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‘SUHAANA SAFAR WITH ANNU KAPOOR’ GETS PHENOMENAL RESPONSE;

OPENS AT TOP SPOT IN DELHI, ON 92.7 BIG FM

DIFFERENTIATED CONTENT STRATEGY REAPS GREAT RESULTS AS SHOW CLOCKS IN TSL OF 1.46

New Delhi, 16th July 2013: 92.7 BIG FM Delhi has clinched the top spot in the 10am to 12pm time band among private radio stations with the launch of its new show ‘Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor’. The show, hosted by the versatile Annu Kapoor has registered a TSL of 1.46, and has beat all competing private radio stations in the capital city. Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor launched amidst much fanfare on 24th June, 2013 and has resonated excellently with audiences, creating a strong connect in the minds of listeners across Delhi.

Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor: Timeband – 10am-12noon

Radio Station

TSL

92.7 BIG FM Delhi

1.46

Fever FM 104 Delhi

1.38

Radio Mirchi 98.3 Delhi

1.14

Radio City 91.1 Delhi

1.12

Red FM 93.5 Delhi

1.11

Oye! 104.8 FM Delhi

1.03

Source: RAM Data; Week 26-2013 (23 June to 29 June)

Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor gives listeners an opportunity to listen to music from the golden era of Indian film music – between 1955 and 1985. Hosted by the affable Annu Kapoor, the show enables listeners to relive the golden era year-by-year while taking them on an exhilarating journey where the actor narrates behind-the-scene incidents, interesting facts and trivia about movies and plays the top 12 songs of a particular year. While songs from the era are etched in listeners’ minds, the stories behind these glorious melodies are relatively unknown. The romantic, melodious, lyrically charming, meticulously orchestrated and harmoniously sung songs of the golden-era are a treat to the senses and epitomize Hindi film music’s finest period.

Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head, 92.7 BIG FM said: “Our most recently launched show Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor has reverberated excellently with audiences and has received an overwhelming response making us No. 1 in the time slot. Our programming has always been designed to meet audience preferences, and with this format of show coupled with Mr. Annu Kapoor as host, there couldn’t be a better offering. The TSL (time spent listening) highlights the stickiness of the show and I commend the entire team for bringing together this exceptional aural experience on 92.7 BIG FM.”

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties and television production. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. The company 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, as well as a regional General Entertainment Channel for the PCHP region called Spark Punjabi; BIG RTL THRILL – the first channel from the Company’s joint venture with Europe’s RTL Group, targeted at male audiences and is positioned as the ultimate action destination; BIG MAGIC – a regional General Entertainment Channel for the Hindi heartland, which has also expanded into the US, Canada and Australia under the brand name BIG MAGIC INTERNATIONAL; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division that caters to the creative needs of the diverse Indian television landscape. Reliance Broadcast Network also distributes Bloomberg TV India, the country’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to www.reliancebroadcast.com

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Monsoon magic at Adamo-The Bellus Goa till September 30, 2013

Free Kids Creche available while couples enjoy the special moments

Mumbai, July 16, 2013: This rainy season, enjoy monsoon magic by the beachside at the Adamo The Bellus, Goa. Adamo Hospitality, the hospitality arm of the Ajmera Group, offers the special Monsoon package at Adamo-The Bellus, Goa, with the idyllic setting of Calangute as its backdrop. Adamo-the Bellus (Naiko Vaddo, Calangute, Bardez, Goa) creates sheer magic for vacationers in a beautiful setting with 125 luxurious rooms including the Bellus suite to suit all monsoon holiday moods!

The monsoon special packages (valid till September 30, 2013) at Adamo-The Bellus, Goa, ranges from Rs. 15,000 plus taxes for a Regent room (for three night and four days) to Rs. 18,000 plus taxes for a Regency room (for three night and four days) with the fourth night complementary. The above special rates include breakfast and dinner with compulsory meal supplement of Rs. 2,000 on MAP for double. Additionally, there are free one full day sightseeing by a/c vehicle, free laundry worth of Rs. 300 and free head massage on arrival day at La Soin Spa at the hotel in addition to the usage of swimming pool and the kids play area.

In fact, Adamo-The Bellus, Goa, is offering a free Kids Creche service while ‘parents’ enjoy their special moments. When couples enjoy their romantic walk along the beach or check out the night life, Adamo-The Bellus, Goa offers a Kids Creche fully equipped with toys, games, activities and even a nanny, who will ensure that the kids are safe, comfortable, well fed and have a great time while parents enjoy their privacy.

