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Actual footage from sleazy C grade films used in Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely Nawaazuddin Siddique’s

Believe it or not, actual footage from sleazy, C-grade films has been used in Ashim Ahluwalia’s film Miss Lovely! The film has been cleared by the Indian Censor Board with an ‘Adult’ certificate.

Miss Lovely revolves around the destructive relationship between two brothers, played by Nawazuddin Siddique and Anil George, who make sleazy, C-grade films in the 1980s in Mumbai.

Regarding the use of actual footage from C-grade films in the movie, debutant director Ashim says, “Instead of trying to recreate these sex-horror films, I just felt that it would be more authentic and genuine to use footage from real C-grade films from that era. It’s almost impossible to recreate the weirdness, wildness, and sleaziness of the original films.”

It was not an easy task to procure and use footage from old C-grade films. Ashim explains, “I had spent a lot of time researching the horror-porn industry in Mumbai so I managed to talk to producers and directors to let me use portions of their old films. We had to restore many of the original negatives as they were really damaged. They were pretty shocked that anyone could be interested in these forgotten films.”

Ashim never intended Miss Lovely to be a family film and is happy that the film has finally been cleared with a few cuts and blurs and an ‘Adult’ certificate. He says, “I wanted the audience to see Miss Lovely uncut, the way it was made. It’s not family entertainment – the subject is quite dark and there is a lot of sexuality and violence. There is some pretty wild footage from real C-grade films that we used as part of our film so an ‘Adult’ certificate is fitting for us.”

Miss Lovely has been acclaimed and applauded at the Cannes Film Festival and other prestigious film festivals worldwide. The movie stars Nawazuddin Siddique, Niharika Singh and Anil George in leading roles. It will release on January 17, 2014.

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TABcab assists Mumbai Traffic Police’s campaign: ‘If Drunk, Do Not Drive’ this New Year

Mumbai,27th December,2013 :TABcab, Mumbai’s largest phone fleet cab service with 2800 cabs, has come out in full support of Mumbai Traffic Police’s campaign: ‘If Drunk, Do Not Drive’. New Year’s Eve sees the highest number of drunken driving cases and these can end up jeopardizing innocent lives. To ensure the city is safe TABcab will deploy all its on-road cabs across the party hubs, pubs/bars and 5 star hotels between 8 PM to 4AMon the night of the 31st of December.

TAB cab as part of this initiative has imparted special training to the Saathis ensuring calm and courteous behavior with all passengers including those in an inebriated state. TABcab will also set up a Saathi help desk throughout the night to provide assistance in case of any emergency or support needed.

Adding on Mr. Prasenjeet Bagchi, Chief Marketing Officer, TABcab said “this initiative will aim to make Mumbai’s streets more safer by ensuring that all partygoers have an alternative mode of transportation and are not forced to take the wheel in an inebriated state.TABcab is committed in assisting the Mumbai Traffic Police and ensuring people have an option to reach home safely”.

About Tabcab

Tabcab with its fleet of 2800 cabs is the largest radio taxi service in Mumbai with license to operate 4000 Cabs tendered by MMRTA. Tabcab is available all round the greater Mumbai region, railway stations and both domestic as well as international airport.

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AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN AND RADO STRENGTHEN THEIR PARTNERSHIP

Rado is the Official Timekeeper of Aircel Chennai Open 2014

Chennai, December 27, 2013 – The organizers of the Aircel Chennai Open today announced that the tournament had strengthened its association with Rado. Rado, which has been associated with the ATP World Tour and other international events in tennis, has come on board as Official Time Keeper of Aircel Chennai Open 2014 for the second consecutive year. A prominent sponsor and leading official timekeeper in international tennis for more than two decades, Rado is synonymous with precision timing in its products and on the courts.

As Official Timekeeper, Rado will be on centre court with corner clocks in the shape of the Rado HyperChrome timing every second of every match as well as measuring the speed of every serve, for both the men’s singles and doubles tournaments.The Rado displays will ensure that spectators across the world can follow each match and service speeds through the tournament.

Ashu Jindal, COO, IMG Reliance said,” We are delighted to have a global brand like Rado associating with Aircel Chennai Open 2014 for a second year as the Official Timekeeper. Rado has long been associated with tennis and we are proud that they have decided to partner with Aircel Chennai Open.”

About Aircel Chennai Open 2014:

The USD 450,000 Aircel Chennai Open, owned by IMG and operated and organised by IMG Reliance, is India’s and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event. Started in 1996, by IMG, a global leader in sports management and marketing, the event has completed successful years of existence, branding Chennai and India on the global tennis map thus creating a legacy of sorts of promoting international tennis in India. Winner of the prestigious ATP’s Player Services Award of Excellence (2006) for its outstanding organization and wonderful hospitality towards the participants and ATP’s Best Marketing Award (2008), the tournament has acquired the status of a much sought-after tennis event for both players and fans alike in the International tennis circuit. The 19th edition of the event in India and 18th in Chennai will be held from December 30, 2013 to January 5, 2014 at the SDAT Tennis stadium in Nungambakkam, Chennai. The tournament is conducted in Chennai under the aegis of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and is organised with the active collaboration of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA).

About IMG Reliance:

IMG Reliance Pvt Ltd., is an equal joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company. The joint venture company will develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. Its current assets include India’s premier fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event, the Aircel Chennai Open. IMG Reliance has entered agreements with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis-at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

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WeChat Receives Global TRUSTe Certification

Seal accreditation part of commitment to privacy and security

New Delhi, December, 27th 2013 – WeChat, the leading mobile social communication application for smartphones, announced today that WeChat and its website have been certified by TRUSTe®, a leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company that provides privacy assessments, certifications, monitoring tools, and compliance controls.

The announcement is part of WeChat’s ongoing commitment to online privacy, transparency and consumer choice. WeChat is now one of the top mobile social communication apps in the world to receive this certification.

TRUSTe powers trusted relationships between users and service providers. The TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal granted to WeChat and its website proves WeChat’s operation has fulfilled the comprehensive privacy certification requirements established by TRUSTe. The certification process helps to ensure that WeChat is transparent; and WeChat is accountable to the practices outlined in the app’s privacy policy statement.

According to the TRUSTe Privacy Index 2013, 78 percent of smartphone users will not download an app that they do not trust[1], indicating the increasing concern of users on smartphone privacy. WeChat takes user privacy and data protection seriously and provides comprehensive privacy features and customizable security levels. The certification covers WeChat in five different mobile operating systems (Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone) and testifies to WeChat′s promise to protect personal privacy.

WeChat has built privacy measures that allow users to control who joins their friends list, views their information and manages how others can find them online. For higher security and control, users have the option to activate two-way authentication to initiate a chat, opt in and out of location-based services (LBS) function any time and to block out undesirable contacts.

“Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy and concerned about what personal information companies are collecting about them and how it is being used,” said Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe. “With 78% unwilling to download an app they don’t trust, strong data privacy management practices are essential for any business looking to take advantage of new opportunities on mobile while building trust and protecting their brand.”

“By achieving TRUSTe certification, WeChat is demonstrating to millions of global users a clear commitment to privacy and transparency about how data is collected and used within the app. TRUSTe is the number one global privacy brand so displaying the Certified Privacy Seal within WeChat and its website can help to increase trust and support WeChat’s growth in the wider international markets,” added Babel.

