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FULL HOUSE SCREENING FOR AKSHAY KUMAR & ASHVINI YARDI’S FIRST REGIONAL FILM, ’72 MILES EK PRAVAS AT

‘LONDON INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL’

Grazing Goat Pictures’ hard-hitting regional drama 72 Miles Ek Pravas has had global audiences raving about the film since its screening at the London Indian Film Festival on the 20th of July 2013. The auditorium was packed with film connoisseurs from across the city, who were full of praise for the finely written and directed film. The viewers were an amalgamation of non-resident Indians in the UK, members of the Maharashtra Mandal in the UK, and in totality a spread of diverse nationalities from across the country, who were in London enjoying the wonderful weather and a plethora of thought-provoking Independent Indian films at the LIFF.

What stood out most about the screening was the poitive reviews that the film received from all the attendees who were in awe of the content driven film and were able to connect with the characters despite the language barrier. Some of the reviews include: “Nice Film, Great Acting by the lead Radhakka & Ashok. Really loved it”, while a first time Marathi film viewer said, “”First Marathi film I saw in my life but this one is really excellent”. Another viewer said, “Greatly shot and a real content driven film. Thanks LIFF for selecting it as part of this year’s festival.”

One viewer called it “A really inspiring film, brilliant…”which manifests what Grazing Goat Pictures set out to achieve.”

The film was highly appreciated and well received to the extent that the audiences were eager for a screening follow up requesting an in-depth discussion with the producers and director of the film.

72 Miles Ek Pravas, which is the duo’s debut into Regional Film production has been stirring waves with its conceptual excellence and moving screenplay. A hard-hitting, poignant tale of a young boy who makes his journey into self-actualization against the backdrop of a rustic India, 72 Miles Ek Pravas, explores a beautiful, coming of age journey for the 13 year old boy Ashok and the companionable relationships he makes through his journey.

Commenting on the reception of the film at the LIFF, Akshay and Ashvini said, “The opportunity to have been able to screen 72 Miles Ek Pravas at the LIFF in itself was a huge honour, but the great appreciation that the film and our efforts have received at the first ever international screening of the film has left us speechless. We are extremely delighted with the positive feedback and feel proud to have nurtured such a great opportunity in the face of 72 Miles Ek Pravas. We regret not being able to make it to London for the screening but send our gratitude to all those who appreciated the love, hard-work and emotion that we have put into the project. We are trying to make this film available to as many viewers’ globally, as possible and will continue to evolve and create memorable film moments for each of our audiences through our production house. The positive response has only strengthened our motive behind spearheading Grazing Goat Pictures and we assure our audiences across the word that we will continually bring great films to them just like 72 Miles Ek Pravas.”

72 Miles Ek Pravas releases on the 9th of August, 2013

Here’s the trailer of Grazing Goat Pictures’ 1st Marathi film, 72 Miles Ek Pravas, directed by Rajeev Patil, director of the highly acclaimed film, Jogwa.

You can either embed our video or download it from the below link –

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Facebook Page:

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Ek Salman do avatar

With the next season of India’s most loved reality show- Bigg Boss starting soon on COLORS, there is a lot that the audiences can expect. Delivering high-octane drama and entertainment year after year, the show is known for its out-of-the-box concepts and teaser campaign promos with Salman, that grab the attention of the young and old. In each season, the actor was seen adding charm to the show with his wit and humor, however, this season, he will be seen in new light with a diabolical twist. Bigg Boss this season only gets bigger, better and bolder with Salman taking the avatar of Angel and Devil.

With Bigg Boss promising to show the viewers both heaven and hell this season, the promos of the show give a glimpse of the same. In the promos, Salman will be seen in the garb of an angel on one hand and devil on the other. While the angel Salman will represent the ‘Wow’ of heaven, his devil form will depict ‘Aow’ of hell. And the viewer will get to see both his avatars ‘saath saath’ only on Bigg Boss Season Saath!

