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RAY-BAN NEVER HIDE SOUNDS 2013 CELEBRATED THE GRAND EVENT IN MUMBAI

Live power packed performance by five upcoming bands & seasoned artists

Mumbai, November 30, 2013: Ray-Ban Never Hide Sounds 2013, the nationwide hunt for the best bands came to its final destination in Mumbai on November 30, 2013. Hard Rock Café witnessed a night of music filled with energy and unmatched enthusiasm. Upcoming bands Parvaaz, Frisky Pints, Life, Rang, Nasya along with their seasoned mentors Benny Dayal, Raghu Dixit, Shilpa Rao, Uday Benegal and Harshdeep Kaur played to a house full of music lovers, an audience that reflected the spirit of the city.

“Ray-Ban Never Hide Sounds 2013” is an extension of Ray-Ban’s ‘Envision Campaign’ which celebrates the Never Hide spirit: the boldness to be yourself and freely express your beliefs and personality. This year “Ray-Ban Never Hide Sounds 2013” in association with MTV witnessed selected bands from various genres, perform across cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Ray-Ban Never Hide Sounds is an initiative to promote upcoming bands and give them a platform to perform and be recognized for their talent. MTV’s popular VJ’s Gaelyn and Ranvijay set the mood for everyone to enjoy every bit of what was to be presented – a dazzling and glamorous night was set on fire with mind boggling performances by the five bands.

Talking about the grand finale, Shirley Gong, Ray-Ban Business Manager, Emerging Markets said, “Ray -Ban Never Hide Sounds is an initiative to put forth upcoming talent. This year we were set out to search the most unique and talented voices across various genres of Music. I’m delighted to see that this approach has brought a brand new dimension to the latest edition and we have successfully completed this musical journey”

After the city gigs in five cities across country, the event finally culminated in Mumbai celebrating music in a grand way. The selected bands will get an exclusive opportunity to be featured in a TV series on MTV soon.

For more information contact:

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Luxottica

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Luxottica Group S.p.A.

Luxottica Group is a leader in premium, luxury and sports eyewear with approximately 7,000 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa, Latin America and Europe, and a strong, well-balanced brand portfolio. House brands include Ray-Ban, the world’s most famous sun eyewear brand, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette, while licensed brands include Giorgio Armani, Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Starck Eyes,Tiffany and Versace. In addition to a global wholesale network involving 130 different countries, the Group manages leading retail chains in major markets, including LensCrafters Pearle Vision and ILORI in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Asia-Pacific, LensCrafters in China, GMO in Latin America and Sunglass Hut worldwide. The Group’s product are designed and manufactured at its six manufacturing plants in Italy, two wholly owned plants in the People’s Republic of China, one plant in Brazil and one plant in the United States devoted to the production of sports eyewear. In 2012, Luxottica Group posted net sales of more than €7.0 billion. Additional information on the Group is available at www.luxottica.com.

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Axalta Coating Systems Rebrands DuPont Refinish as Cromax®

Mumbai, December 2, 2013: – Axalta Coating Systems revealed the new brand name for its popular product DuPont Refinish, a leading global brand of automotive refinish systems. Now DuPont Refinish will be known as Cromax®, a brand build for performance.Along with the new name, the product will also be readily identified by its bold new logo – a visual representation of the brand’s spirit. The rebranding of Cromax® is part of Axalta’s on-going commitment to its customers of offering products that are high in quality and performance. The Cromax® name and the vibrant new logo will provide a fresh, new look to company’s tremendous line of refinish products. These products have been the preferred choice of thousands of loyal body shop customers, distributors and importers involved in the refinish business around the world.

On the occasion of the launch, Mr.Shaver, Chairman and CEO of Axalta Coating Systems explained, “Cromax® is already an established, well-known product name in our key markets. We are elevating the Cromax® name to include a portfolio of products. Together, these products provide choices to our customers to support them from the front of the body shop to the back.”

Across the globe, the Cromax® family of brands is well-known for its improved productivity. The products under this brand name are engineered for easy, quick and accurate applications. Cromax® now includes all the great product lines that have been part of the DuPont Refinish franchise. These are Cromax® Pro, and Centari. All the attributes of the individual product lines will remain the same: the same quality, formulations and technology will continue to provide customers with innovative solutions – a promise Axalta is always going to keep. Although the introduction of the new Cromax® name occurs today, the complete roll out of the new Cromax® identity, across the entire portfolio of products will take some time. This announcement is the first step in this exciting journey. In the coming months, more information about Cromax® will be communicated. The new Cromax® product labels will begin to appear in 2014, subject to locations. In the meantime, all products, color tools and other resources with the DuPont Refinish name would continue to be used by importers, distributors and body shop customers.

