Dramatic Launching of Indo Kiwi Films— “YE DEEWANGI YE DEEWANAPAN”

Dramatic Launching of Indo Kiwi Films


Indo Kiwi Films maiden venture “Ye Deewangi Ye Deewanapan” was launched in very dramatic style on 21st September 2012 at Hotel JW Marriot, Juhu. Lots of bollywood personalities graced this occasion like Jeetendra, Jagdeep, Alok Nath, Raju Shreevastav, Ehsaan Khan, Kunika Lal, Aman Verma, Mushtaq Khan, Bobby Darling, Mamta Patel, filmmakers like Saawan Kumar Tak, Sudhakar Bokade, Shakeel Noorani, Raju Subramanium, music director Dilip Sen, Shravan Rathod & Yogesh Lakhani of Bright Advt. Sp. Guest were Shri Navneet Anhai (COO Zee Group of Industries), Mr.Arun.C.Khanna (A.C.F.I.London), Mr.Arvind Mohan Sharma.

Films new starcast were introduced to audiences and media and a small drama was enacted by lead actors on the title track of film, there after director Rajiv Das explained about the theme of film which is based on terrorism, Rajiv said “films are the mirror of the society, whatever happens in the society is reflects in our film”. Everybody specially Jeetendra, Jagdeep, Sawan ji, Sudhakar Bokade gave there well wishes to the entire team.

Producers are Rajiv Das & Sampati Das, Writer, Lyrics & Directon by Rajiv Das, Executive Producer is Prem Shrivastava, Music Direction by Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen, Cinematography by Mukesh Mistry, Singers are Shaan, Pankaj Udhas, Kumar Shanu, Sadhna Sargam, Sudesh Bhonsale, Aishwarya, Rekha Rao, Pramila Jain & Mohd. Salamat.

Film Stars Introducing Adhish Khanna, Neha Thakur, Rahil Khera, Anjali Arora, Alok Nath, Aman Verma, Kunika Lal, along with Rishank Tiwari, Pushpinder Singh, Gagandeep Singh, Sanjeev Saklani, Narinder Bedi, Mahesh Kumar & Birbal.

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New Hindi music album launched by Venus

“LUV ZAALA” by singer Sangeeta Kopalkar

Audio company Venus has launched singer Sangeeta Kopalkar with their new music album titled “LUV ZAALA” on 22 September at cinema, Infinity mall, Andheri. Album has lyrics by M Prakash & Rajesh Bamugade, music by Raju Kulkarni, arranged and programmed by Ankeet Bham and direction by Raajeev Walia and it is produced by Jyoti Prakash under the banner of JP Creation Entertainment. Audio was released by Shri Ashok Pradhan (former Union Minister of India, former MP from Khurja in Bulandshaher UP). Other guests were producer Tarun Rathi, music director Dilip Sen, Girish Wankhede of Cinemax & singer Raja Hassan. Ashok Pradhan mentioned that though he doesn’t understand Marathi but he loved the music of “LUV ZAALA” specially the song with title word, Champak Jain of Venus music said that this album will be successful because of its flavor, melodious music and songs rendered by Sangeeta.

Lyricist M Prakash said “this album LUV ZAALA contains six songs which has different flavors in specially mumbaiya touch and collaborating festivals of Ganpati and Navratri, it has four fresh solo songs and two remixes by Sangeeta Kopalkar”. Music director Raju Kulkarni has been known as rhythmist and percussionist since many years and “LUV ZAALA” is his debut project.

Previously singer Sangeeta Kopalkar who was inspired by her family as her mother, her aunty everyone were singers which provoked her to opt singing as carrier. Sangeeta has done many remix for various music companies like pop album “Humnasheen” and remix album “Kahi Pe Nigahe Kahi Pe Nishana” for T-series, performed stage shows all over world, also she has rendered a song for film “3 Bevde” on baton of Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen, lyrics by M.Prakash, Sangeeta has given voice in various regional films in Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati, Oriya, Bhojpuri and many more.