Don’t miss these fun promos of Salman Khan of Bigg Boss Season 7 only on COLORS!

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The King of Disco Bappi Da recently visited the set of Sony Entertainment Television’s Indian Idol Junior for an evening dedicated to him. He set the stage on fire with his performance on Oh La La from the movie Dirty picture. Even our Judges Vishal-Shekhar and Shreya couldn’t control themselves and went up on stage to perform with Bappi Da. Well it is the right occasion to sizzle the stage as the original singers of the song Shreya Ghoshal and Bappi Da along with music composers of the song Vishal-Shekhar were present on the stage of Indian Idol Junior.

Catch the most sizzling performance of Bappi Da along with Shreya Ghoshal and Vishal- Shekhar on Indian Idol Junior, Saturday July 27, 8:30 pm on Sony Entertainment Television.

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Wave Cinemas bags another success with D-Day

The Wave Group in the last 18 months is only growing from strength to strength, after the success of several blockbusters including Murder, Ready, Kahaani, OMG! and Chashme Baddoor , Wave Cinemas bags yet another success with D-Day directed by Nikhil Advani that went on to create a splash at the box office. Not to mention, the rave reviews it garnered from critics and the industry alike.

The film had the cash registers ringing this weekend, collecting a figure to the tune of approximately 13 crores.

Said acclaimed critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “Taut, transfixing and spellbinding, with an astounding finale. Don’t miss this high-octane thriller!”

Said trade guru Komal Nahata, “D-DAY is very well-made,very well-enacted and arresting drama, arouses patriotic feeling in viewer. If u r a true Indian, D-Day is for u. Great acting, arresting script. Nikhil Advani has made a film every Indian will be PROUD of!”.

Said Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, “Everything about ‘D-Day’ is awe inspiring ! The writing the execution and the performances … brilliant !! So uniquely crafte
d !”

Said award winning author Chetan Bhagat, “D-day. Superb. Great concept. Great execution. Congrats to team”.

Elated with the success of the film says Shabnam Kapoor, Director , Wave Cinemas, “We at Wave are extremely delighted to be associated with D-Day. The film is doing extremely well at the box office and the word-of-mouth is fantastic.As a distributor I do appreciate and applaud everyone who has worked hard on the film”.

The Wave Group has progressively cast its footprint on to diverse business industries over the last six decades and has consolidated its business as a successful National distributor with the aim to be a dominant player in India’s fast evolving entertainment marketplace and by developing and backing content that connects and entertainers millions of Indians.

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Monday, July 22, 2013: TERE MERE BEECH MEIN – the much awaited first song of Shuddh Desi Romance is out! Catch Raghu (Sushant Singh Rajput) and Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra), in this very fun, young and real song from YRF’s Shuddh Desi Romance.

Ø Music Director: Sachin – Jigar

Ø Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni

Ø Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan and Mohit Chauhan

Shuddh Desi Romance also stars Rishi Kapoor and debutant Vaani Kapoor. The film is directed by Maneesh Sharma, written by Jaideep Sahni, and produced by Aditya Chopra.

Watch it on: http://youtu.be/W_ALp-Bqg9M and you’ll soon be singing along!

Does what starts physical always turn into love? And what reaches love, always turn into commitment? How do you figure out? From the director of Band Baaja Baaraat and the writer of Chak De! India, comes a fresh and very real love story, SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE, about the hair raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment. A romantic comedy that finally tells it like it is!

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Thomson Reuters Eikon Becomes First Native Market Data App for BlackBerry 10

Thomson Reuters works with BlackBerry to take advantage of full privacy and enterprise security features of the BlackBerry 10 platform

India, 22 July 2013 – Thomson Reuters today announced the release of Eikon for BlackBerry® 10, the first financial markets data application to be developed using the native development tools for the BlackBerry 10 platform. Thomson Reuters has worked closely with BlackBerry® throughout the development of the latest Eikon app to ensure customers can benefit from the enhanced privacy, enterprise security and user experience that BlackBerry 10 provides.

