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Mumbai, 22nd April 2014: The brand new wedding song from ‘2 States’ titled ‘Hulla Re’ has finally been released for movie lovers. The vibrant song shows Krish and Ananya’s wedding preparations in full swing. The video can be viewed at


Talented singers Shankar Mahadevan, Siddharth Mahadevan and Rasika have lent their voices to the track. The video gives a glimpse of the pre-wedding traditions as Krish and Ananya prepare to seal their love for eternity. The video features the beautiful bride-to-be Ananya, looking resplendent, and Krish being fussed over by his family. The wedding sequence in the film has been loved by viewers who have seen the movie.


The movie ‘2 States’, following its release on 18th April 2014, has become one of the top 3 grossers of this year with its touching story and ace performances. The film has been much appreciated by the critics and has won the hearts of audiences all over


A UTV Motion Pictures presentation, and a Sajid Nadiadwala & Karan Johar production, ‘2 States’ has been directed by Abhishek Varman and stars Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor. It is based on Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel 2 States.

Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa Charitable Trust has reiterated its support to the girl child by arranging free hoardings from Global Advertisers
Smile Foundation’s Fashion Show held at Mumbai


Mumbai.Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa Charitable Trust has reiterated its support to the girl child by arranging free hoardings from Global Advertisers at prominent locations in Mumbai to advertise Smile Foundation’s Fashion Show at ITC Hotel, Parel, Mumbai on April 19, 2014.Celebrities who attended the event include Sangram Singh, Sushmita Sen, Shama Sikander Reyhna Malhotra, Tanuj Virwani, Aditya Seal, VJ Ramona, Amrita Rao, Payal Rohatgi and Tiger Shroff.


The proceeds from the fashion show are to be used to fund initiatives of Smile Foundation, which works for the betterment of the girl child. Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation directly benefiting over 300,000 children and their families every year, through 158 welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in more than 700 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.


Radhe Guru Maa is a guru in the Sanatan Hindu tradition who emphasizes on the route of bhakti as explained in the dharma shastras of the Hindu religion. “Guru Maa has been supporting various social upliftment initiatives for the last 17 years and we are happy to be part of Smile Foundation latest event. The health of our society depends on how we treat the girl child. A lot needs to be done. We are happy to do what we can but certainly not satisfied. It is a long way ahead. With Guru Maa’s blessings and guidance we are sure that we can do more,” said Sanjeev Gupta of the Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa Charitable Trust and Managing Director of Global Advertisers.

South Film Personalities All Praises For ‘Kochadaiiyaan’

The cream of the Hyderabad film fraternity recently attended the showcase of the Telugu version of Eros International & MediaOne’s Kochadaiiyaan in Hyderabad, in support of Rajinikanth and director Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin as she pioneers photo-realistic motion capture technology in the country with the magnum opus.

The event attended by Telugu film fraternity and stalwarts like Rajamouli, Mohan Babu, T. Subbiramy Reddy etc. saw the unveiling of the 3D trailer of the film along with a 10 minute video offering insights into the making of the film.
On the occasion Rajinikanth, who was greeted with joyous cheers and whistles, said, “Though I do not understand much about technology, I am very happy that Kochadaiiyaan has been completed in two years and my daughter is introducing a new technology to our industry.”

Hit director S.S. Rajamouli with a series of blockbuster behind him like Magadheera, Eega etc lavished praises on Soundarya saying, “Taking up this project is a big challenge in itself, and completing it is the next. Performance capture is very difficult… right from the start through to the end product, every step has its own difficulties.” Rajamouli further added, “What I had done for Eega is hardly two percent of what she has done for Kochadaiiyaan. The world has never seen a movie based on photorealistic motion capture finish in two years. She had to keep in mind every little detail. We should feel proud of Soundarya who has got this technology to Hyderabad.”

Talking about the ‘Thalaiva’, veteran actor Mohan Babu said, “What can I say about my friend? I can write a book on him. We have been friends for 40 years. One of his daughters should have been my daughter-in-law, but that could never happen.”



‘Sigvaris®’ – world’s leader in graduated compression stockings appoints NovoMed as its exclusive distributor in India

Mumbai, April 22nd, 2014: Sigvaris®, a leading international medical device company and the world’s pioneer in compression garments including hosiery and socks today officially appointed NovoMed Incorporation Pvt. Ltd. exclusively as its distribution partners in India.