Mr. Harsh Ajmera, Director, Adamo Hospitality, said, “This monsoon, write your own love story with nature Adamo-the Bellus, Goa, as you engulf in downpours in a serene and peaceful surroundings, seeking respite from the concrete jungles of the urban world. Revellers can enjoy the fun, celebration and excitement of the Music at the golden sand beaches of Goa (just a 5 mts walk) with music, parties, sumptuous special menus as well as irresistible attractions such as the beautifully landscaped 4-acre property, the longest swimming pool in Calangute, La Soin spa, Zaia Bar, Jacuzzi, pool table, chef sessions, beachside sports and games.” He added, “Enjoy a scrumptious vegetarian cuisine including a tantalizing Thali (a rarity in Goa) to please every palate. It’s a sure shot recipe for making time stand still even as you go with the flow from silence to sound; from fun to frolic & from relaxation to revelry! Let your nights be filled with the magic of Adamo-The Bellus by moonlight and book your holiday at The Bellus today.”

Driven by a dedicated team of people with keen service-oriented skills, Adamo has carved a niche for itself in the hospitality space in India within a year of commencing operations. Its customer-centric approach, backed by our passion for excellence and an enthusiastic spirit of innovation, has helped foster happiness for numerous patrons. If relaxing in the cozy ambience of your room is not your idea of fun, then there are a plethora of outdoor activities for the adventurous at heart. Fish along the riverside, go crab hunting or if you hanker for some real excitement, then trekking is the ultimate experience.

Adamo-the Bellus

Adamo-the Bellus (Toll Free No. 18001023266/91-832 2275334/33) offers a soothing blend of warm, effortless service and harmonious spaces, while preserving traditional Goan décor and spirit. Each room is furnished in natural tones and textures and offers spectacular views. The interiors highlight the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail that distinguishes us from the rest and seamlessly extends the magic of Goa’s blessed natural beauty in its design, while offering the finest in contemporary luxuries and services. The Bellus also offers a wide range of activities to relax and rejuvenate – whether it is a signature wellness experience at the La Soin Spa, a leisurely Goan tour past ancient churches and monuments or a game of ping-pong at our indoor games centre. Experience the pleasure of being pampered as you relax, unwind and rejuvenate at the Bellus. Wake up to the glorious sight of the Arabian Sea, bathed by the first rays of dawn. Watch the sea sparkle by day as the sun shines over its stretch to the horizon. Allow yourself to be swept away by the Goan Sea’s romance at dusk.

Luxurious ambience, optimal infrastructure and service for Corporate Events, Conferences and Seminars at The Bellus… step in to discover the perfect setting for your organisation’s Team Building Conference or Dealer Meet! Adamo The-Bellus has noteworthy patronage of leading corporates, who routinely engage our services for hosting some of their most prestigious events. Coupling business environs with unparallelled luxury and leisure, The Bellus promises more than “just another conference” – we guarantee a memorable event and stay for your team and your esteemed guests!

Bookings can be done at Adamo Hospitality. Toll Free Nos. 1800-10-23266; Tel: +91 832 2275334/33; + 91 22 4062 8899; Email: cro@adamohospitality.co.in Website: www.adamohospitality.co.in.

About Adamo Hospitality

Adamo, the hospitality arm of the Ajmera Group, derives its name from the original Latin word which translates into “to fall in love with…” True to its name, Adamo Hospitality provides scenic getaways for global travelers in India, with its magnificent range of holiday destinations in Goa and Matheran, Maharashtra – with more destinations for business and leisure travelers coming up in the near future. Driven by a dedicated team of people with keen service-oriented skills, Adamo has carved a niche for itself in the hospitality space in India Its customer-centric approach, backed by passion for excellence and an enthusiastic spirit of innovation, has helped foster happiness for numerous patrons – not only from India, but also from around the world. Adamo properties – currently at Calangute, Goa and Matheran – are prime holiday resorts and exceed expectations with their impeccable styling, luxurious living experiences and unmatched high standards of quality and service. It is our sense of urgency in and accountability for our actions, which has helped us achieve, sustain and better the range and quality of our services. The Adamo experience – for patrons – is one of rejuvenation and complete satisfaction, where family, friends and associates are treated to a new world of luxury. A stay at Adamo is synonymous with happiness and joy. The Adamo experience – for all of us at Adamo – is a strong base of traditional, ethical and professional values that the Group cherishes and nurtures every day. It spells joy at the workplace and helps the Group serve guests with a renewed commitment to excellence. Come today! Come, fall in love with Adamo!

