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Raju Manwani MUMBAI SOL’s 20th Lions Gold Awards 2014

in support of Thallesmia.

The evening witnessed the shower of the stars at the 20th Lions Gold Awards in support of Thallesmia.

The night was to honour the contribution of eminent personalities from the field of Films, TV, Sports, Business, Medicine, NGO, etc.

The 20th Lions Gold Awards night was hosted by Ali Asgar

The Breath – taking Performances at the prestigious award ceremony raised the heat of the evening.

Ranveer Singh, Shraddha Kapoor, Sumeet Tappoo was awarded as the Emerging Soulful Singer of 2014, kavita kaushik, Aditi Rao Hydari,Kamya Punjabi, Anand Rai ,TP Agarwal,,Raju Srivastav, Rajpal Yadav, Ashka Goradia.

People from different walks of life came forward to support the cause, people from varied industry came forward in aid to spread Thallesmia awareness. The award ceremony saw the attendance of Salma Agha with Daughter Shasha, Anil Sharma,Kavita Verma in a red gown, Nisha Sagar, Dheeraj Kumar, Satish Kaushik, etc.

Lion Raju V Manwani, President of Lions Club exclaims after the success of the show, “It makes me proud to see that the immense hard work of my team has proved to be fruitful as the night of 20th Lions Gold Awards is glittering as gold and our objective is achieved. When we decided to support Thallesmia this time, we were clear with the view of honoring the right people in the right light, at Lions Gold Awards our object to create awareness about Thallesmia through our award function.”

Well, the 20th Lions Gold Awards was a remarkable event as ever a happening galore.

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MakeMyTrip.com launches revitalized B2B Affiliate Program

India’s leading online travel agency focusing on strengthening its holiday business through two new partnership models for B2B agents

New Delhi, 7 January, 2013: MakeMyTrip today announced the launch of its revitalized B2B affiliate program. With an objective to strengthen its position in the market, this unique program operates under two categories – B2B tie up and Priority Partner Program. The B2B tie-up offers MakeMyTrip’s portfolio of holiday offerings with greatest reach and suite of holiday products. The Priority Partner Program is the next level of association with MakeMyTrip. This fee-based model offers a host of exclusive services to B2B partners, enabling them to collaborate with a leading industry player and enhance their business and holiday sales. This initiative that brings together MakeMyTrip and enterprises passionate about the travel industry, utilizes their mutual synergies enabling agents to draw mileage from the company’s branding and marketing support, will help give MakeMyTrip a wider reach. The uniqueness of the entire program is that the agents will be able to leverage the MakeMyTrip’s strong online presence and will be able to make holiday bookings online for their customers. The entire pricing and availability portfolio will be available to them online for making reservations.

Elaborating on the launch, Mr. Rajesh Magow, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer-India, MakeMyTrip, said, “At MakeMyTrip, we take great pride in offering comprehensive travel and holiday solutions designed to provide a memorable experience to our customers. We now intend to extend the MakeMyTrip experience further through our affiliate program and leverage this partnership in increasing our footprint in the holiday space. We aim to partner with ambitious travel agents willing to evolve to the online mode of working and be a part of our growth and success story.”

As a part of the Priority Partner Program the company will charge a one-time amount of Rs. 35,000, while providing the partner agent with branding and certification and limited marketing support. There is a minimum business expectation from the Priority Partner. The incentives for a Priority Partner will also be higher in comparison to a B2B Partner. Additionally, the travel agents will get direct access to real time live inventory of MakeMyTrip holidays as well as a dedicated call-center support team for all queries & help.

About MakeMyTrip India:

MakeMyTrip was launched in India in September 2005 as the first comprehensive online travel site with real time booking for flights, hotels, holidays and cars. The site offers innovative products and services and attracts over 9.3 million unique visits every month. MakeMyTrip has also established an offline presence through 62 stores across India. The Company has received numerous accolades for providing best-in-class services to travellers. It has also been ranked among the Ten Best Employers in India for

four years in a row (2010-2013). MakeMyTrip Group achieved sales of INR 6400 crores in the financial year ending March 2013.

For more information about MakeMyTrip visit: www.makemytrip.com

For media enquiries, please contact:

MakeMyTrip Genesis Burson-Marsteller

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+91 124 4910 560 9953505512/9899597987

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Tuesday, 07 January 2014: Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra along with the Director, Ali Abbas Zafar, Music Director, Sohail Sen and Lyricist, Irshad Kamil, launched the Music Album of Yash Raj Films’ GUNDAY, one of the most awaited films of 2014.

The Music was launched in an authentic setting of the streets of Calcutta, specially created for the Music launch, where the guests were treated to typical local street fast-food – Jhal Moori, Puchka, Rasogolla, Misti Dhai, Chat, Egg Rolls and more.

Also launched at the event was the second foot-tapping chartbuster “TUNE MAARI ENTRIYAAN” from the film.

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The entertaining and delightful evening was orchestrated with a dynamic and dramatic entry by the two inseparable gundays and a seeti-maar entry by their lady-love, reflected the mood of the song, TUNE MAARI ENTRIYAAN, which is a celebration of the first time dreamy love of the two happy-go-lucky renegades and their lady-love! Dance to this fun depiction of fantasizing about one’s dream girl Gunday-style as you watch Bikram and Bala fall head over heels in love with the gorgeous Nandita, the most beautiful cabaret dancer.

Watch the song exclusively on: yrf YouTube Channel

While recreating the authenticity of Calcutta of the 70’s, the talented music director and competent lyricist of Gunday, introduce us to 10 magical, vibrant and colourful tracks.

The impressive soundtrack personifies the rousing spirit of the GUNDAY’s – the most loved, most celebrated, most reckless, most fearless and most powerful!

1. JASHN-E-ISHQA – JAVED ALI, SHADAB FARIDI

2. TUNE MAARI ENTRIYAAN – VISHAL DADLANI, KK, NEETI MOHAN, BAPPI LAHIRI

3. JIYA – ARIJIT SINGH

4. ASALAAM-E-ISHQUM – NEHA BHASIN, BAPPI LAHIRI

5. SAAIYAAN – SHAHID MALLYA

6. MANN KUNTO MAULA – SHADAB FARIDI, ALTAMASH FARIDI

7. GUNDAY – SOHAIL SEN, RAP BY: KINGA RHYMES (LYRICS: ALI ABBAS ZAFAR)

8. RHYTHM OF JASHN-E-ISHQA – SHADAB FARIDI

9. MANN KUNTO MAULA (CLASSICAL) – SHADAB FARIDI, ALTAMASH FARIDI

10. TUNE MAARI ENTRIYAAN (BANGLA VERSION) – BAPPI LAHIRI, MONALI THAKUR (LYRICS: BAPPI LAHIRI, GAUTAM SUSMIT)

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Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film stars Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor, as Bikram and Bala, along with Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan, in lead roles.

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day – GUNDAY style!

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Website: www.yashrajfilms.com

sms GUNDAY to 53131

IN CINEMAS WORLDWIDE 14th Feb 2014

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Vikas Verma

“I can be lot more than just a Villain, Try Me”: Vikas Verma playing the negative lead in Yaariyan!

Vikas Verma after his successful television stint playing grey shades makes his Bollywood foray with Yaariyan, yet again playing the negative lead!

Blame his international & suave looks that make this attractive & immaculate Vikas Varma, a hot favorite among the film makers to cast him for negative roles & will be seen soon on the big screen in his Bollywood debut ‘Yaariyan.’

Vikas surprised by random people walking up to him singing ‘Superman Superman’ never had an idea that an ad commercial would give him so much recognition. He gears up for movie release of Yaariyan playing a pivotal role & is excited about his next release, a Punjabi film where he again plays the main negative lead, he exclaims, “Yaariyan is definitely big. I have absolutely no qualms about playing a Villain in my very first film, in fact this is totally my thing. But besides playing grey characters, I want to play other roles.”

This charismatic lad hailing from Rajasthan has been the title winner of Zoom’s ‘India’s Fashion Star’ & has walked for almost top notch designers in the industry at various fashion weeks.

