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New Consul General briefs TACCI members on business opportunities in Belgium

TACCI hosts welcome event for the New Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai

15 June, 2012, Mumbai: The Trans Asian Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( TACCI) hosted the official welcome event for the new Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai, Mr. Karl Van den Bossche at a function held on June 13, 2012 at Anchorage, Royal Mumbai Yacht Club, 1st Floor. Also present for the occasion were, Mr. Karl de Broger, CEO, Antwerp Diamond Bank, Mumbai, Shri. Sumit Mullik, Chief of Protocol, Maharashtra Government and various other dignitaries.

Speaking on the occasion, The Consul General of Belgium, Mumbai, Mr. Bossche expressed willingness to further strengthen ties between the two countries through trade. He spoke about the various avenues and business opportunities that Belgium has to offer. Mr. Karl de Broger, CEO, Antwerp Diamond Bank, Mumbai, added to the opportunities especially in the business of diamonds enlightening the august gathering on the diamond trade in Belgium.


SAB TV presents ‘Gopi Gadha Aur Gupshup’

June 15th, 2012: Weekends will just get more entertaining on SAB TV as two of its most popular & funniest characters Gopi from FIR and Gadhaprasad from Chidiyaghar will be coming as hosts on their very own show-Gopi Gadha Aur Gupshup. The show premieres on SAB TV, from 16th June, every Saturday at 10pm.

Gopi, Gadha Aur Gupshup will feature the funniest moments from all the SAB TV shows interspersed with hilarious comments and funny stories of Gopi & Gadha. Along with their sizzling chemistry and their inimitable style of humour they will present stories in an entertaining and enjoyable manner and continue to make everyone laugh.

Mr. Anooj Kapoor, EVP and Business Head, SAB TV speaking about the show said, “We offer our viewers light hearted family entertainment that enthralls all family members. It’s a double whammy for viewers as they will get to watch two of our most endearing characters Gopi and Gadha and also enjoy the best clippings of the week from across our shows.”

Gopi Bhalla, speaking about the show said, “I have always believed that humour exists in every situation we face in life, we just need to be able to spot it and enjoy it. My aim is to show people the humour in their day-to-day lives. Jeetu and I have distinct characters in our shows. While I am continuously trying to speak English, Jeetu plays a complete rustic character and I am sure the viewers will enjoy our seemingly brainless but comic take-offs on various sequences.”

Jeetu Shivhare, speaking about the show said, “I am glad that I am getting an opportunity to entertain the audiences with this unique concept and I enjoyed sharing space with one of my favourite characters Gopi and had a great time while shooting the sequences.”

This weekend watch two of your most loved characters and the best of moments from various SAB TV shows and enjoy weekend with you family on SAB TV.

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Percept Pictures ‘RUSH scheduled to release October -26th,2012

Having wrapped up the shoots, Percept Picture ’s RUSH starring Emraan Hashmi is ready for release.

Promising to keep audiences at the edge of their seats ,the film scheduled to release on Bakri Eid i.e 26th October this year, will see Emraan play a morally correct investigative journalist with a top news channel ,who plunges into a vortex of violence in a deadly game of cat and mouse engineered by those he has so plainly trusted-

Talking about Emraan’s character in the film says creative director Priyanka Thakran “Sam (played by Emraan) is morally strong, with no grey shades, always ready to take a stand- He’s someone people look up to.”

Known for his track-record of hit songs,the music of RUSH composed by Pritam-with its combination of romantic and club tracks is one of the biggest highlight in the film –

Interestingly, this will also be Emraan Hashmi’s first Eid release (Bakri Eid).

Confirming the news Mr. Shailendra Singh Jt MD Percept Pictures said ” Percept has delivered variety of cinema to the Indian audiences in the past. We are excited to present an out-n-out Emraan Hashmi thriller this Bakrid with outstanding music from Pritam and T.Series as our music partner”

This will be Emraan’s next after Raaz3 in September.

Directed by Shamin Desai , starring Emraan Hashmi ,Neha Dhupia , Sagarika Ghatge and Aditya Pancholi in a negative role ,Percept Pictures RUSH comes to a theater near you October 26th,2012


5F Films, a conglomerate of professionals, announces the launch of a magnum opus presentation, a period feature film titled ‘KARBALA’, directed by Kalim Sheikh. For the first time in the history of international cinema the untold EPIC of the supreme sacrifice and heroic martyrdom of Imam Hussain (R.A.). (Grandson of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) is being presented to the world audience through this film. The uniqueness of this subject is expected to attract an overwhelming attention globally.

The film is based on highly intriguing historic events which revolve around the journey of Imam Hussain (R.A.) and his eventual martyrdom along with his 72 faithful companions at the lands of KARBALA (a city in present day IRAQ) in the year 680 AD.

