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June 18th 2013, Mumbai: The much sought after lifestyle destination, Tote On The Turf ,Mumbai was set up for the most exclusive and high fashion event in Mumbai yesterday night. The presentation of Vogue Eyewear’s first ever Indian communication campaign featuring Bollywood acclaimed actress Deepika Padukone.

The glamorous event was hosted by none other than the diva herself, who declared, “It’s a privilege being the face of Vogue Eyewear in India. The journey so far has been incredible. Vogue Eyewear is a perfect extension of my personality with its colorful and stylish models, both in optical and sunglasses. Vogue Eyewear enables me to have a complete different look depending on the situation: flirty, feminine, chic or even geeky smart like my various on screen characters”.

Inspired by the colorful theme of the 2013 Vogue Eyewear communication campaign, Tote on the Turf was the most fashionable place to be at. Throughout the night, guests enjoyed exclusive styleoriented and personalized experiences. The evening also featured the live sounds of the versatile singer Vasudha Sharma from ‘Aasma’ as she striked a chord with style.

Deepika showcased Vogue Eyewear’s latest range: an eclectic mix that is inspired by the trends seen on the runway and demonstrates how the brand is always at the forefront of fashion. The range consists of glamorous, colorful, and feminine frames that have a strong personality and a sophisticated charm, just like Deepika.

Mariavittoria Di Stasi, Global Brand Director – Vogue Eyewear, comments “The PR launch of the new Vogue Eyewear’s Indian communication campaign featuring fabulous actress Deepika Padukone is the most dazzling, awaited and glamorous event in Mumbai. Deepika Padukone is the perfect testimonial for Vogue Eyewear in India: she is absolutely charming, sensual, and marvelous and in her everyday life she adores playing with colors and fashion, the essence of our brand. The fact that Deepika Padukone personally hosted and attended the launch event will definitely contribute in making it unforgettable.”

Deepika is widely recognized for her trendy on screen characters in films like Cocktail, Love Aaj Kal, Race 2 and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani to name a few, firmly believes Eyewear to be a must have style accessory!

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COLORS’ brings in a weekly dose of laughter with

Comedy Nights with Kapil

~ The show to be the production debut of actor, comedian Kapil Sharma ~

~ Get ready to laugh your hearts out from June 22’2013, every Saturday & Sunday

At 10 pmonly on COLORS ~

Mumbai, June 18’2013: Ever heard of a completely wacked out family that has crazy members stuck in hilarious situations every day? Well, laugh out loud as Kapil Sharma brings to you his crazy, quirky family only on COLORS’ with his new show – Comedy Nights with Kapil. Calling out to all Munna, Munni, Papa, Mummy, Daada, Daadi and everyone else in the house to come and enjoy a weekend of uninterrupted laughter and rip-roarious funny moments with this new variant of comedy. Kapil Sharma for the first time ever will be producing his own show while donning the hat of a script writer and actor simultaneously. Starting June 22nd, every Saturday and Sundays at 10 pm, this latest offering on COLORS will see the King of Comedy take over your weekends.

Commenting on the launch, Manisha Sharma, Weekend Programming Head, COLORS said, “With the Launch of Comedy Nights with Kapil we are extending our comedy band which will amplify the entertainment quotient of our programming lineup on weekends.

She further added, “Kapil’s strong hold on the genre, his infectious humor and this new variant of comedy got us excited and we’re happy to present this concept with him.”

Providing a distinctive take on everyday life of a common man, the show explores the story of every household and how the common man is affected by the simplest issues in life around him. The show boasts of a talented cast portraying various roles like the diva wife Mrs. Sharma played by Sumona Chakravarti, the meddlesome-filmy Daadi played by actor Ali Asgar, the unmarried eccentric Bua played by Upasana Singh, Comedy artist Naseem Vicky playing the annoying servant while talented theatre actor and comedian Sunil Grover dons several unconventional characters throughout the series.

Adding to this blockbuster family will be none other than the Master of Entertainment, Navjot Singh Sidhu playing Kapil’s friend and confidante who enjoys Kapil’s household banter. He will be seen giving Kapil some solutions to his problems while engaging him in the ultimate war of words. This explosive combination of Kapilisms and Sidhuisms will definitely keep the viewers hooked.

