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Spiderman Gaurav Sharma to climb 45-story building in Mumbai and hoist the national flag on Republic Day

Mumbai – 22nd January 2014: India’s very own spider man, 32-year-old Mumbai-based Gaurav Sharma will attempt to achieve a new record on Republic Day – 26th January this year. Sharma will attempt to climb the 45-story Shreepati Arcade building at Nana Chowk in South Mumbai, in an attempt to break his own earlier record of 19 minutes and 4 seconds. The historic, record-breaking attempt will begin at approximately 11.30 am on 26 January at the entrance of the Shreepati Arcade building from where Sharma will being his death-defying climb.

Gaurav Sharma – a stunt artiste – had successfully climbed the same building on 26th January 2009. Sharma said, “I have planned this climb for two reasons – one to better my own earlier record and two for a cause. Right now I do not want to disclose the cause, but of course it is a social one. I will share everything with you within two days. We are in the process of obtaining some permissions and clearing other technical matters and once this is done, by the 23rd January, I will share further details of the climb.”

Gaurav S Sharma born on 2 August 1982 had earlier climbed the facade of the Shreepati Arcade – one of the tallest buildings in Mumbai located at Nana Chowk in 19 min and 4 seconds on January 26, 2009 as a tribute to the victims of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. He had climbed the building finding footholds without any external support, using just a safety line made of rope wrapped around his waist. This feat won him an entry in the Limca Book of Records.

Shreepati Arcade is one of India’s tallest buildings and it was completed in 2002. It is located at Nana Chowk, Mumbai, just off Grant Road bridge in the heart of the city of Mumbai. The building is 153 meters tall and has 45 floors.

Explaining the motivation behind this, he says, “I always wanted to do something different and extraordinary. Something which no one else has done before.” Gaurav Sharma runs GSLS – an institute coaching and training youngsters in various sporting activities as well as providing stunt training. A black belt in Judo and Goju Rio, Gaurav attributes his ability to defy death to his perseverance and concentration.

His final goal is to climb the world’s tallest man-made structure which is the 830 meters high Burj Khalifa building in Dubai, which he intends to do next year 2015, he revealed in an exclusive interview to Newz66.com.

Gaurav Sharma, had earlier climbed a 240-feet-tall building Darshan Heights, with just a rope to support him in 10 minutes and 11 seconds. Speaking about this feat, Gaurav says, “The technique I used to climb is called Chimney Climbing.” He has been inspired by Alan Robert, the real life Spiderman. Robert is known to have climbed several high-rise buildings with his bare hands, explains Sh

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Salman Khan is generous enough to give me a chance in Jai Ho: choreographer Shabina Khan

With Jai Ho’s music & Salman Khan’s interesting as ever dance moves creating waves, Shabina Khan, the choreographer feels elated to be a part of the movie & making Salman dance to her tunes.

It must be something to make a superstar dance to your tunes, Shabina Khan, the next big thing in Bollywood managed to teach Salman Khan some really peppy dance moves in the star’s upcoming most awaited film Jai Ho that releases tomorrow.

Shabina Khan, who has successfully created an image for herself amongst dancers & choreographer’s & been a part of popular reality dance shows on television & has movies like Ishq, Soldier, Zor, Joru ka Ghulam, Lajja, The legend of Bhagat Singh, Pyare Mohan & numerous other Bollywood & regional flicks as a choreographer.

Shabina considers herself as lucky to be a part of a Salman Khan movie & feels this is only for Salman’s generosity that she has been able to choreograph an interesting number in Jai Ho that has already fetched her accolades & feels this will be the turning point of her career.

An excited Shabina exclaims, “I am a big fan of Salman Khan. He has appreciated my dancing during our encounter at a dance reality show. Little did I know, I would be a part of this project making him dance to the moves? He has this unique style & he makes everything look oh-so-interesting. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him & look forward for it in future as well.”


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Books to be launched at India Non Fiction Festival, Mumbai 2014

New books with interesting tales will be launched at the second edition of India Non Fiction Festival

Mumbai: This year will be an impressive, line up of books launched at the 2nd edition of
India Non Fiction Festival.

