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BOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR SALMAN KHAN LAUNCHES THE MUSIC ALBUM OF KHWAABB

Mumbai, 28th March, 2014: Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan today launched the music album of the upcoming Bollywood movie Khwaabb at a glittering ceremony at Taj, Lands End.  KHWAABB is a sports drama, showcasing the struggle of our athletes. Produced by Arjuna Awardee Moraad Ali Khan, it features newcomers Navdip Singh and Simer Motiani in the lead roles. The supporting cast includes actors like Nafisa Ali, Rishi Mighlani and Theatre Star Bajrangbali Singh.
The album is an eclectic mix of various genres of music. The album includes a powerhouse title track performed by Sonu Nigam, composed by acclaimed musician Sandeep Chowta. The album has a village rustic fun track- TV ki Jai Ho performed by Kailash Kher and a soft love ballad Shamein performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal. Both songs  have been composed by Sajjad Ali Chandwani. Young and brilliant talent, Amal Mallik has scored the soundtrack of the film. Top international drummer Virgil Donati has played on the title track, the lyrics for which have been penned by Sameer.

The KHWAABB soundtrack brings together a great amalgamation of talent, music and flavours that music lovers would enjoy.

The event witnessed some of the most prominent personalities of the Entertainment fraternity in attendance. Amongst those who graced the occasion……….

According to Producer Moraad Ali Khan, ” If you are a sports lover, or a sportsperson or yours kids play sports; I can assure you that Khwaabb will relate to some part of  your own story. I had an amazing young and talented team who have translated the story into a truly entertaining and inspirational film’.

Zaid Ali Khan, Director, Khwaabb said, “It has been an immensely daunting and enriching experience, scoring this film. These superb musicians have really brought the story to life. I think it has been a great collaboration and I’m very excited to see how the listeners respond to this album”

About Khwaabb – The Movie

Khwaabb is a story about the birth of a dream, of ambition and the fierce passion to achieve that dream amidst unceasing tribulations. This intense personal journey is set in the larger, bureaucratic world of Indian sports. It illustrates why a country with a population of 1.2 billion people cannot produce medal-winning athletes. Khwaabb is the story of two such athletes and their struggle to succeed in the cutthroat, debauched and mired world of Indian sports.

The album is available exclusively on Junglee Music.

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Crime Patrol to show another mystery case

The very popular and most watched crime show of Sony Entertainment Television Crime Patrol has come up with some more thrilling and shocking cases. In the upcoming episode, Crime patrol unlocks the murder mystery planned by Keshav Sonda (35) who enters the world of crime with a ‘motive’ that unfolds this week. A criminal Keshav finds his way into the jail in search of someone. He via number of people leads to meet Poojari with the help of his brother. After getting training from Poojari, Keshav informs Neeraj about his target and reveals that Manohar Lomi the mukhiya of 14 villages is his enemy. Watch the murder mystery planned this Friday and Saturday on Crime Patrol – Dastak.

Watch Crime Patrol Friday and Sunday at 11 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Action flick Dishkiyaoon releases on EROS NOW and in theatres, TODAY!

Mumbai, 28th March, 2014:  The action packed film ‘Dishkiyaoon’ has hit theatres today. As a treat to its fans, the film has also been released online, on EROS NOW. The ultimate entertainment hub will be premiering the movie online for movie lovers across the globe, coinciding with its theatrical release. The film can be viewed on Eros Now http://erosnow.com/#!/movie/watch/1005275/dishkiyaoon.

Through this initiative, Eros Now wishes to treat their loyal fans, who have been enthusiastically anticipating the film’s release. Dishkiyaoon, an out-and-out action film, is about ‘Vicky Kartoos’, played by Harman Baweja, as he paves his way to reach new heights in the dangerous world of gangsters and crime. It involves many high octane action sequences and power packed dialogues. Haman Baweja and Ayesha Khanna share a sizzling on-screen chemistry.  Sunny Deol , action hero supreme, is convincing as the Gun Totting Gangster ‘Lakwa’.

Co-Produced by Eros International and Shilpa Shetty Kundra, and directed by Sanamjit Singh Talwar, ‘Dishkiyaoon’ also stars Prashant Narayanan, Aditya Pancholi, Anand Tiwari, and Rajit Kapoor playing key roles.

About Eros Now:

Eros Now is the ultimate destination for Indian entertainment offering thousands of movies, music videos and audio tracks on demand.  Instantly access online, on tablets and on mobiles through the Eros Now app which is available for Apple, Android & Amazon devices.  Movie & music lovers now have easy & free access to high quality entertainment in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil & Marathi. All you have to do is log on to www.erosnow.com and sign up for free using your email ID or mobile number, or download our app to enter the world of uninterrupted entertainment – anytime, anywhere!

