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Film “Kaash Tum Hote’s “team visits Andheri ka raja to seek blessing.

Kaash Tum Hote…True Love Never Speaks, a film by Manju Bharti introducing Mukesh Bharti starring opposite the glam doll of the Preeti Jhangiani, Courtesy: Junglee Music!

Mukesh Bharti and Manju Bharti along with preeti Jhiangiani visited the idol for Darshan and seek blessing for the film, Bhushan Agarwal was present too

Kaash Tum Hote also starring Sanjay Mishra & veteran actor Farida Jalal, sharath saxena etc directed and produced by Manju Bharti under the banner Vivek Films Production Mukesh Bhakti,Manju Bharti,Preeti jhangiani,singer Javed Ali,Music director Vina

Manju Bharti was there playing a role of a host,producer director and actor.

Mukesh Bharti, debuting in Bollywood with Kaash Tum Hote overwhelmed with the response & support from Bollywood

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Raqt star-studded Music Launch at Andhericha Raja

The music launch of Raqt took place with the blessings of Andhericha Raja Ganpati. The event, hosted by Amit and Ashish Mishra saw the stars of the likes of Gulshan Grover, Sheena Shahabadi, Suresh Menon, Manish Paul, Manisha Marzara, sufi singer Mudasir Ali, Shadab Faridi, Kavitta Verma, Arjun in attendance along with composer Daboo Malik, lyricist Panchhi Jalonvi, directors Adi Irani and Shiva Rindan and producers Ashish Mishra & Amit Mishra, writer Sanjeev Verma among others.

Gulshan grover was the first to arrive and with the cast, whispered the message and prayers for a great release to Ganesha through mooshik’s ears. Others followed. And soon the darshan and the aarti anda music release took place with Lord Ganesha’s blessings.

Raqt is all set for a September 27, all-India release.

BANNER: MAA TARINI FILMS

PRODUCER :- Ashish Mishra & Amit Mishra

DIRECTORS :- Adi irani & Shiva Rindan

STARCAST:- Sheena Shahabadi, Shweta Bharadwaj, Gulshan Grover, Arjun Mahajan, Shakti Kapoor, Farida Jalal, Suhani, Suresh Menon et al.

MUSIC DIRECTOR :- Daboo Malik

LYRICS :- Panchhi Jalonvi

SINGERS :- Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Amal Mallik, Suzanne D Mello, Akruti Kakkar

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SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT TO PLAY THE MALE LEAD IN

YASH RAJ FILMS & SHEKHAR KAPUR’S “PAANI”

Monday, 16 September 2013: The hunt for the male lead in PAANI is over!

Close on the heels of his outstanding and realistic performance in SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE, both Shekhar Kapur and Aditya Chopra had no hesitation in confirming Sushant Singh Rajput to play the lead in PAANI.

Speaking about the actor, Shekhar Kapur said, “Sushant is one of the most inspiring young actors to emerge out of India. It’s going to be an exciting director-actor collaboration with him on Paani.”

The film is based in a future world where wars over water have broken out. Water is now owned by International Corporations who use thirst as a weapon of control. In one such future city, a young love story breaks all the rules and in the ensuing war, water flows back to its people. The film will have a strong Indian and Western star cast. Sushant will be joined by a young leading actress from the west.

The film, Produced by Aditya Chopra and Directed by Shekhar Kapur, will be shot in India and overseas. Music is by A. R. Rahman.

PAANI goes on floor mid-2014.

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ocial Media Week, Mumbai is just 7 days away

Here’s what you need to look out for!!

Mumbai, September 2013: Seven days to go for the world’s most social media centric event to hit Mumbai shores. Packing a punch for its debut in Mumbai, Social Media Week (SMW) has lined up an exciting list of some of the most renowned professionals as speakers for the mega event. Interacting with the crowd of Mumbai and speaking in special sessions on every possible aspect of social media will be names like (click on hyperlink to know more):

