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Indian Kids get an opportunity to be their favourite superhero, Baalveer!

~ SAB TV in association with Toy Kraft launches Baalveer board game ~

Mumbai, October 24th, 2013: Kids love imitating superheroes, battling the bad guys, flexing their superpowers, while the element of magic fascinates & thrills them. Baalveer, an ordinary young boy who turns into a superhero to save the country and vanquish all evil has inspired & captured the hearts of millions of kids across India. To immerse kids into Baalveer’s fantasy world & weave magical dreams, SAB TV joins hands with Toy Kraft to launch ‘Baalveer and the Evils of Bhayankar Pari’ – a board game that allows children to live the experiences & adventures of their most beloved superhero, Baalveer.

The board game aims at fuelling kids’ imagination while also giving families a fun-filled game that they can play together. The distinctive format of the game enables players to become the ultimate savior, Baalveer by rescuing Rani Pari and defeating the evil Bhayankar Pari with the help of seven special pari cards.

The entire Baalveer cast, comprising Dev Joshi(Baalveer), Shruti Seth(Plays Rani Pari), Shama Sikander(Plays Bhayankar Pari) and other Paris unveiled the board game at ‘Kids India’s’ toy exhibition today.

Priced at Rs. 549, the board game will be available in 42 major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bhopal, Indore, Baroda and Jaipur, in leading stores like Landmark, Crossword, Hamleys, Shoppers Stop and Planet M from 25th October 2013 onwards.

Speaking of the launch, Mr. Anooj Kapoor, EVP & Business Head, SAB TV stated, “With Baalveer board game, we provide a unique opportunity for the consumers to engage with the brand and its most popular characters. We are glad to partner with Toy Kraft and I’m sure this experience will create lasting memories for children”.

Talking about the launch, Mr. Shyam Makhija, Director, Pegasus Toy-Kraft Pvt. Ltd. said, “By releasing the new board game – Baalveer, Toy-Kraft and SAB TV have now forged a stronger link into this licensing foray after the success of the first release – SABurbia. This has been a joint action all the way and the complementary synergies of both the companies have been very well exploited. The company is very bullish on the future prospects as more licensed ventures are being explored with SAB besides board games. So far Toy Kraft has released 13 IP based games which is a record of sorts.”

Capturing SAB TV’s brand promise of ‘Asli Mazaa SAB Ke Saath Aata Hain’, the board game is sure to bring smiles and cheer to children and their families across India.

About SAB TV: SAB TV is a part of the network of Television channels owned by Multi Screen Media. SAB TV is India’s only family comedy entertainment channel with a core brand promise of ‘Asli Mazaa SAB ke Saath Aata Hai’. SAB with its impressive lineup of innovative programs and light-hearted content ranging from daily family comedy to path breaking concepts like silent comedy shows is dedicated to promoting an enjoyable “family-viewing” experience.

Its programming mix includes Jo Biwi Se Kaare Pyaar,Baalveer,Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah, Chidiya Ghar, Jeannie aur Juju, Lapatagnj, FIR,SAB Khelo SAB Jeeto, Wah Wah Kya Baat Hai and features classic films over the weekends. For its differentiated programming and healthy entertainment SAB TV has also won the Brand Leadership award in Media & Entertainment space.

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Helping Raise Awareness on World Polio Day!

A Rotary International Initiative!

Guest of Honor Priya Dutt Inaugurated the Illumination of the Polio Eradication Awareness “END POLIO NOW”

World Polio Day – 24 October! Partners, governments, civil society and communities worldwide are today marking World Polio Day, as efforts to eradicate this disease once and for all are being intensified. One such incredible effort is by the Rotary International.

In 2013, there are reasons both for celebration and concern. There has been remarkable progress over the last year, bringing us closer than ever to achieving a polio-free world. Dr. Bharat Pandya, Member of India National Polioplus Committee along with our District Governor Lata Subraidu come together on World Polio Day to celebrate the completion of zero polio cases in the coming January by proudly projecting the Rotary Logo & End Polio Now Message on Mumbai’s prominent landmark Taj Lands End Hotel, Bandra.

The Illumination Event attended by the dignitaries & past Rotarians with gracious presence of Past Rotary International Director; Shri Ashok Mahajan. Dr. Bharat Pandya proudly mentions, “To date, Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2 billion children – and our work continues. Rotary clubs worldwide continue to raise funds for critical polio eradication activities. I take immense pride in putting up the Rotary Logo to acknowledge the deeds done by our volunteers & to spread awareness about polio eradication.”

Addressing the media lens, Dr, Pandya further adds, “With your participation and support, we feel that there would be significant interest in this event, particularly given the determined effort of Rotary volunteers to raise the funds needed to fight polio in this last, most difficult stage of the eradication initiative.”

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LA JUALA DE ORO and KATIYABAAZ bag top honors at 15th Mumbai Film Festival

LA JUALA DE ORO wins Best Film in International Competition section

KATIYBAAZ wins India Gold Best Film

Final Film THE FIFTH ESTATE screened

Mumbai, October 24, 2013: With a promise to be back next year, bigger and better, the final day of the 15th Mumbai Film Festival presented by Reliance Entertainment and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) unfolded.

