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Baat Bann Gayi star-studded premiere at Cinemax, Versova

Farah Khan made her presence felt with her simplicity at the premiere of Vibhu Agarwal’s Baat Bann Gayi directed by Shuja Ali. The director arrived on the dot to cheer actor Amrita Raichand and director Shuja Ali on their maiden film. Ali Fazal who plays a subtle role was the first to arrive with actor Anisa paired opposite him.

Sachiin J Joshi, Kaizad Gustaf, Pitobash, sufi singer Mudasir Ali, Sahil Multy Khan, Vandana Wadhera, TP Agarwal, Rajesh Khera, Arshad Siddiqui, Sunil Pal, Akshay Singh, Sagar Mantoo, Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, Satyajeet Dubey, Shahid Hasan, Ashish Mishra and Rekha Rana among others added grandeur to the premiere. Vibhu Agarwal, Sayed Asif Jah and Megha Agarwal played perfect hosts.
The guests were seen enjoying moments together even after the show was over.

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Soketu Parikh Turns Director And Announce his First Directorial Debut Film “Zindagi Ek Pal”… Star Cast will be announced Shortly.

Presented By: Manat movies and productions private Limited

Film: “ZINDAGYI EK PAL”

Director: Soketu Parikh

DOP: Dhimant Vyas

Art Director: Shree kumar

Music Director: Adesh Shrivastava

Lyrics: Sameer

Choreographer: Longines Fernandes

Editor: Anil Naidu

Publicity PRO: Picture N Kraft (Parul Chawla)

Locations: Montenegro, Dubai, Mumbai.

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Jignasha Chavda
Piicture N Kraft
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Andheri (West) Mumbai-400053
Email- jignasha@picturenkraft.com
Tel Nos.9833577407 / 9773568481 / 9004136155

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‘Nothing much has changed in our society when it comes to woman’ – director Nitin Tiwari

Through Rajula director Nitin Tiwari portraits the struggle of women and the fact that things for woman has not much changed in our society in past 700 years. This film is based on the famous love story of Uttarakhand, which is 700 years old tale of Rajula-Malushahi. But the director says, ‘My film is not just the adaptations of the epic love story of Rajula-Malushahi rather I have taken the inspiration from the tale and depicted the true face of our society when it comes to issues on woman. Nothing much has changed in our society when it comes to woman’

In immortal tale of love Rajula-Malushahi, Rajula belongs to a reckoned trader’s family and Malushahi belongs to the King dynasty. When they were born their parents vowed to each other that there children will be marriage when they grow up. But when they became young Malushahi’s father died and everyone in the society blamed Rajula brought bad luck to the family so their marriage was called off. And in today’s modern society also if anything bad happens in the family or trade people blame a woman.

In the name of honor killing, disowning from the society in name witch, love marriage and every kind of blame or molestation, everything is rubbed on the face of woman.

Nitin says, “I wanted to bring forth these issues to the people and I have taken the help of this eternal love story because Rajula is not just exceptional beautiful but at the same time she is intelligent and brave enough to protect her honour, and that’s how I want the people to take my story.”

Rajula is made by Himadri Productions and releasing on 18th October under PVR’s rare director cut.

H. S. Communication
Harish Sharma
098102 34130 & 09967788500

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Mumbai, October 10th 2013: It is that time of the year once again when the Goddess visits us and we celebrate with nine nights of worship and dance. These vibrant nine nights comprising Navratri are the most significant festive days of our year when the young and the old come together to dance the ras-leela, the dandiya and the garba.

TheOne Alliance along with local MSO’s (Multi System Operator’s) have joined hands to organise scintillating events that will charge all dancers to fluant their best moves. All events will see an array of Actors and Actresses from Sony who will keep the crowds on their toes. And to keep the twinkle toes dancing away, there will be Indian Idol Junior contestants, Devendra, Aakash, Amit, Anmol and Aryan and other stars from leading shows CID, Adalat, Jee Le Zara, Bade Acche Lagte Hai & Latest show Nandini, keeping the crowd entertained.

This on-ground initiative by TheOne Alliance is guaranteed to provide pure delight to residents. The sheer delight and excitement at Kora Kendra, Borivali; Tiranga Dandiya Powai & Ekta Group, Mira Road was seen in an action packed, adrenaline charged arena as the singers pumped in the extra bit of exhilaration. Select celebrities from Sony Entertainment Television and SAB TV also graced the occasion who were greeted with hoots, whistles and loud claps of fans.

The event and activities initiated by TheOne Alliance in association with the backing of their strong MSO’s SCOD 18, Hathway and DEN Satellite focused on engaging and drawing participation from the public. The activities are taking place at prime locations drawing maximum participation by arousing huge interest among the public.

