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Ankita Mishra & Khushali Dodia from Mumbai to compete in Horlicks

South Asia Finals 2013

May the best Wizkids make it to the Final Horlicks WizTeam!

Mumbai, Aug 23, 2013: The most sought after inter-school cultural & literary competition of the year- Horlicks Wizkids by Krayon is back with a bang. Horlicks Wizkids – the largest interschool fiesta running across India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, is now bigger and better. With the Mumbai finals culminating with much fanfare, Ankita Mishra from Gokuldham High School and Khushali Dodia from Queen Mary School emerged as the winners who will represent their city at the Horlicks Wizkids South Asia Finals in November 2013. The winners of Horlicks Wizkids South Asia 2013 winners will earn scholarships worth Rs 1,00,000 lakh and a 5 day educational trip to Germany

The city finals round in Mumbai witnessed an overwhelming response from schools and children across the city with close to 2800 students from more than 45 schools participating. The Bhaidas Hall was packed with students cheering for their teams showcasing their talents on the stage.

With Horlicks Wizkids in its 11th year, this unique competition is now a part of the co-scholastic curriculum prescribed by the National Curriculum Framework 2005 and is graded in every students’ school performance. It is one of the most sought after student engagement experience bringing all the students from various schools of a city under one roof, thus enhancing their social interaction and cooperation skills as well.

Commenting on the kick-off this year, Jayant Singh, EVP, Marketing, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare India said, “Horlicks as a nourisher and nurturer aims to strive for an all-round growth and development for children. Taking the same proposition forward, with Horlicks Wizkids we hope to create avenues for students to display their aptitude that goes beyond academics and bring out the best in them!”

“The purpose of education is overall development of students; Wizkids is that platform that hones the personality of students making them more confident who understand their strengths. Over the year Wizkids has become an integral part of the school calendar in India and has given millions of students an opportunity to live their dreams,” Syed Sultan Ahmed, MD EduMedia, Project Director of Horlicks Wizkids added.

With more than 30 events in the field of arts, literature, painting, extra-curricular activities are being hosted by Krayon, Horlicks Wizkids is South Asia’s largest interschool fiesta for students from class 1 to 12. Students will be invited from all over India to take part in ‘Horlicks Wiz Team 2013’ through online registration or by visiting the closest host cities. Along with this Horlicks Wizkids also has an online competition Iwiz running on Facebook. This year some other new elements are live updates and online competitions on Twitter. Pinterest will also be used for photo trending purposes. A dedicated YouTube channel is created to host all the videos from Horlicks Wizkids. In addition to the existing competition, a unique feature of Horlicks Wizkids this year will be the Shadow Campaign which invites students from non-host cities to be a part of the competition and get a chance to present their talent.


It will mesmerize you…Glamour Style Walk 2013!

An exuberant showcase of Jewelry & Fashion, Glamour Style Walk 2013 in its 12th Edition to present a one-of-its-kind fashion event spearheaded by Balbeer Gandhi; ABEC (Asian Business Exhibition & Conferences Ltd.)

Glamour; a fashion event about to enter in its 12th Edition this year with its new upgraded version Glamour Style Walk will be the most talked about fashion event this year with varied jewelry and fashion themes & concepts

Balbeer Gandhi spearheading Glamour Style Walk 2013, an initiative by Asian Business Exhibition & Conferences Ltd to proudly present a one-of-a-kind fashion show to celebrate the unparalleled workmanship & modernization of the craftsmanship in Jewelry manufacturing in India.

Glamour Style Walk 2013 will be overtly glamorous with our Bollywood Divas to strut the ramp like Tulip Joshi, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Shibani Kashyap, Amita Motwani, Amrita Raichand, Tia Bajpai, Sonalee, Tanya Mallik & other models of the glitterati.

Glamour Style Walk 2013 having varied themes to depict outstanding blend of Jewelry & Fashion with one of the best in the Jewelry Industry like Amar Ghana Singh, Arena, Eekani, DP Designs, Mehta Emporium, The Cappuccino, Dipti Amisha to presenting their differentiating designs personifying the essence of a woman & to compliment their jewelry designs, Designers Amy Billimoria, Swapnil Shinde, Nidhi Munim, Riddhi & Siddhi Mapxencar, Shouger Merchant Doshi will showcase their exquisite collection.

