GV screens the first look of The Attacks of 26/11

GV screens the first look of The Attacks of 26/11
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>> Ram Gopal Varma held a simple screening of his latest film, The Attacks of 26/11 for the media and the families of the victims, the survivors and their families and the cops of the incident that shook the nation. The feel of the 15-minute first look was very heavy with the audience getting overwhelmed. While few opined that it took them back to the days they were trying to erase, a pint-sized wonderkid Devika responsible for nailing Kasab was vocal when she felt “that such films are the need of the hour. Kasab’s hanging should be made public so that people actually believe he has been hanged. I want it to be a lesson to all terrorists.”
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>> Mrs. Salaskar agreed with Devika when she expressed her happiness on The Attacks of 26/11 being made. Ram Gopal Varma was clear in his thought. “I had never intended to make a film at that point when I went there. What could I have possibly seen at that place what the media had not already been showing ever since. I never ever intended to make a film on those attacks when I went to The Taj. Why now? Now after all these years, after the whole truth has been uncovered by the investigators and by the virtue of an extensive knowledge I have gathered from various sources about the actual truths behind those attacks from both authorized and eye witness accounts, I developed a desire to film the actual story of those attacks the attacks began.”
>> A touching screening indeed.
>> A NOTE FROM RAM GOPAL VARMA ON THE
>> FIRST LOOK UNVEILING OF ATTACKS of 26/11
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>> In the context of me launching the first look of my film ‘The attacks of 26/11’ at Nehru auditorium, the 23rd at 6 pm in spite of it not being relevant to the film by itself, I just wanted to clarify my position on the controversy surrounding
>> the highly criticized visit of mine to the Taj after the attacks of
>> 26/11… the allegation of my seeming insensitivity
>> towards the incident came out of a speculation that the late
>> Vilasraoji facilitated my visit to the Taj, for me to have access
>> to unseen views, in view of me casting Riteish in a film that I was
>> planning to do on those attacks. That speculation was completely
>> baseless because of the following reasons:
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>> 1. What could I have possibly seen at that place what the media
>> had not already been showing ever since the attacks began?
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>> 2. If I am accused of wanting to cast Riteish,then my question is
>> “Would I have cast him as a terrorist or a cop or what ? And this too,
>> at a time
>> when no one including the police knew what or who was behind
>> the attacks”.
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>> 3. I was a member of a group of nearly 30 people that were only
>> allowed into restricted areas…
>> Why else would the investigative agencies allow any of us to
>> walk into areas where the crime scenes are being investigated?
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>> The truth of why I went to the Taj at that time was nothing
>> but my curiosity to witness a scene of an unprecedented happening and
>> since I just happened to be with close friend Riteish I took the
>> opportunity …Riteish himself did not know that anybody would read
>> meanings into this act and his father Vilasraoji did not even know
>> that I was in the group.
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>> Having said this, I also agree that it is highly understandable that
>> during those emotional and traumatic moments it is very
>> natural that various concerned would feel a strong sense of
>> indignation on such seemingly callous and selfish
>> behaviour… but like I said and maintained ever since that time, I
>> never ever intended to make a film on those attacks when I went to the
>> Taj.
>>
>> WHY NOW?
>>
>> Now after all these years, after the whole truth has been uncovered by
>> the investigators and by the virtue of an extensive knowledge I have
>> gathered from various sources about the actual truths behind those
>> attacks from both authorized and eye witness accounts, I developed a
>> desire to film the acutal story of those attacks

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Pritish Nandy Communications & HSI to host World Compassion Day with his Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

Non-Violence takes centre-stage as Mumbai nears the fourth anniversary of the tragic 26/11, celebrating World Compassion Day this 28thNovember, 2012,a day for global icons to take stage and share their ideologies, values and principles on how to make the Gandhian ideals of Ahimsa and Compassion relevant to our times.

World Compassion Day hosted in Mumbai by Pritish Nandy and the Humane Society International (the global partner of The Humane Society of the United States) will see the honorary presence of keynote speaker, His Holiness the 14thDalai Lama along with Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, with the focus this year being on animal welfare.

Speaking about World Compassion Day, The Dalai Lama says,“Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human but also human to other forms of life.”

Anil Kapoor says, “Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’ Compassion goes beyond shaking our heads and sighing,‘oh that’s too bad’. Compassion means, understanding the suffering of others, and wanting to do something about it. We must first want to change the circumstances of others and then we must try our best to change these circumstances.”

