HUNT BEGINS FOR THE NATION’S FIRST INDIAN IDOL JUNIOR

Mr. N. P. Singh (COO, MSM India), Vishal Dadlani, Shreya Goshal, Shekhar Ravjiani, Anupama Mandloi,  Gaurav Seth, (Senior VP and Marketing Head)
Gaano ka wahi jaadu, ab bachon ki aawaaz mein

HUNT BEGINS FOR THE NATION’S FIRST INDIAN IDOL JUNIOR

Starts June 1st every Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 pm

On Sony Entertainment Television

Mumbai, May 28, 2013 – Sur, Taal, Raag… are the new best friends of these young battalions blessed with an inherent talent who are set to take the nation by storm with their sensational asset… Singing! Recognizing this flair that sets the juniors apart, Sony Entertainment Television offers these endowed youngsters the biggest platform to exhibit their talent and is all set to redefine your weekends by adding melody to it with the most dynamic singing reality show Indian Idol Junior, for the first time ever starting June 1st, 2013.

Bringing alive its theme “Gaano Ka Wahi Jaadu, Ab Bachon Ki Aawaaz Mein”, the Junior Idols will recreate the aura of music in their own distinct style, vying for the title of the first ever ‘Indian Idol Junior’. This season will feature participants between the ages of 5 – 15 who are going to mesmerize the nation by lending their voice to just not one but, many tunes. All set to create ripples in the music world; these young stalwarts will be taking singing to an all new dimension. Indian Idol Junior will celebrate young singing talent by providing them the platform to reach out to the stars. And with this Indian Idol Junior will give wings to the dreams of these little wunderkinds. Indian Idol Junior will not only chronicle the fascinating journey of a child to become the nation’s first ever Indian Idol Junior, but also capture their heartwarming, innocent, entertaining and honest stories.

Amidst great pomp and fanfare at the launch, hosts of the show the charming Karan Wahi and the effervescent and elegant Mandira Bedi presented the vivacious talent powerhouse Shreya Ghoshal along with ace music director duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani who enthralled the audience with their power packed performances. They also spoke about their journey in search of that one voice and how they travelled the length and breadth of the heartland to scout the best young singing talent that the country has to offer.

Mr. N. P. Singh COO Multi Screen Media said, “At Sony, we are constantly working towards creating new content to engage with our audiences. With Indian Idol Junior, we intend to bring the entire family together to create a wholesome viewing experience. It is a celebration of young singing talent across the country and is bound to increase the entertainment quotient of this season substantially. It gives me immense pleasure to announce the launch of the first Indian Idol Junior and I can very proudly say that this season will create a new benchmark in singing reality shows and gift the music industry with some really outstanding talent”.

Ms. Sneha Rajani, Senior EVP and Business Head Sony Entertainment Television said, “Indian Idol Junior is the search to give India its first Junior singing star. To achieve this ambition we have gone far & wide across the country in our search for talent. The very first episode will take viewers on a musical journey with thousands of kids who will blow you away with their outstanding talent. I am also thrilled about this year’s judges’ panel and I believe they will provide great mentorship to the participants, to give India its best Junior singing star.

A production of such magnitude warrants only the best in the industry to make it happen. Sony Entertainment Television is once again partnering with one of the country’s leading production houses – Fremantle Media who are the license holders to the format Indian Idol.

Ms. Anupama Mandloi, Content Head, Fremantle Media India adds, “Idol Junior has been successfully produced in Brazil and Puerto Rico and it is our endeavour at Fremantle media to sustain this legacy of success. Indian Idol Junior has been thoroughly enjoyable to produce and we hope to bring the innocence and phenomenal talent of the juniors to every home and make it the preferred destination. As always, it’s a delight partnering with Sony. Their vision for the brand and faith in team collaboration makes for a great product.”

So get ready to embark on a musical journey – a journey with the Juniors who will touch every Indian, move them, inspire them and entertain them for the next 14 weeks!

