KUCH LOG

KUCH LOG --- Director Shuja Ali, Co-Producer Misam Ali Khan, Producer Sayed Asif Jah and Writer Prof Asghar Wajahat

A thought provoking feature Film !!!

SAYED ASIF JAH

PRODUCER

Contact: +91 98200 21665

Mail: sayedasifjah@gmail.com

SHUJA ALI

DIRECTOR

Contact: +91 98210 66422

Mail: shujaali110@gmail.com

DETAILS FOR BollywoodHungama.com

KUCH LOG is a thought provoking feature film revolves around two groups, one moderate and progressive and other conservative orthodox. It is a heart touching tale of a young father, trying to save his child, but the child is yet not born and the mother is dead.

Title of the Film

KUCH LOG

Banner

True Media Talkies

Music Director

Shameer Tandon

Status

Under Production

Color

Color

Release Date

2014

Language

Hindi

Genre

Social / Drama

Director

Shuja Ali

Producer

Sayed Asif Jah

Singers

Asha Bhosle

Sukhvindar Singh,

Rekha Bhardwaj,

Shaan,

Sadhna Sargam

Shabab Sabri

Star Cast

Anupam Kher

Ganesh Venkatraman

Urvashi Sharma

Gulshan Grover

Rati Agnihotri

Arya Babbar

Nilima Azeem

Tom Alter

Shahbaz Khan

Razak Khan

Major Bikramjit

Editor

Manan Sagar

Director of Photography

Deepak Pandey

Story

Sayed Asif Jah

Screenplay / Dialogues

Asghar Wajahat

Shuja Ali

Lyrics

Suhail Kakorvi

Obaid Azam Azmi

Shahid Kamal

Art Director

Sunil Nigvekar

Choreographer

Shabina Khan

Sound Designer

Arun Nambiar

Lab

Film Lab

PR

Fame Media

THE SYNOPSIS

“Kuch Log” is a mainstream commercial feature film with all the mainstream ingredients like Romance, high voltage Drama, Comedy, Emotions and Songs etc, along-with razor sharp dialogues and great performances by some of our most acclaimed actors. It is a modern day drama set in Lucknow.

“Kuch Log” is a heart touching story of a young father who find himself in a difficult situation. At one side he is bound towards his duties as a loving husband and a caring father and on the other side as an ardent son.

The film starts with a young couple, Faisal and Naaz, who met with an ill-fated car accident. The girl is pregnant and succumbs to her fatal injury and is declared Brain-Dead. The doctors are now trying to save the baby that is still alive in the womb of the mother. They needs two weeks time for the baby to get mature and till then the girl will be kept on life support system and will be closely monitored. The task is difficult but it is worth giving a try.

This chain of events leads to a situation that sparks a conflict within the family that comprises on both extremists and moderate people. Both groups have their own arguments and logics. Both try to support their respective claims in extreme opposite directions. If they are from the same fold then how can they be so contradictory? And amidst this conflict, lies Faisal’s and a few other good men’s struggle to save what they think is more important than anything else in the world – a human life.

The film also deals with the issue concerning some selfish people who make their children work for money, and snatch away their childhood and their right to get proper education. This sub-plot is presented in a light manner and adds more value to the film.

“Kuch Log” is our humble effort to make an honest film, and through it if we are able to convince even one person to mend his ways…

We … all think and believe it is worth a TRY!!!

THE CAST

Anupam Kher an acclaimed and one of most versatile actor from India who has appeared in nearly 400 films and 100 plays. He has been honored with Padmashri award and a national award. Anupam Kher is a multi-faced personality who is also a motivational speaker and a teacher.
Gulshan Grover is one of the most prominent international actor from India. He has worked in several award winning films breaking linguistic barriers.
Ganesh Venkataraman is a south star and has worked in several tamil, telgu & malyalam films. His recent work is film Kandahar with Amitabh Bachchan & Mohanlal.
Urvashi Sharma is beautiful actress who has worked in films like Naqaab, Khatta Meetha, Babar etc and has done many commercials.
Rati Agnihotri has done leading role in many films. She is famous for her role in Ek Duje ke Liye. She has played roles against Kamal Hasan, Dharmendra etc.
Tom Alter is an Indian actor of British origin and a graduate of FTI-Pune. As a Film and television actor, he has loads of good work to talk about his caliber and aptitude. He is a prominent face of Hindi cinema with so many Films TV and Theatre work to his credit.
Neelima Azim is a well known Indian film and TV actress who has appeared in several TV serials and films.
Aarathi Thakur has worked in more than 100 TV commercials and is making her feature film debut with “Kuch Log”.
Razzaq Khan is best known for his comic roles in hindi films.
Ram Mohan is a veteran actor who has acted in several films.
Major Bikramjeet has worked in TV commercials, serials & films. His recent work includes TV series Jhansi Ki Rani.

