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Karan Johar to host SAIFTA 2013, with the gorgeous Dia Mirza
On 6th September in Durban, South Africa


Bollywood icon Madhuri Dixit and the dazzling diva
Priyanka Chopra to scorch the stage at SAIFTA

Over 150 film and TV personalities to attend the event

Mumbai, 16th August: With just twenty one days from the unveiling of the first South Africa India Film and Television Awards (SAIFTA) by Celebrity Locker and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism KZN that is slated to be held on 6th September in Durban, South Africa. The excitement is overwhelming, the announcements are rolling in and the red carpet is getting ready to be laid out. A never before seen annual cross- cultural award night will be held at The Durban ICC, Durban. And, an enthused crowd of 7,000 fans and celebrities is expected to attend this grand extravaganza!

Along with the gorgeous Dia Mirza, celebrated filmmaker Karan Johar will be hosting SAIFTA 2013. Together, the two will bring to the stage their brand of charisma, wit, humour and glamour adding to the glitz quotient of the event. The graceful Madhuri Dixit and the stunning Priyanka Chopra will be performing at the award ceremony, and joining them on stage will be B-Town heartthrobs Ranveer Singh and Siddharth Malhotra and tele-stars Manish Paul, Mona Singh, Apurva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri among many others includes stars from South Africa. Over 150 prominent film and TV personalities will be gracing the event with their presence; one of them would be the stunning Jaqueline Fernandes. These celebrities will get a chance to rub shoulders, interact and familiarize themselves with 30 top film and TV personalities of South Africa.

The Indian panel of judges includes revered actors and filmmakers from the Bollywood fraternity including Boman Irani, Farah Khan, Mukesh Bhatt, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Waheeda Rehman. The South African jury includes stalwarts and renowned personalities from the fields of arts and culture such as Caroline Smart, Leleti Khumalo, Linda Bukhosini, Peter Rorvick, Saira Essa and Welcome Msomi.

This reputed and high calibre panel of judges will vet out the nominations for the film and TV awards for India and South Africa, and short-list the nominees that will be up for voting for the public. SAIFTA 2013 will recognise and award talent across TV shows, films, actors and directors in the entertainment industries of both countries.

But, of course such a glorious and glamorous event is not possible without a great team. SAIFTA 2013 has over 30 people in India and South Africa working on it, to create the best produced event that it is. Impeccable design, execution and presentation are at the forefront of this mega event and SAIFTA 2013 has been possible only because of the hard-working and perseverant band of talented people behind it – creative show director Kedhar Gawde, creative director Ritika Bajaj, event and brand consultants Work That Works, choreographer for 100 dancers for India and Durban Geeta Kapoor, costumes by Manish Malhotra, set design by Magic Oxide, script writer Sabina Gulati, collateral design Two Design Solutions, TV crew by Masens Group and Aarya 24kt pure 24KT Gold products and Bateel, Gifting partners.

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Sony TV’s CID has always come up with innovative ideas when it comes to keeping the audience glued to their new cases. In an upcoming episode, CID finds an injured body in the woods which looks like it’s been eaten by wild animals. But Inspector Salunkhe discovers that the victim was actually murdered and not injured. CID finds the DNA and other evidence from the crime scene and from the victim’s clothes. This leads them to a woman named Geeta who is the victim’s estranged husband. In a twist, Geeta turns out to be Inspector Rajat’s moo boli sister. He defends Geeta and says that there is no way that she is the killer. But all the evidence points towards her. ACP and Inspector Rajat have a war of words.

Is Geeta the killer or is someone trying to frame her. And if she’s innocent will Rajat be able to save his sister?

To know that tune into CID on Sunday 10pm only on Sony Entertainment Television


Blast from the past with Vipul, Amit and Poorvi on join Indian Idol Juniors

Sony Entertainment Television’s popular singing reality show Indian Idol Junior is in its home stretch and in three weeks’ time one of them will be crowned India’s first Idol Junior. Many eminent bollywood personalities have graced the stage and showered their love on the contestants but the upcoming episode will witness Indian Idol 6 contestants extending their support to the Top 6 contestants.

