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The three day festival has had many brilliant events which have seen the footfall increase not only from the local community but across Mumbai.

The highlight of Day 2 of the festival was a rocking show by one of Bollywood’s most successful performers in recent years – Shalmai Kholgade. The star rocked the audience with hits from her career including Pareshan, Daru Desi, Suddh Desi Romance and ofcourse Balam Pichkari which had the crowd roaring for an encore.

Mr. Joseph Reddy, of the Hiranandani Group of Companies said “We are very excited to have Shalmalli here because she is a local Powai girl and an inspiration for so many in our community.We couldn’t have a better choice for our star performer in the first edition of the Powai Fest.”

Added Mr. Govilkar, “Powai is proud of Shalmili, and she is proud of being from Powai. This festival raises funds and awareness for all the great projects of the Rotary and we are so happy to have her here performing with us and drawing such a large crowd that had a fantastic time while supporting a great effort.”

The festival continues on Sunday the 12th with many exciting activities including a talk and theatre workshop by eminent theatre personality Bharat Dhabolkar.

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92.7 BIG FM awarded as the Best Radio Station by Lion’s Club in Mumbai!

Mumbai, January 11th 2013: 92.7 BIG FM, the nation’s leading radio network, took home the award of ‘Best Radio Station’ at the 20th Lions Club Gold
Awards in Mumbai this week. Of its 45 stations across India, 92.7 BIG FM Mumbai is one of the most important stations that has adopted retro programming. With this award, the station now earns another feather in its cap after being recognized as a much loved radio station in Mumbai!

92.7 BIG FM has taken giant strides in establishing a position of leadership in over 30 cities including the top metros of Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata etc. The share of listenership has grown consistently across all these markets firmly establishing 92.7 BIG FM as preferred station across the nation. With over 4.3 crore listeners tuning in to 92.7BIG FM across 45 cities, 1200+ towns and 50,000 villages; bagging 7 New York Festival Awards, 9 Golden Mikes, 3 Emvies, 9 India Radio Forum Awards, this 7 year old radio network has fortified its position as a leader in the category, delivering to brands an exceptional experience. Hit Thhe Hit Rahenge indeed!

Commenting on the receipt of the award, Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head – 92.7 BIG FM said, “We feel proud to be ‘Best Radio Station’ in Mumbai at the 20th Lions Club Gold Award and extend our heartfelt gratitude to Lions Club and to our loyal listeners who have contributed to our success.
We look forward to continuing to offer our listeners some of the most lucrative shows and path breaking content in 2014.”

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: 92.7BIG 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; BIGMAGIC – 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 < http://www.reliancebroadcast.com/> www.reliancebroadcast.com

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The video showcases the hard work of the whole crew members along with the director and actress Sherlyn Chopra. They have shot for 100 days with more than 250 crew members.

The film has been shot with six 3D cameras and six 2D cameras. The video reveals the preparations of the actors before the scenes. To portray the epic story with perfection, director Rupesh Paul has given his best to every shot.

However, a number of actors were injured while performing the shots. It seems that besides some eye-catching romance scenes, the director has also put some outstanding action to bring some masala in the film. For the same, Rupesh had to bring three action directors from three different parts of the world.

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Serah Singh Appreciated in the Film “Yaariyan” by Movie Critics

There has been a lot of talk about the youth brigade of Bollywood and the competition involved. With the emergence of some young star the battle has intensified. The most awaited youngest movie of the year 2014 Yaariyan has finally hits the theater which is directed by debutante director Divya Khosla kumar and produced by T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar, Yaariyan is a college based romance adventure. The story is about five friends who are exploring the best moments of their lives in college, experiencing different relationships and learning new values every day. Yaariyan starring new comers Actress Serah Singh has done a fabulous job and had turned a star in her own rights. Serah Singh is super cute and plays her role effortlessly. Her character Jenny is a high class-rich Indian girl. She touched heart with her simple yet powerful performance.

Director Divya khosla kumar who had launched newcomers and had left no stone unturned in the making of the film. The film is full of larger-than-life, colourful, lavish, beautifully shot and directed with medleys, dance, drama and everything good-looking.

Movie critic of HelloMumbai said, “Films based on college life usually score well at the Box Office. The movie has been shot in some beautiful locations. Actress Serah Singh is the only actor who appears to be acting and had done a brilliant job in the movie. Other actors including Himash Kohli, Rakul Preet Singh, Dev Sharma and have given a below average performance in the film.”

According to Dubaitoday, “Divya deserves kudos for accepting the challenge of directing freshers in her debut film. The best of storytellers are not afraid of taking risks and Divya seems to be one of those. Her handling of the humorous moments as well as the emotional ones with maturity confirms the fact that she knows the craft well. But one does feel that the writing could’ve been sharp edged at places. Serah Singh is pretty, and has a large and expressive pair of eyes and got audience glued on her others were not able to make their impact.”