“This is a true milestone for WeChat,” said Poshu Yeung, Vice President of International Business Group at Tencent, the company behind the WeChat app. “WeChat has more than 100 million registered user accounts around the globe and is revolutionizing the way people communicate in their daily lives by providing a completely unique experience. Now with TRUSTe certification, WeChat users can have peace-of-mind knowing their data is well protected when they are keeping in touch with friends, meeting new people and having fun with WeChat.”

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About TRUSTe

TRUSTe is the leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company and powers trust in the data economy by enabling businesses to safely collect and use customer data across web, mobile, cloud and advertising channels. Our cloud-based Data Privacy Management Platform delivers innovative technology products, including website monitoring and advertising compliance controls – along with privacy assessments and certifications.

More than 5,000 companies worldwide, including Apple, Disney, eBay, Forbes, LinkedIn and Oracle rely on our DPM platform and globally recognized Certified Privacy Seal to protect/enhance their brand, drive user engagement and minimize compliance risk.

For more information, please http://www.truste.com

About WeChat

WeChat is an innovative mobile social communications application designed for smartphone users. WeChat is free for download from app stores running on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone operating systems*. It is the most downloaded mobile social app in many markets with more than 100 million registered accounts in international markets.

WeChat users can add friends via a wide range of innovative actions and methods, including scanning QR codes, connecting users’ phone books and activating location-based functions such as “People Nearby” and “Shake”. The platform enhances social interaction by supporting exchanging of text, voice and video, stickers, and photos with their friends over data networks or under Wi-Fi environments. Users can choose to communicate one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”.

WeChat also comes with comprehensive privacy setting functions, which enables user to tailor their security level as needed.

For more details and application download, please visit www.wechat.com

*Some features are limited to certain operating systems due to the product development cycle.

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Stanislas Wawrinka: Matches against Djokovic showed me how close I am to the top guys

At Aircel Chennai Open 2013, Wawrinka partnered France’s Benoit Paire to win the tournament’s doubles title

CHENNAI, December 27, 2013: World No.8 Stanislas Wawrinka is someone who considers Chennai to be among his favourite stops on tour. It is not surprising that the 28-year-old is visiting Chennai for the sixth consecutive year to vie for the crown. The 19th edition of the Aircel Chennai Open, scheduled to take place at the city’s SDAT Tennis Stadium from 30th December 2013 to 5th January 2014 will present an exceptional line up of top talent marked by the lowest ever cut off in the history of tournament.

As one of the top ten players in the world, Wawrinka had a terrific 2013, qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and giving a tough fight to leading players. He reached the semi-finals of the season finale in his debut and though he fell to winner Novak Djokovic, he finished the year on a high, compiling a career-best 51-23 match record on the season – including nine wins against Top 10 players. Describing the year that has gone by, he says, “If you look at my results at the Grand Slams in Melbourne, Paris and New York, 2013 was definitely an outstanding year. My matches against Novak in Melbourne and New York were two of the most spectacular encounters in 2013. They showed me how close I am to the top guys and that I have my chances against them. I’m proud of how I played those matches and even if I lost I learnt a lot”.

The Swissman gained a lot of confidence after his exceptional performance at the Australian Open even though he lost the match against Djokovic. He considers his first appearance in a Grand Slam semi final at the US Open a big achievement and is glad that he has added it to his book of triumphs. Remembering his wonderful time there, he says, “It was amazing. The US Open is a very special tournament. I’m very happy with what I did during the US Open and am already looking forward to going back.”

While losing important matches is naturally disappointing for him, especially during the first few days after the match, he believes those very defeats make him stronger mentally and give him extra motivation to keep fighting, working hard and try again. Wawrinka ensures he discusses each match with coach Magnus Norman, analyses it, and looks at the positive stuff behind it. The fact that the Lausanne native is always positive and rejoices with achievements both big and small is something that sets him apart. “It all comes step by step. You can always improve your game. I’ve been talking to Magnus this year and believe that this year my confidence has grown and I have played well in big matches and performed very well against top 10 opponents. In New York and London I showed that I can do well against the very best on a big stage,” he says optimistically, adding to it by explaining how all the players in the top 20 are very close to each other and it is so tough to step ahead. Wawrinka is evidently glad that he made it back into the top 10 and even more because he also reached his career best ranking of 8 this fall. He won his fourth ATP title at the Portugal Open 2013 in May, his first since winning the Chennai Open in 2011. This was an important step for the top player, who knew he could go up the ladder. “Winning another tournament in Oeiras was important and a huge confidence booster. I always knew that I could be back in the top ten if I keep working hard and I’m happy that I made it”, he says. The confidence-boosting win over top seed David Ferrer boosted his confidence in a big way. He is proud of his victory against Ferrer, who he feels is a great fighter and always tough to beat. “As a tennis player you want to win titles and at that point I really wanted to win another title. While I was not frustrated because I knew that my work would eventually pay off, I was relieved and happy when I finally held that trophy in my hands.”

The Aircel Chennai Open is a tournament Wawrinka has grown to love and respect over the many seasons he has launched there. As a winner of the tournament’s singles title in 2011, he believes the atmosphere on Centre Court is always great. Last year, Wawrinka wowed onlookers when he partnered Frenchman Benoit Paire to lift the tournament’s 2013 doubles title in a match that lasted less than an hour. Even though the players were very disappointed after losing the singles and had to make a big effort to win those doubles matches, Wawrinka cannot forget the support he received from spectators. Remembering the great time, he says, “Preparing for Chennai always has a relaxing feeling to it. I have great memories from 2011 and last year when I won the doubles title with my friend Benoit. I’m looking forward to being back and hope that I can make another strong appearance”.

The World No. 8 feels his breakthrough year has come at the right time and not a moment late in his life. He refers to players such as Roger Federer, Tommy Haas and Radek Stepanek, over 30 years old and in their prime. “I feel good to be where I am. I am more mature and that helps a lot when it comes to dealing with the life of a professional tennis player. Today’s tennis is played at such a high level, you need to grow into it, have experience, learn how to deal with your body, the travelling, the pressure and so on”, he exclaims.

Talking about the future, he is full of self-confidence and hope. While he respects the players on top, he feels he has what it takes to face them and give a good fight. “They are consistent. Rafa, Novak and Andy have all won at least one Grand Slam and played many finals, something that I’m still hoping to achieve one day. I’m confident going into 2014. Top players are extremely tough to beat and you need to play your best tennis. I’ve already beaten Novak and Andy so I know I can do it. Rafael has been the toughest opponent for me so far. However, if you work hard and keep fighting everything is possible”, he declares assertively.

The proud Swissman feels his country is doing a lot to help the juniors but miracles cannot be expected. He still believes countryman Roger Federer is the biggest player of all time. “Roger has helped me a lot, practising with me and giving me advice. We often talk and we know that we can trust each other,” he says, describing his friendship with Federer. Wawrinka remembers his gold at Beijing with pride, saying, “The gold medal in Beijing is still the most important success in my career and a special treasured moment. It would be great if Roger and I could play doubles together again. I love the Olympics and it’s something very special to play for your country.”