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Abhimanyu (Jackky Bhagnani) to seeks help from CID team

The upcoming episode of CID Mission Mumbai series will see a special integration episode with Youngistaan actor Jackky Bhagnani. The story revolving around the chwals of Mumbai will see young educated Abhimanyu (Jackky Bhagnaani’s character’s name in the film Youngistaan) running a community program with his friends for the Chawl residents. As few residents start disappearing, a worried Abhimanyu approaches CID for help who come across a strange murder. Now CID team is caught in a mystery they need to solve and save innocent residents as well.

To find out tune into CID’s Worli chawl mystery episode on Friday- 28th March 2014 and Saturday 29th March 2014 at 10:00 p.m. only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Hawaa Hawaai’s awe-inspiring trailer released

~ Kuch Sapne Sone Nahin Dete~

Mumbai, 28th March, 2014: The much awaited trailer of Amole Gupte’s Hawaa Hawaai is out now. Showing the power of friendship, dreams and determination, the trailer makes the message of the movie – Kuch Sapne Sone Nahin Dete – come alive. It can be viewed at http://bit.ly/HH-Trailer.

The trailer takes us on a memorable trip of laughter, smiles, tears and triumph, as the friends and his inline skating coach, played by Saqib Saleem, join hands to make Arjun’s dreams come true. Amazingly crafted dialogues, brilliant inline skating and the rousing performance make the trailer a must watch.

The story of Hawaa Hawaai is about the remarkable journey of a poor boy ‘Arjun’, rich with dreams, as he tries to achieve his goal of becoming a champion Inline Skater.

Hawaa Hawaai stars Partho Gupte as Arjun, an in-line skater and Saqib Saleem as his coach. Presented by Fox Star Studios and written, produced and directed by Amole Gupte, the film is slated to release on 9th May, 2014.

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A new dialogue promo for’ Dekh Tamasha Dekh’ has been released. It can be viewed at http://erosnow.com/#!/movie/watch/1005515/dekh-tamasha-dekh/6129188/see-your-fat-neta-being-abused?ap=1

See your Fat Neta being abused (Dialogue promo 2):

Embed Link – <iframe id=”embed-frame” width=”560″ height=”315″ style=”overflow:hidden;scrolling:no” src=”http://erosnow.com/embed/6129188″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Politics only to solve problems of common man: Rakhi Sawant

“Desh hoga tab Mahan…Naari ka hoga jab Samman” Rakhi Sawant finally clears buzz of contesting the Lok Sabha by announcing her political party ‘Rashtriya Aam Party’ as the Vice President

Much hype around the famous public figure Rakhi Sawant on joining politics saw the straight forward & blunt Rakhi officially announcing her political party ‘Rashtriya Aam Party’ being the Vice President at a press conference.

The Bollywood actor & philanthropist Rakhi Sawant will be contesting the Lok Sabha election battling for the position through Rashtriya Aam Party from the Mumbai North-West constituency on the plank of restoring women’s safety in the metropolis.

Rakhi Sawant expresses being offered a ticket from a political party & after much suspense reveals the name of the party today in a press conference. The Rashtriya Aam Party with candidates like Krishnalal Hans (President), Rakhi Sawant (Vice President, Lok Sabha Nominee), Sunil Gupta (General Secretary), Rishi Raj (Spokesperson), Rajesh Seth ( Treasurer) have applied for three symbols personifying the core essence of their party viz. Green Chilies, Scissor, Wooden Stick that will soon be finalized.

“I don’t know how to play politics. I am here to solve the problems of common man. My aim is to do good work for the society. I am not striving to become a politician. People want me to fight the election and hence I am here,” expressed Rakhi Sawant who has had the problems of a common man that she courageously faced & reached where she is today which is no secret from the world

“I have been doing a lot of social work for the last seven years. My aim is to bring back women’s safety. I don’t want Mumbai to become like Delhi. I want to arrange self-defense and karate classes for women so that they can protect themselves,” she said.

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A new dialogue promo for’ 2 States’ has been released. It can be viewed at http://bit.ly/PyaarKaBomb

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Sony Entertainment Television’s longest running series CID is going to witness new entries. The poplar faces of the television industry Gaurav Khanna and Maninder Singh are going enter CID. They will be seen portraying the role of senior CID cops and will start shooting for an another thriller episode from tomorrow.

