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Glitzy & Glamorous & “BOLD BOLLYWOOD”Affair!

‘Bold Bollywood’ produced by Shabana Hashmi under the banner Zahara productions will be directed by Rikshhit Matta.

On the launch of “Zahara Productions” announces it maiden venture ‘Bold Bollywood’ with grandeur !

With A special performance tribute paid to the talented actresses our Bollywood has lost; Parveen Babi, Divya Bharti and Jiah Khan…

Zahara Productions founded by Ms. Shabana Hashmi makes a foray in the entertainment Industry by announcing its maiden venture ‘Bold Bollywood’ with great pomp and show .

The star cast of ‘Bold Bollywood’; Hazel Keech, Rajpal Yadav, Sandeepa Dhar, Shweta Bharadwaj, Manoj Joshi,music by sanjeev darshan were all present at the grand glitzy launch of the production house & the announcement of its maiden venture.

The three gorgeous ladies looked beautiful

‘Bold Bollywood’ produced by Shabana Hashmi under the banner Zahara productions will be directed by Rikshhit Matta.

The launch was a grandeur affair with surprise performances, the highlight being a tribute given to Parveen Babi, Divya Bharti and Jiah Khan the talented actresses our Bollywood has lost, a dance sequence choreographed by Sudhakar Deva, brother of the dancing icon Prabhudeva.

After the unveiling of the logo of Zahara productions, Ms. Shabana Hashmi personally introduced the star cast & spoke about the company’s ideologies, “We want to create an experience. We want to create global content with Desi flavor.”

The star cast spoke about the film & were pretty much excited about the project.

Rikshhit Matta presented a surprise attempt,of the performance a Brilliant attempt indeed!

Guests Present to wish the zahara productions were -Amy Billimoria looked gorgeous in a blue jumpsuit,Kavitta verma,Tanya Malik ,Music Duo Sanjeev darshan,Shravan Rathod,

We shall eagerly be waiting for ‘Bold Bollywood’ to hit the making and then the theatres. Thumps up Ms. Hashmi!

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!

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Making people dance to her tunes is her favorite thing!

We are talking about model- actor – DJ Shillpi Sharma… the big thing in the clubs!

You love a DJ… but you definitely respect a female DJ. With her Bollywood debut opposite Sunny Deol in ‘Jo Bole So Nihal’, Shillpi pursued her passion in music & turned out to be a hit in the clubs overnight as the most sought after DJ in the country.

Playing deep house, progressive, tech, commercial & Bollywood music in the clubs all over the country, Shillpi single handedly makes the music lovers dance to her tunes, churning best music in the clubs.

Personifying feminism in all the senses, Shillpi despite apprehensions from her family & friends, took her passion for music to another level & with her perseverance & her novelty she carved a niche for herself in the field of music & Disc jockeying.

Starting her career by acting in TV commercials for brands like HSBC, McDonalds, Park Avenue & has been a face for the leading soap brand ‘Pears’ for 5 years, doing a sizzling music video for UNIVERSAL with Harry Anand, Shillpi Sharma got her golden ticket to silver screen starring opposite Sunny Deol in ‘Jo Bole So Nihal’.

Ever aspiring Shillpi gives a message to all the women, “It’s never too late to be what you could have been. I am independent, doing what I love & living my life to the fullest. I feel proud being a female DJ in the industry & the love & respect your audiences give you.”

Surely who wouldn’t love making people dance to her tunes?

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KVS Manian, President - Consumer Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Mandira Bedi launch ‘Kotak Junior’ (Photo 3)
Kotak Mahindra Bank Instills Early Savings Habit In Children

Launches ‘Kotak Junior’ savings bank account for children

Associates with Indian Idol Junior as Sponsor, and unveils new television commercial

Mumbai, June, 20, 2013: Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) today announced the launch of a specially designed savings bank account for children – ‘Kotak Junior’ to encourage them to save smartly from an early age. Kotak Junior offering is for children in the age group of 0-18 years. The account comes with several unique features like a first of its kind membership card for children, and rewards programme which appeals to the young audience. Additionally, KMB also launched a 10-year Recurring Deposit, intended to provide a long term financial savings programme for children.