1. Subramanian Swamy, President, Janata Party

2. Suhel Seth, Managing Partner, Counselage India

3. Milind Soman, Runner, Model, Actor and Film Producer

4. Gul Panag, Actress and Activist

5. Jawhar Sircar, Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Bharati

6. Dr. Sharad Kale, Padma Sree Award Winner, Professor- Homi Bhabha National Institute

7. Devika Bhojwani, Socialist

8. Alex Oberberg, Global Head of Markets Engagement, Social Media & Digital at Nokia

9. Toby Daniels, CEO & Founder, Social Media Week

10. Richard Lui, Journalist, MSNBC

11. CVL.Srinivas, CEO, GroupM South Asia

12. Max Hegerman, Managing Director, Edelman

13. Simon Ashwin, Head of Digital, Mindshare North Asia

14. Kiruba Shankar, Digital Entrepreneur, Author, Teacher & Farmer

15. Kiran Khalap, Co-Founder, chlorophyll

16. Kalyan Varma, Freelance Wildlife Photographer

If you think that’s impressive, there’s more. The Government of Maharashtra that is not at all ignoring this ever-growing social media is also now lending their support to SMW Mumbai. Mantralaya is one of the main venues where multiple events will take place for the Government employees. Further, many Govt. of Maharashtra officials are actively taking part in this mega festival. Mr. Ajay Ambekar, Deputy Secretary Protocol, is on the Advisory Board and Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Directorate of IT, will initiate the proceedings at Mantralaya with an opening address on 24th September.

Multiple venues across the city are hosting the various events at SMW Mumbai. Catch these 100 plus exciting events across five days at iconic venues like:

· National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA)

· blueFROG

· The Barking Deer

· The GroupM office

· The Westin

· Trident

Kick start the week running with Milind Soman and end it with a ‘Chai & Pakoda’ bike ride with more than 250 bikers, while partying every evening at various hotspots of the city. In between these listen to and interact with prominent speakers like Dr. Subramaniam Swamy, Suhel Seth, Gul Panag, Kiran Khalap, Miss Malini, Deveika Bhojwani, Neville Taraporewalla (Microsoft), Subhamoy Das (e-Bay), Harshil Karia (FoxyMoron), Toby Daniels & Benjamin Scheim (Crowdcentric) among others.

Hemant Soreng & Rohit Varma, Managing Partners at R SQUARE Consulting (City Organizer of Social Media Week Mumbai) invite every one to celebrate Mumbai as it becomes the first city in India to be a host this global festival simultaneously with cities like Berlin, Bogotà, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Toronto. So pack all your gadgets, wear your running & dancing shoes and join the festivities.

Register yourself on www.socialmediaweek.org/Mumbai. Registration for all events is free of cost except for some events on the Opening Day & the Closing Day.

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Sony Entertainment Television’s popular show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain has taken a leap yet again. Pihu, played by Fenil Umrigar, is now a collegiate and she tells us how she may well be the central character of this long-running love story of a middle-aged couple.

Playing Pihu… how does that feel?

I am elated. Bade Achhe Lagte Hain is a flagship show and I am super excited to be a part of it. Also with this leap, Pihu becomes the central character so I have a lot to do. Like Pihu, I am a very honest and hardworking person. Let’s hope this stint is a success.

How did you bag the offer?

I got a call from the production house two months’ back saying that they had seen footage of BFF and wanted me to audition for Pihu. Since I couldn’t go to Mumbai then, I sent her a disc of my audition. I was not very hopeful that I would be selected. But when the person on the other side congratulated me, I was on cloud nine.

How many episodes have you shot till now?

We have only just begun. I did my first shot the day I came to sign my contract. It was with Ram Kapoor and I was super nervous. I even told him so. But he is a sweetheart. He assured me that I would do well. He helped me rehears my lines with him to make me feel at ease. I had to give quite a few retakes but he was very accommodating. He is a perfectionist.

And, Sakshi Tanwar?

She’s always been my role model. She is one of the finest actors in Tellywood. I wish I had 10 per cent of the talent she has. I have shot a couple of scenes with her wherein she is in a coma and I am talking to her. So we haven’t really communicated that much. But she keeps smiling at me whenever she sees me. That’s very warm gesture.

So, is Pihu going to have shades of grey?

She is like any other college girl. Sexy, smart and shrewd. She will continue to be the apple of her parents’ eyes. She loves her parents and siblings and can do anything for her family. But like every teenager, she will also have a slightly grey shade — she is a naughty and arrogant prankster. It is a believable character, someone you will relate to.

Where is BALH headed?

We have only been given the script for the first three episodes post the leap. The creative team will decide the rest of the content. As of now, the focus is Ram Kapoor who will has to take care of his three girls. There will be a lot of parenting issues and challenges on display and how he tackles those issues will be the crux.

What about the new twists and turns?

The show is going to be as exciting as before, if not more. There are going to be many twists. In the coming few weeks, the show will unravel what actually happened with Pihu at that prom night. That is going to be shocking and unnerving. We are hoping to garner maximum TRPs post this revelation.

But wasn’t the USP of the show the romance between a middle-aged couple?

Yes. But the show must go on and it can’t be focused on one thing all through. For a soap to thrive, the producers need to look for more angles. Like in Kyunkii… the show was only about Tulsi and Mihir to begin with but with time that changed. We saw more issues come to the fore. The same is going to be the case with BALH. The focus will now be on Ram-Priya’s children and what goes on in their lives.

