India’s Got Talent” Celebrates the Nation’s ‘Hunar’

India’s Got Talent” Celebrates the Nation’s ‘Hunar’

Jod De Tirange Se Rang Apna…Lehera de apne hunar ka parcham,

Tera des bula raha hai

~Kirron Kher, Farah Khan, Karan Johar and Malaika Arora Khan to judge this season~

Mumbai, September 14, 2012 – Talented are the ones who lead. They are the ones who carry the flag of the nation and become the torchbearers. Their achievements spark celebrations setting new standards of excellence and uniting the country. For three seasons, India’s Got Talent mesmerized audiences, bringing to the forefront talents that created a record and an identity for the country. Now, with the onset of a new season, COLORS flagship talent reality show, Maruti Suzuki presents India’s Got Talent is all set to woo audiences yet again with entertainers that were unheard and untouched, acts that are breath taking, creative, bizarre and unique! With an endeavor to bring unexplored and hidden talent, India’s Got Talent this season broke new ground as it explored not only the length, breadth but also the depth of the country. With India’s Got Talent turning four this season, the show will have not three but four jury members on the panel – veteran actor Kirron Kher, celebrated director Karan Johar, dance diva Malaika Arora Khan and the versatile choreographer cum director turned actor Farah Khan. The show is all set for a grand launch this September 22, 2012, every Saturday and Sunday 10.00 pm only on COLORS.

Speaking about the show, Manisha Sharma, Weekend Programming Head, COLORS said, “India’s Got Talent is a celebration of the diverse talent that India has to offer and we are proud to present another exciting season. This time, the platform will set a new benchmark in presentation and talent; we have infact crossed all boundaries and have stepped outside of the studio to present some real edgy and engaging action from the spot.”

Talking about judging India’s Got Talent for the first time, Karan Johar says,” India’s Got Talent is the only show that does not limit itself to singing-dancing rather extends the stage to a variety of talent and is a launch pad for newcomers. At Dharma Productions too, we have given a break to various artists, directors, actors and been part of their success story, which is a huge high. I am looking forward to many life changing experiences like these on India’s Got Talent.”

Kirron Kher who has been associated with India’s Got Talent since its inceptions says, “This is my fourth year of judging India’s Got Talent and the stage is not new to me, I know what India’s Got Talent is capable of and the responsibility of bringing the best is on our shoulders. This season, the bar has been raised and the quality of the talent has just gone up completely. We have already seen some spectacular talent and I cannot wait to take on this new journey of discovering some more.”

Anupama Mandloi, Head of Content, Freemantle media,” This season has been very unpredictable as we have had numerous talents from across the country. The team travelled to 21 cities looking for extraordinary talent and the experience turned out to be better than expected. We are glad that we found right mix of people, of different age group with wide-ranging skill sets. This is the best platform to showcase the brilliant variety of talent owing to the diverse and traditional nature of our country.”

Giving this season the glamour and glitz, Malaika Arora Khan who joins the jury panel this year says, “It’s an honour to be given the mantle of honing and polishing the talent to face the world. It’s this one chance that is a make or break and I am helping the contestants give their best shot.”

Also joining the three juries will be Farah Khan who will have a special role to play in this season. She says, “I started as a young choreographer in my teens, directed my first film in my thirties and made my acting debut this year. There is absolutely no stopping for the talented, not even age. I am excited to be part of a show like India’s Got Talent, the only show where they believe in age no bar, talent no bar.”

Keeping the spirits at an all time high this season will be the Hosts – our version of the ‘desi boys’ – Manish Paul and Cyrus Sahukar. Together they will bring enthusiasm and energy on the floor, prod and encourage the contestants to go beyond their comfort zones! Their inimitable comic timing and rib ticking acts will keep the audiences enthralled throughout the episode not leaving even a single dead moment.

Tune in to Maruti Suzuki presents India’s Got Talent, September 22, 2012, every Saturday and Sunday 10.00 pm only on COLORS.

About ‘COLORS’

‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS launched on 21st July 2008 offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jasbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Balika Vadhu- Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Madhubala…Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Uttaran, Parichay- Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Kairi – Rishta Khatta Meetha, Chhal…Sheh aur Maat, Sasural Simar Ka, Na Bole Tum..Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa amongst others.

About Viacom18

Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc and TV18. Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. operates seven general entertainment channels – MTV, Nickelodeon, Vh1, COLORS, COLORS HD, SONIC, Comedy Central and film business through Viacom18 Motion Pictures, that produces, acquires and distributes Hindi films, This apart, Viacom18 also runs Viacom’s consumer products division in India. For more information on Viacom18, Viacom or Network18, log on to, and respectively.