7days said, ““The first half of Yaariyan is pretty good. Good comic punches, great music and decent performances make it worth watching. The songs are peppy and colourful and will certainly cheer you up every time you regret walking into the theatre. Performance wise Serah Singh has ruled in Yaariyan and steals the heart of audience through her mind blowing acting skill.”

According to BombaySamachar, “Divya Khosla Kumar’s directorial debut Yaariyan stars Himansh Kholi, Serah Singh, Rakul Preet Singh, Nicole Faria, Gulshan Grover and Deepti Naval. The movie revolves around four college friends who are pretty much good. Serah Singh looks beautiful and acts confidently. The way she emotes with her eyes is commendable. Nicole Faria, Dev Sharma, Shreyas Pardiwalla, Rakul Preet and Vikas Verma are appropriate in their respective parts.” Other Rating given by Critics are Rediff: 0.5/5, NDTV: 2/5, Daily Bhaskar: 2/5, DNA: 2/5, India Today: 0.5/5, Times of India: 3/5, Bollywoodlife: 1/5 and Taran Adarsh: 4/5.


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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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‘Youngistan’ Roots For ‘Yaariyan’

Divya Khosla Kumar, who made her directorial debut with ‘Yaariyan’, a youthful and contemporary story about a group of friends, is on cloud nine, especially as the film enjoyed a bumper opening as it hit silver screens across the country yesterday. According to reports, Yaariyan opened with a stupendous box office collection of 6.30cr on first day.

The T-Series film, which boasts of a fresh star cast and hit music, has won countless hearts across the country, which has been proved by the fact that the all India booking for Yaariyan morning shows was around 80 percent to houseful.. Made in a budget of 10cr with additional 9cr for P&A for the entire cast of newcomers, the opening response from the audience who are college goers and teenagers has resulted the film to get a stupendous opening.

Says acclaimed critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “YAARIYAN has a gripping second half, smash hit musical score and the youthful romance that should lure and entice its target audience — the youth. A treat for youngsters and young at heart!” Madhureeta, Times of India says, “A comparatively small-budget film coming from a big banner, is mounted on a large canvas with impressive production value. The star-cast is all-new and enthusiastic; and most of all the music boasts of chartbusting numbers” while Biscoot.com gives the movie 4 stars claiming A must watch for those who love the genre, Yaariyan is a musical treat for everyone. RJ Jeeturaj (Radio Mirchi) says its full on colourful! cool! musical! teen time pass! families with children and teenagers go for it!

Divya Kumar says, “We are quite pleased with the response that the film has got from the audience across the country. The film is quite close to my heart and we have worked a lot on this project. I had worked with a fresh cast for the film but thanks to the music and the hard work put in by my team, we have reached the audiences hearts.”

Bhushan Kumar, who produced the film, said, “I am quite proud of Divya for making such an impact with this film despite the fact that this was her directorial debut and she had not learned the ropes of filmmaking by assisting anyone. It was her sheer determination and hard work that has resulted in these numbers. Divya has put her heart and soul in the film and these efforts have been reflected in the occupancy figures of the morning shows.”

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Celebs laud Pratik Sharma’s Breathtaking Carscapes

“Cars are not just machines. They are people with a mind of their own, they rev up to your touch, love attention and the more you love them, the more is their lifespan. There is nothing like curling inside the car, within its embrace and no longer feeling alone. It always lets you take total control once you are in the driving seat, never mind its size!”

This in short, sums up artist Pratik Sharma’s journey of growing up with cars. Followed by graduation from Raffles Designing Institute in Singapore, Pratik Sharma translated his childhood fantasies of steering the mean machines into breathtaking Carscapes!

Pratik Sharma’s Carscapes exhibition opening at Reflections, JW Marriott, saw the likes of Om Puri, Dino Morea, Rohit Roy, Sujata Mehta, Brijesh Shandilya, Mudasir Ali, Jasvinder Singh, artists Vinod Sharma, Samir Mondal, Ravindra Mardia, Meenu De, proud parents and veteran artists Charan and Nimisha Sharma, director Ajay Tuli, Bina Aziz among many others graced the opening.

“I am coming back tomorrow with my son,” said and elated Om Puri. “My son loves cars.” Rohit Roy talked about how Pratik’s works brought back to him childhood memories of cars,” while Dino Morea loved the minute detailing and admired Pratik’s taking his passion of cars to a different level.”

