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MODEL/ACTRESSGEHANA VASISTH BUZZED UP WITH SHAAN PHOTOGRAPHY

These days Gehana Vasisth is rocking in South. In just 1 Year she has 7 movies as a lead heroine. A small town girl from Chirimiri shows her courage and moved to Mumbai and with her hard work passion and loyality towards her work she is now talk of the town, and now again she buzzed up with a beautiful face, which is recently photographed by a India’s Top list fashion photographer Shaan Banerjee.

When we talk to Gehana, She says success demands time and hardwork, and I am giving both, no doubt I will be soon sharukh khan of south industry, and also south industry people are most professional on there work.

According to Gehana Vasisth for every one Roti-kapda-Makan is basic thing and in my case I have one more Roti-Kapda-Makan my films, As a professional I cant live without filmy world.

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>  Actor Dhruv Bali bags Hollywood Feature Film “Checkmate”

Dhruv Bali the Indian born actor from Hollywood has bagged the main lead role in Checkmate, a psychological thriller/ murder mystery being produced  in New York, The film is a Full length Feature and an Icelerate Film production which is being directed by Vijit Sharma. It will be shot in New Jersey and New York. The female lead will be played by Nandana Sen, along with Parvin Dabas. Dhruv Bali recently completed filming Popular German TV series “Privatdetektive Im Einsatz“ playing the role of Simon Moore.  It is a Film Pool Entertainment production with a season being shot in Los Angeles. The series is likely to be on air for 2 years.

Dhruv Bali  has recently become the hollywood talk of the town after bagging a Feature Film as well as web series  “Sobe Role Models” in which he plays one of the lead Principal Character, His work reminds us of  Ed Norton and Tom Hanks.

In an interview with our correspondent Dhruv said that presently he was considering offers only in Hollywood. His resume in the past year show his dedication and how much he is in demand in hollywood. From Feature films,short films to Web series and commercials, Dhruv has branched out into every acting platform possible.

He has done short films Black,White & Violet”, ‘Deception’, ‘Void’ and ‘Criminals’& ‘Pain is Temporary’ which was also written and directed by him. Best part about ‘Void’ was that it was a silent film without dialogues and completely based on the acting of the actor, for which Dhruv’s acting skills were highly praised. Dhruv is also compared to Zayn Malik of the famous boy band ‘One Direction’ from UK. Though Dhruv Bali was born and brought up in India he always wanted to work in Hollywood films. He went to USA for higher education and studied Theater in San Francisco and moved to Hollywood to pursue his dream to be an actor. Now Dhruv is swarmed with Hollywood as well as Bollywood movie offers including the Yashraj Banner.

Pro  Fame Media Wasim Siddique

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Maya inviting medium size studios to join as Animation Associate Partners

–          Appointed Mr. Asif Khan as Outsource Project Producer

April, 2014, Mumbai: Maya Digital Studios, the company that pioneered the art & technology of animation & visual effects in India is exploring association opportunity with medium-sized studios for Maya’s projects. Delivering 300 minutes of animation per month, Maya has two successfulI PR in 3D animation, Motu and Patlu& VIR on floor production and has ventured into 2D animation. Maya Digital Studios is inviting freelancers and animation studios to be their associate partners.

Mr. Ketan Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, Maya Digital Studios,said, “As per the recent FICCI KPMG report, the Indian motion picture and television industry is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors, contributing USD 8.1 billion (c. INR 50,000 Cr.) to the country’s economy, equating to 0.5% of GDP, in 2013. With our entry into 2D animation and new IPR’s we are exploring this wide opportunity in the domestic TV content market”. He further added, “We strongly believe that all Indian studios need to come closer and work together as a synergy to take the Animation industry ahead”.

Maya Digital Studios has also appointed Mr. Asif Khan as the ‘Outsource Project Producer’to appoint well equipped studios who are ready to adhere by the quality and quantity standards set by Maya. He is on a city filtration tour to appoint associate partners for Maya’s project.

“I am very happy to join Maya Digital Studios and am looking forward to my new stint as an Outsource Project producer here. We have lot of good projects in pipeline and are currently looking at associating with medium to small size studios and freelancers with great skillsets and appetite to take on new projects”, said Mr. Asif Khan, Outsource Project Producer, Maya Digital Studios. “I am currently meeting studios in Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai to sign up associate partners”, he further added.

