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A Visual Treat of Creatively Crafted & Beautiful Timeless Jewellery by Tibarumal Jewels!

Contemporary Indian Jewellery Showcase by Tibarumal Jewel attended by B- townies, At sprawling suburban 5 Star JW Marriott from 10th March- 12th March

Tibarumal’s A Ram Bharos & Pankaj Gupta Group founded by Pankaj Gupta & Shobha Gupta, over a century, is well known and trusted brand Indian traditional and contemporary jewellery besides international collections. Tibarumals as a brand, over the years has contributed expressive and creative jewellery to the connoisseurs’ jewellery in India and abroad as well.

The exquisite jewellery showcase began today morning with the crème de la crème crowd visiting the exhibition; Neeta Lulla, Sunita Kapoor, Pragati Mehra, Pratyusha Banerjee praised the sleekness of the jewellery and Rashaana Shah, Kavitta Verma & Amy Billimoria loved the designs.

Pankaj Gupta & Shobha Gupta (Founders of Tibarumals Jewels) have carved a niche for itself and is one of the very few select jewellers in India, having a team of its own traditional and best jewel smiths running through generations.

Their customized designs are hand crafted with exquisite form and delicate details. The products, one-of-a-kind jewellery with outstanding quality and skilled artistry, are remarkable.

Very high end, exclusive, designer and contemporary gem stones, diamonds and pearls and antique jewellery, hand crafted by traditional artisans of Hyderabad.

The exhibition lasts till 12th March. Something the women should not miss out on!

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Workshop on election expenditure monitoring and
Auditing and Accounts of Political Parties

· A workshop on “Election Expenditure Monitoring and Auditing and Accounts of Political Parties” was organised by Election Commission of India (ECI) on March 10, 2014.

·The above workshop was attended by representatives of ICAI, officials of ECI and Auditors of some of the Political Parties.

· A Presentation on “Guidance Note on Accounting and Auditing of Political Parties” was made by ICAI at the workshop which recommends:

Guidance note recommends that accrual basis of the accounting to be followed by the political parties in the preparation of their financial statements.
Guidance provide guidance that Accounting Standards issued by the ICAI to be followed to the extant relevant in preparation of financial statements by the Political Parties.
It recommends that General Purpose in Financial Statements of a political party should comprise of balance sheet, income and expenditure account, cash flow statement and notes forming part of financial statements.

· At the workshop “draft guidelines on transparency and accountability in party funds and election expenditure matter” were discussed.

· Some of the proposals from the aforesaid guidelines are as mentioned below:

Political Parties to follow the “Guidance Note on Accounting and Auditing of Political Parties” issued by the ICAI, in preparation of their financial statements.
Political Parties would be required to submit the commission a copy of audited annual accounts with the auditors report for each financial year before October 30 of each year.

· It was also informed at the workshop that Statement of Expenditure on Legislature Assembly (MP & MLA election) is to be certified by the Chartered Accountants (from now onwards).

· Financial Statements of political parties for the year 2013-14 are expected to be more qualitative.

In this regard CA.K.Raghu , President ICAI said”This endeavour of the ECI and ICAI will go a long way in establishing sound accounting principles for the Political Parties. This will ensure transparency & accountability in party funds and election expenditure.”

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COMPLAN – AMITABH BACHCHAN’S SECRET OF STRENGTH

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan who continues to dominate the Indian film industry since the last four decades credits his career and his longevity to his love for his work and the strength to keep going.

To assert the importance of the right supplements to be strong and continue enjoying ones work, Mr. Bachchan has tied up with one of India’s Iconic FMCG brands, Complan, that has 34 Vital Nutrients and 1 Kg Pack has the power of more than 5 litres of milk. One of the most reputable and credible endorsers in the country, Mr. Bachchan has joined hands with FMCG Major Heinz India, to celebrate Complan’s 50th Anniversary which is being commemorated with the launch of the new-look packaging and new messaging “Taakat Ka Naya Plan – Naya Complan”.

Commenting on his support for Complan consumed since generations, Mr. Bachchan said: “I feel very privileged to be a part of this innovative and thought-provoking brand campaign. I am looking forward to taking this professional journey with the team at Complan, and I am excited to see the response we will get from audiences to the new commercial and brand messaging for Complan.”

Mr. Bachchan has also been seen in the new commercial for Complan where he sports the look of a fictional character called ‘Taakat Ka Bhoot’ which he has been particularly excited about. Mr. Bachchan premiers a new avatar of a Bhooth and will be seen in a white robe with flowing white locks. The new character provide the consumers with a unique and lasting impression of the iconic Mr Bachchan.

Speaking about Mr. Bachchan, Mrs. Seema Modi – Managing Director, Heinz India Pvt Ltd said “Celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year, Complan has signed Mr. Bachchan as one of the three celebrity brand ambassadors to unveil its new packaging and branding. It was an unanimous choice by our consumers. He is a living legend, evokes a lot of trust and embodies strength.

Mr. Bachchan will bring immense credibility and memorability to Complan and the ‘Taakat ka Naya Plan – Naya Complan’ brand message. We are absolutely confident that his association would only further enhance the brand’s equity and help us appeal to a wider audience.”

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Vikram Bawa to talk ‘Fashion Films’ at LIFW 2014

Mumbai, 10th March, 2014: Ace photographer Vikram Bawa will be showcasing a special film on 12th March, Day 1 of the biggest annual fashion week of India, Lakme India Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. The fashion film, shot by Vikram with Queenie Singh as the model, for her jewellery brand ‘Jewels by Queenie’, will be the latest in the line of glamorously unique videos created by Vikram.

Vikram Bawa says, “I firmly believe that fashion films are an impressive art form in themselves. I am one of the few lensmen in India aggressively pushing this form of expression, and I am happy that it is gaining momentum.”

Chaired by Anaita Shroff, Fashion Director of Vogue, and renowned jewellery designer Queenie Singh, the event will have Vikram talking about his special film, along with few more, of his own and others, which will also be showcased. The event will be aimed at creating awareness about Fashion films as a lesser explored expression of creativity, a hidden gem.