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Mallika Sherawat in American pop star Bruno Mars’ video

Check out the exclusive video on the following link – http://bit.ly/OZXG5o

Though hot bombshell Mallika Sherawat is currently busy with her Bollywood
projects (KLPD), her stint in Hollywood continues to stay! The latest buzz
in the B-town is that after working on varied projects and being associated
with different Hollywood biggies, Mallika has now shot with Bruno Mars,
American pop star, for his parody video of Salt ‘N’ Pepa’s Whatta Man
(featuring En Vogue) for a comedy website.

Mallika is a great fan of Bruno and his Grammy Award winner single ‘Just
The Way You Are’ has been her all-time favorite. So when her manager called
to ask her if she’d be interested in doing a video with Bruno, Mallika
accepted in no time. She didn’t even think for a second and at once gave
her nod for the video. It’s great to see Mallika sharing screen space with
her favorite pop singer. Moreover, she’s been a fan of the website even
before she knew that American film producer Judd Apatow and comedian Will
Ferrell were behind it.

American pop star Bruno has three number one singles in the last couple of
years – ‘Just The Way You Are’, ‘Grenade’ and ‘The Lazy Song’. And ‘Just
The Way You Are’ has earned many nominations apart from seven Grammys.
Bruno has won number of awards including the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal
Performance last year.


Adrenaline pumping music and visual effects of


What is the most attractive thing about the horror films? Their music and ghosts? Sure enough! Upcoming flick of Sony Pictures-Resident Evil Retribution- once again brings the terrifying music and the blood drained undeads.

The previous films in the franchise too gained popularity for its music as much as for its storyline and action. The music of the film, action and its special effect together are the flavor retainers of the Resident Evil films. “They are the glue that brings everything together. They are the essence of the film, taking us into the Umbrella Corporation world in a way that otherwise would be impossible,” says Jeremy Bolt, one of the producers of the film. The team of Resident Evil has worked immensely on these elements to have literally raised the bar.

The music in the film is given by Tomandandy, a creative lab which masters as a music production company since 1980s.While the credit for the visual effects goes to the film’s Special effects supervisor Dennis Berardi. With the creatures the size of dinosaurs, a car chase with a Rolls Royce and tidal waves running through Red square and taking out New York, the film is packed with special effects. “Every scene, every sequence we made, we were looking for opportunities to take it to the next level… its epic stuff,” says Berardi.

The music and action of Resident Evil franchise has made it synonymous with high-octane action from beginning to end, and Resident Evil: Retribution is packed with more such heart-pounding, adrenaline-charged sequences. The experience of the movie buffs doubles with film’s release in 3D. The film releases in India on 28th September in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu.


“Comedy is an opportunity that I had created for myself.” – Om Puri

Share something about the character you play in Percept Pictures’ Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, and what inspired you to take up this role?

I play Shreyas’s father in the film who is often found oscillating between being miffed and angry! I don’t have a comic role, but am playing someone who is very upset with his son, because he believes the boy is good for nothing, as he does not do any work, is not pursuing farming and just loiters around wasting time. The result being, you are left with one angry dad! (Smiles) And what inspired me to take this role on is simply Priyan; he is such a joy to work with.

You have even mentioned elsewhere that Priyadarshan is the USP of Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, with all your experience of working with such a varied mix of directors, what stands out about Priyan?

Priyan has a very good sense of comedy and he has proved this in many films by now. He is one director who knows exactly what he wants from all his actors. He is also someone who works in conjunction with the rest of the actors and gives them input on their roles periodically, which is very endearing and it reflects in his films.

With Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, there are a lot veterans you have already worked with including Asrani and know their work well. How was the experience working with the more recent crop of actors like Shreyas who are riding the new wave of comedy now?