Interested studios and freelancers can contact Mr. Asif Khan @ 09870200045 or email their profile on asif.khan@mayadigitalstudios.com

About Maya Digital Studios Pvt. Ltd.:

MAYA (established in 1996) pioneered the art and technology of Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects in India. Founded by the internationally acclaimed film maker – Ketan Mehta and renowned film actress, producer and director – DeepaSahi, MAYA today is one of the largest computer animation and visual effects studios in India. American computer animation & visual effects veteran, Frank Foster is the president of MAYA, and oversees the studio’s operations. The studio has specialized in stereoscopic 3D and offers services for S3D visual effects, S3D CG rendered animation, left and right camera live action cinematography and very high quality, cost effective 2D to 3D conversion. Maya, has worked with top global clients including BBC, Disney, Google, Sony, Electronic Arts, Ragdoll Inc UK, Rainbow, Mike Young Productions, Activision, Brown Bag Films, VGI Entertainment to deliver prestigious projects in television, film and game animation. Maya’s work has won several international honours& awards including the IFTA, BAFTA, Pulcinella, FICCI and GDC.

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The video for “Kochadaiiyaan – The Legend – In The Making” is live on the Eros Now platform.

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Art With A Heart: Rouble Nagi

If you thought art was a passion for the privileged few, one glance at artist Rouble Nagi and her art foundation is sure to change your mind.

Rouble Nagi, whose organization RNAF (Rouble Nagi Art Foundation) aims at helping under-privileged kids achieve their dreams through art camps, is a rare breed of artists, whose art is aimed at helping those in need through camps aimed at targetting underprivileged kids.

Talking about her art camps, which are held around 6-7 times a year at various parts of the country, Rouble says, “Our camps, which we started since 2007, are held at municipal schools and slums to encourage kids to not skip school and to make them realize that learning can be a fun experience. I started teaching art and exposing children to the subject to bring out their innermost feelings, and help them adjust with the society. As an artist and an individual, I wanted to give something back to society. More than anything else I love children and love being surrounded by them.”

Nagi added that the artworks created by the children are sent to auctions at selected cities in India and abroad.

Nagi has many supporters- from Aditya Thackeray to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram to former beauty queen Sushmita Sen to actors Sohail Khan and Zayed Khan.

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PURANI JEANS’ romantic track DIL AAJ KAL, now LIVE

~ Experience first love ~

Mumbai, 1st April 2014: The makers of the upcoming movie, Purani Jeans, have released a light romantic track titled ‘Dil Aaj Kal’, exclusively on Eros Now.  It can be viewed at http://erosnow.com/#!/music/watch/1005565/purani-jeans/6131199/dil-aaj-kal

The soulful track brings back the flavour of top hits like ‘Pehle Nasha’ from the 90s. It has been sung by the talented singer KK and composed by well known musician Ram Sampath. Prashant Ingole has penned the lyrics for this beautiful track.

The video of the song showcases the pleasant onscreen chemistry shared by the lead characters, against the breathtaking backdrop of nature. They are seen cherishing each other’s company, while experiencing the feeling of ‘first love’. The song aptly portrays young love, a phase that everyone is familiar with, and aims to take the viewer on a memorable journey.

Purani Jeans is produced by Eros International and NextGen Films, and is directed by Tanushri Chattrji Bassu. The movie stars Tanuj Virwani, Aditya Seal and Izabelle Leite. Purani Jeans revolves around the rekindling of old bonds between a young boy and his hometown folks. It is slated to release on 1st May.

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McDonald’s launches the Player Escort Program in India

Gives kids a chance to escort Soccer Heroes on FIFA World Cup™ Field

Mumbai,  01 April 2014 – McDonald’s India today announced its FIFA World Cup consumer-focused program that will engage football fans around the country. McDonald’s India will give young soccer enthusiasts a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet soccer heroes competing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ trophy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer.

Kicking off today, children or the guardian can participate in the McDonald’s Player Escort Programme by purchasing a Happy Meal™ at any of the McDonalds restaurants across west and south India. Customers purchasing a Happy Meal™ will receive a contest coupon with a 7 digit unique code. In order to enter the contest, the participant will need to answer a simple question related to FIFA World Cup ™ by giving a missed call on 07878786060. The winner will be decided on the basis of a draw of all the successful participants who answer the question correctly and their names would be announced on www.mcdonaldsindia.com/pep

This exclusive consumer focused McDonald’s program, will give one child (age of 6 to 10), accompanied by a parent or guardian, a chance to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to participate in the excitement and passion of FIFA World Cup™. 1,408 children (aged 6-10) across the globe are provided the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the tournament and walk hand-in-hand onto the pitch with their football heroes.

“We are proud to be associated with FIFA World Cup™ 2014 and promise to bring the excitement of the world’s most-watched sporting event to life for millions of young customers across our restaurants”, said Mr. Rameet Arora, Senior Director, Marketing and Menu Management, Hardcastle Restaurants Private Limited.

“We are committed to providing our customers to participate in the excitement and passion of FIFA World Cup at Brazil – from specially-themed menu items, packaging and restaurant promotions to innovative digital activities, our goal is to connect our customers with the FIFA World Cup. The Player Escort program aims to fuel kids’ passion for the game and inspire active play, while also giving one lucky winner a chance to live their dream and embark on an unforgettable journey”, he said.