As a player, Wawrinka understands that one has to learn to accept defeat as well. A tattoo on his left arm sums up his vision – “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Expressing his feelings about defeat, he says, “There is only one player a week who goes home without losing. Even if you play a great event as I did in New York, you end up losing. The most important thing is what you learn from losing, how you improve and work afterwards.”

When he is at home, Wawrinka contributes towards the development of the sport of Ice Hockey in Switzerland. He is a member of the board of directors at the Lausanne Hockey Club and likes to exchange ideas with them. While all his siblings play tennis at different levels, his parents work with the differently abled. “My parents are doing a great job. Whenever I visit them I also see the people they work with and sometimes have a chat with them. During the Davis Cup they often come to see me and enjoy watching the matches and cheering for our team”, he says affectionately.

Wawrinka is now looking forward to being back in India and enjoying his favourite chicken tikka masala, which he eats almost every day when he is in Chennai! “People are very friendly in India. You always feel welcome and very well treated,” he says. The Wawrinka mantra is simple. It says – “You always have to keep fighting, work hard every day and believe in your chances.” The formula is one that has taken him to a fantastic World No.8 and if all goes well for this young man, the world of tennis can witness his rise even further.

About Aircel Chennai Open 2014:

The USD 450,000 Aircel Chennai Open, owned by IMG and operated and organised by IMG Reliance, is India’s and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event. Started in 1996, by IMG, a global leader in sports management and marketing, the event has completed successful years of existence, branding Chennai and India on the global tennis map thus creating a legacy of sorts of promoting international tennis in India. Winner of the prestigious ATP’s Player Services Award of Excellence (2006) for its outstanding organization and wonderful hospitality towards the participants and ATP’s Best Marketing Award (2008), the tournament has acquired the status of a much sought-after tennis event for both players and fans alike in the International tennis circuit. The 19th edition of the event in India and 18th in Chennai will be held from December 30, 2013 to January 5, 2014 at the SDAT Tennis stadium in Nungambakkam, Chennai. The tournament is conducted in Chennai under the aegis of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and is organised with the active collaboration of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA).

About IMG Reliance:

In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis–at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

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Hard Kaur and Honey Singh Bumped into Each Other

Recently, India’s best two rappers Hard Kaur and Honey Singh bumped into each other at Mumbai airport. Their flights were delayed so they were waiting at the airport. When Honey Singh saw Hard Kaur he went up to her and they both shared quality time together and the onlookers were amazed to see the duo sharing such a good chemistry. This was the first time that these two rappers meet each other.

These two were flying down to Delhi for an event. Later at the event in Delhi, also, they were seeing partying hard together. One should learn from these two how to forget the past and have a blast!

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LIVE FROM THE CONSOLE ANNOUNCES ITS 1ST EDITION FOR THE YEAR 2014 ON JANUARY 11TH @ MEHBOOB STUDIO

Exclusive Showcase of ‘THE GOOD ROAD’- India’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2014

Performances by India’s youngest guitar sensation Aayushi Karnik (Blues & Rock n Roll), a 5 piece alt rock band from across the country – Yesterdrive & an Indie alternative rock band Red Seems Right

Mumbai, December 27th 2013: Live From The Console kickstarts its first edition for the year 2014 on January 11th at Mehboob Studio from 6pm onwards. With a huge fan following and continuous support from music lovers, LFTC takes the crescendo another notch higher with great line-up’s & exclusive previews of world class movies. The vintage Mehboob Studio, Bandra will again start buzzing with live music & fervent fans.

On the 11th of Jan, 2014 three artists with diverse influences get together on one stage – LIVE FROM THE CONSOLE! With 2 debuts – Aayushi Karnik (Blues & Rock n Roll) 19 year old from Surat will surprise fans with her talent while Yesterdrive (indie alternative rock band) from Itnagar are all set to bring back no frills community of music lovers together again. Red Seems Right (five-piece alt rock band) from Mumbai promise to surprise fans with their new sound. This year’s edition will also witness the showcase of The Good Road, India’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2014. Directed by Gyan Correa, the movie’s story revolves around the journey across tarred roads and into the heart of unseen India, where acts of great compassion are shown to utter strangers.

Mr. Shridhar Subramaniam, President, India and Middle East, Sony Music said “Live From The Console has seen tremendous response from the live music circuit. Our idea has always been to put music first and for fans to experience new music. Last year saw some great home grown and upcoming acts on this stage and 2014 promises that and much more.”

With an intimate gig setting, a no frills venue with like-minded people , Live From The Console is the place to be. So mark your calendars and gear up for this year’s Live From The Console!

Details:

LIVE FROM THE CONSOLE

Jan 11th, Doors at 6:00pm

Stage 2, Mehboob Studio, Mumbai

Entry: Rs. 250/person

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630pm:

The Good Road

A film directed by Gyan Correa, which is India’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

The characters on The Good Road meet each twist, turn, dip & rise, in the road and in their fates, with stubborn hope. This is a journey across tarred roads and into the heart of unseen India, where acts of great compassion are shown to utter strangers.

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8:30pm:

Aayushi Karnik (Surat)

Aayushi Karnik is a 19 year old singer/songwriter who draws heavy influences from Blues & Rock n Roll. She is also a part of the band named ‘ The Red Blues’. Aayushi will be performing her debut gig in Mumbai on this day.

Watch her performing with her band here :

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9:15pm:

Red Seems Right (Mumbai)

They are a five-piece alt rock band from Mumbai. The sound of the band comprises of the catchy melody lines of Siddhant Bhosle, with the edgy guitar tones of Rohan Rao involving the rhythm, the bass and the grooves of Tuhin Mukherjee, Nathan Patra and Samay Lalwani, which just seems right.

Here’s them:

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10:15pm:

Yesterdrive (Itanagar)

Formed in the summer of 2012, Yesterdrive is a four piece indie alternative rock band from Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. The band cites its influences from post punk favorites like The Cure, The Ramones, The Band of Horses, Sonic Youth to name a few. The band travels to Mumbai for their first ever gig in the city.

This is them:

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Poonam Pandey’s New Year Treat for 1 Crore

Poonam Pandey is all set to rock this New Year’s Eve. This is for the first time that the actress will be performing live. The event is to be held at Capital Club resort in Bangalore. And insiders reveal that Pandey has been paid a whopping amount of 1 Crore to take to the stage.

A source said, “Poonam recently shot an item track for a Kannada venture, Love Is Poison and will be grooving on the very same. The song has caught up in a big way with the people down South and the organizers asking her to perform on that number did not come as a surprise. Poonam is certainly kicked about the deal and her first live performance.”

Love Is Poison was in news recently when its lead actor Rajesh died under mysterious circumstances. Apparently, he fell from the apartment he was staying in. The actor, sources have it, had a disturbed life and had even ended up in a hospital a few months ago. The film, however, is expected to release in January.

Producer Soma Shekhar K said, “It was delight to have Poonam to agree to perform on our song and are excited about the event.”
Keshvu Murthy KB said, “She is a thorough professional and is busy rehearsing for the show.”

Poonam Pandey said, “I am looking forward to interact with my audience. The instant reaction will be another high all together.”

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Family Day on Boogie Woogie

The upcoming episode of Boogie Woogie is going to be filled with surprises as some very special guests will make an appearance on the show to surprise the judges and host Sargun Mehta.