Shreyas Talpade has a good sense of comic timing and is also a very good serious actor when need be. I thought his performances in Dor and Welcome to Sajjanpur were wonderful and working with him on Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal has been a great experience. With the combined effort of actors like him and the rest of the cast along with Priyadarshan, who has made very successful films till date, Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal produced by Percept Pictures is going to be a very good attempt as well.

You have also done cross cultural comedies like East is East, catering to a very different audience. How varied are the comic sensibilities across the border and what do you aim to do differently as an actor when you step out?

You are right, there is a lot of difference in the comic sensibilities when you step out, but the approach I have is only according to what my character demands. For instance in East is East, There is a lot of comedy, but I played it very seriously, as that is what the character demanded. I don’t make an attempt to make you laugh; I just act according to the situation. Comic timing can’t be imposed or contrived on, what comes naturally is always the key to comedy.

After a point actors tend to get typecast in a specific role type which defines them. You have carved a niche for yourself in every type of genre from the somber and serious variety of Akrosh to the lighthearted and comically inclined Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, a Percept Pictures venture, which releases on 28th September. Where is your comfort ground in this panorama?

I did not start my career with comedy, in fact after Akrosh people saw me as someone who had a serious face and was not capable of comic timing at all. But I wanted to change that. I invited Ranjit Kapoor who was a very talented theatre personality from NSD Delhi back then to come to Mumbai and he decided to do a play titled ‘ Bichoo’ with me. Back then even he did not believe that I will be capable of doing comedy, thinking I was too shy as a person to pull it off, so he cast me for a smaller role. But I insisted that I had invited him here, and the lead should go to me because I wanted to prove exactly this, my versatility even in the comic genre. Eventually I did play the lead, and the play went onto being very successful, which paved the way for me to be recognized and get Janey Bhi Do Yaroon. That was the start of my journey into comedy. It’s an opportunity that I had created for myself, because I broke out of the mould I had started to be categorized in.


Will Evil charm India?

Resident Evil-Retribution the fifth instalment in the franchise will soon be releasing in India. The tag line of the film “Evil goes global” has indeed hit the right spot as the film has garnered appreciation around the globe.

The Sony Pictures flick has positioned itself in the top spot in U.S and Canadian box office over the weekend and has done the business of over $21.1 million! Worldwide the business of the film totals to more than $71.1 million and it has done spectacular business in Asian countries as well. The film will open itself to the Indian audience on 28th September.

While the war will be between Alice and the zombies in the attempts to save the human race, it will be good to see how Indian audience welcome the zombies amongst the Indian releases. The film with its engaging music, visual effects and zombies has mesmerised the audience worldwide. But will it be successful in casting the same spell in India? Will Evil charm India? Only time will tell…

Meanwhile the fans of the film can rejoice as it releases in 3D all over India in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu.


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Nana-Shreyas share Kamaal Dhamaal moments!

Nana Patekar went back to good old school days when he got together with Shreyas for a promotional event of his film Percept Pictures’ Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, directed by Priyadarshan.

Enjoying every moment to the hilt, Nana philosophized, “whenever we do a film, the only thing that is left behind is memories we hold close to our heart. We spend half our lives sleeping. At this age, I want to do things that make me happy. Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal is one such thing. I simply loved the moments spent here. All I do is eat and beat and I enjoyed it to the core.”

Agrees Shreyas, “Nana saves me from the world and beats me up as well. Nana is such a lively person that each of us enjoyed every moment.”

Nana has the final word, “Priyan has offered five crore to anyone who guesses my name. I call myself Digvijay Singh because I keep digging holes through the film. But you have to find my real name!”


STOP PRESS: Swami Nithyananda wrongly accused of raping actress Ranjitha!

India’s most controversial spiritual leader Swami Nithyananda seems to be amused at new controversies popping up about him almost every week.

Just after rumours about the self-styled godman being part of Bigg Boss 6 broke out; it was widely misreported that he has been accused of rape by popular Tamil actress Ranjitha.

A report from Press Trust of India (PTI) stated, “Swami Nithyananda was in news after southern actress Ranjitha accused him of raping her more than 40 times.”