Globally, McDonald’s will send 1,408 children to Brazil to serve as Player Escorts and support their country’s players during the month-long competition, which commences from June 12 and culminates with the championship match on July 13. McDonald’s Player Escort program began in 2002 at the FIFA World Cup™ in South Korea/Japan. Since that time, McDonald’s has given more than 6,000 children from around the world a chance to lead a player into the stadium. Additionally, McDonald’s has been a supporter of soccer at both the global and grassroots levels for over 25 years. The Company has served as an Official Sponsor and the Official Restaurant of the FIFA World Cup™ since the United States Tournament in 1994, continuing for each FIFA World Cup™ through to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

About the company:

Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. (HRPL) is a subsidiary of BSE listed Westlife Development Limited (BSE: 505533), which focuses on putting up and operating Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) in India. HRPL is a McDonald’s franchisee with rights to own and operate McDonald’s restaurants in India’s west and south markets.  HRPL has been a franchisee in this part of India since its inception in 1996.

HRPL serves approximately 165 million customers, annually, at its 183 (as of December, 2013) McDonald’s restaurants in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and parts of Madhya Pradesh, and provides direct employment to over 8,000 employees. McDonald’s operates through various formats and brand extensions including standalone restaurants, drive-thru’s, 24/7, McDelivery, dessert Kiosks. The menu features Burgers, Finger Foods, Wraps, Hot and Cold Beverages besides a wide range of desserts. Several of the McDonald’s Restaurant feature in-house McCafé facilities.

The pillars of the McDonald’s system – Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value – are evident at each of the restaurants where HRPL operates.

More details are available on the website: www.mcdonaldsindia.com

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·         Suzuki announces winners of the ‘Apna Way of Life’ contest

·         Two lucky winners taken to Mumbai to meet actor-endorser Salman Khan

New Delhi, March 28, 2014: Lucky Gaur of Delhi and Pooja Shashikant Shahane of Pune realised their dream of meeting superstar Salman Khan after winning the grand prize in the Apna Way of Life contest organized by Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited (SMIL), a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers.

The thrilled winners chatted with Salman Khan about the many celebrations that make Apna Way of Life in India while meeting him at the Mehboob Studio in Mumbai. The visibly delighted winners also showed Salman the winning photographs they had entered for the contest

The 3 month long Apna Way of Life contest was announced on Salman Khan’s Facebook page last year.  The contest revolved around Suzuki’s philosophy ‘Apna Suzuki, Apna Way of Life’ where Suzuki asked fans to share their Way of Life captured in photographs, videos & audio bytes by logging onto www.apnawayoflife.com.

The contest received an enthusiastic response from Suzuki two-wheeler customers who clocked more than 2000 successful entries. Of these, Suzuki selected 18 winners in 3 months out of which 2 grand winners were selected for meeting the superstar Salman Khan.

Mr. Atul Gupta, Executive Vice President, SMIL said, “Suzuki’s Apna Way of Life is about celebrating togetherness and the spirit of being one great Indian family. Our focus at Suzuki is the Indian customer and understanding his/her experiences. The ‘Apna Way of Life Contest’ offered insight into the customer’s thinking, lifestyle and feelings while also engaging our consumers to interact with us. I congratulate all the contest winners on behalf of Suzuki two wheelers. ”

Ms. Anu Anamika, National Head – Marketing, SMIL said, “The idea behind the contest was to create a platform for our customers wherein they could share their ways of life with us and celebrate this spirit of togetherness with their star-idol Salman Khan. We are extremely happy with the response.”

Actor Salman Khan said, “I am delighted to be a part of Suzuki’s Apna Way of Life Contest.  My Way of Life is about sharing happiness and celebrating the joys of life with my fans. The winners of the contest also enjoy the same sense of togetherness, family and fun as I do. I’m glad Suzuki created this opportunity for me to meet the winners and allow them to share their experiences with me.”

ABOUT SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE INDIA LTD (SMIL)

Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited is a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan wherein they have the same manufacturing philosophy of VALUE PACKED PRODUCTS right from the inception. SMIL manufactures two-wheelers best suited for the valuable Indian customers. The Company started its India operation in February, 2006.

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Zee Cinema celebrates 20 years of winning hearts!

Mumbai, April 2, 2014: Zee Cinema, India’s first Hindi movie channel launched in 1995 with a philosophy of ‘Movies, Masti and Magic’, has been a part of every household showcasing some of the biggest hits and blockbusters in the history of Hindi cinema. This Saturday, 5 April 2014, Zee Cinema celebrates its glorious run of 20 years. Having pioneered the trend to exclusively showcase the best of Bollywood, the channel has some exciting plans lined up to commemorate this milestone.

