Dental braces, glasses & moustache… Ranbir Kapoor dons a different look in the upcoming Pepsi IPL commercial

Dental braces, glasses & moustache…

Ranbir Kapoor dons a different look in the upcoming Pepsi IPL commercial

Apart from his acting abilities, youth icon and heartthrob, Ranbir Kapoor is known for his good looks and trend-setting style. However, the actor shocked many when he stepped out of his vanity van recently for the shoot of Pepsi’s IPL campaign at Filmcity in Mumbai.

Sources reveal that many crew members, who were not privy to the drastic make-over, were unable to recognize the actor who quietly went to give his shot.

In the upcoming funny commercial for Pepsi IPL, Ranbir plays a simple working class man who wears dull clothes, large spectacles, dental braces, and a 90s style chevron moustache. A cricket fan, he is seen carrying a large brief-case style bag and a yellow tiffin box in the ad film.

When asked, this is what Ranbir had to say about the look, “It’s not the usual casual and trendy look that I get to sport in Pepsi campaigns or in most of my films. In the new ad film, I play a simple man, who likes to dress conservatively but is passionate about cricket, India and Pepsi IPL. You can call it my ‘de-glam’ look”.

Catch the new Pepsi IPL commercial with Ranbir in his de-glam avatar on April 3, 2013

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Enjoy the special ‘Easter Brunch’ at Oriental Fusion, Ramee

Pune, 2013: Ramee Grand, the only 5 star boutique hotel in Deccan, brings to you the special Easter Brunch at Oriental Fusion. Offering a delightful feast for the entire family, the Easter Brunch at Oriental Fusion presents special dishes, chocolates and even the Easter Bunny!

The Brunch includes a wide spread of pancakes, sandwiches, waffles, pastas and a lot more to choose from. You can also indulge yourself with the lip smacking varieties like CREPE A-LA RATATOUILLE, ROASTER CHICKEN IN RED WINE SAUCE, VEG FAJITA. The special Easter bunny cake will satiate your appetite. So cozy up with your family and friends around an amazing three course meal, dessert, and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

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Firdause Irani’s Manobhava

Artist Firdause Irani had an exhibition of his works that symbolised the call from his heart called Manobhava. Besides artists Prakash Bal Joshi, Niki Hingad, Amisha Mehta, Ananya Banerji, Vishwa Sahani, Sharanu Alloli, Madhusudan Kumar, Sufi Singer Mudasir Ali, Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh made the event memorable.

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Angelo Mathews will be Pune Warriors India skipper for IPL 6

PWI also announces Allan Donald as Head Coach and Rob Walters joins the Coaching staff as an Assistant Coach

Mumbai, March 28, 2013: Pune Warriors India today announced Angelo Mathews as the captain for IPL Season 6. Angelo Mathews who has been with Pune Warriors India for past two years, is the Captain of Sri Lanka national team for ODI & Tests and brings with him a rich experience of having played International cricket and also captaining an International side.

Pune Warriors also announced the coaching staff for the team with Allan Donald as the Head Coach. Rob Walters comes on board as Assistant Coach and will be the Fitness Trainer & Fielding Coach of the team. Praveen Amre will continue to be the Assistant Coach.

Mr. Sushanto Roy, Managing Director, Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, said, “We had many options of International and National cricketers to choose from within the existing squad but we chose Angelo Mathews as our Captain as we are confident of his leadership abilities. All the senior players in the team are happy with the choice and it is a joint decision taken by the senior players and team management. We now have a correct mix of youth and experience to launch an aggressive IPL Season 6 campaign under the leadership of Angelo Mathews.”

Angelo Mathews on his selection as a captain said, “It’s a great honour to be offered the captaincy of the Pune Warriors and I am grateful to the team management and franchise owners for the faith shown in me.” He further said, ”For me personally this is a great chance to gain leadership experience working with a multi-national squad and a very exciting opportunity given the enormous talent within our young squad.”

About Pune Warriors India

Formed in 2010, Pune Warriors India is the Pune Franchise of the India Premier League (IPL). The franchise is owned by Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, a group company of Sahara India Pariwar, one of India’s premiere business conglomerates. On 21st March 2010, Sahara Adventure Sports Limited had made the winning bid of $370 million (approximately Rs. 1700 crore) for the Pune franchise which is the highest bid by any company in the history of IPL. The franchise made its debut in the fourth season of IPL in 2011.

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Fashion Designer Amy Billimoria gives Holi tips….

