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DIG,Ramrao Panwar with his wife and Jay Shankar Chanda and Mrs.          Bhardwaj                  (DCP wife)

‘Main Hoon Surya Singham II’ special Police screening & premiere…

The roar of Singham was loud and clear as ‘Main Hoon Surya Singham II’ starring south megastar Surya premiered at multiplex in suburban Mumbai. What made the screening truly special was the fact that it was attended by top ranking police officers including DCP Sunil Bharadwaj, Inspector General Mohan Rathore and DIG Ramrao Panwar among others.

Speaking to the media persons at the premiere DCP Sunil Bhardwaj emphasized on the need for such films. “Producers should make such films that show police in the right light and audience should also encourage films like Main Hoon Surya Singham II,” he added.

Singham II opened to rip-roaring success across south states earlier and August 2 the Hindi version has hit the screens across India with much anticipation and excitement among the audience.

Clearly, one of the most awaited films of 2013, ‘Main Hoon Surya Singham II’ is directed by Hari, and toplines Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani along with south super star Surya, who reprises his role of a fiery and righteous police officer from the Singham’s first installment.

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Aashiqui 2 completes 100 days

T-Series and Vishesh Films, Aashiqui 2, is a simple, uncomplicated musical love drama released on 26th April 2013 with Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. The movie that crossed Rs. 100 cr at box-office is still running successfully since its release.

Prabhat Talkies in Solapur is one such theatre who will be a part of the movie’s celebration in completing 100 days of running since day 1 of the release this week.

A romantic musical drama directed by Mohit Suri saw a fresh pair Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. This film with a fresh lead was opened to an unprecedented response unanimously across theaters in the country. Made in the humble budget of Rs. 10cr, Aashiqui 2 has shown a successful stint at the box office by reaching the Rs. 100 cr.

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The pre-Eid club track from ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA…..

Saving the best for the last, Balaji is set to launch the final chartbuster from the forthcoming Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara.

Called Bismillah, the youth anthem which will feature in the film, has been picturised on Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan & Sonakshi Sinha, rendered by Anupam Amod (Pritam’s assistant) and written by Rajat Aroraa.

The club track will be unveiled next week, as part of the countdown to Eid.

Recently shot on an elaborate 3 cr set erected at Film City and at a leading Mumbai nightclub which had to be recreated to give it the 80s’ ambience, Bismillah promises to set the dance floor ablaze.

Says Ekta Kapoor, “We rejected more than twenty songs till Bismillah happened. We knew we had a winner on hand. It is THE track to celebrate the festive season that is at our doorstep.”

Says music honcho, Bhushan Kumar, “The response to the music of Once Upon…. has been absolutely overwhelming and Bismillah will take the craze to a new level.”

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Vir Das, the comedian of substance

Vir Das doesn’t need an introduction. The talented actor and stand-up comedian, best known for his stand up acts around the world, has his plate full nowadays.

Vir has certainly become India’s face of comedy. After a series of housefull performances, the play ‘History of India ‘Vir’itten’ still runs to packed auditoriums. It has been crowned the largest selling comedy show ever. The play focuses on the history of India, but with a pinch of salt. Audiences and critics have loved this act of his and showered him with praises. The comedian meanwhile has locked himself behind closed doors to write his latest show which will debut in August…it’s a crazy follow up to the HOI experience.

Natural wit and spontaneity have been key to his success. Just last week, One of India’s leading newspapers called Vir ‘The king of Indian comedy’, while the other declared him an icon. The multi-talented actor is also a part of ‘Alien Chutney’, India’s premiere comedy-rock band. Alien Chutney is planning an all india tour really soon.

The actor Vir Das, who received rave reviews for his role in Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Go Goa Gone’, will be seen in iRock’s next film titled ‘Saxxx ki Dukaan.com’.

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Veena Malik Silk Sakkath running housefull

Bollywood actress Veena Malik most awaited Kannada movie Silk Sakkath hot Maga has just hit the silver screens all over and running successfully. The film has release in 140 screens among 50 theatres that usually doesn’t screen Kannada films and has gained tremendous response from the audience. First day first show was watched by Veena Malik with her Co-star Akshay at Asia’s biggest theatre 1480 seater which was houseful. The movie which has been tagged as an adult movie is getting a great response in Bangalore. The film released in packed houses in Mangalore, Udupi, Hyderabad, Mysore and fans were quite excited to see Veena Malik.

