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Celebrating food & lifestyle with Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor & Chef Ajay Chopra

Mumbai, August 13, 2013… FOODFOOD channel, India’s premier food and lifestyle destination, celebrates India’s passion for good food and ‘Hi’ life.

FOODFOOD, helmed by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, has become the culinary authority for viewers aspiring for a modern cultural experience. The unparalleled popularity of the channel is due to its groundbreaking programming line-up featuring top chefs and celebrities.

In continuation with its innovative approach, FOODFOOD launches two new and exciting shows: Hi Tea with Chef Ajay Chopra and Out of the World Series …Africa with Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Through these shows FOODFOOD will provide viewers with new experiences and contemporary lifestyle interests – leisure, travel and adventure.

Taking time to relax and unwind shouldn’t be something you only do on weekends! Hi Tea with Chef Ajay Chopra is a brand new series that focuses on effortless, foolproof recipes that are guaranteed to enrich your evenings. With his culinary creativity and true passion for food, Chef Ajay Chopra has worked with some of the most prestigious names around the world like Gordon Ramsay and Angela Harn. Chef Ajay is currently the Executive Chef at the Westin Mumbai Garden City, a 5-star deluxe hotel that stands as an oasis of calm sophistication and refined taste within the hustle and bustle of city life.

Speaking about the inspiration behind his show, Chef Ajay said, “These days too many people get their snacks out of a packet, which is not particularly healthy or inspiring. Through this show we want to make your teatime break a much needed break of the day. With this show, evening tea time will become the best experience of your day!”

FOODFOOD along with Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will take you on a journey to explore the little-known places around the globe. In his new show Out of the World Series… Africa, the adventure begins in East Africa.

From the Indian kitchen into the African wilderness, Chef Sanjeev recounts his tale of scary encounters, unusual spices and rendezvous with a tribal chieftain and much more! Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will deliver an unusual, colorful adventure series where he discovers food, lifestyle, and culture – the African way.

Commenting on the new series, Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor said, “Indian consumers are evolving and we pride ourselves in bringing to our viewers the best of food and lifestyle content from around the world.”

Hi Tea premieres on August 13, 4.00 pm and Out of the World Series…Africa begins August 16, 9.00 pm on FOODFOOD channel. Both series promise viewers the very best of food and lifestyle programming, sure to leave them with a healthy appetite for more!

About FOODFOOD

FOODFOOD is a joint venture between Asia’s leading cross-media group, Astro Overseas Limited (Astro), Turmeric Vision Pvt Ltd (TVPL) and Mogae Consultants

Astro Overseas Limited, the international business unit of Malaysia based Astro Holdings SB, an integrated multi-media group with interests in pay-TV, radio and traditional and digital content production, aggregation and distribution across Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

Turmeric Vision Pvt Ltd was conceptualized by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine today, TV show host, author of best selling cookbooks, restaurant consultant, architect of unique range of food products and winner of numerous awards. Turmeric Vision intends to become India’s first Food Content Company that will create Food Content and Food Entertainment Brands to be distributed through multiple platforms like Television, Web, Mobile etc.

Mogae Consultants is a diverse group with interests in advertising, media and online businesses. Mogae are JV partners with Dentsu Inc., the world’s largest ad agency, in the Middle East. Till recently, Mogae were 26% partners in Dentsu’s India operations. Mogae own Last Minute Media, a JV entity for remnant media selling, with Star TV, Zee TV and the TOI Group as partners. Indian Fantasy League, the pioneer in online gaming is another Mogae JV with the TOI Group.

Super Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s food trail in Africa

This is about Sanjeev Kapoor’s new series called Out of the World series…Africa.

Through the series he is creating Brand India globally in the food industry. Also with big advertisers backing the show, the show is sure to create waves.

This series will showcase Chef Sanjeev Kapoor as never before. Sanjeev, who is the biggest brand for Indian Food Industry is now exploring global taste buds & food dynamics of a different kind, through this series called Out of the world series, starting with East Africa… followed by Greece and various countries.

This is first of its kind for India’s most loved and admired celebrity Chef, who takes the viewers on a food trail to the African Outback. His journey entails adventure, scary encounters, discovering unusual spices, a rendezvous with the tribal chieftan & more…Very unusual & colourful adventure series where the Indian chef shares Indian delicacies & discovers food, lifestyle, culture and more …the African way

Chef Ajay Chopra’s lip smacking High Tea

Chef Ajay shares his experiences and experiments in the kitchen for his viewers, from his comfort zone, his Studio Kitchen, by bringing simple, yet delicious International and Indian recipes that can be served in his most awaited show Hi Tea.

A Master Chef Judge (Season 1) a gold medallist, Ajay started his career with the Cecil (Oberoi Hotel) in Shimla. Widely travelled, Ajay during his culinary trail in the United Kingdom has brushed shoulders with the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Angela Harn. He is committed to taking Indian cuisine into the progressive domain and constantly experiments with new ingredients and flavours.

Hi Tea is an important time which is more than a ‘refreshing break’, a time to relax, a time to enjoy a good hot cup of tea, snacks and more! With Ajay Chopra’s easy-to-make tea time snacks you will simply look forward to your everyday tea Time Break! Stay tuned.

