Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal music launch

Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal music launch

Ravi Kishen took centrestage and cyrated to the song Palangtod. It was fun time at the music launch of Rash Productions’ Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal directed by Manish Vatsalya at Sun ‘n’ Sand Hotel, Juhu.

Producer Aparna Hoshing’s no-expense spared effort was very well-received and her guts to make a film like Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal was aprpeciated by connoiserurs and critics alike. A product of grit and energy, Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal music launch saw celebs of the likes of Ravi Kishen, Amit Bhai, Sudhir Welling, director-actor Manish Vatsalya, Pooja Welling, Yashpal Sharma, Murli Sharma, Ashwini Kalsekar, Sidddhant Madhav, Shadab and Saberi, sufi singer Mudasir Ali, Gary Richardson and others in attendance. Other than the singers performing to them, beeboys did some amazing steps to the title song Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal that was very well received by the audiences.

All in all, a fun-filled evening indeed.

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BJP, Bollywood Accept Veena Malik

No more outrages for Veena Malik in India. Bollywood has accepted her as an eye-candy and now slightly Indian politician accepting her to be the part of Hindu Celebration. BJP Mumbai President Raj Purohit had invited Veena Malik at holy celebration of “Krishna Janmastami” in Mumbai. She gear up as Radha and throbbed many hearts.

Excited Veena said, “It was a great day of my life. I never thought of been a special guest on such an auspicious day of India. Mumbai people are very loveable and they are very close to my heart. Mumbai is very lucky for me where my next film “Mumbai 125Kms” is going to release very soon.”

Citizen of India and Political Party’s slenderly accepting Pakistani actresses to make their mark in India. After so many political outrages between India and Pakistan now they are ready to forget all the past and start a new exuberance.


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Boundless merriment at Lé Mangii!

Prashant Chaudhri’s newest Italian restaurant launched in Juhu to three high-profile birthday celebrations – Minakshi Chaudhri, Raj Kaushal and Jitu Savlani!

Mumbai, 14 August 2012: Tuesday night witnessed the launch of restaurateur Prashant Chaudhri’s latest fine-dining Italian restaurant – Lé Mangii, in the posh neighborhood of Juhu. The merriment was multiplied as the evening witnessed three spectacular birthday celebrations; that of restaurateur Prashant’s wife – Minakshi Chaudhri, Director-Producer Raj Kaushal and ace photographer – Jitu Savlani. Friends and family joined in to cheer Prashant on another successful venture, this being the fourth launch in the Café Mangii chain in a short span of time across 3 cities.

The gala launch party was attended by illustrious personalities from Mumbai’s corporate & social circles. Well-known celebrities like Ekta Kapoor, Sonu Niigam, Shaan and Radhika, Ashutosh Gowariker, Mandira Bedi, Arya Babbar, Udita Goswami, Sudanshu Pandey, Roshan & Shaheen Abbas, Narayani Shastri, Vikas Bhalla, Urvashi Dholakia, Prahlad Kakkar, Vrinda Parekh, Chetan Bhagat and Mansi Roy among others graced the occasion with the presence. The guests arrived at Lé Mangii to be greeted with Limoncello shots! Already kicked with the great welcome, guests were seen in their best mood as they indulged in the delectable Italian flavors of Lé Mangii. Platters serving Cilantro chicken with jalapeno dip, Harissa tossed prawns, Artichoke hearts & fish mousse on crispy melba toast, Lamb & Ginger skewers in teriyaki sauce, Chicken satay with peanut butter sauce, Salmon Mousse on Crackers, Chicken & leek mini quiche and Semolina crusted fish cakes with cocktail sauce, made rounds amidst lively tête-à-tête. For the vegetarians, the menu offered Goat Cheese stuffed Mushroom with roasted Pine nuts, Bruschetta –Mushroom & caramelized onion & figs, Arancini di Risso, Corn & potato fritter with sundried tomato dip, Jalapeno Poppers, Falafal with hummus and Spinach & ricotta mini quiche. Though the guests thoroughly feasted on everything Italiano, the Handcrafted Napolitana wood-fired oven pizzas were the undisputable popular favorite of the evening! To end things in style, the party had a luscious spread of lip smacking desserts like Baked New York Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Warm Fudgy Walnut Brownies and mouth-watering chocolate mousse!

Lé Mangii, from the house of Café Mangii, opened its doors to the posh neighbourhood of Juhu in a true style! Juhu is known for its food loving folk, and as expected, Lé Mangii received a very wholehearted welcome! Well-known for its hand-crafted Napolitana wood-fired oven pizzas, the guests were spotted basking in the magnificence of Italian cuisine enjoying every bit of what was served.

Lé Mangii’s menu boasts of some of the best Italian appetizers, cocktails and mocktails, choice of delicious al dante pastas cooked to perfection, mouth-watering desserts and aromatic coffees to offer a complete gastronomic experience! Perfectly suited for its plush environment, the Italian restaurant dons very calm but equally lush interiors, designed to relax you from the minute you set foot inside.