On 24th January, 2014:

The New Clash of Civilizations: How the Contest Between America, China, India and Islam will Shape Our Century by Minhaz Merchant: The New Clash of Civilizations offers deep and stimulating insights into how the contest between four major civilizational forces—the United States, China, India and Islam—will shape our century.
Idlis, Orchid and Will Power by Vithal Kamat: The Story of an entrepreneur who moved from a single, family style restaurant, to create a chain known across the nation. But his passion for hospitality did not stop there.
Konjo the Fighting spirit by Sandeep Goyal: A rip-roaring account of a career in the ad world by a renowned ad-man.

On 25th January, 2014:

Excuse Me, Can We Have Our Country Back? by author Suraj Eskay Sriram: Every day, the common man in India struggles against the ills of corruption, poor governance and much more. With tongue-in-cheek cartoons and illustrations, this book highlights the plight of the citizens of this country.
Indian Youth and Electoral Politics by Sanjay Kumar: An Emerging Engagement: The book looks at the level of awareness of the youth about political issues and analyzes youth interest and participation in electoral politics. It also points out that a large percentage of Indian youth would be willing to take up politics as their career choice.

On 26th January, 2014:

Magic Mantras: For Young Adults to Achieve Success in Life by Laxmi Dhaul: This book is your own personal guide—simply talking straight to you, the way a friend would help you to enjoy the roller coaster ride of life, especially when you are young!
Acting Smart: Your Ticket to Showbiz by Tisca Chopra: Packed with nuts-and-bolts ideas, hilarious anecdotes as well as sharp advice from some of the biggest names in cinema – actors, agents, film-makers and casting directors – this is a not just a handbook on how to take on the challenges of the mercurial quicksand of show business, but also a look into the working of the creative maelstrom called the film industry.
Rules of the Game by Sumit D Chowdhury: Sumit’s first book is Rules of the Game. It brings together insights from successful CEOs and business executives to define what it takes to create successful careers.

Also in addition, the festival will see Get Booked! for Aspiring Authors. India Non Ficiton Festival for the very first time gives amateur non-fiction writers a chance to get published. The participant gets a chance to talk directly to prospective readers on an open platform (and to publishers, literary agents in the audience) to talk about his subject.
Get Booked session is scheduled at 4.00pm on Friday 24th January.

Fanatics of Non-fiction are welcome to the festival. The festival will be free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Details: www.IndiaNonFictionFestival.com
Location: Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai- 400 018
Date: 24th January’2014 to 26th January’2014
Time: 12.00 pm – 7.00 pm

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When the Cat is away the Mice are at Play!

Farhan Akhtar did just that last night when he and his friend Vir Das were out crashing party after party on a wild night out running through several pubs in Mumbai. And all this while Vidya Balan was away!

Well! To put it in perspective; they were essentially recreating the eternal bachelor song ‘Harrys not a Brahmachari’ from their film Shaadi Ke Side/Effects in which they crash parties, weddings and what not.

With the above; the much awaited music of Balaji Motion Pictures and Pritish Nandy Communications’ Shaadi Ke Side/Effects, composed by Pritam and on Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, is now out with its first single – Harry’s Not A Brahmachari!

Whilst the song will be seen across all channels, the Internet launched it first.

Balaji CEO, Alpana Mishra says “Digital till recently called the future; has quickly become the present. People now prefer watching the song online rather than waiting for it to come on television. Farhan and Vir introduced first the audio and then the video of the song to the media and audience last night.

Guess Men always turn into Bachelors’ when the wife is away!”

According to Pritish Nandy, Producer, Harry’s Not A Brahmachari is that situation that every man, specially married men, would love to be a part of. It’s wicked, it’s fun and it’s crazy! Most importantly, it shows every man how to have a fabulous time minus and despite the Mrs!

Interestingly the album of the film has a song for every situation and phase of life.

Harrys’ Not a Brahmachari is the singlehood/bachelor phase.

Next up for release is the love and proposal song, the wedding blues song follows and then understandably one hits the apology phase and finally even a lullaby!

Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures & Pritish Nandy Communications and Directed by Saket Chaudhary Shaadi Ke Side/Effects releases on February 28.