The Fashion Event Glamour Style Walk 2013 will showcase varied themes by different designers & jewelers, Amar Ghana Singh Jewelers to present aClassic fashion show portraying the Essence of Indian Woman of Today, Arena bringing the classic fashion on ramp.

================Followed by unique never seen before fashion concepts, Eekani to depict a novel concept of how positive takes over negative, DP Designs highlighting the housewives & corporate women in a glamorous avatar, Mehta Emporium creating Christian wedding on the ramp, Cappuccino to bring a live Miss Glamour Diva Contest, while Dipti Amisha to depict the traditional Indian Wedding, too much drama on the ramp indeed.

ABEC embarks upon its journey to presenting a one of a kind fashion event that aims to create a grand platform for novel business alliances & bring global market to the end customer trends.

Glamour Style Walk 2013 is bound to mesmerize you! Be There!

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Movie Review: Haunted Child

Review By:Faisal Saif

Bollywood Aaina Rating: 3/5 (THREE STAR)

Banner: Classic Elegant Production

Producer:Piyush Chauhan

Director:Salim Raza

Star cast: Piyu Chauhan, Varun Kumar, Hina Rajput, Pankaj Berry, Mushtaq Khan, Shakti Kapoor

Music: Sayed Ahmed

Singer: Sayed Ahmed, Deblina

Genre:Horror, Social

What’s good? : Locations, Social Massage

What’s bad?: new star cast

Watch or Not?: Yes,If you intersted Horror Movies.

Running time:135 minutes

Bollywood Aaina Business Verdict: AVARAGE


It feels very sad to witness some films that are Good, Well-Made and Message oriented. But get’s release without proper promotions or hammering. Salim Raza’s Haunted Child is one such example. The best part of this movie (which literally moves you) is it talks about Girl Child Killing. According to me, From Celebrity to a Common Man to an entire Nation, Every one are talking about Save The Girl Child effort. But how many of us are seriously taking any stands?

Haunted Child tells the story of Tanya who hails from a small town. She comes to city to become a model. She befriends with Deepak who is a Fashion Photographer. Tanya fall in love with him and she gets pregnant. Deepak’s house owner Mannisha wants adopt Tanya’s child. There for she takes Tanya to a lonely place where Tanya can easily give birth to a child without any hassle. Tanya delivers baby girl. All hell break loose when the new born girl get’s killed.

The Girl Child soul comes back for her Revenge.


There is not much to talk about the performances of Actors. All the actors in the film have performed very well. Such films must be judged on the merit of the content. And the content of the film is very strong and powerful.

Direction / Music / Lyrics /Editing / Camera:

Salim Raza has written and directed the film. With the given budget, Salim Raza does full justice to the script and churns out a decent Horror flick which also gives you a hard hitting social message. The production value and camera work of the film is very decent. I somehow found the music part very irritating. The background score of the film is good. Especially at creating the chilling atmosphere.

I will definitely recommend Haunted Child for the strong message which hits right inside your heart. Do give this film a view.


Mumbai, August 23 2013: The celebrated ‘Hot Seat’ of the most popular game show on Indian television Kaun Banega Crorepati will now travel across the length and breadth of the country giving the common man an opportunity to experience the magic of the game right in their city. The ‘Hot Seat Aapke Shehar’ van was kicked off by the iconic host of the show Mr. Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai today as part of the promotional activity for Kaun Banega Crorepati 2013.

The promotional van will travel to 12 cities across India starting from Surat, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Meerut, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, Kolkata, Nagpur, Indore and finally Nashik. In each city the van activity will be on for 3 days culminating in an event where few lucky participants from the city will get an opportunity of a simulated experience of sitting on the “Hot Seat” and answering questions asked by Mr. Bachchan from a recorded video. The lucky winners will also stand a chance to win attractive prizes. A special message board will travel in the van across these cities inviting people to write down their individual seekh in life or for this season of KBC.

Speaking on this occasion, Gaurav Seth, Senior Vice-President & Marketing Head, SET said, “Hot Seat Aapke Shehar” is a promotional initiative designed to drive the brand experience of KBC. It will touch millions of our viewers and give them an opportunity to experience the magic of KBC first hand. We are confident that the audiences will receive the show with the same amount of enthusiasm as previous years.”

So calling all aspiring Crorepatis, get ready to sit on the hot seat as

“Hot Seat Aapke Shehar” is coming to your city soon!