The episode to be aired on Sunday will see the famous actor-father of judges Jaaved and Naved, Jagdeep making a surprise appearance on the show. The veteran actor who played the famous character Surma Bhopali in Sholay recreated the magic on stage with Jaaved and Naved acting as Jai – Veeru.

This is not all! Sargun Mehta too will be in for a pleasant surprise when her husband Ravi Dubey will enter the stage. The couple will then perform on the song ‘Tum hi ho’. Ravi will later mimic many bollywood actors making everyone roll on the floor with laughter.

Catch the family special episode of Boogie Woogie this Sunday, 29th December 2013 at 8:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Welcome a blockbuster 2014 only on MOVIES NOW!

~ Kick start 2014 with Hollywood’s best all through January~

National, January 2014: The biggest superheroes, the best of action and the most stunning martial arts – MOVIES NOW, India’s first HD channel, MOVIES NOW line-up January Ø Fab 5:- Starts 2nd Jan, every Thursday @ 11 pm Ø Nerves of Steel:- Starts 6th Jan, Mon-Thu @ 9 pm Ø Strike Force:- Starts 19th Jan, every Sunday @ 9 pm Ø Movies Now Xclusive Premiere:- Saturday, 25th Jan @ 9pm Ø Badge of Courage:- Sunday, 26th Jan @ 11 am onwards brings you the best of Hollywood this January! Get ready for a stellar line up of must-see Hollywood blockbusters.

With movies like Torque, 300, X-Men: Wolverine, Constantine, Transporter 2 among others, adrenaline buffs can experience their favorite blockbusters on Nerves of Steel. These action-packed blockbusters will have you at the edge of the seat with its heart-thumping and pulse-racing moments. Starting 6th January, Mon-Thu 9 PM, the only destination for best of Hollywood action is MOVIES NOW.

The biggest superhero franchises come together in one super fest only on MOVIES NOW. Don’t miss The Last Airbender, X-Men and Fantastic- Four Rise of the Silver Surfer and the MOVIES NOW premieres of Batman Begins, Superman Returns and Green Lantern. Catch these blockbusters on Strike Force, beginning on 19th January, Sundays @ 9 PM.

Following the success of Tai Chi Zero, the channel now brings you the blockbuster sequel-Tai Chi Hero. The movie celebrates the best of action with gravity-defying stunts choreographed by legendary stuntman Sammo Hung. With break neck martial arts set against the backdrop of stunning visuals Tai Chi Hero is a must-watch for all action movie fans. Don’t miss the action on Saturday, 25th January @ 9 PM.

Fab 5 will see the most popular Hollywood icons in their most memorable roles till date. From Tom Cruise’s style in Knight and Day to Brad Pitt’s wicked smile in Ocean’s 13 and Bradley Cooper’s charming wit in Hangover, MOVIES NOW will showcase the icons at their stylish best! Set your date with Hollywood’s brightest beginning on 2nd January, every Thursday 11 PM.

Celebrating the 65th Republic Day, MOVIES NOW presents a day-long salute to bravery. Catch the stories of courage, guts and glory in the critically acclaimed blockbusters Behind Enemy Lines, Soldier, The Grey and others, 11 AM onwards on Sunday, 26th January.

So power-up 2014 with the best of Hollywood only on MOVIES NOW!

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Mumbai, Friday, December 27, 2013: YRF played Santa to all its fans yesterday and returned the love with an explosive new music video and track – The Dhoom Anthem featuring Saba.

The video featuring the multi-talented Saba has her in a really hot avatar and grooving to some cool moves too. The track is a very different interpretation of the Dhoom Theme. It not only comes packed in with the signature Dhoom thump, but also features some really cool whistling by her. Incidentally, she is a professional whistler and this special composition by Raghav Sachar has done loads of justice to the theme by bringing three worlds of the Dhoom franchise into one cool video. The video is fandom material to the hilt given that it features some of the most iconic moments from D:1, D:2 and D:3 featuring the likes of John, Hrithik, Aamir, Bipasha, Aishwarya and Katrina.

The funky new version of the song has been composed by Raghav Sachar, and the mash-up is a great mix of R&B, whistle tones, rap and a fresh new interpretation of the chartbuster. The video has been directed by Adil Shaikh, known for his choreography of some of the biggest hits right from Bachna Ae Haseeno to Go Goa Gone.

The video uses jewelry from Caratlane.com to style Saba and a troop of international dancers and has been hand-picked keeping in mind the mode & tone of the song and video.

About YRF Talent & the Dhoom Anthem by Saba:

YRF Talent is the Talent Management Division of Yash Raj Films. It represents & manages the films, endorsements, events, appearances & PR of some of the most talented artistes including Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rani Mukherji, Saqib Saleem, Rhea Chakraborty, Vaani Kapoor and, of course, Saba Azad.

Credits:

Recomposed & Produced by: Raghav Sachar
Sung by: Saba Azad
Whistling by: Saba Azad & Raghav Sachar
Original lyrics by: Sameer
Rap Lyrics by: Ashish Patil

Music Video Directed & Choreographed by: Adil Shaikh
DoP: Hari Vedantam
Editor: Sajid Shaikh
Production Design: Aparna Raina
Costume Design [Saba]: Runali Bhagat
Costume Design [Dancers]: Roxanne

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Sonam Kapoor, post her massive success at the box office with Raanjhanaa, has been getting a lot of invites for events in Varanasi.

Sonam, who shot major portions of the film in Varanasi has developed a very strong fan base in that belt and has become more popular.

So much so, that the actress is the first choice for the events happening there in the year ending.

1st January is regarded as a very special day for most inaugurations of schools/colleges and other organizations there.

Since these involve local public who are her fans, they are very keen to have the pretty actress join them for the same.

Sonam, who has been shooting for her upcoming next in Rajasthan, is humbled with the requests that have been coming in from Varanasi.

The film will always be very special for Sonam and she is keen to visit Varanasi again as it is very close to her heart and she has fond memories of shooting the film there.

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Sony Music gets the fastest 1 million subscribers on LINE!

Mumbai, 26th December 2013: Music giant, Sony Music Entertainment’s exclusive tie-up with LINE has garnered a massive response by crossing a subscription of 1 million users. It has earned the fastest million subscriptions on the application by providing the latest music information in India. Sony Music has been able to reach out to millions of music lovers with this smartphone application.

The official account of Sony Music Entertainment caters to fans of major genres of music including Bollywood, Indipop, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi and International music with a catalogue of over a million songs.

Commenting on the same, Sanujeet Bhujabal, Marketing Director, Sony Music Entertainment India said, “We are extremely thrilled with the response of 1 million users on LINE. We are the only Music Label actively engaging with the Social platform and it has helped us to move a step further and directly engage with consumers With this tie-up, we are very sure that LINE will secure its position as a favourite app for music in the near future.’

LINE, the free messenger application broke the 200-million download mark worldwide. The free messenger service was launched in June 2011 and has been showing tremendous response since its launch in 2011.

Since the initial launch, the company has expanded the service to roughly 230 countries in 11 languages, including Chinese, Spanish and Indonesian. The messenger service is distributed by its affiliate NHN Japan.

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Will Sangram be Numerologist Sanjay B Jumaani’s double Hat-trick?

