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India gets it first Indian Idol Junior

Anjana Padmanabhan becomes the first Junior Singing sensation

MUMBAI, September 1st, 2013: The show that enthralled viewers across the country and touched a billion hearts, a journey which started with 86 contestants who came from across India has now come to an end as India gets its ‘First Indian Idol Junior’. After three months of rigorous competition, hard work and millions of votes, Anjana Padmanabhan was crowned the winner by none other than the living legend Amitabh Bachchan himself, while Debanjana Mitra, Anmol Jaswal and Nirvesh Dave secured the first and the second runners-up position respectively. The finale was a visual spectacle of sorts with Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor and Ramcharan setting the stage on fire with their scintillating performances.

The first Indian Idol Junior received a grand prize money of 25 lakhs from Sony Entertainment Television, a Nissan Micra Car, a fixed deposit of 5 Lakhs from Kotak and 2 Lakhs from Horlicks. The grand finale which was aired almost live on Sony Entertainment Television saw the homecoming of the top 11 contestants who entertained the audience with special performances along with electrifying performances by judges Shreya Ghoshal, Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani.

Ecstatic and overwhelmed with her win, Anjana Padmanabhan said, “Although we were competing against each other, we were like a family filled with unique characters and had our moments of joy and sorrow. I am thrilled at having been chosen the nation’s first Indian Idol Junior. All I can say is a big heartfelt thank you for liking me and helping me achieve my dream.

Ms. Sneha Rajani, Senior EVP and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television adds, “I wish Anjana Padmanabhan, the first Indian Idol Junior all the very best for a bright future. Indian Idol Junior has set a new benchmark in the world of singing reality shows. These little wonders have created waves in the entire nation by showcasing their amazing talent.

Anupama Mandloi, Content Head, Fremantle Media India added, “This season is a matter of immense pride for us at Fremantle media. We have unearthed brilliant talent and some of the juniors are sure to make a mark in the music industry. It’s been an enjoyable and collaborative experience and we are all pleased with the show and the worldwide appreciation it has garnered”.

The Indian Idol Junior caravan went across four cities to audition lakhs of young singing talent in search of that one unique voice. This journey brought together a galaxy of bright budding singing talent from nooks and corners of the country. The show grew stronger with each leg passing by; from auditions to the theatre round and gala and finally, the finale.

Keep watching Sony Entertainment Television for some more breathtaking & entertaining shows!

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.

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Navin Batra at the music launch of his film “Super Model” with Veena Malik
> Yet another reason to celebrate…Super Model’s Music Launch
> Director Navin Batra’s directorial debut ‘Real Life of a Super Model’ after having won a prestigious nomination in India International Content Technical Awards under the Best Music Category, had the film’s music launch with great pomp pomp.
> Apart from hit music, the movie has an interesting pairing of controversial Veena Malik & Ashmit Patel to be seen together after their overtly hot chemistry in Bigg Boss house. The Music Launch attended by Navin Batra, Veena Malik, DJ sheizwood, Tarranum Malik (Singer), Shadab Sabari (singer) Ravi Ahlawat, and many more.
> 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.
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Indian Idol Finale – a striking affair

All roads will drive to the Indian Idol sets this weekend as Sony Entertainment Television’s singing reality show Indian Idol Junior will get its first winner of this season.

The moment was redolent when Bollywood’s chocolate boy made a special appearance on the show on the song ‘Mein tere agal bagal’ from his upcoming movie Phata Poster Nikala Hero. The finale of the first ever season of this immensely popular singing reality show was in every sense an extraordinary extravaganza at display which will go on non- stop for two and a half hours.

All top 11 contestants took to the stage one last time cheering for the finalists swaying on the famous track ‘Badtameez Dil’ leaving the audience in frenzy!

Who will walk away with the coveted title of Indian Idol Junior?

Tune in to Indian Idol Junior Grand Finale on 1st September at 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui shares his personal experiences with students at the Master Mantra

– Master Mantra is an initiative by ZIMA which offers opportunities for students to interact with industry experts from different fields of film making –

Mumbai, August 31, 2013: Known for his critically acclaimed performances in movies like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2’, Talaash, Kahaani, Bombay Talkies etc, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was seen sharing his experience with students during Master Mantra organized by the Zee Institute of Media Arts (ZIMA). The session focused on topics related to filmmaking, his personal experiences and his journey through the unfavorable circumstances during his struggle period. MASTER MANTRA is a platform offered by Zee Institute of Media Arts (ZIMA) for all enthusiasts to gain exposure from renowned creative personality and understand the dynamics of the industry. This seminar was attended by 250 students coming from various academic backgrounds.

