Misti to go the contemporary way…

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Misti to go the contemporary way…

Misti to walk for the contemporary designer at Lakme Fashion Week

Bengal Beauty Misti Mukherjee will be the show stopper for the ace contemporary designer Aarti Vijay Gupta at Lakme Fashion Week this year.

Born Glamorous Misti is best known for her acting skills in K Sera Sera’s movie ‘Life ki toh lag Gayi’ in which she acted against the seasoned actor Ranvir Shorey.

5 movies down south & 18 videos old, Misti will be the show stopper for the designer Aarti Vijay Gupta.

Aarti Vijay Gupta the owner of label AVG with a flagship store in Mumbai having clientele ranging from Geeta Basra, Riya Sen, Himesh Reshammiya, Vaibhavi Merchant & others from the B- town, is renowned in the fashion industry for her contemporary functional clothing.

AVG all ready for the Lakme Fashion Week on having Misti Mukherjee as her show stopper mentions, “For my designs, I was searching for this peculiar face & Misti just fit perfectly. I’m hoping for an eventful evening.”

The Bong girl excited to be the show stopper for AVG exclaims, “Walking the ramp has always been my first love as that is how I started my career. Aarti is doing contemporary & she is the best at it. Lakme Fashion Week is something every model awaits & being the Show stopper definitely gives me Goosebumps.”

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Grillopolis hosted Women’s Day Brunch with Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla

Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla one of India’s largest and most diverse lifestyle & entertainment destinations, played host to a lovely afternoon to celebrate Women’s Day on 8th March 2013 at Grillopolis, the famed grill house with it specialised Indian and Medierranean cuisine.

In keeping with the ethos of all of their previous celebrations, this one was a lively mix of fine food, pampering sessions, music and of course retail therapy!!

Co-hosted with Shamita Singha, The Women’s Day Celebration at Phoenix Marketcity kicked off with the lovely ladies arriving at the speciality restaurant Grillopolis where they enjoyed pampering hand therapy and make up tips, courtesy Crabtree & Evelyn and Lancôme respectively.

The afternoon then proceeded with Shamita Singha conducting a fun yet interesting Wine Tasting session in her inimitable, chic style featuring wines from the Four Seasons winery.

As the lovely ladies mingled and indulged in a luxurious hand therapy and caught up over a glass of fine wine, the chefs at Grillopolis presented an array from their special Seekh & Kebab Carnival Menu comprising of Mushroom Galouti, Narangi Harissa Lamb, Blue Curacao Prawns, Lotus and Prune Kebabs etc followed by a lavish luncheon featuring signature dishes – Three Cheese Risotto, Gnocchi with Mix Cheese Sauce, Chicken Bolster with Red Pepper and Tomato Salsa, Fish Caper Butter and the likes.

Playing gracious hosts on behalf of the Phoenix Marketcity were Mr Rajendra Kalkar, Sr. Centre Director with Mr. Amit Kumar, Centre Director and Gurpratap Sohi & Shivani Sharan who interacted with guests and ensured that all were well looked after.

The ladies enjoyed the eclectic ambience of Grillopolis, revelling under the open to sky foyer under the olive tree and partaking in the free floating hors d’ouvres. Most leaned over to ring the giant bell in the bellfry to anounce their arrival.

The pretty ladies who gracefully made their presence at the event were Amrita Arora, Nisha Jamwal, Zeba Kohli, Candice Pinto, Amy Billimoria, Deepti Gujral, Anushka Manchanda, Shweta Salve, Shonali Nagrani, Misti Mukherjee, Monica Bedi, Anjali Pandey, Madhuri Pandey, Vivek Mishra, Perizaad Kolha, Anuja, Achla Sachdev, Sucheta Sharma & other gorgeous faces who had the most memorable brunch.

“At Phoenix Marketcity, we ensure that our events are all about a good time, complementing what the destination stands for one”, said Mr Rajendra Kalkar

What better to celebrate “Women’s Day” with a little Music & Dance, with none other than “The Other People” performing specially for the ladies which had them swaying & swooning.

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Häagen-Dazs’s celebration of womanhood, a star-studded affair!

Häagen-Dazs and Maria Goretti host a special Women’s Day party at the newly opened Bandra lounge

Mumbai, 8th March, 2013: What better way to celebrate Women’s day than to pamper the taste buds of some of the most wonderful women of Mumbai! An endeavor to honor the women of all times, Häagen-Dazs alongwith food aficionado Maria Goretti organized a luxurious soiree today, for a select few from bollywood, television, and fashion fraternity. It was an evening to remember as the party witnessed three generations under one roof!