THE CREW

Sayed Asif Jah (Story & Producer)- a journalist turned Filmmaker. He was chief assistant director with veteran filmmaker Sultan Ahmed. He has been producing Advertising Films and TV shows etc for more than a decade. His second film “Baat Bann Gayi” is set to release in May 2013.

Shuja Ali (Writer / Director)- Ex-American channel head in Afghanistan. He has worked extensively in television. He has written, edited and directed several commercials and TV series. His other feature film “Baat Bann Gayi” is about to release in May 2013.

Asghar Wajahat (Screenplay)- is a Hindi scholar, fiction writer, novelist, playwright, an independent documentary filmmaker and a television scriptwriter, who is most known for his work, ‘Saat Aasmaan’ and his acclaimed play, ‘Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya, O Jamyai Nai’.

Shameer Tandon (Music Director)- Merchant banker turned Music Director. He is known for his melodious music scored for feature films like Page 3, Traffic, Signal, Corporate and Jail etc.

Sohail Kakoravi (Lyricist)- The famous poet & writer, critic from Lucknow. His organisation Adabi Manch has been on the forefront for promoting Hindi and Urdu literature and its scholars.

Deepak Pandey (DOP)- Well known DOP with many TV shows and Advt commercials to his credit. He got best DOP of the year Screen award for his Mega TV serial Jhansi ki Rani.

Manan Sagar (Editor)- He has worked on films like Patiala House, Faltu, Dostana, Jaane Kaha se Aayi Hai etc.

Arun Nambiar (Sound Designer)- Winner of film fare award in 2003 for best sound design for the movie ‘Road’. Films like I Am, Muskura Ke Dekh Zara, Sankat City, Sorry Bhai, Cash, Bas Ek Pal and My Brother Nikhil etc.

Sunil Nigvekar (Art Director)- He is veteran art director. A Wednesday, Sarkar, Tere Bin Laden, Sarkar Raj are films to name a few.

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Kailash Kher’s first Sufi Album

You must be joking! Sufi album and that too of singer Kailash Kher’s. Yes, Kher’s first Sufi album is releasing this year. He will be teaming up with Madhya Pradesh’s most admired Padmashree award winner Shri. Prahlad Tipanya. They will be singing ‘Kabir Vani’. But this album is one of its kind as the song is sung in Sufi style.

On asking about this album, Kailash Kher says, “Yes, it’s true that this will be my first Sufi album. The album has Kabir Vani but in Sufi style. I and my band ‘Kailasa’ are very excited about the project. Malwa (Madhya Pradesh) always attracts me. The music and food of Malwa is very pleasant. The people there are very kind. Malwa’s culture has some charm, which pulls me towards it. The divine beauty of Malwa has some kind of déjà vu which attracts me.”

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TRIPLE ROLE FOR HRITHIK IN KRRISH 3

Hrithik Roshan is someone one really cant get enough of!! Sources say that their latest installment of their superhero franchise directed by father Rakesh Roshan will see Hrithik playing a triple role . Naturally, there is that much more excitement around this. Rakesh said, “He is playing Rohit the father and he also plays Krishna and Krrish.” Yup, when he is the simpleton, he’s Krishna and when he’s the superman, he is Krrish.

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Evelyn Sharma plays with Ayushmann Khurrana’s heart!

During the shoot of Nautanki Saala’s latest hit song Dil Ki Toh Lag Gayi, Ayushmann Khurrana is said to have stolen one or two looks too much at newbie Evelyn Sharma’s sexy curves. Can we blame him?

After our hearts went dhak dhak for her hot dance performance in the famous Madhuri Dixit remake Dhak Dhak Karne Laga, Evelyn is now seducing us with sparkling eyes and slender moves in a Moulin Rouge kinda act, wrapping Ayushmann around her little finger.

After so much praise for the soundtrack and Ayushmann’s two new chartbusters Saadi Galli and Mera Mann, Dil Ki Toh Lag Gayi is definitely the one that screws with our hearts the most!

Now we are beginning to understand, why this girl has signed five major Bollywood movies already.

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The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema

An annual celebration of Indian cinema in all its forms for over the last 7 years – The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, hosted by Mind Blowing Films under the guidance of Festival Director –MituBhowmick-Lange takes it show on the road from Hindi blockbusters to regional and arthouse in Melbourne along with award-winning film makers and the biggest stars of Indian cinema as special guests.