The Garba ras events are scheduled to be held at the following locations on following dates

· Kora Kendra, Mumbai between October 5 to October 13th

· Thanganat 2013 by Abhinav Events, Ahmedabad on October 11th

· Navratri Mahotsav’13 by Destiny Group , Surat on October 12th

· Garba Ni Ramzat by IN Digital & Shree Sharda Group, Ahmedabad on October 12th

· The Polo Parivar Navratri Mahotsav by POLO CLUB, Vadodara on October 13th

· Akeela Pioneer Navratri Mahotsav, Rajkot on October 13

Come and witness entertainment ‘The One Alliance’ style as the Navratri nights comes to your city giving you an unforgettable fun experience!

About TheOneAlliance:

MSM Discovery Pvt. Ltd., India’s leading distribution company of television channels, popularly known as TheOneAlliance, was formed in April 2002 with an aim to cater to all distribution platforms and offer them the “Best of Entertainment”. It has achieved the distinction of being the 1st Distribution Company to get an ISO 9001:2008 certification. TheOneAlliance has revolutionized the distribution business to spur the future of television-viewing in India. TheOneAlliance has extended partnerships with India’s leading network broadcasters delivering 28 premium channels to over 100 million homes across 4,000 cities and towns in India. Spanning all genres from General Entertainment, Sports, Movies, Factual Entertainment, News, Bollywood, Reality, Action, Animation, Adventure and Lifestyle – TheOneAlliance offers One Complete ‘Entertainment’ package to its viewers. Along with ‘home’ channels SONY Entertainment Television, MAX, SAB, MIX, PIX, SIX, AXN, Animax, Aath, Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel Tamil, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids and high definition channels like Discovery HD World, SET HD, SIX HD, it also distributes the well-known TV Today Network channels – Headlines Today, Aaj Tak and Tez, Neo Prime & Neo Sports and effective Feb 6 2013, Times Television Network channels – ET NOW, MOVIES NOW, TIMES NOW, Zoom – are distributed by TheOneAlliance. The addition of Times Television Network channels has further strengthened the already strong bouquet, moving from 24 to 28 premium channels. The company has always emphasized on quality rather than quantity and this move reiterates the same as most of the channels in TheOneAlliance premium bouquet are leaders in their respective genres

For more information, visit www.setdiscovery.com

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WeChat the ‘All-in-One Social App’ unveils its latest brand campaign

The TVC featuring Parineeti Chopra and Varun Dhawan comes with the funky tagline -“Naye Purane Ajeeb Shajeeb, all friends are now on WeChat – the new all-in-one social app”

New Delhi, 10th October 2013: Riding on its fast-growing popularity, WeChat – the leading mobile social app has unveiled its latest brand campaign today. As part of the campaign, the TVC featuring WeChat’s brand ambassadors – Parineeti Chopra and Varun Dhawan hits the television and online screens today with the tagline – “Naye Purane Ajeeb Shajeeb, all friends are now on WeChat – the all in one social app”.

The tagline and the TVC capture the essence of WeChat having become the preferred platform for the youth to connect with all their friends thanks to its various innovative features like ‘Voice Messaging’, ‘Stickers’, ‘Photo sharing’, ‘Video Chatting ’, and ‘Location Based Services’.

The TVC drives home WeChat’s growing pre-eminence in the Indian mobile social and communication app space and reinforces its positioning as the most innovative app for the Indian youth to share, connect and communicate with their friends.

WeChat has seen an exponential growth in India and the fact that WeChat has topped the leading app stores such as Google Play, iOS App Store, Windows Marketplace and BlackBerry AppWorld as the most downloaded app only goes to showcase its popularity with the youth of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Katie Lee, WeChat spokesperson said, “We are overwhelmed by the positive response which our Indian users have given to WeChat. It is the love of our users which inspires WeChat to continuously innovate and evolve with more and more exciting features.”

“WeChat is a complete mobile social communication app loaded with all the features which our users look for to connect with their friends. This TVC showcases our unique position of being an ‘all-in-one app’ which resonates with the spirit of the youth of the country, who want to stay connected with their friends and family through conventional messaging as well as fun and exciting elements like ‘Voice Messaging’, ‘Stickers’, ‘Photo sharing’, ‘Video Chatting’, ‘Location-based Features’. We are hopeful that this campaign would help WeChat become the preferred app for a lot of new Indian smart phone users and make their communication experience richer through its unique offerings.”

Parineeti Chopra and Varun Dhawan, the young and rising Bollywood stars were signed as WeChat brand ambassadors in May this year. These celebrities are not only popular youth stars, but they also represent the flavour of WeChat, which is young, fresh and effervescent.

