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Raja Choudhary to Focus back on Acting Now

Having overcome the personal upheaval, as Raja Choudhary coins the divorce from his wife Shweta Tiwari, he has got his attention back to his career. He has regained his focus and energy back by following strenuous regime of Gym, Yoga and Meditation.  He is looking for a good role which will explore his histrionic prowess. Optimistic Raja Choudhary says, “I went through personal ordeal which got me lot of bad publicity. That nightmare is over now. I have been through good and bad times lately and have learnt and I want people to know me for my work. I want good work, be it in TV serials or in Films”.

Another facet of Responsible Raja can be felt in his conviction of power to vote. Here Raja Choudhary opines, “People should not give vote in the name of religion or caste. You must elect a deserving candidate, with clean reputation and a vision for developed India. I request all to go and vote. Not casting your vote is tantamount to wasting an opportunity to shape your future.”

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Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood, Sunil Grover, Charan Singh Sapra, Rajneesh Duggal and Rashmi Desai at Baisakhi Di Raat

B-Town stars and dignitaries celebrated the colorful harvest festival of ‘Baisakhi’ in Mumbai on Friday with full enthusiasm, among foot tapping Punjabi music and folk dances. “Baishaki Di Raat” was rocked by the mix of Punjabi Icon’s from Bollywood, politics, sports and business which was organized by Punjabi Culture Heritage Board president Congress MLC Charan Singh Sapra and he honoured “PUNJABI ICON AWARDS” to the Punjabis who have excelled in their respective fields. Standup Comedian Sunil Grover came in first and was seen in his popular avatar Gutthi making people breathless on his hilarious joke and also taught some gidda to the audience He was seen praising Punjabi culture. He said, “It was a memorable day for me as I am celebrating Baisakhi here it is a very popular festival of Punjabis which is spreading brotherhood and I feel entire Punjab has come to Maharashtra”. Bollywood actors Sonu Sood was seen shaking his legs on Bhangra with Rashmi Desai and Congress leader Charan Singh Sapra. Charan Singh Sapra said, “its good to see so many Punjabi celebrities are doing great work into their fields. I wish them all luck and happy “Baisakhi Di Raat.” Rajneesh Duggal and Tina Dutta graced the event with their presence. Meanwhile, Punjabi actor and singer Gippy Garewal lured the audience with his thrilling performance. Singer and Anchor Satinder Satti given energetic performance and made the function ‘Baisakhi Di Raat’ memorable.

Mumbai RegionalCongress Committee (MRCC) president Janardhan C Chandurkar was seen enjoying every moment. Others seen at the event were Sandeep Singh(Indian Hockey Olympian), N P Singh (CEO – Sony TV), KTS Tulsi (MP) Eminent Senior Lawyer Supreme Court of India, Vikramjit Singh Sahney(President SAARC), Satinder Singh Sapra, Dr. Rana Kapoor (CMD – YES Bank,President – ASSOCHAM) and Shanti Dynamite among others. All was seen enjoying Punjabi festival.

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For the Punjabis…By the Punjabis Baisakhi Di Raat

Bring in your Baisakhi with The Lokhandwala Punjabi Association & Punjabi Global Foundation!

Punjabi Global Foundation  initiated ‘Baisakhi Di Raat’…a culturally & traditionally unique Baisakhi celebration for the second consecutive year…this year only bigger & better.

Baisakhi ‘14 was a grandeur celebration with prominent artists performing at the event like Raja Sagoo, Ashu Punjabi, Garima Jain, and Carlyta Mouhini entertaining the Punjabi enthusiasts from all across the city.

Baisakhi Di Raat, an initiative by The Lokhandwala Punjabi Association (Hemant Nair) & Punjabi Global Foundation! Founded by Gurpreet Kaur Chadha saw the attendance of Vice Chairperson of Minority Commission & Maharashtra Ratan holder Lakhmendra Khurana as the guest of honor.

Chief guest was Gurudas Kamat

Baisakhi Di Raat was a star studded evening with Gurudas Kamat, Baldev Khosla, Amy Billimoria, Shifanjali Rao, Farzad Billimoria, Prashant Sharma, Sahila Chadha,  Mansi Pritam, Prashant Rai etc present at the venue enjoying the traditionally unique Baisakhi festival.