Indian Idol Junior Premiers on June 1st 2013 every Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

About Sony Entertainment Television:

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backs Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. It comprises of Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel, SAB; a family comedy entertainment channel; PIX, the English movie channel and MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel. Since its launch in October 1995, SET has created a unique space for itself in the Indian Television industry. Pioneering new waves in television programming, with blockbuster movie premieres, big format non – fiction shows and an impressive array of fiction shows. SET is known for its innovative concepts and exciting formats and is the most preferred family entertainment channel that reaches out to more than 50 million households, in India. Additionally, SET is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives and Malaysia. In total, SET influences over 300 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide.

Sony Entertainment Television is a part of the network of channels distributed by The One Alliance – a joint venture between Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. and Discovery Communications India. Other channels in the One Alliance network include SAB, MAX, PIX, MIX, SIX, AXN, Animax, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, DISCOVERY CHANNEL TAMIL, Discovery kids, AATH, Aaj tak, Headlines Today, Tez, Neo Sports, Neo Prime, TIMES NOW, MOVIES NOW, ET NOW, Zoom, SET HD, SIX HD AND DISCOVERY HD WORLD

About Freemantle Media India:

Fremantle Media India opened a brand new on-the-ground production unit in Mumbai, summer 2009, to capitalise on the 110 million households watching over 425 channels.

Targeting the leading entertainment channels, Fremantle Media India has produced Indian Idol 5 & 6 with tremendous success and is currently producing Indian Idol Junior. It has also produced India’s Got Talent Season 3 & 4, X Factor India Season 1, three successful seasons of Zindagi Ki Haqeeqat se Aamna Saamna, while season 4 Aamna Saamna Investigative is currently on air. It has also produced two seasons of Savdhan India. The company has created differentiated content like National Geographic’s Mission Cover Shot, The Assignment for Bloomberg and Food Food Maha Challenge. Fremantle media India has a pipeline of fiction and non-fiction shows in development and production with the promise of bringing hit, international formats to the Indian audience.

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Rajan Verma Performances at Water Kingdom 15th anniversary

Water Kingdom is celebrating its 15th anniversary where a huge crowd gathered to see Rajan Verma and Hrishita Bhatt grand Performance at the wave’s pool of the famous water park. Rajan Verma was seen shaking legs on his latest release Zindagi 50:50 movie song and was entertaining the visitors with his dancing skills. The music was later taken over by DJ Suketu, who played foot tapping music whose volume gradually increased during the number. The crowd gathered at the pool, filling it beyond its capacity, was delighted to have a glimpse of Verma.

Rajan Verma Said, “its nice picnic spot place in Mumbai. When I was a small kid I love to come here to enjoy my childhood. Today I came here to promote my movie Zindagi 50:50 which is running very successfully in all the theatres. I am happy that my movie is getting positive response from audience and they love it.”

Rajan Verma and Hrishita Bhatt performances spurred an extremely energetic atmosphere. The event was a full-on Bollywood extravaganza indeed. The Visitors was Enjoyed the thrilling Rides and Witness some of the Most Glamorous and Electrifying Celebrities Live Performance.


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Divya Dutta offered to Play Anil’s wife!!

Divya Dutta is on a career high of late. Having received critical acclaim
for her role in Gippi, she is awaiting the release of her other two biggies
– Lootera & Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Divya’s presence in the movies of bigger
league is not going unnoticed.

Last heard she was also offered to play Anil Kapoor’s wife in his serial
24. Although humbled by the offer, Divya could not take it up due to her
prior commitments and looks forward to working with Anil in another project
soon.

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Meera & Aryeman refused to dub for Bhadaas

How would it be possible to not have some spice while making a film with Pakistani Actress Meera in it.

During the first three days shoot of Ajay Yadav directed film ‘Bhadaas’ went on smoothly but on the fourth day first glitch hit him. First it was Meera, who started complaining about the scenes and that she will not be doing many of them. “This is when we had discussed the script scene by scene and she had agreed to all. Then only we had signed her on but she started acting pricey,” comments Ajay Yadav. Later she agreed and shot the sequences but this was not the end of his owes with this moody actress. Once shoot was done she refused to dub for his film. “I had to file a case of non-cooperation with Versova Police Station and now my case is pending at Andheri Court. However my major dilemma was when this virus of non-cooperation was passed on to Aryeman Ramsey also. I was shocked when even he started throwing tantrums on the sets and finally refused to dub for my film,” says a visibly irritated director. He sent numerous messages to Aryeman, tried calling him but to no avail. “It is surprising because actresses are known to be a little finicky but actors? And Aryeman? Anyways I am all set to release my film, with or without their support.”