The coming episodes will see an extended team of cops. There will be six junior cops coming in and in addition to them and four senior cops will be seen. Popular names will be taken to play the four senior cops, of which Gaurav and Maninder have been finalized.

Tune into CID from Friday to Sunday at 10:00 pm only on

Sony Entertainment Television

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he ‘Shreyas adds another first: Becomes first to launch Teaser Poster of home production Marathi feature ‘Poshter Boyz’ on Sony TV’s Boogie Woogie’ press release that we send earlier has some factual errors. we will resend you the new release in some time. Please do not publish the earlier release and sorry for the inconvenience again. Let me know if u need again.

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Dishkiyaoon’ debuts in 816 UFO digital theatres

Mumbai, March 28, 2014: ‘Dishkiyaoon’ produced by Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra debuts in 816 UFO digital theatres today. ‘Ragini MMS – 2’ in its second week screens in 763 digital theatres today. ‘Youngistaan’ and ‘O Teri’ debut in 449 and 443 UFO digital theatres, respectively. ‘Queen’ in its fourth week screens in 200 UFO digital theatres.

Telugu film ‘Legend’ debuts in 321 UFO digital screens today. Telugu movie ‘Bheemavaram Bullodu’ screens in 64 UFO digital theatres in its fifth week. Kannada movie ‘Ragini IPS’ debuts in 58 UFO digital screens today. Kannada movie ‘Chandralekha’ in its fourth week screens in 53 UFO digital theatres today. Punjabi movie ‘Marriage Da Garriage’ also debuts in 45 UFO digital theatres.

Kannada movie ‘Chaarulatha’ in is eightieth week screens in 44 UFO digital theaters.

Screen count – Top five releases of the week on Scrabble Entertainment

Pan India

Name of film

Screen Count

O TERI – HINDI

520

DISHKIYAON – HINDI

493

YOUNGISTAN – HINDI

484

STATION – HINDI

20

SABOTAGE – BOTH HINDI/ENGLISH

107

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

UFO Moviez, the world’s largest satellite delivered Digital Cinema network, has revolutionized the way films are distributed and exhibited throughout India. Together with Scrabble Entertainment Limited (India’s only 2K DCI compliant Digital Cinema deployment entity with VPF contracts with major Hollywood studios), UFO Moviez offers end to end Digital Cinema solutions and ensures widespread first day first shows for film distributors, exhibitors and audiences across India.

Presently, with close to 5008 digital screens across the country (including 1409 Scrabble screens and 100 3D Screens),UFO Moviez is laying the cornerstone of the new wave of film exhibition in India.  UFO has so far released 7122 films in 33 languages and has conducted over 18.9 millionshows till date.

For more information, please contact:

Genesis Burson-Marsteller – Karen Lasrado – Senior Associate, (+91)9167198201

UFO Moviez India Ltd. – Shalini Bhattacharya – PR Manager, (+91)9920839720

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Diagold Unveils its Spring Summer Collection 2014

Diagold introduces you to its sizzling Spring Summer 2014 collection. The collection includes diamond jewels in contemporary designs suitable for the modern trend. Comprising of neckpieces, rings and earrings in a wide range of mild jewel tones, the collection boasts of statement pieces apt for all occasions- cocktail parties, weddings or even daily wear. Highlighting use of precious stones as center stones to accentuate the design, floral & eternal, the collection reflects the happiness of a bright sunny day or even the joy of seeing the flowers bloom in a style that is modern yet draws inspiration from traditional Indian crafts.

About Diagold

DIAGOLD is a designer jewellery brand born with the vision of one woman Mrs. Varda Goenka and her passion for creation. Diagold has become synonymous over the years with trendy designs quality products & exemplary service. Jewellery from DIAGOLD mirrors their philosophies of minimalist beauty combined with decadent elegance. This unique contrary design philosophy is their imprint on the world of designer jewellery.

Each piece is crafted with soul & passion so much that they become a window to the soul. They undergo the 4c’s test-cut clarity, carat & colour.  Stones are cut with precision to perfection to create stunning master pieces. The gold is hallmarked & the diamonds internationally certified to maintain stringent quality standards. The brand has become synonymous over the years with trendy designs quality products & exemplary service.