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92.7 BIG FM CELEBRATES REPUBLIC DAY WITH SPECIAL CAMPAIGNS ACROSS THE NATION

LAUNCHES DIFFERENT CAMPAIGNS ACROSS ITS STATIONS; LAUNCHES A RADIO PARADE – BHARAT KI JHAANKIYAN, SPECIAL CAPSULES OF BHARAT KA BIOSCOPE AND PROMOTES THE ‘I PAID A BRIBE’ CAMPAIGN

92.7 BIG FM RJS TO ATTEND REPUBLIC DAY PARADE IN DELHI AND LALBAG FLOWER SHOW IN BANGALORE

Mumbai, 23 January 2014: 92.7 BIG FM, India’s largest FM radio network will celebrate India’s 65th Republic day this year with great patriotic fervor! To bring alive the spirit of this day, 92.7 BIG FM is introducing special shows and campaigns across different geographies for its listeners. The network has always brought out some of the most intriguing shows that are not only entertaining but also give out strong social messages. This year is no exception as the network introduces an anti-bribe campaign, a radio show, a road safety campaign and a patriotic singing contest in different cities across the nation.

92.7 BIG FM pays tribute to India’s rich culture in its new show ‘Bharat Ka Bioscope’ throwing light on the country’s ups and downs, its distinctive portrayal in Indian cinema and its reception from Indian audiences. Host Raghubir Yadav will discuss how challenges faced by society have been creatively and sensitively handled by the film fraternity through strong scripts, songs, dances and a host of gifted protagonists. The show will air across Hindi speaking regions. Additionally, the station also airs ‘Bharat Ki Jhaankiyan’ which is a radio parade showcasing the culture and heritage of all the states in India. Bharat Ki Jhaankiyan airs every day until Republic Day and encapsulates 5 states per day.

Down south, 92.7 BIG FM Bangalore presents ‘Namma Hakka Guru’ (Know your right guru!) that brings to light and makes listeners aware of their Constitutional Rights with the help of the popular interstitials. Apart from this the station has also tied up with ‘I Paid a Bribe’ – a special campaign for Republic day. 92.7 BIG FM is appealing listeners on air to come and pledge along with the RJs not to pay bribes and to know their right for the same. Additionally, 92.7 BIG FM Chennai is celebrating a road safety week in the week leading up to Republic Day. In Central India, the radio station is conducting BIG Hindustani, a patriotic singing talent hunt among its listeners.

As part of its On-Ground activities, 92.7 BIG FM’s radio jockeys will attend the Republic Day parade at Manekshaw Grounds in Delhi and go LIVE from 16th – 26th January, 2014 at the Lal Bagh Flower Show in Bangalore to amplify the Republic Day festivities.

The company said in a statement, “We are gearing up to celebrate Republic Day with relevant campaigns across different geographies. We as a brand have always emphasized on having an underlying message with every campaign. We are sure these campaigns will offer our listeners new insights into the significance of India’s Republic Day.”

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 www.reliancebroadcast.com

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92.7 BIG FM

Sushma Parameswaran

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Parineeti Chopra Breaks Down On Dance Reality Show Sets while promoting Hasee Toh Phasee !

Actress Parineeti Chopra recently broke down while promoting her upcoming film Dharma Productions & Phantom Films ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ on the sets of a dance reality show.

A source present at the event said, “One of the performers on the show, the handicapped participant Vinod by the end of his performance, had Parineeti in tears, completely overwhelmed by his talent and dedication.” Parineeti, who was all praises for the contestant, was touched by his courage and determination and considers him a huge inspiration.

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

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Canon’s promise to strengthen its social responsibility continues in 2014

· Donates 20 solar panels for energy production centre at Ferozpur Namak village in Mewat District of Haryana

· Increased focus on vision centre and village community development in 2014

· Aims to benefit people in Ferozpur Namak and neighbouring villages for Eye Care, child development, improved sanitation and water situation to improve quality of life by 2016

· Canon India spent INR 46.8 lakhs on CSR activities in 2012 & 2013. Of this, INR 18.5 lakhs was spent on ‘Adopt a Village’ project

Canon India Adopt a village: 2014 focus areas • Alternate source of energy – Solar Panel • Quality of Education by Teachers’ Capability Trainings • Establishment of Computer Lab • Community engagement programmes for sustainability • Surgeries at the Vision Centre in the village • Multiple Successors Training • Sanitation Drive New Delhi, Thursday, 23rd January, 2014: To make a long term and sustainable impact in the three areas of Eye Care, Education and Environment, Canon India Pvt. Ltd. decided to adopt a village in 2012, make it sustainable and then replicate the model in other needy communities.