The guests were left spell-bound as Maria Goretti and HD Chef Anthony David enthralled them with the art of making gorgeous desserts with Häagen-Dazs ice-creams. The signature Häagen-Dazs creation Love in Belgium was recreated to epitomize the tender, love and care, every woman exudes.

Some of the well known faces that graced the occasion were Mini Mathur, Sandhya Mridul, Shruti Seth, Tisca Chopra, Mansi Roy and Tapur Chatterjee among others.

All of them nibbled away to the most sinful, ultra luxurious ice-cream creations you will ever get. A lot of them were also overheard complimenting the richness in taste, quality standards and innovative offerings presented by Häagen-Dazs. The contemporary and plush interiors of the Häagen-Dazs Bandra lounge served as a perfect backdrop for this special party.

With delectable creations, lavish setting and exemplary service, the Häagen-Dazs Women’s Day party was indeed an extraordinary affair!

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On Woman’s day, Bollywood divas Chitrangada Singh & Malaika Arora Khan celebrate the real life soldiers who have always stood up for women

~ Gillette Brings Together Men from Mumbai, led by Arbaaz Khan & Vidyut Jammwal to Pledge their Support to Stand-up for Women ~

Mumbai, March 8th, 2013:After a successful launch of the ‘Soldier for Women’ initiative in Indore and Bangalore, Gillette celebrated the soldier values of camaraderie, courage, integrity, discipline, respect and standing up for women in every man in Mumbai on the occasion of International Women’s Day. This year, Gillette celebrated women’s day in a special and unique way where a large group of men took the pledge to soldier for women. The women, pleasantly surprised and appreciative of this gesture, tied a Soldier for Women arm band on the right arm of the men as a sign of celebrating the soldier values in every man.

For decades now, men across the nation have exhibited the values of camaraderie, courage, integrity, discipline, respect and standing up for women and this movement aims at bringing likeminded men together to imbibe these values more closely, and be a solider for women.Gillette Soldier for Women gives a voice to the thousands of men who embrace the values of the soldier, the top most being respect and standing up for women.

As part of the Soldier for Women initiative, Gillette India has also tied up with grass root level NGOs and associations to further awareness for the initiative.

Actors Arbaaz Khan, Vidyut Jammwal, Chitrangada Singh and Malaika Arora Khan highlighted how men, in various ways and different situations are not just bystanders but have stood up for women, whenever required.

Deepa Vaidyanathan, Head – Brand Communications, Gillette said, “The Gillette ‘Soldier for Women’ movement is an annual platform that celebrates the values that make a man the best he can be. Gillette’s brand purpose is to help men make a difference in their world by giving a voice to the thousands of men who embrace the values of the soldier, the top most being respect and standing up for women.”

Actor and director Arbaaz Khan present at the event said, “I am extremely proud to be a part of this unique women’s day celebration by Gillette. I believe that as a man, it is my moral responsibility to respect and stand up for women as they are the pride of our nation. I pledge to stand up for all women, not just my mother, sister, wife or friends because when we respect women, we respect our nation. I pledge to continue to be a Soldier for Women and urge all men to join me in this endeavour to make a difference in our world.”

Actor Vidyut Jammwal said, “It gives me immense joy to be raising awareness for a cause that is extremely close to my heart. I am proud to be a man who has always respected and stood up for women, not just family and friends but anyone who has reached out for help. Men have always come forth and demonstrated what it takes to be Soldiers of Women. I am a Soldier for Women and you can be one too.”

Celebrating the soldier values in every man, Malaika Arora Khan said, “I have always had good men around me, so I can confidently say that most men are men of honor. I believe that this movement will invoke in all men the courage to respect and stand up for women. I also urge women to recognize and celebrate the real life soldiers in their life who have relentlessly come forward to stand up for them. I salute the Soldiers for Women!”

Chitrangada Singh added, “I am exceptionally happy to be a part of this distinctive effort to inspire more soldiers for women. I salute the real-life soldiers and urge all men to come forward and pledge their support to this endeavor.”

To support Gillette’s Soldier for Women initiative, missed call us on 080-30050001 or tweet us on #soldierforwomen

About Gillette India

Gillette India Limited (GIL) is one of India’s well-known FMCG Companies that has in its portfolio GILLETTE MACH 3 TURBO, ORAL-B and DURACELL– world’s leading brands and has carved a reputation for delivering high quality, value-added products to meet the needs of consumers. GIL’s brands take pride in being socially conscious via their participation in project SHIKSHA, a national consumer movement that supports the education of underprivileged children in India. Please visit www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about GIL and its brands.