Eikon for BlackBerry 10 takes full advantage of the native BlackBerry 10 development tools to deliver a smooth user experience. It features a customized dashboard for quick access to a customer’s most important data, market-moving news, seamless list monitoring and saved news searches with synchronization to the Eikon desktop and a powerful briefcase feature for reading content offline.

The app is the latest addition to Thomson Reuters Eikon’s mobile application suite which includes highly-regarded applications for other platforms. Thomson Reuters’ platform strategy for Eikon means that there is a seamless customer experience across all channels, mobile or otherwise, with all Eikon mobile applications offering key Eikon innovations such as workflow-based design as well as keyword search and dynamic autosuggest to help customers discover information quickly and easily.

“In an industry where seconds and milliseconds matter, Thomson Reuters Eikon ensures our customers can have instant access to the breaking news and financial content they need to seize opportunities first – no matter where they are when they occur,” said John Manwaring, head of mobile for Thomson Reuters Eikon. “The Eikon mobile interface follows the same simple, intelligent design principles that Eikon is now well-known for, ensuring that everything our customers need is right there at the surface. By working closely with BlackBerry and using the native development tools, we have created an enterprise-grade Eikon mobile app with the security our clients have come to expect from both Thomson Reuters and the BlackBerry platform.”

”Thomson Reuters Eikon embodies the future for market data apps with its clean design and ease of use,” said Martyn Mallick, VP of Global Alliances and Business Development at BlackBerry.

“Thomson Reuters has created an effective solution for financial professionals that need to stay connected to the markets and information while on the move.”

Thomson Reuters Eikon is designed to provide a powerful and intuitive next-generation solution for consuming real-time and historical data, connecting with the financial markets community and executing financial markets transactions across asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, commodities, equities and derivatives. It realizes Thomson Reuters vision for a financial markets desktop that is intelligent, simple and social and provides access to a messaging community of over 190,000 financial professionals. Driven by powerful search engine technology, Eikon carries real-time data, news, charts, insightful commentary, analytics and trade execution tools through views that can be customized to individual user preferences and workflow. Based on open standards, it is powered by Thomson Reuters Elektron, the Company’s low latency data and trading infrastructure.

The Eikon for BlackBerry 10 app is now available on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront and can be downloaded at: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/32066887/

Thomson Reuters

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Madras Cafe has all the elements of an entertaining espionage thriller – says Shoojit Sircar

While the trailer of Viacom Motion Pictures, JA Entertainment and Rising Sun Films was recently launched only to be received by rave reviews, the director Shoojit Sircar reiterates that when it comes to his forthcoming espionage thriller “content is king” ,not forgetting elements that will leave audiences thoroughly entertained.

Says Shoojit Sircar, ” John and I with every film are trying to make content driven cinema .Madras Cafe has a very interesting script and while the story here takes center-stage, audiences are in for a treat since the film is thrilling , it’s intelligent , it has great performances and being a political thriller it will have cine-goers thinking – that was our aim with the film.”

Talking about the film says the director “My film has an inter-country relation as its backdrop and revolves around John Abraham ,an intelligence officer and how he works in sensitive situations, uncovering how these secret operations work. To tell a good story in an interesting manner is my only formula”. All praise for his film’s leading man , adds the director, “John is great to work with especially since he gives a film his hundred percent , we share a similar vision of prioritizing the story and working around what suits it best”.

Presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and JA Entertainment and produced by Rising Sun Films and JA Entertainment , Madras Cafe ,directed by Shoojit Sircar is scheduled to release 23rd August 2013.