In line with its continued commitment to the society, Canon today, on the occasion of its first anniversary of the “Adopt A Village” programme, has added yet another milestone to its philanthropic efforts by donating twenty solar panels to the energy production centre at Ferozpur Namak village in Mewat District of Haryana. Installed on the roof of the government school in the village, these solar panels would enable 30 fans and up to 20 lights to be operational for 6 to 8 hrs in a day.

Expressing his views on the occasion, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India said, “The Ferozpur Namak Village is the first project under our holistic Adopt a Village campaign and has successfully completed one year of operation. Our purpose was to bring up the village under the three areas of our core CSR policy – Education, Eye Care and Environment. During the last one year, there have been significant improvements in the overall infrastructure of the school, adopted under this campaign at the village. We are proud of this significant achievement and want to help the village to become self-sustainable in the long run enabling us to bring more villages under this program.”

The company had recently donated an eye check-up machine to the vision centre in the village. Since its inception in November 2012, Canon’s ‘Adopt a Village’ project has seen several milestones with regards to the eye care facility including screening of 6,000 patients, 187 eye surgeries and 52 eye screening camps.

One of the major highlights has been that the enrolment of girl child in senior classes at the government school in the village has increased by 83% from last year with an increase in the number of teachers at the school from 09 to 44.

To further strengthen its Adopt a village project in 2014, Canon will focus on quality of education through Teachers’ Capability Trainings, establishment of a computer lab and a series of community engagement programmes for sustainability at the village school. In the vision centre, Canon aims to make provisions for conducting surgery and multiple successors training. A sanitation drive will begin for overall village community development.

By 2016, the company aims to benefit 50,000 people in Ferozpur Namak and neighboring villages for Eye Care, development of 1,500 children, improved sanitation and water situation to improve quality of life of 9,000 people in 1,100 households.

Other CSR projects undertaken by the company include adoption of 3 rapid metro stations for creating a green belt around them in Gurgaon and a photo exchange program between Canon India and Canon China wherein kids in the adopted villages of these two countries click pictures with Canon cameras and share them across boundaries with each other.

Going forward, Canon India Pvt. Ltd. plans to initiate its village adoption programmes in Bangalore & Mumbai.

Canon strongly believes that the enhancement of CSR activities and processes currently taking place are set to further entrench the vibrant culture of social responsibility that already exists in the company.

About Canon Inc.

Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes multifunction office systems, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. With nearly 200,000 employees worldwide, Canon has manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2012 (ended December 31, 2012) totalled $40.0 billion (at an exchange rate of JPY87=US$1). Visit the Canon Inc. website at: www.canon.com

Canon in India

Canon India Pvt. Ltd. has achieved revenue of Rs. 1910 crore in 2013 which is 3% growth over 2012. Canon focuses on multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Government & Commercial. Canon’s product portfolio extends over a vast variety such as copier MFDs, fax-machines, printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, DSLR, Cinematic imaging products, camcorders, cable ID printers and card printers.

Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 160 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging. The company today has offices in 10 cities, warehouses in 13 cities across India and employs over 1050 people. Canon has approximately 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon has over 108 own retail stores called the Canon Image Square across 56 cities in the country. Canon’s service reach extends to over 2800 towns with 15 Canon camera service centres and 37 printer Canon Care Centres. Canon services India Inc. with engineers for its enterprise business with over 200 engineers for on-site service.

Visit the Canon India website at: www.canon.co.in

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Zee TV stars cheer for DID 4 kids!

Gunjan, Rachna, Urmi, Najma, Ishaan and Raj will be seen performing with the top 6 of Dance India Dance Season 4 this weekend…

Dada dances with the fiction artists on Anarkali Disco Chali.JPGThis weekend episode of DID 4 will witness a best of both worlds as Zee TV’s popular fiction artists join hands with the top 6 contestants of Dance India Dance Season 4. Taking a day off from the grind of their daily soaps, Gunjan (Roopal Tyagi) and Rachana (Mahima Makwana) of Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Urmi (Neha Marda) and Ishaan (Siddharth Arora) of Doli Armaanon Ki, Najma (Neha Laxmi) of Qubool Hai and Raj (Mishkat Varma) of Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya decided to be a part of India’s biggest dance reality show – Dance India Dance Season 4.