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Indiabulls Financial Services merges with its Home Loan arm

Indiabulls is happy to announce the reverse merger of Indiabulls Financial Services Limited (IBFSL) with Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited (IHFL). This is registered as Housing Finance Company (HFC) and is regulated by the National Housing Bank (NHB).

The share swap ratio among the stake holders in the two companies has been fixed at 1:1

Announcing the reverse merger, Mr Gagan Banga, CEO of IHFL said: “The Union Finance Minister’s budgetary proposal to allow additional tax deductions for the first time home buyers has given a new impetus to the real estate sector and we see this as a great opportunity for home loan companies to contribute to the nation’s growth.”

The amalgamation will enable efficient utilization of the company’s capital, consolidating it into the Housing Finance Company where most of the incremental mortgages business was being booked. This amalgamation underlines the company’s long term commitment to the mortgage finance business.

Going forward IHFL will be planning to offer a wider range of innovative products on Housing Finance, especially for the affordable segment below Rs 25lakhs.

Indiabulls is the second largest Housing Finance Company on profitability and third largest mortgage player in the industry. It has so far assisted nearly one Lakh customers to own a home of their own. As a young new generation housing finance company, it has made rapid strikes in a short span.

For the 9M ending December 31, 2012 the company’s assets under management (AUM) stood at Rs. 32,551 Crs, up from Rs. 27,521 Crs as on March 31 2012. For the same 9M period the company clocked a PAT of Rs. 898 Crs. The PAT for the entire FY 2012 was Rs. 1,006 Crs.

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‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ debuts in 637 UFO Digital theatres

Mumbai, March 8, 2013: ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ debuts in 637 UFO digital theatres this week while ‘Saare Jahan Se Mehnga’ opens in 171 UFO digital theatres. ‘The Attacks of 26/11!’ screens in 182 UFO digital theatres in its second week. ‘Kai Po Che!’ screens in 183 UFO digital theatres in its third week. In its third week, ‘Zila Ghaziabad’ screens in 100 UFO digital theatres.

In the South Indian films section, Telugu film ‘Mahankali’ debuts in 112 UFO digital theatres while ‘Mission Osama Bin Laden’ (‘Zero Dark Thirty’ dubbed in Hindi) screens in 101 UFO digital theatres and ‘Gundello Godari’ debuts in 66 UFO digital theatres. Telugu film ‘Mr. Pellikoduku’ screens in 146 UFO digital theatres in the second week. Telugu film ‘Mirchi’ screens in 140 UFO digital theatres in its fifth week.

About UFO Moviez India Ltd. (www.ufomoviez.com)

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 3,148 digital screens (including 139 3D Screens), spread in over 1,300 cities in 25 states and 6 union territories of India. UFO has so far released 5,601 films in 30 languages and has conducted over 13.7 million shows till date.

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NofelIzz’s new composition “Sonia” has an Instagram effect…

International Artist is at double-trouble with his profession by mixing business- music together, we call it Bussinger!

NofelIzz- a name that is creating a storm not just amongst the Desi music, but also by working with international brand names- David Guetta. Fans will get a first-hand release of this, in UK, USA, and India.

Currently the singer is the process of releasing his new song, composed by Pakistani compose- IrfanSaleem , which is sung by muse of the new Babujeedherrechalna- ( Salaam Naamaste); SonuKakkar and Nofel himself. Suresh Thomas from Cresendo Music Group quoted; “ we were considering between Shreya Ghosal and Sunidi Chauhan, but then after meeting Sonu, he voice complimented the melody aptly.”

The first peek of this fresh release is a romantic duet called “ Meherbani” with soft rhythmic beats. A very first style for SonuKakkar.

When asked, why there has been a delay in his release he said “ I have been challenged with both my singing and business lifestyle. Travelling between Dubai and Canada is making it difficult to find spaced time for singing. I am in the process of completing some transactions, and then will completely dedicate my self into music”-NofelIzz.

The delay in his music, has not affected his fan list, whom he responds to on a daily basis online. With over a quarter million followers, he spends three hours daily talking to them through mails.

Joining hands with COKE STUDIO, India. He is thrilled to be performing for the youth as he believes they are constantly synced to their music, appreciating all styles and genres.

His recent composition is an unplugged version- “ Sonia” a Punjabi song with an Instagram stop motion video, the concept has been shot in Dubai, and can be viewed on his Facebook fan page.

NofelIzz- a brand name that has been able to sing on the same platform with famous Pakistani Singer, SanamMarvi, is definitely one of the most searched names on Google today. His music can be enjoyed by all age groups, and there is always a story telling in each composition. He has several projects lined up for the year 2013.

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A Possible helping hand for Goa’s Women
valanka makes a comeback with new hopes, new desire….