Recognized as television’s ultimate Hindi movie destination, Zee Cinema has developed a strong bond with its viewers through the years. It has always believed that movies are a way of life and the support received from their viewers has been the biggest driving force behind its success.  As a part of the celebration, Zee Cinema gives all its fans an opportunity to share their views on the channel turning 20 years. Viewers now stand a chance to get lucky and win exciting prizes by participating in contest running on the channel on 4th and 5th April 2014. A special microsite that encapsulates ‘Movies, Masti and Magic’ has been created for the anniversary where fans can login to for exciting trivia and entertainment! And as birthday celebrations are all about fun and laughter, Zee Cinema also has a series of entertaining activities planned for all its stakeholders.

ZEEL Head – Marketing, National Channels – Akash Chawla says, “Zee Cinema has been the most loved brand on Indian Television since the last 20 years purely due to the love and affection of our viewers. The activities we have planned for this special day is our token of appreciation for the loyal support over the years.”

Cluster Programming Head, Hindi Movie Channels – Ruchir Tiwari says, “Over the last two decades, Zee Cinema, has been a frontrunner among Hindi movie channels and the secret of our success lies in the hearts of millions of our viewers and supporters of Hindi Cinema. We are excited about the celebrations planned and it’s only befitting to reward our viewers! Every year, we set out to break our very own industry records and that is what makes everyone in the Zee family very proud today as we gather together to celebrate 20 years of Zee Cinema”

In addition to acquiring blockbusters, Zee Cinema has entertained the movie-buffs with much loved properties like ‘Shanivaar Ki Raat, SitaaronKeSaath’, ‘Cinema Hall’, ‘Double Mazza’ and ‘Movie of the Month’. With different unique properties bringing the perfect mix of movies and entertainment to its audience, it is no wonder that the channel has been sweeping hearts worldwide. With a growing presence on digital media and with gaming avenues and many more movie offerings to come, one can guarantee that the world’s biggest Hindi movie theatre – Zee Cinema – is all geared to entertain its viewers in the years to come in many unique ways!

Warm Regards,

Prerna Jain I Account Executive I Avian Media

Office no A-001, A Wing, Ground floor, Neelam Centre

Hind Cycle Road, Next to TV Industrial Estate

Worli, Mumbai – 400025

D:    + 91 22 67200534

M:   + 91 97020 22244

E:    prerna@avian-media.com

W:   www.avian-media.com

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The second season of Satyamev Jayate has got tremendous response. The show has not only touched some sensitive issues but also has found possible amends to the problems.

Aamir Khan has this time decided to bring SMJ in 3 parts. 1st part had 5 episodes and the show received a lot of admiration from people all over.

The actor who just completed the 1st part of Satyamev Jayate’s 2nd season is already engrossed in the 2nd part of this season.

The actor will not be taking any break between two tranches of SMJ.

2nd part of this season will be aired in the month of July. The actor and his SMJ team have already started working on the research part of the show.

This time over also they are coming up with some heart wrenching social issues which will be disclosed only when the show will be aired on television.

The new format of SMJ to bring it in 3 different parts seems to be working more with the audiences. It is also creating a curiosity among them.

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BBM Chats Just Got More Fun with the Introduction of Stickers

Multi-Person Photo Sharing and Larger File Transfers Round Out New Features

New Delhi, India – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced an update of BBM™, a leading mobile messaging platform for private and secure communications, that allows customers to further personalize and enhance their chat experiences.

Available for download later today from the respective app stores for the Android™, BlackBerry® and iOS® platforms, BBM will now offer stickers – larger, bolder and more expressive images than emoticons – that BBM users can add to their BBM chats. Customers will be able to purchase and download sticker packs from the new BBM Shop found in BBM.

“Stickers are another great example of how we’re making the BBM experience more engaging and fun for our customers,” said David Proulx, Senior Director, BBM at BlackBerry. “Stickers let you personalize your chats and strike the right chord with people around the world who rely on stickers in chats when they connect with colleagues, family, friends, peers and partners.”

BBM customers will be able to download a variety of sticker packs right inside BBM from the BBM Shop. Each sticker pack contains between 20 and 25 stickers and features content developed by talented artists or relating to a theme or a character like CosCat, Gilbert’s Tales or Bubble Bot, as well as sticker packs featuring content from popular brands including Shaun the Sheep and WWE. To start, sticker packs will either be offered for free, or cost US $1.99, or an approximate equivalent amount in the local currency, and will be billed through the device’s app store.

With WrestleMania 30 just around the corner, WWE is planning to give away a free sticker pack to its fans through BBM. In addition, a free sticker pack created by BlackBerry featuring favorite BBM emoticons will be available to all BBM customers that download the new update. BlackBerry plans to add new sticker packs on a regular basis.

In addition to stickers, BBM customers can now easily share photos in multi-person chats*. Photos will be delivered in the chat as a thumbnail that can be opened to reveal the image in full size. BBM customers can also now send higher quality photos, videos and presentations thanks to larger in-chat file transfers. Files up to 16MB can now be shared in a chat, an increase of 10MB.**

For more information about the BBM update, device requirements and other features, please visit bbm.com.