For the second year, National award winner Vidya Balan returns to Melbourne as the festival’s ambassador commences from 3rd May, marking exactly a 100 years of Indian Cinema.The 2013 festival will celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema and will showcase and provide audiences some of the most celebrated films of the last century including the very first Indian film Raja Harishchandra (1913)closing with the Australian premiere ofThe Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012).

Says Louise Asher, Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business ,who was present to launch the festival “The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is a wonderful demonstration of our growing cultural links and shows the creativity and innovation that Melbourne and Mumbai are both famous for,”Adding that , “The Victorian Government is committed to strengthening Victoria’s association with India as well as developing mutual understanding of our respective screen industries”.

In addition to screening a diverse array of films from India, the festival will also showcase a number of films from the sub-continent.The festival will host prominent Indian filmmakers and screen professionals and also provide an interactive program of master classes.

Among the guests of the 2013 festival will be Mrs Pamela Chopra, visiting Melbourne to accept a lifetime achievement award for the late Mr Yash Chopra. The award will acknowledge his contribution to film and his special relationship with Victoria. The festival will pay rich tribute to the legendary filmmaker, including screening his final film Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Says Ms. Mitu Bhowmick-Lange,Festival Director “We are certain that audiences will be delighted with this year’s program and take the opportunity to engage with some of India’s most celebrated film makers”.

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Q&A with Mufaddal Choonia, CEO Mahindra Racing

Mumbai, April 3, 2013: In 2011, the Mahindra Group made history when it entered the FIM 125cc Motorcycle World Championship, part of the MotoGP™ series, the top-tier of two-wheeled motor sport in the world. Mahindra Racing was the first Indian team and manufacturer to compete in international two-wheeled motor sport. Although a small first step for the USD15.9 billion diversified, Mumbai-based multinational group that employs more than 155,000 people in over 100 countries, the team was well received and its riders regularly finished in the points during the last year of the two-stroke 125cc era.

In 2012 the championship switched to the new Moto3™ format – 250cc, single cylinder four-stroke machines. The switch proved challenging for the relative newcomer in a series dominated by ‘off the shelf’ motorcycles supplied by well-established racing manufacturers. Not satisfied with its performance in the early part of the season, Mahindra Racing’s management undertook a comprehensive review of operations and in August 2012 announced a complete re-structuring of its team and technical partnerships for the 2013 season.

Working with established Swiss engineering firm Suter Technology AG, Mahindra Racing set about designing and building a totally new Moto3 challenger to compete in the 2013 season – no mean feat in a short, four-month window. At the final race of the 2012 Moto3 season in November, the team announced the signing of two new riders, talented Portuguese teenager Miguel Oliveira and experienced Spaniard Efrén Vázquez. With a number of new personnel appointments following, the new-look team moved to a base in Switzerland.

By February 2013, the all new MGP-3O was in action in the pre-season group tests at Valencia. This was followed by two tests at Jerez. In all three, the MGP-3O displayed some impressive reliability completing many trouble-free kilometres on the track as the riders and team worked on setting up the machines for the season ahead.

After such a positive start to 2013, Mufaddal Choonia, CEO of Mahindra Racing, looks ahead to the rest of the year.

Q. Have you had a busy winter?

We have had an extremely busy winter re-structuring our entire operation while also developing the new bike. I have to give credit to everyone involved who has helped make the changes happen. Mahindra engineers have worked closely with their counterparts at Suter Racing and the result, in such a short amount of time, has been encouraging. Meanwhile, we have also moved our operating base to Switzerland.

Q. Are you pleased with how things have gone?

So far so good! The effort has been enormous and it has been satisfying to watch the professionalism of our riders and team members during the three pre-season tests. Equally satisfying has been the performance of the all new MGP-3O. We have managed to do a lot of laps with no real problems and this gives us great hope for the long season ahead. I know that testing was only a small step in the right direction and we do not want to get ahead of ourselves, but we have also been happy with the times Miguel and Efrén have achieved after such a short development time in the factory.

Q. How are your new riders?

I am extremely pleased with both riders. We chose them because they have great pedigree and are known as front runners. They also provide a great balance of speed and experience. I have been impressed with the professionalism and work ethic of both riders and, on a human level, they fit in well with the team and are both great guys. The fact that both of them speak far better English than I speak Spanish or Portuguese is also extremely helpful!

Q. How much of the new bike is ‘Mahindra?’

The all new MGP-3O is very much a Mahindra bike. Of course, we have benefited enormously from the experience and expertise of Suter Racing Technology, our technological partner in the project. We certainly could not have proceeded from concept to track within such a short amount of time without the input of Eskil’s team. However, we have had Mahindra engineers involved in the project at every stage, in fact the entire project management has been done by Mahindra engineers. We have also carried out a lot of the design analysis (including FMEA) at our R&D centres in India. So yes, a lot of Mahindra expertise has gone into the design of the new bike.