For more information: Janki Trivedi / Karina Dua, Adfactors PR – 09820080835, 09619437671, 9820531932

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Prime Focus World wins its biggest VFX contract

for Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City 2”

2,000+ VFX shots to be delivered by PFW’s global team

Mumbai, July 16, 2013: Prime Focus World (‘PFW’), a subsidiary of Prime Focus Limited (NSE :PFOCUS,BSE:532748) has been confirmed as the exclusive VFX partner on Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Robert Rodriguez’s long-awaited, ultra-stylized comic book sequel. Sin City 2 is PFW’s biggest VFX project win ever to date and their global teams will work directly with Robert Rodriguez to produce over 2,000 visual effects shots for the stereo 3D movie, currently slated for an August 2014 release. Rodriguez, always the trailblazer, has been a highly influential filmmaker and is forging his own path since his earliest successes – El Mariachi (1992) and Desperado (1995). The original Sin City (2005) was a seminal film, and its use of stylized Computer Graphics environments and VFX inspired many films that followed.

This contract further validates the unique business proposition of Prime Focus and catapults it to the league of being one of the few studios worldwide to break into, and contribute in a big way, to mainstream top-of-the-line Hollywood films.

The size and scale of the project would require each of PFW’s location to come together under localized VFX and stereo leadership, and collaborate via the PFW global pipeline and VFX workflow structure to deliver on the contract.

Prime Focus continues to build a robust Order Book to fill its capacity across its various facilities worldwide. Currently, the group Order Book stands at a combined value of approximately Rs.750-800 crores, to be executed over the next 24-36 months.

“Normally, it is common for a film maker to split its VFX work amongst multiple studios, especially for a film of this size and scale. Robert Rodriguez has backed us to be the exclusive VFX vendor for his film, which makes us even more proud and honored as it validates our scale and superior workflow management capabilities to handle the entire length of a VFX film, across our global facilities. We are constantly looking for such opportunities to challenge both ourselves, and the industry as a whole, by working on projects that question and change creative, practical and economic paradigms,” said Namit Malhotra, CEO and Founder, Prime Focus World. “Prime Focus has been backed by marquee global institutional investors including Standard Chartered Private Equity, AID Partners and Macquarie Capital. Recently in June 2013, Macquarie Capital invested US$ 38 mil in Prime Focus World NV (PFW), at an Enterprise Valuation of US$ 300 million.

Financial Performance for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2009

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About Prime Focus Limited

Prime Focus Limited, a global leader in media and entertainment industry services employs over 4,500 professionals in 19 facilities across 3 continents and 4 time zones. We provide end-to-end creative and technical services including visual effects, stereo 3D conversion, video/audio post-production, digital content management and distribution, Digital Intermediate, versioning and adaptation, and equipment rental to the Film, Broadcast, Advertising and Media industries. Prime Focus is behind path breaking technologies like CLEAR™ (Hybrid Cloud technology enabled enterprise digitization platform) and View-D™ (stereoscopic 2D to 3D conversion). Leveraging our Global Digital Pipeline and pioneering delivery model WorldSourcing® we partner content creators at every stage of the process ensuring work flow efficiencies, cost optimization and creative enablement. Listed on the BSE and NSE of India and UK LSE’s AIM, Prime Focus has operations in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, London and Mumbai.

For more details, www.primefocusltd.com

About Prime Focus World

Prime Focus World (“PFW”), a subsidiary of Prime Focus Limited, provides 2D to 3D conversion, visual effects and animation services to major media and entertainment companies. PFW has brought its expertise to many wide release Hollywood films, including the The Great Gatsby and World War Z, and upcoming White House Down as well as previously released Men in Black 3, Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace, Dredd 3D, Total Recall, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Resident Evil: Retribution, Green Lantern, Immortals, Wrath of the Titans, Mirror Mirror, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Avatar. Prime Focus World has global operations with a presence in key centers of creative content production – Los Angeles, New York, London, Vancouver and Mumbai.