Master Mantra is an open forum that allows interactive sessions with experienced seniors from the industry to meet students and provide them an insight about the profession and its technicalities. Exploring the different facets of filmmaking, and commenting on his experience, actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said,

“It was a good session with the students of Zee Institute of Media Arts. From the kind of questions the students asked, it was evident that they are passionate about film-making. If you are hard-working, you will succeed in this industry, it is not always necessary to have a Godfather. My message to all the aspiring actors is to work with honesty and do the kind of cinema that excites you. It is important to experiment with the different kind of cinema”, said Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

“We have always maintained that for creative and innovative thinking, students should get exposure of the creative world. We are glad to receive enriching experiences from well known personalities in this field. We hope to bring in more such sessions which help students build their future path”, said Mr. Anshuman, Youth Business Head at ZIMA.

ZIMA combines the technical aspects with core design and aesthetic skills. All the courses offered have been developed by veteran & renowned industry professionals keeping with the demand of the industry.

A student attending Master Mantra commented, “We were taught of how crucial it is to backup your dreams with proper knowledge & conviction, but when we met Nawaz Sir who himself had such an inspiring journey, it was like seeing a practical application of what we are taught here in our Institute.”

ZIMA is fast becoming a benchmark in producing production ready artists in the industry with the help of its stimulating environment, distinctive training style and industry relevant curriculum. ZIMA offers globally-accepted standards of media education in the field of Film Making, Direction, Acting, Voicing & TV Presentation, Screenwriting, Executive Producer, Ad Filmmaking, Cinematography, Sound Engineering, Editing, Autodesk Smoke & Flame and other related fields for a successful career.

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> The DMC World DJ Championship – India gets overwhelming response
> – DJ Roane Acey wins the title
> Saturday, August 31st 2013: His winning entry has earned him a chance to represent India in the world finals which will be held on the 5th of October in London. Additionally the winner of DMC 2013 will be representing India at IDA that shall be held in Poland on the 7th of December this year.
> On the eve of the finale, AbdulSalam Shaikh, Amit Punjabi and Sumit Shenoy the promoters of Code 9 which was the firm responsible for getting the license to bring the championship to India said, “We had conceptualized this with the aim of being able to recognize exceptional work in the world of DJ’ing in India. It was exhilarating to witness the championship take shape thanks to our esteemed partners and our esteemed panel of judges, who came on board to support this initiative.”
> A spokesperson from DMC said “With past experience in the arena of awarding exceptional talent in the DJ World, we were privileged to support Code 9’s efforts to extend the Championship to India. The national finals were conducted on par with international standards, the audience received an opportunity to view some excellent sets by the contestants.”
> Luke Kenny who was the judge for the event added, “I am overwhelmed by the unprecedented response received in the first installment of this championship. This platform was much needed to encourage, support and award the best budding DJ’s in India.”
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Shahid Kapoor has a blast from the past moment while promoting Phata Poster Nikla Hero

Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’cruz were recently on the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as part of the promotions for their upcoming comedy Phata Poster Nikla Hero,produced by Ramesh Taurani and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.

A huge Madhuri Dixit fan, Shahid Kapoor couldn’t be more excited to be sharing the stage with the diva who he shares fond memories with.

As part of the Shiamak Davar troupe,Shahid Kapoor met Madhuri during Dil Toh Paagal Hai and was mesmerized every time she performed for a song from the romantic-drama. Reviving his memory, the actor then matched steps with Madhuri on the show, much to the audiences delight.

Starring Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz , Ramesh Taurani’s Phata PosterNikla Hero directed by Rajkumar Santoshi is scheduled to release 20th September 2013.


Hrithik Roshan visits Dahi Handi for a Charitable Cause

Hrithik Roshan attends a Dahi Handi Celebration in Ghatkopar. Hrithik Roshan who underwent a brain surgery was advised to take it easy and not go to crowded and noisy places.