About Sony Entertainment Television:

Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels is a part of Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backs Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. Since its launch in October 1995, SET has created a unique space for itself in the Indian Television industry. Pioneering new waves in television programming, with blockbuster movie premieres, big format non – fiction shows and an impressive array of fiction shows like Indian Idol, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Entertainment ke liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Kuch to Log Kahenge, Parvarrish, Maharana Pratap, CID and Crime Patrol.

SET is known for its innovative concepts and exciting formats and is the most preferred family entertainment channel which has been providing strong platforms for more than 700 brands to reach over 50 million households in India. In addition, Sony Entertainment Television is also available in the US, UK, Africa, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji Islands and Seychelles. In total, SET influences over 300 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide.

Sony Entertainment Television is a part of the network of channels distributed by The One Alliance – a joint venture between Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. and Discovery Communications India. Other channels in the One Alliance network include SAB, MAX, PIX, MIX, SIX, AXN, Animax, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, DISCOVERY CHANNEL TAMIL, Discovery kids, AATH, Aaj tak, Headlines Today, Tez, Neo Sports, Neo Prime, TIMES NOW, MOVIES NOW, ET NOW, Zoom, SET HD, SIX HD AND DISCOVERY HD WORLD

About BIG Synergy:

As a leader in the field of non – fiction shows, BIG Synergy has had a rich haul of multiple nominations and 16 awards in the last couple of years, including the Indian Telly Award for Production House of the Year, for its excellence and variety of programmes, and the TV Show of the Decade at the Big Star Entertainment Awards for Kaun Banega Crorepati.

BIG Synergy is now producing television programmes out of 4 centres – in Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai.

In association with Reliance Media works (earlier known as Adlabs), the company has recently been renamed BIG Synergy Media Ltd, part of the BIG Entertainment group of Reliance ADAG.

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Indian Idol Junior and their superpowers

The upcoming gala episode of Indian Idol Junior will witness the Top 5 contestants revealing their superpowers. The episode featuring Anu Malik as the special guest judge will have the contestants showcasing their secret superpowers to the judges and audience.

The episode themed ‘Superpower’ will have the Top 5 singing sensations revealing their secret desire of having a superpower. Nirvesh revealed that he wishes to be strong like ‘Hulk’ while Anmol wants to have the power of being ‘Invisible’. Anjana wants to have the power to ‘Hypnotize’ people while Debanjana wishes to be a ‘Genie’ and grant peoples wishes. The youngest contestant Sugandha wants to possess the power to ‘Freeze’ people.

Catch the Top 5 showcase their singing powers on Indian Idol Junior this Saturday, August 24, 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television


Beautiful in the inside & on the outside, psychologist Amita Motwani bags the Mrs. India International 2013 at Atlanta, USA!

Born & Brought up in Bangalore & happily married & settled in Hyderabad, psychologist by profession Amita Motwani waving Indian flag in USA by bagging the Mrs. India International 2013 in Atlanta, USA.

Mrs. Amita Motwani, a psychologist by profession proudly waved India’s flag at Mrs. India International Pageant in Atlanta. Strongly supported by her family & in – laws, Amita finally accomplished her dream to compete in a beauty pageant, & a pageant of this caliber, Amrita is on the ninth cloud, why wouldn’t she be? Amita has made us proud on international grounds.

Mrs. Motwani certainly has done all it takes to win the extremely prestigious Mrs. India International 2013 title at Atlanta on 18th May &now she stands to be the only Indian to represent our country at the Mrs. International 2013 to be held on July 19th in Chicago, USA.

Amita, highlighting the significance of the International pageant she mentions, “The International Pageant system has been developed to promote today’s married women, their accomplishments, and commitment to family and marriage. Around the world women are finding this system to be the opportunity to work with their husband and family to become positive role models. It is beyond just a beauty pageant…It is so much more.”

Behind the title are Mrs. Motwani’s tremendous efforts & perseverance. Maintaining balance between physical & emotional levels, rigorous work out regime, nutritionists, designers & most importantly juggling her family & personal space pretty well.

Amita adds, “I took the title seriously from the time I enrolled myself. I thoroughly enjoyed the process I went through, revamped myself, I grew & I won the title. I proudly stand as the only Indian to represent the Mrs. International pageant. Feels great!”