For more details please visit www.primefocusworld.com or contact info@primefocusworld.com

Media Relations:

Jose Kunnappally

Head, Marketing and Communications

Prime Focus Limited

+91 887 964 5359

jose.kunnappally@primefocusworld.com

Or

Annu Dwivedi

Genesis Burson-Marsteller for Prime Focus Limited

+ 91 982 002 4293

annu.dwivedi@bm.com

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After a grand opening at the box office worldwide the music of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag tops charts!

~ Zinda is the no.1 song on iTunes and radio while Bhaag Milkha Bhaag No 1 album on the iTunes charts~

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, this years biggest Box Office sensation, has another reason to thank its fans. The music of the movie has received phenomenal response and is leading charts and today stands at the No.1 position on iTunes as a single and album. The song Zinda, sung by the debutant and Shankar Mahadevan’s son Siddharth Mahadevan, has grabbed the no.1 position and has become a youth icon.

The entire album was released a week prior to its actual release by Sony Music, i.e. June 14th , due to the demand by the fans. Commenting on the success, Sanujeet Bhujabal said, “We are delighted to be a part of the Bhaag Milkha Bhaag phenomena and to have worked with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s talented team. We were confident of the music of the film and always knew its potential. We are humbled by the fans response as today the album stands at No. 1 on iTunes as well as other charts.”

Post the spectacular musical success of 2006 movie “Rang De Basanti”, this is Sony Music’s second project with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

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Ketchum Sampark Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India

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First look of Film “BAAT BANN GAYI”

Jaypeeco Infotainment in Association with ASR Media’s present its maiden production film “BAAT BANN GAYI” a romantic comedy. The film is releasing on 30th Aug 2013. “BAAT BANN GAYI” is presented by Vibhu Agarwal & Jaypeeco India Pvt. Ltd, produced by Sayed Asif Jah and Megha Agarwal, written and directed by Shuja Ali, co-writer is Akshay Singh and story by Sayed Asif Jah.

“Baat Bann Gayi” is a romantic comedy based on Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ enriched with the classical plot of ‘duals’ which depicts the comedy of errors when lookalike characters encounter each other. Unexpected, hilarious and utterly humorous situations arise because of mistaken identity. The protagonist of this film ‘Kabir’ (Ali Fazal) is a novelist deeply in love with a beautiful young girl ‘Rachna’ (Anisa), who is brought up by her brother ‘Laxmi Nivas’ (Gulshan Grover) and his wife ‘Sulochna’ (Amrita Raichand) and are in search of an intelligent and Professor kind of handsome young man as a groom for Rachna. Kabir successfully impress Rachna’s brother Laxmi Nivas.

The real twist in the tale comes when Kabir’s look alike Rasiya Bihari, who works for a land mafia Carlos Rehbar Pasha, happens to land at Rachna’s bungalow. Rasiya is amused to find everyone mistaking him as Kabir. When he sees Rachna in the house, he gives away his heart to her and decides to stay in the house as Kabir. Rasiya hatches a plan to make sure that Kabir does not comes back in Rachna’s life. From here story takes a turn which can be seen on screen rather reading. Lots of trouble and confusions turn the flow of the narrative into a hilarious, thriller goof filled with madness, surprises, and stomach aching humorous situations.

Film “BAAT BANN GAYI” has cinematography by Deepak Pandey, music by Harpreet Singh, lyrics by A.M.Turaaz, Rajiv Pal Singh Rana, Ubaid Azam Azmi & Shuja Ali, choreography by Ranju Verghese, editing by Manan Sagar, art by Mahesh Kudalkar, costume by Kashmira Gaonkar and audiography by Bhaskar Roy. Songs are rendered by Sonu Nigam, Javed Ali, Aish King, Minal Jain, Sardaar Ali, Jaspreet Jasz & Nakash Aziz. S.W.Raja is associate producer with Akbar Khan as executive producer. Film was shot in exotic locations of Future Studio, Visaaj Studio, Nixon Studio and others along with locations of Singapore.

Starring Ali Fazal (‘3 Idiots’, ‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’ & ‘Fukrey’ fame), Anisa, Amrita Raichand, Razak khan and others along with Gulshan Grover in a very different role.

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Rakesh Roshan’s krrish-3 makes an exception.

With the phase of Multiplexes charging a fee to attach the trailer and the promotional materials like the standees,back lit displays..etc.