The Dahi Handi which Hrithik visited was supporting tribal girls suffering from starvation.

All the money earned was to go the the Ngo which supports this cause.

Hrithik says that “My doctors told me not to go to a place where there is a lot of noise as it might affect the senses. I was also told that I shouldn’t go to a crowded place where I might get pushed,”. “These are valid concerns but I feel that nothing can harm you when you are giving love. I felt completely protected.” “when someone does something great for others, it’s always wonderful to be a part of it and contribute.

“The euphoria was so overwhelming that I just went with the flow. The energy out there was incredible. And it was also for a social cause supporting tribal girls which is also why I chose to go. I can’t believe that I jumped and danced, even though I’m not allowed to right now,”


FDCI in association with Audi showcases Sporty, Progressive and Sophisticated Audi Autumn Collection 2014

8 state-of-the-art cars and 14 highway trends come together in 1 stunning collection

· Special guest: Audi owner and Bollywood style icon, Abhishek Bachchan

· Guest enthralled by collection of remarkable designer line-up of Varun Bahl, designer duo Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Nandita Mahtani and Arjun Khanna

· Showcases state-of-the-art cars: Audi RS 5, Audi S6, Audi TT, Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi Q3 S Edition, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7

Mumbai, August 30, 2013: Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today mesmerized fashion lovers by showcasing it’s all-new sporty, sophisticated and progressive lineup as part of Audi Autumn Collection 2014. In partnership with The Fashion Design Council of India, Audi Autumn Collection 2014 fashion show presented Audi-inspired collection of renowned designers Varun Bahl, designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Nandita Mahtani and Arjun Khanna. Audi owner and Bollywood style icon, Abhishek Bachchan attended the show as a special guest of the brand.

“Audi has been at the forefront of automotive style and design worldwide and this is reflected in customers love for the brand. Audi Autumn Collection 2014 has brought together our state-of-the-art cars and 14 highway trends in 1 stunning collection. We are very happy to partner with FDCI to bring country’s top fashion designers who will showcase their collection based on Audi brand pillars of Sporty, Progressive and Sophistication. Extensive Audi model line-up showcases our tremendous presence across the product categories that Audi enthusiasts expect from our brand.” said, Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India.

Speaking about the event, Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India said, “FDCI’s association with Audi, one of the most coveted car brands in the world has been an exhilarating experience and we look forward to continuing this amiable association. We are extremely proud to be a part of their newest Autumn launch which would not have been possible without the enthusiastic participation of our Celebrated Designers. The show was enlivened by the inventiveness of the style gurus, who presented delightful collections. I would like to thank everyone for making this pioneering concept a success”

Audi’s sophisticated collection included the limousine Audi A8 W12, Audi A6 and Audi A4. Defining fashions and trends, the sophisticated Audi line is perfected to the last detail thanks to Audi brand core: Vorsprung durch Technik.

For Audi, progressive is the most important brand value that is most closely aligned to Vorsprung durch Technik. The emphasis on being progressive represents higher-level function of its value. This is because Audi always represents a progressive type of sophistication and a progressive type of sportiness. Keeping it ahead-of-the-curve, Audi showcased the new Audi line of SUVs – New Audi Q3 S Edition, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 at the show.

The uber Sporty Audi models Audi RS 5, Audi S6 and Audi TT caught the fancy of the audience showcased as part of sporty line. For Audi, sportiness means focus on agility rather than power. The Audi sporty collection defined understatement in exterior design while maintaining the image of success.

Quotes from designers:

“Know for its unique quality, superb manufacturing, and cutting-edge design, Audi defines the best in modern luxury coupled with a classic elegance,” said designer Varun Bahl, who showed the Audi’s Sporty pillar through his collection.

“My new collection is for the fashion conscious woman with a diverse lifestyle. It’s contemporary and progressive at the same time very feminine with emphasis on elegance and comfort. I am delighted to be associated with Audi & FDCI!” said Nandita Mahtani, who showed the Audi’s Progressive pillar through her collection.

“We are happy to be chosen for this launch of the new Audi. Audi brings in the ground breaking technology, which brings in the new car. We are honored to be associated with a brand like Audi. At the launch we will be showcasing our AW13 couture line which matches their range of sophisticated cars, said the designer duo, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna.” who showed Audi’s Sophisticated pillar through their collection.