Produced under the banner of SERENE FILMS and directed by Ajay Yadav, the psycho thriller Hindi film ‘BHADAAS’ is releasing all over on 14th June 2013. With the star cast of Aryeman Ramse, Meera, Ahsutosh Kaushik, Shree Rajput, Ananth Mahadevan, Rudra Kaushish, Mohini Neelkanth and Mushtaq Khan, it is the story of a young girl Daisy, Police inspector Vijay and Assistant Commissioner’s daughter Neha. Every night of full Moon, men start disappearing, creating a panic. A trap is laid to catch the killer red handed.

Produced, Written and directed by Ajay Yadav, DOP for BHADAAS is Mukesh Maru, Editors are Karan Varia & Vaibhav Waman, Associate Director is Kumar Acharya and it is Co- produced by Vijay Yadan & Vandana Singh. Music of the film is given by Shabab Azmi while Lyrics are by Israr Ansari.

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Shruti Haasan meets with injury on the sets of Ramaiya Vastavaiya

Actress Shruti Haasan who will next be seen in Tips’ & Prabhudheva’s Ramaiya Vastavaiya alongside debutante Girish Kumar,recently met with an accident on the sets of the movie.

Shruti who was in deep conversation with director Prabhudheva over some crucial scenes of the film,slipped and fell into the adjacent swimming pool – If sources are to be believed ,the actress had to be rushed to the nearest hospital since she was badly hurt.

Says a source, “Shruti was discussing a few scenes with Prabhudheva when she happened to slip and fall into the pool,hitting her legs hard against the concrete in the bargain- She had to be rushed to the hospital immediately and has been advised a few days of bed rest before she resumes shooting”.

The actress was shooting for Ramaiya Vastavaiya which is scheduled to release 19th July,2013.

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Reshma D’souza keeps the promise of Kannada Veteran Actor Raj Kumar

Mangalore is a home to the Tulu Film Industry (Kannada film industry) from where Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sunil Shetty were born and have created waves in Bollywood and internationally. Now Actress Reshma D’souza, is on cloud nine where she is making her Sandalwood debut with movie “Goa” which is produced by Shankar Reddy. She is a huge fan of Kannada Veteran actor Raj Kumar and was inspired by him. She said, “I met Mr Raj Kumar in Bangalore where he said I have the potential to be an actress and he told me to work in Kannada movies but as I was shifting my base to Dubai so I refuse the offer but promised him if I ever do a movie I would began my career in Kannada movie. He is the one who inspired me to get in the movies and I dedicate my Kannada and Bollywood film to him.”

It seems that she has hit a jackpot as far as her career is concerned. She has been signed on for a multi-starrer Bollywood movie “The City That Never Sleeps” which stars Hollywood star Jeremy William, Veena Malik, Nataliya Kozhenova, Bhairavi Goswami, Jonita Doda, Devshi Khanduri, Murli Sharma and many more. The film is being directed by Haroon Rashid and Produced by Satish Reddy.

Reshma D’souza said, “I am feeling blessed that I got a chance to work with some of good Directors of our industry. It will be a pleasure to be in a movie where I am going to rub a shoulder with Hollywood hunk Jeremy Marr William and Bollywood renowned actors.”

Kannada “Goa” movie is a remake of Blockbuster Tamil film “Goa” which stars Jai, Vaibhav, Premji Amaran, Sneha and Piaa Bajpai.


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Reliance XI Vs MCHI – CREDAI XI

MCHI-CREDAI form new cricket team

Mumbai, May 29, 2013: Aiming to promote fitness among its members and build relations with other corporates and government bodies, body of real estate developers, MCHI-CREDAI announced the formation of its new cricket team.

The MCHI-CREDAI cricket team will play its inaugural match against Reliance Industries Ltd. at the Oval on June 02, 2013.