Multiplex owners make an exception for Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish-3 as a good gesture. Rakesh Roshan has been receiving calls from the past few days for attaching the trailer of krrish 3 free of cost as well as free display of promotional material.

As the movie is likely to set its mark at the box office. It will be a win -win situation for both.

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Judges parda act for Karan

Karan Wahi will be seen at his funny best in the upcoming gala episode of Sony Entertainment Television’s singing reality show Indian Idol Junior. The humorous host cracked one joke after the other, much to the amusement of the judges. That’s not all, Karan Wahi sported a unique look for the gala episode imitating actor Manoj Kumar’s style and throughout the episode covered his face with his hand. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed his entry but it later backfired at him when he opened his bag of PJ’s and all the judges and contestants covered their faces in the same style and requested him to stop. Seems like this gala episode is going to be a fun filled with Karan’s funny jokes and Imitation .

Catch the crackling jokes of Karan Wahi on Indian Idol Junior, Saturday 20th July 2013, 8:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Witness Mumbai’s street-style footballers battle it out

at the Red Bull Street Style 2013 qualifiers

Mumbai, July 15, 2012: The hunt for India’s best street style footballer is coming to Mumbai on July 21, 2013. Brace yourself to witness some suave football tricks as Red Bull Street Style – one of the premier freestyle soccer tournaments in the world – kicks off in India this month. Catch Mumbai’s freestyle ballers swerve and spin the ball to some bouncy beats while they Neckstall, Cheststall, Crossover, Heel Juggle and display other football tricks.

Don’t miss your chance to come and catch all the action in true street style at:

Venue: Smaaash, Kamala Mills compound, gate no. 4, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Date and Time: On July 21, 2013 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Keep following us for updates on www.redbull.in, Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/redbull and Twitter – twitter.com/inredbul

For downloading images and videos, visit: www.redbullcontentpool.com

For further media information, please contact:

Edelman India
Anusha Shenoy
Cell: 09967941471

Email: anusha.shenoy@edelman.com

Red Bull India
Sukhmani Singh
Cell: 099752 92435
Email: sukhmani.singh@in.redbull.com

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Witness Mumbai’s street-style footballers battle it out

at the Red Bull Street Style 2013 qualifiers

Mumbai, July 15, 2012: The hunt for India’s best street style footballer is coming to Mumbai on July 21, 2013. Brace yourself to witness some suave football tricks as Red Bull Street Style – one of the premier freestyle soccer tournaments in the world – kicks off in India this month. Catch Mumbai’s freestyle ballers swerve and spin the ball to some bouncy beats while they Neckstall, Cheststall, Crossover, Heel Juggle and display other football tricks.

Don’t miss your chance to come and catch all the action in true street style at:

Venue: Smaaash, Kamala Mills compound, gate no. 4, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Date and Time: On July 21, 2013 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Keep following us for updates on www.redbull.in, Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/redbull and Twitter – twitter.com/inredbul

For downloading images and videos, visit: www.redbullcontentpool.com

For further media information, please contact:

Edelman India
Anusha Shenoy
Cell: 09967941471

Email: anusha.shenoy@edelman.com

Red Bull India
Sukhmani Singh
Cell: 099752 92435
Email: sukhmani.singh@in.redbull.com

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In Honor of the one who made a difference!

Jiya Jagiasi throws a bash in honor of Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi!!!

Lakshmi looked stunning in a black saree and thanked all present at the get together

Who doesn’t know Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi? We have seen Lakshmi winning nation’s heart while her stay in the Bigg Boss house, needless to say her contribution standing up for rights of the LGBT community being the most respected person globally!

Jiya Jagiasi known in the social circuit for throwing the most happening parties for her family & friends has a very strong reason to throw one for her dear Lakshmi who recently bagged National Legal Services Authority Award of Excellence for working in legal services & recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Award for Queens for token of appreciation for inclusion of transgender & sex workers in the women’s policy.

Jiya Jagiasi mentions, “This is honor of the one who made a difference. In a society like that of India, Lakshmi has strived for the rights of the LGBT community & made them lead their lives respectfully, we love her, admire her aura & look up to the courage she has displayed. This is not just a party; it is a celebration of liberty.”

To honor Lakshmi, many people from the social circuit who have been closely associated with Lakshmi will come forward, Women & Child Minister Varsha Gaikwad & Milind Gawli; Women MLA, Dolly Thakore, Naghma, Rohhit Verma, Sara Khan & others, for the love of Lakshmi.