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Dubai Royalty lends yacht for Welcome Back shoot

Firoz A Nadiadwala’s Welcome Back directed by Anees Bazmee is turning out to be amongst the most expensive films to be shot , given the overseas locations the makers have chosen to shoot at.

News has it that the royal family of Dubai have made an exception and have given the film consent to shoot a pivotal scene on their personal yacht , a one of its kind , lavish with 2 customized helipads.

Confirming the news says Firoz A Nadiadwala, “It will be for the first time that this yacht will be featured in a film. It is a lavish one and has an open- air swimming pool and 50 staff members and two helipads. I’ve known the family for years”. Adding that, “Director Anees Bazmee and I have visited the yacht and made arrangements. We are planning to shoot with aerial cameras.”

Produced by Firoz A Nadiadwala,Welcome Back directed by Anees Bazmee is scheduled to release 2014.

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The recently released song titled ‘Malang’ from Aamir Khan’s next Dhoom 3 has created a stir among the audiences.

Even though only a 30 second teaser of the song has been released, it has managed to be stuck in the mind of the audiences.

A lot of Aamir’s friends and family have requested the actor to show them the entire song. They have expressed to the actor how they have not had enough of only the 30 second cut promo of the song and are very keen to watch the entire piece.

The glimpse of Aamir in his all new gymnast avatar in the song has been loved by friends and family of the actor but they cannot wait to watch and enjoy the entire song.

Maalang is a grand song made on a huge scale. It is easily one of the most expensive songs in Bollywood and has quipped the interest of audiences.

Such a marketing strategy of only sampling content as 30 seconders has never been tried in Bollywood. Aamir and Aditya Chopra are the marketing geniuses of the industry and they believe in less is more out of respect for the intelligence of the audience, who are put off by excessive marketing.

However, the makers of Dhoom 3 are only releasing a 30 seconder teaser of all songs. They want the audience to come in the theaters and enjoy the entire song on the big screens.

The film is set to hit theaters on 20th december.

Spokesperson of the film further adds, “The song Malang has created a stir amongst the audiences. Infact friends and family close to Aamir Khan have put in a special request for the actor to show them the entire song as they cannot wait until the song releases in theaters on 20th December”.

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KEROVIT ropes in Bollywood Actress Nargis Fakhri as its Brand Ambassador

India’s largest and premium Wall and Floor Tile manufacturer Kajaria Ceramics Limited launches its exclusive sanitary brand, KEROVIT – affordable luxury at its best.

New Delhi, December 02, 2013: KEROVIT by Kajaria Ceramics Limited has roped in Bollywood diva of Rockstar and Madras Cafe fame, Ms. Nargis Fakhri, as its Brand Ambassador. The brand association will be for the next two years. KEROVIT has been pegged as a fashionable and elegantly in-vogue, white-ware ceramic sanitary brand which boasts an exhaustive range of innovative designs coupled with international quality materials – all at affordable price points.

KEROVIT’s product range comprises of Wash Basins, WCs and touch free dual flush concealed cisterns (flush tanks) complemented by an enviable range of designer control panels to choose from.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rishi Kajaria (JMD), Kajaria Ceramics Limited, commented, “KEROVIT is synonymous with a blend of simply elegant aesthetics, enduring style and subtle luxury. Our association with the young Bollywood thespian, Ms. Nargis Fakhri is an apt extension of the brand’s core identity. Nargis has emerged as a promising new hallmark of raw talent, sophistication, élan and affability, which resonates perfection in terms of a brand fit for Kerovit. The fact that she is a seamless blend of both western and Indian cultures, also enhances the brand connect because Kerovit represents international appeal. Kerovit’s product portfolio is designed to cater to the aspirations of our discerning consumers by providing them with stylish, classic, innovative yet economical bath solutions.”

“Kajaria has always been on the forefront of innovation, trust and customer satisfaction. It has outperformed the market by winning the “Superbrand” award seven times in a row, a first in the industry. KEROVIT is a logical extension to the promptness and speed with which we cater to the continuous and ever evolving consumer trends and surpass their expectations.” he added.

KEROVIT products are available in all authorized Kajaria Ceramics Limited dealerships, at prices starting from INR 1,500.

About Kajaria Ceramics Limited.