New beginning: it’s a whole new sunshine for valanka in goa. After her defeat in Goa Assembly polls last year. She has been laying low with her political profile for a quite some time but now she is most likely to be appointed as the Goa Congress Mahila Chairman.

If sources are to believed then she is actually a rising star after, it appears that after of year of people-afflicted hibernation, the once powerful South Goa political family is making its in-roads back into the Goa political scene, with Churchill Alemao appearing to be a favored candidate over Francisco Sardinha for the South Goa MP ticket

“You necessarily don’t have to be political in politics says, valanka”

Sources in both the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) have confirmed that of the names submitted to the high command, which also included the current Youth Congress President Pratima Coutinho, Valanka Alemao has been finalized, though the written communication will only come once the entire reshuffling of the GPCC is conducted.

Interestingly, Yuri Alemao taking over the reins of the NCP Youth wing in the state and now Valanka Alemao likely to become the Goa Mahila Congress chairman.

It also interesting to note that both at AICC and GPCC, the current Youth President Pratima Coutinho appears to have not found favor with senior leaders, especially over her performance as the Youth president during the time of the election and also controversies with local leaders, an AICC senior leader revealed.

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Bond-girl Maryan d’Abo alongside Emraan Hashmi in Danic Tanovic’s next

Having recently walked the red carpet at the Berlin Film festival in support of Polish director Danis Tanovic and his film An Episode in The Life of an Iron Picker, Emraan Hashmi who is currently working with the international director of Oscar winning No Man’s Land fame on his first Hollywood project will also share screen-space with iconic bond girl – from James Bond in The Living Daylights.

It’s official that Maryan d’Abo ,the bond girl from the 1987 hit ,is signed for the film ,details of which are tightly being kept under wraps.

Confirms producer Guneet Monga, “Yes, she is doing the film and we are happy to have Maryam on board. At this point, we can’t divulge anything else”.

What’s confirmed for now is that Maryan d’Abo was the first choice for the role and her character is pivotal to the film’s narrative.

Produced by Anurag Kashyap & Guneet Monga ‘s Sikhya Entertainment ,international banner Cinemorphic and Prashita Chaudhary , Danic Tanovic’s untitled film will be shot extensively in India and abroad.

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Fortis La Femme Launches Super Specialised Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Bhagat Chandra Hospital, Dwarka

New Delhi: 8th March, 2013- Fortis La Femme, a unique facility focusing on women’s health and maternity care launched advanced, level III, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Bhagat Chandra hospital, Dwarka. With the launch of level III NICU, Bhagat Chandra hospital now gets access to the super-specialised care and services of the NICU of Fortis La Femme that has many firsts to its credit, like saving babies weighing only 500 grams, probably the smallest surviving twins, and also establishing an exclusive Neonatal Emergency Transfer Service (NETS) in 2004

Neonatal intensive care units are graded on the basis of services provided. Level I NICUs care for healthy full-term babies, level II offer care for babies born at greater than 32 weeks gestation and recovering from more serious conditions and level III NICUs offer advanced care, including assisted ventilation and Continued Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) to very sick newborns and pre-term babies. CPAP uses mild air pressure to keep an airway open in neonates suffering from respiratory distress.

Speaking at the launch of Level III NICU, Dr. Raghuram Mallaiah, Head of Neonatology, Fortis La Femme said, “There has been an increasing trend towards having premature babies and hence it is very important to have a well-equipped NICU to not only save these premature babies but also improve the long term outcome for these very precious babies. Our goal is to provide best medical care to these infants, which will alleviate stress experienced by their parents, since very often these babies stay in the hospital for months.”

Highlighting the full spectrum of services offered at the level III NICU at Bhagat Chandra hospital, Dr. Mallaiah added, “The NICU will be serviced by fully trained neonatologist, round the clock neonatal resident doctors, NICU trained nurses, paediatric cardiologist – neonatal ECHO – an ultrasound machine to detect abnormalities of the heart, paediatric surgeon and paediatric ophthalmologist for screening of retinopathy of prematurity and treatment and developmental clinic for long term follow up of premature babies.”

Retinopathy of prematurity causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the retina, the layer of nerve tissue in the eye of the premature babies. This growth can cause the retina to detach from the back of the eye, leading to blindness.

Maternity care is a community based service and deliveries take place at all times in different hospitals, nursing homes and clinics of the model township. It is tough to anticipate when the newborn baby might need specialist care and very often, they may, need it on an urgent basis. To facilitate speedy transfer of babies to the NICU in case of emergency, Fortis La Femme has extended the services of Neonatal Emergency Transfer Service (NETS) to Dwarka. With this service, newborns born in the neighbourhood needing emergency medical care can be transferred with ease and utmost care to the level III NICU at Bhagat Chandra hospital through NETS. The services offered by NETS include a dedicated neonatal ambulance with transport incubator and ventilator to safely transfer the premature/ sick baby to the NICU.