PNC Chairman Pritish Nandy says, “Eventually, WCD will be a global forum for inspiring and supporting change across social, political and environmental platforms to make the value of compassion actionable in our times. Unless we believe in ahimsa, we can’t make the world a better place for future generations.”

Andrew Rowan, President and CEO of HSI says, “Over the centuries, leading thinkers have noted that kindness to animals and concern for humans are different sides of the same coin. More recently, science has shown that people who abuse animals are also often found to be abusive towards their fellow humans. Humane Society International is excited and proud to be part of an initiative that celebrates the virtues of ahimsa and compassion for both animals and humans. The more you give, the more you have to give.”

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Murli Sharma Praises Rana Daggubati

Bollywood Dabbang cop and Tollywood Nandi Award winner Murli Sharma will be seen sharing screen with Tollywood superstar Rana Daggubati in his upcoming Telugu movie “Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum” which is directed by Krish. He shares great moments with Rana and where he praises the muscle man for his acting.

Murli Sharma said, “I have a terrific role in this movie. It’s one of my best performance and I can’t reveal anything as it might unfold the story But I had a great time working with Rana and he is little naughty but very serious when it comes to work. He is a great co-actor and I think its Rana’s best so far.”

Murli Sharma, Rana Daggubati and Nayantara are playing a very pivotal character in the movie. Now Murli is concentrating on his next Bollywood movie “The City That Never Sleeps” which is produced by Satish Reddy and Directed by Haroon Rashid as it is already creating waves as it has lot of international and Bollywood actors working in it.


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Film Director

Not allowed in NFDC film Bazaar Viewing Room

NFDC Film Bazaar which is going on in Goa and the last date of which is 24th November 2012 did not allow a well known PRO turned film Director Harish Sharma to enter the viewing room of the film bazaar where 3 of his movies were been screened.

Sharma’s short film “The Last Announcement”, a documentary “A soldier becomes a Monk” and the third one a supernatural feature film “2 Nights in Soul Valley” which is to be released on 28th December in theaters, were playing in the film bazaar viewing room.

According to Harish Sharma he landed from Kolkata to Goa on 23rd November evening, and went straight to Hotel Marriott, where NFDC film Bazaar is going on. He wanted to go into the viewing room to see the response on his films and how NFDC had put his films in that section. He met a girl from NFDC and told her about his three films and she promptly replied “Oh! You are Harish Sharma”. “Thinking that I was the only one to send 3 films in Film Bazaar the girl remembered me and I was very happy,” says Sharma.

Even after informing the girl that his movies were screened in NFDC, Sharma was told to register first. “Then I went into the registration room where there were two gentlemen, I repeated my words again and told them about my 3 films in viewing room. I told them that I just want to have a peep on how NFDC is showing my films, on this they handed me a form to fill and also said that registration fee is Rs. 10,000.I was shocked on hearing this and I told them that tomorrow is the last day of film Bazaar and inquired why I should pay Rs. 10,000 to watch my own creation. I even told them that I do not wish to see the whole movie, but just a glimpse of it yet they did not agree,” reiterates Sharma. On inquiring the process if any of the journalists wished to watch the movies, they said that the procedure to enter the viewing room is same.

The incident had the director fuming on the mismanagement and corruption practiced in a film bazaar like NFDC. Though Sharma left the NFDC Film Bazaar, however he could view the films in INOX where the regular films screening is going on.

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e Winning duo awarded with a cash prize of 50 Lakhs and a Maruti Alto ~

_HNS0485Mumbai, Sunday, November 24, 2012: After months of intense competition and inspiring live performances, “India’s Got Talent” crowned the winner of its fourth season Saturday night, ‘Biwash Kids’ from its home in Kolkata beat out thousands of acts, including finalists like the aerial act performers – Mukesh and Tanaya, sufi singer – Deep Raj, the gymnasts – Acrobatic Boys, Opera singer, Toshan, sand artist Nitish Bharti and Kirron Kher’s favourites, Ocean Kids. To take home the coveted title of India’s Got Talent, grand prize of 50 lakhs and a Maruti. For the first time ever the show has seen kids as winners of the show. The grand finale show of “India’s Got Talent” featured a night of jam-packed performances and special guest stars, including Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif & Anushka Sharma

Led by their choreographer Biwash Choudhary, Shonali Majumdar (7 years) and Maraju Sumanth (13 years) are the small wonders of India’s Got Talent. Coming from a humble background, Shonali and Sumanth had only one motto in mind – to dance! Now, having danced their way to the judges and people’s hearts, the Biwash kids today have mesmerized the audiences with various forms of acrobatics along with Salsa which has left the judges spell bound. With them giving the kids standing ovations and calling them ‘small wonders’, Shonali and Sumanth truly deserved to be the winners of India’s Got Talent.