Sigvaris® is the world’s leading manufacturer of graduated compression stockings which are clinically proven to be preventive as well as therapeutic in the treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins, help improve circulation and revive tired, achy legs. In layman terms, DVT is a clot that develops in the peripheral veins of the limbs. It is often a precursor to a potentially fatal condition known as Pulmonary Embolism (PE) where the blood clot in the peripheral circulation breaks loose, travels to the lungs, lodges In the circulatory system and compromises heart and lung function.


Speaking about the association, Mr. Nainesh Mehta MD, NovoMed Incorporation Pvt. Ltd, said, “We are proud to associate with Sigvaris® who have attained global presence and recognitionby staying true to their values of perfection, quality and precision.”


DVT today is a widespread problem boasting of mortality rates that are higher than those of breast cancer and HIV combined. It affects the following groups of people:


· Diabetics;

· Those exposed to prolonged periods of immobilization ( Flying / Driving / Sitting );

· Suffering sports related or traumatic injuries;

· Pregnant women;

· Have cancer;

· Women onoral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy;

· Positive history of DVT or pulmonary embolism;

· Obese individuals;

· Smokers;

· Age > 60 years

Sigvaris®stockings are made available all over India by NovoMed Incorporation Pvt. Ltd.



SIGVARIS® is an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland with production units in Switzerland, France, USA and Brazil. SIGVARIS® focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries, SIGVARIS® is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of chronic venous disorders. SIGVARIS® product lines include: SIGVARIS MEDICAL, SIGVARIS WELLBEING and SIGVARIS SPORTS.Please visit for further information.

About NovoMed Incorporation Pvt. Ltd.:


NovoMed is a fast growing company based in Mumbai, India. NovoMed caters to the vascular, cardiovascular, interventional radiology, general surgical, bariatric and specialty medical device market. It focuses on working with the best companies to make quality and innovative medical products available in the Indian subcontinent. NovoMed is the answer for medical manufacturers, who require a large array of services including registration, import, distribution, marketing and after sales service. Please visit for further information.



International Tractors Ltd. signs Private Label agreement with L&T Finance

L&T Finance to provide retail tractor loans to Sonalika Customers


Mumbai, April 22, 2014: International Tractors Ltd. (Sonalika Group) recently announced its partnership with L&T Finance (LTF) for tractor financing.


The Partnership aims at providing easy credit and financing benefits to Sonalika’s customers across the country. Marked with attractive interest rates, customized repayment options and additional benefits for farmers, the association shall prove to be a boon for prospective Sonalika buyers in the country.

Sonalika is the fastest growing tractor manufacturing company in the country and has witnessed more than 25 % growth in the last two consecutive years. With high demand of its Heavy duty tractors, the company plans to sell more than1 lac tractors in FY-15. L&T Finance which offers a wide spectrum of financial products and services for trade, industry and agriculture, is looking to further expand its base in rural retail financing. This strategic partnership will bring synergy for both the companies while benefitting their existing markets.


Commenting on the same Mr. A.S Mittal, Vice Chairman, International Tractors Ltd said “ Our country ranks second in farm output and Mechanization of farming has played a crucial role in increasing agricultural productivity with tractors and farm equipment forming an integral part of this overall growth . As a consumer centric company, our policy has been to maximize grass root benefits for our customers. With this tie-up we hope to reach out to those customers who are in need of tractors and are looking for funds to buy them. This tie-up will provide easy and hassle free finance options for them.”


Adding to this Raman Mittal, Executive Director, ITL said “At Sonalika, We relentlessly look at options to provide the best schemes to our customers and give them the power of choice. This strategic agreement is a step in the same direction. L&T finance offers innovative products and services at affordable rates. With highly competitive schemes for Tractors, we are hopeful of a good response from our dealers and customers”.

About International Tractors Ltd

International Tractors Ltd (ITL) is part of 5,000 crores Sonalika Group and is amongst top 3 tractor companies in the country. ITL is the fastest growing company in the country and has witnessed more than 25 % growth in the last two consecutive years. ITL manufactures wide range of Heavy Duty Tractors starting from 20 -90 HP. The group has gained the position of an international brand as it export products to over 75 countries around the world.