For a video on stickers and picture sharing follow:

Stickers Video

Picture Sharing Video

BBM continues to connect friends, family and colleagues across a myriad of mobile networks, as the standard for mobile instant messaging with a fast, reliable, and engaging experience that puts control of privacy and personal information back in the customers’ hands.

* Sharing pictures in multi-person chats is not included in BB0S

** For sending and receiving on BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android. BlackBerry smartphones running BBOS will be able to receive only.

About BBM

Introduced in 2005, BBM set the standard for mobile instant messaging and continues to drive innovation in messaging and private social networking. Today, BBM is one of the largest private social mobile networks, driving real, active conversations. Customers love BBM for its privacy, controls and immediacy with Delivered and Read statuses and message-in-progress notices.

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.

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MyFav Awards, aims to recognize the best Indian Artists/DJs across all music genres.

Nominations from aspiring artists from across the country poured in,! The aspiring DJs were

categorized as a DJ / Artist in their respective category viz. House, Electronica, Techno, Hip

Hop, Bollywood etc. The nomination list shows an interesting mix of regions, genres and

craftsmanship. The existing lists of categories were joined by a unique one: MyFav AllStars.

The winners of MyFav Awards were then selected on the basis of these fan votes. To ensure

that the voting process isn´t tainted by users attempting to register multiple times to cast more

votes, the IP addresses will be logged in for all registrations.

Speaking about these awards, Vishal Shetty, DJ and Co-Founder of Myfavdj.in said, “The

DJ Community has grown in leaps and bounds this past year. We feel it’s necessary to

provide a credible platform to both acknowledge and applaud talented DJs across the

country. Via these awards, we aim to do just that!
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The MyFavAwards 2013-2014 Winners List:

• Kash Trivedi – Producer of the Year / Best Techno DJ

• Anish Sood – DJ of the Year / Best Electronica DJ

• Anish Sood – Best House DJ

• SA – Best Hiphop DJ

• Sound Avtar – Best Drum & Bass / Dubstep DJ

• Anees – Best Trance DJ

• Nitin Mahajan – Best Psy Trance DJ

• Indra J – Best Chillout DJ

• Gavin – Best Rock / Retro DJ

• Chetas – Best Bollywood DJ

• Blue Frog – Club of the Year

• Sunburn – Festival of the Year

For further information contact:

Sameer Mutreja

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Ali puts his Luck on the Line

Jeannie & Juju is a romantic comedy which has Vicky and his genie that are in love with each other facing life and its daily challenges.

This time Ali Asgar who essays the role of Vicky in the series has penned his thoughts for the upcoming track. Ali who is a believer in luck had some thoughts about how ‘luck’ could be shown as a game changer in the series in a playful way.

Ali said. “I have deep faith in luck and its repercussions on our lives. Personally, I have faced some good & bad experiences that I would credit to the luck factor. This was a wonderful opportunity wherein it allowed me to set my ideology as a part of this show. The ongoing track will see a lot of funny incidents wherein even Jeannie’s magic will not be of any help. It’s going to be a hilarious take on how luck can change things instantly and am sure the viewers will definitely like this new twist in the tale.”

Watch how luck meddles with ‘Jeannie Aur Juju’ and creates a cascading comedy.

To catch all the fun and excitement, tune into SAB TV’s Jeannie aur Juju, Monday – Friday at 9:30 pm only on SAB TV!

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JSW Steel to revise prices for select products

·         Reduces prices by Rs 500-750 per tonne for HRC and Rs 500 for Wire rod

Mumbai, 01 April 2014: JSW Steel, the country’s leading steel producer with an installed capacity of 14.3 mtpa today announced the revision of prices for its two steel products– Hot Rolled Coil (HRC) and Wire rod, effective from April 1.  The quantum of the cut will be Rs 500-750 per tonne for HRC and Rs 500 for Wire rod.

Mr Jayant Acharya, Director-commercial and marketing, JSW Steel said, “Considering the international steel prices and the appreciation of the Indian rupee, the company has adjusted domestic prices downward to align it with the landed cost of import. The domestic demand has seen an improvement in the last quarter and we are optimistic that steel consumption will rise in the current fiscal by around 5-6% in line with the projected GDP growth of the country.”