Way forward

With Priya in coma and speculations rife that she may leave the show, it’s over to Ram and his daughters. In the coming episodes he will be shown parenting his children as a friend, father and guide. The show will also unveil what really happened with Pihu on prom night.

Heena Nankani

Senior Management Associate

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Warning 3D’s new song Tell Me How Much by Mika out now

September 2013: Anubhav Sinha’s Warning 3D under Benaras MediaWorks, releases another song Tell Me How Much sung by none other than the versatile Mika Singh. Mika has given the perfect rendition to make Tell Me How Much one of the best party songs of 2013. While the first song Taakeedien, features Sonu Nigam’s unexplored grunge side, Tell Me How Much adds Mika’s fun element which has made the song an instant hit.

Anubhav Sinha adds on, “Tell me how much is an all-out high energy song with a feel good factor to it. Mika has his own style and one can definitely hear and see it in the song! The video is available across all platforms and I have already been getting great feedback on it. My film has multiple soundscapes and I am sure music enthusiasts will love the music”

Composed by dynamic brother duo Toshi – Sharib; the song is sure to become the next chartbuster. Touted as India’s first 3D underwater film, Warning 3D narrates the journey of 7 young friends who do not heed a warning and find themselves stranded in shark-infested seas, unable to find themselves back on to their luxury yacht. The film stars all new cast consisting – Manjari Fadnis(Jane Tu Ya Jane Na fame), Santosh Barmola, Jitin Gulati , Sumit Suri, Madhurima Tuli, Varun Sharma & Suzana Rodrigues.

Catch Tell Me How Much at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAStH8HDqGU

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First Trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ramleela’ released

The trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-awaited ‘Ramleela’ has been released and this one is certainly not going to leave one wanting more. Staying true to Bhansali’s trademark grandeur and majestic taste, the trailer gives one a glimpse of a love story like no other.

Earlier today, a new poster of the film was unveiled which showed the sizzling chemistry between the lead pair, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. The newly released trailer further magnifies their intense chemistry, set against the dramatic backdrop of the dacoit heartlands of Gujarat.

As the tagline of the film states, ‘Goliyon ki raasleela’, this love story of ‘Ram’ and ‘Leela’ isn’t a regular one. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and presented by Eros International and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Ramleela’ is slated to release on the 15th of November.

Trailer Link- http://bit.ly/Ramleela-Trailer

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When Shahid met AB

It was a dream come true for actor Shahid Kapoor as he got once in a lifetime opportunity to perform a dialogue from his upcoming film in front of the superstar of bollywood Amitabh Bachchan.

Shahid Kapoor along with Ileana D’cruz made an appearance on the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati to promote their upcoming flick ‘Phata poster Nikla Hero’. As soon as he entered Shahid mouthed the famous dialogue ‘Arey e pyaaz ke chilko’ from his upcoming movie. Shahid then requested Mr. Bachchan to say any one of his famous dialogue. AB said, “Jab tak is kursi pe baithne ko na kaha jae tab tak khade raho”. The entire set burst with applause.

Catch Shahid Kapoor andIleana D’cruz this Friday, September 20 at 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television
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Armaan Kohli in Bigg Boss house

Popular television reality show “BIGG BOSS” is back with the seventh season where Salman Khan who returns as the host for the fourth time on the show is playing a double role of an angel and devil to the contestants holed up in Bigg Boss houses for three months. Actor Armaan Kohli son of prominent director and producer Rajkumar Kohli enters in house and was sent into hell to experience ‘jehanum ka oww’ with his mates where they had to spend their days with low comfort while other will be treated with ‘Jannat ka wow’ with highly furnished stay. Based on the theme of ‘hell’ and ‘heaven’, the house has been divided into two parts and it’s separated by a wired mesh.

Armaan Kohli has done many films like Raj Tilak, Virodhi, Dushman Zamana, Kohra, Aulad Ke Dushman, Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani and LOC: Kargil and always appeared as an action hero. Armaan became the mainstream stars to patronise the stunt genre and blasted the screen with his high voltage actioners. The actor is ready to bear the temperature of hell, he said, “I am here to entertain the people through Bigg Boss show as it is the ideal way to reach out to the audience”.

Armaan Kohli’s spokesperson Satish Reddy said, “He is a very brilliant actor and has a very fine personality. He has emerged as a star and will always be a star forever and will come out with flying colours by winning the reality show. His father has a very large contribution to Indian film industry and Armaan has never put his father down and his fans.”