Mumbai, December 27 2013: He has predicted reality show Bigg Boss winners not one but three times. Shweta Tiwari, Juhi Parmar and Urvashi Dholakia were all his top choices, and they went on to be winners. This time, Astro-Numerologist Sanjay B Jumaani, who was recently presented the Bharat Nirman Legend of the year award in his field, has placed his bets on wrestler Sangram Singh. Will he get a four on four this time?

Jumaani, who has already scored a hat-trick, shares, “Our 1st Choice for Bigg Boss 7, Sangram is in Top-Two!” This was predicted days before Sangram was given the ticket to finale. Sangram was the first amongst top five contestants to get the ticket to the finale and he continues to play the game well. He is the only contestant, who hasn’t been involved in any controversies on the show, and has played fair and neutral throughout this season.

Jumaani adds, “Number 9, Mars lends fighting qualities. Not only is Salman a Number 9, but the three of the past Big Boss winners have also been Number 9; Rahul Roy, Urvashi Dholakia and Vindu Dara Singh. Sangram Singh by his name adds to 36 (9). Cancer ruler in Number 2, moon, and Sangram too is in his 29th year.”

Tanishaa Mukherjee is the numerologist’s second choice. He says, “Tanishaa’s destiny No is 9 (1+1+1978=9) and she is in her 36th (9) year. A No 1, and the finals are on 28th (1). She will enter her 37th (1) year on 1/1/2014.”

So if Sangram wins, will it be a double Hat-trick for Sanjay B Jumaani? Only time will tell. The renowned astro-numerologist adds, “I’m not playing God: after a Hat-trick, I’m relieved to be under lesser pressure than the past 3 times!”

About Sanjay B Jumaani: After struggling for 17 years in a sales job, Sanjay B Jumaani, an earlier non-believer decided to revive the science of Numerology he got as a gift from his father Bansilal M Jumaani. It’s been over 12 years now and he has continued to break new frontiers through his remarkable predictions. He has been instrumental in changing a lot of people’s destiny with the help of the Powerful study of Numerology.

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Founded in 2004, Kreative Access Media is one of the largest and leading Indian Entertainment content providers, focused on Bollywood, Indian Fashion and Lifestyle content, to major firms across the US, Canada, UK and India. Kreative Access Media has successfully grown the business across multiple media platforms like Television, Web, Publication and Mobile. With time, Kreative Access Media is expanding horizons and in addition to offering Digital Media Content Generation and Marketing expertise, it has also set up an Ad Agency, Production House, Event Management and PR, and a full-fledged Celebrity and Talent Management team.

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Shreyas Talpade Flag off Harley Davidson bike rally at Mulund Festival

The Mulund festival rocked the eastern suburb where Highway biking took on new meaning as thudding mean machines hit the roads on a Wednesday evening by the adventurous journey and fun for Mulundities. The city burst into sound of bikers when Bollywood actor Shreyas Talpade Flag-off the Harley Davidson bike Rally and was seen encouraging participates he said, “It’s the passion of the owners of various Harley Davidson bike, who took part in this festival and I have actually been very fascinated by their passion”. The bikers were in full gear on the 100-km ride. As if their exotic machines were not enough, they sported leather jackets with the message of “SAVE GIRLS CHILD” while riding. The rally saw around 35 unique Harley Davidson bikes which were running over the Mulund streets for 2 hours.

The fest was organized by Sewak NGO chairman Charan Singh Sapra MLC. The Mulund festival witnessed Karaoke Singing, Dancing, Painting and Rangoli followed by Bike Rally. Harley Davidson Bike Rally vroomed up the bike lovers. Riders who had participated in bike rally said, “It was an awesome experience for the Mulund people. They have never seen this kind of sport spirit.” The people get stuck to the place to get a glimpse of Shreyas Talpade and bikes.

The “Masti-Mohabbat Mail” of the Mulund Festival is travelling into the hearts of every resident and takes them on an unforgettable journey of fun, love and togetherness. “Mulund festival is all about fun and togetherness. This is unique kind of bike rally where every biker is very passionate to rule on Mulund road. The fest is celebrated by every Mulundities with lots of Enthusiasm and Zest”, said Charan Singh Sapra.


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GET READY TO END THE YEAR ON A HIGH WITH “LIVE AT ALOFT HOTELS” ACROSS ALOFT HOTELS IN INDIA

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All Five Aloft Hotels In India At Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, And Coimbatore Bring You This Live Music Platform To Showcase Local Emerging Talents On 27th December, 2013

INDIA- DECEMBER 27, 2013- Aloft Hotels, the brand that has taken the industry by storm, is set to rock with year end celebrations at all 5 Aloft hotels in India including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai and Coimbatore presenting its sizzling smash-hit “Live at Aloft Hotels” live music platform series on December 27,2013. Aloft will showcase the hottest on-the-verge artists and bands at Aloft Ahmedabad SG Road, Aloft Bengaluru Whitefield, Aloft Chandigarh Zirakpur, Aloft Chennai OMR – IT Expressway, Aloft Coimbatore Singanallur offering the latest trend in music – with Aloft’s buzzing w xyz bars serving as the stage.

Leveraging the brands passion for music, ‘Live at Aloft Hotels’ aims to attract a larger audience beyond in-house guests, positioning Aloft Hotels as the local go-to hangout to mix and mingle. It also activates Aloft public spaces with the brand’s signature fun-loving social vibe, making Aloft hotels an exciting, interactive destination beyond a traditional hotel experience.

Taking place at the brand’s signature w xyz bar, “Live at Aloft Hotels” serves as a programming platform that features live acoustic performances from emerging artists. It also drives hotel exposure, generating buzz through social media channels, including videos, blogs, and social networking sites. For artists and bands, the performance series promises a venue to connect with new audiences, as well as access to thousands of music fans worldwide.

Pulse Craft will get your feet stomping with a mix of finely crafted repertoire at Aloft Bengaluru Whitefield, while 7even an explosive band performs at Aloft Chennai OMR – IT Expressway. Ivan and Eric form a band called Twin Reverb, they will play popular music from groups like the Beatles, S & G, CSNY at Aloft Coimbatoire Singanallur. Pratyaksh will play Hindi fusion songs that mix tabla, mouth organ with cajon, congos instruments at Aloft Chandigarh Zirakpur. Sunshine Grooves will bring a lively vibe to the audience at Aloft Ahmedabad SG Road. So go on and catch the excitement live in each of your cities and make sure you end the year on a high! For further information log onto http://web2.mtvasia.com/microsite/aloft/

With pioneering initiatives in music, design, and technology, Aloft has reported consistently high guest satisfaction scores since its 2005 launch, reflecting the success of its modern and vibrant design at an affordable price point. Aloft’s social guest experience, with the buzzing re:mix lounge and w xyz bar, has also earned select hotels within the portfolio designations in TripAdvisor’s 2012 “Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in the US” rankings.

Aloft live-music moments are open to guests and local fans alike. Follow the most-up-to-date “Live at Aloft Hotels” at the respective Aloft hotels’ facebook fanpage: www.facebook.com/aloftbengaluru,www.facebook.com/aloftchennaiexpressway,www.facebook.com/aloftchandigarhzirakpur,www.facebook.com/aloftahmedabadsgroad, www.facebook.com/AloftCoimbatore.