Through this Endeavour, MCHI-CREDAI aims to encourage its members to engage in a sport that boosts physical fitness as well as promote healthy relationships between other corporates and government bodies.

The MCHI-CREDAI team will have 17 players from the developers’ fraternity. These 17 players will be selected by an external coaching committee. MCHI-CREDAI has been conducting rigorous practice sessions in the morning hours at PJ Gymkhana, Mumbai, in the presence of coaches.

Speaking about this new team, Shailesh Sanghvi, Captain and Convener of the MCHI -CREDAI team, said “Bringing together the members to form a cricket team was a challenging and exciting task. The zeal with which the participants took part in the practice sessions is noteworthy. We do not have great expertise, but a passion to play that will push us ahead. The team comprises of both the young and older generation of developers so that every age group gets an equal opportunity to play.”

Team representing MCHI-CREDAI :

1. Mr. Shailesh Sanghvi (Captain) – Sanghvi Group

2. Mr. Ankit Chopra (Vice Captain) – Cosmos Group

3. Mr. Nikhil Mansukhani – Man Global Limited

4. Mr. Hemal Jain – Neev Group

5. Mr.Mayur Shah – Marathon Realty

6. Mr. Rushi Yogesh Mehta – Neelyog Builders Pvt. Ltd.

7. Mr. Tejas Vyas – Oyster Infra

8. Mr. Rikhav Shah – Shantistar Builders

9. Mr. Krishnan Muthukumar – Tridhaatu Realty

10. Mr. Jitendra Jain – Neev Group

11. Mr. Diipesh L. Bhagtani – Jaycee Homes Ltd.

12. Mr. Ajay Nahar – Nahar Builders Ltd.

13. Mr. Atul Parekh – Parekh Sons Builders Pvt. td.

14. Mr. Milan D. Shah – Imprint Estate Pvt. Ltd.

15. Mr. Vicky Oswal – Oswal Realty

16. Mr. Pritam Chivukula – Tridhaatu Realty

17. Mr. Ram Kantilal Makhecha – Vakratunda Realty Pvt. Ltd.

Coach Committee :

1. Mr.Rajesh Tandel

2. Mr.Rahul Gaikwad

3. Mr. Monish K

The team plans to play matches with IAS officers, MCGM, Advocates, Income tax dept., other

About MCHI-CREDAI

MCHI-CREDAI an ISO 9001:2008 Certified, formed in 1982, is the most prominent and the only recognised body of real estate developers in Mumbai and MMR. MCHI-CREDAI brings together members dealing in real estate development on one common platform to address various issues facing the industry. Members of MCHI-CREDAI account for 80% of Development of New Residential Accommodation and Commercial Properties in Mumbai and MMR. MCHI-CREDAI helps the central and state governments in meeting their objectives of providing housing, which is a basic necessity. MCHI-CREDAI has a strong membership of over 1200 leading developers in Mumbai and has expanded across MMR, having its own units in Thane, Kalyan -Dombivali, Mira – Virar City, Raigad and Navi Mumbai. MCHI-CREDAI works towards raising awareness among the general public, real estate and construction industry while providing them with detailed information on projects and new developments in and around Mumbai and MMR region.

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Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani to release in Israel
After Devdas in 2002, now Ranbir-Deepika’s next has been dubbed in Hebrew for the country

The last Bollywood film that released in Israel was the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Devdas (2002). And after a gap of over 10 years, now the upcoming Ranbir KapoorDeepika Padukone movie, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD), will hit theatres in the country. The movie’s overseas distributor, Eros International, is expecting it to do great business as Hindi films have a large market there.

“It is releasing on the same day in Israel as it is in India. There is a huge demand for these movies since Israelis and the local Indian population there are fond of the content,” says Kumar Ahuja, president, business development, Eros International. “Earlier Bollywood content was available on DVDs and Indian channels, but this can very well be called the beginning of the theatrical age of Hindi movies in Israel,” he adds.

The Ayan Mukerji directorial has been dubbed in Hebrew for the audience there, and is currently being promoted on television channels across the country.