For over 25 years, the brand Kajaria has become synonymous with innovation and customer satisfaction. Today, the company has become a household name for tiling solutions and continues to delight consumers’ delight with perfection. Kajaria is the only company in the tile industry to receive the “Superbrand’ award seven times in a row. It has also been conferred with “Asia’s Most Promising Brand” award in the Premium Tile Category and is the most certified ceramic tile company in the world.

Kajaria Ceramics Limited is the largest Wall & Floor Tile manufacturing company in India with a capacity of 45.2 million sq. metres per annum and has a turnover of over Rs. 1700 crores. The company has seven manufacturing plants, one each in Sikandrabad (UP), Gailpur (Rajasthan), Vijayawada (AP) and four in Morbi (Gujarat). Kajaria has a pan-India presence with a strong distribution network of about 6000 dealers and their sub-dealers.; along with 23 offices-cum-display centres.

Over the years the pace of technological advancement has increased in momentum. New techniques such as digital technology are diligently applied to create tiles that stand apart. Kajaria offers more than 1000 options of Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiles, Polished Vitrified Tiles, and Glazed Vitrified Tiles to the discerning customer. Kajaria also recently forayed into sanitary-ware by launching their in-house brand ‘Kerovit’. The brand promises to showcase an extensive range of international quality, elegant and classic ceramic-ware for the discerning customer.

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AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2014 CONTINUES TO THRILL FANS, LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE MOBILE APP

Fans to enjoy live matches, scores, draws, players list, and access latest tournament news at the touch of a button

Chennai, December 02, 2013: Tennis enthusiasts who pursue matches and scores ball by ball can rest assured that they can catch the hottest action from the Aircel Chennai Open 2014 at the touch of a button. The 19th edition of the Aircel Chennai Open is all set to charm fans as it takes advantage of the latest mobile technology and goes hi-tech. The organisers of the tournament today announced the launch of an exclusive new mobile application for fans. India and South Asia’s Premier ATP World Tour tennis event, scheduled to be held at Chennai’s SDAT Stadium from December 30th 2013 to January 5th 2014.

Launched in partnership with leading mobile consulting and development firm Hakuna Matata Solutions Pvt. Ltd, the app will give users an opportunity to enjoy all the action as it happens in Chennai. Live matches, scores, draws, players list, and the latest tournament news will now be available on the go.

The android, iphone and windows compatible application can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play Store on https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chennai-open/id589444405?mt=8 and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chennaiopen&hl=en (android phone) and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chennaiopen.tablet (android tablet) respectively.

Technological enhancements geared towards spectators and players have introduced a new level of excitement and competitiveness to the sport.

Mr.Gengarajan, Director, Hakuna Matata Solutions Pvt. Ltd said, “Aircel Chennai Open is yet another feather on our vivid hat. It is indeed a happy moment for all of us in pronouncing Aircel Chennai Open into the hands of sport enthusiasts. We are the generation that has witnessed the transformation from Desktop to Mobile in visible terms and we found this pulse at the right time and we made sure that you’re not in anyway disappointed to track and feel every moment of sweat the players gonna invest to achieve a trophy!”

Commenting about the partnership, Mr. Ashu Jindal, COO, IMG Reliance said, “The Aircel Chennai Open has always believed in presenting fans with new ways to follow, enjoy and connect with the tournament. We are glad to be taking advantage of the mobile revolution and launch this exciting application for Aircel Chennai Open 2014. Tennis fans across the world can now follow their favourite stars and their matches ball by ball. The application was a huge success last year and we are confident this year will be even better.”

The 19th edition of Aircel Chennai Open has one of the strongest playing fields ever featuring an impressive line-up of tennis players including top 20 players Stanislas Wawrinka, Mikhail Youzhny, Fabio Fognini and defending champion Janko Tipsarevic among others. Both Indian and International participants will compete for the coveted title.

The Title Sponsor for the tournament is Aircel and the event is supported by a consortium of sponsors in the Platinum and Gold category.

About Aircel Chennai Open 2014:

The USD 450,000 Aircel Chennai Open, owned by IMG and operated and organised by IMG Reliance, is India’s and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event. Started in 1996, by IMG, a global leader in sports management and marketing, the event has completed successful years of existence, branding Chennai and India on the global tennis map thus creating a legacy of sorts of promoting international tennis in India. Winner of the prestigious ATP’s Player Services Award of Excellence (2006) for its outstanding organization and wonderful hospitality towards the participants and ATP’s Best Marketing Award (2008), the tournament has acquired the status of a much sought-after tennis event for both players and fans alike in the International tennis circuit. The 19th edition of the event in India and 18th in Chennai will be held from December 30, 2013 to January 5, 2014 at the SDAT Tennis stadium in Nungambakkam, Chennai. The tournament is conducted in Chennai under the aegis of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and is organised with the active collaboration of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA).