JSW Steel:

JSW Steel, the flagship company of the JSW Group is India’s leading integrated steel manufacturer with a combined capacity of 14.3 MTPA. It is one of the largest producers and exporters of coated flat products in the country with presence in over 100 countries across five continents. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Toranagallu in Karnataka, supplemented by units at Dolvi, Vasind, Tarapur, Kalmeshwar in Maharashtra and Salem in Tamil Nadu; JSW Steel is recognised for its innovation and quality. It has entered into technological collaboration with Japan’s JFE Steel Corp, for manufacturing high grade steel for specific industry applications such as automobiles. It offers an entire gamut of steel products – Hot Rolled Coils / MS Plates, Cold Rolled, Galvanized, Galvalume, Pre-painted Galvanised, Pre-painted Galvalume, TMT Rebars, Wire Rods & Special Steel Bars, Rounds & Blooms. JSW Steel has acquired a pipe and plate making steel mill in Baytown, Texas in USA. By 2025, JSW Steel is aiming to produce 40 million tonnes of steel annually with greenfield integrated steel plants coming up in West Bengal and Jharkhand, while adding further capacities at the Vijayanagar and Salem plants. It has also signed a joint venture agreement with Japan’s Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc (MISI) to set up steel processing centres in India. The equal joint venture company is equipped to process flat steel products such as hot rolled, cold rolled steel and coated products to cater to the needs of automotive, white goods, construction and other value added segments.

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Nargis Fakhri sizzles for Main Tera Hero promotions

~ Scores a fashion goal for her appearances ~

Mumbai, 1st

April, 2014: Stunning actor Nargis Fakhri has been giving us a glimpse of her stylish

self during the promotions of her much awaited rom-com Main Tera Hero. She has been spotted

donning variety of uber-trendy outfits, hand-picked by her stylist Allia Al Rufa. Here, in this

document, are images of all her appearances, along with their respective dates and the events.

Her refreshing style and attitude is a true reflection of the fashion diva that she is. Wearing a

beautiful full length midnight blue gown, which complimented her figure completely, Nargis looked

slender and as gorgeous as ever while attending the recent music launch of her movie Main Tera

Hero.

On the sets of India’s Got Talent, Nargis made a graceful appearance in a trim H&M pleated white

skirt and cropped top. Finishing the look were a pair of delicate earrings from Isharya, and stylish

stilettos. The blue and white hues of the dress enhanced her look giving us a glimpse of her long

legs.

The stunning actor attended the Radio Mirchi Music Awards in an elegant yet simple DvF black silk

jumpsuit, looking resplendent. Nargis completed the attire with bold red triangular earrings and

classic black pumps.

Nargis was also seen promoting her movie on the sets of the hit dance show on Television, Boogie

Woogie, in a fresh-off-the-runway dress from Payal Singhal’s collection. The dress was a denim

floor kissing maxi with cut-out shoulders. The lower half of the dress was drapped in a delicate gold

overlay skirt that matched the intricate set of Golden earrings.

The chic actress has been receiving accolades for her impeccable fashion sense in the movie, and

even during its promotion. Nargis has always been known for her bold choices, and her unique sense

of fashion has garnered massive appreciation from her fans. Nargis Fakhri will be seen starring in her

upcoming movie Main Tera Hero, slated to release on 4th

April, 2014.

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KAANCHI fans go head over heels for MUSHTANDA

Mumbai, 1st April 2014: The stylish rap song ‘Mushtanda’, Subhash Ghai’s debut composition and sung by renowned artists Mika Singh and Aishwarya Majumdar flaunting their never-heard-before avatars, has generated a lot of excitement among listeners. Fans have been grooving to the beats of the song, retweeting and posting the link to the video. Calling it a ‘Rocking Song’, listeners haven’t been able to get enough of it.

The song has created tremendous buzz with its foot tapping beats and catchy lyrics. The video of the song shows the uber cool Mika rapping, along with gun toting dancers.

Directed by Subhash Ghai, Kaanchi is the story of an innocent rural beauty and her fight against power. Starring – Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Kartik Aaryan, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Rishabh Sinha and introducing Mishti, the musical drama is produced by Mukta Arts and is slated to release on 25th April, 2014.

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g Legends Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth unveil the

KOCHADAIIYAAN HINDI TRAILER

Mumbai, 1st April, 2014:  The exciting trailer of Superstar Rajinikanth’s much awaited, action packed, performance capture photorealistic film Kochadaiiyaan was recently released. The awe inspiring trailer was unveiled by the ace actor Amitabh Bachchan, a close friend of Rajinikanth.

The event was also streamed Live exclusively only on Erosnow.com.

Post the event, Bachchan Sr. tweeted saying, “Back from the launch of ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, Rajinikanth’s motion capture technology film, made by his daughter Soundarya…INCREDIBLE.” He showered praises on the director, saying that she has shown what a man could not, by making India’s first motion capture film.

The legendary Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan also mentioned, “Women Empowerment !!! India can boast of this achievement, despite the social lacunae that still exists…Kochadaiiyaan by Soundarya”.

The event saw the presence of many renowned personalities like Aishwarya Rai, Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, Shekhar Kapur, Subhash Ghai, R. Balki, Anupam Kher and Ramesh Sippy, among others, who appreciated the work of the debutante director. The film stars Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone.  Produced by Media One Entertainment & Eros International, Kochadaiiyaan will be in theatres, soon.