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New Delhi, 22nd July 2013: 92.7 BIG FM Delhi, the nation’s leading radio network, has clinched the No. 1 spot in the capital with a cumulative audience rating of 7582 showing an incredible rise in listenership base compared to its competitor channels in the market. This achievement has come in close on the heels of the launch of ‘Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor’, a new radio show highlighting the retro period which rated as the top show of the week with TSL of 1.54, beating all competing private radio stations in the city.

Radio Station

CUME (‘000s)

92.7 BIG FM Delhi

7582

Fever FM 104 Delhi

7520

Radio Mirchi 98.3 Delhi

7466

Red FM 93.5 Delhi

6694

Radio City 91.1 Delhi

6165

AIR FM 2 – Gold 106.4 Delhi

5925

Oye! 104.8 FM Delhi

5577

(Source: RAM, WK 27’13, CUME, Mon- Sun, 12am-12am, All People 12+).

Of its 45 stations across the country, 92.7 BIG FM Delhi is one of the leading markets with the largest audience base and the toughest one to maintain listenership stability. The station has over the years experimented with distinctive content, innovative promotions and interesting programming thereby breaking the monotony in an intensely competitive market. Understanding that the average profile for Delhites is pegged at a 35+ M/F, 92.7 BIG FM Delhi changed its brand positioning and status quo to serve the music interest of the audiences by playing evergreen retro classics that led to its positioning ‘HIT THEE HIT RAHENGE’.

In addition to this, the backend research by the station along with consumer’s insights received from street level marketing, consumer home visits and listener interactions is what allows the station to emerge as the top network in Delhi.

Commenting on the success Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head – 92.7 BIG FM said, “We conceptualize our programs and concepts to keep our audiences interested and intrigued all the time. We are delighted to be crowned as the No.1 Radio Station in Delhi and extend our gratitude to our loyal listeners who have contributed to our success story. Being the leading radio network in the city further fortifies our position and offerings enabling us to provide an extensive platform to our advertisers to increase their consumer base and visibility in the market.”

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Ruslaan Mumtaaz small screen debut with Sony Entertainment Television’s Jee le Zaraa

Ruslaan Mumtaz, the chocolate boy of Bollywood is all set to debut as a bratty lawyer in Sony Entertainment Television’s upcoming show ‘Jee Le Zara’. The talented actor, who also bagged a Filmfare nomination as a debutant, will be paired opposite Sangeeta Ghosh who shot to fame with her remarkable performances in earlier shows as the lead protagonist. Ruslaan will woo the audiences with his acting genius and appealing personality. The two individuals will be paired up for the very first time on the small screen as lead protagonists. Given Sangeeta’s talent and Ruslaan’s silver screen experience, the pair will definitely add in a unique chemistry to Indian Television.

With this new show on the verge of being launched, could the duo of Ruslaan Mumtaaz and Sangeeta Ghosh be the next sought after on screen Jodi of Indian Television?

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MAX set to delight its viewers with this year’s biggest musical romantic Aashiqui 2

For the first time on television on Sunday 28th July 1pm & 8pm only on MAX

Mumbai, 22nd July: MAX, the Premium Hindi movie channel, invites you to witness this year’s hit melodious love story for the first time on television. Watch ‘Aashiqui 2’ on Sunday 28th July 1pm & 8pm only on MAX.

Aashiqui 2 is a musical romantic centering on the turbulent relationship between two singers, Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapoor) and Aarohi Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor) which is affected by Rahul’s issues with alcohol abuse and temperament. Rahul spots Arohi’s passion of singing in a quaint little beer bar in Goa. He takes it upon himself to give her a break and make her an even bigger star than himself in the Hindi film industry. The duo falls in love following a chance turn of events. However RJ has a hard time coping with Arohi’s success.

When asked about his on screen look for Aashiqui 2, Aditya Roy Kapoor jokes “We tried a lot of crazy things for my look in the movie, from long hair to even straightening it. Generally the look for the girl takes time but for Aashiqui 2, Shraddha’s look was decided in 2 days, but for me it took a month.”