Comedy Nights with Kapil is an amalgamation of participative and interactive comedy; where Sharma ji will be seen interacting with a live set of audiences share his problems and look for solutions; while he will also engage in a fun interactive session with celebrity guests every weekend. In the launch week Kapil Sharma and his ‘tedhi-medhi’ family will quiz and indulge with celebrity guests like Dharmendraji, Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi in rib tickling laughter sessions.

Speaking on his production debut, Kapil Sharma said, “I am thankful to COLORS for giving me this opportunity and providing me with such a big canvas for my creative ideas. The USP of the show is the interactive setting where I get to engage a live set of audiences. Making people laugh is an addiction for me and with a topical script and a great ensemble cast we hope to bring to the audiences a show they can sit back and enjoy.”

Talking about his participation in the show, Navjot Singh Sidhu said, “I have worked with Kapil earlier and it feels great to be back together and I am enjoying every minute of the show. The show offers a comic take on problems of a common man and I will be seen providing my two bits in his eccentric family opinions.”

Comedy Nights with Kapil is a co- production between Kapil’s K9 Productions and SOL Production Pvt Ltd.

Starting June 22’2013, meet the hilarious Sharma family on Comedy Nights with Kapil every Saturday and Sunday at 10 pm only on COLORS!

About ‘COLORS’:

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

About Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd :

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

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Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune Organized First National Conference on

Infection Prevention ABMH – IPC 2013

June, 2013: Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra’s first Joint Commission International (JCI), USA and NABH Accredited Hospital, organized a National Conference “ABMH IPC 2013” on Infection prevention. The two-day conference witnessed more than 200 participants including speakers and delegates from renowned hospitals all over India. Eminent CEO’s, COO”s, Medical Administrators, Quality Heads from hospitals like Apollo Hospital, New Delhi; Narayan Hrudyalaya, Ahmedabad; Max Hospitals, New Delhi; Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai; Max healthcare, New Delhi; Columbia Asia, Pune; Tata Medical centre, Kolkata; Fortis, Chennai and Breach Candy Hospital from Mumbai amongst others, discussed various factors for prevention and control of infection in the healthcare set-ups.

During the two-day conference various approaches, practices and methodologies were shared to bring about an improvement in infection control practices at hospitals to render quality services for better patient care and safety. The conference also has Paper and poster presentation sessions which enabled the participants to showcase various initiatives undertaken by them at their hospitals to bring about an improvement in infection control practices.

The following topics were discussed for prevention and control of infection in the healthcare set-ups:

Burden of HAI and effective collaboration & leadership in decreasing HAI
Evidence based Infection Control – how to perform
Infection control indicators and benchmarking of infection rates
Cost saving in infection control without compromising quality – various strategies
Describe emerging threat of MDRGN – Outline evidence based control strategies
Highlight areas of Research and Practical aspects of control of MDRGN
Implementation of various practices to control MDRGN and choice of antibiotics in MDRGN
Surveillance data for quality improvement in ICU – How to plan, implement and maintain
Medication delivery strategies – techniques and technology for Patient safety
Hand hygiene — The ultimate behavior change – strategies to improve compliance
Re-use of single use devices – safe or unsafe
Antibiotic Stewardship
Recent Advances in Microbial Resistance – Focus on Genetics
Regulation of Disinfection Techniques in Healthcare Setting
Biomedical Waste Management and Newer Disinfectants

Active debate sessions held on antibiotic use with emphasis on:

Prophylactic antibiotic Use After 2-3 Doses (For and Against)
Restricted Antibiotic Use – Role of Cultures
Open ICU VS Closed ICU

Opinion Based Discussion:

An opinion based discussion was held on the need for an interdisciplinary meet with nursing / intensivist / microbiologist / physician. Different case scenarios like role of foot protection (slippers / foot cover / no cover at all) were also discussed.

“The event was a grand success and also organized as a first of its kind in Pune city. It is a very good platform for all of us from the healthcare sector to review the current status of infection control and prevention in India and identify latest strategies to improve them effectively. This sort of event also sensitizes the policy makers, healthcare professionals for adopting proactive measures to improve the healthcare delivery at hospitals. We plan to come up with various such initiatives in the near future to improve the overall quality of healthcare delivery in India”, said Ms. Rekha Dubey, COO, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital.

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Zahara Productions founded by Ms. Shabana Hashmi makes a foray in the Entertainment Industry!

‘We want to create Global Experiences,’

Zahara Productions founded by Ms. Shabana Hashmi makes a foray in the Entertainment Industry!