Please find the attached email invite.

Regards,

Shantanu/Vedant (Media Consultant)

09987948528/9769831994

Shamrock Communication

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Come Closer To ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara’ Through WeChat

New Delhi, August 12 2013: After a successful partnership for the movie Lootera, Balaji Motion Pictures and WeChat have joined hands dobaara. WeChat, the leading mobile social communication application partners with the much anticipated movie ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara’ (OUATIMD).

As a part of the partnership, a co-branded TVC with the lead stars has been launched. Users can watch the co-branded TVC on www.youtube.com/WeChatIndia

The movie is also featured as the Blockbuster movie of the month on WeChat’s “BlockbusterMovie” Official Account. Followers of this Official Account would get the latest movie images, videos, behind the scene action & updates from the stars, straight from the sets of ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara’.

WeChat has also launched exclusive OUATIMD Stickers with vignettes from the movie. These exclusive innovative stickers let the fans express themselves through their favourite stars.

The film which is a sequel to the 2010 film ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai’ will hit the screens worldwide on 15 August, 2013.

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About WeChat

WeChat is an innovative mobile social communications application designed for smartphone users. WeChat is free for download from app stores running on Android, BlackBerry, iOS , Symbian and Windows Phone operating systems*. With over 70 million registered user accounts worldwide, it is the most downloaded mobile social app in many markets.

WeChat users can add friends via a wide range of innovative actions and methods, including scanning QR codes, connecting users’ phone books and activating location-based functions such as “People Nearby”, “Hold Together” and “Shake”. The platform enhances social interaction by supporting exchanging of text, voice and video, stickers, and photos with their friends over data networks or under Wi-Fi environments. Users can choose to communicate one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”.

WeChat also comes with comprehensive privacy setting functions, which enables user to tailor their security level as needed.

For more details and application download, please visit www.wechat.com

*Some features are limited to certain operating systems due to the product development cycle.
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This Independence Day, Couturier Amy Billimoria dresses up Actor, Social & Political Worker, Nagma with Bharat and Doris styling hair make up

Designer Amy Billimoria known for her classic unconventional wearable collection designs for Tollywood’s superstar, Social & Political Worker & Member of the AICC, Nagma on the onset of Independence Day!

Nagma an actor, social & political worker & Member of the AICC highly impressed by Amy Billimoria’s recent line of clothing showcased at various fashion weeks, readies herself to don a special saree reflecting the spirit of Independence Day designed by the couturier.

On the onset of Independence Day, Nagma dons up the one of a kind saree at Designer Amy Billimoria’s boutique in Santacruz, not only Nagma looked beautiful in the Saree but the saree suited her frame making her look at her elegant best.

Amy Billimoria who has showcased her designs supporting various social causes put forth a brilliant initiative ‘Save the Girl Child’ at a prestigious award night. Apart from designing, Amy is a mentor herself at SNDT & B.D Somani College of fashion design. Amy has been graced with various titles like Lions Gold Awards,Manikchand Designer of the year, Leela Trophy for best embellishment & the list continues. Amy shall now design a special saree for the actress Nagma, talking about her saree, “The saree I have designed for Nagma Morarjee is inspired by the National Flag and the traditional rich heritage of the Indian Culture. It’s a beautiful blend of colors using various tie dye techniques along with badla work. The sari is embellished with a rich brocade woven border inspired by the Ashoka Chakra…. And complementing the look is a contemporary band gala choli inspired by the Sanskrit Shlokas!”

Nagma donning the fabulous sarees mentions, “I feel wonderful to have such a fabulous piece of work draped on me. It reflects the spirit of Independence Day, makes me feel proud, Amy has done a fabulous job blending the essence of tri color in the saree. I feel beautiful & proud to be an Indian.”

Amy Billimoria has specially organized a photoshoot with the Tollywood actress donning the unique saree at her boutique, to complete the look Bollywood Make-up gurus & hairstylists Bharat & Dorris will doll up the southern beauty.

For further information contact-Parul Chawla 9833577407


Regards,
Picture N Kraft
Parul Chawla
19/101 Mhada Complex,Oshiwara Garden Lane,New Link Road
Andheri (West) Mumbai-400053
Hand Phone:-9833577407
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‘A WALK TO REMEMBER’ – 72 MILES EK PRAVAS SETS MILESTONES AT BOX OFFICE WEEKEND

72 Miles Ek Pravas, Grazing Goat Pictures’ premier venture into regional cinema which released on Friday, August 9th, has left an impactful memoir on the minds of initial audiences of the film.

It has been observed that Marathi cinema has been clothed in a canvas of soft-pink romances for the last few weeks, what with urbane love stories raining at the box office. However, Grazing Goat Pictures’ 72 miles…Ek Pravas comes with a visual break, bringing back a dash of sunburnt yellow and rustic brown to the big screen.

Based on late Ashok Vhatkar’s novel, 72 Miles Ek Pravas depicts the journey of a 13-year-old boy who escapes from a boarding school in Satara and heads towards Kolhapur. On the way, he meets Radhakka and her four children, who are going to Shegaon. The company of this destitute family introduces Ashok to a totally different world of struggle and despair.