Once again it’s the most colourful festival of the year Holi! And being the most fun filled event involving color as well as water it is extremely important not only to dress well but dress correct!
A lot of people prefer wearing whites as it provides a clean canvas for the array of colours….This season I would urge the fashionistas to reuse and recycle old denims, faded tees , outfits that are not so in so they lie in the closet,etc and help in the cause of Global Warming!
The most important is to wear light fabrics and free flowing styles so as to allow the body to breathe and allow freedom of movement.Denims in Capri lengths or shorts are both ideal for men and women! This is a good day for the men to sport the short tunic styled shirts with loose cotton pants if you want to dress different. Colourful patiala Salwars teamed with basic short kurtas or tee back tees would be stylish for the young girls.Most importantly avoid sheer body clingy fabrics or materials that are aversive to water… Dress cool and enjoy the festival of the rainbow!

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‘Do me a favor… let’s play Holi without water’, Tanisha Singh

This Holi, actress Tanisha Singh speaks up on how she plans to celebrate Holi only with colors & save water.

Tanisha Singh, the actress who has sizzled the screen with item numbers down south & even in Hindi & Orya films.

The glam doll after having given up her career as a cardiologist speaks up on how frivolously we waste water during Holi.

Tanisha, one of the contestants to reach the final round of Femina Miss India & being the first runner up of Miss Mumbai contest, a known face in the ad commercials will be spending Holi with the organization that serves the senior citizens.

She mentions, “It’s depressing to see the amount of water wasted during Holi while there are people in our country dying of thirst. Definitely festival should be celebrated with great pomp pomp, but I would just plead the people to not use water & play with colors.”

A face of no. of brands, Tanisha Singh wishes, “Have a Happy & Safe Holi. Do me favor, play Holi without water.”

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Prime location displays for IPL matches by Global Advertisers

Mumbai. Global Advertisers has provided large size outdoor format for the promotion of 6th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). The creative of IPL matches have been mounted on intensely lit sites at tactical locations in Mumbai. The creative’s reveal the information about the tournament including match details, telecast time and team. The tournament is scheduled to start from 3 April to 26 May 2013. The opening ceremony will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on 2 April 2013.

Commenting on the outdoor campaign, Sanjeev Gupta, Managing Director, Global Advertisers said, “Large size displays at traffic junctions and shopping malls, grabbed the attention of commuters quite effectively. With an aim to maximize IPL’s reach in Mumbai, the media planning & buying team at Global has offered strategically positioned hoardings for the creative.”

Sanjeev Gupta further adds, “IPL provides great opportunity to players and opens door to the Indian national team. I believe that these players get a chance to play with some of the best players in the world, get training with the best support staff and the chance to showcase their cricket talent, beside the glamour and loads of bucks.”

Sanjay Sharma Raj

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Would definitely marry Sunny: Tusshar

Adding to the list of fans of the bold and beautiful actress Sunny Leone, Tussharkapoor is flawed by her charm and charisma.

On the launch of the song ‘Laila’ from Shootout at Wadala, when asked if Tusshar would like his life partner to be a reflection of Sunny, he said, “Why not! She is beautiful, confident, talented and has her way with words. It is rare to find a combination of beauty with brains! But unfortunately I am not that lucky.”

When Tusshar was asked about Sunny’s performance in ‘Laila’, he said “She has stolen my through this performance.”

“I want my Mr. Perfect to be smart, funny, and most importantly be able to carry out conversations. He should be supportive in helping me strike a balance between my hectic schedule and personal life. And I am lucky that I have already found him”, says Sunny Leone when asked about the love of her life.

Sunny and Tusshar are busy with the promotions of Balaji Motion Pictures’ Shootout at Wadala, directed by Sanjay Gupta, which is releasing worldwide on May 1st, 2013.

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Dekh Indian Circus presented by Imtiaz Ali bags 4 National awards

Dekh Indian Circus, an entertaining metaphor for rural India’s struggle to access the supposed economic miracle of the nation, Starring Nawazzudin Siddiqui, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Presented by Imtiaz Ali, Directed by Mangesh Hadawale, Produced by Mahaveer Jain, Anil Lad and Chirag Shah, has won 4 national awards at the 60th National Awards Ceremony.

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IMTIAZ ALI
I agreed to be the presenter because Dekh Indian Circus is a film with great cinematic value and would want everyone to watch it. I am proud that the film has been honoured with the National Award and will continue to popularise it as much as I can.