Speaking at the launch Dr C M Bhagat, MD of Bhagat Hospital said, “Bhagat Chandra Hospital is an upcoming advanced 100 bedded secondary level health care facility, in Dwarka. Joining hands with Fortis La Femme is another step in providing most advanced level care for new born babies which is first of its kind in the surrounding areas.”

About Fortis La Femme

Fortis La Femme is a “boutique” styled hospital that focuses on women’s health and maternity care. It is part of Fortis Healthcare Ltd.
Fortis La Femme, a unique facility, is inspired by the core belief that a woman is a very special person with special needs. We believe that her well-being needs to take her physiology, emotions, aspirations and anxieties into account. Appropriately, medical care at our facility spans Obstetrics, Gynaecology, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Genetic & Foetal Medicine, Neonatology, General Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery and Breast Surgery. Our facilities span all the stages of a woman’s life, from birth to menopause and beyond. Our patient-sensitive services are provided in a world-class facility with a discreetly elegant ambience laden with value-added conveniences. Fortis Le Femme commenced operations in August 2004, and since have performed more than 5,500 Gynaecological procedures and have delivered over 7,500 of them, brought sick babies by air ambulance to our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), treated more than 2,500 sick babies in our NICU. Fortis La Femme based on patient centricity, state-of-the-art emergency response, integrity, teamwork, ownership and innovation, combines compassionate patient care with clinical excellence, to achieve a single-minded objective…Saving and Enriching lives.

About Fortis Healthcare Limited

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading, integrated healthcare delivery provider in Asia. The healthcare verticals of the company span diagnostics, primary care, day care specialty and hospitals, with an asset base in 10 countries, many of which represent the fastest-growing healthcare delivery markets in the world. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery network in Australia, Canada, UAE, Hong Kong, India, Mauritius, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam with 76 hospitals, over 12,000 beds, over 600 primary care centres, 194 day care specialty centres, over 240 diagnostic centres and a talent pool of over 23,000 people. Fortis Healthcare is driven by the vision of becoming a global leader in the integrated healthcare delivery space and the larger purpose of saving and enriching lives through clinical excellence.

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92.7 BIG FM MUMBAI CELEBRATES WOMEN’S DAY WITH 10 SPECIAL AND LUCKY WOMEN LISTENERS

THE LADIES GET PAMPERED THROUGH THE DAY AT SUN N SAND HOTEL, AS HUSBANDS TAKE OVER THE HOME CHORES

Mumbai, 8th March, 2013: A woman is the epitome of astuteness, grace and wisdom…and to make Women’s Day special for their listeners, 92.7 BIG FM’s Mumbai Station is celebrating it with 10 lucky women listeners. The lucky ladies get to spend an entire day at Mumbai’s 5 Star Hotel Sun N Sand where they will be pampered through the day, as their husbands take over managing the home for them. The ladies will spend the day in a truly BIG way and adding fun and entertainment to the day will be none other than Dolly Bindra known for her quick tongue and theatrical behavior, coming in to interact with the lucky listeners.

The selected women listeners have been handpicked from amongst those who best deserve a break and who are bogged down by household chores, while the husbands go out to work. Handing over the reins of the household to the husbands of these ladies ensured they were mentally away from any stress on the home-front and they could just relax and enjoy the special day.

The women were pampered with cocktails, lunch, spa treatments and a special session with the Head Chef of International Cuisines and Mocktails of Sun N Sand. The day was also spent with the RJ’s, who engaged the ladies with interesting games and also connected their husbands over the phone to check on how the day was shaping up for them. The special surprise for the ladies was when they met Dolly Bindra who in her own exclusive style interacted and had the ladies thoroughly entertained.

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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MAIN PHIR AAUNGI – COMPLETE

The post production work of Mittu Kalpana Film’s MAIN PHIR AAUNGA completed this week in Mumbai. Cast: Agnihotri, Lucky singh, Nehashree Singh, Mayank, Amit Kumar, Anamika, Zubaida, Birbal, Mahesh Raj and Ali Khan. Producer: Annu Agnihotri-Mukhtar Ahmad. Director: Paras N. singh. Music: Sawan Kumar. Lyrics: Maim Rahi. Danceagyan Singh & Shailesh Koli. DOP: Gopal De. Publicity: Oneup Relations PR.