In conversation when asked why Shraddha Kapoor thinks she is an Aashiq (romantic), she says “I wanted to do a romantic movie since a long time and was glad when Aashiqui 2 was offered to me. The film imbibes all the elements needed in romance and I hope someday in my real life also I can do something like this”.

World Television premier of ‘Aashiqui 2’ on Sunday 28th July 1PM and 8PM,

Only on MAX

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McAfee unveils Aquaman as the ‘Most Toxic Superhero’

July 22, 2013, India: McAfee reveals the top Most Toxic Superheroes that result in the greatest number of risky websites when you search for them online. The research found that searching for the latest “Aquaman and free torrent download,” “Aquaman and watch,” “Aquaman and online,” “Aquaman and free trailer” and “Aquaman pictures and downloads” yields a 18.6% chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

Today, kids can find everything they need to know (and more) about their favourite superhero online. And with computers, Internet-connected game consoles and mobile devices all readily available, they can access this information at any time. But now searching for these super heroes may not be all that innocent as just looking for fun facts.

With the resurgence of the superheroes into mainstream movies (think Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America to name a few), hackers are leveraging their popularity to target consumers. Hackers are most successful when they can attract a large number of victims. One way to target big crowds online is to track current events—everything from celebrity meltdowns and natural disasters to holidays and popular music—and now, superheroes.

The study uses McAfee® SiteAdvisor® site ratings, which indicate which sites are risky to search for celebrity names on the Web and calculate an overall risk percentage. The top Superheroes from the research with the highest percentage of risk are:

1. Aquaman 18.60%

2. Mr. Fantastic 18.22%

3. The Hulk 17.30%

4. Wonder Woman 16.77%

5. Daredevil 16.70%

6. Iron Man 15.63%

7. Superman 15.21%

8. Thor 15.10%

9. Green Lantern 15.00%

10. Cyclops 14.40%

11. Wolverine 14.27%

12. Invisible Woman 12.40%

13. Batman 12.30%

14. Captain America 11.77%

15. Spider-Man 11.15%

Tips to Stay Protected:

Be suspicious: If a search turns up a link to free content or too-good-to-be-true offers, be wary
Beware: Of content that prompts you to download anything before providing you with content. You may want to opt to watch streaming videos or download content from an established site
Free downloads: are significantly the highest virus-prone search terms. Anyone searching for videos or files to download should be careful as not to unleash malware on their computer.
Double-check the web address: Look for misspellings or other clues that the site you are going to may not be safe.

· Search safely: Use safe web browsers and install a free software like McAfee Site Advisor that provides simple website safety ratings and a secure search box so you can surf, search and shop safely

Methodology

Research was conducted during June-July 2013 on the top superheroes with upcoming film releases or films released over the last few years. The study uses McAfee® SiteAdvisor® site ratings, which indicate which sites are risky to search for superhero names on the Web and calculate an overall risk percentage. For example, fans searching for “Green Lantern and free torrent download,” “Green Lantern and watch,” “Green Lantern and free trailer,” etc. are at risk of running into online threats designed to steal personal information. Clicking on these risky sites and downloading files like pictures and videos exposes surfers or consumers to the risk of downloading viruses and malware.

About McAfee SiteAdvisor technology

McAfee SiteAdvisor technology protects users from malicious websites and browser exploits. SiteAdvisor technology tests and rates nearly every trafficked site on the Internet and uses red, yellow and green icons to indicate the website’s risk level. SiteAdvisor site ratings are created by using patented advanced technology to conduct automated website tests SiteAdvisor software works with Internet Explorer and Firefox.

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About McAfee:

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by its unrivalled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee secures your digital world. http://www.mcafee.com

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“Yet to do films that satisfy the artist in me.” says Asin

Barely 6 films old in the Bollywood industry ,Asin already finds herself in the top rankings, given that she’s delivered 5 blockbusters and has worked with everyone from Salman Khan,Aamir Khan,Abhishek Bachchan,Akshay Kumar,John Abraham and Ajay Devgn.