Gift vouchers by TVAM Spa Lokhandwala were distributed among the people who came forward to celebrate this festival.

Punjabi Global Foundation was founded by Ms. Gurpreet Kaur Chadha and other eminent members, who have been guide and teachers in their own way. It is to promote the rich cultural heritage of Punjab on national and international horizon.
The organization is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and dissemination of the rich Art and Cultural, Traditional Heritage of Punjab among the youth and new generations.

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“Aakriti Highland Home in Rupees 13.99 Lacks” gets tremendous response from Bhopal

Mumbai,  12th April, 2014: Aakriti Group pioneering in Real Estate is a preferred choice for the people of Bhopal. has given various residential solutions to Bhopal. With its unique project location, and high quality infrastructure, Aakriti Group has given Bhopal some of its most memorable residential projects.

To provide a dream house to the citizens of Bhopal, Aakriti Group now provides “Aakriti Highland Home” in just Rupees 13.99 lacks. Aakriti Highland Home has received tremendous response from this offer of 13.99 lacs. People of Bhopal have appreciated this scheme tremendously and with in few days so many bookings have already been done and people of Bhopal have become a proud owner of Aakriti Highland Home villas. This offer is valid till 15th April’14 only.

Aakriti Highland Home offers 2BHK bungalows with various amenities like Eco friendly infrastructure, covered campus, pollution free environment, beautiful gardens, community hall,  vastu equipped planning , security and many more.

Mr. Hemant Kumar, CMD, Aakriti Group, says” We believe that everyone is entitled to own a home in their life time, to facilitate this dream we are offering Aakriti Highland Home with an economical tag of just rupees 13.99 lacks. Aakriti Highland Home is an expandable villa and offers various comfortable residential options and caters to a perfect investment option. Aakriti Highland Home is a perfect abode for a family living.”

It is time for each one of us to buy and become a dream home owner, so let’s hurry!!

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Heropanti’s Flute Song ‘Whistle Baja’ Released
~ Tiger Shroff gets fans grooving with his moves ~

Mumbai, 12th April, 2014:  The makers of the upcoming action romance movie ‘Heropanti’ launched their first song ‘Whistle Baja’ at an event today. The song is a contemporary twist to the classic tune in the well-known actor Jackie Shroff’s debut movie, ‘Hero’. It can be viewed at http://bit.ly/WhistleBaja. The track is a dedication to all flute players in the country for keeping that melody alive all these years, who were invited to the event as a special gesture.

The upbeat musical number will have the listener dancing to its foot tapping beats and its catchy steps. Fans can watch the dashing debutants Tiger Shroff & Kriti Sanon asthey match the unique dance steps to the fun music of the song.

Composed by Manj Musik, the quirky lyrics have been penned by Raftaar. The song has been sung by Manj and Nindy Kaur, and features Raftaar.

‘Heropanti’ is a coming of age love story of two young conflicting protagonists and their battles with society. Presented by UTV Motion Pictures & Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and directed by Sabbir Khan, the movie is slated to release on 23rd May 2014.

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Archer Deepika Kumari and Hockey player Jugraj Singh talk about their journey in ‘Hawaa Hawaai’ dreamer video series.

Mumbai, 12th April 2014: The makers of ‘Hawaa Hawaai’ have released two new videos as part of their Dreamer video series, which showcase celebrities from different walks of life. They are of renowned sports personalities, Archer Deepika Kumari and Hockey player Jugraj Singh, who are seen speaking about their dreams and the journey towards fulfilling them. They can be viewed at http://bit.ly/DeepikaKumari-Dreamer andhttp://bit.ly/JugrajSingh-Dreams respectively.

Deepika Kumari, who became World No. 1 in Archery at the age of 18, has represented India at various championships. Talking about her journey, Deepika says that it takes a lot of hard work to go from one point to another. She reveals that she faced many roadblocks at the beginning of her career – no academies, coaches or equipments. However, Deepika reveals that she was determined to make a mark for herself in Archery and reach a platform. She also dreams of winning an Olympic medal some day.