Restaurateur Prashant Chaudhri, is know in the hospitality industry for his passion and flair for producing restaurants with delectable food and warm service. With Café Mangii reaching to all hearts pan India, Prashant has his hands full with expanding the brand across the country. Ecstatic about the launch of his newest venture – Lé Mangii, Prashant Chaudhri said, “I am thoroughly enthralled with the great response to the launch of Lé Mangii. This has been my dream project ever since the brand “Café Mangii” tasted incredible success. Le Mangii is truly exclusive and exquisite; it is what Café Mangii derives its inspiration from!”

Address: Lé Mangii, Ground Floor, Navratan Apartments, AB Nair Road, Near Juhu Post office, Juhu, Mumbai – 400059. Tel: 26236100/01/02/03/04/05

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Nidhi Thakur, ZZEBRA PR +919833723204 / nidhi@zzebra.net

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Pepsi brings ICC World T20 Sri Lanka 2012 Trophy to Mumbai

Picture1.jpgMumbai, 11 Aug, 2012: Pepsi brings the ICC World Twenty20 excitement and buzz to Mumbai with the unveiling of the trophy at the CrossRoads 2 Mall over the weekend. The coveted trophy was unveiled by none other than nation’s most loved cricket commentator, Harsha Bhogle. Pepsi is one of the global sponsors for the ICC World Twenty20 scheduled to kick start next month in Sri Lanka and this initiative by the brand aims to garner support and cheer for Team India.

Designed and manufactured by Links of London, this trophy captures the constant movement of Twenty20 play. Its unique design is based on the field dynamics of the ball being hit to the boundary and fielders returning them in an interactive process. Cricket fans can buy a Pepsi combo and get a once in a lifetime opportunity to get photographed with the trophy. After Mumbai, the trophy travels to Delhi and will be showcased at the Ambience Mall in Gurgaon.

Speaking on the association, Homi Battiwalla, Category Director – Colas, Hydration & Mango Based Beverages, PepsiCo India said, “Cricket is like religion in India and Pepsi is proud to be associated with this much popular sport. The unveiling of the trophy in Mumbai marks the beginning of the thrill and builds momentum for the up-coming World Twenty20.”

Pepsi’s association with the World Twenty20 will be celebrated by a robust 360-degree campaign that includes thematic ad-films, in-stadia amplification and digital engagement programmes.

So while the players sweat for it… you can just chill with Pepsi and get clicked with the coveted trophy!

For further information, please contact:

Radhika Mehta / Parakram Hazarika

Genesis Burson-Marsteller

Radhika.mehta@bm.com / parakram.hazarika@bm.com

+91-9619200115 / +91-9711311668

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Maya Digital Studios’ first of its kind ‘In-Studio Training’ initiative for young animation, VFX & 3D stereoscopy professionals launched in Mumbai

MIST is a progressive step for the industry and will generate the studio-trained advance-skilled workforce that will drive the future of this industry in India

Mumbai, 11th August 2012: Maya Digital Studios’ much anticipated In-Studio Training facility, MIST, was launched at their Mumbai Studio on Saturday 11th August 2012. Maya has been associated with several pioneering initiatives for the Indian animation, visual effects & 3D stereoscopy industry. From creating the cultural and infrastructural base for the industry way back in the 1990s to working on the 3D conversion of Indian cinema’s legendary Sholay today, Maya has constantly offered something new and helped invaluably in the growth of this industry. Under their new initiative, MIST, the company will provide an advanced training based on Studio Ready Training Modules with employment at Maya’s studio facilities in Mumbai & Goa for budding professionals into this vibrant industry.

The initiative has already received a thunderous response from the artist community from across India. The opportunity to get to work on projects like Motu Patlu, Captain Vyom, Sholay 3D, Sons of Ram 3D, The Centsables amongst others, made sure that the artists attended in unprecedented numbers from the far and wide corners of the country. The artists will go through a meticulous selection process with the various heads of departments at Maya, who will then mentor the chosen MIST interns.

Speaking on the occasion, Aruna Kumar, Head of MIST & Studio Operations Goa for Maya stated, “The overwhelming countrywide response from the artists has corroborated the need for an initiative like MIST. It is the best possible platform for the budding professionals into this industry. With MIST we are sure that the benchmark for the studio skills of new joinees in this industry will be set, which will effectively contribute to the production efficiency and thereby to the industry. Our MIST mentors will focus on retaining almost all of the rich studio ready talent with Maya, even after their paid internship during the In-Studio training.”

On the occasion of the launch of MIST, Ketan Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director – Maya stated, “With MIST we are all set to fill the gap that exists between Animation & Visual Effects training and the studio environment. We often get software trained professionals who aren’t studio ready and training them separately leads to a decrease in production efficiency. With MIST, our focus is to bring in that efficiency in the operations of the studios right from the beginning.”