With the new savings bank value proposition – Kotak Junior, parents can now build a long term savings corpus for the child. Through Kotak Junior, parents can easily deposit money at regular intervals, invest those in Recurring Deposits, and even have a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) into mutual funds.

KMB is a sponsor of the popular talent show for children ‘Indian Idol Junior’, and on the occasion, also launched a new television commercial that highlights how today’s children are conscious about saving money. The commercial was unveiled by Mr. KVS Manian, President – Consumer Banking and Ms. Mandira Bedi, Bollywood actor and popular host of Indian Idol Junior.

KVS Manian, President – Consumer Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank said, “We are delighted to launch Kotak Junior – a savings bank product which enables parents to plan a long term savings program for their child. Our long term Recurring Deposits, Term Deposits, SIPs, etc. ensure regular and hassle free savings for a bright future for their children. We are providing them a platform to channelise their habit of saving money.”

Manian added, “In line with the spirit of our customised value proposition for the child and to convey this message to a wider audience nationally, we have associated with Indian Idol Junior, and our new commercial communicates the message ‘how today’s children are smarter in understanding money.”

Mandira Bedi, Bollywood actor and host of Indian Idol Junior, said, “Being a mother, I believe that having a dedicated account for one’s child helps immensely. We want our child to understand the value of money, and the importance of ‘savings’ for their brighter tomorrow. Kotak Junior is well crafted for parents like me. I compliment Kotak Mahindra Bank for introducing Kotak Junior”.

Kotak Junior comes bundled with a host of benefits like book vouchers, tickets for kids’ movies, discount vouchers for several establishments, etc.

About Kotak Mahindra Bank

Established in 1985, the Kotak Mahindra group is one of India’s leading financial services conglomerates. In February 2003, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. (KMFL), the group’s flagship company, received banking license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). With this, KMFL became the first non-banking finance company in India to become a bank – Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

Kotak Mahindra Bank offers complete retail financial solutions for varied customer requirements. The Savings Account goes beyond the traditional role of savings and provides a range of services through a comprehensive suite of investment services and other transactional conveniences like Online Shopping, Bill Payments, ASBA, Netc@rd, ActivMoney (Automatic TD sweep-in and Sweep-out) etc. The Bank also offers an Investment Account where Mutual Fund investments are recorded and can be viewed in a consolidated fashion across fund houses & schemes. One can purchase, redeem, switch and even make systematic investments in Mutual Fund Schemes of over 20 Indian Mutual Fund houses. All this can be availed through Internet or phone banking services. The Bank also offers loan products such as Home Loans, Personal Loans, Commercial Vehicle Loans, etc. Keeping in mind the diverse needs of the Business Community, Kotak Mahindra Bank offers comprehensive business solutions that include Current Account, Trade Services, Cash Management Services and Credit facilities. Kotak Mahindra Bank has over 440 branches and over 986 ATMs spread across 258 locations in the country. The Bank has the products, the experience, the infrastructure and most importantly the commitment to deliver pragmatic, end-to-end solutions that really work.


Newbie Rekha Rana admires Sunny leone’s Fitness.

Newbie Rekha Rana will be seen in an upcoming film based on women empowerment, produced and directed by Kumar Raj of kumar Raj production. Rekha Rana is a fan of sunny leone’s fitness. Rekha recalls they used to workout in the gym and had spent some good Moments Together. Rekha adds “Sunny has a very friendly nature, and i admire her a lot as being an international face, she’s making her big in bollywood”.
Rekha adds ‘sunny follows a hardcore fitness regime’ and she used to take fitness tips from her, and has helped her a lot in getting in shape. She followed a good diet as had to play a local Banjara women. Rekha has revealed that she was on complete vegetarian diet till the end of the shoot. Rekha adds,“ Yoga helped me to keep myself fit during the shoot of the film, as had no other option of gym.
According to sources rekha has given a power pack performance in the film and the film has received lot of appreciation in various film festivals, kumar Raj and his entire team has lot of hopes from the film and feel that the audience would like it and give them a good response.