Veena Malik said, “Me and My co-star Akshay and the team of Silk Sakkath Hot just saw the film in Kapali theatre. I was very excited to see such a big crowd for the film. We all liked the film a lot and is quite overwhelmed to see so many fans.”

Veena plays the role of Vijaylakshmi in the film, while Akshay plays Shiva, a character with negative shade in the film. The story revolves around a girl, who enters the film industry due to family problems. But once she becomes a star, she has other issues to face. How she overcomes them forms the crux of the story.


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Sandip Soparrkar judges ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ UAE Season 2

Sandip Soparrkar judged ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ UAE Season 2 with Saroj Khan recently. ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ Television reality show is ruling over the hearts of millions of people across the world. In UAE, people went crazy to show their dancing skills through ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ UAE extravaganza, before moving to Mumbai’s Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 6 and dance in front of their favourite dancing diva Madhuri Dixit.

There were initial selection rounds and thousands of participants took part and finally top 16 were chosen for the show. The selected participants performed solos and gave their best to be able to get a chance of performing in front of the Bollywood diva, for which, they had to impress Bollywood’s renowned choreographer Sandip Soparrkar along with Bollywood veteran choreographer Saroj Khan.

Sandip Soparrkar said, “I was excited about the new venture and the format of the show was very interesting. Above all, I love to judge youth dance show as todays’ generation is very innovative and I am also very passionate about dancing. My other reason for me to accept this show was Saroj ji, it is great to work with gods of Bollywood dance Saroj Khan, she is very honest, energetic, beautiful and an extremely warm person. I had a blast judging Jhalak UAE with her.”

UAE’s Lakshmi Panicker gave a brilliant performance and won her ticket to dance in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ India show. She performed, Bharatnatyam, an Indian classical dance to Bollywood number ‘Desi Girl’ from ‘Dostana’. The grand finale took place at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium in Dubai. Sandip’s cloths for the show were designed by his favourite designer Deepak Shah of More Mischief, at the show Sandip was seen shaking his leg with RJ Malavika Varadan and Siddharth of Radio City 1016 who were also the host of the episode.

The show was telecast in entire Arab countries and Africa on Colors ME channel. ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ UAE season 1 touched the hearts of people and the show was a super success. This season 2 of Jhalak was on a much larger scale and the canvas of the show was bigger in all possible ways.

Sandip is a known in Hollywood and Bollywood for making stars dance to his tunes, for his creative choreographies and the way he adapts and mixes western dances to Bollywood beats. He has been personally appreciated by Her Majesty the Queen of England Queen Elizabeth & HRH the Prince of Wales Prince Charles, for promoting Ballroom & Latin American dance culture in India. Sandip Soparrkar has regularly been judging dance reality shows such as “Aaja Jhoom Le’ and ‘Dancing Diva’ for Zoom Tv, ‘Boogie Woogie’ for Sony, ‘Dance India Dance’ for Zee Tv to name a few.
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Kansai Nerolac unveils new TVC with brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan

~The new TVC features brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan reiterating Nerolac’s exterior paint brand – Excel’s unique proposition ~

~ King Khan speaks in Malyalam for the first time for a TVC ~

~ Nerolac ties up with Chennai Express for on-ground activation support for the new campaign ~

Mumbai, 2nd August 2013: Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd, one of India’s leading paint companies today unveiled a brand new TVC featuring its brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan. The highlights the weather defense formula of Nerolac Excel in extreme tropical weather conditions of high rainfall, humidity and heat. In order to showcase extreme weather conditions in India, the ad shoot panned across various outdoor locations – from the historic locales of Jodhpur to the picturesque countryside of Kerala.