“The intention is to create the human resource ecosystem that will drive the future of this industry”, adds Deepa Sahi, Co-founder & Director – Maya said, “Our focus at Maya has always been on artists and with MIST we want to generate a pool of studio-trained, advance-skilled professionals who will drive the future growth of this industry.”

MIST will be a landmark step in the history of this industry and is all set to create never seen before standards for the industry.

About MIST

MIST

MIST is a first of its kind initiative by an Indian studio to provide an advanced training module for the young professionals, with an opportunity to work on live projects during the formative years of their careers. Under this initiative, there will be a dedicated training programme integrated within the studio facility, which focuses on a Studio Ready Training Modules.

Studio Ready Training Modules

Every professional needs a strong academic foundation. But only theoretical expertise cannot be your tool to excel in the professional world. Academic modules impart you with the basic skill-sets, but do not give you a taste of the real world, the studio environment. In order to overcome this hindrance in your path to professional success, we at Maya have designed special Studio Ready Training Modules which train you not merely in theory but give you the practical experience of working on live projects.

The focus at Maya is to create professionals who are ready to take on the studio world. Each training module has been structured in a manner that will bring the best of your creativity and channelize your energies in a manner that will help you perform and deliver your best within an actual studio environment. Thus, they are referred to as Studio Ready Training Modules.

One learns an entire gamut of skills required in the Animation, 3D Stereoscopy & Digital Visual Effects Industry. The aim is to stimulate you to develop critical judgment, sound research skills and an ability to think creatively while handling pressures and time frames.

Our Training Modules are dynamic and constantly upgraded to meet the industry requirements. We encourage you to experiment and innovate with different forms of communication and to explore your creativity to the fullest.

The Need for MIST

The animation and visual effects industry is a booming industry in India with a projected CAGR of 21% as predicted by the industry experts. 2D to stereoscopic 3D conversion has further triggered the growth of the industry by providing an additional broad-based, sustainable revenue stream to the industry.

Year on year, thousands of budding animation & visual effects professionals pass out from various training academies. The training academies thrive on the success of the industry and today there are multiple centres offering similar courses which perhaps make the candidates software ready. However, in spite of paying hefty fees for these vocational courses almost 70% of the software trained professionals do not secure a job within the first year of finishing the course. The career dreams of these thousands of budding studio professionals are shattered right at the beginning and the stories of the industry’s success become only glorified paper statistics for them.

From the studios’ perspective too this isn’t a healthy sign, as there is a serious lack of properly trained and skilled manpower. Since the industry doesn’t get the rightfully trained professionals, studios have to invest in the studio training of new joinees, thereby leading to increased production cycles and hence a reduction in production efficiency. This is a potential hindrance for a growing industry. The primary reasons for this imbalance in the industry’s harmony are:

Disconnect in the industry requirements & course curricula at the training institutes
Training institutes typically focus on software knowledge rather than making them production ready
None of the faculty members are practicing industry professionals

Sensing this need for the industry and more importantly in order to impart the right studio relevant skills to the young animation, visual effects and 3D stereoscopy enthusiasts, Maya Digital Studios has strategically launched MIST. MIST will provide the right stepping stone into the studio careers of those who are passionate about this magical industry but don’t know how to approach and conquer the milestones of success. MIST strives to provide the best in industry training and live project work to the students at the very beginning of their careers, effectively positioning them, leaps ahead of their peers both in terms of training as well as experience.

The highlights of MIST

In an industry first, MIST brings practicing industry professionals face to face with the beginners in a freewheeling interaction through the training and live project work. The exchange of ideas between the industry veterans and passionate young minds will facilitate a symbiotic learning environment where the skills learnt will not be restricted to any computer softwares.

The techniques highlighted within the courses are not software dependent and would thus be adapted seamlessly across all the existing as well as evolving software platforms.

An internship on live projects is perhaps the best way to learn and make a mark for oneself in the industry of one’s own choice and that is exactly what MIST brings for the budding animation, visual effects & 3D stereoscopy professionals.

MIST is a significant step for the industry, which will not only create a pool of advanced skilled employees but will further boost the employability of those who are passionate about this industry.

About Maya Digital Studios Ltd

MAYA (established in 1996) pioneered the art and technology of Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects in India. Founded by the internationally acclaimed film maker – Ketan Mehta and renowned film actress, producer and director – Deepa Sahi, MAYA today is one of the largest computer animation and visual effects studios in India. American computer animation & visual effects veteran, Frank Foster is the president of MAYA, and oversees the studio’s daily operations. The studio has specialized in stereoscopic 3D and offers services for S3D visual effects, S3D CG rendered animation, left and right camera live action cinematography and very high quality, cost effective 2D to 3D conversion. MAYA DIGITAL STUDIOS was the first dedicated CG animation and visual effects studio in India. Founded in 1996 as Maya, it has worked with top global clients including BBC, Disney, Google, Sony, Electronic Arts, Ragdoll Inc UK, Rainbow, Mike Young Productions, Activision, Brown Bag Films, VGI Entertainment to deliver prestigious projects in television, film and game animation. Maya’s work has won several international honours & awards including the IFTA, BAFTA, Pulcinella, FICCI and GDC.

