healthy, humorous, witty & subtle entertainment to viewers of all ages. We have a thought provoking show coming up, just the star cast yet to be finalized. I am a staunch believer of ‘The Content is the Head’, & if it is backed by efficient production, nothing can ever go wrong & viewers see the best final product.”

Being presenters of the upcoming Shri Moti Sagar produced film, Rabba Main Kya Karoon starring Arshad Warsi & Paresh Rawal; Sita’s Film & TV Production is proudly associated with the play ‘Rishton Ka Live Telecast.’

It will rain content; Mr. Dang exclaims the importance of the same, “The basic script which I call the Soul needs to be dressed properly in order to look beautiful & attractive & I believe in best quality direction facilitated by best quality of production techniques.”

Sita’s Film & TV Productions abide by the message on the lines of Mr. Dang’s guidance who mentions, “Our purpose is not to carve money only but to establish & prove my point that content is the head. Sita films have entered into this foray with a strong conviction that a good content must not fail & a viewer must not be deprived of good entertainment.”

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Imran Khan’s Tayab Ali troupe performs in ShashiSumeet’s Punar Vivah 2

Imran Khan made a first-time-appearance on the sets of a fiction show, where he along with this qawali troupe from the movie – Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Doobara performed a scintillating act.

The performance was a part of the on-going celebrations of Sheela and Rohan’s engagement.. Imran Khan not only dazzled everyone with his moves but also counseled Raj and Sarita when he sense something is brewing wrong between them

On being questioned on his maiden fiction-show appearance, Imran Khan heartedly smiled and said that ” Bahut maza aaya” and everyone on sets nodded in consent.

All this dance, drama & much more on mahasangam episode of Punar Vivah 2 and Qubool Hai only on Zee Tc


Actor Vineet Kumar Singh who has been seen in films like City of Gold, Gangs of Waseypur, Bombay Talkies (Murabba) and so on started his career as an Assistant Director despite being a medical student. After struggling for several years in film industry, he got noticed in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur as Danish Khan and then went on to win accolades for his performance in Bombay Talkies. This actor’s next film, Shor, one of the five short films in SHORTS, an AKFPL and TUMBHI venture, is slated to release on 12thJuly, 2013.

Here are excerpts from an interview with Vineet:

Q: How did AKFPL & TUMBHI’s SHORTS happen to you?

A: When we were shooting for Gangs of Wasseypur in Baranas, Neeraj came to me with the offer of acing in his film Shor, one of the short films in SHORTS. Initially, I ignored his offer and then he started chasing me on an off-day by rickshaw. After a while I gave up and decided to hear him out out. And soon after he narrated the script to me, I decided to do the film.

Q: What’s your expectation from SHORTS?

A: I never expected that SHORTS will get a theatrical release. I did the film for the sake of friendship. All the five films have been made in a wonderful way and we praised each other for our works.

Now, we are happy that the film is releasing in theatre. From actor to director, everyone needs a platform in every field which is difficult to get. So many directors, actors, DOPs and writers have got that opportunity with SHORTS. I am happy for each one of them.

Q: What is the specialty of short films?

A: One of the significant specialties of short films is that it gives you an opportunity to experiment with characters every time. In case of feature films people are scared of experimentation with new actors and prefer to cast them in roles similar to the ones in their previous films.

Q: Tell us something about your film in SHORTS?

A: Shor is my film in SHORTS of which Neeraj Ghaywan is the director. The film is about a poor class couple in the city, Mumbai. It is an intimate and gripping portrayal of dissonance in relationship that unsettles with its raw and restless energy.

We shoot in real locations, sometimes in dangerous situations. But it was a wonderful experience to work with Neeraj and my co-stars Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, Amardeep Jha. This film gave me an opportunity to play a different kind of character.

In future, I will love to do more short films. SHORTS has opened that path for me.

Q: What next to expect from you?

A: Issaq and Ugly are my upcoming films. I am playing vital roles in both these films.