Zahara Productions make a foray in the entertainment industry with their maiden venture ‘Bold Bollywood’, directed by Rikshhit Matta.

Zahara Productions, a creative expansion of Zahara infrastructure, a leading company in the real estate category, is out here in the entertainment industry with its maiden project ‘Bold Bollywood’

Founder of Zahara Productions, Ms. Shabana Hashmi, aims to create ‘global content’ keeping in mind the core message of creating an experience. She mentions, “We want to take up projects keeping in line with our ideologies viz. belief, create & experience. We want to create global content with local flavor with an endeavor to create new benchmarks for Consumer Appreciation & Marketing through its sustained offerings in time to come.”

‘Bold Bollywood’, maiden venture of Zahara Productions directed by Rikshhit Matta will define the epitome of Quality Entertainment, bringing forth one of the most interesting and glaring issues of Bollywood Today

Ms. Shabana Hashmi through her diversified & versatile knowledge across businesses promises to elevate Zahara Productions amongst leading studios globally, and produce holistic entertainment!


ICC Champions Trophy 2013 being powered by Dolby Surround Sound on Star Cricket HD

Indian viewers experience cricket in Dolby Surround Sound for the first time

Mumbai, June 19, 2013 — Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Star TV has selected Dolby® Digital Plus as the surround sound format for the broadcast of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy being aired on Star Cricket HD. Using Dolby Digital Plus, the audiences have been able to enjoy an enhanced sports entertainment experience in Dolby surround sound for the first time, right in their homes.

“The ICC Champions Trophy is a true test of cricketing excellence with the top eight ODI teams going head to head to be crowned – Champions. We are leaving no stone unturned to make this tournament an unprecedented viewing experience. We intend to take the fan engagement to a newer level by redefining the way international cricket has been showcased till date. We are very excited to offer cricket, India’s favorite sport, in Dolby Surround Sound, starting with ICC Champions trophy 2013. STAR Cricket HD is now offering the best audio experience, completing the HD experience for viewers by immersing them in the action happening in the field and the stadium,” said Vijay Rajput, Chief Operating Officer, ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd.

Dolby Digital Plus has been adopted by some of the world’s leading broadcasters and offers complete digital surround sound and stereo sound in a single audio stream, making it ideal for bandwidth-constrained environments such as HD broadcasting.

Pankaj Kedia, Country Manager, Dolby Laboratories India said, “We are thrilled to be extending our collaboration with Star TV, the leading broadcaster in the country. Dolby and Star TV share a common vision of bringing the very best television experience into every household.” He added, “Cricket in India has a strong following and this collaboration enables Star TV to efficiently deliver a premium surround sound experience to its audiences, making the whole experience richer, more realistic, and enveloping.

Dolby Digital Plus is a sophisticated audio system based on Dolby Digital. It is designed to adapt to the changing demands of future entertainment delivery while retaining compatibility with existing Dolby Digital 5.1-channel home theater systems.