Vikas talks about him being apt to play negative roles, “Every time I have auditioned, I have been mistaken to be an angrez. Time & Again, I was complimented for my international looks & was told I would do great as a grey shade & come to think of it, I have accepted that & I am glad to being offered that kind of roles.”

Not just good looks but Vikas Varma is a powerhouse of acting talent & has won nomination under the category of Best Male Negative lead at the Indian Telly Awards for his stint in Jhansi Ki Rani, playing 7 different negative roles; Marshall & Hamilton in one serial itself.

Vikas has successfully been the face for various brands like Rupa Hunk, Quickr, Set Wet Deo, & many more, having done a cameo in Saif Ali Khan starrer Agent Vinod.

While Vikas gears up for his upcoming much talked about release Yaariyan, he excitedly claims, “I have been the bad boy on screen, one must see the other side of me too. On the sets, everyone kept telling me about how awesome my comic timing is, I want to explore that on screen too. Hope that happens soon! Until then I’ll be happy to be the bad boy.”

You have the dashing Vikas Verma giving away a message to all the film makers out there, “I can be lot more than just a Villain, Try Me”

For further information contact Parul Chawla- 9833577407

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F1 World Champ Damon Hill to be event ambassador for Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2014

Mumbai, January 7, 2014: The 11th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, to be run on January 19, 2014 will be graced by F1 World Champion Damon Hill. Promoters Procam International today announced Great Britain’s Damon Hill, 1996 World Champion and Michael Schumacher’s main rival for the Formula One Drivers’ Championship during the mid-90s as the International Event Ambassador of USD 360,000 prize money Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon.

Damon Hill, son of late Graham Hill, and the only son of a World Champion to win the title, has had 122 Grand Prix entries, 22 Grand Prix wins, 42 Podiums, 20 Pole positions and 19 Fastest laps in his F1 racing career.

Damon Graham Devereux Hill was born on September 17, 1960, two years before his father Graham won his first driver’s title, the second coming in 1968.

The death of his father in a plane crash in 1975 left the 15-year-old in drastically reduced circumstances and Damon worked as a labourer and motorcycle courier to support his further education.

Hill started his Grand Prix career during the 1991 season as a test driver with the championship-winning Williams team while still competing in the F3000 series.

In 1996 the Williams car was clearly the quickest in Formula One and Hill went on to win the title ahead of his rookie teammate Jacques Villeneuve, becoming the only son of a Formula One champion to win the championship himself. Taking eight wins and never qualifying off the front row, Hill enjoyed by far his most successful season. At Monaco, where his father had won five times in the 1960s, he led until his engine failed, curtailing his race and allowing Olivier Panis to take his only Formula One win. Near the end of the season, Villeneuve began to mount a title challenge and took pole in the Japanese Grand Prix, the final race of the year. However, Hill took the lead at the start and won both the race and the championship after the Canadian retired.

Hill equalled the record for starting all 16 races of the season from the front row, matching Ayrton Senna in 1989 and Alain Prost in 1993. Sebastian Vettel holds the record for the highest number of front row starts in a season, with 18 in 2011.

Damon Hill will be in Mumbai from Thursday, January 16 till event day and hopes to inspire the younger generation of Indian sportsmen to work hard for glory. Overcoming adversities from early in life, Damon Hill climbed the pinnacle of success, following up his exploits on the F1 tack with sound business acumen.

When Williams made Damon Hill a Formula One driver, despite his undistinguished racing record, Frank Williams said it was because he was “a tough bastard” and he admired his “fierce inner determination.”

During his visit to Mumbai Haile will meet with the sponsors and partners, the elite athletes, encourage the amateur athletes and later on spread the message worldwide about the event and the running movement in the country.

Damon Hill’s association with the event is in line with Procam International’s efforts to bring to India some the world’s most accomplished sportsmen to raise the profile of the sport of distance running. Some of the luminaries who have been event ambassadors in the past include names like haile Gebrselassie, Michael Johnson, Mike Powell, Linford Christie, Paul Tergat, Steve Ovett, Gail Devers, Dame Kelly Holmes, Dan O’Brien, Cathy Freeman, Kapil Dev and Vijay Amritraj to name a few.

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92.7 BIG FM CELEBRATES HARVEST FESTIVALS OF LOHRI, PONGAL AND SANKRANTI ACROSS INDIA

UNIQUE AND SPECIAL ‘KUDIYAN DI LOHRI’ TO BE CELEBRATED WITH BABY GIRLS IN NORTH INDIA

ON-AIR PROPERTY ‘KAI PO CHHE’ AND KITE FLYING FESTIVALS ACROSS REGIONS TO MARK SANKRANTI

National, 7th January 2014: 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No 1 Radio Network is all set to kick start the New Year with a bang and celebrate India’s biggest harvest festivals with complete splendour and bring delight to listeners across regions with a host of exciting parties, contests and prizes.

Traditionally, families that have witnessed the birth of a boy child celebrate the little boy’s pehli Lohri with added enthusiasm and grandeur. The popular festival of Lohri will undergo a unique and exceptional twist as 92.7 BIG FM’s Delhi, Punjab and Jammu stations prepare to celebrate the festival with baby girls in a joyful environment of melodious songs composed by the leading musicians, lyricists and singers from across the country. This unique initiative – 92.7 BIG FM’s Kudiyan Di Lohri – will return this year in a special way, as 4 noted lyricists and a celebrated music composer come together to create a beautiful song for the girl child. The song will be sung by young girls chosen through an on-air contest. While 92.7 BIG FM will invite families that have been blessed with a baby girl and celebrate her pehli Lohri with the same enthusiasm and fervour, the special song will be launched in this party and gifted to the girls for keeps.

For Sankranti, which symbolises progress and improvement, the network will launch the unique ‘Kai Po Chhe’ initiative. The festival is celebrated in innumerable ways but kite flying is an activity that is common and represents special bonding with family and friends. People young and old, fly colourful kites this day and compete to cut each other’s kites down while letting their kites fly high. Keeping with the spirit of the festival, 92.7 BIG FM is organising a musical contest where the station will play a song and cut it in the middle. Listeners will then be asked to call in and suggest a song which starts with the last letter of the previous song. Prizes will be given to callers who come up with songs instantaneously.

BIG kite flying events will be organised at public venues on Sankranti day and winners of on-air contest will be invited to come and fly kites with their favourite RJs. RJs will share live commentary and information about the significance of Sankranti and how it is celebrated in countless ways across India. Upto January 19th 2014, ‘Kai Po Chhe’ will air in the regions of Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Down South, 92.7 BIG FM Bangalore celebrates BIG Song Suggi which is a unique concept of song harvesting. RJ’s will uproot the stories behind the most popular music from lyricists and other experts from the music fraternity. 92.7 BIG FM Hyderabad along with Montrose Foundation revels in a kite flying celebration with children from different orphanages & NGOs while listeners get to participate in the BIG Movie Festival. RJ’s from the station will enact movie scenes and listeners who guess the scenes right, will win movie tickets for the newest releases! Meanwhile 92.7 BIG FM Chennai prepares for a joyous Pongal treat for its listeners. While listeners can participate in on-air contests and win movie tickets, they also stand to win special prizes on visiting the movie theatre in their best traditional wear.

Commenting on the celebrations, Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head, 92.7 BIG FM said, “We are delighted to celebrate the beginning of 2014 with harvest season celebrations for our listeners. At 92.7 BIG FM, it is our endeavour to preserve the significance, honour and respect each festival deserves while adding new flavours to it and making India’s festivals full of joy, warmth and cheer while delivering great value and engagement opportunities to our advertisers.”