> “We’ve been living our dream at Arts in Motion,” Dharavi Girls performed their heart out at Dance with Joy’13, brilliant initiative by Aanchal Gupta!
> ‘We have been living our dream, will never ever forget these last 4 months at Arts in Motion,’ these were the words of the overwhelmed, bright, cheerful Dharavi girls after showcasing their excellence par performance by dancing on the number ‘Goonja saa hai koi Iktara’ in Dance with Joy’13, an Annual Dance extravaganza for a social cause presented by Arts in Motion.
> Aanchal Gupta, spearheading this social cause managed to get the Dharavi girls who were a part of a foundation called ‘Sneha Foundation’ & training the girls under professionals at her academy, she mentions, “These girls have performed like professionals would, they took the training seriously from day one. I want to tell everybody that these girls if given a chance will take every opportunity & grow in life like no other. They are stars already.”
> Dance with Joy’13 has always been lucky with the magnanimous support from the entertainment industry, celebrities, media every one came in & how to support the social cause. Salome Roy Kapur, Varuna Jani, Kamlesh Hemdev, Rajesh Khera, Amy Billimoria, Kavitta Verma, Tanya Mallik, Vivek Mishra, Taufiq Qureshi came in to grace the social cause with other 800 guests cheering for the Dharavi girls & other dance performances on 90’s medley.
> Aanchal Gupta, who looked gorgeous herself, played the perfect host & communicated the message to the media, “This is what Dance with Joy does, and we celebrate life here. Look at these girls, they feel liberated, they eyes are spirited, help us spread this message.” Aanchal received aplomb for her brilliant initiative.
> Arts in motion, a one-stop-address for Dance, Fitness, Theatre & Music classes, workshops & culture related activities, Dance of Joy’13, the dance show with a wide variety of Indian & International dance forms, an explosive display of extraordinary expertise by the students of the Academy Arts in Motion, a dance show personifying celebration of life through dance.
> Dance with Joy has had dance performances by kids suffering from Cancer, Arthritis, Autism, Paralysis, a brilliant awareness for the special requirements of the underprivileged, challenged & diseased; to help integration through interaction and to heal through dance.
> The annual dance extravaganza has had performances by street kids, a special awareness against female feticide & other issues for which the Academy Arts in Motion, had been recognized & supported by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ashok Chavan.
> She concludes, “Let’s Dance, Let’s heal the world, these under privileged kids teach us a lot, every year during the training, we get up & close personal with them, they confide in us, despite all the odds they give their best. It is a beautiful process. We will do it each year. We need everybody’s support.”
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Warm hearted Nirahua

Nirahua has a huge fan following from the Bhojpuri cinema and after coming in Big Boss and because of his excellent behavior in the house he has managed to win hearts of the audience from across India. Bhojpuri superstar Dinesh Lal Yadav aka Nirahua will soon be seen in a Hindi film. He is a multitalented man- a singer, an actor and a producer. All in one! In spite of being blessed with such talents he still is humble and a down to earth person. Even today when someone goes to his place he welcomes the guest in a traditional Indian way by offering him jiggery and water.

In a place like Mumbai, where people don’t have time and think twice before inviting someone at their place, Nirahua welcomes each and every guest of his in a traditional Indian way. Well he just earned the ‘Warm Hearted’ title!

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Actress Reshma D’souza wants to work with Kannada Actor Puneeth Rajkumar son of Superstar Raj Kumar

Actress Reshma D’souza who has kept her promised of Veteran Kannada Actor Raj Kumar by starting her career with Kannada movie. Reshma was signed as a lead actress in movie “Goa” but because of her dates issue she had to drop the lead actress role and now she will be seen doing a guest appearance in the movie. But she committed to Producer Shankar that she will do his next movie as a lead actress for which Shankar has signed Reshma in his next movie as a lead actress.

Reshma D’souza said, “I am here in south industry just because of Mr. Raj Kumar. He was the one who has found out my inner actress. Being in Kannada industry I want to work with Puneeth Rajkumar son of Raj Kumar. I have heard a lot about him and his potential towards his work. As a singer and actor he is ruling the Kannada industry and working with him it will be a dream comes true. He is known as a kind person and very good human being like his father.”