IMG_0360Talking about their win, Biwash Choudhary said, “When we came as the runners up last season, it really was heart wrenching. This season, we wanted to give it more than our 100 percent and now the efforts have paid off. India’s Got Talent is one of the best shows for talent and to be the winner of such a show, it feels like we have achieved it all! India’s Got Talent has given us everything we could have asked for, they have made us stars!”

Speaking about the show, Manisha Sharma, Weekend Programming Head, COLORS said, “India’s Got Talent this season has broken all records in terms of the gamut of entertainment that we have presented. The show has produced many winners and changed lives, making it a platform that is a front runner in promoting talent. We are happy to have been part of so many success stories.”

For further details kindly refer to the press release attached..

Photo Caption 1: Choreographer Biwash Choudhary, Shonali Majumdar (7 years) and Maraju Sumanth (13 years)

Photo Caption 2: Bivash kids performing

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Sudha, Kavita set to renew rivalry; Saini favoured among Indian men

Hyderabad, 24th Nov,2012:The last time the two of them competed against each other, it was Sudha Singh who triumphed over Kavita Raut, in the Delhi Half Marathon in September 2012. Two of India’s finest long distance athletes will lock horns once again when they line up for the Jamba Cloud Hyderabad 10K that will be flagged off from the People’s Plaza on Sunday, November 25.

Sudha Singh, the current National record holder for the 3000m steeple chase and a fierce competitor, stands out the favourite over the 10km distance on road, thanks to her latest performances. Having been a part of the team that did a training stint in Kenya prior to the London Olympics, Sudha is fighting fit and stands out to the be the athlete to beat on Sunday.

However, Kavita Raut, who holds the advantage over Sudha in head to head meetings, and not one to take defeat lightly will be looking to make amends on Sunday. Kavita, who holds the current National record for 10km road running with a time of 34.32, is also geared up for the No. 1 finish on Sunday. Both Sudha and Kavita will, however, have to also contend with the talented youngster Monika Athrey, winner of the World 10K in Bangalore in May and Lalita Babbar, another leading 10km runner.

Among the Indian men, the fight for top honours is expected to be between Ratiram Saini, Nitendra Singh Rawat, Soji Mathew and G Laxmanan, all accomplished 10km runners, who have shone earlier on the international stage. Ratiram Saini is the fastest Indian athlete in the field, having clocked 29-27 in the 10000m at the 2012 Federation Cup. He has also been a past medalist at the Delhi Half Marathon. Chasing him will be Nitendra Singh Rawat who has a 10km personal best of 30.10 and was also the runner-up at the 2012 Delhi Half Marathon. Experience Soji Mathews will also be a name to contend with as he has always displayed the big race temperament and will be looking to make his mark here.

The other names that bear mention are Laxmnanan, with a best of 30.50, Ajay Kumar Patel, with a best of 30.07 and Ram Babu, with a best of 30.45.

Star-studded line up: Mega star and politician Chiranjeevi has confirmed his presence at the Jamba Cloud Hyderabad 10K on Sunday, November 25, along with speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Shri Nandendla Manohar, Commissioner of Police Anurag Sharma, tennis star Sania Mirza and former All-England Badminton champion Pullela Gopichand.

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AMITABH BACHCHAN, PRIYANKA CHOPRA, SALMAN KHAN, RANBIR KAPOOR, KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN, KATRINA KAIF AND MORE ATTENDED PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2012

Stars from Movies, Music, TV and Sports Converge on Sunday, November 25, 2012 on Colors

DSC_0361.jpg(Mumbai) – November 22, 2012 – Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Hema Malini, Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, newlywed Kareena Kapoor Khan, Katrina Kaif, Prabhudeva, Parineeti Chopra, Sonu Nigam, Vijender Singh, Mary Kom and more attended the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS in India. Hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana, the show will be broadcast on Katrina Kaif 2Sunday, Nov. 25 9:00 PM-12:00 AM IST on Viacom18-Colors.