Pratik Sharma’s Carscapes exhibition is on from Jan 10-27 at Reflections, JW Marriott, Juhu Tara Road. For years now BBC (Bombay Baking Company), the popular deli at JW Marriott, Mumbai has displayed Pratik Sharma’s art that have added various hues to the walls bringing out the characteristics of the décor. The 5-star hotel has now taken this opportunity to bring to light the talent of Pratik Sharma by showcasing the best of his work at Reflections, JW Marriott, Mumbai.

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Germany – Jiff 2014’s guest country

Jaipur 11 January: World is divided into more than 200 countries and each country is special in its art, culture and heritage. Every country around the globe is excited about JIFF and selection regarding its guest country. Filmmakers from various countries participate in JIFF every year and send their films for the competition. These films are the reflection of their society and shows us the kind of cinema prevalent in their country. They help in knowing their country better.

This year maximum number of films 9 from Spain and 4-4 from USA, Iran and Germany have been selected in JIFF out of which Spain, USA & Iran are from the former guest country. Germany stands second in this position. On this basis JIFF announces and invites Germany as a guest country in JIFF 2014.

List of films selected from Germany are as follows:-

R.No./
Tr.No.

Title of the Film

Director of the Film

Country of Origin

Category

Duration
(In Minutes)

83

Ein Augenblick In Mir (In the Nick of Name)

David M. Lorenz

Germany

Short

13.13

84

Dr. Ketel

Linus De Paoli

Germany

Feature

79.57

180

Wir Sind Bereit (Ready To Go)

Florian Michaelsen

Germany

Short

24.01

775/224

A Great Man

Josh Dawson

Germany

Short

16.00

Germany embassy in India has been informed regarding the information through an official mail.

JIFF 2014 would be organized from 1st to 5th February, 2014 at Golcha cinema and Rajasthan chamber of commerce and industries. Online registrations are open on JIFF website www.jiffindia.org or forms can be downloaded for the same.

Yours Sincerely

Prasoon Sinha

Spokesperson
Jaipur International Film Festival
Off: +91-141-6500601Mob: 0-8290096786

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‘Youngistan’ Roots For ‘Yaariyan’!

Divya Khosla Kumar, who made her directorial debut with ‘Yaariyan’, a youthful and contemporary story about a group of friends, is on cloud nine, especially as the film enjoyed a bumper opening as it hit silver screens across the country today.

The T-Series film, which boasts of a fresh starcast and hit music, has won countless hearts across the country, which has been proved by the fact that the all India booking for Yaariyan morning shows was around 60-80 percent.

Says acclaimed critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “YAARIYAN has a gripping second half, smash hit musical score and the youthful romance that should lure and entice its target audience — the youth. A treat for youngsters and young at heart!”

Says Akshaye Rathi,” While its early to talk of the word of mouth, audience reception & sustenance, #Yaariyan ‘s opening proves that #music is a reliable HERO!Our cinemas have been decked up to give the feeling of a carnival! “.

Says Prakash Jaaju, “#Yaariyan takes bumper opening in morning shows on support of college students .”

Divya Kumar says, “We are quite pleased with the response that the film has got from the audience across the country. The film is quite close to my heart and we have worked a lot on this project. The figures are still rolling in but so far that we have seen, the film has been accepted with open arms by everyone. I had worked with a fresh cast for the film but thanks to the music and the hard work put in by my team, we have managed to be successful.”

Bhushan Kumar, who produced the film, said, “I am quite proud of Divya for making such an impact with this film despite the fact that this was her directorial debut and she had not learned the ropes of filmmaking by assisting anyone. It was her sheer determination and hard work that has resulted in these numbers. Divya has put her heart and soul in the film and these efforts have been reflected in the occupancy figures of the morning shows.”

‘Yaariyan’ is a contemporary and youthful film that takes audiences through the trials and tribulations of the best years of their life. The film stars Himansh Kohli, Rakul Preet, Dev Sharma, Shreyas Pardiwalla, Nicole Faria, Evelyn Sharma, Deepti Naval and Gulshan Grover in pivotal roles.

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Arjun Rampal dons the Mr. Hatter avatar for Dabboo Ratnani’s 2014 Calendar

Mumbai, 10th January, 2014: Arjun Rampal, who is a part of Dabboo Ratnani’s annual calendar, is seen at his handsome best, in the ace photographer’s clicks.
Arjun’s calendar image shows him in a laid-back look. Seducing the camera, wearing a black hat and round framed sunglasses, the black and white image exudes character and style. It shows the actor prominently revealing the angel wings tattoo on his chest and the spider web on his arm, among others. Each tattoo has its own story to tell.
Arjun Rampal, who was seen at the maestro’s 2014 calendar launch, said, “Dabboo and I always end up doing something fun together. He always manages to create different moods. This pic we call Mr. Hatter.”
The audience will see Arjun Rampal, next, in Roy, which is slated to release in 2014.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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