Q. Mahindra Racing has a new logo this year, can you explain the change?

It is fitting that the change in the Mahindra corporate identity gives us the opportunity to update the Mahindra Racing logo at a time when we have made significant changes to the team. I think this clean, modern Mahindra logo works very well for us. It reflects the evolving nature of our organisation, our global outlook and progressive management style. In short, it reflects the ‘core’ of Mahindra.

Q. What are your objectives for the season?

We are splitting our season into stages, which reflect the development planned for the bike during the season. For each stage we have objectives to improve our performance. However, I do not wish to be drawn into a discussion on specifics at this stage. Both our riders seem to be happy with the bike and are very enthusiastic about the season ahead, but I shall wait and see how we perform in the opening three races before making any predictions. Clearly, Mahindra is not involved in MotoGP to make up the numbers and we are keen to be challenging the front runners during the course of this season.

Q. How is Mahindra’s racing programme being received in India?

The reception to our MotoGP programme in India has been fantastic and honestly speaking, that has surprised even me. We are the largest online motor sports community from India with more than 671,000 fans on Facebook. And many of these are not just fans making up the numbers. They are fans who regularly interact with the brand, monitor the progress of the team, ask questions and give us their feedback and suggestions. This is very encouraging for us as a team.

Q. Has Mahindra’s racing programme expanded in 2013?

In addition to our Moto3 racing activities in 2013, Mahindra Racing will again be competing in the CIV Italian Championship, also in the Moto3 class. Last year we succeeded in winning the Constructors’ Championship in the CIV 125cc class. This year our satellite team will feature two exciting new riders, Andrea Locatelli, who is 16, and Michael Rinaldi (17). The CIV programme is an interesting way to develop new talent, and provides valuable data to develop our bike over the course of the season. We are hoping for another successful season in the CIV.

Q. What is Mahindra’s long-term plan?

As many people will remember, Mr Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of the Mahindra Group, made a commitment that Mahindra is in motor sport for the long term and we will stick by that commitment. However, we need to take it one step at a time and so I am solely focused on delivering dramatically improved performance for the team in the 2013 Moto3 season. If we achieve that step then we shall redefine our plans and objectives for the future. The Moto3 class remains our focus.

About Mahindra Racing

Mahindra Racing became the first Indian team to participate in the FIM MotoGP™ World Motorcycle Racing Championship in 2011 and the Italian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (CIV) in 2012.

Racing in the Moto3™ class in MotoGP, Mahindra Racing enters the 2013 season with its own new 4-stroke, single-cylinder 250cc motorcycle developed in conjunction with experienced Swiss firm Suter Racing Technology AG. Experienced Spanish rider Efrén Vázquez (26, from Bilbao) is teamed with exciting Portuguese teenager Miguel Oliveira (17, from Pragal near Lisbon) in the team.

In the 2012 CIV season, Mahindra Racing competed in the 125 GP Class and became the first team from India to win an international motorsport event, eventually recording six victories from eight races and securing the Constructors’ Championship. In 2013, Mahindra Racing will enter the Moto3™ class in CIV.

For further information please visit: www.mahindraracing.com

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.

A USD 15.9 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 155,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel and two wheeler industries.

In 2012, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world.

Visit us at www.mahindra.com

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For further enquiries

Roma Balwani

Senior Vice President – Group Communications

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Phone: +91 22 2490 1441

Email: balwani.roma@mahindra.com

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Karishma Malhotra – Client Executive

Concept Public Relations Limited

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Mahesh Bhatt gets candid about the sequel to the 1990 blockbuster Aashiqui

Over 2 decades ago, producer-director Mahesh Bhatt joined hands with music honcho Gulshan Kumar as they released the stupendous musical success Aashiqui and ever since the thought of matching upto the film’s glory never crossed Mahesh Bhatt’s mind until recently.

The same dream but with different dreamers, Aashiqui 2 was born with Bhushan Kumar and Mohit Suri joining the wagon of a heartbreaking narrative of a mature love story penned by the talented Shagufta Rafique.