The movie showcases the valour at the highly uneven battle of Karbala where on one side were small pious group of Imam Hussain and his devoted followers including children, women and aged and on other side was a large military detachment from the forces of Yazid I, the Umayyad caliph. The sacrifice of Imam Hussain and his followers is symbolic of victory of truth against falsehood. The event is still mournfully remembered universally as the most tragic incident in the history of mankind.

It is unbelievable and sadly true that no film maker has ever attempted to present this epic which remains un-paralleled in history and has not reached the international audiences on a befitting large canvas.

The film is scheduled to be shot in 1st quarter of 2013 mainly in Rajasthan and partially in Middle-Eastern locations.

The filmmakers have done extensive research on this subject to ensure the historic authenticity is maintained and owing to the sensitivity of the subject adequate care has been taken to honour all sentiments involved.


A 14 year old designer launched her designer store.

Yeah! You read it right. A 14 year old Pune based designer Prachi Badve after raising almost everyone’s eyebrows with her talent

of designing clothes at such a young age. Now, she comes with designer store launched at Pune.

It was a great get together as family and friends came to wish young Prachi and her parents on the launch of Prachi’s designer store by her name.

Prachi says, “My store has it all what a girl desires for her wardrobe and will look beautiful in whatever she pick up from here. I had designed all the clothes keeping the fashion and the calm nature of a girl in mind. I wish everyone who enters in the store will appreciate my hardwork and will surely pick atleast a dress from the store.”


Asia’s youngest Fashion Designer Prachi Badve now set to launch her first designer store in Pune.

Prachi Badve, a 14 year old girl who had turned everyone’s eye on her by becoming Asia’s youngest Fashion designer, now has shocked everyone by announcing to launch her designer store named “Prachi Badve” in Karegaon, Pune.

Prachi designs mainly for teens and is very confident that she will get a chance to design for Kareena Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan and will surely become a most established designer in the Industry.

No doubt Prachi is full of Talent and even she has already completed a diploma course in fashion designing at the “Vidyanchal Institute” in her native Pune.

Prachi says, “I had been doing fashion shows from over 2 years and I am really lucky that my parents have been supporting me with all the finance to showcase my designs in front of the respected audiences and dignitaries. Now I had decided to launch my store at my native, Pune and hope I receive all the praises.”

Her Mother Pooja Badve adds, “We are very proud to have such a talented daughter. We just want her to fulfill her dreams and one day becomes a most popular Fashion Designer.”

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Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai scheduled to release on July 20, 2012.


‘Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai’ is a passionate love saga …

Our background is set amongst a set of proud Indian families comprising of the Rathore and Choudhary who are both very wealthy hoteliers from Udaipur in Rajasthan. An unsolved murder of a family member, combined with business rivalry and the need to prove to each other their supremacy deepens the enmity. However, God has other plans. A girl (Karishma) is born to the Rathore family and a boy (Karan) to the Choudhary family. 23 years hence, unknown of their family backgrounds, they meet each other one summer in the romantic and breathtaking locales of Poland where the journey of love and togetherness begins….It’s a beautiful narration where emotions, drama, lilting music and passionate romance make a great comeback.

Cast & Crew of ‘Yeh Jo Mohhabat Hai’

Introducing : Aditya Samanta – Grandson to the legendary Shakti Samanta

Character : Karan Chaudhary. He is son of Mangal Choudhary a very rich hotelier. He and Karishma were born on the same day [Valentines Day] to two very rich warring families, but from their birth itself both have an unexplainable connection with each other.

Nazia Hussain – Niece to Sanjay Dutt

Character : Karishma Rathore. She is daughter of Purshottam Rathore. Karan and Karishma fall in love with each other at first sight. She loves Karan but is not able to oppose her father.

Also Starring: Mohnish Behl, Rati Agnihotri, Farida Jalal, Mukesh Tiwari, Anooradha Patel, Preet Kaur Madan and others.

Produced by: Ashim Samanta (Shakti Samanta’s Son and Director of Akhri Baazi)

Direction & Editor: Shree Narayan Singh (Editor of – A Wednesday)

Music: Anu Malik

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi, Faiz Anwar; Kausar Munir, Anu Malik

Screenplay & Dialogue: Dilip Shukla

Cinematographer: Fuwad Khan

Dance: Raju Khan

Background Music: Sanjay Chowdhary

Fight: Umesh Khanna

Sound: Adil Ali

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‘Ferrari ki Sawaari’ Screens in 399 UFO digital theatres

‘Piranha 2’ screens in 183 UFO digital theatres

Mumbai, June 15, 2012: Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Ferrari ki Sawaari’ releases in the first week in 399 UFO digital theatres. The other new film of this week, ‘Chakradhaar’ releases in 196 UFO digital theatres. Hollywood film’s dubbed version ‘Piranha 2’ in 2D and 3D releases in 137 and 46 UFO digital theatres respectively.

