Lakmé Fashion week announces the Gen Next Batch for Winter/Festive 201

Lakmé Fashion week announces the Gen Next Batch for Winter/Festive 2012

· 7 Gen Next, 15 Emerging & 3 Accessory Designers Selected

Mumbai, May 28 ’2012: Riding high on the achievements of LFW Summer/Resort 2012, the esteemed panel of Lakmé Fashion Week Advisory Board members met to announce several exciting initiatives for LFW Winter/Festive 2012, scheduled from August 3 to August 7, 2012.

Indian Textile Day: LFW will be dedicating an exclusive day for Indian textiles again this season as a part of the ongoing effort to celebrate Indian textiles and weaves. The day will witness a strong pool of textile designers from across the country with live demonstrations by craftsmen throughout the week. This season will continue to host knowledge sharing workshops and panel discussions with industry veterans to bring awareness and increase support for Indian textiles

Talent Box: With the overwhelming response and success of Talent Box shows – the international concept of showcasing designs in a second showing area at ‘The Source’, will celebrate its one year anniversary this season

Supporting its mission to promote new talent, the respected panel of the LFW Advisory Board members also shortlisted the new batch of Gen Next, Emerging and Accessory Designers for Winter/Festive 2012. The popular Gen Next category at LFW, in its 7th year, announced the fourteenth batch of promising young designers for its next edition.

As compared to Winter/Festive 2011, this upcoming season of WF 2012 has generated a credible increase in applications across categories, a testament of the reach the platform represents and the business transacted last season. LFW Winter/Festive 2012 received around 250 designer applications across categories
Submissions came from 27 cities across the country along with international applicants from Colombo, Dubai, Dhaka, Ontario, Sydney, Hong Kong and Texas

Winter/ Festive 2012 will see 7 Gen Next, 15 Emerging and 3 Accessory designers showcasing their collections. Applications were judged on the criteria of quality, innovation and creativity, marketability and commercial viability. Eminent designer and stylist Aki Narula continues to mentor the Gen Next designers this season as well.

The Lakmé Fashion Week Advisory Board comprises of eminent stakeholders from the fashion fraternity, including designers, buyers and the media. This season, the responsibility of selecting the future talent rested on the shoulders of experts – Anamika Khanna- Designer, Dr. Alka Nishar- AZA, Dr. Darlie O’ Koshy- AEPC, Krishna Mehta-Designer, Pradeep Hirani- Kimaya, Priya Tanna, Vogue, Sujata Assomull- Launch Editor Harpers Bazaar along with Anjana Sharma, Director – Fashion, IMG Reliance and Purnima Lamba- Head Lakmé, Innovation, who are all part of the LFW Advisory Board.

Talking about the new talent and applications this season, Purnima Lamba- Lakmé, Innovations said, “The Lakmé Fashion Week Advisory Board has always been a strong supporter of new talent and believes in providing some exceptional opportunities allowing designers to showcase their work on a larger scale. As the newest member on the Advisory Board, I look forward to bring my experience in the beauty industry and take this platform to the next level. We are also very thrilled to introduce to you a fresh batch of designers that show a lot of promise with their futuristic designs and creativity. We are positive that our new initiatives and the Gen Next designers paired with the industry stalwarts will play a key role in setting newer benchmarks.”

Also present at the Advisory Board, Anjana Sharma, Director-Fashion, IMG Reliance said, “LFW has been conceived with an aim to integrate India into the global fashion world. The perception of Indian designers globally is that of immense talent, and as supporters of the business of fashion, it is our endeavour to discover and put forward the best. As a platform conceived by LFW, Gen Next has been one of our highlights since its inception and has become the most coveted program encouraging young talent. This season our main focus it to strengthen our commitment towards young talent. These inclusions reiterate our long-term commitment to the growth of the fashion industry in India. We are excited to see this new talent take a leap at Lakmé Fashion Week this season.”