Available at :
Atria, The Millenium Mall, Shop No. 40  Dr A.B.Road, Worli, Mumbai
M-70, Basement, Greater Kailash – I, M Block Market, Delhi
Sumangal Apartment, 1st Floor 4, Lee Road, Kolkata

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Fashion & Lifestyle Asia magazine glamour shoot with model Natasha Sikka

Model and upcoming actress Natasha Sikka shot for Fashion & Lifestyle Asia magazine for the inaugural issue of May 2014. The new glossy-glamour and fashion magazine is expected on stands in May this year according to a release by content agency Newz66.com. Over 23 designers and 40 models will be featured in the 300-plus pages bumper inaugural issue of Fashion & Lifestyle Asia. Designs and garments from all 26 States of India, including, handlooms, handwork and Khadi by designer Randell Gomes will all form part of the content which is being meticulously shot and profiled by the editorial team. A special feature on age-old fabric painting technology using eco-natural colors from different parts of India will form the highlight of the issue, not to forget the designer lingerie centre spreads that will provide for the glamour component.

Natasha Sikka has recently also shot with designer label brand Randell Gomes for an Indian wear collection. Randell Gomes has launched three different ranges – the first is a high-end couture bridal collection, the second is a pret line and the third is a casual party-wear line. The couture bridal line is very exclusive and only are few pieces are hand made and hand embroidered and available in a very limited edition. The pret line and the casual wear party line are for the masses and are available all over India.

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Sony Entertainment Television’s courtroom drama Adaalat has a new guest this weekend. In tonight’s episode, KD Pathak will be seen sharing space with the talented actor Jackky Bhagnani for the promotion of his upcoming movie Youngistaan. This special episode will revolve around a murder taking place where a woman named Saku Bai is accused for the murder of Shikha. All the evidence go against Sakhu Bai.  MLA Abhimanyu (Jackky Bhagnani) takes up the case and comes to KD to find out on the further investigation.KD finds out that the people around think that Saku bai does black magic and we see black magic paraphernalia present in Shikha’s house and Saku Bai killed her husband as an offering to God. A man named Mangat claims he is Saku Bai’s boyfriend whereas Saku Bai denies knowing him. The confusion adds on when the cops catch her at Mangat’s house with Shikha’s jewellery.

What is this confusion about? Does she really practice black magic? How will KD solve the case now?

To know that tune in to Adaalat Saturday-Sunday at 7.30 PM only on Sony Entertainment Television.

Mili Savla

Management Associate

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Golden Camera Award for Insia Dariwala’s Cock-Tale at Nashik Intl Film Fest

Writer-Director Insia Dariwala’s latest flick Cock-Tale won Golden Camera Award in 6th Nashik International Film Festival, NIFF 2014. This Indie film-maker is back with Cock-Tale after award winning Candy Man which won her two Best Director awards in India and was also nominated at the New York Short Film Festival & Barcelona International Film Festival in 2010. Like Candy Man, Insia again choose a hard-hitting subject. In the present social context where every minute close to 24 women are raped around the world, Cock-Tale is reply to this society.

Cock-Tale is a chilling drama which unfolds in a small village that houses both a saint, and a sinner. Apoorva is a young, middle-class village girl who nurtures big city dreams; dreams that also include becoming a doctor and saving her mother from a terminal heart disease. Unfortunately, one night, throwing caution to the wind, Apoorva makes the mistake of venturing into the den of Umesh-a man most known for his eccentricities and weird pets. However, what she and no one else know is that this otherwise reticent man harbours some dark, dirty secrets in his house. One such secret rocks Apoorva’s world, but just as she is reeling from the shock, Umesh walks in on her. There is no escape now as Umesh unleashes his world of debauchery. What follows next is a bizarre game of survival between good and evil.

“This film is my unheard voice, it is the voice of millions of women across the world who have been raped, molested, and brutally tortured every day. It is for all those survivors who wish, hope and pray for justice every minute of their lives,” elaborates Insia.

Insia has also directed documentary film ‘Surviving Deonar’ and was Co-directed award winning international documentary ‘17 Not Required Indians’, which recently also won a Special Mention at MIFF 2014.

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Brief on Writer-Director Insia Dariwala

Insia Dariwala is an Advertising and Mass Communications graduate from F.I.T, New York. Insia’s career spans across various fields. Her career in the film Industry started as an Assistant Director on independent films and television projects. She wrote for television shows like Gladrags Mrs.India 2010, Radha Ki Betiyan, Ajeeb etc. and went on to win the ITA best thriller award for the 9X show Ajeeb.

Her hard-hitting, debut short film, ‘The Candy Man’, won her two Best Director awards in India and was also nominated at the New York Short Film Festival & Barcelona International Film Festival in 2010. Insiahas also directed documentary film ‘Surviving Deonar’ and was Co-directed award winning international documentary ‘17 Not Required Indians’, which recently also won a Special Mention at MIFF 2014.

Insia is coming up with her second short film Cock-Tale after award winning The Candy Man.