About Hakuna Matata Solutions Pvt Ltd:

Hakuna Matata Solutions is an eight year old leading mobile application consulting and development firm located in Chennai, India. Hakuna matata works closely with clientele to form long term mobile strategy and executes that across mobile platforms. Being one of the early starters in mobile revolution, hakuna matata solutions has helped organizations to conceptualize, design, develop and launch mobile applications across platforms in multiple countries. Our key focus is to help enterprises identify business problems which could be solved effectively and efficiently using our software solutions. Hakuna matata invests substantially in R & D to leverage latest technologies and methodologies around the world to build cost – efficient and high quality software solutions to clients.

About IMG Reliance:

In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis–at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

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After being highly appreciated in Commando and Force, actor Vidyut Jamwal, made a special appearance in the recently released film, Bullet Raja.

The actor agreed to do the cameo only for the action sequences and for his equation with the director Tigmanshu Dhulia.

Even though it was a guest role in the film, trade analysts as well as audiences felt that his performance was highly impactful and strong.

Since it was a cameo, Vidyut had very limited screen time and in that much time, the action hero of the industry managed to grab the attention of the audiences in a great way.

Vidyut Jammwal is luminous in a cameo. He adds solid muscle to the post-interval portions. – Taran Adarsh

Vidyut Jamwal is extraordinary in the stunts and actions scenes – Komal Nahata

Vidyut says “I am overwhelmed with the positive response I have been receiving. A big thanks to the audiences and the critics”

Vidyut Jamwal will also be seen in the next projects of Raj Kumar Santoshi, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Ram Madhwani.

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Varun in a dark comedy thriller !

Varun Dhawan has passed out with flying colors after student of the year. Currently Varun is shooting for his fathers film Tu mera hero and then will start with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania with Alia Bhatt. Varun will after that do a Sriram Raghavan’s untitled dark crime thriller. This film is very different from what Varun has done so far. The film will also see an ensemble cast. His fans now have alot to wait for.

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Vidya Balan’s Bobby Jasoos starts rolling

Mumbai,2nd December,2013:-Born Free Entertainment’s next feature Bobby Jasoos, starring Vidya Balan, started filming on November 23rd,2013 in the picturesque city of Hyderabad.

The film will be shot in one schedule, over a span of 55 days, amongst a host of never seen before real locations that stand testament to the vibrant and royal cultural history of Hyderabad, as it aims to be a summer 2014 release.

Producers, Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha have put together a strong supporting cast that surround Vidya Balan in a pulsating, thrilling and most importantly heartwarming tale of a woman who’s solitary dream is to become the numero uno private eye of her community. This includes Ali Fazal, Arjan Bajwa, Anupriya, Supriya Pathak, Tanvi Azmi, Aakash Dahiya and Rajender Gupta amongst others. Bobby Jasoos also marks the return of Kiran Kumar who has been away from the big screen for sometime and the makers are more than excited to present him in a dynamic new avataar.

With Shantanu Moitra and Swanand Kirkire collaborating on the music of Bobby Jasoos, the music promises to be exceptional with melodies that are long lasting.

Dia says “the idea of Bobby Jasoos was born over a year and a half ago! Today, blessed with an ideal cast and fantastic crew we are ready to roll and nothing gives me more pleasure!!! The actors have been busy in workshops, readings, look tests and their enthusiasm and excitement is palpable. Vidya has ably led from the front and her dedication to preparing for this part is evidence to the fact that she is an actor who continues to respects the craft and is hungry for more despite achieving so much already. I can’t wait for Bobby to be unleashed!!! ”

Sahil adds “When each artiste and crew member approaches their role in the making of a film with a sense of ownership and selflessness, an enviable energy is born and that usually results in an extremely memorable experience and film. We are ready to give it our best and are confident that the audience will find Bobby Jasoos to be well worth the short wait”

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Hrithik Roshan goes on a Vacation
Hrithik Roshan who underwent a surgery in d recent past is still recovering. As he is still recovering his shooting schedules of Bang Bang and Shuddhi are pushed. Reports were saying that he is going to US for a surgery but all the rumours are put to an end after his dad Rakesh Roshan clears all the rumours.
Hrithik Roshan is going on a vacation with his friends and he will get a test done for his recurring headaches there is no surgery that is going to happen in US. He says hrithik will be going to UK First and then he will be going to the US. Rakesh Roshan feels that Hrithik’s health is more important and he is sure money can be manged later on. once Hrithik joins back things will be back on track, as Hrithik will wrap up everything “in six months’ time”.