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi overwhelmed with such support from her near & dear ones, “The award is a motivation, I’ll continue doing work that makes people of our community stand upright & face challenges. I am glad to have Jiya to shower her love always.”

We need more people like Lakshmi who will make a difference to the world!


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Parul Chawla
19/101 Mhada Complex,Oshiwara Garden Lane,New Link Road
Andheri (West) Mumbai-400053
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SanDisk Launches Suite Of High Performance Products

Strengthens High Performance Portfolio Across Computing, Mobile and SSD Categories

NEW DELHI, July 16, 2013 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced the launch of additions to its high performance range of products. The SanDisk Extreme® II SSD, SanDisk Ultra® USB 3.0 flash drive and the SanDisk Extreme® microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-I memory cards offer better speeds and high capacities to complement consumers’ smart digital lifestyle.

“With the new range of SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Ultra products, we are sure to offer Indian consumers a faster and smarter host device experience,” said Rajesh Gupta, country manager India, SanDisk. “This new range of products delivers breakthrough technology and advanced performance to satisfy the most discerning users.”

SanDisk’s latest high performance products offer state of the art design and memory engineering, and are an ideal fit for power users who demand fast data transfer speeds.

“SanDisk is the forerunner in the Indian flash memory market and is uniquely positioned to capture key market growth areas this year,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, retail product marketing and emerging markets growth, SanDisk. “We are helping consumers discover a world of endless possibilities by infusing innovation and technology into our product portfolio. Focusing on our consumers’ needs and backed by extensive research, we have developed the latest line of SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Ultra products to add to the smart digital lifestyle, more than ever before.”

Responsive and Reliable Performance

Description: Description: C:\Users\himali.bhutani\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\SOTJWSM8\Extreme II_front_HR.jpgSanDisk Extreme II SSD

The blazing fast SanDisk Extreme II SSD significantly improves data-transfer, application launching, and boot-up and shut-down times for notebook computers and desktops1. Leveraging SanDisk’s advanced 19nm flash memory and proprietary high-performance tiered system architecture (which includes the company’s nCache™ acceleration technology), the SanDisk Extreme II SSD brings a fast and enjoyable user experience to data-intensive multimedia applications, such as digital music and photography experiences. For gamers, the SanDisk Extreme II SSD enables quick game loading and enhances gameplay.

The SanDisk Extreme II SSD delivers exceptional speed with up to 550MB/sec sequential read and up to 510MB/sec sequential write speeds2. The new SSD comes with a five-year limited warranty with purchase and is available now in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB3 capacities with SRP at INR 14,750/- INR 26,100/- and INR 49,500/- respectively.

Extreme Mobility

Description: Description: T:\SanDisk\Big Ticket events\2013\16th July Event\SanDisk Extreme microSD 64 GB card\Extreme_microSDHC_64GB_5fHR.jpgSanDisk Extreme microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I card

The SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I cards offer both UHS Speed Class 1 (U1) and Class 10 video recording, allowing the user to record Full HD video (1080p)4. These cards are the ideal companions for users who want fast expanded memory for the newest smartphones, tablets and cameras. The microSDXC card is equipped with the fastest speeds available on the market, with up to 80MB/sec read and up to 50MB/sec write speeds5, allowing faster shot-to-shot performance, rapid data transfer, fast action photography, continuous burst mode and quick file transfers. Additionally, this memory card is an ideal choice for Android™-powered devices with 64GB of capacity, providing an instant storage upgrade for capturing and keeping data.

SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC cards come with a lifetime limited warranty and are available now in 16GB to 64GB capacities with SRP at INR 2,990/- to INR 9,750/-.

Ultra-Fast Speeds

Description: Description: C:\unzipped\SanDisk Ultra USB 3 0_TIF\cz48_open_angle.tifSanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive

The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive enables users to transfer and share large files with speeds up to 80MB/sec6. This drive is ideal for handling documents, photos, movies and more, allowing users to safely and effortlessly carry important information with them wherever they go.

The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive enables users to enjoy more of their favorite files with less waiting. The drive’s fast performance speeds allow for handling documents, hi-res photos, HD videos and other large files with ease. The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 is backed by a 5-year limited warranty and is shipping worldwide now in 16GB to 64GB capacities with SRP at INR 1,250/- to INR 4,950/-.