For more information please contact:

Nidhi Thakur – 9833723204

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Model Gehana Vasisth’s special 65-bikini Independence Day shoot

Bollywood actress and model Gehana Vasisth did a special Independence Day shoot for her fans and friends donning 65 different colourful bikinis. Gehana Vasisth has been in the news recently for her sensational nude shoots. First she went nude to protest against the potholes and bad roads in Mumbai. Then she did some more bold nude photos for the Indian Olympic Team which won 6 medals in all.

Now Gehana Vasisth has shot in 65 different bikinis. “This is India’s 65th Independence Day and I am really proud of our country, though we did not get many medals at the Olympics. I have done a special shoot for my fans and friends in 65 different bikinis says Gehana Vasisth. All the photos will be available for my fans and friends to view and download at krazeebat.wordpress.com, explains Gehana Vasisth. The bikinis also include the Indian tricolor designed bikini, a Pakistani flag color bikini and bikinis sporting designs and colors of flags of 20 different countries including the USA, the UK and Australia. However those photographs have not yet been released says a spokesperson for Krazee Bat who co-ordinated the shoot.

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Indian Deana Uppal misses out winning Big Brother!

Reacting to the news about Indian girl Deana Uppal losing out to win Big Brother, Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar, who happens to be the ex-publicist of former winner Shilpa Shetty, said he felt “saddened for Deana.”

The 23-year-old Miss India UK finished the 2012 British series in the third place, after being the most nominated Housemate of the whole season.

When asked if Deana lost out because of unfair comparisons to Shilpa Shetty, Dale remarked, “Glory is always individual to the person who attains it. Matching up to past magnificence, has never been an easy task for anyone. Thus, all comparisons between Shilpa Shetty and Deana Uppal have always been unfair.”

The PR specialist, who nurtured Brand Shilpa Shetty in the media through the thick and thin of Big Brother controversies, pointed out valid comparative occurrences on the show, which he termed, “the world’s biggest reality drama”.

“There were similar instances, like fights over food and culture, verbal attacks followed by thousands of complaints to UK television watchdog Ofcom, as well as alleged insinuations of racism. All this brought back memories of Shilpa’s plight,” he observed.

While the comparisons might have helped Deana with a platform to make a mark on the show; unlike Shilpa, Deana who was accused of playing the ‘race card’ seemed to have no organized PR mechanism in place, to turn the controversial affairs in her favour.

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Gentleman to woo Chandramukhi!!!

Mumbai, August 10th, 2012: There has been a new entry in SAB TV’s show FIR, who loves to make the life of the three hawaldars at Imaan Chowki miserable. He will be the man in Chandramukhi Chautala’s life. He is a Gentleman. Gentleman is adored and pampered by Chandramukhi Chautala to the core!

In reality Kavita Kaushik adores animals and she was elated to see Gentleman on the sets. Mostly the unit ends up playing with the lovable pug after shoots.

Kavita Kaushik who plays the role of Chandramukhi Chautala, “It is always good to have such character appearances on the sets. It makes our shooting experiences very interesting. I can’t even explain how excited I was when I saw him.”

Did you think that it was a MAN?? No, the Gentleman entering Chandramukhi Chautala’s life is a cute; endearing PUG whose name is Gentleman. The Gentleman is a star in his own way. This cute little pug will entertain the masses with his stunts. So catch all the fun and excitement on FIR from this Monday with various lovable and interesting characters.

Tune into FIR to catch Gentleman this Monday-Friday at 10:30 p.m. on SAB TV

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Srman Jain to enter Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai

Mumbai, August 11th, 2012: Srman Jain marks his comeback on SAB TV with the show Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai. He was last seen in SAB TV’s Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo doing a special appearance.

Srman Joshi will be seen essaying the character of Babul – an NRI returned from London who lands in Mumbai for a Manager’s job at 3D’s house.As soon as Raju comes to know about this, he thinks of doing a GOLMAAL for Sachin to get the job and impress 3D so that he can get married to 3D’s niece Dhwani.

Says Srman Jain who played the role of Babul, “I am happy to be a part of the Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai team and I am truly enthusiastic about my debut in comedy. I am excited to work with such talented artists of the Golmaal team and I hope I live up to their expectations.”

To know more about Raju & Sachin’s Golmaal do watch the episode of Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai on Wednesday, August 15th 2012 at 8pm on SAB TV.

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Christian Groups Take KSKHH Battle to Parliament
Delegation Meets I & B Minister and MPs for Action
I & B Minister Assures Departmental Inquiry & to Sensitize Censor Board
MPs – Sanjay Nirupam (Mumbai) and Shantaram Naik (Goa) Call for Police to Act

The union minister for information and broadcasting, Ms. Ambika Soni has taken strong exception to the release of Kya Super Kool Hai Hum (KSKHH) to a delegation of the Catholic Secular Forum (CSF), Catholic Residents Organization for Social Services (CROSS), Association of Concerned Catholics (AOCC) and Maharashtra Christian Youth Forum (MCYF) that called on her and assured departmental action. The minister has also passed several strictures against those in the Censor Board, who were responsible for issuing the film a certificate, without deleting the offensive scenes and promised an internal inquiry would be conducted.