Says Mahesh Bhatt, “Fade in 22 years later, the dream is the same, the dreamers have changed .I was aware from the very beginning that the high standards that Aashiqui had set ..what Gulshan Kumar and I had achieved together would be a formidable task. But when Shagufta Rafique came up with the heartbreaking narrative of ‘grownup’ love, I suddenly felt that we perhaps had the beginnings of a worthy contender to the firstborn. And when Mohit Suri gave this film soul, with great music sourced from three super talented music directors, I could smell the scent of roses everywhere”

With the growing popularity of the film’s first song “Tum Hi Ho”, producer Mahesh Bhatt is also all praise for Bhushan Kumar – “Bhushan Kumar had approached me stating that if T-Series and Vishesh Films team up under your guidance we can recreate history. Bhushan Kumar had proved that he was his father’s son after all. He had delivered what he had promised in just two days of Tum Hi ho’s release. I get the feeling that this is just the beginning. The beginning of something good.”

Directed by Mohit Suri, starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor ,T-Series & Vishesh Films musical drama Aashiqui 2 is scheduled to release 10thMay 2013.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HOMESTEAD BRINGS TO YOU THE HISTORICAL MOMENT OF

‘HOME IN ONE’

Watch an ‘ACE’ that changes the dynamics of the way Golf is appreciated today !

Mumbai, April 3rd, 2013: Homestead, a pioneer in boutique branded residences, is proud to associate itself in the upcoming golf-tournament, Panasonic Open, 2013 as a key sponsor of the prize to the winner of a ‘hole in one shot.’ Homestead’s association with Panasonic Open in offering the first its kind, ‘hole in one’ prize concept – ‘Home in One,’ will be witnessed for the very first time in the history of golf. The group since its introduction in the Indian market has been known for its unique ideas, grand style and its brand associations with some faces from the international sports world like Michael Schumacher & Maria Sharapova.

In golf, ‘hole-in-one’ or an ‘ace’ is when a player hits the ball directly from the tee into the cup with one shot – (It is not necessary that the ball go directly into the cup. It may hit other objects, or the ground, on its way.) Hole-in-ones are extremely rare, and while it depends largely on the golfer’s skill, there is often also a great element of luck involved. Occasionally special events host a hole in one contest, where prizes as expensive as a new car or cash awards are offered if a contestant records a ‘hole in one.’

Mr. Manoj Shrivastava, COO Homestead Infrastructure Development Pvt Ltd said, “As all Golf connoisseurs would know, in the entire history of professional golf, the prize amount for the ‘hole in one’ has never been greater than the prize money of the entire tournament. We at Homestead, are yet again passionate about associating with another sport in a unique way, striking a new chord in the minds of all Golf lovers. It’s a remarkable moment in the history of Golf where for the first time ever our Company, Homestead is bringing in Home in One, a refreshing concept, for an Ace in Golf, by setting up the prize amount to an exciting and record-breaking high !” Mr. Manoj Shrivastava further added, “We are proud to announce the Home in One concept wherein for the first time, a lavish home is being given away, worth a whopping prize money.’’

Homestead, that has been pioneering the concept of ‘Boutique Branded Residences,’ is inspired by the 24/7 lives of a modern, advanced & a digitally driven generation. Homestead India, a global real estate player, is redefining the rules of the real estate market by being a dynamic game-changer with its refreshing new concept of ‘Boutique Branded Residences.’ Combining design excellence, international expertise, innovative facilities, art & exceptional service, Homestead India is constantly & unfailingly striving to exceed your expectations and ensuring that you ‘Live Every moment.’ Commenting on Homestead’s philosophy, Mr. Manoj Shrivastava, COO Homestead Infrastructure Development Pvt Ltd said, in devising a new entry strategy in India we were in search for a clean and different market-entry strategy for Homestead. As we are aware, real estate is a cluttered market, with no clear definition of category and space being provided unlike hospitality which, is designated by star ratings. However, now with the changing trends and with promising future prospects, Homestead is geared to make the difference and change the rules of the game.”

About Homestead Infrastructure Development Pvt. Limited

Homestead a Real Estate Company Pioneer in branded boutique residency and a trend-setter in creating valuable ideas through human architecture that, act as a market differentiator for the Company thereby, creating a new benchmark for the real estate industry.

Homestead Infrastructure Pvt. Limited is an Associate Company of Homestead UK and was incorporated in October 2011 in partnership with Best Foods for its ‘MST’ project. After achieving the 4 Million Square Feet of Development Target in NCR, it plans to enter the North aggressively in Amritsar, Chandigarh and others

Homestead will cater to real estate, cutting across all segments of lifestyle, creating differentiation through its concepts and connect with customer’s at the most primal level. However, each project of Homestead, will have a much defined segment which would be catered to. Homestead has embarked on a vision to expand its business in India, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. Its India operations functions out of Gurgaon, Haryana, which, serves as the regional headquarters for South Asia. Inspired by the concept of Human Architecture, Homestead with the help of its international expertise envisages to create a future where people will live, work & play in the spaces which will enhance their quality of life.