About Reliance Broadcast Network

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television and television production. The company houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG RTL THRILL – a dual feed channel from the Company’s joint venture with Europe’s RTL Group, targeted at male audiences and positioned as the ultimate action destination; BIG MAGIC – a General Entertainment Channel featuring family dramas, crime shows, sitcoms, reality shows and weekend blockbuster movies. BIG MAGIC has also expanded into the United States, Canada and Australia under the brand name BIG MAGIC International; The Company has further launched a channel called BIG MAGIC Bihar and Jharkhand, with specifically created programming for the market. BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division caters to the creative needs of the diverse Indian television landscape. Reliance Broadcast Network also distributes BloombergTV India, the country’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to www.reliancebroadcast.com

For further details please contact:

BIG FM

Sushma Parameswaran

+91 9987514905

Sushma.p@reliancebroadcast.com

Concept Public Relations Ltd.

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neha@conceptpr.com; amrita@conceptpr.com

+91 9892194965 / +91 9820578800

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Jazzy B Vocal’s Atyachari for Shaadi ke Side Effects

The Crown prince of Bhangra Singer Jazzy B is receiving rave reviews for his upcoming song in the film ‘Shaadi ke side effects’ which features Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan. The song is being used in the trailer of the films which is very catchy number that automatically catches your attention. The lyrics of the song like ‘Atyachari…Harry Not a Brahmchaari,’ is a peppy number depicting typical attitude of a married man who thinks himself trapped in marriage, of course in a humours way. The song is being composed by Pritam.

His last hit Bollywood song was ‘Jugni’ form the film ‘Sahib Biwi and Gangster Returns.’ As this year Jazzy B was busy shooting for his debut film, as an actor, titled ‘Best of Luck’ (Punjabi film) with Punjabi singer and actor Gippy Grewal and Miss India Universe 2008 Simran Kaur Mundi.

H. S. Communication

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F1 World Champ Damon Hill to be event ambassador for Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2014

Mumbai, January 7, 2014: The 11th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, to be run on January 19, 2014 will be graced by F1 World Champion Damon Hill. Promoters Procam International today announced Great Britain’s Damon Hill, 1966 World Champion and Michael Schumacher’s main rival for the Formula One Drivers’ Championship during the mid-90s as the International Event Ambassador of USD 360,000 prize money Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon.

Damon Hill, son of late Graham Hill, and the only son of a World Champion to win the title, has had 122 Grand Prix entries, 22 Grand Prix wins, 42 Podiums, 20 Pole positions and 19 Fastest laps in his F1 racing career.

Damon Graham Devereux Hill was born on September 17, 1960, two years before his father Graham won his first driver’s title, the second coming in 1968.

The death of his father in a plane crash in 1975 left the 15-year-old in drastically reduced circumstances and Damon worked as a labourer and motorcycle courier to support his further education.

Hill started his Grand Prix career during the 1991 season as a test driver with the championship-winning Williams team while still competing in the F3000 series.

In 1996 the Williams car was clearly the quickest in Formula One and Hill went on to win the title ahead of his rookie teammate Jacques Villeneuve, becoming the only son of a Formula One champion to win the championship himself. Taking eight wins and never qualifying off the front row, Hill enjoyed by far his most successful season. At Monaco, where his father had won five times in the 1960s, he led until his engine failed, curtailing his race and allowing Olivier Panis to take his only Formula One win. Near the end of the season, Villeneuve began to mount a title challenge and took pole in the Japanese Grand Prix, the final race of the year. However, Hill took the lead at the start and won both the race and the championship after the Canadian retired.

Hill equalled the record for starting all 16 races of the season from the front row, matching Ayrton Senna in 1989 and Alain Prost in 1993. Sebastian Vettel holds the record for the highest number of front row starts in a season, with 18 in 2011.

Damon Hill will be in Mumbai from Thursday, January 16 till event day and hopes to inspire the younger generation of Indian sportsmen to work hard for glory. Overcoming adversities from early in life, Damon Hill climbed the pinnacle of success, following up his exploits on the F1 tack with sound business acumen.

When Williams made Damon Hill a Formula One driver, despite his undistinguished racing record, Frank Williams said it was because he was “a tough bastard” and he admired his “fierce inner determination.”

During his visit to Mumbai Haile will meet with the sponsors and partners, the elite athletes, encourage the amateur athletes and later on spread the message worldwide about the event and the running movement in the country.

Damon Hill’s association with the event is in line with Procam International’s efforts to bring to India some the world’s most accomplished sportsmen to raise the profile of the sport of distance running. Some of the luminaries who have been event ambassadors in the past include names like haile Gebrselassie, Michael Johnson, Mike Powell, Linford Christie, Paul Tergat, Steve Ovett, Gail Devers, Dame Kelly Holmes, Dan O’Brien, Cathy Freeman, Kapil Dev and Vijay Amritraj to name a few.


Neha Kandalgaonkar | Principal Consultant

Concept Public Relations Limited

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Kavya Singh turned Sexy in Saree

In recent time Bollywood actresses and fashion designers preferred saree for their style statement. Madhuri, Priyanka, Riya Sen, Lara Dutta, Kareena, Shilpa, Sonam, Bipasa, Juhi, Deepika and many other actresses were found wearing saree in different occasions. The actresses sheds her girl-next-door image, changes out of her comfort wear and makes some bold fashion statements in Saree. Actress Kavya Singh who had rocked in south industry with her Sizzling body is ready to enter in Bollywood through her sexiest shape and to shook her superbly toned booty to Bounce in saree, The actress had add more oomph in saree than we could ever imagine.

Fans are still recovering from the shock after watching the eye-popping movie of Kavya Singh “I love you teacher”. Where she was seen flaunting her sexiest and boldest performance ever by seducing her student by exploring her cleavage in Saree. However at the sometime Saree is very sexy attire. It can excite your senses if wore in appealing style. Partially hiding and partially revealing your feminine assets is a key to look stunningly beautiful yet sexy in saree. Almost all females look beautiful in saree but only few manage to look sexy and appealing in it. Kavya Singh seems to have mastered this art.


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Taj Group rebrands London hotels on 7 January 2014

– Introducing the legendary Taj hospitality in London –

Mumbai, January 7, 2014: The Taj Group is delighted to introduce its two newly rebranded London hotels – St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel and Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences. The hotels will now be promoted within the Taj Group’s portfolio of luxury hotels, resorts and palaces, and the Taj Group has sole ownership and management, as well as operational and marketing control of both properties.

Since opening its doors in 1902, St. James’ Court has regularly hosted royalty and Heads of State. Bordered by Buckingham Palace and Green Park in the heart of Westminster, the hotel in centrally located in London. Rich in history and heritage, the hotel has introduced the quintessential Taj service through new offerings, amenities and service enhancements, combined with the famed Taj hospitality.

At St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, some of the enhanced and differentiated experiences include in-room check in, signature welcome and signature fragrances. Guests will also have access to an extensive fleet of exclusive vintage and classic vehicles, including the Queen Mother’s favourite Jaguar DS420 Daimler limousine ‘Grand Princess’ and Lord Mountbatten’s vintage Daimler ‘Silver Baroness’. Other experiences include unique dining experiences like the 24 Karat Gold Afternoon Tea and a customised Kids @ Taj program.

Meanwhile, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences is further enhancing its luxury offering through bespoke experiences such as the Taj Royal Attache butler service, optional Jaguar airport transfers and exclusive horse and carriage rides. In addition to the two signature suites – the world’s first Jaguar Suite and the uniquely designed Cinema Suite – the hotel is remodelling other suites. In 2014, it will welcome a new lobby and reception lounge, a new restaurant, tea and library lounges and an exclusive private dining area.

Guests at both of the hotels will benefit from complimentary WiFi, superlative Clefs d’Or (Golden Keys) Concierge service, tailored treatments at the Wellness Centre and a host of on-site dining options, including Michelin-star Quilon.

Commenting on the launch, Raymond Bickson, MD and CEO of the Taj Group, said: “This important re-branding comes at an exciting time for the increasing strategic links between India and the UK. We are delighted to have the opportunity to restore these iconic hotels that have more than a century of heritage.”

Deepa Harris, Senior VP Global Sales & Marketing of the Taj Group added: “The success of our London hotels provided the impetus to consolidate our brand presence in the UK, being an important source market for Taj. St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel is positioned as an English classic, while Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences will offer authentic luxury experiences, reflecting the universally acclaimed warmth and personalised service that the Taj is celebrated for.”