Users can watch the latest TVC at www.youtube.com/wechatindia

About WeChat

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

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

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

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

* Data charges may be applied to a user by network provider depending on tariff and/or internet provider

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

For More Information, please contact:

Rupali Kathuria

Rupali.kathuria@bm.com

0124 4417589

Genesis Burson-Marsteller

Naushi Ahmed

naushi.ahmed@bm.com

09873570081

Genesis Burson-Marsteller

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Mumbai, October 10, 2013‎‎: Sony Entertainment Television’s longest running and immensely popular crime series ‘C.I.D’ has re-established it’s pole position last week, as the most-watched show among Hindi GEC’s, by garnering a thumping 7048 TVT (in millions), comprehensively beating rival shows like ‘24’ which only garnered 3134 TVT. This statistic makes CID among the topmost shows on Indian television last week. This episode reached across 962 Avg audiences, unseating the premiere of the much marketed ’24’, the Indian adaptation of the international format. CID on Sony, is the only crime friction show which has been running continuously for 16 years keeping millions of viewers riveted to its shows with its lead protagonists solving unique cases across the nation.

Samiksha Dhoke

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Sand art for Big B

The most loved game show on Indian television Kaun Banega Crorepati will witness a historic moment in its upcoming episode. The show will celebrate Big B’s birthday with the entire audience joining in the celebrations. A special AV will be played showcasing AB’s journey from films to KBC by renowned sand artist Nitesh Bharati. The ‘Shehanshah’ of Bollywood was extremely awestruck by the talent and the creativity used in making the video. Here’s wishing Amitabh Bachchan a very rocking Happy Birthday!

Catch AB’s birthday gift on Kaun Banega Crorepati on Friday, 11th October at 8.30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.

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Film Based on Asharam Bapu ‘Guru Chal Ho Ja Suru’

These days a lot is talked about Asharam Bapu, everyone is interested in the events that have been unfolded one after another in the past few days. So, how will be our film industry far behind on in cashing the topic, the directors and producers have started taking interest in the story too.

Director Manoj Sharma is making a film on the Asharam Bapu ‘Guru Chal Ho Ja Suru’ with lead character of Asharam will be played by none other than Hemant Pandey aka Pandey Ji of Office Office fame. In this film Asharam’s son character will be played by Brijesh Mishra.

‘Guru Chal Ho Ja Suru’ is releasing under Himalaya Dreams Banner. Director Manoj Kumar has previously made a film on Asharam Bapu named ‘Swaahaa,’ which came into quite a controversy before release.

The actor Hemant Pandey said about the film ‘Guru Chal Ho Ja Suru’, “It’s a hard hitting reality that this kind of fake Guru plays with the emotions of common people in the name of God and beliefs in faith. Our film will convey this serious message in humorous way.”

The other cast includes Chandrachur Singh, Manoj Pahwa, Sanjay Mishra, etc.

H. S. Communication
Harish Sharma
098102 34130 & 09967788500

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GODREJ PRESENTS A BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION – GOOD KNIGHT FAST CARDTM

– INSTANT ACTION, EASY TO USE SOLUTION AT 1 RUPEE

– A SMALL SOLUTION TO A BIG PROBLEM

October-03-2013, Mumbai: Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL), India’s leading FMCG Company, today announced the launch of Good knight Fast Card.

In a country where 95% of the population lives in malaria prone areas, only 44% households use a mosquito repellent solution. Good knight Fast Card will make ‘effective protection from mosquitoes’ accessible to millions of Indian homes that do not use any solution currently.

Godrej is a dominant leader in the ~3600 Cr. household insecticide market, with brands like

Good knight & HIT leading the market across all the major formats – Coils, Liquid Vaporizer and Aerosols.

With nearly 30 years of expertise in the category, Good knight has introduced Good knight Fast Card

– a first of its kind mosquito repellant format in the country, which will appeal to the consumers due to its instant effect, ease of use and an attractive price.

The highlight of Good knight Fast Card TM is that it burns for just three minutes but is effective against mosquitoes for nearly four hours. It consumes no electricity and is easy to use, which makes it different from all other repellents in the market. The product has been priced at ` 10 for a booklet of 10 cards, which means

` 1 per card.