About Aloft Hotel

With more than 60 hotels in 10 countries, Aloft has changed the hotel landscape by offering “style at a steal” everywhere from Baltimore to Beijing to Bogota to Brussels – and everywhere in between. For more information, please visit www.alofthotels.com . Aloft, like all brands within Starwood’s portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest(R) program, which offers a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on Free Night Awards. To learn more, please visit www.spg.com.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,146 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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Veena Malik`s Lavish Reception

All the bachelors in the world mourned yesterday when, the news of Veena Malik`s marriage started to make rounds. Some couldn`t even believe it. Some thought it was just a hoax. But, after a few anxious minutes, it was finally confirmed by her manager. The Pakistani starlet was no longer available. She belongs to Mr. Asad Bashir Khan Khattak, now. Their reception event was a huge success.

According the reports, the Reception took place today, on 26th December, 2013 at Stake House, Dubai Creek. Morning was just the apt time. It was a small gathering with family and friends to celebrate their biggest happiness. Every one was having a gala time, chatting with the newly weds, teasing them. One of Asad`s friends even said that she doesn`t belong to him, he belongs to her and is now her slave. That had everyone in splits. Everyone present there could clearly see that both were truly, madly, deeply in love with each other. They were inseparable throughout. It was so visibly evident that, even the media asked them for a photo of both of them, together and close. The good sport that she is, she held on to her hubby, gazing at him will all the love. Just the right photograph it was. The media too, was pleased.

Asad Bashir, the man of the moment, looked dapper in his expensive designer suit. Sporting black shades, he looked no less than a Hollywood hunk. Standing next to him was his alluring wifey. Dressed in a white salwar kameez with golden – red border. She looked like the perfect lady to have.

If the celebration was a cake then, the view from the Dubai Creek was just the icing on it. We wish the newly wed a heartiest congratulations!

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Indians are not loose hope as Indian movie,Kamasutra 3D by Rupesh Paul is still running on the right tracks for the 86 Academy Awards with selection in the three categories – Best Motion Picture, Original Score and Original Song with 5 songs. It is the only movie from India contending in the music category lists. The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Presented by Dr. George John (GJ Entertainments) and produced under the house of Rupesh Paul Productions Ltd. (RPPL), in co-production and project design by Sohan Roy,Kamasutra 3D is the only Indian movie, in the history of Academy Awards, with 5 songs after The Great Gatsby to be selected in the Original Song category. The songs include – AygiriNandini, Saawariya, I Felt, Of Soil and HarHarMahadeva – composed by Chennai based music directors, Sachin&Sreejith while its lyrics are penned by Rupesh Paul and Pratyush Prakash.

Paul, who spent around 12 years researching and scripting the film, is now keeping his fingers crossed. Five songs in the film composed by Chennai based music directors Sachin- Sreejith have been listed in the best original song category.

” The biggest challenge is to bring these songs to the notice of 6,000 voters by following the strict guidelines of the Academy ( of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). With our limited resources we did not even hope to be in the race.

All we are allowed to do is hand over a CD with the film title written on it to the voters. We are not allowed to tempt the jury in any way,” Rupesh says.

“This is the end of reducing an epic movie to a Sherlyn Chopra starrer. The movie has been underestimated or even misread as a B-grade soft porn after casting Sherlyn Chopra in a major role. Regardless of all these, we have made a movie of international standards and with the best technophilia available at this moment. The movie was pre-sold in all international territories at almost double the price of ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Krrish 3′”, says Rupesh.

‘Kamasutra 3D’ is based on Vatsyayana’s famous creation of Kamasutra.

“The Oscar tag has given us an opportunity to address the mainstream Indian audience to release this movie as one of the country’s best ever epic stories,” the director said.

Set in the backdrop of the ancient India, the film is about the journey of a beautiful princess who sets sail in search of her husband. In her voyage, she undergoes transformations in her body, mind and soul, with a fellow passenger who takes her through the forbidden world of love and sensuality.
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Sangeeta Ghosh loves Lucknow, the city of Nawabs

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The gorgeous actress Sangeeta Ghosh seems to be in complete awe with the city of Nawabs, Lucknow. Sangeeta, who had recently visited Lucknow for a promotional event for Sony Entertainment Television’s romantic saga ‘Kehta Hai Dil…Jee Le Zara’, shared her love and affection for the beautiful city. Talking about her experience Sangeeta said, “I have never visited Lucknow so this was my every first time so I was really excited to be there. I had heard so much about it but being there and witnessing its beauty is truly amazing. Everything about the place is just awesome, be it the food, the locale or the clothes. I was totally amazed when I visited the local markets which were filled with traditional Lucknowie clothings. Looking at the wonderful variety of Lucknowie Chikan Kurtis and sarees I couldn’t stop myself from buying some pretty Lucknowie dresses.

Sangeeta is known to be a shopaholic and a complete foodie. Talking about her food dairies Sangeeta exclaimed, “My trip would have been incomplete if I had not visited the Tunday Kababi, they had the most delicious kababs I had ever eaten. It was so yummy that I took a lion’s share gulped inside my tummy.

Well it seems, Sangeeta also couldn’t get away from Lucknow’s magnificence.

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WeChat is the 2nd Most Downloaded App in India for 2013

As per ‘Best of 2013’ list on Apple’s AppStore, WeChat emerged as the top non-gaming app in India

New Delhi, December 26, 2013 – WeChat, the popular mobile social application, that launched in India in May this year, has been ranked as the 2nd most downloaded app according to the ‘Best of 2013’ list on Apple’s AppStore. As per the “Best of 2013’ list, WeChat is the top non-gaming app in India, and the only app ahead was the mobile game Temple Run.

WeChat currently has over 100 million registered users in international markets and continues to grow at a rapid pace.

WeChat, which launched with its unique voice messaging feature, has also brought other innovations like free voice and video calling, location based friends discovery, animated stickers for festive occasions like Diwali, Halloween & Christmas, special commemorative Master Blaster stickers for cricket fans, and integrations with popular Bollywood movies and celebrities. WeChat also has an innovative offering for Brands using which they can connect with their fans and customers through pictures, voice, video, stickers and offer custom responses and location based services. Brands like Café Coffee Day, Big Bazaar, Colors, PVR Cinemas, Hungama etc. are already using WeChat’s Official Accounts in India and are seeing good engagement with their followers.

Commenting on this, Mr. Rahul Razdan, President 10c India said, “In less than seven months of its launch in India, WeChat has gone on to become the overall 2nd most downloaded app in India. This goes on to show the growing popularity of WeChat amongst Indian youth and reflects the value it has added to the social lives of Indians. This fortuitous news comes in at a time when we’ve just launched Xmas Voice Cards, and Holiday Stickers on WeChat for our users to also join us in celebrating this achievement.”

About WeChat

WeChat is an innovative mobile social communications application designed for smartphone users. WeChat is free for download from app stores running on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone operating systems*. It is the most downloaded mobile social app in many markets, with more than 100 million registered accounts in international markets.

WeChat users can add friends via a wide range of innovative actions and methods, including scanning QR codes, connecting users’ phone books and activating location-based functions such as “People Nearby” and “Shake”. The platform enhances social interaction by supporting exchanging of text, voice and video, stickers, and photos with their friends over data networks or under Wi-Fi environments. Users can choose to communicate one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”.