Specializing in advertising and fashion photography, one of Vikram’s earlier films had been nominated for the Phalke award at the Dada Saheb Phalke film festival 2012. In fact, he has even been named among the Best Advertising photographers worldwide by the esteemed international publication, Lurzer’s Archive (2010-2011).

Jewellery designer, Queenie, celebrated a decade of her brand ‘Jewels by Queenie’, last year. Anaita Shroff, who dons many hats, is also a fashion stylist and costume designer for Bollywood films. Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 is scheduled to be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai from 12th-16th March, 2014.

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Shah Rukh Khan Clears His Calendar To Attend ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ Trailer And Music Launch in Chennai!

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who had paid a tribute to South megastar Thalaiva Rajinikanth in the foot-tapping ‘Lungi Dance’ number in ‘Chennai Express’, will be flying to Chennai to attend the trailer and music launch of Rajinikanth’s upcoming magnum opus ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ on March 9.

The actor will take a private charter and fly down to Chennai on Sunday morning – where he will join Deepika Padukone,A R Rahman and other dignitaries from across the country as they will attend the Tamil launch of magnum opus Kochadaiiyaan directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin.

Says a source, “SRK has always been a huge fan of Mr. Rajinikanth’s work and even during the Global Awards, that was attended by Mr.Bachchan, A R Rahman and Rajinikanth himself, Shah Rukh was constantly raving about ‘Robot’ to the other dignitaries. When he heard about the launch, he immediately cleared his calendar despite having a hectic schedule and instructed his staff to arrange a private charter so that he could be present at the event in support of Thalaiva’s immortalization on celluloid.”

Confirming the news says director Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin, “Yes we are delighted that Shah Rukh Khan will be present on the occasion.He has always voiced his staunch support towards all of Mr.Rajinikanth’s work and has gone out of his way to be part of the launch”.

For the music and trailer launch, the makers have left no stone unturned to ensure that the event will be an extravagant affair-with throne-like chairs on the stage for the celebs and 8 feet images of Rajinikanth at various places inside the venue. Not only this, the makers of the film have also decided to send the invites of the event to guests in a special 3D format! A source confirmed the news and said that the invite will be a one-fold invite, with an imposing 3D image of Rajinikanth in his Kochadaiiyaan avatar.

Directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin, ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, which is being hailed as India’s answer to James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ has achieved a major international feat as it combines the technical prowess of partners based in both the East and West including London – UK, Los Angeles – USA, South India and from China, making the film a truly international venture. Apart from this, the music of the film has been composed by Oscar winner Rahman whereas the sound recording has been done by Resul Pookutty, another Oscar winner, which has made this event one of the most anticipated event this year.

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra Convinces Ayesha Khanna’s Parents To Allow ‘Dishkiyaaoon’ Intimate Scene

Shilpa Shetty Kundra who turns producer with action-thriller ‘Dishkiyaaoon’, recently proved that when it comes to crisis management, she is the go-to person on the film sets.

Sources claim that Shilpa flew to Delhi when she got to know that the parents of ‘Dishkiyaaoon’ actress Ayesha Khanna were reluctant to allow her to shoot for an intimate scene with her co-star Harman Baweja. After meeting the parents, Shilpa put their fears to rest and finally persuaded them to give their permission for the scene. Confirming the news, Shilpa said, “I could understand the apprehensions of the parents as this is Ayesha’s first film and so, I decided to meet her parents and have a chat with them about this.”

On her part, Ayesha Khanna said, “I am quite grateful to Shilpa ma’m for stepping in on my behalf and convincing my parents to let me shoot for the scenes.”

The newest girl to be discovered from the YRF clan is Dishkiyaaoon’s Ayesha Khanna.Having worked as a stylist on Band Baaja Baarat and Ladies v/s Ricky Bhel , Ayesha was discovered by producer Shilpa Shetty Kundra who encouraged her to audition for her home production.

Ayesha who met with the makers as the stylist of the film had everyone floored when she auditioned for 2 scenes after much coaxing – Ever since there was no looking back and she dove head on into preparing for the film with diction classes with Vidhu (who has also worked with Katrina Kaif),acting lessons with Abhishek Pandey and workshops with the film’s director Sanamjit Talwar.

Eros International and ESM’s Dishkiyaaoon directed by Sanamjit Talwar starring Harman Baweja, Sunny Deol and Ayesha Khanna is scheduled to release on March 28 2014.

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Parvin Dabas plays a loud yesteryear’s director in RAGINI MMS-2.

Parvin Dabas essays a brief role in the forthcoming ‘Ragini MMS-2’.

His character [Rocks] is rumoured to be based on a popular Bollywood film-maker of the yesteryears. He plays a director, who visits the haunted house to shoot a film being made on the life of Ragini. Sunny Leone plays herself, an actress.

Dabas will be seen as an over-the-top director, over-friendly with his heroine, and at a crucial phase in his career, where this film could be a make or break for him.

‘Ragini MMS-2’ releases on March 21.

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Jackky Bhagnani Runs For Women Empowerment

Actor Jackky Bhagnani, who will be next seen playing a young Prime Minister in ‘Youngistaan’, recently participated in a marathon aimed at supporting empowerment of women and handicapped children.

The marathon event, which was organized by Jan Seva foundation in association with the Thadomal Shahani Engineering College was conducted on Sunday morning from Bandstand to the college. Jackky, who also ran in the marathon along with the participants, was accompanied by his ‘Youngistaan’ co-star Neha Sharma. A source close to the actor said, “Jackky is quite enthusiastic about causes aimed at women and children and so when he was told about the marathon, he readily agreed to be a part of the event.”