In the second video, Jugraj Singh – who was part of the Indian Hockey team that won the junior World Cup – is seen talking about his achievements and what it takes to make one’s dream come true. He shares that the happiest moment for him was when he was playing against Sohail Abbas, the man he grew up watching and learnt a lot from. According to Jugraj, there is no greater pride than standing in front of that very person, scoring goals against his team and not letting his team score.

The videos in the series makes one believe that anything is possible if you set your sights on the target, and not budge at any cost. Others in the series include famous personalities across Bollywood and Sports including Farhan Akhtar, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Shetty, Kapil Sharma, Vidya Balan and Boman Irani, amongst others.

‘Hawaa Hawaai’ is the story of the remarkable journey of a poor boy ‘Arjun’, rich with dreams, as he tries to achieve his goal of becoming a champion Inline Skater. The movie 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, and is touted to be the first film on in-line skating in the world

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Celebrities get tech-savvy at Le Mangii, Juhu!

The Italian Table hosted the launch party of a new mobile news-tracker application named Pipes

Mumbai, 11th April 2014: Friday night saw glamor greeting technology, as B-Town celebrities sashayed their way to Le Mangii, Juhu, to celebrate the launch of a new mobile news-tracker application called Pipes. The evening saw the celebrities at their joyous best, as they not only enjoyed the epicurean delicacies and cocktails that flowed in till the wee hours; but were also eager to learn all about the newest app that they very willingly downloaded onto their smartphones. Ronit Roy with wife Neelam, Rohit Roy with wife Mansi, Talat Aziz, Satish Kaushik, Urvashi Dholakia, Sanjay Suri, Naved Jaffery, Ramesh Sippy with wife Kiran, Sudhanshu Pandey with wife Mona, Ken Ghosh, Vikas Bhalla, Sheeba, Kishen Mulchandani among others, graced the occasion with their presence.

Pipes is the world’s first personalized mobile news-tracker for your mobile, and is available free of cost for Android and iOS devices. Conceptualized and developed by 20-year old Vinay Anand and 24-year old Siddharth Goliya, Pipes is the world’s first personalized news-tracker that gives you the news you want.

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SWING MEDIA SPECTRUM’S duo

MUSIC ALBUMS RELEASED BY T-SERIES

Shaan, Roop Kumar, Javed Ali, Vinod Rathore & Sadhana Saragam together in

“WOH SAPAN TUMHI TOH THAY”

In a subtle soiree , held on 14th January 2014 and attended by eminent film directors Mr. Prakash Jha and Mr. Anil Sharma along with top playback singers Shaan, Sadhana Sargam, Roopkumar Rathod, Javed Ali and Vinod Rathore, T-series has released two music albums, produced by Swing Media Spectrum: ‘WOH SAPAN TUMHI TOH THAY’ (romantic) and ‘VAR DOH’ (devotional). The melodious songs are taken from the poetry book ‘POOJA KAROON YA PYAR KAROON’ written by Mr. Ajit Sinha. The music for both the albums is composed by Zulfqar Ali and arranged by Kapil Gupta.

The videos are directed by Atul Gupta.

Rarely we come across such people who, even while discharging their duties efficiently on responsible Govt. posts, are still able to keep alive the artist within. Mr. Ajit Sinha is one such wonder who penned the lyrics for such soothing songs. His first collection of poetry ‘LE CHALO USS PAAR’ was received well in the literary world. It was during the creation of his second book ‘POOJA KAROON YA PYAR KAROON’, that Swing Media Spectrum recognized the potential of his poetry and hit upon the idea of translating his poetry into a musical work – an audio-visual extravaganza of songs and videos!

The first album ‘WOH SAPAN TUMHI TOH THAY’ contains 10 romantic tracks rendered by Shaan, Sadhana Sargam, Roopkumar Rathod, Javed Ali and Vinod Rathore along with a few blossoming singers. The second album is ‘VAR DOH’, a collection of 8 devotional songs rendered by Jyotiraman Iyer. DVDs containing the music videos of both the albums were also released.

On this occasion, music arranger Kapil Gupta who has worked with stalwart music composers said, “The real challenge in the music arrangement of these songs was to match the depth and timelessness of the lyrics in the orchestration as well, with a totally new sound design that would be contemporary, yet not compromising the classy expression of the lyrics! Something equally appealing to all the classes and generations.”