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You are 60-plus, but have skin that glows. How do you manage it?
I must thank my friend Jeetendra for it. He is 70 and in the best shape. He is such a disciplinarian. For the last eight years, he has not touched a drop of alcohol. Of late, he has turned vegetarian also. And the best part is, he will not touch carbohydrates. All of us in the group try our level best to emulate Jeetu, but we can’t match his willpower. Yet, exercising and eating right has become a way of life for me too.
But you have the best gymnasium possible in your own home and a son who is a fitness guru, right?
Yes, Hrithik is very conscious about his physique. I go to the gym at least five times a week. Actually, if you come to my gym, you can meet my entire family — wife Pinky, daughter Sunaina, granddaughter Suranika, daughter-in-law Sussanne, grandsons Hrehaan and Hridhaan, and of course, Hrithik. The gym opens at 8.30 am and goes on till noon because everyone has different timings.
Talking of friendships, Jeetendra, Rishi Kapoor and you were bum chums. But your sons — Hrithik, Tusshar and Ranbir — are not so friendly…
I don’t think they have the time. Today’s actors are very serious about their commitments. We were not that serious back in our day. Though they do only one film at a time, they are doing several endorsements. They are also fitness conscious and spend a couple of hours in the gym. Their involvement with their career is so deep, they do not get time to meet each other. Why ask about his friends? Though Hrithik and I stay in the same house, to meet him at home, I have to make an appointment! I have to tell him I’m going to meet you day after tomorrow at eight o’ clock. Keep yourself free. And I do this because, otherwise, someone or the other is always there. During our days, Chintu and I would start drinking as soon as pack-up was announced. We were not bothered about our physique. We never went to the gymnasium then.
Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and several other senior actors have flourishing careers in front of the camera. Why haven’t we seen you step into those father roles?
I don’t wish to deviate. I truly believe one should do what one is good at. I’m a filmmaker and I should only experiment with filmmaking. I don’t want to be an exhibitor, distributor or start making television software. I don’t want my mind to be diverted. Most actors have made the mistake of starting their production houses when they are at their peak. Producing films takes its toll on your face. Filmmaking is about upsets and success. Most of the time, it is upsets. When an actor’s production faces some hassle, the stress shows on his face. So imagine, if he is shooting on some set and he gets a call saying, the film he is producing has an issue, it does affect him. I believe actors should do at least four films at a time when the going is good and venture into other aspects later, when they can concentrate on it. God has given an actor a face and physique, which he must use in front of the camera, at least in his youth.
Are you saying you will never wear pancake again?
One must never say never. However, I’m not tempted to act anymore.
You are not on any social networking site, nor are you a party animal…
I admire people with boundless energy like Amitabh Bachchan and Karan Johar. They are very active on social networking platforms. They work so hard — be it in films or television, they are there for social causes; they are just amazing. I have not even gone beyond texting people. If I have to reply to too many text messages, I get tired.
Where does all your time go?
Right now, I’m only breathing Krrish 3. It is one of the most extravagant and difficult films being made in India. There are a lot of special effects involved. And I am looking into everything, from merchandising to supervising the visual effects etc. We have given the VFX work to Shah Rukh Khan’s company and the entire project will take 18 months to complete with a budget running into several crores. SRK’s VFX studio is one of the finest in the country. Three hundred technicians are working on the effects.
After directing Hrithik, is it difficult for you to work with other actors?
Hrithik is a perfectionist. For him, 110 % is 100 %. For me, 90% is 100%. He sees everything minutely. After every shot, I look at him to find out if he is okay with it. He assisted me for five years and knows everything from screenplay to direction and editing. We understand each other well. So, when I am directing him, I know exactly how he will perform and accordingly, I place the camera. Hrithik is one of the finer actors we have. Having said that, I am equally charged about directing other actors. For example, Vivek Oberoi is the villain in my film and he showed the same level of discipline and passion as my son. Also, if there is a two-hero project, I’m game for it.


Celebrity star kids attend Miss India Ipsita Pati Birthday

Producer Sunil Omprakash, Director Rajiv Ruia and Actor Ankit Narayan hosted a party to celebrate a Birthday of Miss India Ipsita Pati. The party was celebrated by friends and family with lots of pomp and fun. Manoj Joshi was First to arrive and seen wishing Ipsita, he said, “Birthday is the most special day in one’s life, and I wish her to enjoy it to the fullest. I hope today is the beginning of a great year for you.” Party was also attended by celebrity kids Akhshat Irani son of Firoz Irani, Mustafa son of Director Abbas and Vidyut son of Thomas Xavier.

Director Rajiv Ruia wishes Ipsita a great successful year ahead. And he wishes her to continue with the same charm and joy which reflect to her personality. The host of the night Actor Ankit Narayan wishes Miss India Ipsita Pati a very grateful happy birthday and your birthday deserves to be a national holiday, because you are a special treasure

Producer of “Chor Bazari” Sunil Omprakash came with Abu Malik were seen wishing Ipsita. Sunil Omprakash said, “My heart felt wishes and blessings are coming your way on the wonderful occasion of your birthday. I will pray that you receive more than you have hoped for this birthday.” Singer Madhuri Pandey was seen singing a special birthday song for Ipsita. Television actor Anand Mishra and Sana Khan were seen dancing and enjoying the music.

While Jitu Verma and Yogesh Lakhani was seen shaking their legs and rocked the party. Everyone was seen enjoying the party till wee hours.

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Balma girl in sets Bareilly on fire

Caludia Ciesla popularly known as ‘The Balma Girl’ was in a college at Bareilly for a show. Apart from her Balma track she danced on many other famous songs. After her performance, Claudia said that, “I enjoyed a lot in Bareilly. I have heard the song ‘Jhumka gira re, Bareilly ke bazar mein.’ The next time I come to Bareilly, I’ll see where the Jhumka has actually fallen. (Laughs)


Birthday bash of Shobhit Rana

(film ‘GOLU AND PAPPU’) fame.