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‘Gravity’ takes over Kangana Ranaut on the sets of ‘Queen’

The recently released epic movie ‘Queen’ has shared yet another, uproarious, behind-the-scenes video for its fans. Watch ‘Gravity’ take over on the sets of ‘Queen’, leaving you in splits, here: http://bit.ly/FlyingKickOfRani

A prankster, Bobby, plus a Bakri, Kangana Ranaut, join hands to prove that gravity exists, in the middle of a road, in Paris. It was on that one fateful day, that Kangana’s ego was challenged by none other than the prankster Bobby, on the sets of ‘Queen’. An Innocent Kangana, whose inner Kaya from Krrish was provoked, attempted to show Bobby her gravity defying, flying kicks. But gravity, it seems, was outraged by Kangana’s rebellious kicks and decided to take over. What happened next, is history, and a rather funny one.

The cast and crew of Queen have had their hilarious, hungry, and hectic moments during the shoot. Capturing one such moment is the video ‘Gravity’. This is one video that is sure to make you end up playing it on a loop.

About ‘Queen’:

‘Queen’ is about Rani, a shy, simple girl from Rajauri, played by Kangana Ranaut, who has been dumped at the altar by her fiancé. However, she decides to go on her honeymoon, all alone. The movie is about her meeting new friends in an entirely new place, and having the time of her life. Queen also stars Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao in pivotal roles. Presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, ‘Queen’ is a Phantom Production. The Kangana Ranaut starrer is directed by Vikas Bahl, and produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Vikramaditya Motwane & Anurag Kashyap. Queen is scheduled for release on March 7, 2014.

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J&K girl Purnima Behl is North Indian Teen Queen

Jammu & Kashmir-born, 21-year-old model and aspiring actress Purnima Behl was selected the North Indian Teen Queen at an event held at Shimla in the state of Himachal Pradesh last week. India Teen Queen is a talent contest open to Indian youth between the age group of 18 to 21 with the aim of promoting talent amongst youngsters. 22 finalists from different parts of North India, vied for the crown which Purnima Behl bagged easily with her crisp answers and a crispier kathak dance performance.

After completing her graduation, Purnima Behl briefly worked with the Concepts Group in Dubai, UAE – an event company that manages events and exhibitions throughout the world. She has been modeling and participating in events and pageants since she was 16. She came back to India to pursue a career in acting and has now made Mumbai her home. Her work experience over the last 4 years includes Concepts LLC (Events & Exhibitions), Y S Events (Events), Liebe Magazine cover shoot, editorial features and shoots for magazines and publications like Woman’s Era, Meri Saheli, Vinita, New Woman, Grih Prabha, Femina Girl, and many others. She has participated in events like the BMW Launch in India, and worked on small projects with PJ Films Pvt Ltd, Ayushi Films Pvt Ltd and Om Bajaj Productions.

Well-trained in dance styles like hip hop, bollywood, Indian Classical Dance (Kathak) her hobbies include painting, modeling, travelling, listening to music, photography and writing poems. She has done a professional actors course from the Stella Adler Acting Studio in Mumbai and trained for 5 years in classical kathak at the S P Academy in Jammu.

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‘Bewkoofiyan’ on Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali

The upcoming episode of Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali will see the beautiful actress Sonam Kapoor and the talented Ayushman Khurana making an appearance on the show to promote their upcoming flick ‘Bewakoofiyan’. The duo will be seen having a gala time with the comedians. Furthermore, Ayushma Khurana will amaze everyone when he will be seen shaking a leg with Bharti and Krushna. Later, Sonam and Ayushman too will also shake a leg on the tunes of their upcoming movie.

Watch Sonam Kapoor and Ayushman Khurana on Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali this Sunday, 16th March 2014 at 10:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television
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Chandigarh, 10th March 2014: Starting 10th March, Punjab will wake up to 92.7 BIG FM, as the much loved radio station launches an early morning devotional show. Offering listeners a spiritual start to their day, the station presents ‘Roshan Saver’ – a recital of devotional melodies from the Guru Granth Sahib every morning at 6am!

With yet another exciting offering, India’s No.1 FM network spices up the early morning slot of the Punjab station. Based on ‘Gurbani’, listeners will get to enjoy devotional melodies on ‘Roshan Saver’ from 6am to 7am along with teachings from the Holy Guru Grant Sahib. Additionally, religious experts from Nada Sahib Gurudwara will educate listeners with teachings from the holy book, its interpretation and applicability to daily life. The show runs across all the stations of 92.7 BIG FM in Punjab including Chandigarh, Patiala, Amritsar and Jalandhar.

~ Tune-in to Roshan Saver, everyday at 6am only on 92.7 BIG FM! ~

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Aditya Roy Kapoor wants to visit Karim’s in Delhi

After creating a lot of buzz playing the romantic singer, Aditya Roy Kapur aka Haider will be seen playing a Khandani Bawarchi in his upcoming movie Dawat-E-Ishq.

Aditya Roy Kapur has been shooting for the film in Lucknow for which he has even gone through a look change maintaining a horseshoe mustache and buzz cut.

The actor was spotted chopping vegetables on the sets only to reveal that he will be playing a chef in the film. In the film he owns an eatery called Haidri Kabab,

The eatery is a generation old family legacy which was built in 1890 and Aditya is seen taking forward the same.

His character is loosely based on Delhi’s most famous food joint Karim’s which has been around since ages.

While script narrations Kareem’s often used to crop up and they food there was animatedly discussed.

Aditya who is a big foodie and is looking forward to visit Karim’s in Delhi.

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Shane Watson to lead Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2014

Rahul Dravid to be Mentor, guide cricket strategy and talent development initiatives

MUMBAI, 10th March 2014: Rajasthan Royals today announced Shane Watson as the captain for the upcoming Pepsi Indian Premier League 2014. Shane Watson has been with the Royals since the inaugural season in 2008 and contributed to the team at all levels. Rahul Dravid, who retired from all forms of cricket in 2013, will be involved in all aspects of cricket strategy – mentoring the team and guide youth and talent development initiatives for the franchise.