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Karishma Malhotra – Client Executive

Concept Public Relations Limited

Registered Office: Queen’s Mansion | First Floor | Prescott Road | Next to Cathedral School | Fort | Mumbai 400001

O: 022.40558900 (extn – 933) | M: +91-9967527340 | F: 022.40558901

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Urmila Matondkar, Nargis Fakhri, Raveena Tandon, Sonal Chauhan and Ileana D’Cruz to walk the ramp for Manish Malhotra at TOIFA

It’s a known fact that the first ever TOIFA is being celebrated at a time when Indian cinema has completed its glorious 100 years of existence. To pay a tribute to the journey of this industry of glamour, glory and dreams TOIFA is organizing a fashion gala on April 5th 2013 in Vancouver. Ace dress designer Manish Malhotra is designing a special collection for a show which will showcase the evolution of Bollywood over the decades through a fashion show. And that’s not all superstars Urmila Matondkar, Nargis Fakhri, Raveena Tandon, Sonal Chauhan and Ileana D’Cruz are going to be among the showstoppers that evening. It seems April 5th is going to be a blend of style and nostalgia for Bollywood!

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Sony Music releases flautist Naveen Kumar’s new experimental tunes with

FluteTronics

~ Collaborates with renowned composer-producer Karsh Kale for a unique fusion experience~

April 3rd, 2013: The immensely talented and celebrated flautist Naveen Kumar is back with his 3rd album-FluteTronics. He brings back the magic of his Flute tunes entwined with electric beats of Karsh Kale, a pioneer of electronic fusion and one of global music’s brightest stars.

The 8 track album FluteTronics also brings together musical soundscapes that elevate the level of 21st century music. In this album Naveen is also accompanied by eclectic guitarist, Sanjay Divecha, India’s most talented rapper – Blaaze and gifted violinist Kalyan Sundaram. The soothing tunes of flute blend with urban electronic beats making FluteTronics exceptional and genre-defining.

“FluteTronics as the name suggests is my collaboration with musical giants present out there in the music industry. This time I wanted to experiment with my music and try something that would be futuristic. I wanted to create music that would cut across all age groups. Collaborating with Karsh Kale was a wonderful experience. His music represents a different genre from mine and together we created something that we both loved. .” –says, Naveen Kumar

“Naveen is a gifted artist. He has redefined instrumental music and given a new dimension to the flute playing. His musical style is very unique and creates something beyond one’s imagination. And this time his brilliance is paired up with Karsh Kale’s. We are confident of this album will be an extraordinary success.” –says Sanujeet Bhujabal Marketing Director, Sony Music Entertainment India

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Ketchum Sampark Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India

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Prime Focus Technologies takes India to the forefront at NAB Show 2013

Indian company with global footprint, all set to launch CLEARTM Hybrid Cloud technology enabled solution for streamlining production process, at the annual broadcast industry event

April 3, 2013| INDIA –Reinforcing India’s position as its Research & Development hub, Prime Focus, the global leader in media and entertainment industry services, will showcase some of its newest Cloud technologies, made in India, for the world, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2013. At the annual industry event, scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in April this year, Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, will highlight how the organization is bringing the best of its CLEAR™ Hybrid Cloud technology platform and Digital Content Services to address a new enterprise digitization opportunity – multi-platform content production (TV, feature film and digital media).

Created at the company’s R&D centre in Bangalore, PFT’s new solution aims to bring the production process on to a single digital platform, transforming the very manner in which producers interact with their content, partners and vendors. “As the technology evolves and businesses transition to the ‘new normal’, PFT continues to invest heavily in its R&D to provide solutions to its customers that put them ahead of the technology evolution curve,” says Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Founder, President and CEO, Prime Focus Technologies.

He further adds “Currently, CLEAR™ is managing more than 250,000 hours of content for the broadcast industry. Our 200+ R&D employees have now brought alive the latest innovation from the PFT stable –a fully integrated content, workflow and project management solution that addresses the customer’s production process, enabled by our Hybrid Cloud technology platform. It will allow content producers to leverage digital technologies, and gain control over the production process, thereby leading to a considerable reduction in cost, and greater efficiencies.”

India is the hub for Prime Focus’ innovation and product development; set up in 2008, the company’s R&D centre is used primarily to develop CLEAR™ Hybrid Cloud enabled enterprise digitization platform. PFT’s focus areas include multi-platform content operations, enterprise digitization, mobility, contextual advertizing, cloud editing and content analytics. PFT aspires to be the unified content hub for media firms leveraging its global technology infrastructure. Since its launch major functionalities and features like cloud editing, iPAD access, HTML5 player, and B2B sales and fulfillment portal have been added to the current solution at the same time developing new solutions ground-up for clients. The current investment in R&D by Prime Focus, is USD 6 million, and is expected to increase year-on-year over the next few years as the business scales up further.