However despite her success ratio which very few actresses enjoy, Asin states that she enjoys doing films that give her scope to perform- Says Asin, “I love being an actress. I enjoy roles that give me scope to perform or give me creative satisfaction as an artist. Thats yet to happen in bollywood.”

Having worked with the industry’s biggest actors, the actress ,however, states that when it comes to films ,age no bar is her policy, “My selection of projects is not based on criteria like an actor’s age. If a project sounds good in totality, I take it up. But having said that, It would be fun to work with younger actors as well”.

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Live From the Console on July 27th features

The Mavyns, a debut performance by The Bicycle Days

& Your Chin – solo by Raxit Tewari

The performances will be preceded by the screening of the documentary, Searching for Sugarman, film directed by Malik Bendjelloul

17th July 2013, Mumbai: On its 2nd birthday, LFTC is all set to treat music connoisseurs with a plethora of the best indie music.

LIVE From The Console Day/Date: Saturday, 27th July 2013 Venue: Recording Theatre, Stage 2, Mehboob Studio, Bandra (West) Time: 6:00 pm onwards Entry: Rs. 250/- Featuring: Mavyns (Rock / Folk Rock), The Bicycle Days (psychedelic alternative rock) & Your Chin (electronica and indie-pop) The evening kick starts with Searching for Sugarman – a documentary film directed by Malik Bendjelloul, which details the efforts of two Cape Town fans, to find out whether the rumored death of American musician Sixto Rodriguez was true, and, if not, to discover what had become of him.

Look out for a range of exhilarating performances followed by the documentary. It begins with Your Chin (electronica and indie-pop) solo project of Raxit Tewari, followed by a special debut performance by The Bicycle Days (psychedelic alternative rock). The night ends with an electrifying performance by the Mavyns (Rock / Folk Rock), who return to Live from the Console the 2nd time.

So, don’t miss out on Live from the Console on Saturday, 27th July, 2013, 6.00PM onwards at the Recording Theatre, Mehboob Studio (Bandra West). Ticket Price: Rs.250/-

Thanks & Regards,

Zaheer Chauhan

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Ekta Kapoor observes rozas for Once Upon a Time…

It is a known fact that Ekta Kapoor visits the Balaji shrine in South India or Ajmer Sharief before her film releases, to pray. In the years gone by, she has also observed a roza (fast) during Ramadan.

While every year she fasts for one day, this time she is keeping multiple rozas.

As the keenly awaited Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara is up for a release on August 15, Kapoor is fasting on all the important days during Ramadan. She even plans to visit Mumbai’s Mohamed Ali Road to celebrate iftaari and feed the poor.

She has been observing rozas strictly, despite her hectic schedule, and every evening breaks the fast in her office with juice and dinner.

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South beckons Rakul Preet ahead of Bollywood debut Yaariyaan

Even before her Bollywood debut film Yaariyaan hits the marquee, new sensation Rakul Preet is already a rage in the South.

Having acted in two movies down South, the newbie has been signed up for three more. Rakul will now be seen in the remake of the Telugu bumper hit Ala Modalaindi, being shot at breakneck speed. Here she stars opposite Gautam Karthik of Mani Ratnam’s Kadal fame.

Following this is Aadi’s next titled Rough and then a yet untitled flick with Sundeep Kishan (of Shor In The City fame) being produced by Anandi Arts.

Rakul is set to enter Bollywood with Yaariyaan; the directorial debut of T-Series’ head honcho Bhushan Kumar’s wife Divya Kumar, where she will be seen playing the role of a nerd; one who is very good with numbers.

Coming from a family background of the Indian Army, Rakul won various titles in the Miss India pageant of 2011.

She bagged Miss India People’s Choice, Miss Beautiful Eyes, Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Fresh Face, Miss Talented and emerged the third runner-up finalist. Soon after, she participated in Miss Tourism in China and rose to the sixth position in the international pageant.

