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Legacy Film Productions’ “W” to release on March 14th, 2014

Synopsis: W – If “Woman” is one of the words which comes to your mind, this movie is for you!

Open-minded, ambitious Sandhya Singh a.k.a Sandy (Leeza Mangaldas); Traditional, romantic Roohi Malik (Lezlie Tripathy) and Rebellious, lesbian (gay) Manu (Sonal Giani) are musicians & best friends forever (BFF) who run an event management company called W.

Short of funds and racing against time on their journey to organize their biggest music event yet ‘The Freedom Concert’ they unexpectedly encounter The introvert, fanatic Abhay a.k,a. Bhaiji (Raaj Singh Arora); Mentally unstable Dhruv (Danish Pandor) & Womanizer Chotu (Abhay Attri). Although of good social standing, these men have issues with urbanization & modernity!

Not a battle of fists, W comes as a contemporary youthful musical thriller which explores the clash between the ‘Women of Today’ and ‘Men of Yesterday’ and how each side justifies their actions, words and mindset while setting an example for the rest of us without being preachy.

W (The Film W / Bollywood Movie W ) releases in theaters across India on 14 March 2014.

Release Date: March 14th.

Banner: Legacy Film Productions.

Cast: Leeza Mangaldas, Raaj Singh Arora, Lezlie Tripathy, Danish, Sonal Giani,Abhey Jit Attri, Meer Ali & Gagan Sharma, Featuring Amal Mallik & Armaan Malik (Brothers In Arms).

Crew:

Writer & Director: Tarun Madan Chopra.

Story, Music & Lyrics: Daboo Sardar Malik.

Producer: SC Sehgal & Shivang Sehgal.

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NTDs in India

India is at the tipping point of achieving NTD control and elimination – India runs the largest national NTD programs in the world

Nearly 35% of the global population infected with NTDs resides in India

Only 40 percent of school-age children currently receive de-worming; India must achieve at least 75 percent coverage

Photo Credit: Dabboo Ratnani

Hello

Hope you are well.

Please see below the press release announcing Abhishek Bachchan as the official END7 campaign ambassador in India to help raise awareness of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Abhishek joins the END7 campaign at a crucial time, with India at the tipping point of achieving control and elimination of five NTDs affecting 500 million people by 2020.

END7 is an international advocacy campaign that seeks to raise the awareness and funding necessary to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. END7 is run by the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute.

Bollywood Celebrity Abhishek Bachchan Named Ambassador for END7 Campaign

Spotlight on Neglected Tropical Diseases Could Drive India’s Next Big Public Health Success

MUMBAI, INDIA – February 11, 2014 – The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) today named Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood superstar and international humanitarian, as its first official END7 campaign ambassador in India to help raise awareness of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Mr. Bachchan joins the END7 campaign at a crucial time, with India at the tipping point of achieving control and elimination of five NTDs affecting 500 million people by 2020.

“India represents 35 percent of the total global burden for NTDs, causing massive suffering among our poorest citizens. As a parent, I am deeply moved by the devastating toll of NTDs on children, and I want to ensure that no Indian child has to suffer needlessly,” said Mr. Bachchan. “I am proud to serve as the END7 campaign’s ambassador in India and hope that others will join me in ridding our country of these preventable diseases.”

Maintaining the progress that India has gained against NTDs is vital right now. Abhishek Bachchan will play a key role in drawing attention to NTDs as an achievable health priority for India, educating the public about the impact of NTDs and the importance of complying with free NTD treatment programs, while also encouraging national and state level policymakers to continue making the cost-effective investment in NTD programs.

“We have already defeated smallpox, guinea worm and polio in India. NTDs can be our next major public health success story, and we are on track to eliminate lymphatic filariasis very soon. A focus on NTD control and elimination also represents one of the best investments we can make in the health and economic future of our country,” said Anshu Prakash, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. “We are happy that the Global Network is supporting our efforts to control and eliminate these diseases of poverty.”

“India currently runs some of the largest NTD control and elimination programs in the world, signaling its commitment to improving the plight of millions of people,” said Dr. Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network. “By continuing to prioritize NTDs and building up the ability to deliver treatments, India can be a global leader in efforts to defeat NTDs once and for all.”

It costs approximately 50 cents (31 rupees) to treat and protect one person for an entire year against all seven of the most common NTDs. Pills to treat NTDs are donated by pharmaceutical companies and many programs use existing infrastructure, such as schools and community centers, to administer the treatments, making NTD treatment one of most cost-effective public health initiatives available today.