They were joined by celebrities Sajid Khan, Kabir Khan, Mini Mathur, Zarine Khan, Sameera Reddy, Subhash Ghai, Samir Soni, Darsheel Safary, Ekta Kapoor, Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar, Vivian D’sena, Drashti Dhami, Anup Soni, Dilip Joshi, Giaa Manek, Ragini Khanna, Rakhi Sawant, Terence Lewis, Rajiv Laxman, Javed Ali, Neha Bhasin, Mauli Dave, Sushil Kumar, Gagan Narang and Yogeshwar Dutt.

In addition to appearances by their favorite stars, and dazzling performances from Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Salman Khan, Parineeti Chopra and Sonu Nigam, Executive Producer Akash Sharma has also revealed that fans can expect to see hilarious comedy sketches starring Vicky Donor star Ayushmann Khurrana and Comedy Circus comedienne Bharti Singh throughout the show.

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As the only major awards show that lets you “Voice Your Choice” across the year’s best in entertainment, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS in India also aims to entertain via a partnership with P&G’s Pantene. The partnership features a unique P&G makeover experience on PeoplesChoiceIndia.com where fans were able to upload their photos for a chance to ‘Shine with the Stars’. The contest allowed two lucky fans to flaunt a glamorous makeover and be special onstage guests during the filming of People’s Choice Awards. The partnership with P&G will culminate on-air, through in-show integrations featuring talent who will reveal additional People’s Choice Award winners and interact with celebs in attendance.

Ayushmann Khurrana & PCA India EP Akash SharmaKareena Kapoor 2The People’s Choice Awards is spreading outside North America for the first time in its 39-year-old history, with a local version now completed in India. Via its license distribution partner Mark Burnett Prods., People’s Choice Awards franchise owner Procter & Gamble Entertainment has licensed the format to Bulldog Media and Entertainment in India.

The People’s Choice Award 2012 winners are determined by the fans and the first ever show in India has logged millions of votes across 30 categories on PeoplesChoiceIndia.com and the official People’s Choice Awards Facebook app. Of the total response, 49 per cent has come from people living outside of India, making this democratic format truly of the people, for the people and by the people.

ABOUT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS INDIA

Now in its 39th year in the US, and for the first time in India, the People’s Choice Awards is the only major awards show in India voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in music, movies, television, and sports. The People’s Choice official website at www.PeoplesChoiceIndia.com houses the voting platform where fans determine the winners for the annual awards show. For the first year, the categories were adapted from the US show, potential nominees were determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music sales and PeoplesChoiceIndia.com data, then vetted through Ormax Market Research. Mark Burnett, Ramit Bharti Mittal, and Akash Sharma are the Executive Producers of People’s Choice Awards in India, and the awards show is co-produced by Bulldog Media & Entertainment and Colors. The People’s Choice Awards in India is licensed by Bulldog Media & Entertainment. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice.

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IFFI and Technology not going hand in hand

International Film Festival of India also known as IFFI is one of the most prestigious film festivals in Asia. This is festival is conducted jointly by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Government of Goa. In spite of the big names involved in this festival their website is not up to the mark. The IFFI website lacks presentation and it misses the epaper which provides the updates on daily basis. With era of technology and modernization progressing day by day, the IFFI website is going backwards.

Not only is the website lacking, but also the IFFI Daily that is published in Hindi. The fonts used to publish this magazine are very large which occupies lot of space. Due to this where they can publish 8 articles only 4 are published. It is sheer wastage of space in their magazine.

The only saving grace in IFFI was the opening ceremony, where Akshay Kumar remembered all the legends of Bollywood has lost like Yash Chopra, Rajesh Khanna, Dara Singh etc. As a tribute to them he also kept 2 minutes of silence. Hats Off to Akshay Kumar as he remembered our legends at the IFFI. Not many stars would’ve done that.