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Namrata Thapa looking for Negative roles

T.V. Artists are basking in name and fame but that is not enough for many an artists. They need something more to satiate their creative hunger. They need roles which will have depth of creating indelible impression on the audience. And, Namrata Thapa is the one who is in quest of new creative vista where she can explore as much as possible.

She has an enviable wide spectrum of repertoire: TV serials Kya Haquqat Kya Haadsa, Mahima Shanidev Ki, Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli and Zee TV’s on air Sahara One’s Jhilmil Sitaron ka Aangan Hoga and last month her serial Badalte Rishton Ki Dastan gone off air.

Namrata Thapa was busy shooting 20 days a month but cannot get over her creative vacuum because of ….. Nature of roles.Namrata Thapa says, “For an Artist, money is not the most important. Soaps and serials have created their own cocoons; and nobody wants to explore beyond. The same family structure, saas bahu, premika, and nothing more. Thus, come in an urge to do different, new role. I am tired of doing same roles with different setup and different makeup. Till now I have done positive role now I want to do negative role.”

Sanjay Sharma Raj

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> Did you hear about the most happening Bungalow in town?
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Divya Dutta- The new ‘item girl’ on the block!

The actor never fails to surprise the audience with her diverse and flawless performances, one after the other. The next, we hear, is that Divya is going to perfect her moves for an item song in an upcoming film.

The details of the song have been kept tightly under wraps. But going by Divya’s past work, this one is surely not going to be an ordinary item song. The actor has played some of the most challenging roles, breaking the conventional norms of Bollywood.

Excited about doing her first item song, Divya says, “This is certainly something I haven’t done before. I agreed to do an item song, only because I know it’s not going to be a conventional one.”

Now that Divya Dutta will be doing an item number, a ‘surprise element’ in the song can be vouched for!

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Eros International and Viki Rajani rope in Rahul Dholakia for their ambitious next

National award winning director Rahul Dholakia of Parzania fame has been roped in by Eros International and producer Viki Rajani for their ambitious next –

While details of the project have been kept under wraps, if sources are to be believed,the film will be an edgy action thriller,currently in its scripting stage.

Confirming the news says producer Viki Rajani, ” Yes Rahul Dholakia will be directing a film for us….We will make an official announcement of the starcast soon and are in talks with A-listers…At the moment all I can reveal is that the film will push the boundaries of the action -thriller genre”.

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Royal Enfield and Farhan Akhtar come together to celebrate the spirit of epic journeys through the Bhaag Milkha Bhaag contest

~ Winner of the ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ contest was handed over the keys to the Royal Enfield Desert Storm used by Farhan Akhtar in the biopic ~

New Delhi, July 18, 2013: Royal Enfield and Farhan Akhtar came together today to celebrate the spirit of epic journeys that display courage, endurance and perseverance through the ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ contest that was held by Royal Enfield. The winner Hamininder Singh from Srinagar, received the keys to the Royal Enfield Desert Storm motorcycle that was ridden by Farhan Akhtar in the recently released film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.

The contest, which was conducted on Royal Enfield’s social media platform, encouraged enthusiasts to share their tales of victory, passion and courage where they have overcome challenges and hardships that is a reflection of the film’s script that portrays the odyssey of the legendary Milkha Singh.

Mr. Shaji Koshy, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Royal Enfield said “The association between the film and us was a natural fit in many ways. Milkha’s odyssey took him from Partition-torn Pakistan to the heady heights of victory in London at the Commonwealth Games, turning him into a legend. Similarly, the Royal Enfield brand has travelled from the metal foundries of Redditch to the shores of coastal Chennai where it has now become an automotive icon”.