The developments at the Taj Group in London are particularly significant in the context of the importance and legacy of the Tata Group in the UK. The Tata Group has had a strategic presence in Europe and the UK for more than a century and the UK is Tata’s leading international market. The Tata Group is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector employer and one of its largest foreign investors. This initiative by the Taj Group adds to the portfolio of iconic brands in the UK like Jaguar, Land Rover, Tata Steel Europe (formerly Corus Group) and Tetley Tea with Taj, one of Asia’s largest and finest hospitality brands, renowned for its heritage, legacy, and warm service.

To celebrate the launch, St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel is launching a photo competition on its Facebook page, where there is a selection of prizes to be won. Visit facebook.com/sjctaj for more information.

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About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia’s largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 108 hotels in 63 locations across India with an additional 17 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house.

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Leo Burnett bags Gold at Yahoo Big Idea Chair 2013

WHO-India’s health awareness initiative ‘Donate Your Caller Tune’ wins award for Best Use of Mobile Advertising

Mumbai, January 07, 2013: Leo Burnett won the ‘Best Use of Mobile Advertising’ for its work on a unique health awareness campaign, Donate Your Caller Tune For A Cause (DYCT) for World Health Organization Country Office for India at the Yahoo Big Idea Chair Awards 2013.

Hosted in Mumbai on 18 December 2013, the awards this year saw 426 entries from 61 agencies representing work for 137 brands and recognized creativity, innovation and imagination displayed in digital media.

‘Donate your caller tune’ is a pilot initiative for which prominent celebrities have lent their voice to create simple effective health messages. A symbolic ‘donation’ is made when people give up their regular caller tunes, replacing them with any one of these health awareness messages or subscribe to ‘Donate your caller tune’. The donation, therefore, is not asking a user for funds, but simply that s/he changes/donates or subscribes to a caller tune with a health related message O.

One can easily download the message of a favourite celebrity and use it as a caller tune on one’s own mobile handset. Instead of a conventional dial tone or popular music track, a person who calls, hears a prominent celebrity’s voice exhorting him or her to make one small lifestyle change to live a healthy and happy life.

Speaking about ideation of this campaign, Mr. Piyush Gupta, Creative Director, Leo Burnett India, said, “Our idea was to reach out to the urban Indians with creative messages for adopting a healthy lifestyle. On an average a person receives at least 15 phone calls a day, making the space of caller tune an untapped area for promoting welfare causes. It was important that we tapped this innovative medium, and this was made possible by WHO India by adopting this idea. Also Bollywood celebrities have proven to be the best ambassador for various causes, hence involvement of A-list celebrities also add a lot of value to the campaign”.

The initiative has been supported by Carmine Communications (PR partners).

In the next phase of the initiative, the celebrities and the causes they have supported are: Amitabh Bachchan (High Blood Pressure), Jaya Bachchan (Breast and Cervical cancer), Akshay Kumar (Unhealthy food), Ranveer Singh (Fitness), R Madhavan (Diabetes), John Abraham (Obesity), Shankar Mahadevan (Stroke), Shaan (anti-tobacco), Cyrus Broacha (Stress) and Parineeti Chopra (Cardiovascular disease). .

The Donate Your Caller Tune campaign is available pan India and the health awareness messages can be downloaded from www.donateyourcallertune.in

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Mr. Men ‘Tickles’ you fashionably this Laughter Day

Mumbai: Laughter is the music of the soul and who better to celebrate it than with Mr. Tickle on Laughter Day which falls on January 10, 2014. The deal for the Mister Men products have been put together by Dream Theatre Pvt. Ltd., a premier Indian licensing firm with rights to represent some of the most iconic brands in the world like Angry Birds, FIFA, WWE, DreamWorks Animation among others.

Mr. Tickle is the first book in the Mr.Men series by Roger Hargreaves, an English author and illustrator of children’s books since 1971. The character, Mr. Tickle, is lively and funny with wiggly arms ready to tickle people in authority for humour. In India, Mr. Men is available across apparel for infants, kids, adults and Publishing. The Back to School and Loungewear is slated to launch in February 2014.

The Mister Men apparel range for kids has a wide variety of clothes in funky colours and patterns. Mr. Tickle with his naughty smile, wiggly hands and funny quotes is the perfect choice for Laughter Day. The Mister Men collection has clothes for both boys and girls. With bright, cheerful colours and tickling quotes, Mr. Tickles is surely going to be a laughing buddy for your little ones and tickle your kids funny bone. Mr. Tickle merchandise for girls and boys is available at leading stores and online portals like Jabong.com, Myntra.com and Flipkart.com with t-shirts ranging from Rs 200 onwards.

“Mr. Tickle is the funniest and naughtiest of characters, tickling kids’ imagination and is the perfect mascot for Laughter Day. The Mister Men collection will definitely put a smile on kids faces and is available in a enviable range of colours and prints. Mr. Tickle is sure to connect with kids instantly on Laughter day,” says Jiggy George, CEO and Founder, Dream Theatre Pvt. Ltd.

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SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT APPOINTS MAN JIT SINGH

PRESIDENT OF SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

N.P. Singh Named CEO, Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd.

Culver City, Calif. (January 7, 2014) – Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Man Jit Singh has been named President of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE), reporting to Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc., and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Man Jit, who was previously Chief Executive Officer, Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. (MSM), the operating company that manages Sony Pictures Television’s TV networks in India, will continue as Non-Executive Chairman at MSM while transitioning from his role in the Television division to his new role in Home Entertainment.

N.P. Singh, formerly Chief Operating Officer at MSM, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, managing Sony Pictures Television’s Indian TV networks. N.P. will report to Andy Kaplan, President, Worldwide Networks, Sony Pictures Television.

“Man Jit is a savvy global executive with a long track record of success at Sony Pictures, having built our Indian TV channels into high-performance, high-margin businesses. I am confident in his vision for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and his ability to provide strong leadership for the division as the marketplace continues to evolve,” said Lynton.

Under Man Jit, Sony Pictures Television’s Indian TV networks leveraged changing technologies and consumer behaviors to grow into some of the most profitable and highest-rated channels in the market.

At SPHE, Man Jit will continue the studio’s focus on reducing overhead costs, while growing high-margin businesses.

“As the ways in which consumers experience our content continue to change and multiply, our organization and its strategy for delivering content must evolve to meet the demands of the market. I look forward to building on the foundation of innovation and operational discipline at SPHE to position this business for future growth,” said Man Jit.

On N.P. Singh’s appointment to CEO of MSM, Man Jit added, “NP and I have worked closely together as equal partners these last five years and the success of the company is largely due to his efforts. The time has come for him to lead the company to the next level and I fully expect the innovations he brings as CEO will ensure we have years of success ahead. As the Non-executive Chairman of MSM, I look forward to supporting NP and will continue to remain involved with the Indian television industry.”

In his new role at MSM, N.P. will continue to focus on developing original, local-language programming and expanding the audience for MSM’s eight highly-profitable channels across India and the more than 70 countries around the world where they are viewed.

Man Jit Singh has a strong background in technology, entertainment, and consumer products, with over 20 years of experience in global operations. He has worked in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Since 2009, he has overseen Sony Pictures Television’s Networks business in India, which includes SET, SAB, PIX, AXN, MIX, SIX, LIV and MAX. Man Jit was previously Chairman of the Board of Directors of MSM. He spent much of his early career in general management consulting, and he held senior positions at firms including Sibson & Co., LLP in Los Angeles, The Cast Group AG in Zurich, Switzerland and Los Angeles, and Cresap in Los Angeles. Man Jit began his career at Nestle India.