Watson’s strong performances helped Rajasthan Royals win the inaugural IPL in 2008, while playing under the inspiring leadership of Shane Warne. The young Australian displayed his all-round skills and match-winning performances in crucial ties, and eventually was adjudged the Player-of-the-Tournament.

The Queensland-based all-rounder continued to play an integral part of the franchise in subsequent editions, and in 2012, he played under another legendary player and former India skipper Rahul Dravid. In Pepsi IPL 2013, Watson scored his first century in IPL and Twenty20, playing against Chennai Super Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium. His strong performances continued and subsequently took the team to the Play-Offs that year, with Watson winning his second Player-of-the-Tournament award.

Rahul Dravid, the former captain of Rajasthan Royals, said: “I would like to congratulate Shane Watson on his appointment as the Captain of the Royals. He is not only one of the world’s best all-rounders, but a leader par excellence. Watson has been with the team since the first season and is familiar with the players and the staff. The Royals Squad is a bunch of extremely energetic and talented players who know their roles perfectly well and I am sure they will thrive under Watson’s inspiring leadership.”

Shane Watson, the newly appointed captain, said: “I am honoured to lead the Rajasthan Royals, an extraordinary team which has always given me amazing opportunities. Shane Warne and Rahul Dravid had a lot of faith in me while they were captains and gave me opportunities that helped improve my cricket. I hope to live up to the confidence shown in me by the franchise and give our fans an exciting season of cricket. I would like to thank our fans for showing trust in me through their votes on the digital medium. The Royals are one big family and I feel very privileged to be a part of such a special franchise.”

“My aim will be to continue playing our best cricket and maintain the winning momentum. We all want to repeat the 2008 IPL success and last season, we were quite close to that. I am confident that we can do it again,” Watson added.

Raghu Iyer, CEO, Rajasthan Royals, said: “We are delighted to announce Watson as Captain. He epitomises all the values of the Royals franchise with his true grit and never-say-die attitude. His skills and experience will surely help the team build on the superb performance last season. His presence in the team will also help young players like Sanju Samson, Unmukt Chand, James Faulkner, Steve Smith and Tim Southee.” He added, “We’d also like to thank our fans who have supported us unstintingly and came out strongly on the digital medium in favour of Watto as Captain for the upcoming seasons! We are confident all Royals fans will get behind Watson and the team and drive us to perform our best on the field.”

The 32-year-old Aussie was bestowed with the 2010 Allan Border Medal and again in 2011 by Cricket Australia, becoming the second player, after Ricky Ponting, to win back-to back Allan Border Medals. Shane Watson was declared Player-of-the-Tournament in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 for scoring a total of 249 with an average of 49.80, while taking 11 wickets with the ball. Since he joined Rajasthan Royals, Watson has been the team’s best all-rounder, notching 1,785 runs in 55 matches, scoring one century and 11 half-centuries at a strike rate of 145.59. In bowling, he claimed 48 wickets with a best figure of 3/10.

Watto, as he is popularly known, will be using six years of experience with the Royals to be the driving force of the team and help deliver wonderful performances for the team’s fans and supporters.

For the Pepsi IPL 2014 season, Rajasthan Royals retained their star performer Watto, who is very popular among Rajasthan fans, before the fresh auction, along with Ajinkya Rahane, James Faulkner, Stuart Binny and Sanju Samson.

About Rajasthan Royals

Epitomising the elegance, style, valour and royalty of the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, Rajasthan Royals is a Jaipur based Indian Premier League team loved by fans across the world. A winner of the inaugural IPL in 2008, the team is governed by indomitable qualities of strength, fighting prowess and courage in the face of tough opposition.

The Royals have been consistent on the field with honours in 2008 and 2013 led by legends of cricket and great captains, Shane Warne and Rahul Dravid, respectively. 2013 was a remarkable year for Rajasthan Royals as the team played outstandingly well to reach the IPL playoffs. Earning a chance to play in the prestigious Champions League T20, Royals went on to reach the finals of the world famous tournament.

The royal blue and gold emblem of Rajasthan Royals reflects the rich history of the region and their promising future. The team’s anthem ‘Halla Bol’ and mascot ‘Moochu Singh’ capture the energy, enthusiasm and never-say-die attitude of the team.

Ever since its inception, the Royals brand has been at the forefront in terms of nurturing and promoting new talent in India. With a major presence on social media platforms, Royals offer fans a unique digital experience taking them to the heart of all the action. While the team’s YouTube channel happens to be the most watched amongst all IPL teams, the Facebook page and Twitter handle enjoy a growing number of supporters and followers. The official website based fan zone gives fans the freedom to express themselves through content, videos, images, forums or polls, all driven by the fans themselves. These aspects have made Rajasthan Royals the most loved team and enabled to it emerge as the first global sporting brand from India.

For the latest photos, videos and updates please visit us at:

http://www.rajasthanroyals.com | http://www.youtube.com/RajasthanRoyals

http://twitter.com/rajasthanroyals | https://www.facebook.com/RajasthanRoyals

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Akshay Kumar’s Action in Holiday

Akshay Kumar is known for his action scenes.
A source says that for Akshay Kumar;s next film which is Vipul Shah’s Holiday the duo got in touch with Mark Graziano and Kristen Egan fom Steven Spielberg’s office they recommended a few stunt coordinators out of which Greg Powell was finalized. Greg along with his team started working on it. According to the brief he shot a rehearsal video with his team which was later sent to Akshay and Vipul. Once they came to India they rehearsed the action scenes with Akshay Kumar for almost a month.Greg along with his team even supervised the equipments n cables which were got for safety reasons.

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Shaadi Ke Side Effects Makes 2 Million plus Overseas In 5 Days!

Balaji Motion Pictures and Pritish Nandy Communications film ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’, which stars Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan, has created ripples not only at the Indian box office but also in the overseas market.

A source said, “Shaadi Ke Side Effects has really done well in the overseas market and after crossing 2 million in just 5 days, it is predicted that the film will make much more in the coming few days!”