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Gitanjali Group presents the exclusive jewellery collection for IRFW 2012

~ Collection was showcased by Ankita Shorey, Miss India 2011~

Mumbai, November 24, 2012: Gitanjali Group, world’s largest integrated branded jewellery manufacturer-retailer, with Nineonenine Global Entertainment brings back Asia’s Largest Fashion Festival, India Resort Fashion Week 2012 (IRFW) to Goa this year from 28th November to 1st December. At the announcement press conference Gitanjali Group, a name synonymous with fashion and luxury, organized a special preview of jewellery collection from India’s leading jewellery brands such as Asmi, Gili, Nakshatra, D’damas, Sangini, Nizam, True Platinum and Envi to be showcased exclusively at India Resort Fashion Week 2012. The collection was presented by Ms. Ankita Shorey, Miss India 2011. The event was also attended by designers showcasing their collection at IRFW 2012 Pria-Kataria Puri, Shouger, Riyaz Ganji, Neha Ashtana, Nidhi Munim & Ridhi Sidhi along with Mr. Sushil Sharma, VP, Luxury Business, Gitanjali Group and Mr. Pallav Ojha, Director, IRFW and many others.

Set on the pristine Candolim beach, IRFW comes with an exciting twist of fashion, music and panache offering a stylish experience of resort fashion, retail and music. Gitanjali Group will showcase five of their leading brands such as Asmi, Gili, Nakshatra, Sangini and D’damas at the fashion week. IRFW 2012 will have three main areas – The Fashion Show, The Fashion Village and The Music Festival. One-of-a-kind ramp shows set on the beach will witness 24 designers showcase their latest trends in resort wear. The Music Festival aka Sand Kastle will host performances by renowned DJ’s and artists like Paris Hilton, Dimitri Vegas, Chicane, Star Killers and Like Mike amongst other international talent. Open to all; The Fashion Village is a fashion shopper’s paradise, with some of the finest brands/designers in the resort’s space.

Commenting on this association Sushil Sharma, VP, Luxury Business, Gitanjali Group says, “Over the last two decades, jewellery has transformed from something worn only on special occasions, to an integral part of every fashion conscious woman’s outfits. She uses jewellery at work, for parties and other evenings out, and she even uses jewellery to adorn herself at visits to exclusive resorts. Gitanjali Group offers her collections suitable for each type of need. The India Resort Fashion Week is a special event that ranks high on the country’s style and fashion calendar. It offers us an exciting platform to showcase the latest collections of our different jewellery brands, and reach out to a young and with-it audience. The Group will showcase five of their leading brands such as Asmi, Gili, Nakshatra, Sangini and D’damas at the fashion week.”

About Gitanjali Group:

Gitanjali Group is one of the largest integrated diamond and jewellery manufacturers and retailers globally. It was the pioneer of jewellery branding in India, launching Gili in 1994, and owns most of the leading jewellery brands in the country including D’damas. The Group`s activities are spread across the entire value chain from sourcing and processing rough diamonds to manufacturing, branding and retailing gold and diamond jewellery.

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Daniel Yegon confident of defending title

Defending champion Daniel Yegon Cheruiyot of Kenya threw down the gauntlet to his fellow elite athletes, saying he was in great form and confident of defending his title in the Jamba Cloud Hyderabad 10K to be run on Sunday, November 25.

Daniel Yegon holds the unique advantage of being the only runner in the field of 14 elite men to have run on this course earlier and hopes to clock 28 minutes to claim the winner’s purse of Rs 1.5 lakh. He, however, conceded that it was a very tough field and expected a fast and aggressive race. Daniel Yegon was also pleasantly surprise with the cool weather prevalent in Hyderabad at this time of the year and felt it would help the athlete to push hard.

Yegon is among the second batch of elite athletes that arrived in Hyderabad, among them Ugandan Jackson Kiprop and fellow Kenyan David Kiptoo, winner of the Andaman Half Marathon on November 18.

“This is my first visit to Hyderabad and i am looking for a good race.

The competition is going to be fierce and I am hoping to finish the race in 28mins. A good timing here will also help me prepare for a full marathon,” said Kiptoo.

Kiprop, who recently finished 7th in the Half Marathon World Championships and has a personal best of 28.35 in the 10K will be looking to upset the applecart of the Kenyans. He said he was in strong shape currently and hoped for a good run on Sunday.

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Sunil Agnihotri Production’s Film “Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya” heads for a major schedule in Mysore.

The Singer turned Actors Mika Singh and Shaan are going to be seen soon as leading actors in the Film “BALWINDER SINGH… FAMOUS HO GAYA”.

Produced by Sunil Agnihotri Productions in Association with Vandana Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd.

Directed by Sunil Agnihotri

Music :- Lalit Pandit

Lyrics: Nikhat Kazmi, Kumar

Dialogues:- Tanveer Khan

Story Screenplay:- Rajan Agarwal,

Additional Screenplay-Sanjiv Soni, Shrikant Vishvakarma.