The initial weekend review has only enforced the fact that the hard-hitting adaptation of Ashok Vhatkar’s eponymous novel by the maker of National Award winning Jogwa has proved to be more than a mood-breaker for the pampered multiplex audience. A travel of culture

Sakal Times describes the film as grim – but it’s without any frills and that’s where its appeal lies! Akshay Kumar’s and Ashvini Yardi’s brand, then hasn’t affected the content of the film. There are no forced item songs in the film, but music is something that finds its way intrinsically into the director’s life and films.

The Times of India describes the film as a road trip that tugs at the heart strings and opens your eyes to life in its rawest form. Rajiv Patil’s 72 Miles Ek Pravas, based on Ashok Vhatkar’s novel by the same name tells the true story of Ashok (Chinmay Pant), a 13-year-old boy, who is in a boarding school in Satara because his parents want to discipline his wayward ways. The strict regimen is not to his liking so he runs away and wants to go back to Kolhapur. It’s on this journey that he meets Radhakka (Smita Tambe) and her four kids – who are on their way to Shegaon.

Rangmarathi.com said that ‘A majority of the dialogues — delivered in rustic Marathi, are profound as well as hard-hitting.’ Add to it a haunting background score that is more of an incantation to build up tension. It works perfectly in sync with trepidation.

The performances in the film as well have been glorified especially that of lead actress, Smita Tambe who according to Mid-day is said to be simply remarkable in one of the strongest female performances in recent times. Her inch-perfect portrayal of a sacrificing woman who knows right from wrong leaves a mark. On the other hand, Chinmay Kambli as the young runaway displays sparks of promise.

Commenting on the success of the film, co-producer Ashvini Yardi shared her thoughts, “We are extremely gratified with the response the film has received. Viewers have appreciated the tale of a hard-hitting narrative that we have tried to portray on screen. I’d like to raise an ovation to the director for delivering such a brilliant masterpiece as well as Smita Tambe and each of the actors who made the tale as believable as it could be. We would also like to thank our wonderful audiences for appreciating our efforts and we will continue to deliver enhanced experiences in time to come.”

The film has and will definitely move those, who are totally disconnected or unaware of the fact – that poverty is the cause that forces the neglected and the ignored lot of the society to lead miserable and hopeless lives.

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Independence Day Quotes

Ishita Dutta aka Poonam (Ek Ghar Banaunga):

15th August reminds me of my childhood. We would always be so excited to go for our colony’s flag hoisting. It would be like a celebration with an award ceremony in the end where I would always win something. Sharing those moments with family and friends is something which I really miss. We, in our everyday lives don’t stop to think as to what we are contributing towards this nation. Our national anthem and patriotic songs are very inspirational and they have always motivated me.

Rahul Sharma aka Akash (Ek Ghar Banaunga):

I am sure that every Indian does remember every freedom fighter who gave their lives to gift us the present India. So we now need to do something that will make them proud and things that they would want to see. I am proud to be Indian and will always be proud to be Indian. You can see how we got our freedom I think they realize how important independence was for us and how we got.

Devoleena Bhattacharjee aka Gopi (Saath Nibhana Saathiya):

As a kid, I used to wave when the flag used to be hoisted in our colony and would run to get a grab at the sweets. For me each and every day should be treated as an independence day where every person should be taking care of each other. I would always want to say that be a nice human and be helpful, be calm and be kind so that it leads to harmony and in that way it will lead to a proper country.

Mohammad Nazim aka Ahem (Saath Nibhana Saathiya):

I would only say, respect the freedom that we have got. One needs freedom of expression, freedom of thoughts. If you have anything in mind, then say it out. As to me, that’s the real freedom of an individual. India has improved a lot, but we need to do lots, so let us aim for that.

Deepika Singh aka Sandhya (Diya Aur Baati Hum):

As a kid, I used to perform on patriotic song in school during Independence Day. We would make flags in the morning and then would help our seniors to decorate the school with flowers. Doing all this gave me self-satisfaction and i am very happy that even in my show Diya aur Baati Hum, I’m constantly associated with patriotism and serving nation in a different way. I’m sure women of rural India will get our message and will be encouraged to be more educated and independent like Sandhya who aim to become an IPS office.

Hina Khan aka Akshara (Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain)

I feel proud that I am born in this country. This is the country of diverse culture. Our dialect, language, attire changes every 100 kms. But despite this diversity, we are ONE. I am very proud of my roots. Independence Day means a lot to me. It is a day to commemorate the martyrs who gave their lives to bring us freedom. We should feel proud to be a part of this country. As citizens, we should decide to do something good for our country, be a better human being.

Karan Mehra aka Naitik (Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain)

I am proud to be an Indian. According to me, patriotism is a feeling which should not be restrained to August 15th and January 26th. It should be practiced beyond dates, religon and region. I salute our national leaders who gave their lives for this freedom stuggle.

Disha Parmar aka Pankhuri (Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara):

Wishing all a very happy independence day; Please keep your city, country and heart clean. We have to work towards keeping our country clean. It’s not a trash can, it’s our country, and if we don’t take care of it, no one will. Go on a clean India drive – this is something very close to my heart. We need to inculcate these feelings right in school and colleges. The one thing i would do is to help clean this country up.