The trade source also added that the film has done better than Farhan Akhtar’s last film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, the biopic on Indian athlete Milkha Singh, which was anyways a major blockbuster.

Says Alpana Mishra, CEO at Balaji – We were very buoyant on the overseas performance of the film from word go as the content would resonate with the audience in North America etc. These numbers have more than justified our conviction! And its performing across the World not just in select pockets. We are extremely thrilled and are Overseas Partners Eros are equally delighted with this result. Looking for much more over the coming weekend and days ahead.

The film, which also starred Ram Kapoor, Vir Das and Purab Kohli, revolved around hilarious situations that arise post parenthood and Chaudhary says that after watching the film, many of his married friends called him up to praise him for truthfully portraying marital life.

Apart from the story, the music of the film too contributed to the film’s success with songs like ‘Harry is not a bramhachari’ and ‘Vyah karke pachtaya’, which are being hailed as chart-busters.

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Costume designer Pia Benegal, designs costumes for Samvidhaan

TV series directed by Shyam Benegal talks about the Making of the Constitution of India

Mumbai : March, 2014 : Pia Benegal, well known Costume Designer, has designed costumes for Samvidhaan, a 10 part TV series directed by Shyam Benegal. She has been working painstakingly on the costumes for Samvidhaan since the series was first mooted.

India has a remarkable democratic constitution that takes into account not only the large number of languages and dialects but also the variety of ethnic groups that are part of our country. A diversity unequalled in any other nation of the world.

Samvidhaan, discussion, drafting and framing took 2 years 11 months and 17 days by 294 members of the Constituent Assembly tells the exciting and dramatic story of the making of our constitution through debate. 155 members participated widely in the debates and made submissions.

Pia Benegal designed and created authentic costumes of the period ranging from dhotis, kurtas, waistcoats, sherwanis, double breasted suits, South Indian long coats, saris, a variety of headgear etc.

Pia says her brief was to design the costumes that were specific to the period when the constitution was created. “I was asked to work on Samvidhaan as the Costume Designer and recreate costumes for each character as realistically as possible. My tailors worked tirelessly on this project. Looking for specific accessories was a painstaking yet exciting exercise. Gradually I saw all my characters come alive. Each one of them began to look more and more like the original people whom we know as the members of our Constituent Assembly.”

Pia’s first film was ‘Antarnaad’. This experience took her to NIFT, New Delhi, where she studied and did a diploma in fashion design. And soon projects followed – ‘Mammo’, ‘Sardari Begum’, ‘Making of the Mahatma’, ‘Zubeidaa’ to mention a few with her father, and filmmakers like Mani Ratnam),(‘Dil Se’ ) Govind Nihalani (‘Drohkaal’ ), Dev Benegal (‘An English August’ ) , and Kaizad Gustad (‘Bombay Boys’ ). Currently, Pia is working as the costume designer for the TV series ‘Siyaasat’ directed by Siddharth Anand Kumar. She was nominated for Best Costumes at the BAFTA awards in London (2008) for her work in ‘Last Days of the Raj’ (dir Carl Hindmarch).

Samvidhaan is showing on Rajya Sabha TV from March 2, 2014 every Sunday, at 10am and 10pm

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Indumati’s Moment of Happiness at ‘SAB Ki Filmy Holi’

Sucheta Khanna aka Indumati from SAB TV’s ‘Lapataganj – Ek Baar Phir’ was a part of a dance performance with the other SAB TV actors for ‘SAB Ki Filmy Holi’. During the act there was a shower of colours on the stage which covered all the dancers in different shades. After the performance, Sucheta decided to quickly freshen up and get into another dress to look prim & proper. When she went to the vanity van for a change of dress, the other SAB TV actors got together and hatched a plan to shower her with colours once again! The moment she stepped out of the trailer a range of colours were showered on her clean dress by all the actors. Sucheta too got in the fray and showered all the others with the same set of colors. An impromptu celebration of Holi happened out of the blue outside the van.

Sucheta said, “It was hilarious. We all were busy enjoying each other’s performances and I was eager to get back after my performance to join the others. I had no idea that these people are waiting for me to come out of the van and douse me with colour again. I truly enjoyed the colour session which followed after their prank. I showered every one of them with colours as well!”

All we can say is that SAB TV actors sure know how to spread the colours of happiness around them!

Tune into SAB Ki Filmy Holi on 17th March’ 14 at 9 pm only on SAB TV!

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Steamy kissing scenes have become a very common part of films. This time around, Sonam Kapoor who has been seen playing some very interesting roles in her previous films, for the first time will be seen kissing on screen.

Sonam Kapoor will be seen sharing a kiss with Ayushmann Khuranna in her upcoming film Bewakofiyaan. The two who share a relationship on screen will be seen kissing each other in a few scenes. This will Sonam’s first onscreen kiss.

But what no one knows is that Sonam has kissed twice in her previous film which have been cut from the final edit of the film.

Spokesperson confirms the news and adds, “For some reason Sonam’s kissing scenes have been deleted from her previous films. This is her first kiss which will be seen onscreen.”

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Saturday, 8th March 2014: GUNDAY took a flying start on Valentine’s Day and has continued its record-breaking run to become the highest grossing Hindi Film Ever in February, setting a new box-office record for the month.

The breakdown of Net Box Office Collections is as follows:

1st Week

INR 63.08 Cr

2nd Week

INR 13.04 Cr

3rd Week

INR 2.30 Cr

Total NBOC

INR 78.42 Cr

Released in India on Valentine’s Day the film exploded on 2800 Screens setting the Valentine’s Day & February Weekend Record.

GUNDAY, an ode to the cinema many have grown up with, The Sensational Seventies, is based in Calcutta during its most unsettled times in the ‘70’s, the film deals with the inseparable life of Bikram and Bala. The story of 2 boys, boys who became refugees!

Refugees who became gun couriers… Gun Couriers who became coal bandits and coal bandits who became Calcutta’s most loved, most celebrated, most reckless, most fearless, most powerful!