Director Atul Gupta, who has many music videos, animation and corporate films for the MNCs to his credit said, “Making the videos of these songs was a ‘never-before’ experience for me. The amalgamation of lyrics, with all the unique fragrances of lovely emotions coming straight from the lyricist’s heart and the rich music became very demanding visually. But this challenge turned into a creative pleasure as the lyrics themselves suggested the visuals and the music led to the shot divisions and cuts.”

The audio CDs and DVDs of these two music albums are available on all leading music stores worldwide.

By SWING MEDIA SPECTRUM, MUMBAI.

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The worlds first oxygen mask for car invented

Revolutionary product ‘OMASK’ is another contribution by Canadian entrepreneur and celebrity singer Nofel Izz

OMASK is a light weight portable safety breathing apparatus which allows the passengers of a vehicle to escape when submerged in water by providing oxygen rich air in a mask that is waterproof /airtight and could also be a life saving apparatus in possible situations such as bridge collapse, deadly smoke inhalation, fire in houses and high rises as well as public transportation.

When asked Mr. Izz about why he decided to work on this invention he said ; “Accidents have become a part of our daily lives and so have natural disasters. Typically in a submerged vehicle crash, water rises to the bottom of the passenger window within 30 seconds. A person would have to wait until their vehicle is fully submerged before escaping. Due to external pressures, one would have little or no time to save themselves or their loved ones. With OMASK this situation will be avoidable and before you receive emergency help, you would be safe and free from drowning.”

Currently the indigenous innovation is in its manufacturing stage. Samples are being sorted out for leading car manufacturers, and vehicle safety suppliers, who understand that OMASK – is just as important and pertinent to have as an AIR BAG.

“ I have always believed that every idea, which can help the society in a better way should be developed and communicated. The company who understands the same values, will be chosen to distribute OMASK.CA exclusively” – Nofel Izz.

Apart from entertaining half million fans on Face Book and working on his next Sufi album, Nofel Izz has embarked on creating awareness in Dubai for such a product in the market place while looking for a suitable investor.

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This year celebrate Baisakhi with Being Human Clothing

Get a 10% off on any purchase

12th April 2014: The festival that marks the start of the New Year for Sikhs just got bigger. To celebrate the spirit of Baisakhi, Being Human Clothing is offering its latest collection of Spring Summer 14  range of apparels and accessories for both men and women at a 10% discount.

The brand ideology of Fashion with Conscience, in simple words to “look good and do good” is extended to double the celebration of Baisakhi. Customers can enjoy the truly international brand experience in the stores from 12th April – 14th April and enjoy a discount of 10% at any Being Human Clothing Exclusive Brand Outlets in Punjab, Gurgaon and Delhi.

Take home a wide choice of product ranges and new merchandises while you are ready to celebrate and welcome the new year.

Avail the offer at any of the following stores;

Amritsar: Alpha One Mall

Chandigarh: Elante Mall

Ludhiana: Silver Arc Mall

Delhi: Fortis

Gurgaon: Ambience Mall

ABOUT BEING HUMAN CLOTHING

Mandhana Industries is the global licensee for Being Human clothing. In a unique licensing arrangement with Being Human-The Salman Khan Foundation, Mandhana Industries has brought out a clothing line with a heart where royalties from the clothing line support education and healthcare initiatives of the Foundation. With an exclusive worldwide license to design, manufacture, retail and distribute Being Human clothing, Mandhana Industries offers to its customers, a world –class fashionable product coupled with the satisfaction of doing good.

Being Human clothing is available in France, Spain, Belgium, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon and Qatar. Being Human European distribution is set up in Bordeaux, France and is servicing around 120 selling points. With its first time participation in the trade fair Who’s Next in France it is already rated as the top 15 brands to look out for.

Mandhana Industries has envisioned Being Human Clothing as a global brand that encompasses within the best of Global fashion, quality and the satisfaction of getting attached to and contributing to humanity. For more information about Being Human Clothing, visit us at www.beinghumanclothing.com.