TANISHQ TIWARI IN ‘MORICHIKA’

Producer-director Farookh Khan has signed Tanishq Tiwari to play female lead in Tohra Film’s MORICHIKA. Shabana, Soniya, Imran Shaikh, Linn D’mello, Abida Sayed Gouse, Tanmay and Russian model Ramona Gabriyal are in main cast. Creative Head & Choreographer: Vinod Chakraborty. Writer: Roohi Khan. Music: Anil Darnal. Publicity: Oneup Relations PR.

‘GANGS OF GARDULLEY’ – POST PRODUCTION START

The post production work of Rajesh Sharma – Expression Ad & Movie Maker presents in association with Screen Shot Media & Entertainment’s GANGS OF GARDULLEY started. The film is scanned at Shemaroo. Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Murli Sharma, Mukesh Tiwari, Akhilendra Mishra, Pratima Qazmi, Sudesh Berry, Arun Bakshi, Neena Singh, Anil Mhatre, Javed Haider, Rizwan Aslam, Indrani Talukdar, Shabbir Qureshi, Nagesh Mishra, Irfan Razaa Khan and Kadar Khan. The film is directed by Israr Ahmad-Hayat for producer Mrs. Amina Ahmad, written by S.Shachindra & Badshah Khan, Lyrics by Shabbir Ahmad, Music by Yasin Darbar, cinematography by Mansoor Shaikh & Ashok Jamuaar and action by Iqbal Suleman. Publicity: Oneup Relations PR.

KAF’s BUSINESS & ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS POSTPONED TO 7th APRIL

The KAF’s BUSINESS & ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS POSTPONED due to its organizer RAVINDRA ARORA’S FAMILY MEMBER DEATH. The award function was on 10th March, But the organizer Ravindra Arora is out of Mumbai. Now, the award function will be held on 7th April 2013 at same time and same venue Lokhandwala Garden Number 2, Andheri, West, Mumbai. It’s noted that the award function has came 1109 entries for different categories.

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Boman Irani mimics Arshad Warsi on the sets of Jolly LLB

Apart from being one of the industry’s most talented actors ,Boman Irani is also an exceptional mimic and would imitate co-stars Arshad Warsi and Mohan Kapur on the sets of his forthcoming film Fox Star Studios’ Jolly LLB in between shots ,much to everyone’s delight.

Says a source, “Boman is an excellent mimic and would have everyone on the sets entertained with gags on cameraman Anshuman Mahley and actor Mohan Kapur….but the best moments were when he’d imitate Arshad to perfection”.

Says Boman Irani, “Arshad has a very unique way of delivering dialogue and that grabbed my attention. I would imitate him on the spur of the moment. He would be enacting a scene, delivering his dialogue and I would just repeat that, much to the unit’s amusement. Arshad, of course took it sportingly and laughed at it.” Adding that the antics weren’t aimed to offends, “It was to release tension and nothing else. It does require one to be observant. You see a trait and just build on it. There is no malice in it; it’s done only for entertainment and laughter”.

Jolly LLB, produced by Fox Star Studios and directed by Subhash Kapoor,starring Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi is scheduled to release 15th March 2013.

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No truth to Asin’s marriage reports

Rumors of actress Asin’s marriage to an NRI that have been floating over the social media front have the actress highly amused to say the least.

While Asin recently made a trip to LA on a vacation with her family after a hectic professional schedule, the visit was blown out of proportion with reports of an impending marriage and career plans post it ,which hasn’t gone down well with her family and well-wishers, given that there is absolutely no truth to the information.

Clarifying the same says Asin’s official spokesperson, “There is no truth to the rumors doing the rounds that Asin will be getting married to a US citizen – Details of Asin’s impending marriage are merely a figment of someone’s imagination and should not be paid heed to…Asin did make a trip to the US ,however it was her annual family vacation and she was accompanied by her family to LA for a much-needed break. Hope this puts an end to the rumors.”

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Great opportunity to give your kitchen a facelift

Grab the 30% promotional offer from EVOK this March

Mumbai, March 08, 2013: If you are thinking of giving your kitchen a makeup, a modern touch, then head for EVOK. This March, EVOK, the one-stop-shop for home decor and interior solutions is offering an attractive flat 30 per cent discount on its unmatched range of Modular Kitchens. They are best in class contemporary concepts and are available in wood finish, shades, ergonomically designed shelves and marry convenience and aesthetics.

Availing of this offer from EVOK, in addition will help you to put your ideas of ‘your’ kitchen into reality with expert advices from our interior designers. Be it space, material, finishes or accessories, the offer comes with a complete end-to-end designing solution and installation.

‘A kitchen is the center of a home, says, Mr. Sandeep Arora, CEO, EVOK and consumer awareness and keenness to tailor made and individualize this space to match their lifestyle is gaining recognition. This promotion is akin to this market trend and a way to reach them to realize their desire’.