Shobhit Rana a model from Chandigarh and leading lady of film “Golu and Pappu” celebrated her birthday on 15th June at Shockk, Shoppers Pub, Bandra. Celebration started just after cricket match between India and Pakistan, where India won by 8 wickets. Many celebrities from films and television fraternity were producer Mohammad Fasih, Aadesh Chaudhary, Ali Merchant, Chetna Pandey (film ‘I Don’t Love You’ fame), Sohfi Khan (MTV), Rohit Khuran (Uttaran fame), fashion designer Rehan Shah and many others were present there to wish her.

Shobhi Rana who has done various commercial ads like Colgate and others also she has done many shoots for hoardings and Femina Magazine, is waiting for her first Hindi film GOLU AND PAPPU wherein she is playing central character along with Kunal Roy Kapur and Veer Das, film is produced by Viacom18 and directed by Kabir Sadanand. She is also doing feature film “Talli 007” directed by Amit Prashar, she shot for the film in Mauritius for 20 days.

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A Veteran Theater Actress Rekha Rana is back with her Charm on big screen after her first film “Ab hoga Dharna” which was themed on Anna Hazare’s Dharna. Rekha would be seen in the lead Role in “TARA- the journey of love and passion”. Film is produced and directed by Kumar Raj of kumar Raj production.The film is based on Girl child and women empowerment, It focuses mainly on the hardships and obstacles that women have to face in villages and other backward parts.This powerful story of self-discovery transcends the original theme of tribal strife to raise a universal question—can you always choose freedom & self-respect over social acceptance? The journey of the ordinary woman Tara in an extraordinary situations reveals the story of love and passion and how she deals with same.

Rekha Rana has done more than 75 shows as a leading lady including director Dinesh Thakur’s Group. She had been trying for about 3 years in the industry, though she got many offers but being a theater artist she was always interested in performance based role, and she feels lucky that “TARA” happened to her. This is one kind of a role, she was always looking for.

Director Kumar Raj happened to attend one of her Play, he had already auditioned more than 300 girls and was in search for his leading lady for a very long time. Mightily impressed with her stage presence, Rekha was called by Kumarji at his residence she gave her audition in front of 10 people including (writer,kumarji) out of which 9 people voted for her. After 2 hours Rekha got a call from kumarji, saying if she would like to work in the film.

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Yash Raj Films Merchandise Launches YRF Drink Ware

YRF Merchandise and Hot Muggs have launched a collection of drink ware and accessories comprising some memorable images, dialogues and lyrics from some of Yash Raj Films’ most beloved and iconic movies like Silsila, Kabhie Kabhie, Lamhe, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Band Baaja Baaraat, Ek Tha Tiger and many more.

The collection is a funky and stylish range of mugs and sipper bottles and is available at all leading eCommerce sites like Indiatimes, Snapdeal, Yebhi, Pepperfry, and more, and also at Hot Muggs’ own e-commerce channel.

Each mug and sipper bottle is smart, cool and attractive, combining the charisma of YRF films and with the designs of Hot Muggs. Different tastes have been kept in mind and a variety of designs have been planned.

There is something for everyone in this latest merchandise collection from YRF… go get yours now!

More about Hot Muggs: Developed by Hot Stuffs Pvt. Ltd., Hot Muggs has more than 300 models and variants to choose from. Steel, ceramic, glass and wood – only the best and most appropriate material is chosen to suit every form and function. Please visit us at for more.




The City That Never Sleeps movie Team wishes Jeremy Williams Happy Birthday

Genuine heartfelt birthday wishes can liven up the day for anyone. Hollywood hunk Jeremy Marr Williams celebrates his birthday in USA. He is going to make debut in Bollywood record breaking movie “The City That Never Sleeps” which will mark in Guinness World record and make a history in Indian cinema. The movie is produced by Satish Reddy and Directed by Haroon Rashid. The City That Never Sleeps movie team wishes him a very special happy birthday. Producer Satish Reddy said, “I wish him a great successful year ahead. I wish he continue with the same charm and joy which reflect to his personify”.

Actress Veena Malik who is recently in Dubai wishes Jeremy, she said, “Wishing you a grand happy birthday. May your all wishes come true.”