N. P. Singh originally joined MSM in 1999 and has been Chief Operating Officer of MSM since December 2004, overseeing day-to-day operations at the company’s highly profitable TV channels and working closely with Man Jit on long-term strategies for continued growth. Previously, Singh served as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining MSM, N.P. held Chief Financial Officer roles at Spice Telecom and Modicorp, and was Controller at Modi Xerox Limited, in addition to other positions.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

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Aamir is genuine says Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan has a selected set of friends but recently at a diwali party in 2013 he found a new friend in Aamir Khan. Hrithik and Aamir have been fond of each other infact he went out of his way to attend Aamir diwali party.

A source says that they both have met on two other occasions also. Before going to LA Hrithik met aamir also and infact aamir had invited hrithik also for the new year party.

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Bollywood industry to honor MedscapeIndia Awards 2014 for Doctors and Healthcare fraternity

Have you wondered how Bollywood Star like Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Hritik Roshan stay fit after so many injuries on them and the reason behind of their fitness is the Doctors yes “The Life Saver”. Bollywood heroes get their life savior as doctors who always stand behind them to support in their bad times and cure them to entertain their fans. Actors get awarded for their best performance in movies now it’s time for Bollywood stars to honor such real heroes of their life. MedscapeIndia is Bringing its 3rd National Awards ceremony where many renowned Bollywood celebrities will stand for the Medical and Healthcare industry. The awards were an initiative to recognize the heroism of those who have displayed courage and inspired many in their fight against disease and disability. These awards aspire to set a new benchmark for the stakeholders of the healthcare industry, thus encouraging them to further scale up their efforts in order to provide affordable quality healthcare to consumers. The top honours will be awarded in 20 categories at the grand ceremony. The award consists of a beautiful ebony and gold trophy that symbolizes the “International symbol of healthcare.” The award ceremony will be held on 26th April 2014 where the event will be graced by stage performance by renowned personalities from Bollywood. The 3rd National Awards ceremony 2014 will be full of glam and glitz as most of the Bollywood’s biggest stars along with many legends from health care & sports icon will grace the occasion. The event will also witness some energetic and zealous performances by the Bollywood stars & women empowered act that will set the stage on fire which will be televised on the National Channel.

Dr Sunita Dube Radiologist, healthcare entrepreneur & Chairperson Medscapeindia said, “Medscapeindia aims celebrate the grit and contribution of visionaries, both individuals and organizations, who tirelessly work in medical healthcare to heal, renew and better the lives of thousands of Indians & organization focus on research , preventive health awareness in India ”

Krrish 3 star Hrithik Roshan, who went under brain surgery said, “Doctors are the savior, they are the real heroes and I think they are the most amazing person for the society and human beings.”

Pain hits many of Bollywood’s glamorous stars as Amitabh Bachchan about his “horrendous pain” that made it difficult for him to “walk, stand, sit or lie down”. Shah Rukh Khan’s Pain in his ribs on which he said, “Hurts only when I laugh or breathe.” Salman Khan complained of “unbearable pain” in his jaws and cheeks, a recurring issue which are all treated by the doctors.

The MedscapeIndia National Awards is an endeavor to honor exemplary service to patients by the medical fraternity. The Medscapeindia is unit of Aryan trust unique non profit organization represents not just doctors but also the medical education and pharmaceutical fraternity. That sets it apart from any other body in India. It’s a collective with a 360 degree approach to improving the social and physical environments of medicine in India also to rebuild the rapport between the patient and the doctor, which is fast being eroded by the rampant distrust and corruption prevalent in society & creating massive awareness with socio scientific Aim. It’s conducted relevant surveys and provides inputs to budgetary allocations on healthcare at the state level initially. Aims to protect the right to natural health against the global interests of the antibiotics-brigade which could be causing more harm than good


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International wine brands are making a beeline into India to tap the ever growing wine drinking market which stands at 1.2 million cases per annum growing at a sound 25-30% according to JBC International. With over a 100 million people crossing the legal age of 25 for consuming alcohol over the next 5 years, supermarkets supporting wine distribution infrastructure, a growing tourism industry and rising disposal income, India as a market offers immense potential for wine makers of every stripe.

“A German wine label is a daunting testimony to that nation’s love of detail and organization” – Sir Kingsley William Amis.

German wines which have the characteristic of being fruit driven with lower alcohol content compared to the wines from other traditional wine making countries are very low in tannins, making them suitable to be paired with spicy Indian food and boding bright business prospects in a fast growing market like India.

By attending the 10th “Stuttgart meets Mumbai” Wine Festival, you’d not just get to sample some of the finest wines made from grape varieties Trollinger and Lemberger that are unique to the region of Baden-Wurttemberg of South west Germany; but also an opportunity to interview the owners of leading wine brands such as Weingut Unser, Weingut Heinrich, Weingut Schnaitmann, Weingut Berthold, Staatsweingut Weinsberg and Weingut der Stadt Stuttgart to get insights into their business plans for India. Mr. Raulf Hauser of State Research Institute for Viticulture & Pomiculture would also be happy to offer his expertise into the uniqueness of the wines on display.

We, on behalf of the LAPP Group which has been acting as a catalyst to forge trade relations between India and Germany, look forward to hosting you. Do feel free to reach out to us to secure further information about this engagement oriented event. We’d be happy to be of help.

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Patakha Guddi kicks off Highway’s

The wait is finally over. The first song of Imtiaz Ali’s Highway, Patakha Guddi, will be released today, 7th January at 4:30 pm. The music of the film has been composed by the maestro A.R. Rahman and ever since the film’s trailer came out, all eyes and ears have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the soundtrack.

Patakha Guddi, written by Irshad Kamil and sung by the Nooran sisters from Panjab, is picturised on Highway’s leading lady, Alia Bhatt, who plays the role of Veera in the film. As she traverses through the roads of northern India, Veera gradually comes into her own and lets loose. Patakha Guddi celebrates her free spirit.

Says Imtiaz: “Patakha Guddi is about freedom. It is also about purity and wildness. Who better than the wild children of Panjabi music – Sultana and Jyoti Nooran – to sing the track? After Rockstar, it was great to collaborate with Rahman Sir again and we have tried to keep the Highway album melodious, simple and heartfelt.”

Adds lyricist Irshad Kamil: “Patakha Guddi gives the fragrance of Punjab with its piousness and free spirit. The lyrics take the flight according to the growth of Veera’s (Alia) character in the film. The song has raw energy in its composition, singing and even in the choice of words.”

Highway, produced by Window Seat Films and presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, will be released worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures. The music of the film will be available on T-Series.

Highway will release worldwide on 21st February, 2014.

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Suyog Telemetics Limited launches IPO campaign with Global Advertisers

Mumbai: 7 January, 2014: Mumbai-based telecom company, Suyog Telematics has come out with its public issue of 18.12 lakh equity shares. The issue will be opened for subscription from December 30, 2013 till January 7, 2014. The company has engaged India’s premier outdoor agency, Global Advertiser for the outdoor promotion of the IPO campaign in Mumbai and Latur.

Global has dedicated its best hoarding located at Sion which has highest reach, uncluttered view and unavoidable presence.

Sanjeev Gupta, MD, Global Advertisers said, “At the outset of 2014, the demand for IPO campaigns is already moving upward and we have designed some exclusive packages for them. With the clear intention of spreading awareness about Suyog’s public issue, Global has provided its finest displays in their target regions along with cost-effective outdoor plan. We hope to see great turnaround for this campaign.”

Suyog Telematics’ business is to build, own and operate telecommunication poles, towers (particularly roof-top towers), OFC systems and related assets. The equity shares offered through the prospectus are proposed to be listed on the BSE SME Platform.


With Best Regards,
Harshada Chougule
Manager – Digital Marketing
Global Advertisers
AN ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED Company
Phone : +91 22 28939400

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Playboy Girl Shanti Dynamite wants to work with Salman khan and praises “Jai Ho” First look

The only Khan who is a bachelor in Bollywood is Salman Khan, he has a colourful history as far as his love life is concerned. Starting from Sangita Bijalani and now currently ending with Romanian Iulia Vantur. Now Playboy Girl Shanti Dynamite has fallen in love with Dabangg Khan for his work and has revealed that she wants to work with him and has expressed her desire to come India. She said, “If someone offers me a good script, I would love to work in a Bollywood movies and especially with Salman Khan, he is a wonderful actor and very good-looking.”