A story of two happy-go-lucky renegades who came to be known as… GUNDAY!

GUNDAY SETS FEBRUARY BOX-OFFICE RECORD IN INDIA

RANVEER SINGH ARJUN KAPOOR PRIYANKA CHOPRA IRFFAN

Director: ALI ABBAS ZAFAR Producer: ADITYA CHOPRA

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In RAGINI MMS-2, Sunny Leone plays a sensational star who visits a haunted house to shoot a film on the life of Ragini.

In one of the scenes she fakes/simulates a prolonged orgasm with feeling when her male co-star derides adult actresses for believing that acting was only about ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’.

Needless to add, the film unit is dumbfounded and left moaning for more !
The film releases on March 21

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Funville debuts in Mumbai, a fun destination for children and young teens

Mumbai, March, 2013: In a city, where building play areas routinely give way to car parks, does not prove to be a great place to bring up kids. The backdrop of this seething metropolis doesn’t lend itself to the kind of memories that should ideally make up a childhood. Funville, the newest and coolest fun destination proves to be a boon for children and young teens in South Mumbai. About 3000 sq ft of space is dedicated to Toddler Area (6 months to 3 years) for mental and physical development of a child, Junior Area (3 years to 10 years) provides a safe and secure place to slide, run, climb, jump and enjoy. Funville also has a Gaming Zone with Xbox and Table sports area with Air Hockey and Foosball for teens.

Funville offers a wide variety of snacks in its Cafe and a huge collection of Books and Magazines in its Library Corner for parents who can relax while their children play in a safe and fun environment. Funville aims to fill a void for the kids residing in the neighbouring areas. It’s an amazing place to go spend time with your children at any hour of the day.

The owners Mrs Hina and Anees Jumani, themselves being parents of two young kids have taken upon themselves to present a clean, hygienic and child friendly premise. An indoor play area of this stature was much needed in the surrounding.

According to Hina Jumani, Founder, Funville, “We are sure the children will be enthusiastic to enjoy learning and encourage active participation in all the activities that will be conducted. Parents will enjoy watching their child learning new skills with fun and games at Funville”.

Funville also aims to conduct workshops for children and moms to learn new interesting skills at the various workshops at the, parents can enjoy their leisure time by reading books and magazines while sipping a cup of coffee. The Daddy’s can also engage in playing some table sports. For the internet savvy parents, Funville provides free Wi-Fi at the premises. Celebrations are sure to be remembered for a lifetime with birthday parties at Funville, in a fun and clean way.

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This women’s day Tibarumals Jewelry brand brings you exquisite jewelry exhibition.

Tibarumals, over a century, is well known and trusted brand Indian traditional and contemporary jewelry besides international collections. Tibarumals as a brand, over the years has contributed expressive and creative jewelry to the connoisseurs jewelry in India and abroad as well.

Tibarumals have carved a niche for itself and is one of the very few select jewelers in India, having a team of its own traditional and best jewel smiths running through generations.

Their customized designs are hand crafted with exquisite form and delicate details. The products remarkable, one-of-a-kind jewelry with outstanding quality and skilled artistry.

Product Profile: Very high end, exclusive, designer and contemporary gem stones, diamonds and pearls and antique jewelry, hand crafted by traditional artisans of Hyderabad.

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Muhurat of Film “CHAKKAR CD KA” BY MP SHRI LALUBHAI PATEL

Muhurat of Comedy Thriller Hindi Film“CHAKKAR CD KA”, took place in Merasol Lake Resort in Daman on 9th March 2014, clap was given by chief guest Shri Lalubhai Patel sitting MP of Daman, on this occasion Shri Lalubhai expressed good luck to entire team and assured them of full support during shooting of the film in Daman. Other guests present there were Shri Gopal K Tandel MD of Merasol Lake Resort, Shri Amrit Bhai Patel (Sarpanch of Kochi Gaon Daman), Shri Manga Singh Bakshi (Chairman of Mumbai Hockey Association) and many other renowned personalities of Daman. A one month schedule of film is started in Daman.

Film “CHAKKAR CD KA” is being Produced by Vidhi Asra Motion Pictures Pvt. Ltd., Co-producer are Mirasol Lake Resort, Shilpa Sojitra & Nazia Siddiqui, Director is Sameer A. Siddiqui, Screenplay Dialogue by Sarfaraz Ahmed, Cinematography by Mohsin Khan, Editing by Shahnawaz Ali, Music by Din Mohammed, Project Director is Shahid Anwar, Executive Producer is Anil Kabra, Lyrics are by Arafat Mehmood, Birbal Khosla & Tabassum, song will be Choreographed by Jai Prakash Malhotra & Art Director is Sunil Singh

Film stars Manoj Joshi, Zakir Hussain, Abhhay Bhaargava, Ahsaan Qureshi, Nishad Vaidya, Muzahid Ali Khan, Rishank Tiwari & Ashmita Bakshi. Film “Chakkar CD Ka” is a story of four friends who after graduation shifted in another city. There they struggled saw many ups and downs. They tried their best to achieve their goal but could not achieve success. One day they got a CD of some high profile persons. They started to black mail them for big money but got trapped in a problem. Unfortunately they realized that they should not be involved in such a racket.

The songs are already recorded and sung by Javed Ali, Raja Hasan, Vinod Rathod, Sharib Sabri , Shahid Malya, Aishwaria Nigam and Birbal Khosla.

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Actress model Madhu Sneha judges NMIMS Euphoria’s fashion show ‘Oomph!!!’

Urges students to get inspired by Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan’s success saga

Actress, model, DJ, Pantaloons Femina Miss Fashionista 2012 and Kingfisher Calendar finalist Madhu Sneha judged Oomph!!!, the fashion show at management institution NMIMS’ annual fest ‘Euphoria 2014’ and urged students to get inspired by Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan’s success saga. Madhu Sneha, who will soon be seen walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week, announced SNDT (Juhu) College as the winner of the Euphoria 2014 Fashion Show from amongst participating management institutions including close runners up Welingkar’s and hosts NMIMS amongst others.