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Kamaal Nana Dhamaal Paresh Malamaal Priyan!

It is not often that a hit combo comes back to make yet another superhit. Paresh Rawal and Nana Patekar are coming back together in Percept Pictures’ Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal directed by Priyadarshan all set to hit the marquee on 28th September. “Nana has a very unusual role in the film. He normally sets the screen afire with his dialogue delivery but this time it is his silence that will score,” says Paresh Rawal. Nana echoes Paresh’s sentiments, “when you share screen space with stalwarts, there is so much give and take. And this reflects on the screen. Paresh has been associated with Priyan for so long and he must be finding it very delightful to work with someone like him again and again. When I act with Priyan, I relax simply because I follow what he wants me to do. As actors it is not always easy to surrender to a director unless you know that he is totally in command.”

Priyan grins at the thought of his team of extraordinary gentlemen. “Nana and Paresh, I would say are treasures and whether it is them or the rest of the veterans who are part of KDM, each one’s contribution has made the film in the real sense.”

No wonder then the audience is looking forward to the Nana-Paresh-Priyan combo bringing a kamaal dhamaal entertainment that will make the box-office malamaal!



For the first time collaborates with folk singer


The Sufi maestro Kailash Kher has reached such great heights that singers and bands in India and abroad wish to collaborate with him for the music albums. One can gauge the popularity of this singer whose January released album “Rangeele” set record breaking sales. “We never collaborated with anyone before in spite of getting offers from the foreign countries not only because we have commitments in India but also we did not want to do music that will run-of-the mill,” says Kher. But surprisingly, the singer who never opted to collaborate with any one before has announced a collaboration with Padmashri awardee singer Prahlad Tipanya for his fifth album.

It happened in a click for Kher whose mind was captivated by the music created by Tipanya when Kher had been to Tipanya’s concert organised in Tipanya’s village last year. Stunned by the simplicity and penetrative power of the music created by Prahlad, Kailash knew it immediately that he will be collaborating with Prahlad. Prahlad’s music made Kailash nostalgic and flooded his mind with childhood memories. “Prahladji’s singing reminded me of my father who was though not a trained singer but sang with much passion,” said Kher.

Prahlad, who is a teacher-principal in a small school in Madhya Pradesh, was awarded Padmashri in 2011.Tipanya creates music with a soul and rural touch believes Kher. “Today, with whatever little bit experience and means I have, I can hopefully take this music to its true audience in a new form,” beams Kher. “And I wish that the people who say there is no audience for genuine unaltered folk music could see the crowd pulling capability of these rural rock stars,” he adds.






Kolkata, September 15, 2012… Reliance Broadcast Network’s – radio arm 92.7 BIG FM, that develops executes and owns intellectual properties across platforms, is all set to take the company’s ambitious BIG Disha initiative to over six lakh rural youth across India. BIG Disha is a one-of-a-kind education based rural marketing programme offering critical career counsel that helps empower small town youth to make informed career decisions, basis their interest and personality. The initiative, designed to benefit youth from 325 towns, across 5 states of MP, UP, WB, BIH & GUJ reaching out to over 6 lakh young people. In West Bengal alone it would cover 68 small towns across the state

Understanding that the youth are the biggest influencers and consumption drivers for many categories including their own, consumer goods company Procter and Gamble’s leading brand Gillette – known for its initiatives to penetrate into the hearts of Indian consumers – is partnering with 92.7 BIG FM to support BIG Disha.

92.7 BIG FM set out to develop BIG Disha after understanding that small town youth possess the skill, attitude and potential to compete with their urban counterparts in different career fields. What handicaps them is the lack of honest and unbiased information avenues and career guidance tips to help them unleash their true potential. It is reported that after medical emergencies, education is considered the second most important reason for savings in rural households. 92.7 BIG FM’s newest platform will help unravel myths, make known the true potential about different career streams and professional courses through a chosen set of career experts, and guide students to pick up career choices based on their personality type and interest areas.

Reliance Broadcast Network’s strategy is to leverage its extensive and robust radio network – 92.7 BIG FM to establish meaningful dialogues with its consumers and provide exclusive engagement opportunities for brands riding on it. BIG Disha will provide a fantastic platform to marketers from various industries to be part of road shows, one on one interaction and more, while reaching out to relevant prospective customers across SECs in the smaller towns in India.