After a week of celebrating cinema, the final few films screened today included Red Wedding directed by Guillaume Suon and Lida Chan, Short Term 12 by Destin Cretton, Saving General Yang directed by Ronny Yu, Hiroshi Toda’s Seventh Cat, Five Years by Stefan Schaller, Costa Gavras’s Amen and the much acclaimed Z, A Few Days More by Om Prakash Srivastava among others.

The last of the 15th Mumbai Film Festival’s master classes was conducted by the legendary director Bruce Beresford, on Preparation by the Director. “I thought I would talk about the necessity of story boarding. These days, with tight budgets and short schedules, if you don’t plan them, you’ll make all sorts of horrible mistakes” he said.

The master class later turned into a panel discussion moderated by Variety Asia’s Bureau Chief, Patrick Rafter. Panelists included Milton Shefter, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member and Digital Motion Picture Archive project lead and Andy Maltz, director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Science and Technology Council.

The International Competition Jury of the 15th Mumbai Film Festival, headed by Bruce Beresford awarded the Golden Gateway of India for the BEST FILM in the International Competition section to LA JUALA DE ORO directed by Diego Quemada-Diez and produced by Inna Payan, Luis Salinas and Edher Campos.

The Jury Grand Prize was awarded with The Silver Gateway of India trophy and was given to the Indian film, FANDRY directed by Nagraj Manjule and produced by Vivek Kajaria and Nilesh Navlakha.

The Jury named Anthony Chen BEST DIRECTOR for the film Ilo Ilo and for her role in the same movie, Yann Yann Yeo won BEST ACTRESS.

The Silver Gateway of India Trophy for BEST ACTOR was awarded to Vincent Macaigne for his role in Tonnerre.

The final award in the International Competition category, the best work in SCRIPTING / EDITING / CAMERA / SOUND was given to Andrew Commis for his CINEMATOGRAPHY in the movie The Rocket.

The HT Cafe Mumbai Young Critics Jury Award for the BEST FILM presented by Ms Kavita Awasthi was given to the Voice of the Voiceless directed by Maximon Monihan. The HT Best Young Mumbai Critic Award presented by Daniel Kotenschulte was bestowed on a flabbergasted Yavar Ahmed of SCM Sophia College.

The Harmony Celebrate Age Jury, headed by Hansal Mehta bestowed the BEST FILM award on GLORIA directed by Sebastian Lelio. Along with the Silver Gateway of India trophy, director Sebastian Lelio was awarded a cash prize. Additionally, A cash prize was also awarded to director Matevz Luzar as his film SRECEN ZA UMRET won the Silver Gateway of India trophy for SECOND BEST FILM.

OH, HOW I LONG directed by Riyad Deis and AREFI, DER HIRTE (AREFI, THE SHEPHERD) directed by Daniel Asad Faezi elicited SPECIAL MENTIONS from the Jury.

The Indian feature fiction films screened in the India Gold 2013 category brought to the fore many talented directors. However, Jury member Jill Bilcock in consultation with the members of the Jury announced Deepti Kakkar and Farhad Mustafa’s Katiyabaaz (Powerless) as the BEST FILM in the category. Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost directed by Anup Singh won SECOND BEST FILM while Manju Borah’s Ko:yad (A Silent Way) received the SPECIAL JURY AWARD.

Directors below the age of 25 pit their skill in a short film competition DIMENSIONS MUMBAI. The brainchild of Mrs. Jaya Bachchan, the competition is a fantastic launch pad for young Mumbaikars. Headed by Shoojit Sircar, the Jury awarded director Keyur Kajavadra S’ IN THIS CITY the silver gateway of India trophy for BEST FILM. MUMBAICHA VADA PAV directed by Akshay Dhanavale won SECOND BEST FILM. Director Sameer Nerkar’s THE HANDICAPPED COLONY and Abhiraj Rajadyaksha’s SHARE were given SPECIAL MENTIONS by the Jury.

Mr. Srinivasan Narayanan, Festival Director, Mumbai Film Festival delivered the vote of thanks concluding this year’s Festival, which was followed by the closing film of the festival. The Fifth Estate directed by Bill Condon was screened as the finale film of the festival.
With over 200 films from 65 countries around the world screened and master classes that inspired, the 15th Mumbai Film Festival presented by Reliance Entertainment and organized by MAMI was truly a grand success.

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Hard Kaur Rapped on one of Kailash Kher’s Composition

Hard Kaur, who is friend of Kailash Kher, will be rapping in one of his composing in the upcoming movie Desi Kattey. In this film Kailash Kher is the music director. This film is produced and directed by Anand Kumar.

Hard Kaur is the queen of Indian rapper and hip hop singer who will be rapping in the song, in which Rekha Bhardwaj will also lend her voice.

Hard Kaur has sung in movies like Singh Is King, Kismat Konnection, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, etc. She even got nominated for two awards at the UK Asian Music Awards and she won the “Best Female Act” award in it.