But the godman’s spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar was quick to react, “Its amusing how misconceptions chase Brand Nithyananda. Ranjitha is actually a disciple of the Swami and has NOT accused him of anything at all.”

“The report was probably referring to an ongoing legal case, where a lady called Aarthi Rao put various unproven allegations on Swami Nithyananda,” he added.

When asked about the reports about Nithyananda’s appearance on India’s biggest reality show Bigg Boss, Bhagwagar held onto his earlier stance, saying, “I’ve been told, the godman has been approached earlier, but it’s too early to confirm or deny.”


‘BMW X6’ gets unveiled as the Official Car of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon along with Timex Timer as the Timing Partner

New Delhi, September 21, 2012: The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon get Active Expo 2012 was inaugurated at the NSIC Ground by Mr. Rabbi Shergill (Punjabi Singer), Mr. Christian Saffer, Director-Marketing, BMW India, Mr. VD Wadhwa, MD & CEO Timex Group India Ltd, Mr. Yatish Meherishi, Regional Director of Radio Mirchi & Mr. Dilip Jayram, CEO Procam International, the promoters of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon with the unveiling of BMW as the official car and Timex Timer as the timing partner.

BMW X6, which is the Lead Car for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2012, was unveiled by Mr. Christian Saffer, Director – Marketing, BMW India at the NSIC Ground today. Alongside, Mr. VD Wadhwa, MD & CEO Timex Group India Ltd. unveiled the Timex timer.

Also present at the venue were Yatish Meherishi, Regional Director of Radio Mirchi & Dilip Jayram, CEO Procam International, the promoters of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.

The Get Active Expo is organised and marketed by Radio Mirchi Activations from September 21 to 23 and is a unique opportunity for health, fitness and wellbeing enthusiasts to come together under one roof. The Expo will be on between 11.00 am to 7.00 pm on all the three days and will also be the venue for all confirmed participants from Delhi and its surrounding areas to come and collect their running numbers along with the goodie bags. Outstation runners can collect their running numbers and goodie bags on September 29 between 11.00 am and 7.00 pm at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Exciting times at the Expo: The grand finale of the Airtel Treadmillion Challenge will be conducted at the Expo on all 3 days. The zone which clocks the highest number of miles will be the winner. Airtel and Radio Mirchi will then help fulfill one of the demands of the winning zone, chosen/identified by the people of that zone. The winning zone will be announced on the final day (23rd September). The Airtel Marathon Rockers contest too will be conducted at the Expo at the following times: 6.15 pm on September 21; 3.45 p.m., 5 p.m., 6.15 p.m on September 22 and 5 p.m. on-wards on September 23.

A limited number of running bibs will be sold at the Expo by Concern India Foundation at their stall, with the proceeds going towards charity. Bibs for the Half Marathon will be available for Rs 2000, and bibs for the Great Delhi Run at Rs 1500.

The Following partners will have interactive stalls at the Expo: Bharti Airtel; BMW Experience Zone; Timex India; Omron Healthcare; Max Healthcare; Radio Mirchi and Concern India Foundation. In addition to the above, there will also be stalls set up by Nike India and ASICS Japan.

Mr. Yatish Meherishi, Regional Director of Radio Mirchi said, “It gives us immense pleasure to partner with the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2012, which aims to bring the whole city on a single platform. The energy and the enthusiasm generally exhibited by Bangaloreans at the event reflects the spirit of brand Radio Mirchi, which has become an integral part of the culture of the city. We urge all Bangaloreans to lend support for the cause and participate in this run. Our RJs and employees will also be seen taking part in the run”.

The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is one of the three IAAF Gold Label distance running events, promoted by Procam International, where Timex is the Official Timing Partner, and BMW, the Official Car, the other two being the TCS World 10K Bangalore and the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon.