VIDYA BALAN
I loved Mangesh’s Tingya.It was an endearing film, all heart and soul. Now I’m looking forward to Dekh Indian Circusand am happy that it won the National Awards.

PRASOON JOSHI
I am happy that the Government honoured the film with recognition because in the cut-throat world, people see only huge investments. The rest takes a back seat. Through a film like this people will appreciate quality cinema and will get to watch a story that will be remembered for a long time.

Tannishtha Chatterjee

Dekh Indian Circus has been a very special film to me. It got me the best actress award in New York and New Jersey film festivals. And now the icing on the cake, the special jury mention at the National Awards. Winning it back home for me is the most special. I would like to congratulate the whole team of DIC for winning four national awards. And a great aplause for Mangesh Hadawale for writing and directing such a brave and beautiful film.

SHANKAR MAHADEVAN
I must say that the film has a superb subject, is superbly directed and shot.

VIVEK OBEROI
As a producer, I’m proud to be a part of this film. The awards are a recognition of the hard work and creative brilliance and the credit goes to Mangesh and producers Anil Lad, Mahaveer Jain and Chirag D Shah for putting their belief and sweat to make this dream come true.”

MOTILAL OSWAL
Mahaveer used to always talk about making films that were different and a class apart and I am so proud of the team.

R MADHAVAN
A fantastic achievement! It’s no mean feat to bag four awards.

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Will Imtiaz Ali’s Dekh Indian Circus complete its journey to the Oscars?

After being internationally acclaimed and having won Best Film – Audience Choice award at theBusan Film Festival and best Actor and Actress awards at the New York Indian Film Festival, Dekh Indian Circus has added another feather to its cap by winning the country’s highest honour in the form of 4 national awards for Best Children’s Film, Best Child Actor, Best Actor Jury & Best Actor Jury – Female.

However, it seems like this is not enough for the film. Sources say, “This outstanding work of cinema has a great potential to be India’s official entry to the Oscars. From the script to the acting talent portrayed in the film, everything has the calibre to be recognized at a platform as significant as the Oscars.”

“Everybody who is associated with the film or has watched it at the various award functions, strongly believes that the script is so beautifully written that it can engulf anybody’s attention,” adds the source.

The complete decision lies in the hands of the jury whether Dekh Indian Circus is going to complete its journey to the Oscars or will this be the end of its acclaimation.

Dekh Indian Circus, an entertaining metaphor for rural India’s struggle to access the supposed economic miracle of the nation, Starring Nawazzudin Siddiqui, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Presented by Imtiaz Ali, Directed by Mangesh Hadawale, Produced by Mahaveer jain, Anil lad and Chirag shah, is now ready to compete in the cut throat world of commercial cinema and thus it will soon be released on the silver screen.

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Kohler India appoints Ogilvy as creative agency for its Kitchen & Bath business

March 28, 2013, Gurgaon- Kohler India has appointed Ogilvy as its creative agency for its Kitchen and Bath business. The appointment followed a multi-agency pitch involving the top 5 creative agencies in India. The pitch process was kicked off in November 2012 and was concluded by January 2013.

Kohler started its corporate and marketing operations in India in 2005. As a brand, Kohler firmly believes in meshing art and advanced technology to create new products. The company boasts a powerful portfolio of products to provide the consumers with exceptional quality with leading edge design. Innovation is the core of the Kohler business and has always been the hero of communication across products.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Salil Sadanandan, Managing Director- Kohler Kitchen & Bath India said, “Ogilvy is the name behind some of the most memorable ad campaigns for brands across diverse categories in the country. We welcome them on board and look forward to working on some great campaigns together.”

Talking about the brand, Prateek Srivastava, Group President, O&M said, “We are delighted to get an opportunity to work with Kohler. It’s a sharp and aspirational brand. Besides it’s always a pleasure to work with a company whose business is also about creativity and aesthetics.”

The account will be handled out of Ogilvy’s Gurgaon office.

Kohler India

Kohler launched its innovative range of bathroom products including toilets, lavatories, faucets, bathtubs, whirlpools and showers in India in May 2006. With its business headquarters based in Gurgaon, Haryana, Kohler India is expanding its operations across the country.

About Kohler

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, in the United States, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations. Kohler Co. employs more than 31,000 associates on six continents, operates plants in 49 worldwide locations, and has dozens of sales offices around the globe. The company and each associate share in the mission to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by the company’s products and services.