The association was also a tribute to the shared interest for authentic story-telling by both Royal Enfield as well as the makers of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. To retain the film’s authenticity in its portrayal of the character of the Flying Sikh, Farhan is seen riding a Royal Enfield motorcycle to recreate Milkha Singh’s days with in the Indian Army where he actually rode a Royal Enfield. The film makers had approached Royal Enfield to use a motorcycle similar that period and the brand did not disappoint them. Royal Enfield provided bikes which were as close to that era with the classic styling. Not only that, Royal Enfield removed the disc brakes which come on the Desert Storm and replaced it with the drum breaks to underscore the authenticity of the film.

In line with Royal Enfield’s philosophy of authentic story-telling and creating content from the real experiences of its enthusiasts, a campaign was created to reflect the spirit of endurance that is common to both the film and the brand.

“The contest was our way of celebrating the spirit of epic journeys that we frequently see in our fans and customers. The Bhaag Milkha Bhaag contest provided these enthusiasts with a platform to tell their hitherto untold stories of their own odysseys,” added Shaji Koshy.

Themed around ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag this consumer engagement campaign attempted to bring to the fore the spirit of self-discovery and enterprising Odyssey that has long been the essence of the Royal Enfield brand and its loyal enthusiasts.

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About Royal Enfield

The oldest motorcycle company in continuous production, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, it has been a pioneer of powerful four stroke technology since 1955 in India. With its manufacturing base in Chennai, India, the company offers a variety of models catering to the needs of motorcycling enthusiasts.

Royal Enfield’s product line‐up includes the Bullet, Classic and Thunderbird models in both 350 and 500cc displacements. Royal Enfield operates through 11 company-operated stores and 250 dealers in all major cities and towns. Royal Enfield motorcycles are exported to over 40 countries across the world including the USA, Japan, UK, several European and Latin American countries, as well as the Middle East and South Asia.

Royal Enfield also organizes and supports many enthusiast activities, events and rides across the country, more prominently the Rider Mania – an annual gathering of Royal Enfield riders from all over the country and the Himalayan Odyssey, the largest motorcycle ride over some of the toughest roads and highest mountain passes in the region of Himachal and Ladakh.

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City first ever food bloggers contest by Cornitos

Cornitos Nacho Chef contest held at the Electrolux Innovation Center

Gurgaon, 20th July 2013: ‘CORNITOS’, the flagship brand of Green Dot Health Foods Ltd, hosted an exciting recipe contest that involved food bloggers and social media enthusiasts. The contest, known as Cornitos Nachos Chef was judged by celebrity Executive Chef Olive Bar and Kitchen, chef Sabyasachi Gorai, Corporate Chef McDonald’s, Chef Swarup Solgaonkar, Corporate Executive Chef Radisson Hotel Rajesh Variyath.

Cornitos, the well known nachos brand, invited top food bloggers based around Delhi NCR to participate in the extravaganza. The contest, held at the Electrolux Innovation Center in Gurgaon saw much excitement as the participants ‘cooked’ their way to the winning spot. Each participant was given a time of 45 minutes to prepare any dish of their choice using Cornitos products. A fully equipped hi-tech kitchen with utensils and latest appliances was provided at the Electrolux Innovation Center.

The participant from the social media space was the winner of a previously held Facebook + Twitter contest, where the fans and followers were invited to share their own nacho recipe using Cornitos. The winner Neeru Agarwal was then given an opportunity to participate in the on ground contest with the top food bloggers.

Ruchira Hoon, emerged as the winner of the contest with the best gourmet preparation. Mr. Vikram Agarwal, Director, Green Dot Health Foods Pvt. Ltd. along with Chef Sabyasachi, Rajesh and Varun gave away the award to the winner. All the participating bloggers were also handed over complimentary hampers.

Mr. Vikram Agarwal, Founder and Director, Green Dot Health Foods Pvt. Ltd. said on the occasion” We are very excited to host this one of its kind contest which gave participants a chance to extravagantly indulge in their hobby. We saw some great dishes today which also showcased the versatility of Cornitos products.

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