Name of Designer

City

Gen Next Designers

Aniket Satam

Mumbai

Asa Kazingmei

Mumbai

Astha Sethi & Siddharth Arora

New Delhi

Kavita Sharma

Kanpur

Mehak Pruthi

New Delhi

Richa Agarwal

Mumbai

Sneha Arora

Kolkata

Emerging Designers

Aarti Vijay Gupta

Mumbai

Mayank Anand & Shraddha Nigam

Mumbai

Nikhil Thampi

Mumbai

Nimish Shah

Mumbai

Nupur Kanoi

Kolkata

Pallavi Goenka

Ahmedabad

Payal Khandwala

Mumbai

Pernia Qureshi

New Delhi

Pia Pauro

Gurgaon

Prashant Chauhan

New Delhi

Roma Narsinghani

Mumbai

Siddharth Arya

Mumbai

Surya Sarkar

Kolkata

Tanya Sharma

Mumbai

Yogesh Chaudhary

Gurgaon

Accessory Designers

Kaabia & Sasha Grewal

New Delhi

Nitya Arora

Mumbai

Rohan Arora

Kolkata

About Lakmé Fashion Week:

Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) is jointly organized by Lakmé, the No.1 cosmetics and beauty services brand in India and IMG Reliance, the global leader in sports and entertainment event marketing and management. LFW has been conceived and created with a vision to “Redefine the future of fashion and Integrate India into the global fashion world”. LFW is organized twice every year. LFW Winter/Festive 2012 will be held from August 3 to August 7, 2012 at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai. For further information log on to http://www.Lakméfashionweek.co.in

About Lakmé:

Contemporary Indian beauty expert Lakmé continuously innovates to offer a wide range of, high performance and world class color cosmetics, skincare products, and beauty salons. In addition to leveraging Unilever’s worldwide expertise, Lakmé also partners with the leading cosmetic house Milan-based Intercos Italia, Schwann Stabilo Germany and Paris-based Fiabila. Combining international cosmetic technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé also offers its consumers a comprehensive beauty experience through its products and services at the Lakmé Salons and Studios. For further information log on to www.lakméindia.com

About IMG Reliance:

In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis–at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

About IMG Fashion:

IMG Fashion is dedicated to facilitating a gateway to the fashion world – from creation to consumer. We offer solutions that seamlessly connect and associate fashion’s key constituents and corporate brands using IMG’s global resources, influence and expertise. Within the fashion industry IMG represents the world’s top models, leading designers and the most influential photographers, art directors and stylists. The division produces the leading fashion events around the globe and represents many of the industry’s top organizations and federations as well as works with various local and national governments, creating regional and international fashion platforms. For more information on IMG and its business visit www.imgworld.com

For further information, please contact:

Radhika Mehta/ Neha Khetan

– Genesis-Burson Marsteller

961920011/98202490455

radhika.mehta@bm.com/ neha.khetan@bm.com

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U.B.Films Entertainment Presents R. Moviekrafts “On the Ramp “ Talkie Part Completed

Star Cast:-Ranvir Shorey, Urvashi Sharma, Supriya Karnik, Saidah Jules, Khushboo Gupta, Hridaya Banerjee, Arti Randhawa, Khushbu Goel, Mrinalini,Bhavna Bakshi.

Produced By Rajeev Bhatia and Nitin Arora

Directed By Imran Khalid

Music Director:-Sharib Toshi

Cinematography:-Neelaabh Kaul

Story:-Dheeraj Rattan

Editor :-Aashish Gaikar,

Art Director:-Amar Rattan,

Costume Designer :-Tamseel

Media Consultant :-Parul Chawla (Picture N Kraft).


Regards,
Latika Chindarkar

Picture N Kraft
19/101 Mhada Complex,Oshiwara Garden Lane,New Link Road
Andheri (West) Mumbai-400053
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Tel Nos.9833577407/ 022 -22926509 / 9004136155

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92.7 BIG FM’s BIG Chennai League 2012 comes to an end

An epic battle to crown the city’s champions

CHENNAI, May 26, 2012 _ 92.7 BIG FM, Chennai’s No. 1 melody station and winner of the Golden Mikes Broadcaster of the Year award, held the finals of the BIG Chennai Cricket League 2012 at the YMCA grounds Nanadanam. Actor Arun Vijay and the star cast of Thadaiyara Thaakka. Were at the YMCA grounds to cheer the teams on.

With the IPL finals around the corner and the Chennai Super Kings in the finals the enthusiasm at the ground was at its peak right through the match. Supporters of both Friends XI and AB Cricket Club, the finalists of the BIG Chennai Cricket League teams cheered every boundary hit and wicket taken, all of which added to the festive atmosphere. It was an intense and keenly contested battle which produced some memorable moments and finally saw Friends X11 lift the BIG Chennai League 2012 trophy and the bragging rights of City champions 2012. The league started off on April 28 with eight teams and garnered a tremendous response and was a resounding success in the end.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kiran, Cluster Head (Tamil Nadu), 92.7 BIG FM, said: “Being a cricket enthusiast myself, it was a fun day for all of us to not only witness a great game but to also crown the city champions. We hope to organize many such events to stir up some excitement for our listeners”