This year the Association was renewed with fresh zeal and commenting on the partnership, Mr. VD Wadhwa, CEO & MD of Timex Group India said, “It’s a matter of great pride for us to continue our association with Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2012, one of the most celebrated and prominent marathon events in the country. We are excited to be the Official Timing Partner of the three gold label marathons in India and the ever-increasing participant response is overwhelming. The global recognition that this event is accredited to motivates us to continue our support. Timex has always been associated with sports both at the national and global level and we wish to take these initiatives to the next level.”

Timex as a leading time-wear brand understands that life is all about timing… Exactitude in time turns unreachable into reachable, the unavailable to available, the unattainable to attainable. Thus, at Timex, great combinations of precision and technology are offered in the form of peerless collections of sports and non-sports watches. These categories feature collections such as Intelligent Quartz, Chronographs & Timex Retrogrades, Automatics and Heart Rate Monitors.

Dr. Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW, the Official Car of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2012, is proud to make a contribution to this sporting event of dynamism and responsibility. For over 25 years, BMW has been involved in sports that reflect the brand’s philosophy and image. By perfectly combining sporty performance with the highly efficient use of energy, every BMW incorporates the great spirit of a marathon. Participating in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is an extension of BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy as a marathon runner has to ‘Run Efficient’ ensuring maximum endurance whilst maintaining speed and efficiency. BMW partners with major marathon events across the globe including Berlin, Frankfurt, Singapore and now India, to bring forth the EfficientDynamics philosophy. An ideal fit for values that BMW cherishes, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon will be a perfect opportunity for the residents of Delhi, with a passion for sports and energy, to extend beyond existing boundaries and run efficient.”

The BMW is the official lead car of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2012. The BMW X6 will be lead car for the ‘Elite Men Half Marathon. The BMW X1 will be the lead car for the ‘Elite Women Half Marathon’ and the all-new BMW 3 Series will be the lead car for the ‘Great Delhi Run’.

About TIMEX Group:

Timex Group is the one of the world’s largest watch maker that designs, manufactures and markets innovative timepieces and jewelry globally. Timex was founded in 1854 and has a rich heritage of making the finest timepieces.

Timex Group has a portfolio of several brands spread across various segments from mid-premium to luxury segment with Brands like Timex, Marc Ecko, Nautica, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Helix, Tarun Tahiliani and with selling channels in more than 100 countries. The Group has a design centre based out of Milan and a manufacturing base spread across various countries.

Over the years, TIMEX Group India Ltd. has grown to become one of the leading brands in the organized watch market. Brand TIMEX is well-known in India for its youth appeal, sporty, fashionable and technologically advanced product offering. TIMEX group also has set standards of high quality watch-making through excellent technology and innovative product development. TIMEX has been a pioneer in inventing several landmark technologies to its credit including the Indiglo®. TIMEX Group has also diversified and has plans of launching a host of international brands within the premium and luxury segments in the country.

About BMW India:

Headquartered in Gurgaon (National Capital Region), BMW India is a 100% subsidiary of the BMW Group. Till date, BMW Group has invested 1.8 billion Indian Rupees. The wide range of BMW activities in India include the establishment of a production plant in Chennai, a parts warehouse in Mumbai and development of a dealer organisation across major metropolitan centres of the country. The BMW Plant Chennai produces the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 5 Series and the BMW X1 in petrol and diesel variants. The new BMW X3 is produced in diesel variants. The BMW Plant Chennai has the capacity to produce 11,000 units per year on a double shift basis. The total number of employees at BMW India is 650. More than 1200 additional jobs have been created in the dealer and service network. BMW India is the pioneer in bringing luxurious dealerships to India.BMW India has also set very high standards in service quality and customer care. Currently, BMW India has 25 outlets in the Indian market. By end of 2012, BMW India will aggressively expand its dealer network by increasing the number of outlets to 40 across major metropolitan centers and emerging markets in India.