Her praises just don’t seem to end! Shanti even added she has seen the trailers of Jai Ho and is very impressed with Salman Khan’s Look in the film! She said, “I just love Salman Khan’s Entry in Jai Ho movie where he was seen moving his bracelet in his hand. The trailer is superb and I’ll definitely watch the movie also. He is truly an inspiration to everybody.”


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THE No.1 FILM IN THE HISTORY OF INDIAN CINEMA

THE FIRST INDIAN FILM TO GROSS ₹500 CRORES WORLDWIDE!

Monday January 6th 2014: Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom:3 continues to create history at both the Indian and Overseas Box Office!

It is now officially the first Indian Film to cross ₹ 500 Crores Worldwide, making it the biggest Motion Picture Event of all time!

Gross Box Office Collections:

India ₹351.29 Cr

Overseas ₹150.06 Cr / $ 25.01 Million

Total ₹501.35 Cr / $ 83.56 Million

Dhoom:3’s stupendous feat of crossing ₹500 Crores WORLDWIDE, has broken multiple Box Office Records and continues to do so!

International territories opening up in the coming days:

Germany, Peru, Romania, Japan, Russia, CIS, Turkey and others to follow.

Dhoom:3 is on course to make even further Box Office history!

CREATING DHOOM WORLDWIDE!

AAMIR KHAN ABHISHEK BACHCHAN KATRINA KAIF UDAY CHOPRA

Director: VIJAY KRISHNA ACHARYA Producer: ADITYA CHOPRA

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The Emerging Soulful Singer indeed!

The singing sensation hailing from Fiji islands,Sumeet Tappoo, bags the title of ‘Emerging Soulful Singer’ at the 20th Lions Gold Awards 2014.

Sumeet Tappoo who recently collaborated with India’s finest Ghazal maestros Pankaj Udhas, Talat Aziz & Anoop Jalota & released their Ghazal album ‘Destiny’ by the hands of Shri Amitabh Bachchan is fast making a name for himself in the Bollywood singing scene & already felicitated as the ‘Emerging Soulful Singer’ at the 20th Lions Gold Awards.

Fiji-born Sumeet Tappoo, an Australia MBA graduate, has moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in music as a playback singer… His multiple album releases, his ever growing international fan base and his successful live concerts and performances around the world is testimony to his increasing popularity. Sumeet has also sung alongside industry legends such as Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Suresh Wadkar, Shaan, Sadhna Sargam and others and has established him as a respectable talent. His obvious progression into playback singing has seen him record a few romantic film songs set for release in movies in 2014.


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Daler Mehndi’s disciple Gurmeet Kaur Extravagant Video Launch

Daler Mehndi, the king of pop and Bhangra has produced many records. But, the one that stands out are the songs by Gurmeet Kaur. Acclaimed for her song Challa. under his recording banner DRecords, she is on a new high. She has constantly been churning out amazing tracks after another. Her songs have worldwide releases and is one of the most famous Punjabi singers in UK and Canada. Born and brought up in Bangkok in a well breed Indian Punjabi family, she decided shoot the video of her song under her own name.

According to the sources, the mind numbing song was belted out by Video director, Guru Sharma, known for his eccentric, yet flamboyant style of shooting. The male lead in the video is the ever effervescent Jagjit Atwal. He managed to shock everyone, in the process. Jagit is also famous for his brief stint in Mallika Sherawat`s The Bachelorette. The video also features young Chris Mann, who surprises everyone with his proficient and adroit rapping abilities, that is an instant attention snatcher.

Gurmeet`s songs are unique, fusion of folk songs with a pop feel to it. The are superb in their music and symbolize relationships and a connection of pure love. Produced under one of the legends of the Punjabi music industry, She is a dazzling star on the horizon of folk and pop music.

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Serah Singh played Prank on sets of Yaariyan

A Bollywood film without pranks on the sets of the movie is just a little difficult to believe. A movie which has a stylish, witty and smart actress like Serah Singh, one can definitely imagine loads and loads of mischief. The actress was on a spree of playing pranks on the sets of Yaariyan. Serah Singh who is just 19 year old is a youngest actor amongst her co-stars. She looks very sweet and cute but she knows how to make fun on the set by doing pranks with her friends and colleagues. On the sets of Yaariyan, her co- stars cell phone would mysteriously disappear very often and come back while leaving the set. They were always zapped and tense about the cell phone! And later they realized that it was Serah Singh who played hide and seek game with their mobiles.

The beautiful actress Serah Singh, who’s making her Bollywood debut with Yaariyan, says the film has been an amazing experience for her. “It’s been a mix of everything, chaos, tonnes of hard work and emotions. It was loads and loads of fun,” she says. When she got sick on the set many of her co-stars tried to make fun of her but director Divya Khosla made her comfortable by making feel at home showing concern and caring like a mother, sister and friend. She enjoyed the experience so much that she wants to work with the same team again. “The movie is very special and close to my heart and Divya Khosla Kumar is one of the best directors to work with. She’s been my producer and my director, all of which he is immeasurably gifted at. She’s beautiful, she’s talented, she is an exemplary humanitarian,” she said.


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Sallu, the people’s star!

Actor cuts down on his upcoming film’s promotional budget for charitable causes Salman Khan is one of those who believe that he does not need gimmicks to pull the audience to the theaters. He has proved in the past that his star power is enough to set the cash counters jingling. Although with Ready he finally jumped on the bandwagon and started to promote his films, the actor still believes that hugely expensive exercises are no guarantee for a box-office hit.

According to a source, last week he spoke to Eros International, the presenters of his upcoming film Jai Ho, and requested them to revise the publicity budget. “The amount allocated was Rs 16 crore, but Salman told Sunil Lulla (the head honcho of the production house) that the upper limit for promotions should be no more than Rs 6 crore. He wants the rest of the money to be distributed among the poor and needy while on city tours,” said the source.

Lulla though flabbergasted by these unusual demands, couldn’t refuse Salman. Last heard, his company was reworking the modalities. An Eros spokesperson confirmed the news and said, “Yes, Salman and Eros have discussed the matter. Salman wants the film to reach out to as many people as possible. A part of the film’s promotional budget has now been allocated to charitable organisations.”

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Kangana Ranaut crowned PETA’s hottest vegetarian.

Beating the likes of her contemporaries, Kangana Ranaut was crowned “The Hottest Vegetarian” by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Visitors to PETAIndia.com cast their votes to help PETA choose the most alluring Vegetarian Vixen this year and Bollywood’s poster girl for fashion took the top honor.

Says PETA India Manager of Media and Celebrity Projects Sachin Bangera, “Bollywood stars are truly shining for animals by choosing to go meat-free, and Kangana’s beauty is proof that a great way to get a killer body and looks is by not eating animals”.

On several occasions Kangana has always been heard propagating the cause of vegetarianism and was even quoted stating, “We must not eat other animals. Besides, vegetarian organic food is far healthier minus all the toxins”.

PETA selected the winners based on several factors, including vote count.

After receiving rave reviews for her performance in Krrish 3,Kangana Ranaut is on a roll with Queen and Revolver Rani both of which see her essay the role of the protagonist.

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Director Divya Khosla Kumar choreographs 5 songs for Yaariyan.

Divya Khosla Kumar, who will be making her directorial debut with ‘Yaariyan’ has decided to take her film-making skills to a new level as she also choreographed 5 songs in the film including Baarish, Maa , Love me Thoda Aur, Allahwariyan and zor lagake.

The multi-talented Divya, who has directed music videos in the past, said, “The songs form a very integral part of the film and they take the story forward. The audience is loving my visualization in Baarish and Allah Wariya. If my work in the songs is being loved so much I’m sure by Gods grace the audience will love Yaariyan as much.The film will make you laugh and cry and leave you on a feel good note.”