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, USA’s No. 1 TV broadcaster which has launched 4 Channels, BIG CBS Prime, BIG CBS Love, BIG CBS Spark and the first international Punjabi Channel Spark Punjabi; BIG MAGIC – marked the Company’s entry into the regional entertainment space, positioned as India’s only Channel exclusively for the Hindi Heartland. Added to this robust bouquet, the Company also distributes BloombergUTV, India’s premier business news channel. In the space of live entertainment the Company has BIG LIVE a division which develops, executes and markets Intellectual Properties, integrated across RBNL’s media platforms and synergizing excellently with this division is BIG PRODUCTIONS a division which functions as a television content production house catering to the diverse creative needs of the Indian television landscape; In the out of home space, the Company has BIG STREET – which is in the business of acquiring and marketing of long term premium out of home inventory.

For further information contact:

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

Sudharsan Mohan

Zzebra PR – Chennai

9790852991
jeansudha@gmail.com

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“Le’Mark Institute of Art” brings altogether a New ‘India’ through “Marque 2012” a colourful fashion show

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After a Decade in Fashion, “Le’Mark Institute of Art” brings altogether a New ‘India’ through “Marque 2012”.

The colors and flavors of India were showcased in the 18 sequenced fashion show also with awards given away by
Designer Amy Billimoria, Designer Manish Ranjan , Designer Avesh Dadlani ,Model actor Aditya Rajput Singh,Anjali Pandey and Nandini Singh, Model Rupali Suri ,Kanwaljeet Singh was also present

Samira Shah ,Manish Shah and Sagar Shah of Le’Mark were ecstatic as they also announced their institute coming up at Vile Parle.

The evening was vibrant colorful and volatile! The collection of the students was worth praising as it was futuristic and yet realistic.
Shakir Shaikh choreographed the show and brought in the element of spunk.

The various collections like Blomma, Aamchi Mumbai, Amber, Jannat, Queens, Minicoy, Dark Knight, Indo-Saracenic,

Coster Monger, Metro Town, Jal Pari, Musique, Dawat-e-Punjab were presented.

LE’MARK INSTITUTE OF ART conducts MARQUE – AN ANNUAL FASHION/TEXTILES & JEWELLERY SHOW. It has been a long way for them & this year being a Decade for Le’mark in Fashion, they decided to celebrate it a grand way indeed, the theme being ‘INDIA INSPIRES’
Marque stands for an emblem to identify a product. Marque personifies Fashion. Le’Mark Institute of art is in the business of up gradation of skills of amateurs/ professionals from the fields of contemporary as well as Classic Designs and Development. Designers from the industry to grace the event would be Laksh Pahuja, Meher Castelino, Asad Fakih, Asif merchant and Kawaljeet.

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After a Decade in Fashion, “Le’Mark Institute of Art”brings altogether a New ‘India’ through “Marque 2012”.

LE’MARK INSTITUTE OF ART conducts Marque – AN Annual FASHION/TEXTILES & JEWELLERY SHOW. It has been a Long way for them & this year being a Decade for Le’Mark in Fashion, they decided to celebrate it a grand way indeed, the theme being ‘INDIA INSPIRES’ on 27th May’12. Marque stands for an emblem to identify a product. Marque personifies Fashion. Le’Mark Institute of art is in the business of up gradation of skills of amateurs/ professionals from the fields of contemporary as well as Classic Designs and Development. Designers from the industry to grace the event would be Nisha Jamwal, Laksh Pahuja, Meher Castelino, Asad Fakih, Asif merchant and Kawaljeet. Not to miss out on the Star One’s ‘Pyaar kii Yeh Ek Kahani’ fame Kishwer Merchant & Suyash Kumar and the department actor Abhimanyu Singh. Stunning Models like Deepti Gujral, Candice Pinto, Arshina Trivedi & so on to sizzle the Ramp.Choreographed by Shakir Shaikh.Showcasing colors in India.

It’s a new era in fashion-there are NO RULES. It’s all about the individual & personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels and upcoming designers all together. Fashion is about something else that comes from within you.

Samira Shah believes that “At Le’Mark Fashion is about good energy. It’s about feelings & that’s what they have to give people…Good Energy & Good Feelings.” The other Directors Mr. Manish Shah & Mr. Sagar Shah have similar beliefs & make conscious efforts to live up to creating these good vibes at Le’Mark.