Nakulul Mehta aka Aditya (Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara):

Independence Day to me means the Freedom of expression and the Freedom of choice. I’m proud to be a part of Independent India as it enters its 67th year. This country has given me the freedom to express myself, which I choose to do as an actor and an entertainer. India’s growth over the years has also given me the opportunity to choose the medium I would like to work in as an actor, be it Television, by which I can make my presence felt in every Indian home, every single day, or theatre, which offers me artistic diversity. India’s growing global presence will continue to give me freedom to explore and expand my craft the world over.

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TBZ Entertainment’s ENZY Studios is fully functional and ready to record

· Century old Gem & Jewelry giant ventures into entertainment

· State of the art music recording studio to cater to Bollywood as well as independent artists

· Designed by Jerry Steckling of JSX Audio and executed by UK based Munro Acoustics

· Equipment outfitting and design as well as logistics for cabling has been done by Westlake Pro, North Hollywood, CA

Aug 12th 2013: TBZ Entertainment Pvt Ltd, part of the century old Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Group is proud to announce that ENZY Studios, a state of the art music-recording studio helmed by Music Producer, Composer, Artist and Managing Director Nishchal Zaveri is fully functional and ready to record.

ENZY Studios is spread over 5500 sq.ft at Lotus Corporate Park in Goregaon and has been designed by Mr. Jerry Steckling of JSX Audio and exaecuted by UK based Munro Acoustics. ENZY Studios boasts of a 900 sq.ft live room large enough to fit a 30-piece orchestra, 2 recording studios and recording rooms, a lounge and private rooms available for comfort while recording. ENZY Studios has a team of technicians with world-class credentials spearheaded by Nishchal Zaveri.

ENZY Studios is looking to reach out to the film industry across the country, ad filmmakers and independent artists to use its state of the art facility and its excellent technicians.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Nishchal Zaveri, Director – ENZY Studios stated,” I was very keen on exploring the music scene in India having myself studied Indian classical music, I decided to take the plunge into music by moving back to India from USA and setting up TBZ Entertainment and conceptualizing ENZY Studios. It has been a long and challenging journey since then to finally see ENZY Studios up and running. ENZY Studios will be a one of its kind studio in India and Asia that will cater to a vast array of needs of music producers, artists, music directors and composers across the country. I am also most excited at being able to use ENZY Studio as a platform to engage with Independent artists and drive the new wave of independent music sweeping India”

About Enzy Studios:

ENZY Studios is the first venture of TBZ Entertainment (Part of the century old Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Group). Founded by Nishchal Zaveri, a music producer, composer and artist and ideally located in Goregaon (between Film City and Juhu) and spread over 5500 sq.ft ENZY Studios is designed by Jerome Steckling of JSX Audio and executed by UK based Munro Acoustics. ENZY Studios is India’s foremost state of the art music studio equipped with latest technology in Asia with an aim to providing the best to music producers, artists, composers and ad film makers with the best environment and technology to unleash their musical potential. ENZY Studios will cater to the movie industry spread across India, ad filmmakers as well as provide a platform for Independent artists and bands to express themselves and reach out to a larger audience.

Warm regards,

Divya Prabhu

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Independence Day offer by IOSIS

Mumbai, August 2013: Mumbai, August 2013: Enjoy the freedom festival by grooming yourself at IOSIS. On the 67th Anniversary of the Indian Independence, choose a Therapy or service of your choice and get complimentary therapy/service of same value. IOSIS gets you a special offer to free yourself from hair and skin problems this independence day.

Take a break from your hectic schedules and give yourself the wondrous creations of therapies at IOSIS. Indulge yourself with services offered at IOSIS including massages, manicures, pedicures, facials, and much more.

So pamper yourself with luxurious products for your skin, hair and body on this occasion with IOSIS.

All services available at:

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

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

ANDHERI

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

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

LUCKNOW
vijay shree complex
1st floor,above axis bank.
Cf-5 vikas khand
Patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar
Lucknow – 226010
UP
Phone: 0522 230 4490

For more information about IOSIS, please visit: http://iosiswellness.com/

About IOSIS: IOSIS, which is the final step of making gold in alchemy, heralds a golden era in the spa & wellness industry in India. It is this “Midas Touch” that lends itself magnificently to transcend “You” to the world of ethereal beauty & serenity. IOSIS prides in the unique ‘Fusion of 4’ technique is a propriety method of service which combines high quality products and an impeccable service delivery. The ‘fusion of 4’ combines Spa, Skin, Salon and Slimming treatments.

For more information, please contact:

Sonal Salvi || 9769690588 || sonal@crisscross.in

Khushboo Parekh || 09833459223 || khushboo@crisscross.in

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This Independence, treat your hair with Richfeel Trichology

Mumbai: 12th August, 2013:With yet another festive weekend approaching, another chance comes by for urban Indians to put on their most articulate accessories and enhance their looks for social meets. Richfeel Trichology has introduced an exciting offer on their yearly package this Independence day.