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Tusshar Kapoor works for more than 36 hours at a stretch

Director Sanjay Gupta was extremely keen on TussharKapoor being present at the launch of the song ‘Laila’, from his upcoming film Shootout at Wadala, with Sunny Leone and for which Tusshar had to shuttle between Mumbai and Delhi a number of times as he was busy shooting for ChaloDilli’s director Shashant Shah’s BhajatheRaho. Apart from theseTusshar’s schedule is jam packed with other projects like Run Bhola Run and more.

Sources say, “Tusshar has been working continuously for 36 hours and more just so that he can meet his deadlines. He has been travelling back and forth from Mumbai to Delhi for the shoot of BhajatheRaho, promotions of Shootout at Wadala and shooting of Nautanki- the Comedy Theatre, a TV. series. A few directors from the industry also think that he is an underrated actor and his acting talent is yet to be explored completely. Looking at flawless performances in Shootout at Lokhandwala, Shor in the city, Gayab and many more, industry personnel are definite that Tusshar has a lot to offer to the industry.”

TussharKapoor’s Shootout at Wadala which is a Balaji Motion Pictures’ production, directed by Sanjay Gupta, is first in line to be released worldwide on May 1st, 2013.

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Baby Saffron launches 1gm powdered saffron for Instant effect

… add aroma and flavor within seconds

New Delhi, 2013: Baby Saffron, a market leader of saffron in India, launches the all new 1gm pack of powdered saffron for instant effect with same amazing aroma, color and flavor. Powdered Saffron is just plain saffron highly recommended for everyday users and busy chefs looking for powerful saffron qualities and enchanting essence within a fraction of seconds. Extra smooth powder that is deep red in color signifies their high mixing power in all the forms of recipes.

Baby saffron powder is stored in airtight glass jars with par to international packing standards to preserve potency. Thus, if stored properly it will not catch moisture and the quality will remain intact for a very long time.

Powdered saffron is by no means inferior to saffron stigma and many gourmands enjoy the convenience and economical advantage of using Baby Saffron Powder. You can get the charismatic aroma by using 3 simple steps:

1. Sprinkle

2. Stir

3. Enjoy

On the launch, Mr. Avneesh Chhabra, Managing Partner, Baby Saffron says – “Baby saffron is proud to announce the launch of its kind form of saffron that is Powdered Saffron. Keeping in mind the hectic schedule of today’s users, we introduce our 1gm powdered saffron pack; it is recommended for home users who may consume it daily in milk or any liquid throughout the day. Saffron Powder is made by grinding red stigmas of premium organic saffron. The result is a potent yet subtle powder that exceeds ISO 9001:2008 standards, bursting with the luscious, wholesome goodness of saffron’s core substances.”

Benefits:

– Easy to use

– Instant effect

– No wastage

– Add as per taste (similar to adding sugar)

– Compact packaging

Product Detail:

Total Weight – 1gram

Product Type – Saffron Powder

Certification – HACCP, GMP, ISO

Price- Rs.­­­­­­­­—– per 1gm jar

Availability- In all major retail outlets

**NOTE** – Now you can also order the freshness of saffron by logging on the website – www.babysaffron.com or call at 7879123123 (All days open from 10am – 7pm)

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About the company:

Baby Saffron is a family business since 1840 and has an integrated cleaning, sorting and packaging plant which is ISO 9001:2008, HACCP and GMP certified by BSI (UK). The brand name “Baby” was coined in 1965 and has been in existence since then. The company is proud to be the brand leaders in India and also have satisfied customers all over the globe including Australia, UK, USA, Taiwan, Malaysia, Switzerland and the EU. Baby Saffron adheres to very stringent quality standards and you will find that the quality would be consistent as much as is practically possible in an agricultural product. The saffron is manually very carefully checked for any foreign matter and ensured that not one thread of the yellow style finds its way into our aesthetic packs.
Baby Saffron believes in ensuring procurement of Quality Saffron from established suppliers. Company has a commitment to being fairly traded and assuring that there is 100% customer satisfaction. Baby Saffron is the only name in spices and saffron, that is listed in MCX Index.

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Zippo introduces colorful range of lighters for Holi

Mumbai, March 28, 2013: Break away fromthe norm when gifting this Holi and choose from anexciting, colorful range of Zippo Windproof lighters which have recently been introduced in India.