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Sanjay Gupta gifts a new home in Goa to his wife Anu

The 2008/2009 recession had hit the film industry really hard. Everyone had suffered the economic meltdown. Sanjay Gupta was no exception. A couple of his films didn’t work at the box-office and he was in huge debts. It got to a point that he gave his spacious villa in Goa to one of the financiers on the condition that he would buy it back once he had the funds. When the time came to buy it back the financier refused to give it back as his family had started using it and loved the house which was fully furnished and designed by Gupta.

Says Gupta, “Yes those were difficult times. The irony of it all was that I had the home when I was single and when I got married I lost the home. And my wife loves Goa. If she had her way she’d settle there. So it was a very sore point for me. I had to buy her a home in Goa. And recently we came across this fabulous Villa in Candolim next to the Taj Aguada and it was love at first sight. We immediately closed the deal and are now busy doing it up in time to celebrate Christmas and New Year there. I’m so happy that I could get this for her.”

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Indian director Somshukhlla makes her global mark with Sandcastle

Sandcastle, a simple film with a complex message written and directed by Indian debutante director Shomshukhlla has been nominated at several International Film Festivals including the Tenerife and London International Film Festival and screening in Hollywood LA Femme Fest.

The journey of a woman in modern India, finding her identity, Sandcastle will be screened at Hollywood’s LA Femme Film Festival at the Regal Stadium 14 LA LIVE, and has been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Feature Film category at the London International Film Festival (LIFF) 2013 and prides itself with four nominations at the Tenerife International Film Festival 2013 in London on October 12, including nods for Best Feature Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Cinematography.

Some important and rather poignant messages are conjured up in this bright and beautiful journey of a woman building her life. The ending is settling and although the film has its fair share of surreal moments, there is clarity to the communication of Sandcastle that reads much like a wonderfully crafted manuscript.
“The film addresses the unsatisfied longings of a seemingly comfortable middle-class Indian woman. India is waking up to good stories, with substance, new voices, ideas and perspectives, redefining the lost glory of story-telling. I am lucky that I am getting to be a part of it,” says Somshuklla.
Sandcastle tells the story of Sheila, (Shahana Chatterjee) whose upper middle-class life in India isn’t as perfect as she hoped it would be. Sheila is a home-maker, an aspiring writer and loving mother. From an outsiders perspective it would seem like she has the perfect life. Her husband is a wealthy advertising maverick and she is part of the elite middle-class of Indian society. But like the shifting of the sands, is it all slipping through her fingers? How will she build her own dreams? In all that she has, does she really have a voice of her own?
The story of Sandcastle reflects one’s belief in the ability to build a perfect life. But even in perfection there is emptiness and wanting. What is perfect to one person is misery for another. The film focuses on contemporary women in urban India and the changes in society that have moulded these women as an independent and self directing force of nature. Shomshuklla shows two colliding worlds of fateful acceptance and feminine Indian independence and individuality. The film focuses on contemporary women in urban India, and the changes in society that have moulded these women as an independent and self directing force of nature.

Interestingly, this laurel comes at a time when the director is ready to launch her seventh book of poetry ‘Easy’, has been a pop-singer with over nine albums, done fusion renditions of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s songs on a global platform, written column on relationships, formed her theatre company, Kali Theatre , writing original scripts, directing, designing, staging, producing and acting nine original plays. ‘We draupadi’s and Sitas’ an epic retold in modern times drew full houses at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The film’s credits: direction, story, script, production and art design, Shomshuklla. Cinematography, Ritam Banerjee. Original music, Ankur Mukherjee. Editing, Shashi Kumar. The cast includes Shahana Chatterjee, Malvika Jethwani, Rajat Sharma and Uditvanu Das.

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Hrithik’s flair for writing!

Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3 is a much-awaited film but looks like Hrithik is actually working on teaching the kids that education is the key to win over the world.

The recent example of the same is his association with Flair pens, where he as Krrish actually brandishes a pen, handing it over to the kids, encouraging them to pick it up and use the weapon mightier than the sword in the real sense. And from what we hear, there is a lot more to this Hrithik-Flair association.

KJ Rathod, who roped in Hrithik for the ad with flair, feels that there is a perfect brand-fit of Hrithik with Flair pens. “I think every superhero carries a social responsibility on his shoulders, We felt that Hrithik would fit in with the essence of Flair that aims at education being the key to a sound nation. And he was only too happy to join in.” Rathod is looking at few scholarships for deserving children to benefit from this Krishh association as well.

Here is looking at kids doing their homework with flair as their superhero Krrish would like them to go the studious way. With natural flair of course!

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I will never flirt with Sangeeta Ghosh in real life – Ruslaan Mumtaz

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Ruslaan Mumtaz the male lead of Sony Entertainment Television’s younger man – older woman affair show Kehta Hai Dil… Jee Le Zara would not want to get into a relationship with a lady elder to him in his personal life. “I don’t think any older woman will fall for me. Even girls of my age find me immature and I would have to really work very hard to convince them, (as my character does in the show) something that I don’t want to do in real life.”