The ad film features a gigantic 50 feet furled umbrella being ferried on a boat across the rivers of Kerala and the narrow bylanes of Jodhpur, stirring curiosity among the passerby. Upon reaching its destination, the crowd gathered is amazed to witness the umbrella being unfurled by its owners to protect their homes against the harsh weather conditions – extreme heat (Jodhpur) and torrential rain (Kerala). The ad film culminates with Shah Rukh, who is one of the bystanders’ exclaiming that – ‘Homes that are not painted with Nerolac Excel will need some other kind of weather protection and for Nerolac Excel homes; the paint takes care of everything’.

“It’s been a great association with Nerolac so far. The kind of innovations and evolutions they are bringing about in the paint technology has been truly commendable. The concept of this TVC is very unique and refreshing with the appropriate use of the gigantic umbrella. Despite the logistical challenges of shooting in extreme weather conditions and transportation of the huge umbrella, the team has pulled off the ad film really well,” stated Shah Rukh Khan, Brand Ambassador, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd.

Mr. Sukhpreet Singh, Vice-President of Marketing & Sales (Decorative), Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd. said, “ The film follows a realistic approach capturing the expression and reaction of the locals on witnessing the gigantic umbrella which is aesthetically interwoven with the scenic rustic beauty of the locations. Our association with SRK has grown stronger over the years with him lending his persona to the brand.”

The ad film is a visual treat as one explores the rustic locales of Kerala and Jodhpur accompanied by a melodious audio. One will witness exaggeration, passive humor and an element of surprise and suspense throughout the film. The ad film is also dubbed in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali and is currently being aired across all national channels. The ad will also witness SRK speaking in Malyalam for a TVC for the first time. Kansai Nerolac has also tied up with SRK’s upcoming movie Chennai Express to promote the new Nerolac Excel campaign during his multi-city promotions.

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Raanjhanaa Releases Online on Eros Now

It’s been over a month since the release of Aanand L Rai’s Raanjhanaa, and fans all over the world still can’t get enough of the film! So the makers finally decided to do something that ensured that this love story stayed with them forever. Raanjhanaa was released online on Eros Now, thus ensuring that fans would be able to watch their favorite love story anytime, anywhere!!

Starring Sonam Kapoor, Dhanush & Abhay Deol in the lead roles, Raanjhanaa has been loved & praised by all! From the by lanes of Benaras to the canteens of JNU, the film takes you on a roller coaster of emotions, making you laugh out loud at one point & break into tears at the very next moment! What adds to the beauty of the film is its background score by the legendary A R Rahman.

Eros Now is the ultimate destination for Indian entertainment offering thousands of movies, music videos and audio tracks on demand. Instantly access online, on tablets and on mobiles through the Eros Now app available for Apple, Android & Amazon devices. Movie & music lovers now have easy & straight-forward access to high quality entertainment in Hindi, Punjabi & Tamil, all ad-free. All you have to do is logon to www.erosnow.com or download our app to enter the world of uninterrupted entertainment – anytime, anywhere!

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92.7 BIG FM KOLKATA CELEBRATES EVERGREEN SINGER KISHORE KUMAR’S BIRTHDAY

ASSOCIATES WITH “ZINDAGI EK SAFAR – A TRIBUTE TO KISHORE KUMAR” AS OFFICIAL RADIO PARTNER

CONCERT TO BE HELD AT KOLKATA’S UTTAM MANCHA ON 4TH AUGUST, 2013

Kolkata, 2nd August, 2013: As a station that offers listeners exclusively retro music, 92.7 BIG FM’s Kolkata station today announced its association with “Zindagi EK Safar – A Tribute to Kishore Kumar” as the concert’s Official Radio Partner. Taking audiences on a memorable musical journey with the finest hits from the golden era, Zindagi Ek Safar will present playback singer Amit Kumar, as he pays tributes to his father Kishore Kumar on the legendary evergreen singer’s 84th birth anniversary. Zindagi Ek Safar will be held at Kolkata’s Uttam Mancha on 4th August.