Director’s note

Every minute close to 24 women are raped around the world. In the past one year India itself has seen a drastic increase in its number of rapes. The most horrific one being the Nirbhaya case that took place in December 2012 and rocked every woman to her very core. But the horrific nature of this rape was not just restricted to one woman. There are many such cases that have gone unreported. The ones that do get reported hardly see any convictions. Lack of a proper judicial system, corruption, and most importantly the depiction of power through force, is one of the many reasons why rapes will never stop happening. More so, since every time a rape happens there is also a justification attached to it.

As a woman I am appalled to be born in a country where male dominance is often displayed through acts of physical torture, where honor killing is rampant and acceptable, where a father feels justified in raping his daughter to restore lost honor, where a brother can rape his sister just to make sure she never intervenes in the family business anymore- how can there ever be a resolution to something that may perhaps never be looked at as a crime?

The government is slowly awakening but we still have a long way to go in instilling fear in the perpetrators.

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Farhan Akhtar is extremely protective about the girls in his team. He is concerned about their safety at all times.

His manager and hair stylist are both girls and Farhan has often spoken to them about not taking their safety lightly

He has even given instructions to his security and crew to have the girls ahead of him in the entrouge at all times while they are travelling

When they are travelling for film promotions he his extremely careful on his account

Farhan has been extensively travelling with his band Farhan Live across cities. In the recent past they have visited cities like Goa, Bangalore, Allahabad, Ranchi, Belgaum, Kolkata. The band has got a fantastic response and there are umpteenth fans who assemble for these shows. His fans want to meet him for pictures and autographs which creates a slight security hassle.

Even in the sea of people Farhan keeps an eye out for the girls in the team

He at all times wants to ensure they are safe and not being pushed or shoved.

Even when events shoot gets over late… He has asked the team to ensure the girls are escorted back home or at least logistics to drop them home safely have been looked into.

Spokesperson of Farhan confirms ‘Farhan has personally briefed his team to ensure the security and safety of girls at all time

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Star studded Boogie Woogie finale

The Grand finale of Boogie Woogie is going to be a star studded affair with bollywood big wigs making an appearance on the show.

To start with, shehanshah of bollywood Amitabh Bachchan will amplify the grandeur of the occasion with his enigmatic persona. The legendary actor will shake a leg with the Top 5 dancing sensations on a medley of his hit songs. Big B will also be seen on the show promoting his movie Bhootnath returns. He will also announce the winner of Boogie Woogie Kids Championship.

The entertainment doesn’t stop here! Main Tera Hero stars Varun Dhawan, Ileana D’cruz and Nargis Fakhri will also make an appearance on the show and will be enthralled to see the adrenaline pumping performances. He will also match steps with the contestants on his hit number ‘Palat’.

Shreyas Talpade, Jaccky Bhagnani and Anu Malik will also take the entertainment quotient of the finale to a notch higher with their scintillating performances.

Get ready for a star studded finale of Boogie Woogie this Sunday, March 30, 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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TOP ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF “SABOTAGE”

Mumbai, Maharashtra. Top Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is proud to announce the release of the action thriller, “SABOTAGE”. It will be released through PVR Pictures in India on 28th March, 2014.

Sabotage is an action thriller, crime film, directed by David Ayer, written by Skip Woods and Ayer and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger John “Breacher” Wharton (Arnold Schwarzenegger), the head of an elite Drug Enforcement Administration task force, leads his agents in a drug bust that yields millions of dollars. They pocket the loot that they confiscate, believing that their secret is safe.

However, when a mysterious assassin starts assassinating the task force members one by one, he believes it’s one of his own team and sets out to find who it is and bring them to justice.

“Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in full-on “Ahh-nold” mode, guns a-blazin” , The Courier Journal

The film has been brought to India by Tanweer Group & distributed by Top Entertainment Pvt. Ltd

About TOP Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

TOP Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is a leading company in the provision of theatrical and television content, studio and production services. We specialize in content distribution, dubbing and subtitling, production and post-production. Most recently in India, TOP Entertainment has released critically acclaimed and highly successful Hollywood films, AUGUST OSAGE: COUNTY, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, ENDER’S GAME, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, THE HUNGER GAMES, THE ARTIST,THE IDES OF MARCH, etc.

About Tanweer Films

Tanweer Group, founded in 1985 by Joseph Samaan, is a leading distributor and aggregator of entertainment content from major International companies and Hollywood studios on all platforms including theatrical, video, TV, digital etc. in India-SAARC, Middle East & Northern Africa (MENA region), Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and Eastern Europe, for more than 25 years.