This single guy who first began his acting career with films (MP3 – Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar) then goes on to list the top three attributes which make a relationship tick according to him. “Firstly I think there needs to be mutual respect, the ability to make the other laugh, and last but not the least a good physical chemistry.”

Though it is said that the first impression is the last impression, he still feels that for a lasting relationship, looks would still be at number three.

When asked about his on/off- screen chemistry with Jee Le Zara co-star Sangeeta Ghosh, Ruslaan says, “I am in awe of her as my character is. She has achieved so much in life, yet is full of energy and excitement. I need to kill my lazy part of me to match up to her.”

Ruslaan does not feel that it is no more necessary for him to flirt with his co-star to get the required chemistry on screen. “I have grown as an actor over the years and can now get any chemistry without getting to really know my co-star. I will never flirt with Sangeeta.”

To find out more tune in to Kehta Hai Dil…Jee Le Zara from Monday to Thursday at 9:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Lokmanya Hospital, Nigdi launched a specialized Centre for Spine

The dedicated spine centre brings together renowned specialists with state-of-the-art technology and extensive ancillary services all under one roof.

Pune – October 24: “Back pain is a significant cause of discomfort in 4 out of 5 people today. The modern hectic lifestyle has played havoc on the health of millions around the globe. Improper eating habits, bad sitting postures, inadequate sleep, lack of quality exercise, all of this has resulted in health problems far bigger than ever imagined. Back-ache has become one of the most common health problem affecting youngsters today and is second only to cold, when it comes to people visiting general physicians. Hence a super-specialty spine care Centre was the need of the hour, which not only offers surgeries but alternative procedures to provide a pain free life to its patients”, said Dr. Narendra Vaidya, Designation, while addressing the media during the Press conference for the launch of Lokmanya Hospital, Nigdi’s specialized Spine Centre. Dr. Abhijit Pawar, Spine Surgeon, Lokmanya Hospital, Nigdi was also present during the conference.

Lokmanya hospital’s specialized Spine centre at Nigdi boasts of state of the art infrastructure, supported by advanced technologies and modern equipments of international standards. Latest diagnostic and treatment facilities at the Spine Centre, includes Matrix therapy, microscopic & laser surgery, microlumbar discectomy, vertebroplasty, cervical & lumbar fusion of vertebrae, Nucleoplasty, Cervical Disc Replacement with the help of microscope through very small incisions. These latest technology reduces the chances of infection offering faster recovery, thus reducing hospital stay for the patient. Led by Dr. Narendra Vaidya, Executive Medical director and HOD Orthopaedics, Lokmanya Hospitals, the expert team at Spine Centre includes exemplary spine surgeon Dr. Abhijit Pawar, Chief Physiotherapist Dr. Anupriya Salvi and Dietician Dr. Bilkish Sayed.

According to study, almost 80% of Indian population suffers from low back pains. The problem of back ache is peaking in adults ageing 30-40. According to Bureau of Labour Statistics, the service industry reports the maximum incidents of back injuries or back pains, followed by manufacturing and retail. According to Harvard School of Public Health, at any given time, 15 percent to 20 percent of adults evenly split among men and women experience low back symptoms. The fact remains that each year 50 million working days are lost because of back-related discomfort.

Dr. Narnedra Vaidya shared, “At Lokmanya hospital itself we treat 1000 patients suffering from back ache every month and 75% of them are below the age of 40. In the last two to three years we have treated more than 30,000 patients for back related problem. The most common back related problems are Cervical & Lumbar Spondilitis, Sciatica, Disc Prolapse, Degenerative Disc- in the lumbar regions and Osteoporosis. Not every problem needs surgery. Small changes in lifestyle & better posture can also cure the back-ache. At Lokmanya hospital we ensure that each patient gets a treatment that is best suitable for them”.

At Lokmanya Spine Centre they believe that every person is different, hence every treatment or preventive program for back pain has to be tailor-made to fit an individual. Involvement of all specialities including spine specialist, physiotherapist, dietician at the Spine Centre will ensure optimum patient comfort, compliance & satisfaction.

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PRaxis Media
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Aditya Birla Hospital is organising a Free Stroke Check up Camp from 21st Oct – 2nd Nov, marking World Stroke Day 2013

Pune: In an effort to help people reduce their risk of stroke (brain attack) and recognise the early warning signs and symptoms of the disease, the multi-speciality Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, is organizing a stroke awareness campaign which would include poster competition, medical quiz between various medical college students and doctors, CME on Stroke and a Stroke Check up Camp from 21st October – 2nd November marking the World stroke day 2013.

“Stroke is a preventible diseases if detected in time. We urge people to come at the stroke check up camp for an early detection. We hope that people will benefit from this check up camp on Stroke Awareness Day by learning more about stroke risk factors, what they can do to reduce their risks and getting themselves thoroughly checked by the experts,” said Ms. Rekha Dubey, COO, Aditya Birla Hospital

Stroke remains an under-recognised and underestimated threat, despite claiming thousands of lives and leaving many of its victims severely disabled every year. 1 in every 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime. According to a recent survey, the Indian youths are increasingly becoming vulnerable to strokes due to unorganised lifestyle and poor food habits. Hence its very important to know the symptoms and act fast”, said Dr. Mona Thakre, Neurologist, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital.