Richfeel provides 35% off on the yearly package that includes Oil,Tonic, and Shampoo, medicines for Male Pattern Thinning /Female Pattern Thinning and food supplements that help to make your hair stronger and beneficial for external nourishment for the Hair & Scalp.

Conceptualized as an all-inclusive kit for hair-loss and hair thinning problems, the yearly package includes bottles of oil (500 ml), bottles of tonic (600 ml) and shampoos (500 ml) along with the medicines. Packed in along with are food supplements which add a quality touch to your hair and make sure they and your expressions glow amidst the festive buzz.

Offer Valid: 18th August, 2013

Place: All Richfeel Outlets in Mumbai

Timings: 10.00am to 7.30pm

Website: www.richfeel.com

About Richfeel Trichology:

Being the pioneer in the field of beauty and headed by the country’s first certified Trichologists and beauty physicians, Dr. Apoorva Shah and Dr. Sonal Shah, Richfeel has become the leading name for the last 20 years. Started in 1986 with an idea, that combines content and style, an idea that amalgamates scientific know-how of a medical practitioner and the finesse of an aesthetician; to provide holistic solutions for hair, beauty and body care needs. The result has been a trailblazing journey that has transformed the idea into an institution called “Richfeel”. They are proud recipients of The Maharashtra Vaibhav Awards for their work in the field of trichology, a feature in the Limca Book of Records in recognition of their pioneering efforts and a confirmation of the world’s highest Trichology award – The Ronald Salinger Award. Today, Richfeel is recognized as the largest chain of Trichology in the world with 54 clinics located across India.

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It was an evening filled with scintillating performances as Sukhwinder Singh made an appearance on Sony TV’s Indian Idol Junior and the Top 6 dazzled the famous singer with some breathtaking performances.

Nirvesh sang ‘Lagan Lagi’ which was immensely applauded by the audience and also got a standing ovation by the judges. Sukhwinder even sang the song for Nirvesh. Debanjana’s rendition of ‘Rasmein Ulfat ko Nibhaye kaise’ compelled the judges to give another standing ovation. All the judges made their way on stage and hugged Debanjana for her brilliant performance.

This is not all! Anmol’s song ‘Chappan taare’ got the

and audience going ga ga over him and shouting ‘Ónce more, once more’. Later Sukhwinder, Vishal and Shekhar made their way on stage and shook a leg together. On Vishal’s request Shekhar lifted Anmol and congratulated him for his brilliant performance.

Catch Nirvesh, Debanjana and Anmol sizzle with Sukhwinder Singh on Indian Idol Junior this Saturday, August 17 8:30pm, only on Sony Entertainment Television

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The upcoming episode of Comedy Circus ke Mahabali is filled with some grand humour and masti as Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani make a grand appearance on the show. The trio will be seen having a gala time promoting their upcoming comedy film ‘Grand Masti’.

Catch the Grand Masti with Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani on Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali this Friday, 16thAugust at 9pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.

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Television shows are being avidly used by Bollywood biggies to promote their movie ventures. Recenttly, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara (OUATIMD) lead actor Akshay Kumar made an appearance in Sony Entertainment Television’s most watched show. Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. We all know that Bade Achhe Lagte Hain will be taking a 9 year leap and Aanchal Munjal will be introduced as the teenage Pihu. Sources inform us that, Akshay will come to Pihu’s college fest to promote his upcoming movie Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara. Pihu who is unable to attend the fest disappointedly stays at home and suddenly to her shock she finds Akshay at her house. Akshay takes Pihu to the fest and announces to the audience that Pihu is his date for the night!

How will Pihu react to this will be something to watch for.

Tune into Bade Ache Lagtey Hai on 15th August 10.30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.

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Kailasa – Video Fetches Contestant 50,000 Rupees

Rangeele, the fourth album by Kailash Kher, which was released in 2012 by Amitabh Bacchan got huge success worldwide. A video filming competition on the songs of this album was held in the Khaalsa College, Mumbai.

More than 100 participations from pan India submitted their interpretation of the songs in videos made by them. Amrita Mahadik won the first prize and film director Raj Kumar Santoshi had handed her a check of 50,000 rupees. The director also appreciates and encouraged the other participations. The second and third places were secured by Parikshit Deshmukh, Mehul Bhansal and Sandhaya Patel respectively.

Kailash Kher graced this occasion with his band, Kailasa and mesmerizes the audience. The guest list includes singer Sona Mohapatra, Indi-rapper Hard Kaur and actor Sonal Sehgal, Sheetal Kher and Ankur Tiwari among others.

H. S. Communication

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Hrithik Roshan is a Workaholic

Its just been a month and a few days for Hrithik Roshan’s brain surgery. Hrithik was discharged on the 11th of July and post that he resumed work to wrap up his superhero film,Krrish 3.
No one can say that Hrithik Roshan has undergone a brain sugery when they saw him on august 5th when he launched the trailer of Krrish 3.
Hrithik Roshan along with father Rakesh Roshan have been working round the clock for the past four weeks on the post-production for the film.

. Hrithik says, “Problems are always going to exist. Everything will be taken away from you except the freedom of choosing your attitude in any given environment. Once you get that right, creating results becomes effortless.”