92.7 BIG FM Kolkata has gained tremendous support and accolades from its listeners after changing its positioning by transitioning into an exclusively retro music station. Joining Amit Kumar in paying a tribute to Kishore Kumar at the Zindagi Ek Safar concert will be renowned artists Priya Bhattacharya, Eman, Saptak, Sujoy Bhoumick, and film director Sandip Ray. The concert will be co-hosted by 92.7 BIG FM Kolkata’s RJ Nilanjan. On-air promotions for the association will be conducted through exciting trivia and factoids about the evergreen singer, interviews with musical stalwarts who have worked closely with him, engaging contests and a performance by sound-alkies of Kishore Kumar.

Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head – 92.7 BIG FM said, “Reaffirming our commitment to offering listeners with the best in Indian retro music, we are proud to be associated with Zindagi Ek Safar – A Tribute to Kishore Kumar as the concert’s official radio partner. With evergreen music from the golden era, we are looking forward to creating unique listener engagement opportunities that will continue to appeal to listeners across age groups.”

About Reliance Broadcast Network

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

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Sonakshi and Imran Khan to visit Indian Idol Junior

The upcoming gala episode of Indian Idol Junior will see Imran Khan along with the gorgeous Sonakshi Sinha make an appearance on the show. They will be there to promote their upcoming film ‘Once upon a time in Mumbai Dobara’. While this will be Imran’s first visit, Sonakshi will be appearing on the show for the second time. Last time she visited the sets with Ranveer Singh and was completely blown away by the talent. This time around she will witness magic again as the kids will be seen performing on ‘Qawali’ theme. Dressed in signature ‘Qawali’ attire kids are all set to dazzle the stars. The episode will be aired on Saturday, August 10 at 8:30pm.

Catch Sonakshi and Imran Khan next Saturday, August 10th at 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Star Pravah introduces

A Unique and First-of-its-kind programming initiative on Marathi Television

Mumbai, August 1st, 2013: Star Pravah, Maharashtra’s No. 1 Marathi Entertainment Channel, today announced the launch of ‘STAR PRAVAH PREMIERE’, a unique and first-of-its-kind programming initiative on Marathi Television.

Star Pravah Premiere is a series of fresh and original short stories exclusively conceptualized and created by Star Pravah with production quality and treatment that will be as good as a feature film. Star Pravah will telecast a short story every month under the Star Pravah Premiere initiative and each of these short stories will be of two hour duration.

Ms. Shrabani Deodhar, Creative Director – Star Pravah, speaking on the occasion said, “Star Pravah has been at the forefront of providing innovative, original and entertaining content to its viewers. Star Pravah Premiere takes our efforts to the next level as we showcase our in-house talent to the world and we are sure that our viewers will appreciate this initiative.”

Ms. Deodhar further added, “Short stories is a new format for us and we are looking at working with subjects that are not easily adaptable to a serial format. We will try and present a fresh and new aspect to relationships in every story that will be showcased under the Star Pravah Premiere initiative.”

Star Pravah’s first short story under the Star Pravah Premiere initiative is ‘DANGA 2 BHK’, produced by Dashmi Creations and directed by Hemant Deodhar. Danga 2 BHK is the story of a young just-married couple from diverse cultural backgrounds coming to grips with situations that arise when both their parents come to stay with them.

Danga 2 BHK has noted artists like Uday Tikekar, Suchitra Bandekar, Uday Sabnis, and Priya Berde playing the roles of the parents while Siddharth Chandekar and Prarthana Behere play the young married couple.

Catch the hilarious situations caused by the in-laws

and plight of the newly-weds in

Exclusively on Star Pravah

at 7 pm on Sunday, August 4th, 2013

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Maharana Pratap’s life is in danger. The show which has been grabbing eyeballs with some extraordinary performances is going to witness some dramatic twists and turns in the upcoming episodes. Bharat ka Veer putra Maharana Pratap is going to face death at the hands of Basar Khan. He has been sent by Shams Khan and Shamsher Khan to kill Pratap. A little birdie from the sets reveals that actor Siraj Mustafa will essay the role of Maharana’s new enemy. Basar Khan who is a master of disguise will plan a surprise attack on Pratap. Will Maharana Pratap survive or will he face death at the hands of the ruthless killer Basar Khan?