BMW partners with major distance running events across the globe including Berlin, Frankfurt, Singapore and now India, to bring forth the Efficient Dynamics philosophy. BMW EfficientDynamics has paved the way for groundbreaking technologies aimed at the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions; while at the same time maximizing performance.

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92.7 BIG FM launches BIG GREEN GANESHA Campaign 2012 with Vivek Oberoi and Mallika Sherawat

Prominent bollywood celebs such as Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, neha dhupia, Vishal & Shekhar among others lend support to the cause

Ensures blessings twofold with new chant ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya, Dharti Mata Morya’

Mumbai, 21st September 2012: 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No. 1 FM radio network and winner of the Golden Mikes Broadcaster of the Year award has entered its fifth edition of the BIG Green Ganesha Campaign (BBGC), an initiative focused on fostering a sense of responsibility toward a better environment and celebrating the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in an eco-friendly manner. The campaign was launched earlier this year with the compelling motto ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya Dharti Mata Morya’ a call for blessings by both Ganesha as well as Mother Earth. This noble cause has managed to strike a chord with several influential members of society including a number of celebrities who have lent their support toward the crusade by donating newspapers and leading by example.

At a press meet held at the 92.7 BIG FM studios to officially unveil the BIG Green Ganesha Campaign today Vivek Oberoi and Mallika Sherawat, cast members of the upcoming romantic comedy film ‘Kismat Love Paisa Dilli’ attended the event to show their support towards the endeavour. The actors were further seen endorsing the cause of celebrating a clean and eco-friendly Ganesh festival as they shared their favourite Ganesh Chaturthi memories. To add to the pleasant memories, Vivek and Mallika were also presented Ganesha idols as blessings for their upcoming movie.

The BIG Green Ganesha campaign has been fashioned to address the overwhelming threat this festival poses to the environment in the form of idols that are created from non-biodegradable material and highly toxic paint. With the campaign message ‘Bappa ka Pariyavaran Bachao, Life Banao’, over the past four years, the BGGC drive has garnered large public attention and community support, inculcating a sense of responsibility among people as well as delivering significant value to partners.

Speaking on the Big Green Ganesha Campaign, a Company Spokesperson said, “The objective of this campaign has always been to create awareness and instil a sense of social responsibility among communities to create a better future. We are honoured to have the support of the cast of ‘Kismat Love Paisa Dilli’’ and it is through the participation of individuals like them that this campaign will continue to inspire people to build a healthy environment through our key message ‘Bappa ka Pariyavaran Bachao, Life Banao’.”

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a multi-media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties and out of home. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. It houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS – A joint venture with CBS Studios International with 4 Channels – Prime, Love, Spark and the first international Punjabi Channel – Spark Punjabi; BIG MAGIC – positioned as India’s only variety entertainment Channel for the Hindi Heartland; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division of the Company caters to the creative needs of the Indian television landscape; BIG STREET – acquires and markets long term premium out of home inventory. The Company also distributes Bloomberg UTV, India’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to: www.reliancebroadcast.com

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Lavasa wins the ‘Most Promising New Destination Award’

Lavasa, (Dist: Pune), September 21, 2012: Magic of the monsoon seems to be working wonders for Lavasa, the Hill City that is increasingly becoming popular among tourists. Over 1.5 lakh tourists soaked in the beauty of the rain, pristine green landscape and the blissful weather at Lavasa during July and August this year.

With growing popularity the accolades can’t be far behind. Lavasa won the ‘Most Promising New Destination Award’ and followed it up with the ‘Best Print & Promotional Material’ award at the Travel & Tourism Fair held in Mumbai (September 7 to 9) and Pune (September 14 to 16) respectively.

76000 people visited Lavasa in July and the tourist number touched a new high in August with over 95000 visitors – the highest ever!

Lavasa, independent India’s first planned hill city is approximately a 3 hour drive from Mumbai and an hour’s drive from Pune. The city 1/5th the size of Greater Mumbai is being developed as a future city where residents and tourists can Live, Work, Learn and Play in harmony with nature. Lavasa when complete will host an estimated permanent population of 3 lakh residents and cater to a tourist inflow envisaged at 20 lakh per annum.