Highlighting the global epidemiologic statistics on stroke Dr. Mona Thakre said, “Every six seconds, regardless of age or gender – someone somewhere dies from stroke (Brain Attack/Paralytic stroke). In India too, over 1.5 million Indians suffer stroke every year and about 30 per cent of them die and another 30 per cent are left with a disability according to a study. Over 20 million people across the world are hit by stroke every year and 25 per cent of them die. More than 86 per cent of strokes take place in middle and low-income countries. And, 48 per cent of people do not even know what a stroke is. Stroke (Brain Attack/Paralytic stroke) is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60, and the fifth leading cause in people aged 15 to 59. In fact, stroke is responsible for more deaths every year than those attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together. Hence it is important to undergo regular check ups and take necessary precautions and care to significantly reduce the risk of death”.

During the free check up camp, the experts from Aditya Birla Memorial hospital will thoroughly check the patients and outline who is at risk for stroke and also educate them on what are the early warning signs of the disease.

“Stroke’s are of two types depending on the mode of injury to the brain. ‘Ischemic stroke’ occurs when one of the vessels in the brain gets blocked and it leads to the death of the brain cells in the region supplied by that vessel and ‘Haemorrhagic stroke’ occurs when a blood vessel ruptures mainly secondary to hypertension and it leads to formation of a blood clot in the brain”, said Dr. Rakesh Ranjan, Neurosurgeon, Aditya Birla Hospital. He further added saying, “Stroke is in many cases is a preventable or manageable disease. Initial 4.5 hours is the most crucial period, as can be summed up in the saying “TIME IS BRAIN’. We must continue to better educate people on stroke and increase public awareness of the early signs of the disease”.

On an average, one third of sufferers are left permanently disabled. This is because many people do not recognise the symptoms of stroke, which include sudden:

– Weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

– Trouble seeing in one or both eyes

– Trouble speaking or understanding

– Difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

– Severe headache with no known cause

“Stroke is a medical emergency. It is important to take immediate action and call emergency services to get urgent medical attention. Survival and successful recovery is improved if symptoms are recognised quickly and immediate medical attention is given. The sooner a stroke patient receives immediate and long-term treatment, the more likely that long-term brain damage may be avoided”, said Dr. Mona Thakre, Neurologist, Aditya Birla Hospital.”Each of us must confirm our commitment in the fight against stroke not just today, but every day,” she added.

While there are some stroke risk factors that cannot be controlled, including family history of the disease, there are many factors that can be modified by making simple lifestyle changes. These changes include smoking cessation, physical exercise, losing weight, eating a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables or taking medications pertaining to the risk factors (Anti-platelet, Anti hypertensive, anti diabetic and cholesterol lowering medications). For some patients however, lifestyle changes alone are not enough to reduce the risk of a further stroke.

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Pallavi Khandelwal
PRaxis Media
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THIS DIWALI, 92.7 BIG FM MAKES EVERYONE A WINNER!

LAUNCHES ‘BIG SOCHO… BIG JEETO’, A pioneering RADIO GAME SHOW

an opportunity to win big and donate big this festive season!

Mumbai, October 24, 2013: 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No.1 FM radio network, known to offer its listeners highly engaging entertainment, announces the launch of an exclusive national campaign titled BIG Socho…BIG Jeeto. The all-new radio based game show is a unique initiative for the festive season, giving listeners across India a fantastic opportunity to win big prizes and donate the same to the less fortunate. Listeners of 92.7 BIG FM can stay tuned to the excitement which will air every hour for 7 days starting 28th October between 9 am and 7 pm.

BIG SOCHO – BIG JEETO – The Game Format

To participate in the contest, people across India need to register on SMS. Through a random selection every hour between 9am to 7pm, one listener will get a chance to play. There will be a set of five questions in two different stages in BIG Socho BIG Jeeto. Once a participant answers three successive questions correctly, he or she wins a gift hamper. The participant will be given the option to claim this hamper or go ahead answer 2 more questions and win a bigger prize. If s/he wins, they claim the bigger prize(BIG Jeeto) and BIG FM will donate Rs 500 to a prominent Non Governmental Organisation (NGO)(BIG Socho). If the answers are wrong, the player is eliminated.

Each 92.7 BIG FM station will invite officers from the government, police, and Bollywood celebrities to participate in the contest on-air. Contest winners will also get to speak about their experience and what they’ve won. By enabling others to give, it comes as a breath of fresh air, reinforcing the fact that as a medium of entertainment, radio has immense power to change lives and contribute to betterment of society.

The Diwali special programming also includes other interesting segments such as Char Gaano ki Chakri or a sweep of four songs, humour capsules called Hassi ke Patake, capsules of encouraging news called Khushiyon ki Phuljhari, and Diwali ke Rang, where RJs will talk about how Diwali is celebrated in a particular region or state.