WeChat also comes with comprehensive privacy setting functions, which enables user to tailor their security level as needed.

For more details and application download, please visit www.wechat.com

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** Some features are limited to certain operating systems due to the product development cycle.

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Elegant whites make red carpet red hot!

Once again, it’s that time of the year when we honor individuals who have entertained us during the year, serenading us with their remarkable talent. Bollywood’s award ceremonies slowly start rolling out starting with the first film awards of the season – The BIG Star Entertainment Awards (BSEA). Putting their best foot forward, Bollywood’s gorgeous actors charm their many fans on the red carpet. The biggest and brightest stars attended the 4th edition of BIG Star Entertainment Awards (BSEA) 2013 in Mumbai.

And who says winter is for warm /dark colours? The hottest stars looked stunning in white this awards season!

Among them were, Mahie Gill who was looking chic in a fitted white tube gown as she arrived at BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2013. TV actress Kavita Kaushik also made a dazzling entrance wearing a white dress and wowed on lookers with a scooped out back at BIG Star Entertainment awards 2013. The gorgeous Kaainat Arora of Grand Masti fame also dazzled in a white and silver gown as she showed of her shapely midriff. Sunny Leone was not left far behind either – the Indo-Canadian actress decided to go Indian in a white saree with gold embellishments with a chic black pallu and blouse. Adding to the elegant white soiree was the gorgeous Rhea Chakraborty who looked passionately stylish at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2013.

To witness the stunning ladies on television, tune-in to watch the biggest award night of the year – 4th Big Star Entertainment Awards – on December 31st at 8.00 PM only on Star Plus.

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Bikini DJ Nisha Yadav turns Santa Claus for street kids

India’s first and only bikini DJ Nisha Yadav played the perfect Santa Claus for a bunch of street kids in Mumbai on Christmas Eve. Nisha who also celebrated her birthday with the boisterous kids, distributed food hampers, sweets and gifts to over 50 under privileged children as part of her birthday party. She invited media persons and close friends for a small get-together later on and also posed for a naughty photo shoot for with photographer Raju Asrani for bollywood website newz66.com after the party was over.

Nisha Yadav known for giving Sherlyn Chopra, Rozlyn Khan, Poonam Pandey and other strip queens a run for their money has now turned a new leaf. Nisha Yadav who sort of disappeared from the media glare for about a year, will be seen in a new avatar – as India’s first and only bikini DJ.

In an exclusive interview to bollywood news portal newz66.com, Nisha Yadav confirmed that she has been signed on for a mega party at a sea-side resort venue in North Goa. She was not willing to share any more details but it seems that Nisha Yadav is taking her new job as India’s first and only bikini DJ very very seriously. She has been practicing for the last one month to polish her mixing skills and has built up a huge repertoire of music. She will DJ and perform with two assistants at the console with some live mixing for about four hours. Sunburn, Supersonic and other music festivals in Goa at the same time better watch out, bikini DJ Nisha Yadav will give your phirangi DJs a tough competition with her Bollywood masala remix.

She will play bollywood, EDM and house music at the event and will sport designer beach wear and bikinis specially designed for the event by Goa-born, Mumbai-based fashion designer Randell Gomes, said her manager and publicist Flynn Remedios.

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Christmas celebration on the sets of the film Ashima films

“Mumbai Can Dance Saalaa”
Starring Ashima Sharma & Prashant Narayanan along with Director Sachindra Sharma and Producer Ranjeet Sharma

It was a blissful Christmas for the entire team of the film, “Mumbai Can Dance Saalaa”

Though it was a heavy scene being shot but the duo producer and director decided to bring Santa on set and have the secret Santa distribute goodies and Sachindra mentions ” it is always encouraging for the actors and the team to celebrate all festivals together for cohesiveness, I truly believe in team work even while we celebrating at work “.

Prashant Narayanan along with his beautiful leading lady went on a bike ride as per the scene requirement and both enjoyed the scene too Christmas cake with a Christmas tree had picked up the fancy of the team

Shakti kapoor too joined in for the Christmas celebration. It was a fun on location with a party time ,music by Bhappi lahiri ,producer Ranjeet sharma,director Sachindra sharma

About Ashima Sharma

“Set out to be a Politician, landed up in Bollywood,”

Her story is Bollywood like; she had to be in Bollywood. You will watch this innocent girl-next – door in one of the Bollywood’s promising dance movies; Sachindra Sharma’s Mumbai can dance Saalaa.

Here is Ashima’s story.

The popular girl in college, one fine evening during a special performance dancing like nobody’s watching, little did she know, she had already caught the attention and that her life would change.

Proudly being the President of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Ashima performed a dance on the stage in the presence of Sachindra Sharma, writer of My Friend Ganesha fame.

From the mouth of the director of ‘Mumbai Can Dance Saala himself, Sachindra mentions, “I was in Jodhpur attending a college festival, it was then when I spotted this young pretty girl dancing like no other on the stage. At that very moment I wanted her to be a part of my movie. Soon after the performance i approached her.”

Ashima had some other plans, being closely associated to Vasundhra Raje, everyone around Ashima & even she knew that she would land up to be a politician, maybe an MLA. But before being a politician, we are going to see her in a Bollywood Dance movie.

Ashima gears up to begin shooting in the coming month mentions, “This is a complete 180 degree life change. I was to compete the elections this December but I’ll be shooting. I have high respect for Sachindra Sir, I am grateful to him for noticing me and giving me an opportunity but it was some serious convincing business that he had to do to get me to sign the film. He patiently narrated the story and it clicked.”

The trained dancer that Ashima is…the dance movie is a bonus, “I am a trained dancer so being a part of a dance movie did sound pretty exciting. I decided to give it a try. I moved to Mumbai, took acting lessons and attended few workshops as suggested by Sachindra Sir. I am all ready now.”

Mujhe Meri Heroine Mil Gayi… this is exactly what Sachindra said when he saw her… just like a movie.

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Abhay Kumar of Bombay Talkies candid on the sets his film

“Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe”

Abhay Kumar been shooting back to back for his debut venture was caught in candid moments.

The film is towards fast completion.

Abhay Kumar is Grandson of Shri.Rajnarayan Dube

(The Pillar of Indian Cinema and founder of BOMBAY TALKIES and Producer of 103 films).

Film : Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe
Director- Nasirr Khan

Producer : Bombay Talkies
Story Screen Play Dialogues – Sajid Khan
DOP – M. Seturaman
Fight Master – Kaushal Moses
Music – Bhappi Lahiri
Lyrics – Sandep Nath
Singers – Mika Singh, Ash King, Javed Ali, Palak Muchal,
Choreographers – Longinus , Shabina Khan & Lollypop
Art Director – Pradip Singh
Sound – Pinky More
Costume – Bombay Talkies Designing Cell
Media and Marketing consultants – Parul Chawla (Piicture N Kraft)

Artists
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TIMES NOW LEADS WITH INNOVATION & CREATES HISTORY!

On the crucial States Elections Result Day, TIMES NOW being at the forefront of innovation goes beyond leading in the English News Genre. It surges ahead of channels in the English Lifestyle, English General Entertainment, Hindi Business News & English Business News genres.

TIMES NOW twitter handle garners a mammoth over 18 crore+ potential impressions in 1 day.