At Le’Mark, it has been their endeavor to offer the latest & best services to students, customers & business associates. Designing is indeed a challenge here, to balance comfort with luxe & the practical with the desirable. They follow a very practical & hands on approach to training with a judicious mix of theory & practical work.

Le’Mark institute has 3 of its centers located at Charni Road, Thane, Borivali & this year it spreads its arms in Vile Parle (E) to meet the growing demand for students to make a career in fashion AND JEWELLERY DESIGN. Currently Graduates from Le’Mark are well placed in reputed institutions like Pantaloons, Gabanna, Biba, Nakshatra, TBZ, Pepe, Raymond & so on.

At Le’Mark, there has been active participation in Trade Fairs/Exhibitions organized by leading bodies like Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) & Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery (IIGJ).

This year Le’Mark shall definitely make a mark in the fashion industry with MARQUE ’2012 with its extravagant performances based on the theme INDIA INSPIRES to be showcased on 27th May 2012 & a little Le’MarkFashion tip- “In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.”

For Further Information Contact Parul Chawla: 9833577407/9594621831/022-22926509


Regards,
Latika Chindarkar

Picture N Kraft
19/101 Mhada Complex,Oshiwara Garden Lane,New Link Road
Andheri (West) Mumbai-400053
Email- ,
Tel Nos.9833577407/ 022 -22926509 / 9004136155

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Special Category winners for Jaypee Group IIFA Awards 2012 announced
Zohra Segal and Ramesh Sippy to be awarded for their outstanding contribution to Indian cinema

Mumbai, May 29th, 2012: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) today announced the special award winners of the Jaypee Group IIFA Awards 2012. The award for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema will be presented to Ramesh Sippy, while Zohra Segal will receive the award for Contribution to 100 years of Indian Cinema. The Videocon IIFA Weekend will be held in the amazing city of Singapore from June 7th -9th, 2012.

Ramesh Sippy made his debut in the Indian Films at the tender age of 9 playing Achala Sachdev’s son in Shahenshah. He is best known for directing the popular and critically acclaimed film Sholay and is a highly respected veteran in the Indian Film Industry today. Sholay, a tribute to American westerns has since become one of the most famous films in Hindi film history. He will be honoured at the IIFA celebrations in Singapore this year with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema. Ramesh Sippy said “The International Indian Film Academy is a massive pioneering effort to expand the reach of Indian Cinema, taking it beyond Indian shores. To be recognized on an international platform is an honour. I would like to thank IIFA for giving me this wonderful mark of appreciation. I am truly honoured that my work has been recognized.”

Also to be lauded at the prestigious ceremony will be Indian actress and centenarian, Zohra Segal. The acclaimed dancer and actress has been the recipient of the Padma Vibhusan and has seen a prolific career in theatre, film and dance. She will receive the special award, ‘Contribution to 100 years of Indian Cinema’ for her large body of work and the impact she has had on the industry in Singapore.

Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. said, “For IIFA, nothing gives us more pleasure than to honour these incredible individuals who have dedicated their life to the progress of Indian Cinema and the passion with which they entertain people across the globe. It is through their work that the Indian film industry has grown and we are honoured to be able to recognize their efforts.”

The entire film industry will congregate at the 13th Videocon IIFA Weekend in Singapore next month. The Videocon IIFA Weekend will be hosted in the Lion City of Singapore from the 7th to the 9th of June, this year. The Jaypee Group IIFA Awards, Singapore will be an outstanding celebration of Indian Cinema which will showcase the excellence of the Indian Film Industry on the global stage. In 2012, for the fourth year in succession, Videocon will present the IIFA Weekend and the Jaypee Group will present the IIFA Awards, while Grey Goose is the presenting sponsor of IIFA Rocks. Panasonic with its Eco Ideas initiative will continue to partner the IIFAs for the greening initiative. Air India will partner with IIFA as the Official Airline Partner. The Gitanjali Group and Gemfields are Associate Sponsors of the Videocon IIFA Weekend. The Videocon IIFA Weekend and the Jaypee Group IIFA Awards is supported by Incredible India!

For Further Information Please Contact:

Arvind Kashyap – +91 9769637169

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Film Director Ramesh Modi’s painting exhibition ‘Dialogue with Silence’ on June 1 at Mumbai

Mumbai: Ramesh Modi, the director of movies like ‘Sauda’, ‘Aanam’, ‘By Chance Milta Hai Chance’ and serials like ‘Kasauti Zindagi Ki,’ Honi, etc, is organizing a painting and photography display ‘Dialogue With Silence’ in the city. The exhibition will be from 1st to 3rd June 2012 at Vagad Banquet Hall at Adarsh Nagar, which is in front of Lotus Pertol pump at New Link Road in Andheri( West),Mumbai. The exhibition will be opened at 10.30 a.m. and will close at 8.00 p.m. on June 1, 2012.And On 2nd and 3rd, the exhibition will run from 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 PM.