Talking about global exposure she further adds, “I made new friends, the pageant gave all the contestants the opportunity to learn about customs & family life in other countries. They were curious to learn about our traditions & sung praises for Indian women. Representing my country at an international level is overwhelming. It made me want to work even harder. ”

Amita who believes that winning the title wouldn’t have been possible without the support from his in-laws mentions, “My in-laws supported me & their belief in me further motivated me to work harder towards winning the title & there I have it.”

We are proud of you Mrs. Motwani!

“I want to be the first one to get the crown to India”, Mrs. India International 2013 Amita Motwani gears up for Mrs. International Pageant to be held at Chicago.
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COLORS unveils the first look of its espionage series 24 presented by Tata Safari Storme

MUMBAI, August 22, 2013: In a 24 hour journey, when time is running out, when your loved ones are in danger, where do you go…who do you turn to…what do you choose? It is a race against time, where every second counts. Slated for an October launch, COLORS today showcased the first look of the highly anticipated trailer of its upcoming espionage series – 24, starring Anil Kapoor as ATU Chief Jai Singh Rathod at a suburban theatre in Mumbai. For the first time ever on Indian television, a theatrical trailer launch of a television series has been conducted. The action-packed trailer that was unveiled today offered a breathtaking glimpse of the thrilling show evoking feelings of patriotism leaving everybody on the edge of their seats.

With a story about this ATU Chief and his race against time, COLORS promises viewers world-class quality in entertainment. With a unique real-time narration where a fictional story is told in a real world setting, in real time, viewers will be connected to every hour of Jai Singh Rathod’s battle against time. 24 will introduce the Indian audiences to a new hybrid genre of entertainment that sees an interesting amalgamation of fiction and reality.

The trailer establishes the formation of the ATU spearheaded by ATU Chief Jai Singh Rathod and the challenges that are thrown at the team with the growing threats to the nation. It then draws attention to a threat to the life of prime-ministerial candidate Aditya Singhania (Neil Bhoopalam). It is now ATU Chief’s and his trusted team’s responsibility to protect him. The trailer that flashes through several key sequences of a thrill-fest shows Jai Singh Rathod racing against time, where he is torn between the love for his family and his duty towards his country.

The trailer of 24 also reveals some of the key characters in the show playing pivotal roles and gives viewers a sneak-peak into the fast-paced, edgy, gritty and gripping drama. The show marks the television debut of the Bollywood superstar and is backed by a stellar cast comprising of Mandira Bedi, Neil Bhoopalam, Tisca Chopra, Anita Raaj, Ajinkya Deo to name a few. The show will also see interesting cameos by celluloid stars like Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Rahul Khanna and Richa Chadda.

Providing action, thrill, suspense, drama and the exhilaration of solving complex cases in 24 hours, the show has been shot in various locales across Mumbai. 24 will have a fast-paced storyline featuring never-seen-before stunts, slick-edited sequences and high-definition recording.

Catch the trailer on Twitter: Follow us on @ColorsTV | @24oncolors | #24india | Follow Anil Kapoor on twitter: @Anilkapoor

Commenting on the trailer launch, Raj Nayak CEO, COLORS said, “24 is our first big initiative for producing a world class, international format fiction show, which we believe has the potential to change the standards of television production values and scale in India pushing all boundaries of content, production and packaging. Presented on a never-seen-before scale with a top Bollywood star as a lead protagonist, 24 promises to bring in a paradigm shift for TV content in India. The success of 24 will not just be great for COLORS but for the whole television industry.”

Anil Kapoor said, “The moment I was offered to play a role in the international series, I had made up my mind to bring this iconic show to India. In fact, India is the only country outside the US to adapt 24, and I am glad that my friends and colleagues have supported me in my venture. It feels like a dream come true! The entire team has put in a lot of passion and hard work and trust in our vision, and I really hope that the public likes our work and I am thankful to COLORS for partnering with us in taking this program to the masses”.

Adding to that Manisha Sharma, Weekend Programming Head, COLORS said, “24 is a gigantic leap from the existing shows that you see on television today- the plot, characters, locations are simply out of the world. With Bollywood A-listers playing pivotal roles, the audience can look forward to a pulse-pounding thriller that they have never seen before on their television screens”.