ABOUT MANDHANA INDUSTRIES LTD:

Mandhana Industries Ltd is a diversified textile and apparel manufacturing company, listed in 2010 on the national bourses with a turnover of over INR 1300 crores in FY 12-13 and a market cap of over INR 900 crores. With a state-of-art infrastructure, the company is engaged into manufacturing of textiles and garments. Its business includes designing, yarn designing, yarn dyeing, weaving, processing, dyeing and garment manufacturing.

Mandhana Industries Ltd, with an existence of over 28 years, has long lasting relationships in Indian and overseas markets. With a strong global presence, the Company supplies to various markets of Italy, France, Germany, Turkey, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, Spain, Australia and Israel.

In the next step, Mandhana Industries has entered into retail segment with the brand ‘Being Human Clothing’. The Company has also entered into an exclusive global license agreement with ‘Being Human – The Salman Khan Foundation’ for designing, marketing and distributing ‘Being Human Clothing’ line.

Mandhana Industries’ goals and strategies are long term and engage man, machine, technology, environment and society to provide profitable, responsible and sustainable growth. For more information about Mandhana Industries Ltd, its people and performance, visit us at www.mandhana.com.

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Sidharth Malhotra is keen to learn scuba diving

Sidharth Malhotra recently took a discovery course in Scuba diving while he was shooting for his upcoming film, Ek Villian in Mauritius.

Sidharth had to undergo training before he indulged in the extreme sport and since the shooting was on a tight schedule Sidharth took the most elementary course for diver’s.

However Sidharth loved the experience of being underwater. He loved to watch the marine life and corals so closely.

The entire aquatic experience intrigued him and he is keen to take a professional divers course and explore deep waters.

Sdiharth has been enquiring about various scuba diving courses since then. He would ideally remove time to do the basic swimming pool training in the city itself and then go for dives abroad.

He has actively been talking to people on courses and also where should he go for the dive.

Says Sidharth Malhotra “We shot underwater for a song in EK Villian. It was a fantastic experience!! They were the best 2 days in the Mauritius schedule. Im looking forward to be a certified schuba diver soon!”

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‘Hawaa Hawaai’s first song ‘SAR UTHA KE JEE’ released

Mumbai, 12th April 2014: The video for the inspirational first song from Hawaa Hawaai, ‘Sar Utha Ke Jee’, has been released. It can be viewed at http://bit.ly/HH-SarUthaKe

The lyrics for the song are penned by Amole Gupte, who has donned many hats for this cinematic endeavor. The video features Partho Gupte & other kids skating, with their coach played by Saqib Saleem, guiding them. Aptly embodying the spirit of the movie, the song motivates to aspire fearlessly, and dare to dream , striving with dignity to make these dreams a reality.

Hawaa Hawaai is the story of the remarkable journey of a poor boy ‘Arjun’, rich with dreams, as he tries to achieve his goal of becoming a champion in-line Skater. The movie 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, and is touted to be the first film on in-line skating in the world.

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Subhash Ghai introduces Kaanchi debutants Mishti and Kartik Aryan on Filmfare magazine.

Subhash Ghai, along with the Kaanchi debutants Mishti and Kartik Aryan have been featured in the latest issue of Filmfare magazine. Subhash Ghai’s interview reveal tidbits about his life. Charming Kartik Aryan talks about how Mr. Ghai taught him a lot, apart from liplock and the stunning Mishti speaks about Kartik being one of the very good looking men in the industry.

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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Shatrughan Sinha to receive IIFA’s special accolade –

Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema

11th April 2014 – Come the 26th of April, The TATA Motors IIFA Awards powered by LAVA Mobile will honor acting stalwart, Shatrughan Sinha with the prestigious ‘Outstanding Contribution to Indian cinema’ honour this year. The audience at Raymond James Stadium will witness the original ‘Shotgun’ receiving a standing ovation for his illustrious career in the Hindi film industry spanning over 45 years.

Over the years, the veteran superstar has earned immense fame for his iconic performances cementing his status as one of the legendary actors of our time. Sinha’s impressive track record boasts of a series of blockbuster hits including Kaala Patthar, Shaan, Naseeb, Kalicharan, Dostana, Mere Apne Aa Gale Lag Jaa and Aan: Men At Work, to name a few. Having fearlessly essayed both positive and negative characters in his on-screen roles, Sinha is best remembered for his unconventional yet highly intense and passionate monologues and unique style of dialogue delivery which continues to strike a chord with  audiences even today….especially when he says “Khamosh!”