In line with the festive fervor, Zippo’s iconic range includes lighters in bright colors such as Candy Apple red, Meadow green and Cerulean blue that will make for a perfect and unique gifting option for your loved one. This captivating range of windproof lighters highlights multi-faceted engraving, layered witha translucent powder coat to givethe illusion of looking through a thinsheet of ice.

Make this Holifestival a memorable one for that special someone with a Zippo Windproof lighter

Alongside the cult designs already in the range, you may also choose your special Holi lighter from www.zippoindia.com or via select retail outlets selling the Zippo range.

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28340 – INR 2,435

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28339 – INR 2,525

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28341 – INR 2,525

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These lighters are backed by Zippo’s lifetime guarantee, complete with the original Zippo packaging.

About Zippo

Zippo has markets in more than 160 countries and is one of the most recognized brands in the world. Based in Bradford, PA, Zippo has produced over 500 million windproof lighters, each backed by an unparalleled lifetime guarantee. In addition to fragrance, Zippo’s diverse product line includes lighter accessories; butane candle lighters; watches and lifestyle accessories for men; and a robust line of heat and flame products for outdoor enthusiasts. Zippo also owns W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company, Bradford, PA. Zippo celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2012. For more information, visit Zippo.com and www.zippoindia.com.

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Adlabs Imagica set to revolutionize the Digital and E-Commerce experience for theme parks in India

– Ropes in Galaxy Systems, Experience Commerce and Infibeam as partners –

Mumbai, March 28th 2013: Adlabs Imagica – India’s first international standards theme park, has announced several innovation steps in the virtual world that aims to take customer engagement to an all-new level. The company is working with leading industry players like Galaxy Systems, Experience Commerce and Infibeam to drive E-Commerce and Web Development that will engage customers online.

Ticketing Platforms: Adlabs Imagica has collaborated with one of the world’s leading ticketing platforms – Galaxy Systems for parkwide ticketing. Infibeam, one of India’s foremost E commerce companies has developed a customized platform for Adlabs Imagica to ensure that the customer has a seamless experience booking tickets digitally. Together they have created an intelligent and interactive system with Galaxy systems that recommends tickets, packages including transport, F&B & accommodation to guests making their online buying a delightful and easy to use experience on adlabsimagica.com Infibeam has also helped Adlabs develop state of the art ticket reselling platforms for travel agents & OTA’s. Our B2B portal will have individual logins and accounts enabling them to resell Adlabs Imagica tickets and packages & our Web Services module will offer a seamless API integration for the large online portals.

Website & Digital Initiatives: The Digital Agency Experience Commerce has been roped in to look after Adlabs Imagica’s web interface, digital marketing and social media marketing. For prospective customers who want to plan their trip for a future visit, the website has a unique ‘Plan your trip’ option that allows the user to plan a trip for their group of friends. Enveloping the transaction or functional layer is the experiential layer of the website which has been developed using the latest technology and parallax animation creating an engagement tool that immerses the user with the essence of Adlabs Imagica. The user is able to seamlessly navigate from one attraction to the other experiencing and exploring the different offerings of the park thus giving the user a virtual tour of Adlabs Imagica. Integrating the website with social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter among others provides the user an opportunity to navigate and share his experience effortlessly on social networks.

Mobile Apps: To ascertain that the park engages with mobile users, Adlabs Imagica has developed a Mobile Application for Android and IOS (I-phone) which will immerse users in the entire experience of Adlabs Imagica. The application kick starts as a digital marketing tool which leverages on the existing social habit of sharing fun photo captions. This app allows real-time composing of pictures using park characters while clicking in real world scenarios. There will be a digital contest called “Imagicate your world” where the most innovative photo captions will get rewarded with park preview invites & other cool prizes. In the future phase of development this application will also lead into a user guide which will help individuals plan a trip, navigate in the park, book tickets and also be an interface for loyalty points.

About Adlabs Imagica:

Adlabs Imagica is the flagship venture of Adlabs Entertainment Limited (AEL). AEL is promoted by Mr. Manmohan Shetty. Adlabs Imagica is now poised to be India’s first theme park destination, offering entertainment, fun, action, relaxation, dining, theme park merchandise and accommodation at a single location. The group has assembled a highly diversified and multi-dimensional team for development and implementation of the project. This theme park will be a celebration of the family entertainment and international wholesome experience that will now be available in India. The entire development is spread across 110 acres between Mumbai and Pune on the Mumbai Pune Expressway. For further details please check www.adlabsimagica.com

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SUNNY SHAH WILL MANAGE ARHAAN BEHL

Sunny Shah, well-known celebrity manager in the film industry will now also manage T.V. actor Arhaan Behl. Arhaan has well rooted himself as ‘Krishna’ from the T.V. serial ‘Maan Kee Awaaz Pratigya’. He also appeard in ‘Comedy ka Maha Muqqabla’ and now Arhaan Behl will be seen in the latest season of Fear Factor. He wants someone who can handle his business properly as he is busy with his professional commitments.