EASY

TO USE

WORKS

INSTANTLY

SAFE

` 1

easy to use,

using it is as simple as – ‘Fold’, ‘Fire’, and ‘Foo’

starts working immediately – ‘3 min instant action’

provides 4 hours of protection

has ‘TFT’ – one of the safest active molecules

after 3 minutes there is no-smoke, no fire

breaking the price barrier, ` 1/- per card

Announcing the launch of Good knight Fast Card TM, Nisaba Godrej, Executive Director, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. said, “56 per cent of the population in our country does not use mosquito repellents. We felt that there is a need for a solution that is effective, easy to use, and at a price point that is attractive to the masses. Simple, innovative and economical, this format promises to change the way Indians look at mosquito repellants. All one needs to do here is fold, light, and blow out for instant protection.”

fold fire foo

Speaking on the launch, Sunil Kataria, Chief Operating Officer, Sales, Marketing and SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. said, “Good knight Fast Card , is a format that has been launched for the first time in India. It is an easy to use product with unique features such as instant efficacy, high affordability and most importantly does not need any electricity. In current times when the country is faced with a high risk of vector borne diseases viz. Malaria and Dengue, Good knight Fast Card is an effective solution and we aim to take it across our rural and urban landscape. I am confident that this innovation will thrill India’s vast populace.”

Addressing the need to reduce the occurrence of malaria and dengue in the country, Good knight Fast Card TM has been designed to be the most effective and accessible solution in the category.

Good knight Fast Card advertising has been launched with an engaging campaign with a tagline “Fattack se furrr” demonstrating its instant effect.

About Godrej Consumer Products Ltd:

Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) is a major player in the Indian FMCG market, with leading household and personal care products. Our brands, which include Good knight, Cinthol, Godrej No. 1, Expert, Nupur, aer, Hit, Fairglow and Ezee and Protekt are household names across the country. We are one of the largest marketers of toilet soaps in the country and are also leaders in hair colours and household insecticides. Four of our brands (Good knight, Cinthol, Godrej No.1 and Godrej Powder Hair Colour) are ranked among the

100 most trusted brands in the country by Economic Times – Brand Equity.

We are driven by our mission to continuously enhance the quality of life of consumers in high-growth markets with superior-quality and affordable home care, personal care and hygiene products. We also have a strong emerging presence in markets outside India. As part of increasing our global footprint, we recently acquired

60% rights in Cosmetica Nacional, a Chilean hair colour company. The acquisition of the pan-African Darling Group, and Rapidol and Kinky in South Africa have given GCPL leading positions in the fast growing African ethnic hair care market. With acquisitions in West Africa, the Megasari Group, a leading household care company in Indonesia and Issue Group and Argencos, two leading hair colourant companies in Argentina, Keyline Brands in the United Kingdom, and Godrej Global Mideast FZE, we own international brands and

trademarks in Asia (excluding India), Latin America, Africa, Europe, Australia, Canada and the Middle East.

Press enquiries:

Michelle Francis

Manager, Corporate Communications

Tel: +91 9819120821

Godrej Corporate.

Neha Parab Kandalgaonkar

Group Head

Tel: +91 9892194965

Concept Public Relations Ltd.

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The very talented actor Mazher Sayed will be seen in an upcoming emotional episodic of Crime Patrol (Optimystix Productions) on Sony Entertainment Television. Talking about his experience, Mazher shares, “This was one of the most difficult shoots I have ever done. It was emotionally draining as a performer and as a person. It was seriously epic; I have never attempted something like this.” Informing us about the story, he says, “It is about a inter caste married couple who lives happily with their three year old child, when suddenly the man turns up at his house to find his wife dead and child kidnapped. He files for a case and as the investigation starts, the entire story unfolds in an interesting way.” Based on a true story, the actor maintains it was a great experience shooting for Crime Patrol. “I have previously done another episodic where I played a Casanova and was on the wrong side of the law. And this time I was crying throughout the episode (smiles). As an actor, working on such an episodic can be really fruitful as the main concern is just performance without any make-up or fancy clothes.” He concludes, “The director of the show is never satisfied with one shot, he really wants perfection and I think that comes across onscreen too. Crime Patrol has a huge viewership, and I wish the show a great future ahead.” The episode will be aired this Friday and Saturday (11 and 12 October 2013)

Samiksha Dhoke

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October 10, 2013: Deluged by excess sweetness this festive season? Zyada meetha ho gaya? Muh Kurkure Karo. With festive season round the corner, Kurkure, one of India’s most trusted namkeen brands* bring the spirit of Diwali Masti with its dhamakedaar and chatakedaar offerings specially designed for you. From revamping the gif t box offering with a new range of special ‘Raja Rani’ gift packs, a limited edition gift pack by renowned fashion designer, Manish Arora and 4 new Chilli flavours, this Diwali Kurkure brings a range of festive offerings to make your celebrations more chatpata and fun filled.