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Hrithk Roshan’s jacket fetches 11,000 Dirham (approx 1.79lakh)

When Rohit Roy organized an auction to help out a training centre for kids with special needs, many Bollywood celebrities came ahead and parted with their belongings for the same. Dubai has always showered Bollywood with Love and Affection. So the phenomenal response at the auction in Dubai comes as no surprise.

While most belongings fetched 10,000 to 11,000 Dirham, it was fascinating that the highest bid went up for Hrithik Roshan’s Diesel jacket that fetched 11,000 Dirham (Rs 1.79 lakh approx).

Other noticeable bids at the event include Ranbir’s leather jacket (worn in Rockstar, 2011) – 10,000 Dirham, Salman’s blue shirt and trousers – 10,000 Dirham, Deepika Padukone’s cocktail dress from Race 2 – 8,000 Dirham and Kareena Kapoor’s salwar kameez from Heroine – 10,000 Dirham amongst others.

When contacted Rohit Roy, he confirmed the same.


SAB TV’s FIR brings to you a spine-chilling Zombie sequence!

For the first time ever, SAB TV brings to its viewers the joy of experiencing a zombie attack. Its popular show FIR will be soon telecasting an interesting sequence that will leave the viewers thoroughly entertained.

The track unfolds with an unusual case that comes Inspector Jwalamukhi Chautala’s way. It seems like there has been some sort of a zombie invasion and they are killing people around town one by one, thus turning them all into zombies. Courageous and undaunted by anything, Inspector Jwalamukhi steps forward to solve this case under any circumstance. What she doesn’t know is what is in store for her. Soon with the help of Inspector Gopinath Gandola, when she gets to know of an Inspector who amongst them is a zombie himself, she decides to take this matter into her own hands and confront him. However, the zombie scare turns out to be true and Jwalamukhi gets bitten, only to turn into a zombie herself.

With a sequence of power-packed performances and transformative avatars that the stars get into, on FIR, the episode is all set to have the audiences completely soaked into the thought of ‘what happens next’!

Speaking of the sequence, an excited Chitrashi Rawat stated, “ It was so much fun shooting for this episode. It is a concept that the Indian television space hasn’t really ventured into much. From stepping into the get-up of a zombie to acting like one, everything about this sequence was absolutely great. The viewers are definitely in for a treat with this episode and I’m sure that they will all definitely enjoy watching it.”

Will Gopinath, Billu, Pappu and Malpuwa be able to help Inspector Jwalamukhi get rid of her zombie possession? Or will they all turn into zombies themselves? Well, we hear that there is a hero amongst them all. To know more, continue watching FIR and get absolutely entertained!

Tune into FIR to catch up on all the excitement and power-packed performances from Monday to Friday at 10:30 pm only on SAB TV!


Actress Sakshi Tanwar’s starring Bawra Mann will open 2nd Bangalore Shorts Film Festival on 22 June 2013

Cinema is the part of our lives. Society & cinema both cross & impact each other. One hand it gives entertainment & on other hand it inspires us to up the challenges like our heroes & heroines in movies. Cinema is too much into our lives now a days.

To set new standards in the league Miniboxoffice is conducting Bangalore Shorts Film Festival to be held in Bangalore on 22 June 2013. It’s a movement to recognize & popularize the work of young & experienced filmmakers from across the India & world. The humble journey of BSFF was begun in year 2012 to mark the 100 years celebration of Indian cinema & to salute the contribution of the Kannada film industry towards the development of cinema in India. The festival provide platform to aspiring and professional filmmakers for showcasing their talent with networking & marketing opportunities in film industry.

The festival objective is to create short films culture in India, promotion of upcoming filmmakers, developing sources of revenue generation for short films and to make short film making a commercial enterprise.

In BSFF-13 Shorts films, animation, documentary & music video makers are the main participants while the audience consists people from media & films including students & aspirants. This festival has received total of 187 films this year. Out of which 45 films get shortlisted & many of them will get screening during festival. To name few film of BSFF-13 are Bawra Mann directed by Mitu staring Sakshi Tanwar tells the story of women desire, The dilemma directed by Sushil bhati shows the inner conflict of a person who is doing something & wants something else, Sando Da directed by Abhirup Ghosh is about an aspiring detective, Tales of the Road tell road story in very exciting way & movie line Adwait Sangeet, Saher, Jo Jo Jaali are the main attraction.