Speaking on the award, Shatrughan Sinha said, “It has truly been a long but fulfilling journey in the movie business and I thank IIFA for commemorating my eventful career with this prestigious award. The honour not only humbles me, but makes me feel loved by a country where cinema is the ultimate equalizer of the masses.”

In previous years, IIFA has acknowledged many Indian cinema legends including the late Director-Producer Yash Chopra, lyricist Javed Akthar, filmmaker Ramesh Sippy and songstress, Asha Bhosle among others. Acknowledged for applauding the work of renowned actors and directors on a global platform, IIFA will felicitate Shatrugan Sinha in Tampa Bay, Florida this year. The 15th IIFA Weekend and Awards will be held from the 23rd to the 26th of April.

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Ahmed Khan goes back to school!

Ahmed Khan – one of the judges of DID L’il Masters, gets a pleasant surprise on the sets of show…

ahmed-khan-319.jpgBringing out the child in him each time he is on the sets of show, Judge Ahmed Khan was taken aback this week as he shot for Lifebuoy DID L’il Masters. Giving him a pleasant surprise, the creative team of the dance reality show left Ahmed teary-eyed when they played a special video diary which they had shot specially for him at his school in Pune.

Fondly remembering his school and citing his experiences from his school days to the kids of DID L’il Masters, Ahmed Khan was taken aback to see the principal of his school and the kids talk about him. Being proud of all that he has achieved till date, the kids spoke about how happy they are to have him as an example to make it big in life. Talking about his experience, Ahmed said, “I am glad that the creative team put in efforts to make me feel special and bring the messages of my principal and kids from my school to me. I cannot thank the team enough for the efforts they have put in to go all the way to Pune to shoot this specially for me.”

While everybody was glad seeing Ahmed Khan being praised by kids from his school, there was one person on the set who seemed to have an issue with the judge. Not being appointed as the ‘monitor’ in the second week of the show’s run, l’il contestant Sachin Chaudhary – the kid known to deliver impromptu shayaris and film dialogues, was disappointed at the decision by the judges to make somebody else the monitor of the class. Having heard the decision of the judges, Sachin started sulking and when Ahmed tried to explain that it is a rule to shift monitors every week, he turned around and in all his child-like fury, pointed his finger towards Ahmed and delivered the famous dialogue from Sunny Deol’s movie which not just scared Ahmed but left Geeta Maa stumped too. Such cute bacchas, each one of them!

To sample their bachchagiri, do not miss Dance India Dance L’il Masters 3, Every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM, Only on ZEE TV!

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Ten of India’s top U-16 cricket school teams headed for the royal battle in the Coca-Coca Cricket Cup Inter-State challenge 2014

~ Initiative to promote grassroots cricket and identify promising cricketing talent from the Country~

–       Partnership takes forward Coca-Cola India’s commitment to promote a sporting culture and healthy active living in the country

–       Inter-State challenge to begin on 14th April 2014 in Mumbai

–       Cricket India Academy (CIA) to provide the coaching program and expertise for the coaching camp and team for the second year in a row

–       24 of the best players from the Inter-state challenge to be shortlisted for an intensive coaching camps

–       Entire program is mentored by Saba Karim

Mumbai, April 11 2014: After eight months of intense cricketing action covering 820 schools in 66 districts across ten states and involving the participation of close to 12,500 young cricketers, ten of India’s top cricket playing school teams have now qualified for the intense inter-state challenge of the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup for Under-16 Boys. The talented players will now pit their skills against each other in the Inter-State Challenge of one of the country’s largest Inter-School Cricket championships, which will be played across seven venues in Mumbai beginning April 14, 2014.

The commencement of the Inter-State leg was announced in the city on Friday by Dilip Jayram, CEO, Procam International, in the presence of Shrikant Tigdi, MCA and P.N. Sankaran, Procam International.

Al. Barkat Malik M. I. English School has emerged the champion school from Mumbai and will open their campaign against DAV Sr. Sec. School, Chandigarh at Hindu Gymkhana ground on April 14.