Description: Festive offer and price details: 1. 5 Special ‘Raja Rani’ gift packs available across a price range: Rs 55 to Rs 190 (available in select north markets) 2. 2 Limited edition gift packs by Manish Arora available at Rs. 200 (available in select north markets) 3. 4 Chilli flavours available at Rs 5, Rs 10 and Rs 20 respectively

The range of new gift packs will lure you into making your festive gifting more special. The quirky ranges of gift packs bring alive Kurkure’s chatpati masti in a new, fun and colourful avatar. The boxes with a traditional Raja and Rani design will contain some of your favourite flavours – Masala Munch, Puffcorn Yummy Cheese, Solid Masti Twisteez Masala and much more. Besides this, Kurkure has something exquisite in store too. Gift your loved ones a beautiful limited edition gift pack designed by India’s leading fashion designer, Manish Arora. The gift box options are available in two alluring designs that captures the essence of Diwali Masti…and bring alive a Kurkure twist to the Indian festivities like never before. Also, you can cut the excess meethapan this Diwali, with a chilli and masaledaar taste explosion in your mouth. The unique combination of chilli with garlic/ achari/ saucy / mustard flavours will add fiery flavour to your festivities.

Talking about the latest offerings, Nalin Sood – Category Director-Indian Snacks, PepsiCo India, Foods, said, “Diwali is the most awaited festival of the year as it brings families together. For last so many years, we have given consumers a strong reason to make their festivities more fun with a strong proposition – ‘Zyaada Meetha ho Gaya, Iss Diwali Muh Kurkure Karo’. Kurkure’s chaptata taste helps to cut the sweetness and add fun to the excessive meethapan in family festivities.”

He further added, “The new ‘Raja Rani’ gift packs, the limited edition gift packs by Manish Arora & the new flavours have strengthened our festive offerings. We are excited about this complete package and confident of receiving a great response from consumers.”

Zyaada Meetha Ho gaya,? Toh Iss Diwali Muh Kurkure Karo!

*Source- The Economic Times- Brand Equity survey

For more fun, join Kurkure’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Kurkure

For further details, please contact:

Shanu Vaid | Ruchika Gupta

Genesis Burson-Marsteller

+91 9873089693 | +91 9873551248

shanu.vaid@bm.com | ruchika.gupta@bm.com

Sandipan Ghatak

PepsiCo India

+91 9810776182

sandipan.ghatak@pepsico.com

Warm regards,

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The 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival; the premier film festival of the country organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, an initiative by Reliance, will be commencing from the 17th to 24th Oct’13, screening 200 movies from over 65 countries.

The 15th Mumbai Film Festival gives you a sneak peak of the top 20 films to be premiered this year.

Venue: Liberty Cinema, Metro Big Cinema, Marine Lines as the main festival venues and Cinemax, Versova as the satellite venue.

TOP 20 FILMS TO WATCH AT 15th MFF 2013

NAME

DIRECTOR

Blue Is The Warmest Color (La Vie D’adele – Chapitre 1 Et 2)

AbdellatifKechiche

The Liberator (Libertador)

Alberto Arvelo

Inside Llewyn Davis

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

La jaula de oro

Diego Quemada-Diez

IloIlo

Anthony Chen

The Rocket

Kim Mordaunt

The Butler

Lee Daniels

Brave Miss World

Cecilia Peck

Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Fandry

NagrajManjule

Young & Beautiful (Jeune& Jolie)

Francois Ozon

Le Passe (The Past)

AsgharFarhadi

The Fifth Estate

Bill Condon

60 Going on 12 (12 ansd’age)

Frederic Proust

Giraffada

Rani Massalha

Sunglass (TaakJhaank)

RituparnoGhosh

Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost

Anup Singh

Gloria

Thomas Arsalan

Shield of Straw

Takashi Mike

The Selfish Giant

Clio Barnard

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Boss’ Akshay on Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali

Sony Entertainment Televisions longest running comedy show Comedy Circus has always witnessed the presence of renowned celebrities and personalities humored by the mind-blowingly talented contestants. This time, the contestants will humor the new ‘BOSS’ of bollywood on the show.

Akshay Kumar along with comedian-actor Johnny Lever will make an appearance on the show to promote their upcoming film ‘Boss’. Akshay will be seen advising Krushna to portray a struggling actor and our bubbly Bharti, as always, will be seen flirting with Akshay. Akki and Johnny evidently had a hilarious experience on the show and were more than delighted to be a part of it; so much that they also made their way on the stage to dance with Krushna after his act. They did witness the ‘Bosses’ of comedy indeed.

Catch the ‘Boss’ Akshay Kumar and Johnny Lever on Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali this Sunday, 13th October at 10pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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