Adds producer Bhushan Kumar, “Divya has worked on Yaariyan with great precision and detail. Apart from directing the film ,she has also tried her hand at choreography and we’ve received very encouraging reviews .Her shot taking is larger than life”.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar under the banner of T-Series Super Cassettes Industries Ltd, ‘Yaariyan’ starring Himansh Kohli, Rakul Preet, Dev Sharma, Nicole Faria, Shreyas Pardiwala is slated to release this Friday,10th January 2014.

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Karan Johar adds an emotional touch to ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ through ‘Zehnaseeb’.

Known to be creatively involved in projects both as a director and producer,Karan Johar this time around was keen on adding a signature emotional touch to Dharma Productions and Phantom Films’ Hasee Toh Phasee with the romantic-melody Zehnaseeb.

Confirming the news, director Vinil Matthew said, “The song is called ‘Zehnaseeb’ and it has been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. It’s an emotional song, which explores the beautiful moments between the lead actors Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in the film. Karan was very keen on having this track in the album. Initially, Shekhar (Ravjiani) had sung the acoustic version as it was meant to be a solo number. But later we roped in Chinmayi Sripada to lend her voice too as we decided we wanted it to be a duet.”

A source attached to the film said, “The song ‘Zehnaseeb’ is very close to Karan’s heart. He wanted it to be in the film and brainstormed with the director and music composer to devise it in a certain way. He also went to the studio when the song was being recorded as he was quite enthusiastic about the song.”

Says producer Karan Johar, “’Zahnaseeb is one of the most feel good love songs I have heard…very few love songs have the melody…the lyrical value and the soul..this is that beautiful blend.”

Dharma Productions & Phantom Films’ Hasee Toh Phasee starring Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra hits theaters 7th February 2014

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A poll conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2013 this year has been won by the Commando and Force actor, Vidyut Jamwal.

It has been a very interesting year for Vidyut and he has had a good run at the movies with his performance and action being appreciated in both Commando and Bullett Raja.

What a great way to end the year by topping the list that credits his lifestyle and beliefs – of him being a vegetarian.

Vidyut Jamwal, who practices a form of martial arts, has wooed girls with his killer looks and six pack abs each time. The surprising part is that the handsome hunk of the industry is a pure vegetarian.

The actor has been a vegetarian from almost 11 years now. It has been a choice he made for a better and holistic lifestyle.

The actor feels that it helps him not just with physical health but also keeps a person’s mind and soul agile and lively.

Next, the actor will be seen working with directors like Tigmanshu Dhulia, Raj Kumar Santoshi and Ram Madhvani.

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Playboy Girl Shanti Dynamite wants to work with Salman khan and praises “Jai Ho” First look

The only Khan who is a bachelor in Bollywood is Salman Khan, he has a colourful history as far as his love life is concerned. Starting from Sangita Bijalani and now currently ending with Romanian Iulia Vantur. Now Playboy Girl Shanti Dynamite has fallen in love with Dabangg Khan for his work and has revealed that she wants to work with him and has expressed her desire to come India. She said, “If someone offers me a good script, I would love to work in a Bollywood movies and especially with Salman Khan, he is a wonderful actor and very good-looking.”

Her praises just don’t seem to end! Shanti even added she has seen the trailers of Jai Ho and is very impressed with Salman Khan’s Look in the film! She said, “I just love Salman Khan’s Entry in Jai Ho movie where he was seen moving his bracelet in his hand. The trailer is superb and I’ll definitely watch the movie also. He is truly an inspiration to everybody.”


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Along with being the actor and producer for the film One by Two, Abhay Deol has also turned designer for it.

He doodled a few people faces that will go on to becoming a t-shirt line around the release of One By Two.

As his character is a person who feels that he is ‘pakaoed’ in life
makers had also done a Pakaoed campaign.

As part of the campaign, Abhay Deol had doodled a few people faces. The marketing team felt it was a good idea to have this as a t shirt line.

These t-shirts will have the doodles made by Abhay Deol printed on them and they will be available in the markets for purchase.

The actor will next be seen in his upcoming film, One by Two, opposite his girlfriend Preeti Desai. The film is slated to release on 31st January.

When contacted Abhay Deol, he said, “I wanted to get back to my designing days and so I have given a few doodles over to the marketing team and the t-shirts will be available soon in apparel stores.”

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BMC DECLARED 3rd MOST TRUSTED GOVERNMENT CORPORATION

Mumbai,January,2014 :- Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been declared as the 3rd Most Trusted among Government Corporations in a survey conducted in 16 cities across India. Mayor of Mumbai Shri Sunil Prabhu asserted that this declaration is the acknowledgement of best civil services rendered by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to the residents of Mumbai.

Mayor further asserted that this has been achieved due to the confidence shown since last 15 years on the BJP-Shivsena combine which could implement the development projects for the Mumbai. Also, for the success of Corporation’s 3rd rank in the country, efforts of Officers & employees of the Corporation have the lion’s share.

Mayor was talking with the reporters today (3rd January 2014) during the Press Meet at the Civic Headquarters announcing the result of “The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2013” conducted by TRA (Trust Research Advisory). The report is the third edition lists 1100 of India’s Most Trusted Brands divided into 211 categories. This report is the result of all-round preliminary findings on 61 components of Brand Trust Matrix, a proprietary model of TRA.

This research has been the most detailed study at a global level. Research was conducted with the help of 2505 respondents across 16 cities. After the research of thirteen thousand hours, thirty lakh data-points and nineteen thousand brands were developed. Trust Research Advisory is a part of the Comniscient Group which understands concepts related to trust and is committed to make to analyze and measurement of Brand Trust.

TRA was established in 2008 with the aim to understand universally and apply trust easily. The organization focuses on research, publishing, trust introspection and licensing. Committed to create metrics for efficient resource allocation for brands spends, TRA owns global copyrights for the Brand Trust Metric.

After selecting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation as Third number on the national level, CEO of TRA, N.Chandramouli said “The Brand Trust Report, India Study 2013 is the third edition in this series and the only of its kind across the world. The achievement of BMC in this report shows the financial and social stature of Mumbai in India.”

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Power to Empower is one of India’s biggest national entrepreneurship challenge. It aims to encourage young students and entrepreneurs to be part of the large business opportunity that exists in the skills development arena.

Due to an overwhelming response in the number of applications and to encourage innovative ideas, applications for the ‘Idea’ category have been extended till Jan 20, 2014 so that students and professionals across India have some additional time to submit innovative ideas that enhance the skills ecosystem in India.

Currently in its third edition, this challenge is organized to address India’s Skill development crisis. Power To Empower (P2E 2013) is a competition co-organized by India@75 and National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) supported by Managing Partners Ennovent and TiE Delhi NCR.

This competition is focused on encouraging innovative and implementable business solutions that contribute to the development of a sustainable vocational skills ecosystem in India.

Also one of the differentiating factors of this year’s challenge from the previous editions are the rewards and benefits to the winners.

· For the first time ever P2E will be formally supported by the UN with access to the high profile Empretec program, an initiative of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) AND IBF

· Winners of P2E 2013 will receive cash prizes of INR 1.5 lakh and INR 3.5 lakh for the Idea and Operations categories respectively

It will be great if you can support us in this endeavor to address the issue of skill gap in our country.

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Vim launches a brand new TVC with the world’s largest family!

160 members from the world’s largest family feature in Vim’s new TVC

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Here are a few intriguing facts about the world’s largest family: • The family lives in a 100-room, four-storey house in Baktwang village near Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram • Every meal is cooked by 20 women of the family and takes a minimum of 4 hours • Each meal requires 90 kg of rice, 30 kg of dal and 30 kg of the day’s choice of vegetable • A one-time serving of any rice based dish for the entire family requires nearly 40 kg rice and 5 kg of onions Mumbai 06 January, 2014: Vim, Hindustan Unilever’s leading dishwashing brand, today announced the launch of their new TV commercial featuring the world’s largest family along with popular TV actress and Vim’s brand ambassador, Sakshi Tanwar. The TVC will go on air on January 1, 2014.