Reshma has also signed a multi-starrer Bollywood movie “The City That Never Sleeps” where she will be seen rubbing her shoulder with Hollywood Hunk Jeremy Williams which is produced by Satish Reddy.

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Sony kicks off India’s first online Beatboxing Competition

New Delhi, 8th July 2013: Sony India today opened entries for participation in a super engaging and exciting online music event: The Sony VAIO Beatboxing Competition. Music enthusiasts, solo artists, bands, singers and youngsters across the country can upload YouTube links of their beatboxing performance videos for the song “Moves like Jagger”, by world’s leading beatboxing artist, Shlomo; and submit the links on Sony’s microsite, Sony has tied up with Shlomo for this contest who can also be seen in the latest VAIO television commercial, on-air from 2-July. The winner will be entitled to win a brand new Sony Vaio .

While the contestants would need to popularise their entries and generate maximum likes for their performance; a panel of expert jury and Shlomo himself will evaluate select acts based on their performance, innovation in music and popularity. The selected finalists would get a chance to present the final act in real time in a Google+ Hangout, which will be watched online on Sony’s YouTube app and judged by Shlomo. The competition will be visible across Sony’s social media platform like and

The idea behind this campaign is to bring music closer to the people. Sony has launched a new line of VAIO SONIC laptops with built-in subwoofers for enhanced bass to enrich the music listening experience through a laptop. Sony has also launched a new brand campaign featuring Shlomo and the Lip factory to promote the new range of laptops. This will be supported ;by print campaign, outdoor and online advertisement and shop-front enhancement.

With its roots as an urban artform, Beatboxing is the art of urban vocal percussion. i.e. – imitating drum sounds and beat patterns using your lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice. While, as a music form it has evolved over hundreds of years (the Indian traditional form of the ‘bol’, the percussion rhythm for songs), todays beatbox artists are stretching the sonic boundaries with new sounds, techniques and creativity

About Sony India Pvt. Ltd.

Sony India is one of the most recognized consumer electronics brand in the country, with a reputation for new age technology, digital concepts and excellent after sales service. In India, Sony has its footprint across all major towns and cities in the country through a distribution network comprising of over 18,000 dealers and distributors, more than 300 exclusive Sony outlets and 25 branch locations. Sony India also has a strong service presence across the country with 256 service outlets. Manned by customer friendly and informed sales persons, Sony’s exclusive stores ‘Sony Center’ are fast becoming the most visible face of the company in India. A distinctive feature of Sony’s service is its highly motivated and well-trained staff that provides the kind of attentive and sensitive service that is rare today.

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Kalyan Jewellers on a roll in Maharashtra

Opens fourth showrooms in Pune

8th July 2013: To embark on its national expansion plans and to push up the cadence of its retail foray Kalyan Jewellers, India‘s leading jewellery chain set up a showroom in Pune. This is in line with the existing showrooms in Mumbai. This is Kalyan Jewellers 50th showroom. The showroom is spread over 14000 square feet. The showroom was inaugurated by Ms. Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Kalyan Jewellers very own brand ambassador.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. T.S. Kalyanaraman, Managing Director, Kalyan Jewellers said; “Kalyan Jewellers today enjoy a strong association and trust. The launch of our new store is a glaring example of Kalyan Jeweller’s success and the prized appreciation of customers that the brand has won over the years. The launch of our store in Pune underlines the importance of this dynamic market. We are hopeful that Kalyan Jeweller’s tryst with Maharashtra will make more jewellery aficionados appreciate the brand and its unparalleled collection of Jewellery. This launch is aimed at expanding the shopping horizon of the people in the city, while providing a greater level of choice, convenience and satisfaction”

Kalyan Jewellers are planning to open 15 more showrooms across the globe in this financial year. Kalyan aims to have 100 stores spread across India by 2015. Kalyan has been at the forefront of pioneering efforts to educate the public of cheating and malpractices in gold quality and pricing through their campaign ‘Fight against Impure Gold”.