A great and unabashed fan of Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, the multi-facetted Madhu Sneha, who just participated in a Theatre Lab workshop by Neeraj Kabi (‘Ship of Thesus’ fame), encouraged the students from different institutions to get inspired by the indefatigable Shah Rukh Khan and his quest for super success. “Congratulations to SNDT students for being first amongst equals. The electrifying atmosphere and high octane energy at NMIMS Euphoria Oomph!!! takes me back to the crazy and pure energy that I used to have during my college days. I would always ask the male model to be Shah Rukh Khan while I would play the part of Madhuri Dixit or Juhi Chawla or Kajol. Not being conscious of any limitations or negativity is what has brought me so far all the way from Kolkata to Mumbai. Looking back, I am happy that I have been able to transform my ambition, audacity and admiration for successful personalities into a success story of my own. I loved attending Oomph fashion show as the show and the students were very ‘filmi’. I encourage them to seek inspiration from the success saga of Shah Rukh Khan who believed in himself and reached the pinnacle of stardom.”

The Tyra Banks of India, Madhu Sneha, who is an anchor on Food Food channel, was also on the jury of Sydenham College’s Simsree annual fest Simerations 2013 along with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s favourite choreographer Mudassar Khan (Dabangg, Bodyguard, Bol Bachchan and Boss amongst others) and Dancing Curve’s Itika and Raunak. Model, actor Madhu Sneha Upadhyay is a young cooking enthusiast who steals time between shoots to experiment with cooking. Young, tech savvy, well travelled with a high food quotient, she in every way represents the new generation of home cooks, with less time on their hands and yet the will to never settle for the ordinary especially when it comes to their culinary palate. She also did the Renault Duster ad recently.

This mesmerizing model was born in Howrah (near Kolkata) and was a studious conservative middle class family geek till she participated in the Bhawanipur College Fest and her entire life changed! The scintillating Sneha Upadhyay is the first runner up of the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012 hunt in association with NDTV Good Times and chosen in the Top 3 after a long hunt for a talent race among contestants from all across India. The girl, who had not even worn track pants is now scorching the ramps across India with what ace lensman Atul Kasbekar calls is the ‘perfect body’. And renowned Bollywood designer Manish Malhotra chose only this Kolkata girl for his shows. The diva now aims to model her career a la Trya Banks and wants to replicate the global icon’s success in India.

Sneha started off with an audition as a ‘Cat Woman’ and the model with ‘Rhythm in her Body’ had leading fashion choreographers drooling over the Indian equivalent of Hollywood star Halle Berry! In fact, Sushma Puri from Elite Model Managemetn chased her all the way upto the Kolkata Fashion week in order to sign her on. And ace designer Nandita Thirani chose her as the lucky opening mascot for showcasing her Lakme Fashion Week collections. And then followed a string of fashion designer fans including Manish Malhotra (he only chose Sneha from Kolkata she closed for him in the Kolkata Fashion Week), Jaya Misra and Shantanu-Nikhil amongst others.

An ambitious young fresh face, Sneha quit her marketing job in the fast-paced city of Mumbai to change her career course to the glamorous world of fashion. A true believer in herself, Sneha swears that soon the world will know and believe in her! She is the most confident about “Myself as a whole” and her asset is her “confidence that has got her quite a lot at a young age. She reads quite a lot and is a linguist with English (literature graduate with honours), Hindi, Urdu and Bengali. And she claims that she is a born dancer. She has dabbled in copywriting and thinks of writing scripts during her leisure time. She has also tutored the contestants of the Indian Princess contest organized by the Mumbai-based Atharva Group. She enjoyed the task of grooming and tutoring young raw contestants and elevating their self-esteem, self-confidence and self-belief.

As in sync with her Kolkata mindset, Sneha dreams of doing meaningful globally crossover films in the mould of actress such as Aparna Sen, Smita Patil and Madhuri Dixit amongst others. And Sneha Upadhyay is very clear that she is here to be and carve a niche for herself while leaving her footprints in the sands of time. ..

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DIR SHYAM RAMSAY INTERVIEW:-

“HORROR, however modern, should be Indian at heart”, says director Shyam Ramsay.

Film maker Shyam Ramsay, believes that the spurt of horror films based in cities are a sign of changing times, but the success lies in its execution of a story.

For decades, Indian horror film was often equated with purani havelis, chudails or possessions triggered in isolated places. Its only the in the past one decade that the horror elements have been brought to the city. Ram Gopal Verma”s Bhoot was one such film that changed the trend where the story of possession was set in a penthouse in Mumbai.

Do you feel the times are changing for horror films in India?

A. Yes, which is why we see a spurt of upcoming horror films set in cities or carrying an urbane ring to it. For instance, Ragini MMS 2, darr @The Mall or even” Neighbours”, which I have directed.

The audience have seen enough of horror films based in havelis. So how do you engage then now?

A. Today it is the young that make up for a large segment of audience. They are exposed to all kinds of films, including horror flicks from the West, most of which are set in cities. When you set a story in a city, it’s a back drop that an audience instantly connects with. And the fact that these familiar places can breed horror intensifies the fear factor. The audience is able to collect and identify with the story unfolding before them. What Ragini MMS did is tell a story. A format made popular by The Blair Witch Project and Paranomial Activity series. This kind of a story telling not only turned out to be a novelty for the Indian audience, but also lend authencity to the horror experience.

Does that mean that a horror film set in a city works better than the ones set in a castle?

A. Not really. Backdrops are relevant only to a certain point. They are decided according to the script, which is why Vikram Bhatt”s 1920 set in a castle worked as well as Bhoot, which unfolds in a penthouse. After pioneering the trend of horror films in India, 32 in all, my next” Neighbours” is unlike any of our previous films. It is set in Mumbai city and introduces vampires as a source of horror. The heroine of the film, a horror buff finds that her neighbours are blood suckers and on a killing spree. But whatever the backdrop, what really matters in the end is the execution of the story. Besides today, there’s state of art technology (like special effects ) available to support in the making of a film, or even watching it with surround sound. I don’t have to use extensive make up or prosthetics in my horrors like I did in the past; it can all be achieved with the help of special effects.