Sunny Shah who had entered in the industry in 1988 by starting an ad agency and later turned into a celebrity manager for the likes of Irrfan Khan, Aarya Babbar, Rajpal Yadav, Anup Soni, Vindu Dara Singh, Seema Khan, Darshan Jariwala, Veena Malik, etc. Recently, Sunny co-produced film ‘Le Gaya Saddam” as well.

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COLORS brings Lakme Fashion Week Jashnn to the audiences

~ For the first time, COLORS will air the happenings from Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2013 ~

Mumbai, March 13, 2013: Offering an amalgamation of entertainment and fashion, COLORS, one of India’s leading General Entertainment Channels (GEC) today announced its association with India’s premier fashion and trade event, Lakme Fashion Week(LFW), bringing to the audiences an all-round entertainment and fashion package. Taking fashion to the viewers, this season of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013 will see audiences’ favourite artists from COLORS’ popular shows in a whole new designer avatar. Hosted by Rohit Roy, Lakme Fashion Week – COLORS Ka Jashnn will air on COLORS from April 1st to April 5th at the afternoon time-slot of 3 pm.

Presenting a blend of style and drama a laCOLORS style, the channel will showcase all the behind the scenes action from the fashion week in a half an hour special episode. COLORS artists like Shamim Manan (Bhoomi), Gaurav Chopra (Rathore), newcomer in the COLORS family, Shefali Sharma (Gurbani), Toral Rashputra (Anandi) along with Aakansha Singh (Megha) will be seen in a completely new avatar as they prepare to charm the audiences. This special association will see COLORS’ artist interacting with the top notch designers of our country, get style & make up tips and enjoy all the fashion time at India’s premiere fashion event.

Speaking on the initiative, Manisha Sharma, Weekend Programming Head, COLORS said, “COLORS has always persevered to bring new and innovative content for our audiences. With this association, we aim to further strengthen our perseverance and bring to them different type of content with a glimpse into the fashion industry. We hope to open doors and diversify to a new set of audiences that are looking for a mixture of fashion and entertainment – fashiontainment.”

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Nataliya Kozhenova has a huge crush on Arjun Rampal

Having crush on celebrities is like a dream but only one can achieve it in real life. Ukrainian model and actress Nataliya Kozhenova was the lucky one who get a chance a meet her crush. She has a huge crush on actor Arjun Rampal and would do anything to grab a chance to work with him. The actress, who made a successful Bollywood debut with “Anjuna Beach”, made the candid confession about her crush on the Macho Man of The B-Town when she met him. Nataliya currently busy in promoting her upcoming Bollywood movie “The City That Never Sleeps” which is produced by Satish Reddy and Directed by Haroon Rashid. Where she will be seen rubbing shoulder with Hollywood actor Jeremy Williams.

Nataliya Kozhenova said, “Arjun Rampal is different from other Bollywood heroes. He has got all the looks and style. He is the best action hero there ever could be. I’m so attracted and mesmerized by him! For me he’s the ultimate superstar, I can just watch him for hours. I am so happy that I get a chance to meet him. He is a gentleman I can say.”

Nataliya will be seen kissing in her upcoming flick “The City That Never Sleeps”. The Nasha of her kissing will addict you and burn fire within which is totally spark full. “I have seen Rock On, Raajneti, Inkaar and Ra One which made me fall in love with Arjun Rampal” she said.

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TV Today Network sweeps the 6th News and Television Awards

New Delhi, March 28, 2012: TV Today network one of the leading media conglomerate of the country has bagged 19 awards at the News and Television Awards 2013 held at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. The chief guest of the award function was Information and Broadcasting Minister of State (independent charge) Manish Tewari. The event also witnessed representation of various TV news channels reporting in Marathi, Hindi, English and Telugu under one roof.