Mr. AmitabBachchan and Mrs. Aishwraya Rai Bachchan represent Kalyan Jewellers nationally. To represent the company regionally they have stalwarts like Nagarjuna in Andhra Pradesh, Sivaraj Kumar in Karnataka, Prabhu in Tamil Nadu and Dileep in Kerala.


Kalyan Jewellers is the flagship of the prestigious 100-year old Kalyan Group with its origins in textile manufacturing and retailing. The group’s forayed into jewellery retailing two decades ago in 1993, and has retail store strength of 50 showrooms across the 4 southern states, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Kalyan Jewellers is a clear market leader in most of the markets it operates. Kalyan Jewellers is in the midst of a major expansion spree and is poised to enter Gujarat and Maharashtra in 2013. The company has set an ambitious target of 100 showrooms by 2015.

Kalyan Jewellers has five sub brands for gold named Floret – Flower based designs, Tamas – Colour based designs, Bloom – Kids Jewellery, Rang – Precious stones jewellery and Eterna – Traditional Jewellery. We also got six sub brands for diamonds named – Anokhi – uncut diamonds, Sakshi – Diamond studded mangalsutra, Bliss – duo bands for couples , Amore – diamonds for youth, White Mistry – Platinum with diamonds and Antara – Bridal diamond wear.


Kangana Ranaut heads to Milan

Kangana Ranaut -Bollywood’s poster-girl for high street fashion is currently in Milan , as she plans to dress-to-kill while promoting her upcoming projects -Queen and Krissh 3.

The versatile actress and style icon travelled to the fashion capital of the world in July ,to shop for her public appearances while promoting Queen and Krissh 3 as the new Fall Collection will be introduced-

Says a source, “While Kangana’s friends and family are urging her to pick outfits from her current collection,the actress is very keen on reinventing her wardrobe with the latest in Milan fashion for which she decided to travel there this month where her friends from LA and London will join her”.

Confirming the news says Kangana, ” Yes fashion and styling really excite me since I’m an unconventional dresser…Milan is the best ,most ideal place to shop and I try to make a trip there every year. I can’t wait to pick up some great stuff”.


Spa Bliss for Monsoon

IOSIS gets Special Spa Therapies for Monsoon

July 2013, Mumbai: Monsoon a refreshing season after the heat and sweaty summers. This season gets fun of rain and cold breeze. Monsoon is time to rejuvenate your skin and take the best care of it. As this season gets many skin problems like skin oiliness or dehydration brought on by monsoon.

Monsoon is a proper season to indulge and pamper yourself in spa therapies to nourish your skin.IOSIS has introduced special monsoon therapies to solve your skin problems and make your skin look fresh and glow. Treatments like Sensuous Cocoa Exfoliation, Vitamin C facials and Anti-pollution facialswill help you to whisk away all the layers of dead skin that pile up during the sticky monsoon weather with the gentle and effective exfoliating.

The latest advance in skin renewal is the natural Vitamin Cskin treatment. This non-irritating facial adds smoothness and instantly firms the skin. Anti-Pollution facial helps to first remove pollutant and the skin is then deep cleansed in this procedure. This is recommended for people who have to be outdoors often-on account of their work. Sensuous Cocoa Exfoliation is an amazingly wonderful treatment for your skin. It tones, cleanses, polishes and adds sheen and vigor to your skin.

So visit IOSIS today and indulge in some monsoon therapies this rainy season!

All services available at:

352, Linking road,
Next to satguru’s, Khar (West),
Mumbai – 400 052
Phone: 022- 2646 6001, 99203 11063

R-mall, Odeon Cinema,
unit # 15,16,17
1st floor, Near VallabhBaug Lane
Ghatkopar-E, Mumbai-400 077
Phone: 022 2501 8150, 2501 8179


101/102, ‘B’ Wing, Link Palace, Lokhandwala, Andheri West, Mumbai – 400053. Phone : 26311550 / 51 / 52

41 m, Tayebulla Road.
Tayebulla Campus
DighaliPukhuri-par east
Guwahati – 781001
Phone: 0361 260 3222 / 260 3111

vijayshree complex
1st floor,above axis bank.
Cf-5 vikaskhand
Patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar
Lucknow – 226010
Phone: 0522 230 4490