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Teaser Poster of HEROPANTI revealed

Mumbai, 1st April, 2014: The makers of the highly anticipated high octane film, Heropanti, have released the teaser poster, introducing Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff.

Coloured in hues of blue, the poster shows the chiselled actor striking a stylish pose on the bike, while covering his face with a hat. Fans have also been treated to a glimpse of Tiger Shroff’s well toned physique. This teaser poster sets the tone for the movie & Tiger’s uber cool character.

The poster also announces the release of the trailer, which will be out at 4 pm on 4th April. Directed by Sabbir Khan, Heropanti stars debutants Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon. Presented by UTV Motion Pictures & Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the movie is slated to release on 23rd May 2014.

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SID MALLYA TO STAND FOR ELECTIONS

Mumbai, 1st April 2014:  Sid Mallya has announced his candidacy as an independent in this year’s general elections. According to a post on his official Instagram account @sidmallya, he is all set to ‘take out the trash’. He also calls himself the “The last honest man”.

Sid, who is known to be a party animal, always attending the biggest parties and events and hobnobbing with the who’s who of the world, has larger interests which apparently lie in the betterment of humanity. He believes that taking part in this year’s elections would be the best way for him to bring about a positive change. Sid wants to leverage his social standing to contest the elections, which are going to take place from 7th April to 16th May, 2014.

Sid Mallya thinks that he will be able to form the right government, as he describes himself as ‘Unbribeable’ and the ‘the jaw line of change’. Sid has surely been doing his bit for the society, which shows that he has a soft heart, but what people really want to know is whether Sid Mallya can be an able leader. Only time will tell!

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KRK lightens up the election fever on APRIL FOOL’S DAY!

Earlier today the forever quirky KRK declared his nomination being ruled out which created a stir in the media who anticipated the day KRK would file his nomination.

KRK playfully apologizes for the little rumor he started & states it was only an April fool’s Day stint.

KRK tweets, “So April Fool stunt is over now. Today I have done my nomination so congratulations to all the voters to my constituency North West Mumbai.”


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Eros Now Treated Audiences To A Live Rajinikanth.

After the stupendous success of the Tamil trailer and music launch of South megastar Rajinikanth’s magnum opus ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ in Chennai, Mumbai hosted Thalaiva this Sunday when the superstar landed in the city for the Hindi curtain raiser of the film, which was a star-studded affair with Bollywood biggies and dignitaries from down South attending the gala affair.

As a special treat to Rajinikanth’s fans, Eros Now, a special property of Eros, streamed the live broadcast of the event on the Eros Now Youtube channel, so that fans of the Thalaiva could catch a glimpse of their idol merely by logging onto the Eros Now Youtube channel.

Confirming the news, Sunil Lulla of Eros said, ” Mr Rajinikanth,the Superstar himself was present in the city for the event. As a special treat to his fans across the globe, Eros International streamed a live broadcast of the evening only on Eros Now”.

After garnering over 3.5 million views for its teaser trailer in a matter of only a few days, Kochadaiiyaan is set to blaze a trail globally in cutting-edge Photorealistic Performance Capture Technology, as it rivals and transcends the technological capabilities of Hollywood masterpieces Avatar, Tin Tin and Beowulf.

South Indian megastar Rajinikanth is cast as the archetypal superhero in the epic dramatisation of good versus evil. He performs a dual role with the reigning Queen of Indian Cinema Deepika being paired opposite the younger character. They are joined by current and veteran stars of North and South Indian Cinema such as Jackie Shroff and R. Sarathkumar for a global, Pan-Indian cinematic treat. The film is directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin with music by A R Rahman.

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Ekk Nayi Pehchaan recreates Salman-Bhagyshree moment from Maine Pyaar Kiya

The popular itsy-bitsy love tale of Karan Sharma aka Karan and Krystal D’ Souza aka Sakshi in Sony Entertainment Television’s Ekk Nayi Pehchaan has created waves in the town with their sizzling chemistry. The upcoming episode will be a bonanza visual treat for the fans of “Ekk Nayi Pehchaan” as the love birds, Sakshi and Karan will be seen in complete romantic mood. Yes, the show will bring a romantic song sequence to overwhelm the fans.

The upcoming episode will see some love blossoming between the two love birds where Karan will be seen gifting special dresses to Sakshi and recreating the Maine Pyaar Kiya romantic moment. The lovey doves will have a special close moment where Karan will finally express his love to Sakshi.

Well certainly love is in the air for Sakshi and Karan, isn’t it?

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India’s Overall M&A Activity Slightly Improves with 2.8% Increase

The value of announced mergers & acquisitions (M&A) deals involving Indian companies reached US$5.2 billion during the first quarter of 2014, a 2.8% increase from the first quarter of 2013 but saw a 27.4% quarterly decline from the fourth quarter of 2013.

Deal count also slowed down as number of M&A transactions dropped 29.5% to 232 from 329 announced deals during the first quarter of 2013.