Aaj Tak, the leading Hindi news channel was the star and winner of the night with 13 prominent awards in its kitty. Aaj Tak won the most prominent awards of the night such as best TV News Presenter, Best TV News Anchor & Best Entertainment News Anchor. Aaj Tak’s Dustak also won the Award for the Best Daily Prime Time News Show. The nation’s leading news channel for the last 12 years also won awards for its various campaign & promos such as ‘Barfi salutes on completing 11 years of dominance’, ‘The Halla Bol – Aaj ka Arjun Chakravyuh contest’, etc.

Apart from winning the Awards for journalistic excellence, Aaj Tak also received Award such as Best Current Affairs Feature, Best Sports Feature, Best Business News Program to strengthen its position as the most trusted news leader of the nation.

TV Today’s English Channel Headlines Today also won awards such as Best Investigative Feature & Best Entertainment News Show to affirm its commitment for the news that matters to the nation. Headlines Today’s special promo for the recent Gujrat election coverage won the award for the Best Promo Campaign by a News Channel (English). The fastest growing English news channel also won the award for Channel Packaging of the Year at the 6th News & television Awards.

Headlines Today’s flagship campaign – Right to be Heard, after winning a lot of accolades & boosting the ratings for the channel has also opened its account in the awards category after winning “The best promo for a channel (English)”.

Not only, Aaj Tak and Headlines Today but TV Today Network’s metro genre centric channel – Tez also won the award for its much acclaimed documentary – Kyoki Hum Bhulate Nahi, in ‘The Best News Documentary – Limited Episodes (Hindi).

Sharing happiness on the significant achievement of the network, Mr. Arun Poorie, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of the TV Today Network said, “ TV Today has won so many Awards, the group’s commitment has been towards achieving the excellence in journalism & we are always delighted when it is recognized. We believe that content is king & we have always been committed to produce the best content in the news genre”.

Commenting on this Mr. Ashish Bagga, Group CEO- India Today Group said, “We feel proud and honored on the achievements of the TV Today network. We have always believed in the creativity and these awards are real endorsement for all our employees. This will surely encourage them to work better and one step ahead in the coming years too!”

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Barfi, Bijli and Virus to rock TOIFA!!!

Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Boman Irani roped in as hosts for the grand celebration of Hindi Cinema at Vancouver!

Vancouver is set for some serious action on April 6th as the three of the most entertaining stars of Bollywood – Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Boman Irani shall don the role of hosts for the first ever Times of India Film Awards ! While Bollywood fans from across the world were already excited about the TOIFA, the announcement of the awesome show hosts have added fuel to the fire for their enthusiasm. And there is every reason to be so; Ranbir and Anuskha are the current heartthrobs of Bollywood and fans would be eager to see their chemistry before the release of Bombay Velvet. Boman is definitely one of the most versatile actors of all time and the one thing common between the three of them is impeccable timing! With such superb hosts with mind-blowing sense of humour, one can rightly say – there is a storm coming! The TOIFA Awards promises to a night full of fun, glamour, action and more!

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Borderless Access’ Ruchika Gupta bags CII Southern Region Emerging Entrepreneurs award

MUMBAI, March 28, 2013: Ms. Ruchika Gupta, President of Borderless Access, an independent company under the Cross-Tab Group, that specialises in providing online panel services in emerging markets, was conferred with the CII Southern Region Emerging Entrepreneurs award at Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, on March 23, 2013.

Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Government of India – Dr D. Purandeswari was the Chief Guest for the function and handed over the award.

Over 400 applications were considered for the awards, of which 39 were shortlisted. The shortlist was evaluated on parameters such as vision, execution excellence, ability to build & institute e, personal leadership abilities, innovation in business model, impact on society, sustainability as well as scalability of the enterprises. On the basis of this, 8 winners (including Ms. Ruchika Gupta) were chosen.

CII announced her as the winner for “innovative global delivery model in online panel and market research.” They also stated that by “cutting across geographical and cultural boundaries, you have become a leader in online panel and market research even in hard-to-reach markets around the world, having reached out to 10 countries since inception in 2008. You have pioneered the usage of mobile applications for data collection projects. This has become possible only because of your innovative business models and focus on exploring the unexplored, emerging market segments.

Elated about winning the award, Ruchika Gupta said, “I am extremely honoured to receive this award from CII Southern Region. The award recognises my personal efforts and my team’s in making Borderless Access a leader in the online panel industry. This award will further motivate me and strengthen my commitment to take Borderless Access to greater heights.”