For more information please visit www.tanweer.com

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Irrfan bags top honour at the Oscars of the East

28th March 2014: Irrfan is widely known as one of the finest Indian actors of all time, and with little doubt. The actor who has charmed his way into the hearts of the audience and the critics alike with his powerpacked performances in films like Maqbool, Life of Pi, The Namesake, Pan Singh Tomar and more recently The Lunchbox. Irrfan added yet another feather to his cap last night buy bagging the top honours at the Asian Film Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars of the East.

Commenting on his win the actor said, “It’s a great honour to be nominated alongside an actor like Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (The Grandmaster) and winning” In addition, The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra also bagged the honour for the Best Screenplay.

The Asian Film Awards were held on the 27th of March 2014 at Macau.


Warm Regards,
Himalee Shah
Handphone: +91 9820980428

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Makers of Bombay Velvet postpone release dates to avoid clash with Aamir Khan starrer PK

Mumbai, March 2014: The rumors running around claim that Anurag Kashyap’s dream project Bombay Velvet with Ranbir Kapoor & Anushka Sharma will not release as per the schedule. zoOm brings you the exclusive scoop from its sources that the release of Aamir Khan’s movie PK on Christmas may lead Anurag to postpone the release of Bombay Velvet. This decision will then call off the clash between Bollywood’s two biggest blockbusters this year.

Sources also reveal that the makers of Bombay Velvet went all out to convince Aamir Khan and producers of PK team to adjust the release dates. However, Aamir denied any such news at his birthday party recently. When zoOm connected with Bombay Velvet’s one of the producer at Fox Star Studios, they completely dumped the news labelling it as a rumor. It seems like Anurag would not like to take any risk for his mega project that may sabotage his career elevation.

History says it; there have been enormous losses when two big Bollywood films clash at the box office. While in 2012, the Diwali release of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son of Sardaar divided the box office profit, the 2013 Eid release of Chennai Express & Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobara’s clash brought in massive monetary loss to Ekta Kapoor. And the cherry on the cake is the fight within for maximum number of screens with the distributors! Considering this, guess the makers of Bombay Velvet have decided to not challenge the Marketing King & Perfectionist Star Aamir Khan.

And with the recent disaster release of Ranbir’s ‘Besharam’, definitely points out that releasing Bombay Velvet along PK will fall flat on their face. We will just have to wait and see the excuse Bombay Velvet team makes to leave the box office race! For more details, tune in to Planet Bollywood News every day at 7 pm on zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood Channel.

Regards

MONIKA JAISINGHANI

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BlackBerry First to Receive Coveted “Full Operational Capability” on U.S. Department of Defense Networks

Validation completes DISA’s certification process for
BlackBerry 10 mobility management platform

Waterloo, Ontario – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that BlackBerry® 10 has become the first mobility solution to receive Full Operational Capability (FOC) to run on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) networks from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The designation follows the Company’s Authority to Operate (ATO) certification and enables government users with a BlackBerry 10 smartphone connected with BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) to securely access email, data, apps and other DoD network resources.

BlackBerry was the first Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider to earn ATO and becomes the only vendor with FOC. The granting of FOC completes BlackBerry’s security certification process with the DoD.

“As the first mobile solutions provider to achieve FOC, BlackBerry continues to prove why we are the most trusted enterprise mobility platform,” said John Sims, President of Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. “BlackBerry worked side-by-side with DISA to help certify the BlackBerry 10 solution offering the U.S. government an end-to-end mobile infrastructure that does not compromise on security and provides the most productive and collaborative mobile experience.”

FOC allows government employees to realize the full security, productivity, communication and collaboration benefits of the BlackBerry 10 solution. One of the key features now available to DoD customers with a BlackBerry 10 smartphone is BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which allows users to instantly toggle between work and personal profiles. BlackBerry Balance separates and secures work data from personal content, allowing the user to gain secure access to DoD network resources, along with the full benefits of a consumer experience. BlackBerry 10 smartphones are the only DoD-approved smartphones with this capability.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

Media Contact:

Varghese Thomas

BlackBerry

vthomas@blackberry.com

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+91 9871966466/ +91 9911104244/ +91 9891006782

lizas@text100.co.in / anish.bangia@text100.co.in/ Sidra.abbas@text100.co.in

Investor Contact:

BlackBerry Investor Relations

investor_relations@blackberry.com

519-888-7465

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It will be a double bonanza for the fans of Sony Entertainment Television’s Ekk Nayi Pehchaan, a show which strongly stands up for women empowerment. Sharda the lead protagonist  will be seen fighting against the exploitation of women and in this fight of hers she will accompanied by no other than the handsome hunk, Jackky Bhagnani who will be seen promoting his film Youngistaan where he essays the role of a young politician.