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Honda flags off ‘Super bike Customer Ride from Mumbai to Nasik’
· Honda’s Exclusive 180 km ride for Honda Super bike owners from Mumbai to Nasik
· Expands fun culture for Super bike enthusiasts
· Safety riding activities at Sula- Vineyard for super bike owners

Mumbai, September 16, 2013: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd (HMSI) flagged off ‘Super bike Ride’ with Honda owners this weekend by organizing the first fun ride in India starting for its Super bike owners of – CB1000R, CBR1000RR, VT1300 CX & VFR 1200F from Mumbai to Nasik. Honda provided a platform to Honda Super bike owners to experience performance of their owned bikes and also an opportunity to interact and network with the fellow Honda owners.

A group of 25 Honda super bike owners rode together starting from Honda New Wing World Showroom, Andheri East, Mumbai. The riders rode out on their gleaming motorcycles to the Sula Vineyards in Nasik about 180Km from Mumbai. This highly enthusiastic group of super bikes riders included the VFR 1200F – 01 and 10 CB1000R & 14 CBR1000RR.

The one day ride for Honda Super bike owners was packed with morning tea at Udipi Shree Krishna, lush green environment and pleasant climate in Igatpuri on the way, breakfast at Manas Lifestyle Resort which ended at Sula- Vineyards, India’s most popular and most accessible winery. Honda also organized safety riding activities at the venue for its bike owners. The ride gave them a chance to take time out from their busy urban schedules and get out and enjoy fun ride with their fellow Honda superbikes owners on their motorcycles.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has four super bikes – CB1000R, CBR1000RR, VT1300 CX & VFR 1200F which are available for sale and display in Honda New Wing World showrooms located in Delhi and Mumbai.

Excerpts from Company Spokesperson-

” Mumbai roads do not allow our owners to enjoy the ride on the super bike they possess. The aim of organizing this ride to let the owners enjoy the thrill of Honda super bikes in a controlled group environment and also to bond them together to become a one family sharing the common passion of Fun rides. Honda in India focuses on safety riding as its business direction as we believe that safe riding training on these mean machines is equally important by giving the riders all possible safety tips to follow while riding on the road. We also provide the customers with a convenient state of the art fully equipped workshop for after sales care of these superbikes. Not only that, we also provide on spot service to the super bikes owners wherever they are across the country” said Mr.Y.S Guleria, Vice President, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India.

Excerpts from Customer-

‘’ Riders thrive by heading off to unchartered destinations, and I am not any different. For me, riding to new destinations is exciting as it promises me an unparalleled experience of driving on unfamiliar roads, leading to unknown places and with my CBR 1000RR I get to live these very moments. Honda also aspires consumers to propagate values such as safe riding’’ said Mr Vinayak Chavan, Customer, CBR1000RR – HRC white Mumbai.

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MFM 2013 in its third year, promises more international deals than ever before

Mumbai, September 13 2013: Mumbai Film Mart, the B2B platform that facilitates Indian films to reach international audiences will be back for its third edition, to be held at the Taj President from October 18th-20th, 2013.

Aiming to be bigger and better than its prior avatars, the Mumbai Film Mart will grow from its 1,200 meetings last year and 400 in its first edition. These meetings, between Indian producers and buyers and distributors from several international markets have been fruitful for both parties, with Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Hong Kong, Poland, Germany, France, Sweden and even South Korea bagging valuable deals.

Owing to its valuable contribution in facilitating the sale of Indian films among these countries, MFM has also garnered the support of top Indian production houses such as Yash Raj Films, Disney UTV, Eros International, Reliance Entertainment, AKFPL and Balaji Motion Pictures.

That said MFM is also an active platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their work alongside big banner Bollywood films.

Apart from the repeat participation from its earlier breakthrough markets, MFM has confirmed attendance of new buyers and broadcasters such as Astro (Malaysia), MBC (UAE), Shoreline Entertainment (USA), Happiness Distribution and Aanna Films (France), international film services providers such as 3D Alliance (France) and KFTV (UK) and key International exhibitors such as the VOX chain of cinemas operating across the Middle East.

MFM 2013 will continue to expand the scope of the business of cinema with a focus on new technologies such as 3D, new distribution models for independent films, Books2Screen to encourage film adaptations, India Project Room for pre-selection of work-in-progress films and Filmy Room an exclusive DVD viewing library.

This year, MFM will grow its scope manifold by hosting pre-scheduled meetings, on-the-spot networking through speed dating, informal meetings during happy hours, themed round table meetings and greater visibility for select participants through SPOTS.

Entry to the Mumbai Film Mart is exclusive to registrants. Discounted Early Bird Registrations are open for the 3rd Mumbai Film Mart. Register or book your SPOT today!