Ms. Ruchika Gupta also participated in a panel discussion “Entrepreneurs – Catalysts of Growth, Challenges & Opportunities” that was moderated by Kris Gopalakrishnan.

Eminent personalities like Dr. D. Purandeswari, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Mr. Adi Godrej, President, CII & Chairman, Godrej Group, Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, President (Designate), CII & Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys Ltd. were some of the key speakers at the conference.

Ruchika Gupta is a founder member of Cross-Tab, a company started in 2000and a pioneer in providing market intelligence and offshore market research services to companies globally. In 2008, she set up Borderless Access, an independent company under the Cross-Tab group that specialises in providing online panel services in emerging markets. She has led the company to over 50% growth, year on year, since inception.

About Borderless Access:

Borderless Access is an online market research company, specializing in providing consumer insights via online panel services in emerging & hard to reach markets. A subsidiary of Cross-Tab, a company with over 600 professionals specializing in analytics, market intelligence, social media, mobile and panel services.

Borderless Access was incorporated in 2008 and created panel expertise in the BRIC markets (Brazil, Russia, China and India). The focus was on markets that demonstrated economic growth. We now have proprietary panels in 11 countries including South Africa, Argentina, Turkey, Mexico, Indonesia & Taiwan with South Korea added recently to our growing base of online panels.

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announces Principal Sponsorship of Sunrisers Hyderabad

New Delhi, March 28, 2013: Ushering in the IPL season 2013, MakeMyTrip, India’s leading Travel Company today announced its association with Sunrisers Hyderabad as the ‘Principal Sponsor’ for the team. MakeMyTrip will also launch an innovative and exciting marketing campaign targeted at travelers and IPL fans in April 2013.

Speaking on this association, Mr. Deep Kalra, CEO & Founder, MakeMyTrip.com said, “We are delighted to partner with Sunrisers Hyderabad and reach out to millions of IPL fans through this association. The IPL beautifully demonstrates the synergies of the twin passions of Cricket and Travel, with fans following their teams to match-venues across different parts of the country. Together with our customers, we look forward to the IPL excitement and wish our team the very best.”

Mr. K Shanmugam, CEO, Sunrisers Hyderabad shared his views on the association with MakeMyTrip, “MakeMyTrip has been a pioneer in the category of Online Travel in India, and a harbinger of change. We are confident that they will ably partner us in our journey of reinvention and quest for success. We welcome them to the Sunrisers family and look forward to a successful association.”

To commemorate this association, MakeMyTrip will launch a new campaign featuring an extension of the current brand promise. In the 360 degree campaign, MakeMyTrip will showcase the Sunrisers association through a TVC featuring the team’s players – Dale Steyn, Cameron White and Ishant Sharma. This will be aired to coincide with the launch of the IPL 2013 season. MakeMyTrip will simultaneously launch BTL and ATL activation through its website, retail stores and social media properties. MakeMyTrip customers and Sunrisers’ Fans can look forward to a Meet & Greet with the players as part of the activation.

About MakeMyTrip:

MakeMyTrip was launched in India in September 2005 as the first comprehensive online travel site with real time booking for flights, hotels, holidays and cars. The site offers innovative products and services and attracts over 4.5 Million unique visits every month. MakeMyTrip has also established an offline presence through 60 stores across India. The Company has received numerous accolades for providing best-in-class services to travellers. It has also been ranked among the Five Best Employers in India for three years in a row (2010-2012). MakeMyTrip Group achieved sales of INR 4800 crores in the financial year ending March 2012.

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“Supernatural” movie shot in a real haunted Building!

Ghost is the scariest part of everybody life but scaring the audience is not easy. Many directors from Hollywood and Bollywood had tried their hand to make audience to get goose booms but it’s a very difficult task. This time Bollywood will get shuddery through the “Supernatural” Movie. Bollywood producer Satish Reddy and Director Haroon Rashid has chosen the real Haunted Building to give you the chilling effect of ghost. The history of this haunted Building is that a person had committed suicide in that very place.

Director Haroon Rashid Said, “Earlier the Building wasn’t chosen because of its haunted character but later it was discovered as in one night it gave an eerie feel. I got to know the Building has a history after we started shooting for the movie, the cast and crew did get a little spooked. I myself was got so much scared.”

The movie has already got rave review in international film festivals like Sundance Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and Shanghai International film festival. The movie had listed in The Limca Book of Records and will soon be listed in Guinness Book of World Records.


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