Indian Idol 6 winner Vipul Mehta along with the finalist Poorvi Kautish and Amit Kumar will make an appearance on the show. The ex-Indian Idol contestants will be seen crooning along with the Idol Juniors.

So get ready to witness history in the making when the seniors and juniors set the Indian Idol stage on fire.


Balaji’s Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara leaves audiences entertained!

Balaji Motion Pictures’ ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara’ released this Thursday , with theaters showing a strong occupancy level (80%-90%) with a Housefull status in several centres.

If that wasn’t all, the film starring Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha had audiences entertained to the hilt ,with several critics vouching for its entertaining statuesque.

Says acclaimed trade analyst Komal Nahta, “Great dialogues by Rajat Aroraa and fine performances by the lead actors define OUATIMD”.

Madhureeta Mukherjee, TOI adds, “Milan Luthria captures the essence of the period, packed with characters living behind ‘dark shades’ with an even darker conscience. Watch this story of deewana dons and their dilrubas!”

Says, Editor DNA, Sarita Tanwar, “It’s a bold move – to attempt something so different from what the predecessor offered. Love stories are the flavour of the season and here’s another one to make you go ah!”

Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV, adds , “This Independence Day weekend, feel free to catch this gangster drama that masquerades as a violent love story. “

On Friday, the film has opened up in approx. 2500 screens (including single screens) country-wide, with sustained word-of-mouth and a great response in the morning and afternoon shows.


Best of both worlds, Gujarati married to a Parsi; Designer Amy Billimoria expresses her wishes this Navroze!

A Decade old in the Fashion Industry, a designer currently on a roll, Amy Billimoria expresses her wishes this Navroze & talks about living the dual life & being a non Parsi & balancing her life.

We know her for her immensely unconventional wearable styling, we don’t know how she’s been living & getting the best of both worlds; Designer Amy Billimoria talks about celebrating Navroze being a non- Parsi.

Happily married to Farzad Billimoria, Billimoria mentions, “Navroze Celebrations are always a day we as a family look forward to! Especially for my daughter Aariyanne as children from mixed culture parents are exposed to our varied rituals and customs and I especially feel it very important that my child should be well acquainted with both our religions.”

Amy further adds talking about her plan for the New Year, “The festivities begin well in advance and last over almost three days… The morning begins with Prayers at the Fire Temple, meeting with the grandparents and feasting on a gala Parsi Cuisine Spread! Although being a non Parsi I love their religious teachings of Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds… And we as a family reinstate this into our lives always!”
Amy Billimoria concludes, “Pateti and Navroze Mubarak to everybody.”

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Producers of John Day overwhelmed with the response! John Day apparently one of the anticipated thrillers of the year slated to release on 13th September!

At the recent press meet of the movie John Day starring Randeep Hooda, Naseeruddin Shah, Elena Kazan, Sharat Saxena, Vipin Sharma, Shernaz Patel, the producers Anjum Rizvi, K. Asif & Aatef Khan received an overwhelming response. John Day’s trailer has already created a stir amongst the movie going audiences.

Anjum Rizvi proudly mentions, “John Day is an out & out thriller, people have been appreciating its promos, been tweeting about it, it’s definitely something a producer would like to hear. We are offering people something different this time. It is an edge-of-the-seat thriller. It will make people think.”

Anjum Rizvi back again with Naseeruddin Shah after the successful ‘A Wednesday’ further adds, “John Day will show Naseer Saheb in a very different avatar. The movie has various shades. Each actor associated with the movie has done a fantastic job.”
K. Asif presents, A Channel F Entertainment & Anjum Rizvi Film Co. Production John Day to release on 13th September, Ahishor Solomon making his directorial debut has managed to churn out outstanding performances from the actors.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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