For more information about IOSIS, please visit:


“Stay Rooted” with L’Oréal Paris Fall Repair 3X

L’Oréal Paris launches the “Jad se judein” song with Mohit Chauhan

Mumbai, July, 2013: In life, and with one’s hair, roots are the primary source of all strength. They define where we come from and they give us the ability to grow further. Giving the word ‘rooted’ a new spin, L’Oréal Paris for the first time has introduced a heartwarming song and music video called ‘Jad Se Judein’ sung by none other than Mohit Chauhan. With this new campaign to ‘Stay Rooted’, L’Oréal Paris aims to not only target stronger hair, but also to instill a sense of nostalgia into their consumers about their roots.

The campaign strongly encourages consumers to take time out to thank and appreciate the people, things, places, moments from their past that have made them the individuals they are today. The video is the story of 3 people who completely resonate the campaign – a student in search of her teacher, a granddaughter who makes a small and simple sacrifice for her grandmother and 2 friends who reconnect at a place they call their own.

Talking about the song, marketing manager for L’Oréal Paris, Manashi Guha said, “In such a dynamic world, we want people to stop for just a minute and think about where they come from. India is a country that has a vast history of music; hence we thought the best way to introduce ‘Stay Rooted’ is through a song. With this song, we hope that the listeners will look back at their old days and think of L’Oreal Paris Fall Repair as a brand that knows the importance of roots, be it in life or for their hair.”

L’Oréal Paris brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor commented on the campaign, “I have always been powered by the Fall Repair tagline – Real Strength lies in your roots. I believe L’Oréal Paris has gone one step further to create this fabulous ‘Stay rooted’ campaign. No matter what stage in your life you are at, there are always some things or people that bring back old memories. Each time I’m shooting away from home, the only thing that keeps me going is thinking about my family and all the wonderful times that we have had. I’m sure this campaign will ensure that I’m not only left with stronger hair, but also lots of inner strength!”

L’Oréal Paris is known worldwide for superiority in science. L’Oréal Paris Fall Repair 3X is the only hair care range enriched with Arginine that delivers a triple anti-hair fall action: it nourishes the hair root, restructures hair fibre and helps the hair grow stronger from root to tip. The range is priced at Rs. 69 onwards and is available across the country

Catch the Jad Se Judein Song on:

About L’Oréal Paris:

Present in more than 120 countries, L’Oréal Paris provides accessible luxury for all those who demand excellence in beauty. A philosophy which stems from the research carried out in our laboratories and our will to make professional expertise accessible. Icons of the arts, fashion and beauty, our spokespeople are passionate and talented individuals. These women and men of all ages, looks and origins are sources of inspiration for our generation thanks to their vision, engagement and talent. Some of the iconic & innovative products from the L’Oreal Paris portfolio available in India are Excellence Crème, Total Repair 5 haircare, Youth Code, Fall Repair 3X hair care, Revitalift, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Colour Riche lipsticks, Superliners and True Match foundations.

L’Oréal Paris truly believes that, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or look, “you’re worth it”.

For further information please contact:

Tanisha Bhasin|Henna Punjabi

Genesis Burson-Marsteller


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with Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Mobile App!

~COLORS’ introduces Version 2.0 of JDJ Mobile App to drive engagement seven days a week ~

Mumbai, June’2013: After the roaring success of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa mobile application last season, COLORS’ introduces the VERSION 2.0 a user friendly and interactive app for fans to relive the ON-screen fun and excitement now ON-mobile every single day. The Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Mobile App has been specially designed for Jhalak fans who do not want to miss the action of their favourite contestants and engage with them even when ON-the Go! The app will be available on iOS and Android platforms globally*.

This interactive app has a new Tap Dance Game that tests the speed and skill to earn top points on the leader board. Adding onto the excitement of dance are the dance tutorials with our celebrity choreographers to learn new dance forms be it Jazz, Locking and Popping, Contemporary among others on the click of your fingertips. Users can also follow the jury Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar or the celebrity contestants’ real time on the JDJ twitter feed, vote for favourite dancing couples, peek into exclusive behind the scenes videos and episodes along with testing your knowledge with the Dance IQ feature. The application has been developed in association with Mobilox, a mobile technology company.