The special sequence will have Sharda coming to the rescue of a young girl who gets molested by a gang of ruthless men. In the run to save the girl, Sharda will get attacked by the group of hooligans. But at the nick of time Jackky will arrive to save Sharda and will applaud her for the courage shown.

Talking about his experience on working with the talented actress Poonam Dhillion, Jackky says, “Ekk Nayee Pehchaan is one of my favourite shows as it conveys a very important message of Women Empowerment. It was a great experience working with Poonamji. I was so awestruck by her that I feared I would miss my lines, but she made me feel really comfortable”

To find out more tune into Ekk Nayi Pehchaan on 28th Mar, 2014, Friday at 8:30 pm only on

Sony Entertainment Television

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Miss India UK Deana Uppal “Lamborghini” car gets her arrested

How a person spends their money can be a strong indication of what that person is like. Some spend their cash on multiple apartments in different cities. Some buy one giant house in the middle of nowhere. Some purchase companies or invest, hoping to save their estates for their heirs. And then there is our type of person: the ones that spend all of the free time and money on cars. There is a love that can bring people from all different circles to one comfortable place: behind a steering wheel. Stars know how to keep up appearances. So while there are designer clothes and high-end gadgets at their disposal at all times, they cruise around in swanky, imported cars. Indian celebs are no different when it comes to spending on luxury cars many of Bollywood beauties love driving in luxury, and by luxury we mean some very expensive and cool rides like Priyanka Chopra has a Porsche, Katrina Kaif has a passion for F1 and owns a full-size luxury SUV Audi Q7, Kareena Kapoor owns an SUV Lexus LX 470, Kangna Ranaut bought herself a BMW 7 Series and Bipasha Basu has brand new Beetle that she calls ‘Brad’. Recently Reality TV star Miss India UK Deana Uppal got a brand new White Lamborghini Aventador Roadster where she was arrested for driving in speed Deana was spotted cruising in her beloved car around the streets of london This busy woman has just finished the action packed fear factor “Khatron ki Khaladi” where she has overcome her fear and also has a new movie coming out on April 25th called Revolver Rani, starring Kangana Ranaut and Vir Das. She was also shooting a film in jaipur named Life Non Veg. The film is a comedy with Deana as the main lead with VJ Siddharth Bhardwaj.

Deana Uppal said, “I was driving slightly over the limit when I was stopped by police and fined ‘ the car is still new and I am still getting used to handling such a big machine. I will be more careful in the future to stay within speed limits.    I am really a car fan and plan to get a few more in the future.”

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‘Idea Filmi Nilaami’ auctions costumes worn by Bollywood Stars on www.ideapopcornstreet.com

Users get a unique chance to win costumes worn by Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in their performances during Idea Filmfare Awards Night
First cashless auction through ‘Idea Filmy Nilaami’

Mumbai, 28th March 2014: Adding to the bouquet of its innovative offerings, Idea Cellular, India’s 3rd largest telecom operator announced ‘Filmy Nilaami’ on its flagship digital property – Idea Popcorn Street. This is a first-of-its-kind ‘Cashless auction’ of costumes, worn by Bollywood superstars during their performances at the Idea Filmfare Awards night. Filmi Nilaami offers a unique opportunity for its users and cinema lovers to bid and win their favourite stars’ costumes. The first round of auction starts on 28th March and has costumes of Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Ranveer Singh up for grabs.

To participate in ‘Filmi Nilaami’, one has to collect points on www.ideapopcornstreet.com and use them to bid for costumes. Points can be accumulated by sharing content from the section – Gupshup; Voting for a movie on the section – Hitegi ya Pitegi; or by writing a movie review. One can start bidding with these points on ‘Filmi Nilaami’ page for any of the costumes displayed in the gallery. Participants can also bid for multiple costumes. Auction will be on for a week, allowing participants to outbid one another. Final results will be announced at the end of the week and the highest bidder will take these costumes home!

According to Mr. Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular, “Idea Popcorn Street is a one-stop destination for cinema lovers, and Idea will use this platform to enthral our audience with innovative and engaging content and initiatives. Idea Filmi Nilaami is a unique concept in digital media activation and I am confident that this will delight users and help us build strong customer connect in this medium.”