The delegation from Mumbai comprising Joseph Dias (CSF), Lawrence D’souza (CROSS), Gordon Jacobs (AOCC) and Agnelo Fernandes (MCYF) met the minister and a number of members of Parliament, who have taken a serious view of movie, which is not only vulgar, but also degrades women and hurts religious sentiments of the Christian community. Reacting on the complaints made by the delegation, Mr. Sanjay Nirupam, MP from Mumbai called upon Ms. Ambika Soni to delete the necessary scenes and special care be taken to ensure that public order and disharmony is not disturbed by the passage of such sensitive films. Among the Parliamentarians, whom groups had complained to, included Mr. Shantaram Naik, MP from Goa, who said he was allowed to raise the issue in the Rajya Sabha, but could not do so because of disruption in the House and would take it up again.

The Christian groups have decided to intensify their protests to get the scenes deleted or to get action taken by the Mumbai police, who have filed two FIRs in the Bandra and Mahim police stations. Archie Sodder of Catholics for the Preservation of the Faith (CPF) called upon the Police Commissioner to complete the investigations as soon as possible and act against the offenders. Lawrence D’souza of CROSS said that since Section 295A of the IPC is a cognizable offense, the police can exercise its powers and prevent exhibition of the film. According to Agnelo Fernandes of MCYF, the movie-makers had taken the sentiments of Christians for granted and used Catholic priests in such an offensive manner. If they had used priests from any other community, there would have been riots, he added.

Joseph Dias, The CSF general secretary called for the resignation of the Censor Board chairperson Ms. Leela Samson claiming moral responsibility for dereliction of duty, as the Censor Board had lost its credibility and was reduced to a lobby for the film industry, rather than being a promoter of good cinema. He stated that if no action was taken against those who passed the film and also those involved in making the film, the groups would seek legal redress and also pursue the matter with the national policy makers for legislation that prevents blasphemy of any religion and stricter rules for the Censor Board to avoid a re-occurrence. He concluded that India being a religiously sensitive country, all faiths must be respected and such ridicule or parody in the name of freedom of expression or ‘fun’ must not be allowed.

For more info, contact:

Joseph Dias 09769555657
Agnelo Fernandes 09820111787
Joe Sodder 09320573841 / 09869078497

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92.7 BIG FM-DELHI RJ’s TAKE TO THE STREETS TO CELEBRATE INDIA’S 65TH INDEPENDENCE WITH ITS LISTNERS & CELEBRITIES

NAVEEN JINDAL, SHEHNAZ HUSSAIN, NEETA MEHTA & JASBIR JASSI

TO EXPRESS AZAADI IN THEIR UNIQUE WAY

‘92.7 BIG FM-DELHI CHHUTTI NAHIN AZAADI MANAYEGA’

New Delhi, 14th August 2012: It’s that time of the year again when patriotism is on a high everywhere in the nation. 92.7 BIG FM India’s No.1 radio network and broadcaster of the year at the Golden Mikes Awards has geared up to air more than patriotic songs this Independence Day and celebrate the spirit of freedom with listeners and celebrities through a unique theme, Chhutti nahi, AZAADI manayega.

To celebrate the spirit of patriotism, 92.7 BIG FM-Delhi has planned a special programme on August 15, wherein RJ’s will spend the day out of the studios interacting with school children and well known celebrities while discussing the various aspects of freedom that we all enjoy.

The day would begin with RJ Vidhi visiting Modern School, Barakhamba Road, where she will interact with school children, the future of our country, and celebrate Azaadi with them. The kids will discuss with her what freedom means to them.

RJ Vidhi will then visit Naveen Jindal, the Chairman & Managing Director of Jindal Steel & Power Limited and Member of Parliament, who will share the story of why it was important for him as an Indian to get the freedom to fly the flag. It was the initiative taken by him which led to the revision of the ‘Flag Code of India’ which today gives every Indian the right to fly the flag any day of the year.

In the afternoon, RJ Neetu will meet Shehnaaz Hussain, the leader of herbal care of our country who has taken India’s Ayurvedic beauty products to every corner of the globe. RJ neetu will share Shehnaz’s inspirational story with listeners on how she set her mind to building this business empire. She will also offer tips on how women can break their shackles, think big and reach their goals.

In the evening RJ Vidhi spend time with a group of free spirited ladies led by Neeta Mehta the force behind Cooking Academics and a celebrated chef herself. Listen to Neeta Mehta share some special gastronomic recipes she has come up with especially for Independence Day.

RJ Rahul Makin will take over in the night and meet famous Punjabi singer Jasbir Jassi, who expresses his freedom through his songs. Jassi will also explain how our Azaadi gives us immense opportunities to excel in our respective fields. Jassi is an inspiration to all talented singers from small towns, who wish to make it big in life and our Azaadi help us to pursue our dreams.