Commenting on the launch of the application, Vivek Srivastava, Digital Head, COLORS’ said, “With this new season of Jhalak we have not only re-defined dance but all the experiences associated with it. The JDJ Mobile app was such a hit last year that we have launched the application again this season with more interactive and unique features. With this app we are not only reaching out to the technology savvy and active users but also dance fans in the real sense. Even though the show is a weekend property the application is aimed at driving engagement with the brand through the week. Keeping this in mind, we have introduced the Tap Dance Game and dance tutorials to further this experience.”

Blockbuster director Karan Johar, who is one of the judges on the show also said, “I am quite excited about the new Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa mobile app. It’s a great way to catch up on all the behind the scenes action or missed performances. The best feature of the app is the dance tutorials where one can learn their favourite dance forms! I think all Jhalak fans can now update themselves and follow all the action real time.”

Very soon the application will also be available on Symbian and Java Platforms. To get the app one needs to SMS – APP to 56882 to get the link to download the app.

On partnering with COLORS to develop this app, Abhijit Saxena, Mobilox said, “We are really happy to partner with India’s popular celebrity dance reality show on COLORS. The JDJ app is a simple and very user friendly app and will be a delight for all Jhalak fans. Mobilox has ensured that audiences apart from getting entertained on television channel also interact with JDJ on their mobile phone on a daily basis. The Tap Dance feature is extremely addictive.”

Apart from the app, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has partnered with, Madhuri’s online dance Academy to run a special online contest that allows fans to learn dance and upload their videos, and win IPADS. Not just that, Madhuri Dixit will herself select one lucky winner who will get a chance to dance with the Diva herself.

Jhalak Dikhhhla Jaa, the local adaptation of the BBC Worldwide format Strictly Come Dancing, is produced in over 30 countries worldwide including India.

*Fans outside of India can also access and download the app at basic charges applicable.

About ‘COLORS’

‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS launched on 21st July 2008 offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘JasbaatKe Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like SasuralSimarKa, BalikaVadhu – Kacchi Umar KePakkeRishtey, Madhubala…EkIshqEkJunoon, Sanskaar Dharohar Apnon Ki, Na Bole Tum Na maine Kuch Kaha, Uttaran, Bigg Boss Season 6 amongst others.

About Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd

Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB, world’s leading entertainment content company, comprising brands like MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Pictures etc) and the Network18 Group, (one of India’s leading full play media conglomerates with interests in television, internet, filmed entertainment, mobile content & allied businesses, comprising brands like CNBC TV18, CNBC Awaaz, Newswire18,, CNN-IBN, IBN 7, Homeshop18 and E18 amongst others). The joint venture includes leading brands across television, film and digital media to build one of India’s leading multimedia entertainment powerhouse. Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. includes the vibrant youth brand – MTV, the fastest growing kids channel – Nick, India’s only International Music & Lifestyle channel – Vh1, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, a new-age motion picture brand that produces, acquires and distributes Hindi films, the Hindi General Entertainment channel – COLORS and the recently launched action, adventure & animation channel for the new young adults – SONIC. This apart, Viacom18 also runs Viacom’s consumer products business in India. Viacom18 brings together the unique strengths of two formidable partners, thus forming an entertainment conglomerate that will have a competitive advantage in serving the needs of both viewers and advertisers. For more information on Viacom18, Viacom or Network18, log on to, and respectively.

Warm Regards,

Neha Khetan



SHORTS theme song on soundcloud

Anurag Kashyap’s Shorts, a collection of interesting short films, is woven together by an interesting theme music that weaves together the films. Shorts, a series of short films by Anurag Kashyap’s protégés, brought to you by AKFPL and Tumbhi, is all set for a theatrical release on July 12 with Cinemax

Yours to check out the theme song free on soundcloud…



Nawaz’s soft side

Nawauddin Siddiqui may have consciously let go of films where he is not the solo hero, but he is definitely an actor who gives new directors the much-needed opportunity. For his film Shorts with director Rohit Pandey, Nawazuddin was accosted by the director who when in Benaras for a shoot, actually chased Nawaz on a rickshaw and boarded it leaving his own, to simply tell Nawaz he wanted to narrate a story.