‘Dialogue with Silence’ exhibition will display more than 100 paintings and photographs. Paintings will include oil painting, water colour painting and Sketches. Ramesh Modi has been associated with the film industry for nearly 25 years and he photographs and paints as a hobby. He also writes poems and depicts events in poetry. The poems will also be released during the exhibition and is called “Khamoshiyan.”

Champshi Bhai, Pahlaj Nihalani, K.C.Bokadia, Sudhakar Bokade, Zahoor Alam Sayed, Anoop Jalota, Ronit Roy, Shakti Kapoor, Mukesh Rishi, Sharvan Rathod, Anand-Milind, Babul Supriyo, Javed Ali, Sunil Pal and other hit personalities from the film industry are scheduled to attend the inauguration.

Sanjay.B. Sharma

(P.R.O.)

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Badlani goes negative in serial “Tujh Sangh Preet Lagai Sajana”

Sahara One’s serial’, “Tujh Sangh Preet lagai Sajana” is planning to increase its TRP and Vijay Badlani, who is playing the role of Naren Kumar, will see a makeover in his character. Initially Naren was an idiotic comedy character, who dies not has a much importance in Modi family. Now he has changed his tracks and he has become intelligent and the family takes him seriously. The man who was afraid of his wife is now the boss. The transformation has gone from comedy to negative. Let us see if it helps the TV shows TRP.

Vijay Badlani Says, “This is good for me. Everyone has to play different characters like comedy, negative and others. It gives me opportunity to display my talents. I have acted lots in Sony TV’s CID and can play different types of character with ease.”

S.B. Sharma

(P.R.O.)

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Actor-Director Farhan Akhtar joins Shahid Kapoor

to co-host the 13th IIFA Awards

27th May, 2012: As we draw closer to the Videocon IIFA Weekend, Actor-Director Farhan Akthar has been roped in to play co-host with the boy-next-door, Shahid Kapoor. On the 9th of June, Farhan will bring his charm and wit to the 13th IIFA Awards stage enthralling his fraternity and over 800 million viewers.

The chemistry between the two actors will be magical. And the script, interactivity and repartee is guaranteed to delight the audience and generate rib-tickling laughter.

Performances that have already been announced for the IIFA Awards so far include Prabhudeva, Shahid Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Sonakshi Sinha, while actor-director-choreographer Prabhudeva will choreograph the dance performances for the first time ever.

The Videocon IIFA Weekend will be hosted in the Lion City of Singapore from the 7th to the 9th of June, this year. The Videocon IIFA Weekend, Singapore will be an outstanding celebration of Indian Cinema which will showcase the excellence of Indian Film Industry on the global stage. In 2012, for the fourth year in succession, Videocon will present the IIFA Weekend, while Grey Goose is the presenting sponsor of IIFA Rocks. Panasonic with its Eco Ideas initiative will continue to partner the IIFAs for the greening initiative. Air India will partner with IIFA as the Official Airline Partner. The Gitanjali Group and Gemfields are Associate Sponsors of the Videocon IIFA Weekend.

For Further Information Please Contact:

Arvind Kashyap – +91 9769637169

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UV News Media & Communication Limited Producer Pramod Sharma’s

Film “3 BACHELORS” Releasing All Over India 29th June,2012

Banner:- UV News Media & Communication Limited

Producer:- Pramod Sharma

Director:- Ajai Sinha

Cast:- Sharman Joshi,Raima Sen,Riya Sen,Manoj Pahwa,Himani Shivpuri, Manish Nagpal,Master Salin,Master Kashish,Nigar Khan.

Music:-Daboo Malik

Playback Singer:-Vinod Rathod,Sunidhi Chauhan,Mika Singh,Moam

Lyrics :-Praveen Bhardwaj,Rekha Mistry

Excutive Producer:Anubhav Negi

Editor :-Sanjay Sankla

Choerography:-Piyush, Paape, Jyoti

DOP- Jatinder Sharma

Media Consultant:-Parul Chawla (Picture N Kraft )

For Further Information Contact Parul Chawla:9833577407/9594621831/022-22926509

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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