Registration Form: www.mumbaifilmfest.com

Enquiries: mfm@mumbaifilmfest.com

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The very hot and good looking actor Ruslan Mumtaz who is currently seen in Sony TV’s Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zaara recently visited the city of Gujrati’s, Ahmedabad for his show promotion. The show which started just a month back has managed to win the hearts of millions by its simple storyline and amazing star cast. An onlooker informed us, Ruslan had come to promote his show Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zaara and he was badly mobbed by all teenage crowds at a mall. Ruslan along with his gorgeous co-star Sangeeta Ghosh were in Ahmedabad to meet their fans and create a buzz about their new show. The response from the younger generation for Ruslan has been tremendous, especially since most of the girls recognize him from first movie MP3 (Mera Pehle Pehle Pyaar) , where he played the adorable teenage lover. When we buzzed Ruslan on the incident, he smiled, “I was stunned by the response. Most of the girls were calling me Dhruv due to the onscreen characters they have seen me play. It was really touching to see the overwhelming response.”

Seems the chocolate boy was too hot to handle for the girls of Ahmedabad who just drooled over him.

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Gulshan Devaiah plays the antagonist in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ramleela’

Gulshan Devaiah who received praises for his role in Shaitan, will be seen in an all new avatar in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ramleela’. The talented actor plays the antagonist in the movie.

Gulshan essays the character of ‘Bhavani’ in the movie. Talking about his character, Gulshan says, “Bhavani is a prominent member of the Jadeja clan who are of Chandrivanshi Rajput descent living in modern day Kutch Gujarat. The exact attributes of the character and his contribution to the plot is something I cannot divulge in but let’s just say he has enough shades of grey and is nothing like I have done this far in my career .” He further adds, “I am very excited to be a part of the film as I have grown up watching Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films and I am overwhelmed by the greatness of the man.”

Gulshan has already shot for the film. The movie is slated to release on 15th November, 2013

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5 million strong: zoOm is the youth’s ‘chosen one’!

~zoOm’s social media dominance reflects that it delivers ‘Entertainment of Choice’ to the youth~

The youth has always loved their entertainment. But with just one TV screen entertaining an entire household, how much access did a youngster really have to the entertainment he/she really loved? Enter – an attractively affordable range of smart-phones, laptops, tabs, a decent network connection and a plethora of social media platforms that allowed picking, sharing, commenting, trendifying. And suddenly we have the birth of the alternate screen; the rise of access and finally the time for true choice is truly here! Fulfilling this newfound appetite for entertainment by fitting into a digitally powered social environment was surely every content provider’s dream. TV went social. It had to. But did everyone make it there – significantly enough? The numbers speak for themselves.

When it comes to Bollywood and glamour, zoOm has so far been the most preferred destination on TV. In the social media space also, especially without the restrictions of sharing screen / time with others, the brand has further emerged as a youth destination of choice. zoOm’s community on Facebook is the biggest amongst all TV channels. With the fan count crossing the 50 lac mark recently, its bigger than the online communities of some of the mainline GECs combined (Star Plus, Zee and Sony Entertainment Television)! Just the Facebook community of zoOm ropes in a weekly reach of 95 lacs, with its posts delivering impressions in the excess of 4 crores every week. A whopping 80.19 crore views on Youtube, a ‘people talking about’ stat of nearly 5 lacs on Facebook at any point of time and a Twitter following of 2.2 lacs – shows how zoOm’s social media destinations are buzzing with activity at all times. As India’s largest consumer survey on mobile usage, ‘Airtel Mobitude 2012’ revealed, zoOm is also the 3rd most consumed TV channel on Mobile TV.

Whether it’s the latest news about upcoming releases, tangy reviews, steamy gossip, fashion trends, photo-releases or an exclusive byte of their favorite stars – the youth don’t seem to be getting enough of it. Yet, its only through careful monitoring and studying past trends that zoOm ensures that it puts out content that the audience is looking out for the most. In this space, it is key to be first. zoOm has systems in place to ensure that even if one is not in front of the TV – one never has to lose access to the latest. The reach and speed of zoOm’s news has not only found popularity among viewers, but celebrities too. Recently, an exclusive picture of Priyanka Chopra with Pitbull tweeted by zoOm and then retweeted by Priyanka herself, drove more than 53 lac impressions by the tweeple.

Speaking about the digital edge and zoOm’s strategy, Mr. Avinash Kaul, Chief Executive Officer of ET NOW, TIMES NOW and zoOm said, “A user’s interaction with content online or on social media happens entirely out of an individual’s choice. Being the No.1 TV channel in our category, a dominating presence in this space is a double whammy for zoOm as it goes on to show that the youth finds a real connect with our content. Beyond just viewership, it is also engagement with the content, using it as a social currency, a conversation starter. So much so, that they are actively seeking it, consuming, sharing and interacting over it on a regular basis.”