Speaking about BIG Disha, Company spokesperson said, “Education is considered to be the single most important element to help bridge the rural and urban divide and our initiative through BIG Disha is to empower the youth to informed career choices. While we amplify these effectively through our radio and television network, we offer an excellent platform for marketers to ride on. We are happy to have Gillette on board as partners and are confident of together, being able to make a positive difference”

Sharat Verma – P&G Spokesperson said, “Gillette as a brand has always aimed to help men look, feel and be their best and now we are taking it a step forward where we are not just focusing on physical grooming but also on the over-all personality development. We are extremely proud to announce the partnership with Big Disha – an initiative aimed at empowering youth from smaller cities with the right guidance & training to identify their hidden potential and help them become confident as they look and feel their best. We have reached out to the youth of our country and are hopeful that through this platform we will empower our youths with confidence to feel and be their best in all that they do

According to studies, more than half of India’s over 1.2 billion people are under the age of 25, making it possibly the youngest nation in the world. Indian youth have the drive and the determination to follow their dreams with a passion rarely seen among generations in earlier decades. Many are highly educated in their own towns and are at a loss when it comes to deciding what to do with fulfilling their dreams.

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a multi-media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties, television production and out of home. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. It houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS Networks – A joint venture with CBS Studios International offering 3 English Entertainment Channels – Prime, Love, Spark and a regional general entertainment Channel for the PCHP region – Spark Punjabi; BIG MAGIC – a regional general entertainment channel for the Hindi heartland; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division, catering to the creative needs of the Indian television landscape and BIG STREET – which acquires and markets long term premium out of home inventory. The Company also distributes Bloomberg UTV, India’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to:

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Milla Jovovich and Sienna Guillory
Lock horns

We have often seen two male actors giving tough fight to each other in an action scene but the toughest of the action is performed by the two damsels of Resident Evil-Retribution- Milla Jovovich and Sienna Guillory.

“The fight which has nearly 200 moves is truly immense and brilliant,” says Guillory. “Milla and I worked every day on it. It’s actually a very beautiful fight. It incorporates things that we had never done before with weapons and lots of aerial moves,” she adds. As much as efforts the two starlets put in preparing for the action, the crew also worked equally hard in filming it. The sequence is one of the most complicated sequences filmed and choreographed till date.

Praising the superb work done by the veteran stunt coordinator Nick Powell, Milla says “Even after being with Resident Evil for such a long time I hadn’t performed such an action sequence. The crew of the movie had to put in excessive physical effort to complete this particular action scene.”On the other hand complimenting the leading lady Powell said, “Milla has completed the scene with perfection. She is a thoroughly diligent actress.”

The audience gets to see this power packed action sequence of Milla and Sienna on 28th September when the Sony Pictures film “Resident Evil-Retribution” releases. The 3 D film will release all over India in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu.


MM unveils Top 10 Ganpati sweets

Mumbai: September 15, 2012: Mumbaikars celebrate the Ganpati festival with great fervor and flavor. This 10-day long festival is begins with great preparations at home to welcome Lord Ganesha. Homes are decorated with rangoli, flowers, colorful lights and Bappa is offered modaks, his favourite sweet!

MM Mithaiwala has lined up 10 sweets like Chena Ki Mithai, Badam Roll, Kaju Pista Roll, Rasgulla, Mawa Barfi, Ghevar, Gujia, Laddo, Bundi and Flavoured Modaks to mark each day of the festival.

Manmohan Gupta, proprietor, MM Mithaiwala, says “The taste of pure danedar ghee mixed with organic sugar and dry fruits have been the key ingredients of sweets prepared at M M Mithaiwala in Malad (West). Keeping inflation in mind, we have introduced special discounted prices for our desi ghee bundi, which is served as prasad at hundreds of Mumbai’s temples.”

Call MM Mithaiwala at 022-28899501 to order MM’s special line of sweets for Ganpati

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Book Triumph of Togetherness,

Released by Adi Godrej

Wisdom Tree launched author Anil Sainani’s book “Triumph of Togetherness”, the first Indian management fable about family businesses at Hotel Four seasons, Mumbai.

Young Publisher Shobhit Arya said “We are releasing books of different field sports,films & entertainment and fictions, Anil’s book is one of the best fiction we have released.”

Adi Godrej released the book in the presence of Pradeep Kumar Khaitan, Harsha Subramaniam of Bloomberg and many more.

Talking about the book Adi Godrej said “The subject chosen by Anil is extremely good as the thought of togetherness is an important one when we talk about family businesses. I wish Anil all the very best.”

Author Anil Sainani remarked, “Small differences in relationships ignored for long can have disastrous consequences, both at emotional and financial levels.

– H. S.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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