To know more about Pratap’s enemy keep watching Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap Monday- Friday 10pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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SRK wants to learn acting from Sugandha

Sugandha Date has been earning a lot of praise lately, not only from the Indian Idol Junior judges but also from the film fraternity. And the latest to join Sugandha’s fan base is none other than King Khan himself.

Shahrukh Khan made an appearance on Indian Idol Junior alongwith Deepika Padukone and Rohit Shetty. Sugandha stole SRK’s heart by performing ‘Mere khwabo mein jo aae’. After her performance Shahrukh said, “Ab to raato me hi nahi din me bhi tere sapne aate… Kano me goonjte tere hi gaane.. Sundar Daant Wali…. Sugandha Date”. He then made his way on stage to congratulate Sugandha on her brilliant performance. In return Sugandha gave King Khan a red rose which the superstar gladly accepted and returned it with a kiss on her cheeks. Sugandha even acted out a scene from King Khan’s movie. On seeing her acting skills Shahrukh said, “Mujhe toh aapse acting seekhni padegi”.

Looks like Sugandha has added another fan to her ever increasing list.

Catch Sugandha steal King Khan’s heart this Saturday, August 3 at 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Bhaji off Ground… On Screen!

Harbhajan Singh sings a song in the album Meri Maa! Courtesy:

Venus Worldwide!

Displaying his outstanding cricketing skills on the field, Harbhajan sets out to make a mark on screen recording a song in the album Meri Maa, the album to be released by Venus Worldwide Entertainment.

Venus Worldwide Entertainment, after producing number of blockbuster films & holder of large number of audio rights comprising of Hindi, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Bengali, Regional etc now expands itself towards fusion & getting celebrities on board recording hit singles.

Venus Worldwide Entertainment incorporated by the Jain Brothers has always been diversifying into areas of related synergies & this album ‘Meri Maa’ has a different feel altogether looking very promising. Album Meri Maa, sung by Harbhajan Singh Palaha & Lakhwinder Lucky & lyrics given by Sanjay Glory, was shot in wonderful landscapes of Punjab by Ajay & Lovel of Colossus fame. A company with a rich & powerful mission & missionary zeal has explored & expanded into all possible horizons.

Mr. Champak Jain, director of Venus Group exclaims, “The world loves Bhaji & we love him too, he has recorded this single with utmost dedication & it has turned out really well, he has dedicated the song sung by him to his mother, which in itself is a very special thing. The Colossus team has done a wonderful job of shooting capturing the essence of Punjab & Bhajji will be seen in all new avatar.”

Mr. Champak Jain concludes, “We would like to have more stars to explore their singing talents & we will be more than happy to release it, people love them & they would love to listen to the music of their favorite artists. Bhaji is now a member of our Venus family. The album ‘Meri Maa’ will be loved.”

Title-Meri Maa

Singers Harbhajan Singh Palaha and Lakhwinder Lucky

Music- Parveen Mehra

Lyrics: Sanjay Glory

Studio: Folk Junction Ludhiana

Recordist: Jiten swain

Produced by: Avtar kaur ,Bhajji & madaan under banner of

Bhajji & Madaan communication private limited

Directed by: Ajay and Lovel of colossus

Choreographed by: Sunil

Cameraman: Badsha Lal

Label- VENUS WORLDWIDE ENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD.

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Spoken Word Jam: A foot tapping evening celebrating the world of books

DSC Prize Winner’s Tour 2013 |Mumbai

Dev Benegal in conversation with Jeet Thayil

August 1, 2013: Films and books have always shared a special relationship. A good story is what makes for a good film. Thursday evening witnessed that relationship coming alive. The Mumbai captured by Jeet Thayil in his book Narcopolis was relived…some old stories discussed and some new ones created, the Dev Benegal way!

In a rather unusual book reading session, a literary gathering at the Cheval in Mumbai, heard well known author and winner of The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013, Jeet Thayil in discussion on his book Narcopolis, with Dev Benegal, a well-known writer and director famous for his movies like English, August and Road Movie. This was followed by a jam session with Suman Sridhar, singer-songwriter and who forms one half of the lyrical/post-pop duo Sridhar/Thayil.