The other champion schools in the fray are Sports College, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), St. Johns Jr. College, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Salwan Boys Sr. Sec. School, Rajendra Nagar (Delhi), Shreyas Samarpan Vidyalaya, Baroda (Gujarat), AVR E Techno School, Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Debinagar K.C.R. Vidyapith, Uttar Dinajpur (West Bengal), Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), and Kiddys Corner Higher Secondary School, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh).

The ten teams will be divided into two groups of five each and league matches will be played till April 20 at the following grounds: Hindu Gymkhana, Islam Gymkhana, Mahalaxhmi Ground (WR), Trombay, HPCL Ground, Police Gymkhana and RCF. The top two teams of each group will play the semi-finals on April 19, followed by the grand final on April 20..

Intensive Seven-day Coaching Clinic: Twenty-four of the best players from the Inter-State Leg of the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup will be picked for a seven-day coaching clinic to be conducted from 21st – 27th April 2014. -The clinic will be conducted by veteran Cricket India Academy coaches like Anthony Adam.

Following the week-long clinic, the Coca-Cola XI will be selected to play a three-match series against an international under 16 team in the month of June.

Speaking on the occasion, said, Sumanta Datta, CBO-Company Bottling Operations, INSWABU, said, “It gives me great pleasure today to kick-start the Inter-State challenge for the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup. Coca-Cola India has had a long association of supporting grassroots sports in India. We strongly believe that it is at this level where encouragement and guidance is required to boost participation and develop successful players. We look forward to an exciting season with some of the best teams from across the country. I wish everyone the best of luck for the upcoming challenge.”

P.N. Sankaran, Procam International, said, “We are thrilled to have come to the concluding and challenging Inter-State Leg of this year’s Coca-Cola U-16 Cricket Cup. At each juncture of the event, we came across some excellent talent across the length and breadth of India. It has been a matter of great pride and joy to partner Coca-Cola in this immensely satisfying and unique endeavour. We wish the participating teams the very best for the final leg”.

Speaking about the initiative, Saba Karim, former Test cricketer and Chief Mentor of the initiative said, “Youngsters studying in schools across the country continue to amaze us with their passion, knowledge and talent when it comes to cricket. Through the Cup, it is our endeavour to spot cricket aptitude and nurture it in the right manner in order to give the nation the players it needs in the future.”

The Inter-State Leg will help crown the champion Under-16 cricket playing school team in the country. Following the tournament, 24 of the best players will be shortlisted for an intensive seven-day coaching clinic to be conducted by Cricket India Academy coaches. The coaching clinic will serve as catalyst in identifying the final Coca-Cola XI, who will play a three-match series against an international under 16 team. The Champion school of the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup will we awarded a cash prize worth Rs.1,00,000 while the runner-up school team will be awarded Rs 70,000 in addition to individual awards for excellence.

Cricket India Academy (CIA), the cricket division of Sports Education Development India Limited (CEDIL) is continuing to provide the coaching program and expertise for the coaching camp and team selection at the Coca-Cola U16 Cricket Cup for the second year in a row. With renowned Indian cricketer Pravin Amre as Coach Director, CIA was established in 2009 with a focus on modern coaching methodologies to provide the most effective learning environment to produce champions of tomorrow.

The academy seeks to further develop this important program to ensure a thorough and transparent selection process helps select 24 of the best players. It also seeks to provide coach education and training support to the coaches of each winning state school. Apart from this, the CIA will also provide a high performance training experience and environment for the national squad chosen from the national championship and select the under-16 team to play an International Series once the Cup concludes.

The Coca-Cola Cricket Cup is an initiative undertaken by Coca-Cola India as part of its commitment to promote a sporting culture and healthy active living in the country and is being promoted by Procam International, India’s largest sports and leisure Management Company.

More About the Coca-Cola U-16 Cricket Cup

The Coca-Cola Intra-State Challenge will be played in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (all 13 districts), Punjab (eight districts), Baroda, Tamil Nadu (Chennai + 8 districts), West Bengal (Kolkata + 18 districts), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Kanpur & Allahabad), and Madhya Pradesh (4 districts). The format of the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup has been structured to begin with the Intra-State Challenge. The centers that have more than one city or district will play their own inter-district before one winner emerges from each center. The winners from the ten centers will feature in the Inter-State Challenge.