Hrithik adds, “For the past four weeks, I’ve been sitting on the post (production) and VFX (visual effects).

“I’m going to make the best of this time given to me. Even with a hole in my brain, my spirit is intact. The surgery has reaffirmed new values. It could not tie me down,”

Hrithik’s break won’t come until October, when Hrithik — along with his family, including mother Pinky and sister Sunaina — is set to attend the wedding of close family friends Kimi and Pamela Grover’s son, Kunal, in Cannes.

Hrithik says I’m doing my best to meet all the deadlines in time, so that the entire Roshan family can be at the wedding.”

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Sula Vineyards launches its wines in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, August 2013: Sula Vineyards, the country’s largest wine producer, has decided to venture into the Arunachal market which holds great growth potential. Sula’s wines will now be available at all leading retail outlets, restaurants and hotels. Sula’s entry with a variety of wines will cater to a discerning North-East Indian audience residing in a society that observes very keenly the benefits of wine for health and celebration.

Arunachal Pradesh has a healthy love for wine with the majority of the Arunachal people serving wine at most of their special occasions. Anticipating a warm welcome into the Arunachal market, Sula will launch a range of wines at different price points.

Sula Vineyards, well known for its sustainable practices, stands for consistency and value and will now make available for the Arunachal people good quality wines. The wines selected for this market are Sula Chenin Blanc, Sula Seco, Sula Cabernet Shiraz, Madera Red wine, Madera White wine and Port 1000. Sula anticipates a positive response and rapid growth in sales in the region. The launch of the wine portfolio into a new market is a very exciting time for Sula.

Sula Vineyards has identified the need to incorporate tailor-made strategies for different markets. Hence, Sula uses the expertise of its representatives to not only understand the demands of the market but to capitalize on their mutual strengths to achieve success. For Sula, it is very important to have a fine balance of on-trade and off-trade channels for supply that complements the requirement of the market.

“We have a large range of wines in our portfolio and the time is right to foray into the Arunachal Pradesh market. The market shows great potential and we look forward to a good run in Arunachal Pradesh. We look forward to growing our wine here in Arunachal Pradesh” says Deepak Bhatnagar, Executive Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Sula Vineyards.

Sula Vineyards enjoys 70% market share in India and exports its wines to 20 countries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, United States and Canada. Their wines have won many awards, recently a Silver Medal at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards. At the Indian Wine Consumers Choice Awards, 5 wines received Gold Medals.

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Hrithik Roshan bring a smile on Deepti’s face.

Deepti Naval’s mother is suffering from memory lapses. Sometime back Deepti Naval’s mother bumped into Hrithik Roshan at the airport.
Deepti Naval’s mother has not reacted to anything big since a long time due to her memory loss problem. But when she saw Hrithik Roshan at the airport she had a smile on her face. Her recognizing the bollywood superstar got a smile on the daughters face as well with a hope that the memory could be jogged.

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Lesle Lewis enthralled the audience at IIMUN opening ceremony

Singer-performer-composer and guitarist par excellence Lesle Lewis, enthralled the audiences with his captivating performance at the opening ceremony of the second edition of the Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN). The event was held at Sophia Bhabha Auditorium of Sophia College at Breach Candy.

Lesle Lewis’ performance included a wide variety of songs like his own rock version of Jana Gana Mana, Dum Maro Dum, Mere Naina Sawana Bhado, Krishna Nee Begane Baro conveying the message of peace; songs from his own album Tanha Sa Hoon and many others. The audience mostly included students from schools and colleges.

Lesle donned a new hat as the official mascot of Indian International Model United Nations recently.

Along with celebrity guests such as Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Aaditya Thackeray, Cyrus Broacha, Suresh Menon, Nandish Sandhu, Deven Bhojani et al, the IIMUN President Rishabh Shah and the Director trio Hriday Bhatia, Hardik Jain, Charmi Mehta were present at the event.

A little about IIMUN for information:

IIMUN is a youth conference run completely by the youth. It aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy et al. The organizing team of the Indian International Model United Nations comprises of 200 students from different colleges coming together to work on this common platform. All the members lie in the age group of 16-20 and work at different levels of hierarchy. IIMUN also has similar parallel teams in different cities like Pune, Hyderabad etc.

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Maxim X + Loaps Special issue launch With Cover girl “Ameesha Patel” shot exclusively by Daboo Ratnani Presented by Kama sutra…!!

Kamasutra and MAXIM, the best thing to happen to men

Since women present an evening of sexiness and boldness.
Ameesha patel looked hot and happening in a black outfit,wearing a gorgeously beautiful smile

It was a hot and happening party, maximal fun witnessed by Hanif Hillal’s friends Shilpi Sharma, Amy Billimoria, Tanya Mallik, Prashant Rai, Sudhanshu Pandey, Terence Lewis, Prashant Sharma, Sandhya Mamik, Aziz Zee, Sonia Birje, Shakir Shaikh, Bunty Grewal, Soketu Parikh, Rakesh Paul, Shama Sikander, Alex, Vivek Pareek and Ranju Mohan.