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About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for commercial and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk’s innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk’s diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk’s products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.

SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

1 As compared to 7200 RPM SATA 2.5” hard drive. Based on published specifications and internal benchmarking tests.

2 Up to stated speed. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon drive capacity, host device, OS and application. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes.

3 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.

4 Full HD (1920×1080) and HD video support may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors. See www.sandisk.com/HD

5 64GB card read and write speeds only. Up to 80MB/sec read; up to 30MB/s write (16GB); Up to 80MB/sec read; up to 50MB/s write (32GB and 64GB). Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.

6 Read speeds up to 4 times faster than Cruzer® USB 2.0 drives at up to 80MB/sec. USB 3.0 port required. Based on internal testing using a USB 3.0 compatible host; performance will vary depending on host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.

© 2013 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk, SanDisk Extreme, SanDisk Ultra and Cruzer are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. nCache is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. The microSDHC and microSDXC marks and logos are trademarks of the SD-3C, LLC. Android is a trademark of Google Inc

Media Contacts:

Neha Pathrella

Text100 for SanDisk

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neha.pathrella@text100.co.in

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Prime Focus World wins its biggest VFX contract

for Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City 2”

2,000+ VFX shots to be delivered by PFW’s global team

Mumbai, July 15, 2013: Fans of the new category of movies – the Z (for Zombie) movies -have a reason to cheer with the release of World War Z (WWZ). Prime Focus World (PFW), the world leader in media and entertainment industry services has brought its 3D conversion expertise to create a realistic portrayal of zombies on a mass scale. As the sole conversion facility for this $175 million 3D Hollywood project, PFW delivered 2076 converted shots, with its creative team working simultaneously from facilities in Mumbai and London.

PFW and Corey Turner (VP of Post Production at Paramount Pictures) have worked together on marquee conversion projects like Men in Black 3 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. World War Z is another milestone movie for the global media and entertainment services powerhouse. The film which released on 21 June is garnering rave reviews for top-quality conversion with a great 3D look and some amazing standout moments.

In line with changing stereo tastes amongst audiences, and due to the nature of the film, some very unique creative decisions were taken by director Mark Forster, Corey Turner and the PFW team. PFW has created lots of depth for this show, pulling elements out from the screen into theater space and providing ample opportunity for ‘3D moments’ – including zombie attacks and immersive environments. Also Brad Pitt’s face was modeled to create a depth matte from this geometry that the artists could use to ensure consistency and accuracy in the depth sculpting of his features, all the more considering there were far too many close up shots of a very well known face!

Says Merzin Tavaria, Co-founder and Chief Creative Director, Prime Focus, “The PFW team is very proud to have contributed to the successful conversion of World War Z. As lead conversion house on the movie, this was another big show for us. The fact that the show was delivered so efficiently, so gracefully, and to such a high creative standard, is testament to the talent, skill and passion of our artists and production staff in Mumbai and London.”

PFW uses its proprietary 2D-to-stereo 3D conversion process ‘View-D’ which is highly sought after in Hollywood. The company has worked on other prestigious projects such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Green Lantern and Immortals. And more recently, PFW was the exclusive conversion partner for nine-time academy award-winning film The Last Emperor (Columbia Pictures) by acclaimed director Bernardo Bertolucci which premiered at Cannes this year.

-ENDS-

About Prime Focus Limited

Prime Focus Limited, a global leader in media and entertainment industry services employs over 4,500 professionals in 19 facilities across 3 continents and 4 time zones. We provide end-to-end creative and technical services including visual effects, stereo 3D conversion, video/audio post-production, digital content management and distribution, Digital Intermediate, versioning and adaptation, and equipment rental to the Film, Broadcast, Advertising and Media industries. Prime Focus is behind path breaking technologies like CLEAR™ (Hybrid Cloud technology enabled enterprise digitization platform) and View-D™ (stereoscopic 2D to 3D conversion). Leveraging our Global Digital Pipeline and pioneering delivery model WorldSourcing® we partner content creators at every stage of the process ensuring work flow efficiencies, cost optimization and creative enablement. Listed on the BSE and NSE of India and UK LSE’s AIM, Prime Focus has operations in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, London and Mumbai.