The average M&A deal size for transactions with disclosed values involving India climbed up to US$56.3 million this first quarter of 2014 compared to US$34.0 million over the same period last year., as more deals were announced this quarter at US$500-million-and-above in value.

Domestic M&A stood at US$2.7 billion, up 111.2% compared to the first quarter of 2013. In terms of value, the bulk of domestic activity focused on the Energy & Power sector with US$1.9 billion, an eleven-fold increase from the same period last year and witnessed the highest quarterly level since third quarter of 2010 (US$2.7 billion).  Energy & Power captured 71.3% of India’s domestic M&A activity this year.

Total cross-board M&A fell 38.7% to US$1.9 billion compared to the first quarter of 2013. Inbound M&A in India declined 49.4% while, on the other hand, Outbound M&A increased 57.2% over the same period last year.

Completed M&A deals involving Indian companies totaled US$8.4 billion, a 37.0% increase compared to the first quarter of 2013 (US$6.2 billion).

Energy & Power Takes the Lead with 50.7% Market Share

The Energy & Power sector accounted for majority of the acquisitions involving Indian companies with 50.7% market share worth US$2.6 billion, a 299.7% increase from the first quarter of 2013, and the highest first quarter period since 2011 (US$9.4 billion). Materials followed next and captured 15.9% of the market share with US$824.6 million worth of deals, up 186.7% from the same period last year.

The TMT sector (Technology, Media, and Telecommunications) captured an aggregate market share of 7.7% as combined deal value increased 52.1% to US$398.0 million from the first quarter of 2013.

Private Equity-backed M&A in India Witness Surge in Deal Value

Buyside Financial Sponsor M&A activity targeting Indian companies totaled US$2.2 billion this year, and witnessed an eleven-fold increase in value compared to the first quarter of 2013.  This was driven by an acquisition of Jaiprakash Power Venture Ltd’s two hydro power plants by an investor group comprised of TAQA India Power Ventures Pvt Ltd (51%), INDO- AFRICA Inc (39%) and India Infrastructure Fund II (10%) in a deal valued at US$1.6 billion. The deal also pushed the Energy & Power sector to account for 76.2% the private equity-backed M&A activity in India.  Consumer Products & Services followed second with 12.1% market share.

India Inbound M&A Activity Starts Slow; Down 49.4% from 1Q 2013

Foreign firms acquiring Indian companies reached US$1.4 billion this year, a 49.4% decline from the first quarter of 2013. Number of announced deals slipped 12.8% compared to the same period last year.

The bulk of inbound acquisitions focused on the Consumer Products & Services sector in terms of deal value with US$417.9 million worth of transactions, a 767.0% growth over a year ago. Consumer Products & Services captured 29.3% of India’s inbound M&A activity followed by Energy & Power sector with 18.8% market share.

Singapore is currently the top acquirer of Indian companies in terms of value with US$371.4 million from 9 announced deals, and accounted for 26.0% of India’s inbound M&A activity.  Meanwhile, United States saw the most number of deals with 13 announced M&A transactions worth US$218.6 million.

India Outbound M&A Grew 57.2% YTD

After witnessing a slow start last year (US$316.5 million), Indian acquisitions overseas stood at US$497.6 million during the first quarter of 2014 and saw a 57.2% increase from the comparative period last year.

India’s outbound acquisitions focused on the Energy & Power sector as deal value reached US$411.1 million, and captured 82.6% of India’s foreign acquisitions. Healthcare followed in second place with 8.2% of the market share, or US$40.7 million worth of announced M&A deals.

Mauritius was the top most targeted nation in terms of value which accounted for 67.6% of the market share worth US$336.3 billion from a single deal. United States, however, saw the most number of announced transactions with 10 deals valued at US$9.1 million.

Completed M&A Advisory Fees in India Up 51.0%

According to estimates from Thomson Reuters/ Freeman Consulting Co., M&A advisory fees from completed transactions in India totaled US$49.8 million during the first quarter of 2014, a 51.0% increase from the comparable period last year.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch took the top spot for imputed fee rankings on M&A advisory work related to completed M&A deals in India for the first quarter of 2014 with US$15.9 million, and accounted for 31.9% market share of the fee pool.

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Chaitanya Choudhary to play a negative character in CID

CID team is famous to chase the criminals and the upcoming episode of CID is going to be an eye grabbing one as this time on the other side they will have the very talented and famous television actor Chaitanya Choudhary. This twin maha episode to be aired this week will depict the tale of a local BEST bus. Sources have informed us that Chaitanya will play a negative role in this twin series. In his special entry delighted Chaitanya said “ I am super excited to be a part of CID and it was a very wonderful experience working with actors like Shivaji Satam, Daya and Abhijeet”.

Get ready for this interesting twin-episode on CID this Friday and Saturday at 10 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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