Abhinay Deo, Director, 24 said, “We are treating the show like a film- a one hour feature film which is 24 hours into 24 parts. So from that perspective our approach has been slightly different from how normally television shows are. Be it just the trailer or the overall quality of the show, viewers will get what they have always been wanting on television. The trailer will give the audiences a sneak-peak into the action, suspense, thrill and drama leaving them on the edge of their seats in this fast-paced show.”
Link to the trailer of 24

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Toykraft Makhan Matki!

Make your own makhan matki with wheel pottery!

ToyKraft, the company that produces some of the best terra-cotta based DIY kits in India, is organizing a free pottery workshop. Just like Krishna enjoyed his adventures of breaking Matkis with his friends, this Janmashtami you can explore the adventures of ‘making Matkis’ with your friends!

Conducted by: ToyKraft


Art Scape,

Kids Club,Kamla Global Academies

11th road, Madhu Park,

Khar (West)

Mumbai – 400052

Event Dates: 24th August, 13

Timings: Walk in anytime from 4pm – 6pm

Who can participate: Anyone who wishes to (Children & Adults)

Fees: Free for all!

CAUTION: Pottery can be very messy & too much Fun!!!


© Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.
Shuddh Desi Romance
is the journey of three restless young people who junk the society’s
syllabus for finding love and decide to follow their heart.
(Sushant Singh Rajput)
, a tourist guide in Jaipur, wants a love in his life, and that’s it.
The rest he’s going to figure out along the way.
(Parineeti Chopra)
, a part-time instructor in an English speaking institute, has been
around the block a few times and knows the scene, warts and all.
(Vaani Kapoor), who’s dying to get out there and fly, knows what’s right for her, but a
little experimenting never hurt anybody, did it?
When their lives crisscross, their beliefs get challenged, and their loves, tested.
We all want it all…the love, the attraction, the relationship, the commitment.
But when we get it, it may not be in the way we recognise.
From the director of
Band Baaja Baaraat
and the writer of
Chak De! India
, comes a very real
love story about the hair raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment.
Shuddh Desi Romance
a romantic comedy which tells it like it is; and like it isn’t.
© Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.
(Sushant Singh Rajput)
A tourist guide in Jaipur, wants a love in his life, and that’s it.
The rest he’s going to figure out along the way.
(Parineeti Chopra)
A part-time instructor in an English speaking institute, has been
around the block a few times and knows the scene, warts and all.
(Vaani Kapoor)
Who’s dying to get out there and fly, knows what’s right for her,
but a little experimenting never hurt anybody, did it?
© Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.
1. Shuddh Desi Romance
Singers: Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade
2. Gulabi
Singers: Jigar Saraiya, Priya Saraiya
3. Tere Mere Beech Mein
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Mohit Chauhan
4. Chanchal Mann Ati Random
Singer: Divya Kumar
5. Mujhe Kiss Kar Sakte Ho?
6. Love In Jaipur
7. Tez Waala Attraction
8. Boyfriend Banogey?
9. Bhanwara Ma Bhatke

Lucky the First time…Navin Batra’s Bold Directorial Debut ‘Super Model’ nominated in the prestigious India International Content Technical Awards

Director Navin Batra’s debut film ‘Real Life of a Super Model’ starring Veena Malik, Ashmit Patel, Jackie Shroff slated to release soon is nominated in India International Content Technical Awards under the category of Most Stylish Fashion Film & Best Music.

Real Life of a Super Model, starring Jackie Shroff, Veena Malik, Ashmit Patel, Harsh Chhaya & others, a movie directed by Navin Batra produced by Ravi Ahlawat & Prem Gupta under the banner Maruti Movies – Fiji Pvt. Ltd., is 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 sure is basking in the glory since its first ever venture has yielded his movie a nomination in India’s one of the prestigious awards under the category of Most Stylish Fashion Film & for the Best Music, he mentions, “Who wouldn’t like the fact of being appreciated in my very first venture. It is not like I have Bollywood’s biggest stars but our team has done all that it takes to be a big movie. The story line is that of a super model, the movie had to be stylish & hence the nomination. I am proud, the entire team of Super Model is proud & awaiting its release.”

Real Life of a Super Model has already been successful in raising a lot of eye brows amongst the movie goers & the critics for the story content & an interesting casting that includes the controversy queen Veena Malik & Ashmit who were reportedly at dagger heads.

We are quite sure that Super Model…has a lot to offer…Well done Navin!!!

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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