About L&T Finance Ltd: L&T Finance Ltd. (LTF) is a subsidiary of L&T Finance Holdings Ltd. It was incorporated as Non Banking Finance Company (NBFC) in November 1994. LTF offers a wide spectrum of financial products and services for trade, industry and agriculture. The company’s focus segments are auto loans, tractor loans, construction equipment loans, commercial vehicle loans and business loans for small are large corporate entities.




SID MALLYA fuels some IPL T20 passion this summer!


The IPL season is here and with it has come the crazy cricket devotion of millions of people all over. The suave Sid Mallya being one such ardent follower and an avid sports enthusiast himself, is also caught up in the increasing IPL fever, showing support. He recently posted a picture on Instagram of him holding his dog Duke wearing the RCB jersey.


Extending his support towards the popular tournament, Sid tweeted, “Looking forward to the start of the #IPL ..wish all our boys at #RCB all the best…duke is dressed for the occasion!!”.


Apart from being an enthusiastic spectator at matches, Sid visited the ‘Happy Home and School for the Blind’ last year accompanying Chris Gayle, the opening batsman at RCB. Him and Chris had fun playing Cricket with the Kids there.


IPL is one of the most watched T20 cricket leagues in the world. Since it’s inception in 2008, it is an annual affair that happens during April-June. With about 8 teams fighting for the top spot, it has certainly become a phenomena that has taken over the world.

Despite being overseas, Sid continues to keep in touch with cricket in every way possible. Even though he wouldn’t be present at the matches this year, his heart surely belongs here.





Yeh hai Bakrapur’ songs now available for FREE DOWNLOAD

Agnee, the music producers and composers for ‘Yeh Hai Bakrapur’, have made the music of the film available for free. The first song, ‘Pair Anaadi’ can be downloaded at Agnee has composed and recorded two more songs for the film, both of which shall also be available for free download on the day of their release.


Speaking about this initiative, Mohan and Koco from Agnee said, “All the songs on the album have been super fun to record, and the collaborations we’ve had on the album have been phenomenal. We’re super excited about the way they’ve turned out. We’ve decided to release the songs for free and try and get the listeners to act on a message we want to give out, and we’re hoping they’ll follow through.”


Each of the three songs from the album will have a message associated with it, something unprecedented for any film music release in India. A highlight of the album, ‘Pair Anaadi’ inspires the listener to go out and vote this election season, doing his bit towards making a difference. If listeners like the second song which is yet to be released, they can contribute to ‘Dharavi Rocks’, which is an educational music and dance project initiated by the Acorn Foundation, an NGO working with slum kids and rag pickers. Agnee has been associated with the project since its inception.


Director Janaki Vishwanathan commented, “We are ecstatic with the positive response being received for the trailer and first song of ‘Yeh Hai Bakrapur’. The anticipation for the film’s release is heartening and we want all music lovers to be able to enjoy the songs from the film.”


‘Yeh Hai Bakrapur’ is the story of the Qureshi family and their pet goat Shahrukh, who acquires rock star status in his village and beyond. Written and directed by Janaki Vishwanathan, known for her National Award winning film ‘Kutty’, in Tamil, and produced by Ramesh Sriivatsava Aruunachalam, ‘Yeh hai Bakrapur’ is slated to release on 9th May, 2014.




Katrina distances herself from Hrithik, to please Ranbir!

Mumbai, April 2014: The sizzling on-screen chemistry between Katrina Kaif & Hrithik Roshan in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, will be seen once again in their upcoming flick Bang Bang. zoOm gets you exclusive scoop, straight from the sets, that this reel life bond is because of their growing fondness for each other off-screen. But to avoid any link-up stories, Katrina is maintaining distance from Hrithik Roshan. Seems like, Katrina wants to avoid all the possible rumors that may surface, just like it did earlier during Salman-Katrina-Ranbir love triangle!

Sources claim that during the shoot of Bang Bang, Katrina & Hrithik shared excellent rapport, but before anyone could speak about their ‘friendship’, Katrina suddenly started making attempts to stay away from Hrithik. And it clearly points that this step is to evade possible media news on Ranbir-Katrina break-up!

May be the real reason will never be known, considering Katrina’s repeated denial on her relationship status with Ranbir. So discussing her bond with Hrithik is a far-fetched story! For more Bollywood updates, tune in to Planet Bollywood News every day at 7 pm on zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood Channel.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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