The time festival programming will be the delight to treat with films from Spain, Germany, Brasil, Russia, US & from almost every region of India. The festival jury includes national award winning director Mr.Unni Vijayan and documentary filmmaker Mr.Amit Mitra while selection panel includes professionals from academics & industry.

BSFF-12 was a great success with huge participation of filmmakers from across the country & abroad. BSFF-13 aim is to even bigger & better with the participation from filmmakers. This year festival will introduce more workshops & master classes. The Miniboxoffice HL meet will be the highlight for those filmmakers who want to venture into feature film production informed by festiva director Rambhul Singh

BSFF-13 is organized by India’s only independent film festival organizing company Miniboxoffice. BSFF-13 provides networking & contact building opportunities to filmmakers. BSFF-13 also giving marketing & distribution facility for filmmakers which no other festival in India is providing. Miniboxoffice has established festivals in Delhi, Noida, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bhopal & few more festivals are coming up. Our all festivals have completed 1 or 2 edition.

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Rambhul Singh
Festival Director



Aamir Khan all praise for Raanjhanaa

Producer Krishika Lulla was in for a pleasant surprise as superstar Aamir Khan messaged her praising the trailer and music of her upcoming release Raanjhanaa ,directed by Aanand L Rai and starring Dhanush,Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol.

Confirming the news says producer Krishika Lulla, “Yes Aamir did message me, as he watched the promo and really liked it…It’s a huge compliment coming from someone like Aamir Khan ,who is a perfectionist at his art…He also said that he is looking forward to watching the movie and the feedback is very encouraging”.

The actor not only reached out to producer Krishika Lulla but also posted about the film on his official Facebook page -Apart from Aamir, several other names have voiced their support towards the film including Ranveer Singh,Shilpa Shetty,David and Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra to name a few.

With music composed by A.R Rahman, Eros International’s Raanjhanaa directed by Aanand L Rai, starring Dhanush , Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol will release 21st June 2013.


Akshay Kumar created mass frenzy at Birmingham last Friday. The only Bollywood face seen at the historic India-Pakistan match in the UK, Akshay was the cynosure of all eyes when he descended on the Edbgaston Stadium, accompanied by a non-industry friend from New York and Tanuj Garg, CEO – Balaji Motion Pictures.

The association of the forthcoming ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara’ with the ICC Champion’s Trophy, which was organised by Balaji, was a first-of-its-kind, with not a single film or star managing such an integration other than OUATIM Dobara.

“Akshay’s character (Shoaib) is a cricket fanatic in the film, which explains why the producers decided to send him for this match. Even the opening shot of the film’s trailer sees his character attending an India-Pakistan match. The India-Pakistan match was the best platform to garner visibility,” says a source close to the film.

On reaching the stadium at 10.30am, Akshay was ushered straight in to the ICC Hospitality Enclosure from where he saw the match. Those seated in the stadium and the millions watching the match on television were treated to multiple shots of Akshay enjoying the on-field ‘war’, as the cameras panned on him. On completion of the first forty overs, he was invited on the ground by Sanjay Manjrekar to talk about the keenly awaited sequel, releasing on August 15.

Being a cricket lover in real life as well, Akshay cut his holiday short by flying from New York to London just for the match. A private jet then flew him from London to Birmingham, where the match was held.


Successful Launch of Bar Nights @ Bungalow 9

Thursday, June 20, 2013: A fascinating blend of tranquil ambience, dramatic food presentations and gracious service is what created the aura at Bungalow 9 on the eve of Launch of Bar Nights. The event was managed by Salad Entertainment.

Bungalow 9 successfully introduced their Bar Nights! with immerse celebrity support & with a a wide range of drinks within an exquisite setting – it was a perfect place to unwind oneself after a tough day at work. Be it a meet-cute, a romantic evening with your partner or simply spending quality time with your loved ones, Bungalow 9 offered an unforgettable experience to all their celebrity guests.