About Reliance Broadcast Network

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television and television production. 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 English Entertainment Channels – Love and Prime (which is available in dual feeds of English and Hindi), as well as a regional General Entertainment Channel for the Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh (PCHP) region called Spark Punjabi; BIG RTL THRILL – a dual feed channel from the Company’s joint venture with Europe’s RTL Group, targeted at male audiences and positioned as the ultimate action destination; BIG MAGIC – a General Entertainment Channel featuring family dramas, crime shows, sitcoms, reality shows and weekend blockbuster movies. BIG MAGIC has also expanded into the United States, Canada and Australia under the brand name BIG MAGIC International; The Company has further launched a channel called BIG MAGIC Bihar and Jharkhand, with specifically created programming for the market. BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division caters to the creative needs of the diverse Indian television landscape. Reliance Broadcast Network also distributes BloombergTV 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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RANI

Sony Entertainment Television’s newly launched horror series ‘Bhoot Aaya’ will narrate the Raanchi based incident this weekend. This incident occurred with a group of girl Basketball players from Ranchi. They were travelling to Wardha for a match. There were still a couple of hours to travel and the sun was setting fast … And then one girl couldn’t help herself and requested the van to be stopped … She couldn’t hold herself anymore …. She had to take a leak … three girls got down at a secluded spot to relieve themselves … Rani was one of them. Rani strangely came across a secluded old well , on seeing the well, was in a way drawn to it, not knowing what got into her, climbed a little and peeped into the well, tempted by a universal desire she called out and the well echoed back. It was a strange echo… different … from her voice … She was suddenly in a trance like state … That’s when her two friends came and couldn’t help but stare at her … They found her standing akimbo … like a man … And then Rani collapsed. A raging fever gripped Rani … no one could make out what had happened to her. She was trembling with the fever and blabbering incoherently. The Coach directed the van driver to take a diversion to the nearest Medical help. They were just an hour away from the city they were supposed to reach. They were nearing the outskirts of the city. The sun had set. Rani was taken to a municipal hospital where she was treated … the fever seemed to be coming into control and she was subsequently shifted to a Dharamshala for the night.

Will Rani surrender against the evil power of that well?

To find out tune in to ‘Bhoot Aya…Mano Toh Sach’ 27th October 2013
Every Sunday at 11:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Google boy to play KBC

Kautilya also known as the ‘Google boy’ of India has been in news lately for his world bank of knowledge. At 5 years and 8 months old, his incredible capability of answering every question within fraction of seconds has amazed one and all. Now this whiz kid is all set to showcase his knowledge on Kaun Banega Crorepati.

The 5 year old wonder kid is all set to make an appearance on the show during the Children special episode. Kautilya , a resident of Karnal district in Haryana possesses a sound knowledge about geographical boundaries, outlines and other information related to the subject. He can answer all questions associated with planets and solar system in a few seconds. He is currently busy with his preparations to leave for Mumbai and is pretty excited over meeting Amitabh Bachchan. Here’s wishing Kautilya all the best!

Catch Kaun Banega Crorepati every Friday to Sunday, 8:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Sundance nominated Indian documentary ‘Fire In The Blood’ now in its 3rd successful week at theatres

Due to overwhelming public response and strong critical acclaim, Sundance nominated, award-winning Indian film ‘Fire in the Blood’, directed by Dylan Mohan Gray is continuing for a third successful week at PVR Phoenix in Mumbai. The film is also opening in additional cities like Mangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai this week.

Narrated by Oscar winner and four-time nominee William Hurt, ‘Fire in the Blood’ tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in the years after 1996, directly resulting in no less than 10 million avoidable deaths in Africa and various other parts of the global south. The movie portrays the monumental change brought about by the small, unlikely group of people who decided to fight back against this deeply unjust blockade.

Shiladitya Bora of PVR Director’s Rare, which is releasing the film, said “We are absolutely delighted with the audience response to ‘Fire in the Blood’. I want to share that this film qualified for academy consideration and has consistently been on THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S list as an Oscar contender. After a successful UK and US theatrical run, bringing FIRE IN THE BLOOD home to India has been an exhilarating experience. I am confident that it will continue for another week and become the first ever Indian documentary to do so!”

Critics have been raving about the film:

“A powerful, urgent film. Don’t miss Fire in the Blood.” Rajeev Masand

“A horrifying portrait of greed and an inspiring portrait of heroism.” Anupama Chopra

[More reviews here: http://fireintheblood.com/reviews ]

More information and the trailer can be found at www.fireintheblood.com

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Cartoon Network & POGO light up Diwali with brand new content

~Showcasing new movies and exciting contests~

Mumbai, October 23, 2013: Double up the fun, excitement and bonanza as Cartoon Network and POGO pull out all the stops to engage them this festive holiday season. As a special initiative for Diwali, Cartoon Network and POGO are showcasing some of their best and latest movies and giving children the opportunity to win loads of exciting prizes!