‘Rowdy Rathore’ is still going strong in its third week screening in 609 UFO digital theatres, while ‘Shanghai’ screens in 119 UFO digital theatres in the second week.

Telugu film ‘Yendukante…Premanta’ screens in 102 UFO digital theatres in its second week while another Telugu film ‘Pawan Kalyan’s Gabbar Singh’ screens in 104 UFO digital theatres in its sixth week. Telugu film ‘Adhinayakudu’ screens in 71 UFO digital theatres in its third week. Telugu film ‘Daruvu – Sound of Mass’ screens in 91 UFO digital theatres in its fourth week.

Bengali film ‘Bikram Singha – The Lion is Back’ screens in 80 UFO digital theatres in its fourth week.

About UFO Moviez India Ltd. (

UFO Moviez, the world’s largest satellite delivered digital cinema network, has revolutionized the way films are distributed and exhibited throughout India. Presently, UFO has a base of 2,946 digital screens (including 154 3D Screens), spread in 1,300 cities in 28 states of India. Out of these, around 350 screens are in multiplexes (which constitutes over 30% of the multiplex population in the country) and the balance are single screen theatres. UFO has so far released 4,620 films in 30 languages and has conducted over 10.9 million shows till date.

For more information, please contact:

UFO Moviez India Ltd. – Shalini Bhattacharya – PR Manager, (+91)9920839720

Janki Trivedi – Adfactors PR – (+91)9820080835, (+91)9820531932

Maya Digital Studios Pvt. Ltd. brings Lotpot comic characters to life!

Evergreen comic strip “Motu Patlu” will be digitalized to be presented as an animated TV series.

Mumbai, 15 June 2012: India’s leading computer animation and digital visual effects firm, Maya Digital Studios Pvt. Ltd. has struck a deal with Lotpot Comics – one of India’s leading comic magazines, to adapt their evergreen comic strip – “Motu Patlu” into an animated TV series.

Founded by Sh. A.P. Bajaj over 40 years ago, the comic strip has remained extremely popular among kids between the age group of 4 – 15yrs and has managed to keep its popularity sustained, over 3 generations.

The panel of designers and directors from Maya Digital Studios Pvt. Ltd. are not leaving a single stone unturned to capture and re-create the original magnificence of the “Motu Patlu” comic strip characters. Bringing back something which has been so loved by children, in a completely new avatar is a challenging task and the creative team at Maya is focused on delivering their best.

The Adventures of Motu Patlu is a series of endearing adventures of two friends, Motu & Patlu. Typically caught in funny situations the duo almost functions like a trouble magnet, attracting all sorts of problems and their two more friends Dr. Jhatka and Ghasitaram. The incidents they are caught in are straight out of life, day to day funny situations. How in their own ingenious style they emerge out as heroes, solving the problems is the basic plotline of the show.

Ketan Mehta, Chariman & Managing Director – Maya Digital Studios Pvt. Ltd. said: “Motu Patlu is pure Indian comic brand with a 42 year old legacy. Its premise represents the cultural ethos of small town India and captures the life in the heartland of India. At Maya we want to promote the best of Indian animated content and hence we approached Lotpot comics for the 3D animation of their characters.”

Lotpot, which has been a key player in the Indian comic books market, is very excited about this project and has extended complete support to Maya Digital Studios in terms of content provision. Commenting on the same, Mr P.K. Bajaj, Editor & Publisher, Lotpot Comics said: “The association with Maya Digital Studios is the best thing that could have happened to Lotpot comics. Finding the perfect digital partner for Motu- Patlu was a challenging task. That is the reason it took us so long to digitize Lotpot comics. But now I am extremely excited and happy that Maya Digital Studios has taken over this challenging task. I’m totally confident that Maya Digital Studios will deliver Motu-Patlu as one of the best animation series to be shown on Television.”

About Maya Digital Studios Pvt. 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 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, 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


Andrew Garfield’s dream role had always been


The reboot film in the spider-man series is all set to hit the Indian theatres on 29th June but before the release of the film comes revelations never heard before. The Spider-man star Andrew Garfield in an interview revealed that to play Spider-man had always been his dream.

The star says that as a toddler when he would play superheroes with his brother he would often opt for the role of Spider-man “I related to Peter Parker so much because I felt like someone else inside. I loved the comic books and animated TV series, and I even dressed up as a Spider-man as a kid. My brother was Superman.” The star has always been a spidey fan and has had a copy of Spider-man Issue 6 signed by Stan Lee.

The actor was 18 when Raimi and Maguire’s first spidey flick hit the theatres. “That rekindled everything,” Garfield says. “I bought a pirated copy and watched it over and over with my buddy!” The role not only holds place of importance in the actor’s life but also means a lot to his parents. “It was really moving for them as well, because they know how much this character has meant to me since I was a kid.”

Actor now finally dons the role of Spider-man in Sony Pictures film The Amazing Spider-man which releases in 3D all over India, a week before USA.


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