Mugaon the second town at Lavasa is currently under development. Once completed, Mugaon will host corporate and educational campuses, Apollo Medi City – Medical research centre, sports academies and plans for facilities like golf academy and driving range, basketball facility, tennis courts and a Space Themed Park designed under the aegis of USSRC (NASA).

Commenting on the growing popularity of Lavasa and recognition as a promising new destination, Ms. Anuradha Paraskar, Sr. VP, Marketing & Sales, Lavasa Corporation Limited said, “Tourism is a critical component of the Lavasa business plan. It will be one of the wheels that will drive the 365 day economy of the city.

Lavasa Corporation Limited is working on the mandate given by the State Government of Maharashtra to develop a new hill station in the state that will boost tourism. We have been successful in attracting tourists to the first town Dasve and are sure that after we develop newer attractions like the Space Theme Park, Hollywood Bollywood Theme Park, Sports Academies etc , Lavasa will be the number one tourist destination in Maharashtra.’

About Lavasa:

Lavasa is free India’s first hill city being developed by HCC (Hindustan Construction Company) where people can Live, Work, Learn and Play in harmony with nature. An inclusive city, based on the principles of New Urbanism, it is fast being developed over 23,000 acres of land. It is a 3 hours drive from Mumbai and 1 hour from Pune. Lavasa will host a complement of global leaders in hospitality, tourism, education, healthcare, business research and industry. The hill city provides contemporary yet timeless architectural designs, multiple options for housing like rental housing, apartments and villas. With state of the art infrastructure and amenities, it will enable people to live life in full.

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12 girls set to live the Global Fantasy as Kingfisher begins the Hunt for this Year’s Diva

~ Siddhartha Mallya & Lisa Haydon mark their small screen debut

as host cum judges on the show ~

Mumbai, September 21st, 2012

Known for gifting the fashion world some of its biggest names, the Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl is poised for another season of excitement. Today at the Trident, Kingfisher Premium and NDTV Good Times announced an interesting panel of host cum judges for season four, enhancing the exhilaration quotient around the ‘Hunt’. Present on the occasion was also Nathalia Kaur, super model cum actor and winner of Kingfisher Calendar Hunt 2012.

The biggest surprise and exciting announcement for this edition was the news of Siddharth Mallya – the charming Mallya heir, making his debut on the small screen as a host and judge of the Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2013. Sharing the screen space would be another big name Lisa Haydon who is a super model cum actor and former Kingfisher Calendar girl. These two celebrity judges along with a host of other celebrity judges who will be part of the Hunt are on the lookout for the sexiest feminine wonder who boasts of unmatchable oomph, charisma and the hottest bikini body.

This year the theme of the show would revolve around “Fantasy”. Girls will be styled and groomed to match the theme with high definition make ups & accessories. Tasks such the Mermaid task, Boot camp task, Elephant task, Talent, Cage task and props used during the show will also reflect the theme. The current edition of the show will be shot across picturesque locations of Goa. 12 lucky contestants will dive into different avatars and challenges, in a bid for a spot on the coveted Kingfisher Calendar.

Talking about the fourth season of the ‘Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl’, Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice President Marketing, United Breweries Ltd said, “Following the decade long heritage of the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar, this edition of the hunt for the Kingfisher calendar girl will prove to be more exciting than ever before with larger than life names, a bigger format and a wider canvas. The Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar is one of the biggest and most desirable brand properties that has driven the image of fun, style and glamour for the brand. The ‘Hunt’ for the calendar girl began with NDTV Good Times in 2009. Now comes another landmark with the young and dashing Siddhartha Malaya becoming a part of the show as a judge and celebrity anchor.”