Shot in the north-eastern state of Mizoram the commercial captures Sakshi introducing the 160 member family to Vim’s power of 100 lemons which is the fastest in removing the most stubborn and toughest grease from vessels.

Ziona Chana’s family lives together in a four-storey apartment in Baktwang village in Aizawl, Mizoram. Ziona Chana is 69 years old and has 94 children. Sakshi visited their home to meet them and understand the way they live and what is it that binds them together. She particularly met the women of the family to find out more about how they manage the task of cooking three meals in one day for so many members, all together.

For every meal for the family, the women spend 4 hours in the kitchen 3 times a day. It is not just the time but the quantity of ingredients that makes the family’s cooking ritual so special. For instance, they need 82 litres of milk, 1kg of tea leaves and 2 kg of sugar for a one time serving of tea. Cooking every meal for all the 160 members also means enormous amount and size of greasy vessels left behind at least three times in a day.

Sakshi met the women and introduced them to Vim which has the power of 100 lemons that makes it ‘sabze tez’. It reduces the amount of time the women spend in getting the tough grease off the vessels thereby freeing them up to spend some quality time with their family.

“It has always been a fun experience shooting television commercials for Vim but this one was particularly special. I couldn’t believe that a family can have 160 members until I met the lovely people from Ziona Chana’s household. I was so surprised to see the quantity of food they need to cook on a daily basis and the sheer number and size of vessels that the women must wash every day. I am glad I could bring some respite to their daily chores by introducing them to Vim’s power of 100 lemons. The speed with which Vim removes the stubborn grease gives the women some spare time outside of their kitchen in which they can perhaps watch their kids play football,” said Sakshi Tanwar, Brand Ambassador of Vim.

Vim’s new TVC has been conceptualized by Lowe Lintas and Partners and produced by All in the Family.

About Hindustan Unilever Limited:

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India’s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company touching the lives of two out of three Indians. HUL works to create a better future every day. We help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others.

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Anusha Shenoy: anusha.shenoy@edelman.com: +919967941471

Bhumika Advani: bhumika.advani@edelman.com: +919819721919

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F: +91 22 4353 0264 | M: +91 9819721919 | E: bhumika.advani@edelman.com

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Asia’s greatest and the first full-fledged film production company and studio “Bombay Talkies” once again getting back into production after almost sixty years. Bombay Talkies was launched by most successful theater personality from London Himanshu Rai, India’s first super star and niece of Rabindranath Tagore Devikarani & Industrialist Rajnarain Dubey. “Bombay Talkies” has finance approximately 700 films, build 400 cinema houses and introduced more than 300 artists and technician during its tenure to Indian Cinema, it also produced 102 films during 1954 to 1934. No company had even reached the work done by Bombay Talkies, 60 years back.

Rajnarayan Dube was founder of Bombay Talkies his grandson Abhay Kumar, has relaunched this production house in 100th year of Indian Cinema, as a tribute for millions of movie fans, and to respect their desire he has started 103 rd film “Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe”. “Bombay Talkies” has produced films like ‘Achut Kanya’, ‘Jeevan Naiya’, ‘Bandhan’, ‘Kangan’, ‘Mahal’, ‘Basant’, ‘Jhula’, ‘Karma’, ‘Neelkamal’, ‘Ziddi’, ‘Andolan’ and India’s most successful and Mega hit film ‘Kismet’.

Everyone knows ‘Bombay Talkies’ has given many super star Asia which no other film company has given. Devikarani, Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Mehmood, Pran, Lila Chitnis, Nalini Jaywant, Kamini Kaushal, became superstars whereas great novelist Munshi Premchand & Sharadchandra Ctopadya wrote scripts for ‘Bombay Talkies’, as well as Ameya Chakraborty, Kamal Amrohi & Sohrab Modi become great directors in Indian Cinema. In 1952 the great film director Vimal Rai was introduced as director for film ‘Maa’ by Bombay Talkies, as well as legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray was assistant to director Nitin Bose for film ‘Mashaal’ in 1950. Famous director Rajkumar Santoshi’s father PL Santoshi, got break as writer and director by ‘Bombay Talkies’.

Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar was first recognized with song ‘Ayega Aane Wala…..’ from film ‘Mahal’, and Kishore Kumar was established as singer and hero in 1948 by film ‘Ziddi’ as singer and film ‘Andolan’ as hero. Shashdhar Mukherjee who was first manager of ‘Bombay Talkies’ was father of actor Joy Mukherjee and grandfather of actress Rani Mukerji. Famouse litrerary writer Shahadat Ali Monto who migrated to Pakistan after independence was first PRO of ‘Bombay Talkies’. India’s first female composer Saraswati Devi (who was also considered as sister of Rajnarayan Dube) gave music for thirty-six films which were popular in those days. While great filmmaker V Shantaram use to solve technical problems of ‘Bombay Talkies’ by taking negatives to London. Kavi Pradeep lyricist of “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo ‘ was given the opportunity to write the lyrics of film ‘Kismat’s famous song ‘Door hato aye duniya walo hindustan hamara hai…..’. One of South India’s film company and the largest distributor, studio founder L.V. Prasad Lab worked for eight years as a technician in ‘Bombay Talkies’.

It will be written in golden words on the pages of history that ‘Bhal Pendharkar, Dadasaheb Phalke, Hiralal Sen, Sohrab Modi, Ardisar Irani, B.N.Sarkar, R. Nataraja Mudaliar, E.Whee. Mayppan, Abdul Rashid Kardar, SS Vasan, Chandulal Shah, Sashdhar Mukherjee, Dhirendra Ganguli, L.V. Prasad, Mehboob Khan, Bimal Roy, Satyajit Ray, Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani played a major role in making ‘Bombay Talkies’ name imprinted in gold lettering in history of Indian Cinema. Making of the silent movie theaters was by Jamshed Ji Madan and sound films in the cinemas was brought by ‘Bombay Talkies’. Tarachand Barjatya founder of Rajshri Productions and distributer of several cinema halls in Bombay was financed to be successful in film distribution and the Tarachand Barjatya later became India’s largest distributors and manufacturers.

Abhay Kumar, grandson of milestone Raj Narain Dubey said, “I am proud that most artists has worked in ‘Bombay Talkies’, among which many has got India’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the Best Film award, like Devikarani which was handed by the President in 1969, in 1987 Raj Kapoor, Ashok Kumar in 1989 , in 1990 Lata Mangeshkar, Dilip Kumar in 1995, and 1997 Kavi Pradeep, and in 2013 Pran. ”

After six decades of Bombay Talkies, Lights, Camera & Action again with film “Chahe Koi Mujhe Jungli Kahe ”

Asia’s greatest and ultramodern features Film Company “Bombay Talkies” has launched its hundred and third film “Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe” being produced by Abhay Kumar, grandson of Rajnarayan Dube who established “Bombay Talkies”. Abhay Kumar says that the plant that his Grandfather Rajnarain Dubey had laid, earlier has become a ‘A Giant Tree’ wherein lakhs of Technicians, and artist have grown up, this is all by the blessings of Rajnarain Dubey, Himanshu Rai and Devikarani.

This is a hundred and third film “Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe”. In a discussion Abhay Kumar said that he has planned two more films its preparations are complete. “Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe” is being directed by Nasir Khan Son of Johny Walker the uncrowned king of comedians. Abhay Kumar added that they have family relations with Dilip Kumar & Saira ji in fact the film’s title, “Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe” is also given by Saira aunty. When asked by Abhay Kumar film “Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe” Why Nasir Khan as director? Then he said, ‘Nasser is very talented and India will see him tomorrow as a great director, film stars Miss India finalist Roohi Singh, Johnny liver’s daughter Jamie liver, Zakir Hussain’s is taken as the villain, also in the film are Rakesh Bedi, Atul Srivastava, with Mosin Khan and Vivek Vaswani in pivotal roles, music composer is Bappi Lahiri and lyrics by Sndipnath, songs will be rendered by singer Mikka Singh, Ashking & Javed Ali, film is written by Sajid Khan, the film songs will be shot in Mauritius.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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