The offer is valid across all EVOK stores in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Kochi and Indore. The offer is valid till March 31st 2013.

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Hindware Home Retail Private Ltd (HHRPL) has been incorporated as a 100% subsidiary of HSIL Ltd. to spearhead the Group’s vision to evolve into a Total Home Solutions Enterprise. Taking the same forward, Hindware Home Retail Private Ltd entered the modern retail sector with Home Interiors Specialty business in 2008, considering growing urbanization and residential landscapes, changing consumer lifestyles, modern retail sector opportunities & the demand-supply scenarios.

The core vision of Hindware Home Retail Private Ltd is “to be the first choice partner of customers aspiring for ‘Value for Style’ home interior solution”. HHRPL forayed into Specialty Home Interior business and focuses on Retail and Projects business to serve B2C and B2B segments.

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Indiabulls Financial Services merges with its Home Loan arm

Indiabulls is happy to announce the reverse merger of Indiabulls Financial Services Limited (IBFSL) with Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited (IHFL). This is registered as Housing Finance Company (HFC) and is regulated by the National Housing Bank (NHB).

The share swap ratio among the stake holders in the two companies has been fixed at 1:1

Announcing the reverse merger, Mr Gagan Banga, CEO of IHFL said: “The Union Finance Minister’s budgetary proposal to allow additional tax deductions for the first time home buyers has given a new impetus to the real estate sector and we see this as a great opportunity for home loan companies to contribute to the nation’s growth.”

The amalgamation will enable efficient utilization of the company’s capital, consolidating it into the Housing Finance Company where most of the incremental mortgages business was being booked. This amalgamation underlines the company’s long term commitment to the mortgage finance business.

Going forward IHFL will be planning to offer a wider range of innovative products on Housing Finance, especially for the affordable segment below Rs 25lakhs.

Indiabulls is the second largest Housing Finance Company on profitability and third largest mortgage player in the industry. It has so far assisted nearly one Lakh customers to own a home of their own. As a young new generation housing finance company, it has made rapid strikes in a short span.

For the 9M ending December 31, 2012 the company’s assets under management (AUM) stood at Rs. 32,551 Crs, up from Rs. 27,521 Crs as on March 31 2012. For the same 9M period the company clocked a PAT of Rs. 898 Crs. The PAT for the entire FY 2012 was Rs. 1,006 Crs.

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Ekta Kapoor to offer Iftaari for Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2

Balaji Motion Pictures ‘ Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2 is slated for an Eid release and producer Ekta Kapoor keeping to her tradition , will be hosting free iftars to the poor across 5 dargahs in Mumbai , as an offering for the success of the film .

Looking to strike a chord with the audience ,Ekta Kapoor along with the starcast of OUATIM 2 who are predominantly playing Muslim characters will host Iftari festivities across prime locations in the city including the famous Mohommad Ali Road.

Confirming the news says Ekta Kapoor , “I am a religious individual. The good fortune that has come my way has always encouraged me to pray before the release of my films. For Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2, which is one of the biggest releases this year, during Ramadan, we will offer devotees Iftars across five dargahs in Mumbai. This is my way of seeking blessings.”

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Sp. Offer for Mahashivraatri on Patis, Saabudaana Wada & Chiwda on 9th & 10th March

Mumbai.Shri Manmohan Gupta, the owner of M.M.Mithaiwala has decided to cut the of Falhaari Patis, Falhaari Saabudaana Wada & Falhaari Chiwda’s prices on 9th & 10thMarch 2013 for “Mahashivraatri”. He wants people to enjoy the festival with cheaper Farshan for devotees. The Falhaari Patis which costs Rs. 10/per piece will cost Rs. 7, Falhaari Saabudaana Wada which costs Rs. 10/per piece will cost Rs. 7& Falhaari Chiwda which costs Rs. 300/kg will cost RS. 220,Than Visit at M.M.Mithaiwala, opp. Malad Railway station,Malad(W), Mumbai-64 or call at shop on 2889 9501.

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Friday March 8, 2013: Yash Raj Films’ extraordinary blockbuster starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, Ek Tha Tiger, directed by Kabir Khan released in Japan yesterday amidst much fanfare at a grand premiere in Tokyo.

The screening saw director Kabir Khan in attendance along with eminent personalities such as the Vice Commissioner for International Affairs, Japan National Tourism Organization – Mr. Kato Takashi, Indian Ambassador to Japan – Ms. Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa and renowned Japanese actress – Sugimoto Aya.

The movie renamed in Japan as ‘Tiger-The Legendary Spy’ won applause from the 300 strong Japanese and Indian viewers who were present at the event and it was clear that Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif and the tunes of the popular song Mashallah had won the audiences’ heart!