Thus with these varied programming initiatives 92.7 BIG FM-Delhi will make an endeavor to inspire and motivate its listener to celebrate our Azaadi by expressing ourselves open-heartedly right through the day.

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a multi-media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties 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 – A joint venture with CBS Studios International with 4 Channels – Prime, Love, Spark and the first international Punjabi Channel – Spark Punjabi; BIG MAGIC – positioned as India’s only variety entertainment Channel for the Hindi Heartland; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division of the Company caters to the creative needs of the Indian television landscape; BIG STREET – 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: www.reliancebroadcast.com

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COLORS celebrates Independence Day with Laughter

~ ‘Comedy ka Jashn – Hasne ki Azaadi’ to add to the day’s celebrations ~

It’s been 65 years since our freedom fighters brought us independence. However, even today, we celebrate in a sombre mood and partake in the festivities halfheartedly. Breaking this tradition and encouraging proud Indians to celebrate Independence Day with a smile on their faces as COLORS presents ‘Comedy ka Jashn – Hasne ki Azaadi’ to showcase a dance and comedy extravaganza that brings together Bollywood and television celebrities. This special feature will air on Wednesday, 15th August at 1 PM.

Inspiring the spirit of laughter among audiences, Comedy ka Jashn will feature a plethora of performances from popular artists including Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor, television actors Drashti Dhami, Mahi Vijj,Vivian Dsena, Karan Kundra, Giaa Manek, Sharad Kelkar, Rashmi Desai, Hema Singh, Usha Nadkarni, Ankita Lokhande and Sanjeeda Sheikh, comedians Bharti Singh, Krushna Abhishek, Sudesh Bhosle, Sunil Grover, and many more. The acts will be themed around Independence Day while focusing on the newsmakers of the year gone by. Whether it’s dealing with national unity or different political issues which created waves during the year, Comedy ka Jashn will showcase a comic take on it all. Further, as dance becoming the essence of entertainment in India, some humour-based dance performances will also be presented adding to the entertainment quotient.

With a starry lineup combined with fun-filled acts and performances, COLORS ensures that Independence Day this year is a day for laughter to reign supreme!

Come be a part of the lighter celebrations for Independence Day with

Comedy Ka Jashn – Hasne Ki Azaadi

Wednesday, August 15th at 1 PM

Only on COLORS

Richie Mehta

Genesis Burson Marsteller

+91 9930297516

Richie.Mehta@bm.com | mehta.richie@gmail.com

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While a recent piece of news reported by a tabloid stated actress Katrina Kaif being unable to promote her forthcoming film Ek Tha Tiger due to food poisoning, sources close to the actress clarify that such was not the case.

States the source “Katrina was ill and was suffering from a bad flu and not food poisoning as reported by a popular publication – She has never been the kind to skip any of her professional commitments and has never let health get in the way”.

Confirms Katrina’s official spokesperson “Katrina has been down with a bad flu since Saturday morning but despite that fulfilled her prior commitment and walked for Manish Malhotra at the Delhi Couture Week .Since the release of Ek Tha Tiger is 2 days away, it was a collective call that she should rest it out for a day.She is now perfectly fine and will resume promoting the film with Salman Khan as per schedule.”

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Ramesh Taurani all praise for Deepika Padukone

Producer Ramesh Taurani clears the air about Deepika Padukone, who is now well a part of his ambitious venture Race 2 directed by Abbas Mastan. Says Ramesh Taurani “Whatever issues we’ve had we sat across the table and solved it before our Turkey schedule. The shoot has been going great and we really enjoyed working with Deepika .She will emerge as the surprise element in the film”.

The producer is also all praise for the actress’s professionalism, “Never mind what time we’d pack-up at the end of the day, she’d be ready with the make-up and all on the dot the next morning. Deepika is a very good actress no doubt, but she also works as hard in her preparations for the part too. I must say I’m impressed with her sincerity and dedication in putting everything into her role.”adds Ramesh Taurani.

Produced by Tips ,the action thriller Race 2 ,starring Saif Ali Khan,John Abraham,Deepika Padukone,Jacqueline Fernandez,Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel is scheduled to release 25thJanuary,2013.

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Olympians from team India celebrate the 65th Independence Day only with 92.7 BIG FM

Olympian stalwarts Gagan Narang, Mary Kom, Shooter Vijay Kumar, Sushil Kumar etc discuss their proudest moments

Mumbai, 14th August, 2012: As the countdown to India’s 65th Independence Day begins one can’t help but look back with pride at the amazing feats achieved by our star athletes at the 2012 London Olympics, where India clinched an unprecedented six medals, the highest in numbers in the history of the Games for India, the spirit of patriotism and pride for our nation is at an all time high. Through all this euphoria, 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No. 1 Radio Network and Broadcaster of the Year at the Golden Mikes, known for its clutter-breaking and highly engaging content, will feature special capsules on the Indian Olympians that have come through its alliance with BBC at the 2012 London Olympics.