Jeremy had shown his acting style in Hollywood now he is ready to show his Hollywood action in Bollywood. Director Haroon Rashid said, “Birthday is the most special day in one’s life, I wish him to enjoy it to the fullest. I hope that today is the beginning of a great year for you.”

Action Lady Yvette Shaw currently in UK preparing for her movie ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ wishes him a great luck and a successful year. Choreographer Longinus Fernandez wishes him a Happy Birthday and said, “Congratulations on being even more experienced. I hope that you had fun”.

Bollywood actress Devshi Khanduri will be seen rubbing shoulder with Jeremy Williams she wishes him and said, “Celebrate your best birthday today, go have lots of fun, everybody should enjoy it and have tons of fun.” Punjab Di Kundi Jonita Doda also wishes him and said, “Happy Birthday to a person that is charming, talented and witty and reminds me a lot of myself.”

Bollywood most Dabangg Cop Murli Sharma will share screen with Jeremy, He said, “Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. Your birthday deserves to be a national holiday,because you are a special treasure.’ The actresses from the movie The City That Never Sleeps Nataliya Kozhenova, Reshma D’souza and Bhairvi Goswami also wish him a happy birthday.

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Policegiri: Actor Kavitta Apologizes. Producers Express Regret.
The CSF to write to film fraternity to treat religion with caution.


The producers of Policegiri, TP Aggarwal and Rahul Aggarwal have regretted the hurt sentiments caused to the Christian community by hot ‘item’ actor Kavitta Verma, who posed scantily clad with the Rosary (religious beads) on her body the and cross on her belly. The father-son duo said that the movie will have no such objectionable stills and it was actor Kavitta Verma who put it out and should be held responsible. The producers assured Catholic-Christian Secular Forum (CSF), which had objected to it, that the still does not appear in the film. The producers said they had highest regard for every faith and would ensure such instances don’t reoccur.

Actor Kavitta Verma apologized to Joseph Dias, The CSF general secretary and in a signed apology said ” I tender an unconditional apology, as I am aware that the said picture has hurt your religious sentiments and that of the community and hereby withdraw the same “. She also agreed in writing that she ” made a mistake and committed to use religious objects in a reverential manner in the future. Kavitta Verma also said she sincerely respected the Christian religion and the concerns expressed were deeply revered “.

Joseph Dias replied, ” Christians are commanded by their faith to forgive, but this does not mean blasphemy will be tolerated. If religious beads of other religions, like those of the Muslim, Hindu or any other faith were used in such a vulgar fashion, we all know what would have happened. The Rosary is very dear to Catholics, as we reflect in prayer on the various stages of the life of Christ and we ask his mother Mary to intercede on our behalf. The CSF will continue to act as a watchdog, because religion is a sensitive issue. Such instances can easily provoke a violent reaction and hence, not just Christianity, the CSF will protest against objectionable scenes of any religion. We are writing to all producers and directors among the film fraternity about precautions to be taken to prevent a re-occurrence “.

For more info, contact:
Joseph Dias +91 9769555657


Elena Kazan is all set to make her Bollywood Debut with “PRAGUE”, she previously did a small cameo in Agent Vinod, Even though Agent vinod didn’t do well at the box office, it didn’t hurt Elena Kazan’s Chances in Bollywood . The German born-Russian Model-Actor will Play Chandan Roy Sanyal’s Czech Girlfriend in Prague and also would be seen romancing Randeep Hooda as an Iranian women in John Day.

Shantanu (Media Consultant)

Shamrock Communication

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SRK’s musical, Marathi debut
The actor has shot a music video for Shekhar Ravjiani
Shah Rukh Khan is about to make a musical, Marathi debut. Music composer and singer Shekhar Ravjiani has roped him for his Marathi single, Saanvli.The song, which also features Sunidhi Chauhan, is about first love and SRK has already shot the video
A source said “Shah Rukh Khan is synonymous with romance. Shekhar met him at a studio and played out the single for him. He connected with the song instantly and agreed to feature in the video.”
The music video has been directed by Ravi Jadhav (who has won a National Award for Natrang) and the lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. It also features a verse that reads:
Parchhayi Teri Saanvli si, Natkhat thodi baavli si.
A source added, “The revenue from this song will go to an NGO, which is another reason why SRK agreed to be a part of the project. The video will feature him reciting the verse. It was rather nice of him to make himself available to shoot the video despite his busy schedule.”
When contacted, Shekhar confirmed the story and said: “His thoughtfulness and love has made this video very special to me.”


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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