Do you take inspirations from the west for your films?

A. Yes I do but taking inspirations from the west or experimenting with horror films, one must not forget to keep the soul of the film Indian. Because finally, its one element that draws our audience to connect with the films.” Go Goa Gone”, which was Indias first zombie flick, was a well made film, but it didn’t do too well because too western for our audience.

Besides, one should also remember that a western plot cannot be stretched for three hours, it then becomes a documentary.

Neighbours Synopsis (releasing on March 14th): In today’s scientific times it is difficult to believe in the presence of spirits, ghosts or for that matter VAMPIRES . It is impossible to imagine vampires in our world. But there was a time, an era between the 17th and 18th century where vampires did exist….blood sucking vampires in disguise of human form..Not only did they exist but they killed brutally and caused great terror among people. However, with great difficulty god fearing people managed to extinguish their presence.

One such incident took place in the hilly terrain of Kulbatta. Numerous villagers were being targeted by a blood sucking vampire Kapalika who had spread her fear in the whole area. Inspector Vikrant was the officer incharge of that area. He was an able officer gifted by Lord Shivas powers. With his rare powers he managed to overpower Kapalika and he put an end to those brutal killings. He managed to kill Kapalika, but he was not aware that Kapalika was not alone. She had an evil accomplice, Aaka who was equally powerful and vengeful.

After a few months Aaka managed to get Inspector Vikrant’s sister, Tanya who lived in the city kidnapped. He performed some evil practices on her and managed to enter Kapalikas evil spirit into her body. Kapalika once again, came alive but in Tanyas body. The vampires were back…this time, among us in the city. They relentlessly started spreading their fear. They were on a killing spree. In the city, these vampires made their abode opposite Sanam’s house . No body believed Sanam when she said that her neighbours are not normal…they are eerie scary people..No body believed the truth when Sanam said that her neighbours were VAMPIRES…Neither her family nor her friends…Even her professor didn’t pay attention to her. Every night an innocent scream was heard, every night an innocent life was lost, every night was a night of death..caused by Sanam’s new NEIGHBOURS…THE VAMPIRES.

How will these brutal murders end? Who and How will stop these blood sucking vampires? How will the word of god wipe out the forces of Evil?

Shasha Ramsay is the associate director and the film’s music has been scored by Deepak Shah, with lyrics by Ravi Chopra & shot by Gangu Ramsay Neighbours features Sunny Singh, Ritu, Gavie Chahal, Arbaaz Ali Khan, Rufe Khan, Kirti Vaidya with Roushika Reikhi and Shakti Kapoor. Supported by Raju Kher, Sheila David, Pooja Khelkar, Vishal Thakkar, Prince Sodhi among others.

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New Delhi, March 10, 2014: Lay’s, the leading potato chip brand from PepsiCo India and amongst one of the leading snack brands in the country, is all set to add more fun and magic to the consumers’ snack-time with two new delicious flavors – Thai Sweet Chili and Swiss Grilled Cheese. The new flavours will be available in a totally new packaging which will offer more chips to ensure the fun times will last longer.

With the new exciting flavours, the brand is adding a “longer” lasting delight to the consumers’ snack basket with the proposition of “More chips More fun”. Made with loads of thin and light chips, the melt in your mouth “long-lasting” taste, sweet chilli and grilled cheese, are sure to bring more excitement to youth moments of fun and friendship.

Taking forward the Lay’s Best Buddies campaign with Ranbir Kapoor, the new flavours will communicate the next adventures of the group with Lay’s. The launch will be supported by a 360-degree integrated communication, including two national TV commercials, on-ground sampling & trial generation and a significant online component that includes social media. The commercials are set in youth occasions of Cricket & Holidaying – which are the most relevant at this time of the year.

Gaurav Mehta, Category Director – Western Snacks, PepsiCo India, Foods said, “With the launch of the two new flavors in new packs, Lay’s is ready to increase the fun quotient of consumers’ snack-time. With the addition of Thai Sweet Chili and Swiss Grilled Cheese we aim to add an element of fun that goes on and on when you have the new bag of Lay’s by your side. We are confident that these exciting new additions will further strengthen Lay’s leadership position in the category.”

The two new flavours, Lay’s Thai Sweet Chili and Swiss Grilled Cheese, will be available nationally in small, mid and large packs at Rs.5, Rs. 10 & Rs. 20 respectively.

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Sabrosa Express opens its doors

Mumbai, 6th March, 2014: The next time your table mat bears the testimony of a quick lip-smacking bite, be rest assured you are at the city’s quaint food-hut made with finesse, Sabrosa Express. This quick service restaurant that recently opened its doors, hopes to delight food aficionados with a contemporary and value-for-money food menu.

Offering a unique gastronomic journey to its patrons, GBC Mega Motels who are the makers of this vibrant eatery hope to provide professionals working at BKC, a bistro for a quick, wholesome, healthy working breakfast, lunch or snack at pocket friendly prices.

Located at The Capital, BKC, the interiors reflect a contemporary and warm ambiance that is amply lit with natural sunlight and a menu that is soul satisfying.

Adhering to the culinary trends of the city, Sabrosa Express offers a variety of legacy dishes such as Ghee Roast Masala Dosa, Madras Filter Coffee, Medu Vada, with a number of value for money meal combos.

Address: Third Floor, The Capital Building, Plot 70, Block G, Bandra Kurla Complex Road, BKC, Mumbai 400051

Phone: 022 6555 5988

Email: sabrosaexpress@gmail.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SabrosaExpressMumbai

Press Contacts

Reena Bajaj | reena@communicateindia.com | +91 9819010115

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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