As part of 92.7 BIG FM’s endeavor to salute these brave hearts, it has organized a very special programming initiative on the 15th of August. 92.7 BIG FM’s RJ’s across the network will dedicate the day playing the very best of patriotic songs cutting across genres and generations that the Indian music industry has witnessed. The show will play songs which have inspired our Olympian stalwarts Gagan Narang, Mary Kom, Shooter Vijay Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Joydeep Karmakar, Devendro, and P.Kashyap. They will also talk about their proudest moment at the Olympics, their dreams and aspirations, what they would like to change about our country, the freedom they desire, their vision for sports in the country and so on, sharing some rare never before heard insights on their lives and struggles. The show will also touch upon the lighter sides of their lives like their favorite songs, stars etc.

Tune in to 92.7 BIG FM this Independence Day

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 LIVE – This division develops, executes and markets Intellectual Properties, integrated across RBNL’s media platforms; 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: www.reliancebroadcast.com

For further Information:

Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd. | Cheryl D’souza-Waldiya – AVP Corporate Communications | 093221 98940 | cheryl.waldiya@reliancebroadcast.com

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This Independence Day, Keep Cyber Crooks at bay

India, August 14, 2012: As we celebrate 65 years of India’s freedom in the physical world, the virtual world confronts us with rising attacks by cyber criminals robbing us of the freedom to operate freely on the internet. With 12.1 crore internet users*, the internet continues to be the primary cyber-attack vector for Indians. This is corroborated by the latest McAfee threat report which indicates that the average spam volume in India from April 2011 to March 2012 stood at an astonishing 60,000,000 and 250,000 new bot senders were also discovered in India through this period. So, while India has been quick to adopt the internet for activities such as online bill payments, bank transactions, shopping and so on, the lack of user awareness on the dangers while on the internet makes them an easy target for cyber crooks. Naive internet users are ‘Phished’ and cyber criminals are rewarded with unauthorised access to credit card details, personal information and various other important data. Additionally innocent children are ‘stalked’ as they fall victim to strangers in the guise of friends.

On the occasion of Independence Day, Venkatasubrahmanyam Krishnapur, Vice-President of Engineering – Consumer and Mobile, McAfee India recommends some of the best practices to minimise your risk on the internet and keep cyber-crooks at bay.

1. Transfer your PC best practices to ALL of your Internet-connected devices. Install up-to-date security software on your PCs AND other mobile devices. According to McAfee’s Global Unprotected Rates report, India was the 10th least protected country with 17.32% of consumers without security protection software installed on their PCs.

2. Do not reveal your passwords to anyone. Also construct STRONG passwords that include a combination of capitals and small letters, numerals and special characters that are difficult to decipher. Change your password periodically.

3. Use ‘safe search’ technology: For example, use McAfee SiteAdvisor for computers or SiteAdvisor Mobile for smartphones to avoid running into dangerous websites. These can tell you if a site is safe to click on when it shows up in your search results even BEFORE you enter the site.

4. Always be very careful when responding to email and clicking on links embedded in email- especially if the sender is not your contact.

5. Be intelligent, stay safe! Be wary of phony websites, emails, texts and pop-ads offering ’too good to be true’ deals or offers. Be extremely careful with what you download. Poorly written applications are a source for exploits and malicious applications can create havoc on both personal and digital life.

6. Regularly back-up the data on your smartphone or laptop and consider deleting any personal information that isn’t necessary.

7. Don’t let your apps remember your user names and passwords: Also make sure you don’t store credit card information or passwords on websites. If your smartphone or laptop is lost criminals can easily access these accounts.

8. Educate your family and pay attention to your children’s online activities.

9. Never divulge personal and banking information on the Internet.

10. Especially control the information you divulge and what you post on Social websites. Remember your posts are stored forever.

11. Turn off the geo-tagging feature on your smartphone before posting photos on sites like Facebook to avoid your location information falling into the wrong hands.

12. Check your settings in Preferences of social websites and control the information you want to send or disclose. By default most websites reveal almost everything that you do on that website to everyone.

13. Use lock, locate and wipe software for mobile devices when your device is stolen as appropriate—Software such as McAfee Mobile Security not only includes lock, locate, and wipe capabilities, but it also offers antivirus and anti-spyware protection.

In a nutshell – STOP, THINK and then CONNECT. It is a combination of discipline on the internet and the right technology that you employ that will give you the freedom you desire on the internet.