India is PFT’s global headquarters with more than 25%of its employees working in the R&D department. The CLEAR™ Hybrid Cloud enabled technology solution, developed by this team, will revolutionize the production process, including acquisition, editorial, visual effects, archiving, versioning and distribution.

For content producers, the content has become digital, but the supply chain is still offline, posing challenges to unlocking inherent efficiencies. Prime Focus Technologies’ award winning platform CLEAR™ and digital content services help broadcasters, studios, advertisers, sports bodies, news agencies, government or service providers, drive creative enablement, and enhance ecosystem efficiency.

Prime Focus Technologies works with major content owners such as News Corporation owned STAR TV network, Eros International, SONY Music, Viacom 18, SONY MSM, BCCI, Indian Premiere League, Hindustan Unilever Limited, The Associated Press, A & E TV Network, Netflix, Schawk!, and WPP.

PFT’s NAB Show 2013 showcase includes:

· FIRST LOOK: CLEAR™ for Production

· SUCCESS STORIES: CLEAR™ for Broadcast

About Prime Focus Technologies

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) is the technology arm of Prime Focus, the global leader in media and entertainment industry services. PFT brings together a unique blend of Media and IT skills backed by a deep understanding of the global media and entertainment industry.

CLEAR™, our award-winning Hybrid Cloud technology enabled enterprise digitization platform and digital content services help broadcasters, studios, advertisers, sports bodies, news agencies, the government and service providers drive creative enablement, enhance ecosystem efficiencies & sustainability, reduce cost and realize new monetization opportunities.

PFT works with major content owners like News Corporation-owned STAR TV, EROS International, SONY Music, Viacom 18, SONY MSM, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), IPL (Indian Premiere League), Hindustan Unilever Limited, The Associated Press, A & E TV Network, Netflix, Schawk! and WPP.

Prime Focus’ worldwide network of studios and WorldSourcing® model supported by a Global Digital Pipeline allows PFT to offer customers transformational solutions that help them manage their business of content better.

Prime Focus Limited is listed on the NSE and BSE in India.

For more information visit:www.primefocustechnologies.com

CLEAR and WorldSourcing are registered trademarks of Prime Focus Technologies. All other trademarks acknowledged.

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Countdown Begins to TOIFA 2013

April 3rd, 2013 Mumbai: Excitement is growing around the world with just three days to go until the inaugural Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) celebrations kick off in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Official events get underway this Thursday, April 4th with the Musical Extravaganza at the Pacific Coliseum hosted by Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia. The concert, featuring the choreography of the highly acclaimed Shiamak Davar, will include performances by Kavita Seth, Sunidi Chauhan, Mohit Chauhan, Hard Kaur, Shalmali Kholgade and more.

On Friday, April 5, 2013 the biggest stars in Bollywood will gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the inaugural TOIFA Technical Awards and Fashion Gala. The exclusive event will honour and award the very best for their achievements in Hindi Film. The TOIFA Technical Awards are being hosted by Bollywood heavyweights, Karan Johar and Chitrangada Singh and will include fashion segments throughout, designed by the one and only Manish Malhotra.

Several Bollywood showstoppers will be wearing one-of-a-kind designs by Manish during the fashion gala including: Urmila Matondkar, Raveena Tandon, Ileana D’Cruz, Nargis Fakhri, and Sonal Chauhan.

The Red Carpet gets rolled out Saturday, April 6th at BC Place – where the best of Bollywood will be honoured at the inaugural TOIFA. The highly anticipated event, drawing attention from around the globe, includes performances and appearances from the world’s most well recognized Hindi film stars. Bollywood celebrities expected to hit the official red carpet ceremony include Ranbir Kapoor, Anuskha Sharma and Boman Irani, hosts for the evening. The beloved Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra will all deliver incredible performances throughout the night.

Other Bollywood stars making their way to Vancouver include Nargis Fakhri, Madhur Bhandakar, Prabhudeva, Shreyas Talpade, Annu Kapoor, Gauri Shinde, Anurag Basu, Asin, Madhavan, Kabir Khan, Mini Mathur, Sudhir Mishra, Jimmy Shergill, Harman Baweja and many more.