The seven most common NTDs—hookworm, ascariasis (roundworm), trichuriasis (whipworm), schistosomiasis (snail fever), lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), onchocerciasis (river blindness) and trachoma—infect more than 1 in 6 people worldwide. They cause blindness, massive swelling in appendages and limbs, disfigurement, severe malnutrition and anemia. NTDs prevent children from growing and learning. They reduce adults’ economic productivity and ability to care for their families, keeping communities trapped in a cycle of poverty and disease.

END7 is the first and only global public awareness campaign dedicated to controlling and eliminating the seven most common NTDs by 2020. It was launched in 2012 by the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an advocacy initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute.

Please visit www.end7.org and www.globalnetwork.org for more information, including fact sheets and program videos, or follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

Natasha Mudhar

Sterling Media

T: +44 20 78010077

E: natasha@sterlingmedia.co.uk

Notes to Editors

About END7

END7 is an international advocacy campaign that seeks to raise the awareness and funding necessary to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. END7 is run by the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. For more information please visit: www.end7.org.

Facebook www.facebook.com/EndSeven

Twitter: @end_7

Hashtag: #end7

About the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is an advocacy initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute that works in partnership with international agencies, governments, academic institutions, corporations, non-governmental development organizations and the general public to raise the awareness, political will and funding necessary to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. For more information, please visit www.globalnetwork.org.

About Sabin Vaccine Institute

Sabin Vaccine Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization of scientists, researchers, and advocates dedicated to reducing needless human suffering caused by vaccine preventable and neglected tropical diseases. Sabin works with governments, leading public and private organizations, and academic institutions to provide solutions for some of the world’s most pervasive health challenges. Since its founding in 1993 in honor of the oral polio vaccine developer, Dr. Albert B. Sabin, the Institute has been at the forefront of efforts to control, treat and eliminate these diseases by developing new vaccines, advocating use of existing vaccines and promoting increased access to affordable medical treatments. For more information please visit www.sabin.org.

About Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan is an Indian film actor and has acted in over 50 feature films during a span of thirteen years. He is the son of actors and Indian screen legends Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Abhishek has several film awards and titles as the ‘youth style icon’ to his credit. He is the brand ambassador of Idea!, Videocon d2h, Omega Watches. Abhishek has spearheaded the production of the film ‘Paa’, winner of four National Film Awards from the stable of AB Corp Ltd. He is the first Indian film star to hold a Guinness Book of World Record for film promotions of ‘Delhi 6’ and along with his wife, have been the only Indian couple to appear on the ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. Abhishek is the captain and one of the founders of the All Stars Football Club (ASFC), a property of charitable trust that consists of film and television artists. His honours include the ‘Yash Bharati Award’, by the State of Uttar Pradesh and ‘Green Globe Award’ by the Green Globe Foundation and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Married to actress and former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, he resides in Juhu, Mumbai with his family and daughter, Aaradhya.

Kind Regards

Natasha

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MALL MAI MASTI DUBBING STARTED

THE DUBBING OF SUDATTA FILMS PROD MALL MAI MASTI IS NOW STARTED..THE FILM IS BEING PRODUCED BY HARSHAL BHADANE AND WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MANOJ SHARMA.THE FILM STARS OM PURI INTRODUCEING CHIRAG THAKKAR (KARTIK OF BADE AACHE LAGTE HAI FAME),SHILPA ANAND,VRIJESH HIRJEE,MANOJ JOSHI,HIMANI SHIVPURI,TIKU TALSANIA,HEMANT PANDEY,BRIJENDRA KALA,SHEKHAR SHUKLA,PANKAJ TRIPATHI,MITHELESH CHATERVEDI,MUKESH BHATT ,SUSHIL PARASHAR,GOVIND PANDEY,RAM MEHAR,ANAMIKA SINGH,TANYA MOURYA,MAYA YADAV,DIPALI DHUTRE ,GEETA BIST AND RAJPAL YADAV. IT HAS MUSIC BY PRAVEEN BHARADWAJ AND RASHID KHAN,CAMERA BY SARAVANAN,ACTION BY SHAMIM AZIM,SOUND BY P.L.CHABBRA,ART BY AMRIK SINGH AND EDITING BY CHIRAG SINGH.S.A.LUTHRIA (LALI ) IS THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.NOW ONLY THREE SONGS ARE LEFT.

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