Idea Filmfare Awards is one of the flagship properties of Idea. Brand Idea used an integrated approach using multiple digital platforms such as www.ideapopcornstreet.com and Idea’s social media pages to ensure an enhanced Bollywood experience to not just subscribers but to every Bollywood fan! There were engagement activities planned for every phase; pre, post and during ‘Idea Filmfare Awards’. Some of them were:

·         Shoot to fame – A three step contest for fans from Mumbai to get a chance to attend Bollywood’s most sought after awards night – Idea Filmfare Awards.

o   Crack clues on www.ideapopcornstreet.com (these clues revealed filmy destinations in Mumbai).

o   Visit the filmy location and take a selfie at the location.

o   Upload this picture on www.ideapopcornstreet.com and race to the winning post

o   Anirban Sanyal and Ananya Sanyal, the first two winners of Shoot to Fame contest got their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Idea Brand Ambassador ‘Abhishek Bachchan’

·         Online voting for ‘Best Male Debut’

·         Live tweeting from nominations night and Idea Filmfare Awards night, showcasing pictures of stars and glitterati of Bollywood walking red carpet as it happened.

·         One-of-its-kind RFID check-in which allowed every person walking the red carpet to instantaneously upload pictures and status updates on their profiles on various social media platforms by just scanning their RFID band.

Filmi Nilaami is yet another initiative to provide an opportunity to Bollywood fans to get closer to the stars.

Idea has always been committed towards introducing innovative products and offerings to enhance mobile telephony experience. Going forward too, the company will remain focused on creating a great brand experience through path-breaking campaigns and unique customer service touch points.

About Idea Popcorn Street

Idea, as a brand has always been the torch bearer for innovative advertising & consumer engagement activities. Idea launched a Bollywood destination site this year called “Idea Popcorn Street” with the URL www.ideapopcornstreet.com. It is the first of its kind branded content site hosted by the telecom giant offering Bollywood fans an array of interesting trivias, videos and updates on Bollywood. Along with daily dose and trends of Bollywood, this site offers fans/users a never before opportunity to get closer to their Bollywood dreams through engaging contests. It promises fans Bollywood like never before.

About IDEA Cellular

IDEA Cellular is India’s 3rd largest national mobile operator, with more than 130 million subscribers. With traffic in excess of 1.75 billion minutes a day, Idea ranks among the Top 10 country operators in the world. Using the latest in technology, Idea provides world-class service delivery through the most extensive network of customer touch points. Idea is listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India.

IDEA Cellular is an Aditya Birla Group Company, India’s first truly multinational corporation. The Group ranks Number 4 globally and Number 1 in the Asia Pacific in the 2011 Top Companies for Leaders (TCFL) study conducted by Aon Hewitt, Fortune (the Global Business Magazine) and the RBL Group. It operates in 36 countries, and is anchored by more than 136,000 employees belonging to 42 nationalities. More information on Idea Cellular is available at www.ideacellular.com and on the Aditya Birla Group at www.adityabirla.com

For further information, please contact:

IDEA Cellular Limited

Corporate Affairs, New Delhi

Shivanjali Singh

Ph:+919911005955  shivanjali.singh@idea.adityabirla.com

Genesis Burson-Marsteller

New Delhi

Naushi Ahmed

Ph: +91 9873570081

naushi.ahmed@bm.com

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Dance For A Cause

Hey

Dance like No One is Watching.. Once again at our Dance For a Cause Socials of this month.

The details are mentioned below :

DANCE FOR A CAUSE SOCIALS @ FIRANGI PAANI

AT: Firangi Paani Resto Pub, Level 3, Fun Republic, New Link road , Andheri West, Mumbai- 53.

ON: Monday, 7th     April, 2014.

STARTS: 7.30 p.m.

ENDS: 12.30 a.m

ENTRY FEE : Rs. 350/- Of which Rs. 250 is cover charge and Rs. 100 is going out for charity. The proceeds collected after every  3 months will go to different charities all over Mumbai…

CLUB RULES apply. All entrants must be 18 years and above. Kindly carry relevant age-proof.

DRESS CODE:  Smart Casual.

MUSIC: Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Waltz, Tango, Salsa, Paso Doble, Merengue & more !

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOU

Our socials give our students from all our levels and branches an opportunity to practice on the dance floor, where the objective is to just have a good time dancing.

It’s a great place to get an idea of the dances we teach, what you can expect to learn at our studio & hopefully join in the fun too !

See You at the Socials J

Regards,

Swapna

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SANDIP SOPARRKAR’S BALLROOM STUDIO

Mumbai- Andheri, Bandra, Prabhadevi, Chowpatty, Goregaon;

Vashi, Mulund, Sion;

Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad, Nepal.

For further info., please contact Shirin on +91 9819361074 or Shilpa on +91 9619418418, between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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