On Cartoon Network

Description: Oggy and the Cockroaches season 4 (1)It is going to be a very Happy Diwali for Cartoon Network viewers with the coolest movies being aired every day from October 28, 2013 to November 03, 2013 at 12pm. Kid Krrish, Tom and Jerry in the Wizard of Oz, Oggy ki Olli, Krish Trish Baltiboy: The Battle of Wits, etc. are sure to light up the festivities and holiday spirit. That’s not all! Adding to this formidable line-up of movies is a brand new special called Oggy: I Love India that will premiere on November 01 at 12pm. Oggy, Olly, Jack and the 3 cockroaches are in Mumbai to watch Cricket World Cup! Roll in laughter as they unleash madness in the stadium!

The treat gets sweeter with the Happy Diwali Contest that will give children an opportunity to win exciting prizes like LCDs, PSPs, etc. All kids have to do is tune into Cartoon Network Popcorn every day at 12pm and answer the simple game based questions!

On POGO

Description: Chhota Bheem and the Shinobi SecretThis Diwali, POGO is getting super filmy with Lights Camera Holiday! Tune-in everyday at 10am until November 04, 2013 for the best, funniest and most adventurous movies. There’s more! Chhota Bheem fans are in for a ginormous treat with the premiere of a new movie called Chhota Bheem and the Shinobi Secret on November 03 at 12pm. In this movie, Chhota Bheem must travel to Japan to help his friend save his kingdom from the siege of an evil Emperor and save the clan!

Last but not the least, to make this season truly spectacular, POGO is giving kids the chance to win some amazing prizes like Digi-Cams, Smartphones, etc. by participating in the Zabardast Diwali Contest every day, 10 am onwards.

ABOUT CARTOON NETWORK

Launched in India in 1995, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS) Cartoon Network is the leading kids’ entertainment channel in India reaching more than 34 million households. Drawing from the world’s largest cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles, the Network also showcases original series including the Ben 10 franchise, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Roll No. 21, etc. Cartoon Network is currently available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. Recognized as the resident kids’ expert with a 360-degree presence through successful on-air and online presence, ground-events, promotional licensing, product licensing, publishing and DVDs.

CartoonNetworkIndia.com is India’s leading destination for kids’ online entertainment attracting close to 5.6 million page views. Kids can find the largest selection of cartoon character based games, video on demand, and a community site featuring personalized avatars and message boards. (*Source: Omniture Site Catalyst, August 2013).

ABOUT POGO:

POGO, a multi-genre channel created exclusively for kids in India, launched successfully by Turner on January 1, 2004 and is distributed by Media Pro Enterprise India Pvt. Ltd. POGO is available in over 27 million cable & satellite homes. Today, is the leading channel in the kids’ genre. www.pogo.tv is a hugely popular and highly interactive kids’ website with exciting features/content such as Online Games, Exclusive applications, video-on-demand, message boards and mini-sites of popular shows on POGO. The website attracts over 5 lakh* unique visitors per month and each of them spend an average of 24* minutes on the website. (*Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, June 2013).

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Sanjay Gupta to re-unite with Robin Bhatt after 20 years!

Sanjay Gupta joins hands with scriptwriter Robin Bhatt after two decades

Almost two decades after they worked together, in Sanjay Gupta’s film Aatish, the filmmaker has decided to join hands with scriptwriter Robin Bhatt. In the past, Gupta had often been accused of ‘lifting’ stories from Hollywood.

Gupta has entrusted the responsibility of his next script for Mumbai Saga in Bhatt’s hands.

Says the director, “Robinda and I have been buddies. We have stayed in touch and are family friends. Now after 20 years, we are working together again.”

The duo will be working together on another project, Khotey Sikkey post their next. Says Bhatt, “We had a fantastic time working on Aatish.” Bhatt has worked on films like Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi and Raja Hindustani.

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Priyanka Chopra inaugurates the HCG Cancer Centre at Nanavati Hospital

Priyanka Chopra known to go all out for the causes she supports, inaugurated the HCG (HealthCare Global) Cancer Centre at Mumbai in association with Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, a landmark center for healthcare with a glorious history of over 60 years.

Supporting them in this endeavor, Bollywood star and international artist Priyanka Chopra inaugurated the HCG Cancer Centre at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai . An overwhelming moment , Priyanka also unveiled a plaque in the fond memory of her father Dr.Ashok Chopra,with the center dedicating a section of the hospital in his name.

On the occasion said Priyanka Chopra, “I have lent my support to this initiative not only to honor the memory of my father but also to continue his fight against this dreaded disease. Cancer care in India is today a very critical requirement and I am very happy to be to be there in person to inaugurate the section of Hospital in my father’s name. My wish is that this facility will bring change and hope to those in need.”

HCG is the only dedicated cancer care network with quality cancer care across 27 centers in India . Being a leader in the area of cancer care and having established itself as a center for advanced, complicated and recurrent cancers, the establishment has given the exposure and expertise to provide hope to 120000 patients every year.