Despite the huge outreach that its social media space is able to offer, zoOm doesn’t only use it to inform its loyal fan base about upcoming content, but also to design the content itself. A show called ‘zoOm it’ – which plays song dedications made by fans on Facebook is one such example. This property was initially built exclusively in the social media space and as the requests came flooding in, a dedicated property on the channel called ‘zoOm it!’ was created to close the engagement loop. The show is now a long-term hit and its social jockey Nikita continues to enjoy her own loyal following in the social media space.

With the present avenues conquered, the success for zoOm now lies in constantly observing and responding to the changing trends of the mediums itself. It already has a following of 11 lac+ on Google+ that many other brands are yet to explore. A presence on SocialCam, Tumblr and Pinterest – offer opportunities of better content curation experience amongst its more evolved audiences.

When asked about the scope of getting other brands to integrate with zoOm in its social media space, Avinash responded, “The digital medium has given us an added advantage to target relevant audiences in a highly focused manner, engage with them and gain further amplification across peer groups, making it an interesting choice for contextually cobranded activities. Its not a mere marketing outreach, but a strong resonance with the youth that we can look at tapping into.”

At a time when increased clutter and rapidly evolving consumption habits of audiences are finding media brand owners asking desperate existential questions – zoOm has managed to not only extend its identity into the online space seamlessly, but build it even further. Fitting right into the changing consumption trends of its key audience, the youth, zoOm has managed to bridge its various entertainment avenues and deliver a consistent brand experience across. With effective social listening and content planning along with an efficient content delivery system it has successfully created a content haven that the audience themselves seek out for.

About Times Television Network:

Times Television Network is part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group. It houses upscale brands including ET NOW – India’s No. 1 Business News channel; MOVIES NOW – India’s leading English Movies channel; ROMEDY NOW – a unique destination for Love and Laughter launching in India soon; TIMES NOW – India’s No. 1 English News channel; and zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel. The network delivers segmented and differentiated content under one umbrella. It informs, entertains and engages over 100 million urban affluent viewers in India and is available in 45 countries across the globe.

About zoOm:

zoOm, India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel, and a trendsetter in its genre, brings viewers closer to the biggest stars through the hottest entertainment news, features, countdowns, music, trends, celebrity interviews and reviews. zoOm is available across 28 countries worldwide besides heavy presence in the social media space making it the one stop shop for everything related to Bollywood.

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TAJ FALAKNUMA AND THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE, MUMBAI

Celebrate the Conde’ Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2013

Mumbai, September 16, 2013 – Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces proudly received recognition for two of its properties at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2013.

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, ranked second in the Overseas Holiday Hotels for Asia & India category and, for the second consecutive year, the group’s flagship hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, was voted third best Overseas Business Hotel. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai was also voted 32nd in The World’s Top 100 hotels category while Taj Falaknuma Palace ranked 37th.

For more than a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai has been intrinsically bound with the city’s history, hosting Maharajas, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. Today it is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and a favourite with leisure and business travellers. With spectacular views of the Arabian Sea, the Gateway of India and the Mumbai Harbour, the 560-room hotel reflects the bygone age of luxury and grandeur whilst offering its guests all the modern conveniences.

After opening in 2010 following a ten-year restoration, Taj Falaknuma Palace rests 2000 feet above Hyderabad. Beautifully refurbished and restored rooms allow guests to journey into the former opulent home of the Nizams, the Royal family of Hyderabad. A rare of blend of Italian and Tudor architecture, the 60-room palace is furnished with a priceless collection of paintings, statues, chandeliers and marble fountains and retains original features dating back to 1894.

The 16th edition of the Condé Nast Traveller annual Readers’ Travel Awards were announced on September 2nd and the full listings will appear in the October issue of the British magazine. Considered the most prestigious recognition in the travel industry, these awards are rightfully regarded as a coveted seal of approval for hotels, spas, tour operators, airlines, cruise lines and destinations. Chosen by the magazine’s readers, these awards reflect the views of consumers on the best the travel world has to offer.

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For further information on Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces visit www.tajhotels.com

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia’s largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 104 hotels in 64 locations across India with an additional 17 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house.

Media contact:

Rashmi Biswas – Rashmi.Biswas@edelman.com / +91 9920220230

Rashmi Biswas

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Rahul Thackeray-Aditi Redkar engagement celebrations

Young Rahul Thackery got engaged to his childhood sweetheart Aditi Redkar in a simple ceremony in Levo Restaurant, Model Town, Andheri West. “I know Aditi since Junior KG,” confesses Rahul. “It took me a lot of guts to propose to her, though but today, on my engagement day, I feel so much inner peace.” Says Aditi Redkar, “I can’t express my feeling. It’s like finally, this is it. We have been together for ten years and we are very very happy.”