“I am really happy that my film Ek Tha Tiger which released in about 40 countries around the world very successfully is now coming to Japan and it’s the first mainstream release for a Hindi Film that is happening in Japan. I am really excited to be here,” Kabir Khan said.

Ek Tha Tiger premiered in Japan with the collaboration of Yash Raj Films and Nikkatsu Cooperation and it will be released in 30 screens across the country.

This will be followed by Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan, starring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma releasing later this summer.

YRF MAKES A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN JAPAN

Thursday, 07 March 2013: Yash Raj Films makes a major breakthrough in Japan – a significant territory that has eluded an Indian cinema presence in a big way until now. But things are about to change. And this change has been made possible by YRF tying up with Japan’s oldest major movie studio and entertainment company known for its film and television productions – Nikkatsu Corporation, who will be releasing the Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif historic blockbuster, Ek Tha Tiger, directed by Kabir Khan. The release is planned for 7th March with a grand premiere in Tokyo. This will be followed by Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan, starring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma releasing later this summer.

As part of the exciting week planned in Japan, a press conference was held yesterday in Osaka – ‘Bollywood Meets Kansai’, and was attended by Ek Tha Tiger Director, Kabir Khan, Head of YRF Overseas – Avtar Panesar and Head of YRF Production – Aashish Singh. The conference was hosted by the Consul General of India, Mr. Vikas Swarup (also the well-known writer of Q&A – a book which went on to be made in to Slumdog Millionaire) along with more than 30 representatives of leading media outlets, including TV crews from MBS and KTV, who were present at the event.

The Consul General along with Kabir Khan and the esteemed guests of honour, touched upon the vibrant Indian Film Industry and its emergence as a major export from India and how the arrival of Indian Films is extremely thrilling for the Japanese people and the 26,000 Indians that live there. Kabir Khan spoke about how the film was made, the stars and the locations used in the film and his desire to shoot in Japan in the near furture.

Aashish Singh was quite impressed by the locations he saw during his visit to Japan and Avtar Panesar stressed upon the business of Bollywood in the international Markets and the dynamic association of YRF with Nikkatsu, a reputed company that has a 100 year history. He also touched upon how this release is being watched closely not just by YRF but the entire Indian film industry.

Akifumi Sugihara, Executive VP, International Ops, Nikkatsu, spoke about the company’s commitment to Bollywood and his faith in YRF’s content.

Stay tuned for more as we get details of the premiere of Ek tha Tiger which took place today!

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Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ debuts in 637 UFO Digital theatres

Mumbai, March 8, 2013: ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ debuts in 637 UFO digital theatres this week while ‘Saare Jahan Se Mehnga’ opens in 171 UFO digital theatres. ‘The Attacks of 26/11!’ screens in 182 UFO digital theatres in its second week. ‘Kai Po Che!’ screens in 183 UFO digital theatres in its third week. In its third week, ‘Zila Ghaziabad’ screens in 100 UFO digital theatres.

In the South Indian films section, Telugu film ‘Mahankali’ debuts in 112 UFO digital theatres while ‘Mission Osama Bin Laden’ (‘Zero Dark Thirty’ dubbed in Hindi) screens in 101 UFO digital theatres and ‘Gundello Godari’ debuts in 66 UFO digital theatres. Telugu film ‘Mr. Pellikoduku’ screens in 146 UFO digital theatres in the second week. Telugu film ‘Mirchi’ screens in 140 UFO digital theatres in its fifth week.

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The Next Kapoor on the block –

Having caught everyone’s attention in Dharma Productions’ Strangers in the Night directed by Shakun Batra of Ek Main Aur Ek Tu fame and presented by Chivas Studio , Mohit Marwah nephew of Anil and Boney Kapoor , was also the cynosure of all eyes as he made his presence felt at producer-director Karan Johar’s birthday party.

Not the one to harp on his lineage, Mohit having studied at Theatre School in New York for 2 years was spotted by Karan Johar ,who was very keen to cast him in the short film in which the actor put up an ovation-gaining performance and ever since there’s been no looking back.

Says a trade source “Mohit Marwah has a certain X-factor to him that you see in very few actors,he’s inherited the Kapoor good looks and is a trained actor who takes his job seriously. Karan Johar and Shakun Batra have been all praise for him and were blown away with his performance in Strangers in the Night….He has been approached by several filmmakers but he is being cautious about the films he signs on”. Adding that , “Mohit despite not having made a formal entry into the industry is also a hit on the social media forum with everyone asking ‘whose that guy” – the buzz only goes to prove that he is a star in the making

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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