Talking about his journey after winning this prestigious award, Jeet said, “It’s important to talk about what a cash award of fifty thousand dollars means to a writer. This is a good chunk of cash, which frees the writer from anxiety for a while, for long enough that he can get on with the next one. It is a gift of time, possibly the most important gift there is.”

Talking about the reach of the prize, Jeet said: “I think it’s significant that the first three winners of the DSC Prize are Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Indian, in other words, a wide representation of the region. Also, each is a debut novel by a writer who is attempting to stretch the idea of South Asian writing. I’m very happy to be in this excellent list.”

Instituted in 2010, the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is an international prize focusing on South Asian Fiction Writing. The DSC Prize is a unique and prominent award, recognizing the literary works of authors across the globe writing on South Asia, transcending the origin or ethnicity of the author.

Now in its fourth year, the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has gained a stronghold in the literary circuits. The prize is dedicated towards recognizing and rewarding the immense talent writing about the South Asian region that tries to bring forth the culture of this and aspirations of the region. There is a growing interest in South Asian literature which is evident from the increased number of entries the DSC Prize has received for the 2014 edition.

While talking about the success of the event, Manhad Narula of DSC Limited said, “As we celebrate four glorious years of the DSC Prize, I am happy to see the conversation on South Asian writing expanding through the various events associated with the prize. The DSC Prize Winner’s Tour is one such annual event that allows literary enthusiasts across cities to interact with the prize winner and stay abreast of the latest trends in South Asian writing. Jeet has been a great ambassador of the DSC Prize as its winner, and I wish him the very best for the future.”

The inimitable book reading session culminated on an insightful note adding another golden feather to DSC Prize’s hat.

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About DSC Limited’s Literary Initiatives

In its efforts to contribute to social growth and create social infrawealth, DSC Limited has identified the promotion of literature as a key initiative. The company firmly believes that promoting literature helps build the character of society, just as its infrastructure projects help create the infrawealth of the nation.

As a major move towards promoting literature, the company has been supporting the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival for the last five years. During this period, this event has grown to become the largest literary event of its kind in the region. As part of its vision of promoting South Asian literature, the most significant development has been the institution of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in 2010. This unique prize, which carries an award of US $50,000, is a celebration of the rich and varied world of literature belonging to the South Asian region.

DSC Limited has also been the principal sponsor of the 2010 and 2011 editions of DSC South Asian Literature Festival in the UK.

About Asia Society

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Founded in 1956, the Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

About GigSupport

GigSupport Artiste Management since 2007 continues to support and promote the interests of musicians in the professional performance arena. GigSupport has supported and nurtured the careers of many artistes such as Advaita, Them Clones, Adil & Vasundhara, Hari & Sukhmani, Negra Pradera, Tatva Kundalini etc. GigSupport also manages its own music festival ‘Big Horn Fest’ besides being involved with numerous other initiatives such as ‘Goa Beach Grind’, Clones Fest & ‘Crew Rock’.

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An all new Nargis Fakhri in Viacom Motion Pictures,JA Entertainment and Rising Sun Film’s Madras Cafe.

While casting for the role of an international war journalist ,the makers of Madras Cafe were looking for an actress with global appeal ,not to mention, the spunk required to pull off the role and they looked no further than Nargis Fahkri, who shot to fame with her debut in Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar.

While the actress is popularly spoken about for her unique look and screen presence,director Shoojit Sircar promises to introduce to audiences a new facet of the actress ,that is sure to take them by surprise.

Says Shoojit Sircar, “I was looking for somebody to fit the look of a foreign war correspondent — an Indian girl who works abroad and has an accent. I have already worked with her in a commercial much before Rockstar . Imtiaz Ali took her in his film after watching that commercial. When I met her and told her about this role, she was sceptical and asked me whether I was sure of casting her. I think half the work is done if the casting is right.”

Shedding more light on the film says Sircar, “Madras Cafe is conspiracy espionage in the backdrop of the Lankan war. The crux of the story is how it affects the officer’s life.”