In the recent times, THE NEWSHOUR has taken its domination to the next level.

90 minutes of THE NEWSHOUR garners higher viewership than 24 hours on any other English News channel.

Mumbai, December 26, 2013: TIMES NOW, India’s No. 1 English News channel for almost 6 years created history on 8th December, 2013. It outranked everyone and took everybody by storm with a brilliant mix of innovative tools used in result day programming. TIMES NOW outshined on air by garnering record number of TVTs & also on social media (twitter) with highest fan interactivity in terms of fan engagement. It surely has changed the way election coverage was done in India.

TIMES NOW led by Arnab Goswami along with best team of Psephologists and experts ensured that the viewer got the holistic view of the numbers and the formations. The election coverage on TIMES NOW surely redefined the way of election news broadcasting was done. It moved from pure play psephology to redefine psephological elements helping viewers understand how the voter is shaping up in the elections. TIMES NOW ably cracked the political code with its innovative tools like Spectrum, Heat Map, Firewall, Billboard, Clusters which ensured that audiences got into the details of numbers and trends that were coming out. Without doubt TIMES NOW created a new benchmark to get the best & innovative coverage of election for its audiences.

During the Election week TIMES NOW led with a record over 1 Million+ TVTs followed by CNN IBN with 799000, NDTV 24×7 with 528000, News X with 414000 & Headlines Today with 326000 TVTs (Source: TAM, Market: All India 1MN+, TG: CS Males 25yrs+ AB, Period, Week 50, Day Part: All days, 24 hours, Gross TVTs).

TIMES NOW led all through on the crucial State Elections Result Day, 8th December with 526000 TVTs, followed by CNN IBN with 344000, NDTV 24×7 with 254000 & Headlines Today with 112000 TVTs (Source: TAM, Market: All India 1MN+, TG: CS Males 25yrs+ AB, Period: 8th Dec, 2013, Day Part: All day, 24 hours, Gross TVTs). TIMES NOW comprehensively beat its competition on the result day by leading during the crucial vote counting hours with 301000 TVTs followed by CNN IBN with 178000, NDTV 24×7 with 169000 and others to follow (Source: TAM, Market: All India 1MN+, TG: CS Males 25yrs+ AB, Period: 8th Dec, Day Part: 07:00 to 16:00 hours, Gross TVTs). TIMES NOW also led in the important prime time band on 8th Dec (Source: TAM, Market: All India 1MN+, TG: CS Males 25yrs+ AB, Period: 8th Dec, Day Part: 19:00 to 23:00 hours, Gross TVTs).

High interactivity on most tweets resulted into a massive surge in fan engagement on twitter. TIMES NOW’s hashtag #WhoWillFormGovt was tweeted 14,396 times, far more than the hashtags #AskRajdeep (of CNN IBN – tweeted 4,549 times) and NDTV 24×7’s #NDTVElex (mentioned in 4,351 tweets) put together. TIMES NOW’s exclusive video content on twitter garnered an astounding 29,916 views in just 1 day of 8th December.

On the other hand TIMES NOW’s flagship prime time news show THE NEWSHOUR has been creating waves with its consistent unmatched performance. Taking its domination to the next level, 90mins of THE NEWSHOUR have garnered higher viewership than 24 hours on any other English News channel. (Source: TAM, Market: All India 1mn+; TG: CS Male AB 25+ years; Period: Week 42’ 2013 to Week 46’ 2013, Daypart: TIMES NOW – Weekdays 21:00 to 22:30 Hours & other English News Channels, Weekdays 24 hours, Gross TVTs – TIMES NOW – 851000, CNN IBN – 842000, NDTV 24×7 – 760000, Headlines Today – 676000)

With such performances, TIMES NOW continues to become an even more formidable force to reckon.

About Times Television Network:

Times Television Network is part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group. It houses upscale brands including ET NOW – India’s No. 1 Business News channel; MOVIES NOW – India’s leading English Movies channel; ROMEDY NOW – a unique destination for Love and Laughter; TIMES NOW – India’s No. 1 English News channel; and zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel. The network delivers segmented and differentiated content under one umbrella. It informs, entertains and engages over 100 million urban affluent viewers in India and is available in 76 countries across the globe.

About TIMES NOW:

TIMES NOW, India’s No. 1 English News channel for over 5 years. A channel that stands for credibility and unbiased approach in bringing news and reportage to the viewers. Sharp, incisive and direct, it is the nation’s voice in news. It’s distinctive style and fearless approach makes it different from the others. TIMES NOW engages with viewers in 76 countries across the globe.

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Sayaji presents “ZERO GRAVITY” Live performance by BUZZ FUNK at New Year’s Eve

December, 2013, Pune: As the 21st century enjoys its teens, it’s an occasion to raise a toast to the carefree, vibrant, all conquering spirit of Pune as you experience the josh of youth in all its glory only at Sayaji. Enjoy the New Year celebrations “ZERO GRAVITY” with a youthful spirit with Live Performance by renowned BUZZ FUNK & DJ Sumit Sethi on 31st December, 8pm onwards. Relish the lavish buffet spread along with exclusive luxury of round table seating, with unlimited starters and beverages served on your table, while enjoying some rocking Jugalbandi at ‘ZERO GRAVITY’ at Sayaji!!

Experience an unconventional style of Jugalbandi with dhol and percussion to the beats of the DJ Sumit Sethi, that will literally sweep you off your feet, this New Year. You will also get a chance to dance with Bollywood dancers, which the jugglers will entertain you all the while. The Grand Fire Show will bring alive the spark hidden deep inside you. So what are you waiting for, begin 2014 with Sayaji feeling completely weightless!!

“Sayaji hotel is known for hosting the best New Year Party in Pune and this year too, the plans are grand. As the century is entering its teens, we decided to celebrate this New Year in a very youthful style with the talented Buzz Funk, the current hot favorites of youths”, said Mr. Hitesh Varma, General Manager, Sayaji Hotel. “We are known for our hospitality and personal attention that we give to each of our guests. Every person will have a reserved table on sharing basis. Starters and beverages will be served on their tables.

Food lovers can savor the effort of the chef and indulge themselves with an exotic culinary palette of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian, Lebanese and Oriental delicacies which includes a wide spread of salads, soups, breads, starters and main course. The highlight of this lavish buffet is the huge mithai counter, which will include special Anglo Indian sweets too.

“Sayaji believes in celebrating every occasion in a grand way. We love to see happiness and joy in the hearts of our guests enjoying every moment with us”, expressed Mr Hitesh Varma.

Feel Weightless at the “Zero Gravity”, the rocking New Year 2014 Celebrations at Sayaji. Unlimited fun! Unlimited food!! Unlimited drinks!!! @ Rs 5500/- per Couple inclusive of all taxes (Stags, allowed only with a couple); @Rs. 3500/- inclusive of all taxes. for Child (3-9 years) @Rs. 2000/- inclusive of all taxes.

So grab your passes and Ring in the terrific fourteen in unique Sayaji Style with a blast!!

For reservation, please contact: Sayaji Hotels 020-42121212

For media queries, please contact:

PRaxis Media

Saima Gaziani: +91 98197 95289, Prathmesh Chavan:+91 9619287120


Warm Regards,
Prathmesh Chavan
PRaxis Media, Pune
+919619287120

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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