Choreographer:-Rekha Chinni Prakash

DOP: Nirmal Jani

Sound: Uday Inamati

Art: Rangarao Chowgule

Editor: Aseem Sinha

Line Producer: Shiva Rindani

Media Consultant:-Parul Chawla (Picture N Kraft)

The film is a musical comedy

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Hindware bags the ‘Best Bathroom Fixtures’ Good Homes Award

Mumbai, November 23, 2012: Dominant and established brand Hindware from HSIL Limited won the ‘Best Bathroom Fixtures’ brand award in the first edition of Good Home Awards organized by the Zee Business channel. A first of its kind, this award honours contribution by companies in building modern India and creating happy homes. The Award for best brand in ‘Bathroom Fixtures’ was presented to Mr. Sandip Somany, Jt. Managing Director, HSIL Limited by Shri Kamal Nath, Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development.

The selection criterion for the awards was based on quality and efficiency and besides hindware, Kohler and Parryware were the other contenders in this category. The brands were tested on the parameters of ‘brand Image’, ‘superior quality’, ‘consumer friendly innovation’ and ‘distribution network’. The awards were announced at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi on November 20, 2012.

Expressing his happiness and delight over the win, Mr. Sandip Somany, Jt. Managing Director, HSIL Limited, said “We are extremely delighted to have won the award. Productive competition is always good for the industry; it is a sign of progress and opportunity. At HSIL we have and will always continue to develop technologies to match our customer aspirations and deliver innovative solutions. It is indeed an honour to be recognized for setting the trend and standards in this very difficult consumer category, which is witnessing a change both in consumer perception and state-of-art products being offered seasonally”.

This award is another feather in the cap for ‘hindware’ this year (2012) after PowerBrands – ‘Chosen by The Indian Consumer award’, Waves – ‘Aquatech Award’ to name a few. In the past years, hindware has been in contention for various awards and won 4 P’s Award for India’s 100 Most Valuable Brand 2010 as well as has won the Consumer Validated Superbrands award & Reader’s Digest’s trusted brand several years now.

About HSIL Limited:

HSIL Limited is the largest Indian manufacturer of sanitary ware products, with a dominant market share of over 40% in the industry. A business conglomerate today, its journey began in the year 1960. At present, it has three distinct subsidiaries; Building Products, Container Glass and EVOK, a speciality home retail venture.

Recognised by its iconic brand ‘hindware’, which has been in the market for 50 years, HSIL’s brand portfolio has expanded under brand ‘Benelave’, ‘Hindware Art’ and ‘Hindware Italian Collection’, offering premium range products.

The luxury brand Queo from Barwood UK is imported and marketed exclusively by HSIL Limited in India.

Apart from being a leader in the sanitaryware segment, AGI, its glass container division too is a dominant player in its segment. In 2008, the company ventured into the speciality home interior space through its retail venture, EVOK with stores across India.

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Connected Camera Begins with the Launch of GALAXY Camera, Now Available in India

The GALAXY Camera welcomes a new era of visual communication

Offers instant sharing of top quality images through 3G + Wi-Fi connectivity, powered by Android platform, equipped in one beautiful device

Mumbai, November 23, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the world’s first truly connected camera , the Samsung GALAXY Camera in the Indian market.

The GALAXY Camera combines high performance photography features with Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and the freedom of 3G/4G + Wi-Fi connectivity to create the world’s first truly Connected Camera. The GALAXY Camera ushers in a new era of visual communications, allowing users to shoot, enjoy, edit and share high quality images and video from anywhere, at any time through a single device.

“Samsung is unique, in that it is the only company that can combine world class mobile and digital imaging technologies to create such an innovative product. The collaboration between Mobile and Digital imaging Business Units allowed Samsung to create the first Connected Camera, using technology like 3G. A Connected Camera gives users the total freedom to take vivid high quality pictures and videos wherever and whenever they wish and share them instantly through their favorite social networking sites or with family and friends without the restrictions of a conventional camera. The GALAXY Camera provides these luxuries and many more in a beautiful design and user interface. ”states Mr Asim Warsi , VP-Samsung Mobile .

What sets the GALAXY Camera apart as the first truly Connected Camera is 3G + Wi-Fi connectivity, opening users up to a world of near limitless sharing and smartphone like activities. Posting high quality images to your favorite social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and the pre-installed Instagram app has never been easier. The GALAXY Camera functions on Wi-Fi with Dual Band and Channel Bonding for extra speed. Simply shoot, enjoy, edit and share with the touch of a button.