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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Elena Shev the new blue eyed beauty romances Randeep Hooda in “Bad” movie

Pooja Bhatt is known to be genius producer and headlines grabber in Bollywood. She brought bombshell Sunny Leone in India and made Jism 2 great success. And now Pooja Bhatt movie “Bad”, directed by Prawal Raman, has already captured headlines in India and abroad. The new blue eyed beauty of Bollywood – Elena Shev is happy to be shooting with “Bad” team. She will play the beauty with brains, who will charm Randeep Hooda by her hot looks and seduce him with her sharp brain.

Elena said, “Randeep is extremely charming and pleasant. He is definitely very hot and good looking guy. Moreover, he is also fantastic actor, whose performance is highly appreciated. Well, basically he is great package deal good looks and fantastic talent. Pooja Bhatt and the entire team of “Bad” were so nice and made sure that I felt like home during shooting. It is a great pleasure working here.”


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Shah Rukh Khan recently visited the sets of Comedy Nights with Kapil for the second time. .

SRK wants to buy Comedy Nights with Kapil!

When superstar Shah Rukh Khan visited the sets of COLORS’ hugely popular Comedy Nights with Kapil for the second time in a span of three weeks – a first in the history of India television, Khan offered to buy Kapil’s show from the ace comedian himself!

Khan is said to be such a huge fan of the show that now he wants to make it his own, and was seen offering Sharma a sum of Rs, 10,000 in return! Shocked at his proposal, Sharma remarked jokingly, “Sirf Rs 10,000! Meri bua toh akeli Rs 8,000 ki hai and Dadi Rs 7,000! Mera naukar aur biwi aapko complimentary de doonga!” After much thinking, SRK was seen accepting Kapil’s scheme but said he wasn’t buying the show without Siddhuji! According to Khan and Sharma, without Siddhuji’s constant sher-o-shayari, the show would feel incomplete! The whole deal was finalized over a ping-pong table, where SRK and Kapil were seen to be involved in funny match of ping-pong.

The King Khan’s love for Kapil did not go unnoticed. When asked by an audience member who Khan’s favorite artist in the industry was, he took aback Kapil and the audience by remarking “Abhi toh mera favorite Kapil hi hai!” And just when Sharma was basking in this new-found revelation of Khan, Shah Rukh threw a googly at him – “Arey, main toh Kapil Dev ki baat kar raha tha yaar!”, he was heard saying much to the amusement of everyone on set!

Well, SRK visiting his show twice, and that too in a span of 21 days, we think Kapil has really become King Khan’s favorite!

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Makers of ‘The Light: Swami Vivekananda’ to organize a special screening for Gujarat Chief Minister Hon. Shri Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on 6th Aug

The film pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda

Year 2013 marks 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and on this occasion, to pay tribute to the legendary monk, Director Utpal Sinha is all set to bring a film titled ‘The Light: Swami Vivekananda’ that takes the audience on a journey of transition of young Narendra Nath Datta to world renowned monk Swami Vivekananda.

To start the campaign for the film slated to release on 23rd August, the makers have organized a special screening for Gujarat’s Chief Minister Hon Shri. Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on 6th Aug.

“Mr. Modi has often spoken about the influence of Swami Vivekananda and his ideologies in his life. He has also been associated with Swami Vivekananda’s Ramkrishna Mission in many ways. In recent past one has seen him participating in various Yuva sammelans and Yatras organized by the missionaries on regular basis and hence it does not come as a surprise that he has agreed to come for a special screening” says a source.

Says producer J. Misra, “Swami Vivekananda’s influence in Mr. Modi’s life can be clearly seen through his communications. We thought why not request Mr. Modi’s office and see if we can get him to come and see the film. To our surprise he readily agreed to take out time from his busy schedule and not only did he agree to come himself but also invited his entire team to come and see the life of Swamiji through the film. We couldn’t have asked for a better start for sure. We are grateful to Mr. Modi for this gesture.”

Produced by TriColour Productions Pvt Ltd., the film has Deep Bhattacharya playing Swami Vivekananda who is making his debut and was finalized after auditioning many faces across India.

The film has compositions of Valmiki, Tulsidas, Surdas and Rabindranath Tagore while the songs have been sung by Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy and Javed Ali among others.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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