List of celebrities attended: Nandita Mahtani, Oenny, Dino morea, Rocky S, Karisham Tanna, Hrishant Goswami, Kareem Morani, Sanjay Gupta, Mukul Deora, Aki Narula, Tusshar Kapoor, Pia Trivedi, Sana Khan.


Bollywood stars Manoj Joshi, Rajiv Ruia and Sunil Omprakash 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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Ramee Grand Hotels brings to you the ‘Steam & Roast’ Festival at Oriental Fusion

Pune 2013: Ramee Grand, the only 5 star Boutique Hotel in Deccan is celebrating the ‘Steam & Roast’ festival in their Oriental Fusion Restaurant from 21st June 2013 to 30th June 2013. The festival is on for Lunch between 12:30 to 3; 00 pm and for Dinner between 7:30 pm till 11:00 pm.

“Oriental Fusion is serving an absolute new menu which is deliciously light and healthy. Master Chef ‘Prasenjit Majumder’ has handpicked dishes that are steamed, grilled, smoked and roasted for subtle flavors and sublime lightness. I hope our guest would enjoy the light food at Oriental Fusion”, said Mr. SubhadeepDatta, GM of Ramee Grand Hotel.

The roasted dishes includeRoasted Lamb with Pickled Chilli, Prawns Wrapped in Spinach,Pan Roasted Fish with Wild Pepperand many more. As we all know, words are never enough to describe the experience of biting into a sumptuous Steamed Chicken, Chives Dumpling (momos)and Roast Chicken on bone with Herbal Salt. The Steam & Roast Festival also offers a mouth watering Vegetarian spread including Steamed Pakchoy and Corn Dumpling, Roasted Almond, Green Clear Soup and Clay Bowl Vegetables in Smoked Pepper Sauce. To complete the meal Oriental Fusion offers delicious desserts which include the Pan Roasted Caramelized Apple with creamy water chestnut. Now who wouldn’t want a Steam & Roast treat in this monsoon climate?

Menu Comprise :

Lunch- (12:30 pm to 03:00 pm)

Soup – 02 (Veg & Non Veg), Dim sum – 02 (Veg & Non Veg), Sushi – 02 (Veg & Non Veg), Starters – 06 (Veg 3& Non Veg 03), Salad – 08 (Veg 06 & Non Veg 02), Non Veg Main Course – 04, Veg Main Course – 05, Dal Preparation, Rice Preparation – 02, Noodles On request, Assorted Indian Breads, 03 Indian Desserts, 03 Western Desserts & Choices of Ice creams

Dinner-(7.30 pm hrs until 11:00 pm)

Soup – 02 (Veg & Non Veg), Dim sum – 02 (Veg & Non Veg), Sushi – 02 (Veg & Non Veg), Starters – 08 (Veg 04& Non Veg 04), Salad – 08 (Veg 06 & Non Veg 02), Non Veg Main Course – 04, Veg Main Course – 05, Dal Preparation, Rice Preparation – 02, Noodles On request, Assorted Indian Breads, 03 Indian Desserts, 04 Western Desserts & Choices of Ice creams

Ramee Grand- Pune

Ramee group of Hotels, known for its hospitality and state-of the art amenities enters the Pune hospitality industry with the launch of its new hotel “Ramee Grand”. A 5 star boutique property, located in the heart of the city at Shivajinagar, the new Ramee Grand is spread over 20,000 sqft, with 88 rooms, 3 F&B outlets & Banqueting facilities divided into 8 floors.

About Ramee Group of Hotels

Ramee Group of Hotels, Resort and apartment consist of 33 leading business and leisure hotels located in the cities Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Tirupati, Bahrain and Oman. Ramee Group is entering the Pune Market with the launch of Ramee Grand. The Ramee group of hotels is known as the strongest upcoming hotel chain in Middle-east and India. Whether it’s a vacation, adventure, spiritual or business trip Ramee Group of Hotels ensures a contentedly luxurious stay for its customers from within the country and overseas. The group is continuing to grow in the hospitality industry with a target to achieve 50 hotels within the next 3 years.

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