“The collection redefines delicate hand sewn craftsmanship that holds the entire ensemble of very uniquely sporty jackets, trousers and waistcoats. It’s an impeccable balance between lite weight wool, linen, cotton leather and silk all held together with fine tailoring with another AK TWIST! Unconventional avant-garde with a new look and feel of the sleeve collar and the way the jacket or bundgala sits to fit the human form! It’s tailoring redefined, feels Arjun Khanna, talking about his collection for the Audi Autumn 2014 showcase in association with FDCI.”

For more information, please contact:

AUDI PRESS TEAM: Anand Mahesh/ Bhavya Chandel 9870716285 / 9619194435 (Mavcomm Consulting)

FDCI PRESS TEAM: Gunjan Bagga / Komal Chaudhary 9891060064 / 8010876699 (Weber Shandwick)

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Mumbai, Saturday, 31st august 2013: Following the success of “MERE PIA GAYE RANGOON” and shiv aradhana with gulshan kumar which went on to become the best selling album in india,after selling out almost 10,00,000 copies within a month. Now finally, music director dj. Sheizwood is ready for his debut as a full pledged music director for the movie supermodel. He is the national award winner, award was received by pranab mukherji. He posses a strong experience in bhajan, classical and in pop music. Pen n camera international is pleased to announce the music launch of Supermodel featuring veena malik and aashmit patel.

Supermodel is a struggled journey of a middle class girl to the hi-fashionable model. The story revolves arounds five models who participate in a bikini calendar shoot contest in Fiji island to become a super model. As they all reach the island rival game begins and all the models gets trapped in conspiracy.

Supermodel, once again brings dj.sheizwood and Mumaith Khan together, in a high- energy promotional track called teri maa nu…the tracks infuses a mix of emotional, romantic, slangs , hip pop targeting youngsters and middle age people.

On the tracks of supermodel, dj sheijwood says “Supermodel is the only track which was especially composed and written for the movie.”” Tujhse alag and teri manu wasn’t composed for this movie. Tujhse alag was created four years back. It was heavily raining in Mumbai, weather was romantic and emotional too. So it came in my mind and I composed it without any purpose. When I was offered supermodel, I discussed about the composition with the producers. They liked it.”

Says navin batra, director of supermodel, veena is a good human being, fully professional, And apart from that she is a nice female. She always tries to perform better than what she has been asked to do by the director. Watching her performance as an actor is reading out a poetry.

Supermodel is produced by prem prakash gupta, a business tycoon from banglore. Well known as a steel king and he is a partner of actor-producer –director sohail khan in his spa business.

About the leading lady of supermodel, dj sheizwood says “I never saw veena acting before; I use to think see is just a controversial queen. Being a close friend of rakhi sawant I use to think, veena walks on the foot prints of rakhi sawant. But after watching her acting in supermodel, I felt she is an amazing actress. Audience haven’t seen her skills yet, but through supermodel they will. Veena holds glamour in herself, she is a oomph factor kind of female.”

The music was launched in the presence of the whole cast and crew of the supermodel Veena malik, aashmit patel, director navin batra, music director dj shizwood, Mumaith Khan, singers tarannum malik, ujjawala jadhav and shabab sabari along with the producers prem prakash gupta and ravi ahlawat and mehmood ali (director of pen n camera international)Veena malik,

About Pen N Camera International

Pen N Camera International is an Indian Film Company which releases Indian Films in Domestic & International Territories across all platforms. The company has a strong record of distributing over more than 150 films and producing over seventeen films which includes Bollywood Movies as well as Indian Regional Cinema (Marathi, Punjabi and Bhojpuri). It has successfully handled many prestigious project in different sectors:
* Film Making including Pre Production & Post Production
* Film Writing & Screenplay
* Distribution of Films in India & Aboard
* Advertisement of Different Product
* Brand Promotion
* Land & Infrastructure Development
* Promoting the Indian Film Industry to Foreign Country like London (UK), Hokkaido (Japan) & Malaysia

A strong network of offices spread across the major cities of World Mumbai & Delhi (India), Kualalumpur (Malaysia), London (UK) and Hokkaido (Japan).


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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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