About TOIFA:

The TOIFA are a smart choice awards with a global IPR envisioned to felicitate outstanding movies and personalities in the Hindi Film Industry. These awards shall be held annually at diverse international destinations, thus taking the charm of Hindi Cinema to global destinations and engaging with the audiences worldwide. TOIFA is a popular choice award where Hindi film fans across the world vote on the nomination categories to determine the winners. The first ever TOIFA will be hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from April 4 to 6, 2013. For further information log on to www.toifa.com

For more information on TOIFA:

Visit: www.toifa.com

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Ayan dubs in SRK’s Van

Ayan Mukerji who is currently working on the post production of his soon to release Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani landed at Wai, on the sets of Chennai Express. He wanted Deepika Padukone, who was there shooting for the movie, to dub a few lines for the trailer of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. But to his dismay he found there was no suitable infrastructure around. However Shah Rukh Khan immediately offered Ayan and his recordist his luxury makeup trailer that has one of the best sound systems that a mobile van can have for their dub.

SRK not only allowed Ayan and his team to use his van for dubbing, he also ensured that the Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani team was treated to a sumptuous lunch and also offered them recreational facilities as they had driven seven hours at a stretch to reach the sets.

Now, isn’t that why SRK is called the Bollywood Badshah?

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Krrish now in Toon series!!!

Rakesh Roshan to launch four cartoon films to mark the release of Hrithik’s upcoming superhero project

Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming superhero film Krrish 3 is aiming to hit the marquee this Diwali. And as a festive treat, director Rakesh Roshan has now announced that he will be making four more films around the Hrithik starrer, but this time it will be an animated series.

Two of these four cartoon films will release before Diwali and the remaining two after that. The director is planning his cartoon films to refresh the audience’s memory about the Roshans’ superhero franchisee.

“ I am planning to unveil the first look in July when the first two cartoon films will go on air. I also want to spread the message of friendship and love through this series. My grandsons ( Hrehaan and Hridhaan) loved the idea and are excited. The last film released six years ago and a lot of kids were not even born then,” says the senior Roshan.

The action/ sci- fi franchisee will also see a lot of mindboggling stunts but the director wants to make sure children watching the film don’t try them at home.

“ We will put a proper warning before the film begins,” adds the director

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Ranbir’s prank stalls shoot!!!

Ranbir Kapoor’s prank on co-star Kalki Koechlin on the sets of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani went horribly wrong ultimately stalling shoot.

It’s not the first time that Ranbir Kapoor has played prank on his Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani co-stars. This time during the shoot of a wedding scene, the actor’s prank on Kalki Koechlin put her and him in a bit of a spot, quite literally! A source says, “ Ranbir, who was in a mischievous mood, was supposed to apply a small amount of turmeric paste on Kalki’s face. But instead of applying a little paste on her face for the shot, Ranbir went ahead and plastered it all over”.

To make things worse, Kalki’s sensitive skin reacted very badly to this act. Although the 29- year- old actress took the whole episode sportingly, the shooting came to a standstill. Because of the reaction Kalki couldn’t shoot for two days as the rashes were quite visible. So the unit thought of letting her skin go back to normal.

Funnily enough, it was very difficult to do the scene again as everyone was scared, what if she develops the rash again?

The second time around, however, there were no pranks and the shoot went off smoothly…

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Sony Music releases flautist Naveen Kumar’s new experimental tunes with

FluteTronics

~ Collaborates with renowned composer-producer Karsh Kale for a unique fusion experience~

Mumbai, April 3rd, 2013: The immensely talented and celebrated flautist Naveen Kumar is back with his 3rd album-FluteTronics. He brings back the magic of his Flute tunes entwined with electric beats of Karsh Kale, a pioneer of electronic fusion and one of global music’s brightest stars.

The 8 track album FluteTronics also brings together musical soundscapes that elevate the level of 21st century music. In this album Naveen is also accompanied by eclectic guitarist, Sanjay Divecha, India’s most talented rapper – Blaaze and gifted violinist Kalyan Sundaram. The soothing tunes of flute blend with urban electronic beats making FluteTronics exceptional and genre-defining.

“FluteTronics as the name suggests is my collaboration with musical giants present out there in the music industry. This time I wanted to experiment with my music and try something that would be futuristic. I wanted to create music that would cut across all age groups. Collaborating with Karsh Kale was a wonderful experience. His music represents a different genre from mine and together we created something that we both loved. .” –says, Naveen Kumar

“Naveen is a gifted artist. He has redefined instrumental music and given a new dimension to the flute playing. His musical style is very unique and creates something beyond one’s imagination. And this time his brilliance is paired up with Karsh Kale’s. We are confident of this album will be an extraordinary success.” –says Sanujeet Bhujabal Marketing Director, Sony Music Entertainment India

FluteTronics releases on April 15th, across all platforms.

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