The GALAXY Camera also delivers outstanding photography on the go which easily outperforms any smartphone camera available. Boasted by a 21x super long zoom lens and a super-bright 16M BSI CMOS sensor, the GALAXY Camera also features Samsung’s ‘Smart Mode’ technology; a series of 15 default modes and settings that make professional-looking photography easy for anyone to achieve. No matter what the occasion, the GALAXY Camera’s ‘Smart Mode’ delivers stunningly detailed images that make photography with the GALAXY Camera effortless and enjoyable.

Once captured, users can enjoy their images on the GALAXY Camera’s 4.8”(121.2mm) HD Super Clear Touch Display. However, the GALAXY Camera’s beautiful display can be used for more than just viewing. Users can quickly and easily make professional edits to their photos using the integrated ‘Photo Wizard’; a comprehensive set of 35 photo editing tools powered by the GALAXY Camera’s ultrafast quad-core processor. User can also use ‘Paper Artist’, an app that became popular on the GALAXY Note II, for quick and unique photo edits.

The GALAXY Camera ships with Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), giving users access to over 600,000 apps currently available on Google Play. The Android OS also provides full browsing support and the ability to customize your camera to suit your creative needs.

“The GALAXY Camera brings together everything that is wonderful about photography on a dedicated camera, with the functionality and freedom of the leading smartphones. The GALAXY Camera marks a new era of the Connected Camera.”states Mr Warsi . The Galaxy Camera is priced at Rs.29,900/-.It is being launched with a very attractive offer of 1GB Data free/month for 2 months from Airtel .

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

For further information please contact:

Ruchika Batra /Pramuch Goel Amit Verma/ Swati Guwalani

Samsung India Text 100 Public Relations

Ph: 0124-4881234 Mob: 98108 96782/ 9873220117

Email: ruchika.b@samsung.com Email: amitv@text100.co.in/

pramuch.goel@samsung.com swati.guwalani@text100.co.in

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The biggest achevivent but working with Idol!Aamir Khan

Mumbai 23 November 2012, – Spotted on the sets of CID, Alefia kapadia gushes how she felt on coming face to face with amir Khan , commented about working with her biggest idol and superstar ” Its been an absolute delight for me to have had the opportunity to work with the super star ,who was thorough professional during the scenes that we shot and a complete gentleman”I still havent able to get over the feeling of complete euphoria!!
She also aded that the director B P Singh also complemented her on her professionalsim and work,which like the icing on the cake”

Thanks & Regards,
Shirin
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Hindi Movies `Son of Sardaar’ and `Jab tak hai Jaan’ continue their strong run in the second week in 819 and 578 UFO Digital theatres respectively’

Mumbai, November 23, 2012: Hollywood film ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’, debuts in 86 UFO Digital theatres.

`Son of Sardaar’ screens in 819 UFO digital theatres while `Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ screens in 578 UFO digital theatres pan-India in their second week. `1920 Evil Returns’, in its fourth week, screens in 44 UFO Digital theatres. `Chakravyuh’ and `Student of The Year’, both screens in 25 and 21 UFO Digital theatres in their fifth and sixth week respectively.

In the south Indian films section, Telugu film ‘Dhamarukam – The Ultimate Sound of Power’ debuts this week in 276 UFO Digital theatres, while `Bus Stop…..Lovers Adda’ screens in 86 UFO Digital theatres in Week 3. `Denikaina Ready’ screens in 66 UFO Digital theatres in its fifth week and ‘Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu’, another Telugu film, screens in 66 UFO Digital theatres in its sixth week.

Tamil film `Thuppakki’ screens in 150 UFO Digital theatres in week 2.

About UFO Moviez India Ltd. (www.ufomoviez.com)

UFO Moviez, the world’s largest satellite delivered digital cinema network, has revolutionized the way films are distributed and exhibited throughout India. Presently, UFO has a base of 3104 digital screens (including 141 3D Screens), spread in 1,300 cities in 25 states and 6 union territories of India. UFO has so far released 5196 films in 30 languages and has conducted over 12.8 million shows till date.

For more information, please contact:

UFO Moviez India Ltd. – Shalini Bhattacharya – PR Manager, (+91)9920839720

Janki Trivedi – Adfactors PR – (+91)9820080835, (+91)9820531932

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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