Commenting on why no Bollywood film has released in Israel in the last decade, Kumar says, “There was no solid distributor in Israel until now. And getting prints of the movie is an expensive process. But now Shai Motion Pictures (an Israeli distributor) has invested in a portable projector, which gives us the mobility to showcase movies at different locations at a cost that is much lesser.”

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International football star Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex-girlfriend Gemma Atkinson, is all geared up for her Bollywood debut. She is set to star in the Plus Entertainment and Peacock Entertainment Production’s new flick “Fever” opposite Indian heartthrob Rajeev Khandelwal. The sexy FHM model-turned-actress is best known for her role in the the super hit BBC teenage drama “Hollyoaks”. She has also featured in international productions, “Boogie Woogie”, “How to Stop Being a Loser”, “13 Hrs”, “Airborne” and “Night of the Living Dead 3D”.

Gemma’s most recent release, “The Dyatlov Pass Incident” is the most talked about Hollywood thriller movie directed by Renny Harlin. Trendsetter Harlin has “Cliffhanger”, “Die Hard 2”, “Deep Blue Sea” among others to his filmography. According to sources, the Hollywood beauty was approached by New-age director Rajeev Jhaveri. “Fever” is all set to become Gemma’s first Bollywood venture. The suspense-thriller will be shot entirely in Switzerland as part of a single shoot schedule. Gemma reportedly loved the script and her part in the film to which she instantaneously agreed.

Apart from Miss Atkinson, this feature film is also set to star another Hollywood actress from a popular movie franchise along with a Bollywood actress who is a fabulous performer and an icon of the Hindi film Industry. The production house is expected to make an official announcement soon confirming the two other leading ladies in the movie.

Gemma has already begun shooting in Switzerland alongside Rajeev Khandelwal. Sources say she is very excited and is enjoying every moment of her first Bollywood journey.

Shantanu (Media Consultant)
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Rajpal Yadav with Bharti Sharma
Sudha Chandran’s come back with “Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai”

Sudha Chandran popular as Nache Mayuri comes back in Bollywood after 7 years in Hari Kripa Films “Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai”, her last film was ‘Malaamal Weekly’ with Rajpal Yadav, coincidently she shares her screen space again with Rajpal Yadav in this film.

Major chunk of this film is being shot at Almeda Bunglow, Yari Road, Andheri (west), on a lavish set of Brothel where Rajpal Yadav, Bharti Sharma, Sudha Chandran and Rakesh Bedi along with many junior artist are participating. Rajpal Yadav is playing role of a unemployed youth, Sudha Chandran is in role of Madame of brothel, Bharti Sharma is playing central character of a girl from Bedni community of Bundelkhand, Yashpal Sharma is in character of minister, Mushtaq Khan as PA of minister, Sandeep Bose in role of chief Eunuch and Milind Gunaji is in role of zamindar. According to director Arvind Tripathi story of this film narrates the painful situation of women’s of Bedni community, how they are being exploited by powerful politician and businessman of society.

Being Produced by K.K.Mundhada from Bhopal (yesteryear’s film distributors of film ‘Phool Aur Kaanta’, ‘Parinda’ and many more for C.P.C.I territory) with Piyush Mundhada as co-producer, Piyush who is a electronic engineer wanted to make a film on hard hitting subject. Film is being directed by Arvind Tripathi, story by Nazir Qureshi with screenplay & dialogues by Masood Mirza, music by Nikhil, Umesh & Parveen, lyrics by Kumar & Haidar Nazmi, cinematography by Surya Mishra, choreography by Pappu Khanna, Saroj Khan and Sailesh Kohli, action by Laddan Quereshi, costume by Manohar Teli, art director is Nazeer Sheikh and Dhansukh Jain is production controller. Songs have been rendered by Shaan, Mamta Sharma, Jaspinder Narula and Raghuveer Yadav.

Film Stars Rajpal Yadav & Bharti Sharma in lead role with Yashpal Sharma, Milind Gunanji, Sudha Chandran, Rakesh Bedi, Ehsaan Khan, Mushtaq Khan, Sandeep Bose, Irshaad Ahmed & Kiran Sharad.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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