Further adds Aarti Singh, Senior Vice President Programming & Production, NDTV Good Times, “With NDTV Good Times reaching more people than ever before through our innovative and genre defining programming, we are very excited to announce the fourth season of ‘The Hunt for Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2013’. The property has a committed fan following and we intend to increase it this year. The show is one of the main highlights for our year end programming.”

Started in the year 2010 the Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl is a platform that provides nascent models an opportunity to prove themselves in the fashion industry and gain instant fame. The ‘Hunt’ has provided jumpstart to many popular faces such as Himarsha Venkatswamy, Angela Johnson and Nathalia Kaur, in the past.

12 girls, 8 weeks and 3 celebrity judges, who will succumb to the pressure and who will survive the trials and tribulations of this sturdy competition are yet to be seen. The show will air from Monday-Friday, 29th October onwards, 10.30 PM on NDTV Good Times.

About Kingfisher Premium:

Kingfisher Premium is a flagship brand from The United Breweries Group. It is a lifestyle brand associated with fun, style, fashion and sports. The brand has won many international awards for its brew, packaging and advertising. Currently available in over 50 countries, Kingfisher owns the most glamorous property ‘Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar”. Introduced in 2003, the ‘Kingfisher Swimsuit Special’ became a pioneer of sorts in India and led the path for many such concepts to follow. In addition to this, Kingfisher has been associated with various Fashion festivals in India as the “Good Times Partner” to the FDCI sponsored Fashion Week in Delhi, India Couture Week, Men’s Fashion Week, Lakme Fashion Week and a host of many other City based fashion weeks.

Kingfisher is also associated with the prestigious Kingfisher Derby amongst a host of other properties like the Kingfisher East Bengal Football team, the official refresher of the Mumbai Marathon, Delhi Half Marathon and the Bangalore World 10K. In the past Kingfisher has, had brand ambassadors such as Andrew Flintoff, Michael Vaughan, Ajay Jadeja and Sourav Ganguly. Kingfisher Premium is partner to the Sahara Force India Formula 1 Team. Kingfisher Premium is also the Good Times Partner of 6 IPL Teams – Royal Challengers Bangalore, Deccan Chargers, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Dare Devils and Kings XI Punjab.

In music, Kingfisher owns the coveted “The Great Indian October Fest” which is India’s biggest festival, attracting footfalls in excess of 65000. Other popular initiatives include Kingfisher Voice of Goa and Kingfisher Livewire

About NDTV Good Times

NDTV Good Times is the flagship channel of NDTV Lifestyle, part of the NDTV Group.

Launched in September 2007, NDTV Good Times quickly became India’s top-ranked English-language lifestyle television, as well as across the English entertainment and lifestyle space.

With a target audience of millions of socially upbeat, well-travelled, cosmopolitan Indians who live in style, adore fashion, are adventurous about food and travel and want more out every moment in life with both back packing and high flying budgets – NDTV Good Times brings in world-class lifestyle programming that advocates living large.

It gives its viewers affirmative mantras for how to enjoy food both highway and Michelin star, find good health through salsa and yoga, fashion on ramps both Indian and foreign and how to relish travel and luxury from both far and near. The lineup of shows covers every aspect of the lifestyle genre which caters to an increasingly global India.

The programming offers fresh, original content while constantly working with new and engaging out-of-the-box formats. The channel presenters each draw in a loyal fan and viewer base, who they can engage with on-air, on ground and online through our engaging social and mobile platforms.

NDTV Good Times has won several programming awards at the Indian Television Academy Awards, the Indian Telly awards & The World Media Festival for key shows & interstitials like Highway On My Plate, No Big Deal and Making of The Kingfisher Calendar. Judged as the ‘Best Fashion & Lifestyle Channel’ at the ITA (Indian Television Academy) awards for two consecutive years, NDTV Good Times is also the market leader in food & travel programming with a strong Indian connect.

Beamed directly across international markets such as US, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Maldives, the Channel is present across all major analogue cable markets & all six DTH platforms in India.




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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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