Uncle Raj Thackeray was there to be part of the ceremonial rituals. Other than Raj Thackeray and family, Arjun Rampal with wife Mehr Jessia, Raza Murad with wife Shahrukh, Harinder Singh, Reshma Shetty, actor Rajvir Dutt, director Rajkumar Hirani, sufi singer Mudasir Ali, Sonu Nigaam, Mana Shetty, Vickey Tejwani among others, graced the occasion. Smita Thackeray looking radiant in a pink ghagra choli played the perfect host.

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While reports state that wrestler – turned-actor Sangram Singh has been roped in for the second installment of JPDutta’s Border franchise, the makers confirm that there is no truth to the rumors and the search for the lead is still on.

If sources are to be believed ,the plot is based on Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military decoration for valor in face of the enemy.

The makers are in the process of auditioning actors for the role ,alongside other big names like Sunny Deol and Suneil Shetty ,who have already been confirmed as part of the ensemble starcast.

Says director JP Dutta, “While there has been a lot of speculation over the actor being cast for a pivotal role , we are in the process of locking a name, announcement of which will be made soon putting all rumors to rest”.

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While there is several speculation surrounding Abbas Tyrewala’s claims against our client Ms.Preity Zinta , Preity’s silence has been wrongly misconstrued and hence her statement below,putting rumors to rest. Though she is currently in Udaipur,shooting for Bhaiyaji Superhit ,Preity will address this seriously once she’s back with.

Kindly find below her (Preity Zinta)official statement on this matter :

We will take appropriate action against him now that he has escalated the court and involved the media for publicity. I’m not stupid to endanger my self by getting a cheque bounced.

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FIRST LOOK: RAQT–EK RISHTA – Sept 27 release

All set for a September 27, all-India release, psycho-thriller Raqt – Ek Rishta sees Sheena Shahabadi in a totally different light.

Revolving around Sonia (Sweta Bharadwaj) and Suhani (Sheena shahabadi), the film is about the fatal obsession of an adopted daughter for her mother’s affection. Sonia is a single mother who adopts her sister’s daughter when her sister and brother-in-law die in an accident due to her carelessness.

Sonia, along with her maid Maria (Farida Jalal) pampers Suhani to not let her miss her parents. This has an opposite effect with Suhani developing an obsessive relationship with her. She will let nothing come between her and her mother.

Unaware of her child’s problem, Sonia becomes a careerwoman not focusing on her personal life beyond Suhani. She becomes a successful heroine. One day, Suhani sees Sonia and a friend arguing. She kills him, and Sonia takes the blame and is jailed for seven years.

Suhani is in a hostel and hates the ambience. She kills Bobby, a lesbian who wants her, but is saved by a medical report that states death due to drug overdose.

Sonia comes back and tries to make live easy for Suhani. She settles in a remote place, where psychiatrist Yuvaraj (Gulshan Grover) who likes Sonia discovers that Suhani has a major psychiatric problem. Suhani hates Yuvaraj’s attention towards Sonia and feels she will be sent to a hostel, again away from her mother. And she sees Yuvaraj learning the truth about her from Maria.

Suhani kills Maria. Yuvaraj who loves Sonia wants to help her and Suhani and tries and make this look like a normal death. But can he really help her? Will Yuvraj able to save himself and cure Suhani? Is there really a cure to this killer obsession?

Watch Raqt for the answers…

BANNER: MAA TARINI FILMS

PRODUCER :- Ashish Mishra & Amit Mishra

DIRECTORS :- Adi irani & Shiva Rindan

STARCAST:- Sheena Shahabadi, Shweta Bharadwaj, Gulshan Grover, Arjun Mahajan, Shakti Kapoor, Farida Jalal, Suhani, Suresh Menon et al.

MUSIC DIRECTOR :- Daboo Malik

LYRICS :- Panchhi Jalonvi

SINGERS :- Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Amal Mallik, Suzanne D Mello, Akruti Kakkar

YOUTUBE LINK FOR PROMO:- http://youtu.be/XdO-LIvyZJU

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Tips delivers yet again with the music of Phata Poster Nikhla Hero.

A team that always spells musical success – producer Ramesh Taurani,director Rajkumar Santoshi ,composer Pritam Chakraborthy and lyricist Irshad Kamil are back this time around with the music of their ambitious comic next – Phata Poster Nikhla Hero starring Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz.