For more details, www.primefocusltd.com

About Prime Focus World

Prime Focus World (“PFW”), a subsidiary of Prime Focus Limited, provides 2D to 3D conversion, visual effects and animation services to major media and entertainment companies. PFW has brought its expertise to many wide release Hollywood films, including the The Great Gatsby and World War Z, and upcoming White House Down as well as previously released Men in Black 3, Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace, Dredd 3D, Total Recall, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Resident Evil: Retribution, Green Lantern, Immortals, Wrath of the Titans, Mirror Mirror, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Avatar. Prime Focus World has global operations with a presence in key centers of creative content production – Los Angeles, New York, London, Vancouver and Mumbai.

For more details please visit www.primefocusworld.com or contact info@primefocusworld.com

Media Relations:

Jose Kunnappally

Head, Marketing and Communications

Prime Focus Limited

+91 887 964 5359

jose.kunnappally@primefocusworld.com

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Priyanka Chopra’s Exotic has everyone talking

Priyanka Chopra has everyone talking as her second international single “Exotic” feat. Pitbull saw its video launch today.

The video shot in Miami, sees Peecee at her hottest best as she grooves to the beats and has also included some desi moves keeping true to her roots.

The song has recently hit airwaves and is already well on its way to climbing the global charts.
If that wasn’t all, international rap sensation Pitbull sent across a special video , all praise for Priyanka Chopra which was aired at the Exotic launch as a special surprise to the star. (Pls find attached the video)

Says a source, “Ever since the video hit the viral front it has gone on to become a rage – Exotic is a dance number with desi flavor and Bollywood’s very own desi-girl epitomizes everything exotic which well reflects in the video….the song looks to be an even bigger success than the first single”.

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Chitrangda learns to fly an ultralight aircraft

Chitrangda Singh is well on her way to fulfilling her aviation ambitions – The actress is training to fly a two-seater ultralight aircraft in Gurgaon and has already completed three out of seven sessions.

Says a source, “Chitrangda has always had a fascination for aircrafts and has long wanted to learn how to fly one – As soon as time permitted ,she enrolled for a training course in Gurgaon and while its quite challenging ,Chitrangda is completely focused on completing the course successfully and getting her license”.

Confirming the news says Chitrangda, “I’ve always wanted to learn how to fly an aircraft – Initially it was scary since it was new to me but now that I’ve done over 3-4 sessions I’m a lot more confident”.

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Industry biggies all praise for the trailer of Madras Cafe

The espionage thriller is scheduled to release 23rd August

The theatrical trailer of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, JA Entertainment and Rising Sun Films’ political thriller Madras Cafe was launched recently only to be welcomed by great feedback from audiences and the industry alike on the social media front.

Tweeted Anubhav Sinha, “Just saw the trailer of @ShoojitSircar ‘s ‘MADRAS CAFE’. Some friends, you can be so proud of. THIS IS ‘Indian International’.”

Tweeted Karan Johar, “Absolutely Loved the promo of #Madrascafe….looks super intriguing and brilliantly shot….cant wait to see it!!!”

Tweeted Apoorva Lakhia, “Watched the #MadrasCafe trailer, awesome, huge, well shot… Its gonna be kick ass @ShoojitSircar”

Said Yaami Gautam, “@ShoojitSircar @writeonj @TheJohnAbraham loved the trailor of Madras Cafe..its a dream team :)”.

Said Anup Soni, “Madras Cafe Trailer- M I N D B L O W I N G….”

Talking about the film says actor/producer John Abraham, “This would define what I stand for in terms of cinema .I want films that I produce to have credible content and ‘Madras Cafe’ is that film.”

Presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and JA Entertainment and produced by Rising Sun Films and JA Entertainment , Madras Cafe ,directed by Shoojit Sircar is scheduled to release 23rd August 2013.

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The unforgettable picnic at Parvarissh

Innocent kids face the nature’s wrath or anger

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The happy and cheerful bunch of lovely kids is all set to take off for a Picnic to Nainital for a wonderful celebration of monsoons. Rashi (Sparsh Khanchandani) and her friends have made so many plans on how well they’ll plan this outing and cherish the memories. However their dreams are shattered and what happens is terrible. The bus which they board meets with a very vicious accident due to landslides. Torrential rains ruin all the fun and suddenly the entire atmosphere turns gloomy and sad.

How will the kids deal with this disaster? Will anyone come to their rescue?

To find out tune in to Parvarrish Monday to Thursday 9:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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