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The Saree Song by Nakash Aziz

Remembered the songs like ‘Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka’, ‘Mera Jhoota Hai Japani’ or even the sensuous number ‘Choli Ke Piche Kya Hai’, etc. all these songs have one thing in common the reference of clothes. Listeners have always liked those songs in which dupatta, chopi, chunari or choli have been mentioned and those songs have went on to become chartbusters.

The same seems to be the case of ‘Saree Ke fall sa,’ the upcoming song in the film ‘R…Rajkumar’ sung by the upcoming singing sensation Nakash Aziz. The song’s popularity has increased so much that the singer Nakash is on cloud nine. ‘I am excited on getting such kind of response for my song, there was a time when songs on cloths use to be famous like ‘hawa mein urta jaye’ and after a long time this song came ‘Saree ke fall sa.’ For Indian tradition Saree is very significant…may be that why they are liking this song so much,’ Nakash said animatedly.

Nakash Aziz also thanked his one of the favorite mentor Pritam, ‘I am so grateful to Pritam Da, who gave me a chance to sing this song, director Prabhudeva who filmed the song very beautifully, and Shahid Kapoor for performed so brilliantly on this song.’

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Intelligently Entertaining this WORLD HIV Day!

Medscape India in association with Aryan Education & Medical Trust conduct a panel discussion followed by a theme based fashion show!

Do you celebrate something people do not want to talk about? ON World HIV Day, MedscapeIndia in association with Aryan Education & Medical Trust yet again come up with an initiative setting up a forum discussing HIV Awareness & Eradication supported by the Entertainment Industry.

Actress Nagma Morarji, MedscapeIndia Advisory – Social Awareness will participate in the panel discussion with other panelists Dr. Sunita Dube, Chairperson/ Radiologist, Dr. Neeraj Dube – Vice President/ Pathologist, Dr. Nandita Palshetkar – Gynecologist & IVF specialist, Dr. D.G. Saple- Dermatologist/ HIV Expert, Dr. Mamatha Lala-Pediatrician/ HIV Specialist.

A fashion show was organised which had doctors walk the ramp along with the celebrities ,costumes and choreography was by designer khushi sadry

Dr.Sunita Dube and Dr.neeraj Dube walked the ramp and unveiled the trophy Big boss contestant Vivek Mishra opened the show ,Vandana sajnani looked gorgeous and walked along him, Debina Banerjee and Gurmeet were the show stoppers and are on the panel of medscape India and are always supporting all activities of Dr.Sunita Dube , Ashish Sharma , Vishal Patni etc were present, Madhushree also performed and walked the ramp too,in an Indian outfit ,the show had an exciting mix of doctors ,celebrities and models this worlds aids day .

Guests in attendance were Amy Billimoria, Soketu Parikh, Hannah khan, Aziz Zee , Shakir Shaikh, Rajesh khattar South African consulate Mr Pule Malefane were present .

Aryan Education & Medical Trust /Medscape India has been formed by leading medical professionals and has been tirelessly working for the past 7 years to connect the community together and enable easy transference of knowledge and key developments for the welfare of patients.’

MedscapeIndia, recently bagging a certificate for excellence par initiative by Lov Verma; Secretary of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare; Department of AIDS Control aims to spread the message ‘HIV Go AWAY’ with their tagline ‘Janam Muje do AIDS ko Nahi’, the campaign volunteered by Sanjeevani, HIV Positive to talk on how to protect unborn child from HIV infected parents.

Sunita Dube explaining the agenda of the panel discussion,“HIV is a sensitive issue & it is very important for us to educate people who have wrong connotations about the disease. This year we are focusing on new strategy planning for treatment & prevention of HIV in Children & Women.”

Focusing on their agenda Sunita enlightens us about the aim of MedscapeIndia for AIDS Awareness & Eradication, “We want to Promote HIV/AIDS awareness among young people and empower them to take action to fight against HIV/AIDS influencing the Influence the policy-makers and key stakeholders at national, state and district levels to influence the policy, promote multi-sectoral response and increase government resources to fight against HIV/AIDS.”

Sunita concludes, “Every woman, HIV or otherwise has the right to have a child, the right to fulfill her dreams of motherhood. With planning and good medical support, an HIV positive mother can still do so.”

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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