Nawaz not just listened to the young man’s story, but liked his confidence that he consented to shoot for the film. The film was about a loner Mehfuz who deals with dead bodies as a profession and how a wandering woman and her demeanor changes his life. Nawaz went out of his way to make the film happen and is now happy it is seeing the light of the day with Shorts.

“It is important that every maker gets an opportunity to showcase his talent on the silver screen. I am merely a means,” says Nawaz. It is surely this humility that has taken Nawaz places.

Check out Shorts that is all set for a PVR-Cinemax release on July 12.


Anjum Rizvi will not cease to surprise us!!!

Film & TV producer for over 14 years now, Anjum Rizvi produces yet another hard hitting film ‘John Day’

Anjum Rizvi, the brilliant & nationally acclaimed producer that he is, having produced sensitive & hard hitting films like A Wednesday, A Flat, Fast Forward, Ahista Ahista & Charas now brings yet another film ‘John Day’ starring Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda, Shernaz Patel, Vipin Sharma & Sharat Saxena, a film that will portray one’s discovery to its soul.

Anjum Rizvi’s carved an image for himself with his very first production, internationally acclaimed ‘A Mermaid Called Aida’, his very first unconventional best based on the life of a transsexual & after which he never looked back producing various movies along with TV Shows like Daayre, Ankhiyon ke Jharonkhon se, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas.

Anjum Rizvi has always chosen quality content cinema, he mentions, “I produce films which may not have the commercial essence but will be remembered for its content, that’s exactly the kind of cinema I invest in. A Wednesday is still talked about; it did create an impact then & still does. It hits you hard, makes you think.”

Talking about his latest venture, John Day which has already created a buzz in the film circuit, Anjum Rizvi mentions not disclosing the plot though, “John Day will make you think, it’s a discovery to one’s soul, the choices one makes in life; Love, hate & forgiveness.”

‘John Day’ an addition to producer par excellence Anjum Rizvi’s creation.

Anjum concludes, “Every time I produce, I want to produce something different, something that will make a difference, & I make it a point that it does.”

Anjum Rizvi will never cease to surprise us!!!



MAX Television Premier

On Saturday, 13th July, 9PM and Sunday, 14th July, 5PM

Only on MAX

Mumbai, 8th July: MAX, the Premium Hindi Movies and Special Events channel, invites you to watch the MAX television premier of the thriller chartbuster ‘Talaash’, on Saturday, 13th July, 9PM and Sunday, 14th July, 5PM Only on MAX.

Talaash is a tale of a suspense mystery, fatal attraction and above all the quest to solve a perfect crime. Aamir Khan plays an investigation officer, Inspector Shekhawat who has a broken marriage with wife Roshni played by Rani Mukherjee. While investigating a simple car accident he meets a sex worker Rosie played by Kareena Kapoor which further adds shades of mystery to the puzzle. What looks like a routine investigation turns into a haunting mystery as further investigations show many anomalies stringed to the death of the victim.

Flowchart: Alternate Process: Talaash Factoids § Talaash was shot at various locations in south Mumbai. Most shots of the Brothel were shot in Kamathipura, Mumbai’s oldest and Asia’s second largest red-light district. § Since the chawls and mills were being demolished during the filming of the movie the director, Reema Kagti had to make use of computer graphics to maintain continuity § Aamir Khan specially learnt how to swim for the movie and by the end of it he became an expert in scuba diving as well § The underwater sequence was shot extensively in Pinewood Studios, London, where James Bond was shooting for Skyfall § Out of the many police roles played by Aamir previously, Talaash is the first in which he would be wearing the inspectors suit § For Aamir’s getup in the film, there were many look tests done of which for one he actually grew a full grown moustache which was eventually finalized

Tune in to watch this gripping murder mystery ‘Talaash’, on Saturday 13th July, 9PM and Sunday 14th July, 5PM

Only on MAX


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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