*According to the Internet World Stats

About McAfee

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com

Contact Text100 for McAfee:

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“Bharat & Dorris Bridal fashion show 2012 ”

(Hair N Make-Up Bridal & Fashion Look — 2012)

Biggest event in Style and Make over

Was a great fashion and make up show where all the upcoming professionals in this fields showcased their novel ideas and Talent of Hair and Make – Up and it was an amazing and fantastic show The entire auditorium was packed ,Bharat and Dorris personally styled negar khan,ankita lokhande and mouni Ganguly on the stage explaining all the details and nityy gritties of the make up for make up and hair ,It is what every women,stylist and makeup expert expects ,Bharat and dorris personally took care of all the guests and stylists

With such a vast knowledge on hair an dmake up and after having achieved tremendous success on all the make up and hair awards and seminar
,The designers complimented for the show who were visibly happy were Amy billimoria who designed for Mouni ganguly a cocktail satin embellished with aubergine stones and crystals drape ideal for a ring ceremony or red carpet blend of color and style,in lilac colour outfit,Amy billimoria wore an indian wear and new look ,she had designed for the models as well

Madhu Bhende designed for ankita lokhande

Nigaar khan wore a reza khan
,Dorris looked gorgeous in a black lehnga outfit designed by manju bhende ,with her trademark

Bindi and gajra she received compliments galore

Bharat with son suraj godambe were beside dorris

Suraj godambe had designed the look for shiv and he opened the show

Juhi chawla sat through the evening and also gave away the awards

Fashion designers at the show were Amy Billimoria and Manju bhende and Showstopper were Ankita Lokhande, Mouli Ganguly and Nigaar Khan.

These showstopper highlighted the evening with their presence.

The other guests to witness the show includes:Neeta Lulla ,Juhi Chawla Sandip & Jassi ,Prashant sharma Rajiv Khandelwal, Rohit Verma, Anu Ranjan,Pandhari Juker, Raju Dhananjay, Samuel, Pooja Bedi, Aalim Hakim, Shweta Bharadwaj, Reza Sharifi, Kolin Khan, Khalid Rahat, Aalim Hakim

Dorris said, “It’s really amazing to get together and show case the immesnse talent of the stylists and make up artistes on one platform. I always cherished learning everyday about my profession and embrace the new comers and their new talent.”

Bharat said “the make has changed every decade but basics is what one needs to get them right,today seeing the talent around ,i m glad to see the dedication to the profession

bharat and dorris compliment each other immensely and personally .

It was one of the most successful show with awards given to leading professionals from the relevant field .

20 awards were given

Suraj godambe for best hair

jaywant thackeray for make up and vikram

Jesse Randhawa for the best face from pandari juker

Parul Chawla for best media consultant from juhi chawla and mouni ganguly

pratik for gothic make up look for anushka ranjan for future funk ramp look

on cue mangement received for management

kishore thakkar for lifetime achievement

BHARAT N DORRIS HAIR N MAKE-UP BRIDAL & FASHION LOOK 2012

Once again Bharat n Dorris have got all fashion minded people together on Monday, August 13, 2012 at St. Andrews Auditorium Bandra.

This is an interactive seminar where Bharat n Dorris will demonstrate four glamorous looks for the current bridal season, complete with fantastic make-up and breath taking hair styles.

Watch your favorite television stars like Mouli Ganguli, Ankita Lokhande, Nigar Khan and many more as lovely brides walking the ramp, showcasing beautiful outfits from renowned designers like Amy Billimoria and Manju Bhende.

This is a perfect opportunity for all beauticians, future brides and fashion enthusiasts. We also have 20 other hair & makeup artists from various salons from all over the city showcasing their talent with respect to bridal, fashion & funky looks. In addition, our chief guests on the day of the event are eminent personalities from the fashion fraternity.

So sit back, relax, learn & enjoy the whole experience of being a part of this phenomenal seminar cum show!!!

For Further Information Contact Parul Chawla: 9833577407/9594621831

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Aashish Kapoor aka Sahil of Love Marriage Ya Arranged Marriage- During my childhood days in Delhi, me and my dad used to go to India Gate. I still miss those parades. On this 15th August, I haven’t planned anything but might be busy shooting. I really love my country and people out here. I just want to say that every Indian should respect their motherland and should be responsible towards little things, then only everything is going to be better.

Rishka Mihani aka Shivani of Love Marriage Ya Arranged Marriage – I will be off from work on Independence Day and will surely spend time with my family. Every year I watch parade on television. Every Independence Day I specially wear white kurta, green dupatta, and chudidar and I have been doing this since childhood as I used to participate in programs. I want our country to become safer for girls; where girls can roam around freely. Also I want more hospitals and free medical for the unfortunates. Our India is very good country but we can make it better.

Samaira Rao aka Mansi of Love Marriage Ya Arranged Marriage -. I personally strive for care, compassion & simplicity. Be a giver than a taker. Care for every living be it a man or animal. I want all Indians to walk together to make our India the best place to be in and always be a proud Indian. This 15th August, I’ll spend it with my family.

Mohit Malhotra aka Kartik of Bade Acche Laggte Hain- I would like to fly kites which I won’t be able to do in mumbai, for sure. So, will probably have a get together with friends and have a little party celebrating Independence Day. I would like India to have more of Anna Hazares & his dream of Corruption-free India come true. Because will definitely help India to move forward in a very positive direction.

Regards,

Krapika

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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