Coca-Cola Cricket Cup’s Vision

BCCI over the past several years has done a tremendous job of enhancing the growth of cricket in India. They have done so by adopting a result oriented approach of organising age group tournaments all over the country through their state associations.

This has helped immensely in carving out talented individuals on a regular basis. Most of these cricketers have moved ahead and have brought laurels for their states and the country.

Seeing the vast potential and growing popularity of this game, Coca-Cola India has a vision of facilitating BCCI in their quest to tap talent. We believe that the future of Indian cricket lies in these young talented budding cricketers. We intend to provide a perfect opportunity and platform to all the youngsters across the country to showcase their talent, skill and equally important, pride and loyalty to their school. It gives BCCI and their affiliated state units a brilliant arena to scout for potential match winners.

We hope that this initiative will serve as an ideal platform to identify and nurture young talented cricketers for them to be able to get noticed by the state associations and BCCI to represent the country on an International level.

About Coca-Cola India

Coca-Cola in India refreshes millions of consumers throughout the country with an exciting range of beverages including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Thums Up, Fanta, Limca, Sprite, Maaza, Maaza Milky Delite, Minute Maid Pulpy Orange, Minute Maid Nimbu Fresh, Minute Maid Mixed Fruit, Minute Maid Apple, Georgia, Georgia Gold, Kinley, Kinley Club Soda, Burn and Nestea through a network of more than one million outlets. The company has invested more than US$ 1 billion in its Indian operations, emerging as one of the country’s top international investors. The Coca-Cola system in India employs more than 25,000 people directly. For more information and details on the company’s Indian operations please visit: www.coca-colaindia.com

About Procam International

In 1988, with a vision to provide a more holistic spend to the advertising rupee and a burning desire to ameliorate the prevailing professional standards for sportsmen, Anil and Vivek B. Singh created Procam International.

Procam International is today a full-fledged sports management company, involved in the promotion of national and international sporting events, sports consultancy and live television programming.

Procam International has based its corporate philosophy on an open culture, with an emphasis on values and integrity. Procam International has promoted and conducted over 45 world events, which have elicited player participation of the highest caliber, as well as huge public interest.

The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and the TCS World 10K in Bangalore are three of the most prestigious distance running events in the world. This has established Procam International as the leading sports events creator in India. Its professionalism, attention to detail and dedication has won it the faith of its sponsors and partners.

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Purani Jeans’ rock song ‘Out Of Control Munde’ OUT NOW

Mumbai, 11th April , 2014:  The makers of the upcoming movie ‘Purani Jeans’ have released the video of their new high energy track, the Punjabi Rock song ‘Out of Control Munde’. It can be viewed at http://bit.ly/OutOfControlMundePJ. The addictive number is sure to have the listeners humming along.

The video features the highly popular Singer Mika on stage at a live rock concert in the movie performing the fast paced song, and the livewire crowd grooving to the music and singing along with him.

‘Purani Jeans’ revolves around the rekindling of old bonds between a young boy and his hometown folks. Produced by Eros International and NextGen Films, and directed by Tanushri Chattrji Bassu, the movie stars Tanuj Virwani, Aditya Seal and Izabelle Leite. It is slated to release on 2nd  May.

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A Fashion Getaway!!

Mr. Vivek Gautam to host a party before bringing in Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards, sponsored by Krupa, Signature brand of Art Group. Tassel Fashion and Lifestyle Awards is all about celebrating the generation next. the event will honour the next generation in field for fashion,interior,jewelry and lifestyle.

With the fresh herd of talented designers eyeing on the Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards to take place the coming month, Mr. Vivek Gautam, Director Ishan Education (Organiser of Tassel Awards), to host a special bash for the entire team, designers, students & crème de la crème crowd from the tinsel town along with his wife, Mamta Gautam. It is a fashion getaway for the young talents to interact with the top notch from the entertainment industry.

Mr. Vivek Gautam exclaims, “Each year we present Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards to endorse new & fresh talent in Fashion World and provide a platform to new designers alongwith honouring the achievers in their fields. While we gear up for the special Award night that will see display of various collections by designers, This Pre-Award party is an Announcement of the upcoming mega event which will honour the next generation. I’m looking forward to it.”

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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