A electric album with something for everyone – the chartbusting Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai crooned by Mika Singh in a breezy ,Goan and flowy rendition is already a huge crowd favorite.

Roping in a production house signature – Atif Aslam , the team delivers another romantic hit “Main Rang Sharbaton Ka” along with Chinmayee Sreepada. The romantic track also has another version rendered by Arijith Singh.

Another addictive number “Hey Mr.DJ” a popular favorite at clubs sung by Benny Dayal,Shalmali and Shefali Alvaris sets the tone of the entertainment one can expect from the masala-comedy.Followed by another dance track Dhating Naach , a complete Mumbaiya number with dhol,whistles et al.

If the songs are anything to go by, the film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi has paisa-vasool written all over it.

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

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Saturday, September 14, 2013: Ayushmann Khurrana has now been signed on by technology brand, XOLO. The brand will also partner him on his single, O Heeriye!

The song showcases XOLO’s tablet. In the music video, Ayushmann uses its versatile capabilities to jot down his thoughts, using the stylus, and taking selfies with his girlfriend in the video.

Speaking about the association, Ayushmann said, ‘I’m very happy to be associated with XOLO. It is exciting to see the brand XOLO bring the Next Level technology to India. I myself am a gadget freak and I find XOLO products to be right up there when it comes to smartphones & tablets technology. Also, really glad, they are partnering me and YRF Music on my next single, O Heeriye!’

Sunil Raina, Head of XOLO, adds, ‘Ayushmann’s journey as an artiste and performer resonates with our brand vision of continuously exploring the next level of technology. Ayushmann himself is a savvy tech user and is extremely demanding of his devices. Today, we aim to bring newer, more inspiring technology experiences to a wider audience – we are confident our association with Ayushmann will establish a strong connect with our customers.’

The multi-faceted Actor, Singer – Ayushmann Khurrana, is known as much for his music as he’s loved for his acting. After the hit Paani da Rang & Saddi Galli that swept all the awards, he’s back with his first ever single, O Heeriye! He teams up with his long-time friend and composer, Rochak Kohli [who has collaborated on both the earlier tracks] and goes beyond Bollywood with a single of his own. Ayushmann has also penned the lyrics of this track.

O Heeriye! is a soft-rock love ballad that expresses Ayushmann’s feeling for his love. Releasing his single under the YRF Music banner, what makes it special is that it’s scheduled to launch on his birthday, September 14th, almost as his back-present to all his fans.

To catch the music video, click: http://youtu.be/8K2Vz9iQorc

Download the song from iTunes: http://bit.ly/1aUSAp5

To enjoy O Heeriye song on your mobile, sms OH to 53131 (from India),
or visit m.yashrajfilms.com

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Hrithik Roshan and Bobby Deol have a good conversation over kids.

Hrithik Roshan and Bobby Deol have known each other for very long.

Recently when Hrithik was teaching his kids Hrehaan and Hridhaan how to cycle in the lanes of juhu, bobby deol was passing and he stopped by to talk to hrithik.

Hrithik and Bobby got into a conversation discussing about their kids. They were discussing about their studies, extra curricular activities..etc. Infact bobby said that his kids Aryaman and Dharam have been also learning to ride a cycle.

A source adds: Hrithik and Bobby have known each other for a long time they are rarely seen together in public. However, an insider reveals that they have very much been in touch. “They know each other since they were kids. They can’t be called very close friends, but they share a good rapport,

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Playback Singer Madhushree conducted Aarti at 92.7 Big FM’s Big Green Ganesha pandal

Renowned bollywood singer Madhushree graced 92.7 Big FM’s Big Green Ganesha pandal at Korum Mall, Thane today. The vivacious singer conducted Maha-aarti at the BIG Green Ganesha pandal and also mesmerized the audience by singing a song from her newly launched album. She lend her support to this noble campaign and shared her concern towards the need for an eco-friendly environment.

About BIG Green Ganesha Campaign:

92.7 Big FM, India’s No. 1 FM radio network has entered its sixth edition of the Big Green Ganesha Campaign (BGGC). BGGC is an award winning initiative which aims at instilling a sense of responsibility amongst citizens towards creating a better environment by celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in an eco-friendly fashion.

The 2013 campaign is themed ‘Ashta-Vinayak’, where eight unique eco-friendly paper mâché Ganesha idols have been installed at the eight different locations.. In addition, the campaign also aims to set a record by collecting the maximum number of old newspapers from a single location and enter the prestigious ‘Limca Book of Records’. With the installation of 30 Ganesha Pandals, the campaign will be spread across 8 cities with the setting up of 48 paper mâché idols.

~ Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with 92.7 Big FM, India’s No.1 radio Network between 9th to 13th September 2013! ~

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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