MAXIM needs no introduction. It is India’s best-selling men’s magazine and the No. 1 thought leader for young urban men. If it’s fun, if it’s naughty, if it’s what all young Indian hot-blooded males are about, it’s MAXIM what makes MAXIM, the best thing to happen to men since women is You. Your ideas, your intelligence, your psyche. And, most of all, your belief that irreverence is global. Hotness is global. Youth is global. You are Global. You are what MAXIM is. What it WANTS to be.

What YOU WANT IT TO BE. MAXIM is about all the things young, aspirational, trendy men are about.

Most important, MAXIM is a tribute to the hottest women on the planet. We

Love them, we worship them, they are our God.

MAXIM SEX & RELATIONSHIPS ANNUAL SPECIAL ISSUE

This is the second annual MAXIM Sex & Relationships special issue. The issue is basically about what a man can to please his woman, and the essence is he Pursuit of Sexual Happiness. The last edition sold out and more copies had to be printed. It has indepth sexual health advice. It has real-world intimacy solutions. And unlike any other magazine, it has ideas from girls that will take your sex life to thec next level. This special issue is a one-of-a-kind coffee table magazine. It is based on MAXIM’s essential pillar of helping men become well. It is the best thing to happen to men since sex.

Vivek Pareek the editor of Maxim magazine said “The Maxim Sex & Relationships issue is our annual endeavor to help men along in the pursuit of sexual happiness. The fact that one of the hottest girls in India is gracing the cover is very exciting. The last S&R & issue sold out and I am sure this one will too”.

Ranju Mohan “Kamasutra SKYN – This Changes Everything. JK Ansell is pleased to announce the introduction of the Next Generation Condoms. Kamasutra SKYN is a non-latex condom and 97% of people who try SKYN recommend them. All around the globe, people are discovering the amazing SKYN –to-SKYN sensation and are raving about it”

He also thanked Kamasutra for its continued support to the property

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FedEx Joins Forces with Café Coffee Day to Launch Rakhi Offer

Available at all FedEx and 100 Café Coffee Day Outlets;

Contest Winner Could Win Trip to Meet Her “Brother” Anywhere in the World

MUMBAI, India, Aug 12, 2013—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, is joining forces with the coffee shop chain Café Coffee Day (CCD) to launch the traditional Rakhi offer. The offer enables a sister to win an opportunity to meet up with her “true brother” (biological or spiritual) anywhere in the world, by just shipping a Rakhi to him using FedEx and by participating in the contest.

A “true brother” is a person who has been with his sister through good and bad times, and could be a friend or a confidant. The contest invites sisters to upload a picture of their most memorable moment spent together with her true brother along with a caption appreciating her brother on the FedEx app on Facebook. Priced at an all-inclusive flat rate of INR 1500 and INR 200 for international and domestic shipments respectively, sisters can send a Rakhi and a greeting card to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide and 880 locations within India using FedEx.

“The Rakhi deal is our attempt to offer convenience and ease to sisters in this fast-paced life. During a coffee break, sisters can connect with their brothers by sending them a Rakhi and a card through FedEx. Our relationship with Café Coffee Day is a perfect fit and will enable us to reach out to sisters through the 100 additional CCD outlets,” said Rakesh Shalia, managing director, Marketing, FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.

“We are delighted to work with FedEx Express to reach out to our customers with an added service offering. This alliance will now ensure that our customers in 100 outlets experience the accessibility and reliability FedEx is known for. Additionally, brothers or sisters can purchase CCD gift coupons and ship them directly to their siblings using FedEx. The Rakhi shipments can also be booked online on the CCD website availing the prices FedEx is offering,” said Vejay Anand, president, Café Coffee Day.

Customers can take advantage of the Rakhi offer by visiting the FedEx World Service Centres (WSCs) across India and 100 Café Coffee Day (CCD) outlets in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Lucknow. To participate in the contest, sisters have to log on to facebook.com/FedExPromotions. The top 50 participants with the most number of likes on their pictures win CCD vouchers. Additionally, the sister who has shipped the Rakhi through FedEx and has the maximum likes on her picture, wins an opportunity to meet her true brother anywhere in the world.

The Rakhis and the greeting cards are designed and created by Aseema, an NGO, for the underprivileged children working in the field of education. The offer is available before August 22, 2013. The FedEx Express offer can also be availed online on the CCD website http://www.cafecoffeeday.com/shop/gifts/rakhi

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $44 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.

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Hard kaur and rajasthani folk singer Bhavri devi sang in coke studio

Female rap singer hard kaur , a very well known indian rapper who has set her level of rap singing at a very high stage. And now hard kaur clubbed with rajasthans very popular folk singer Bhavri devi and would perform in coke studio.

Hard Kaur and bhavri devi have dedicated their duet to those females of Indian society who are struggling and their empowerment. Also everyone knows that hard Kaur accepted to sing the rap singing which was earlier preferred only by male singers.

From the same field of singing but singers of different genre will sing a duet. What kind of a blasting performance would it be to know this you will have to wait until the show is telecast on TV.

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This Independence Day

Couturier Amy Billimoria

Actor Nagma

Will don a ‘Special Saree reflecting the spirit of Independence Day’in tri color

with

Make –up & Hairstylists Bharat & Dorris Godambe

This Independence Day, Couturier Amy Billimoria dresses Bollywood Tollywood’s Superstar Nagma

Designer Amy Billimoria known for her classic unconventional wearable collection designs for Tollywood’s superstar Nagma on the onset of Independence Day!