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Cartoon Network & POGO light up Diwali with brand new content

~Showcasing new movies and exciting contests~

Mumbai, October, 2013: Double up the fun, excitement and bonanza as Cartoon Network and POGO pull out all the stops to engage them this festive holiday season. As a special initiative for Diwali, Cartoon Network and POGO are showcasing some of their best and latest movies and giving children the opportunity to win loads of exciting prizes!

On Cartoon Network

Oggy and the Cockroaches season 4 (1)It is going to be a very Happy Diwali for Cartoon Network viewers with the coolest movies being aired every day from October 28, 2013 to November 03, 2013 at 12pm. Kid Krrish, Tom and Jerry in the Wizard of Oz, Oggy ki Olli, Krish Trish Baltiboy: The Battle of Wits, etc. are sure to light up the festivities and holiday spirit. That’s not all! Adding to this formidable line-up of movies is a brand new special called Oggy: I Love India that will premiere on November 01 at 12pm. Oggy, Olly, Jack and the 3 cockroaches are in Mumbai to watch Cricket World Cup! Roll in laughter as they unleash madness in the stadium!

The treat gets sweeter with the Happy Diwali Contest that will give children an opportunity to win exciting prizes like LCDs, PSPs, etc. All kids have to do is tune into Cartoon Network Popcorn every day at 12pm and answer the simple game based questions!

On POGO

Chhota Bheem and the Shinobi SecretThis Diwali, POGO is getting super filmy with Lights Camera Holiday! Tune-in everyday at 10am until November 04, 2013 for the best, funniest and most adventurous movies. There’s more! Chhota Bheem fans are in for a ginormous treat with the premiere of a new movie called Chhota Bheem and the Shinobi Secret on November 03 at 12pm. In this movie, Chhota Bheem must travel to Japan to help his friend save his kingdom from the siege of an evil Emperor and save the clan!

Last but not the least, to make this season truly spectacular, POGO is giving kids the chance to win some amazing prizes like Digi-Cams, Smartphones, etc. by participating in the Zabardast Diwali Contest every day, 10 am onwards.

ABOUT CARTOON NETWORK

Launched in India in 1995, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS) Cartoon Network is the leading kids’ entertainment channel in India reaching more than 34 million households. Drawing from the world’s largest cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles, the Network also showcases original series including the Ben 10 franchise, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Roll No. 21, etc. Cartoon Network is currently available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. Recognized as the resident kids’ expert with a 360-degree presence through successful on-air and online presence, ground-events, promotional licensing, product licensing, publishing and DVDs.

CartoonNetworkIndia.com is India’s leading destination for kids’ online entertainment attracting close to 5.6 million page views. Kids can find the largest selection of cartoon character based games, video on demand, and a community site featuring personalized avatars and message boards. (*Source: Omniture Site Catalyst, August 2013).

ABOUT POGO:

POGO, a multi-genre channel created exclusively for kids in India, launched successfully by Turner on January 1, 2004 and is distributed by Media Pro Enterprise India Pvt. Ltd. POGO is available in over 27 million cable & satellite homes. Today, is the leading channel in the kids’ genre. www.pogo.tv is a hugely popular and highly interactive kids’ website with exciting features/content such as Online Games, Exclusive applications, video-on-demand, message boards and mini-sites of popular shows on POGO. The website attracts over 5 lakh* unique visitors per month and each of them spend an average of 24* minutes on the website. (*Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, June 2013).

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Go Floral this Festive Season with Couturier Amy Billimoria!

On the onset of Diwali, Bridal Specialist & Couturier Amy Billimoria hosted a grandeur fashion preview of her festive collection!

Couturier Amy Billimoria sure is on a roll & doesn’t seem to stop. The Bridal Specialist after having showcased her varied collection at various fashion weeks hosted a fashion preview of her festive collection on the onset of Diwali.

Having the likes of the veteran actress Hema Malini, Esha Deol, Ameesha Patel, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Tulip Joshi, Falguni Pathak, Shibani Kashyap, Kainaat Arora & many others Amy Billimoria, specializing in couture & bridal fashion is known in the fashion circuit for her Classy & ornate collection.

Amy Billimoria hosted a fashion preview inviting the fashion connoisseurs, the crème de la crème comprising of Leena Mogre, Anu Jain, Lavinia Hansraj, Aarti Razdan, Hamsika Iyyer, Merlin D’Souza, Reshma Merchant, Aashiana Dhillon, Mamta Raja, Hanif Hilal, Suresh Thomas, Saidah Jules, Munisha Khatwani, Alicia Raut, unveiling her festive collection.

Talking about her festive collection she mentions, “This festive collection is inspired by nature…a serene blend of fresh colors complementing some unusual Indian silhouettes. I have worked especially on my collection blending the outfits with stunning Swarovski accessories including stylised belts & evening clutches.”

This festive season Amy experiments with colors talking about which she mentions, “You will see more of contemporary saris in a bright color palette of fresh line greens to various tones of pinks & reds. I wanted to give a fresh breath of air to the designs and the theme of the collection is floral.”

Amy Billimoria is surely the next big thing. What next Amy?

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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