Nagma Morarjee, being the member of Legislative Assembly highly impressed by Amy Billimoria’s recent line of clothing showcased at various fashion weeks, readies herself to don a special saree reflecting the spirit of Independence Day designed by the couturier.

Amy Billimoria who has showcased her designs supporting various social causes put forth a brilliant initiative ‘Save the Girl Child’ at a prestigious award night. Apart from designing, Amy is a mentor herself at SNDT & B.D Somani College of fashion design. Amy has been graced with various titles like Lions Gold Awards, Manikchand Designer of the year, Leela Trophy for best embellishment & the list continues. Amy shall now design a special saree for the actress Nagma, talking about her saree, “The saree I have designed for Nagma Morarjee is inspired by the National Flag and the traditional rich heritage of the Indian Culture. It’s a beautiful blend of colors using various tie dye techniques along with badla work. The sari is embellished with a rich brocade woven border inspired by the Ashoka Chakra…. And complementing the look is a contemporary band gala choli inspired by the Sanskrit Shlokas!”

Amy Billimoria has specially organized a photoshoot with the Tollywood actress donning the unique saree at her boutique, to complete the look Bollywood Make-up gurus & hairstylists Bharat & Dorris will doll up the southern beauty.

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The Bonding act, Navin Batra attempts spicing up the chemistry between Ashmit Patel & Veena Malik on the sets of Super Model!

Navin Batra, making his bold directorial debut with the movie Super Model starring the bold & beautiful Veena Malik & Ashmit Patel, reportedly had a tough time getting the actors to show the chemistry required for the movie, but seeing the trailers it seems the directors managed to get to actors sizzle the silver screen to its optimum.

Ashmit Patel & Veena Malik of Bigg Boss fame have had raised a lot of eyebrows during the show with their intense chemistry on one of the most popular shows but post things had gone out of proportion in between them & had cut off contacts with each other. To the audiences’ surprise, the controversial duo will be seen back again but on the silver screen in Navin Batra’s directorial debut Real life of a Super Model produced by Ravi Ahlawat & Prem Gupta under the banner Eye Telefilms Pvt. Ltd. & Maruti Movies – Fiji Pvt. Ltd., a fashionable journey of common girls to becoming super models & a different twist in their lives when they get trapped in a controversy.

Navin Batra recalling the time during his shoot on the beautiful Fiji Islands with the actors mentions, “They both are talented but were not on good terms, we have seen them at their intense best but somehow due to their differences I could not see the chemistry that I wanted to show in my film. I didn’t intervene in their personal problems but managed to get them to talk, made the sets pretty comfortable & tried to churn out the best of their performances.”

Navin Batra further adds, “There have been situations on the sets where it was pretty difficult to get them to do an act together, I would have to sit with them, explain the significance of the act & finally managed to get them to do particular scenes which required them to show the chemistry between them. They are professionals & they put up their best act & I’m hoping them to leave the bitterness behind & start afresh because we would love them together. They are a pretty hot couple otherwise.”

We give that one to Navin Batra’s cupid like act.

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All the way from Indore to the dream city Mumbai…

If you dream it…you can do it, there are few some who actually make their dreams come true on these lines. We are talking about Rachna Tiwari, Rachna Tiwari the VP Creative at Rakesh Dang’s all new production house Sita Films & TV Productions who successfully released it’s first venture , being presenters of Moti Sagar’s Rabba Main Kya Karoon.

Rachna who hails from Indore,a small town & after all the apprehensions from her folks, she post graduated in Economics & Yoga but her mind lied in the oh – so – glamorous filmi duniya.

After her successful stint in working as an assistant director for over 6 long months under Sita Films banner, she moved on to be the assistant creative head & gradually the creative head.

Rachna proudly & successfully fulfilling her role as the VP Creative at Sita Films mentions, “All you have to do is dream. That’s what I exactly did. I always knew what I always wanted, I wanted to be in Mumbai, be successful, I am reaching there. People around me told me that I had this creative streak & I made it my dream & my job.”

Talking about her venture at Sita Films Rachna mentions, “I have grown here, literally grown, my journey began from being the 4th assistant director to now being the VP creative. Sita Films is a banner of a kind that allows the newbies to grow & flourish. I am in a happy space here.”
Giving a message to all the aspirants she mentions, ” One message, two words, Dream On.”

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The Queen appreciates Bappi da

The Queen of England has sent an appreciation letter from Buckingham palace to veteran composer Bappi Lahiri on his melodious composition on the 60th anniversary of her coronation. A fusion of Ganesh vandana with a prayer that blesses the Queen with long life, the composition saw yet another facet of this versatile genius who becomes the first Indian composer to be lauded by the Queen.

This achievement is another feather in his already overcrowded cap. Considering that Bappi da was awarded the Justice for Widows Award recently for his composition and contribution on International Widows Day at The House of Lords, looks like we will soon see the veteran crooning at Buckingham Palace very soon. Here is looking forward to that!

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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