Supporting their personal favorite contestant on this special episode, the actors will be seen pairing up with them and giving smashing duo performances. Glad to be a part of the show, the fiction artists were all seen having a gala time meeting the judges and Grandmaster Mithun Da on the sets. While each of them had a bucket list of wishes to be fulfilled, one common thing they all wanted to do was to shake a leg with the Grandmaster. Dada was happy to see the smile he bought to the ladies’ faces as he matched them step for step in the peppy ‘Anarkali Disco Chali’.

Paired with the heartthrob of the seaon Dheeraj Bakshi, Roopal Tyagi aka Gunjan aka performed with aplomb. Talking about their connection, Master Shruti said, “Roopal worked with me as my assistant choreographer and choreographed the song Mere Dholna in the movie Bhool Bhulayya.” Recalling the memories of her days as an assistant choreographer, Roopal spoke about learning kathak from Shruti and requested Shruti to come and dance with her on the stage.

Just like the Zee TV stars, the DID 4 contestants seemed to have as much fun practicing and performing with them on the sets. Holding their hands and wishing them luck for their journey ahead, this mind-blowing combination of a Zee TV star performing with a DID contestant will surely be a treat for the audience as well.

Do not miss Maruti Suzuki Dance India Dance powered by Quikr.com, every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM, only on ZEE TV!

Nupur Kothari

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The Generation Next ‘Amrish Puri’

Winning hearts of the audiences playing the grey shades of Nirbhay & Bakhtawar successfully on Television, Rumi Khan making his Bollywood Entry with Sunil Darshan’s next!

Rumi Khan touted as the next Amrish Puri after his performance in Sunil Darshan’s Karle Pyaar Karle!

Too handsome & suave for a villain to be, Rumi Khan has managed to grab eye balls of audiences & make them love him as Nirbhay in Uttaran & now seen as the main negative lead in Sunil Darshan’s next Karle Pyaar Karle

Rumi Khan, who gained immense popularity with his very first television stint playing the negative character of Bakhtawar in Veera; a popular show on one of the top GECs too soon marked his Bollywood foray with Sunil Darshan’s next. Rumi exclaims, “I can never forget that day. I just left the sets of Uttaran signing for the role of Nirbhay & as my luck had it, Mr. Rajesh Pandey walked past me, called out to me & offered me a role in Karle Pyaar Karle. I can never thank them enough. I have high regards for Mr. Sunil Darshan. He has a clear vision. He knows what he exactly wants from his actors & that’s the reason I could perform so well & give my 100 percent but still there is a long way to go.”

Popular on the sets being compared to Amrish Puri, Rumi exclaims, “It is an honor to be compared to the legend, Amrish Puri had a magnanimous personality & different aura all together & there can be no substitute but I’ll try to my optimum to match up to him.”

For further information contact Parul Chawla- 983357740

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‘India’s hunt for its Trendspotter’ has begun!

Trendspotters.tv announced ‘India’s hunt for its Trendspotter’ Contest with Grand Prize of Rs. 1 Lakh

New Delhi, January 23, 2014: India’s first online digital channel, Trendspotters.tv, has announced ‘India’s hunt for its Trendspotter’ – A Contest now live on Facebook & Twitter. Under this contest, you simply have to capture some unique trend setting phenomenon from your city and upload the image or video on the Trendspotters.tv fan page. This Pan India Contest entitles the trendspotter with maximum votes to win a grand prize of Rs. 1 Lakh. The last date to upload the happening trends is February 15, 2014.

Kunal Kishore Sinha, Founder, www.trendspotters.tv said, “‘India’s hunt for its Trendspotter’ Contest is our latest endeavour to creatively engage our viewers and further extend our Trendspotting team. There is something always trending around you and this is the perfect opportunity to update the trend lovers about it. Spotting the most exquisite trend from the world of fashion, entertainment, music and so on could entitle you to a Grand Prize.”

Participants have to simply register themselves, enter the details on the nature of one’s video/image and upload through Facebook or YouTube. Participants can upload more than one entry which will then appear in the Gallery. They can invite friends to vote for their entry and based on the votes received, their ranking will appear on the Leaderboard. They can keep a tab on the entries they have posted on My Profile.

The top ranking participant will not only win a cash Prize of Rs.1 lakh but also get a chance to become the Trendspotter for India’s first online digital channel for a year! Answering a question about an existing video of Trendspotters.tv in the Watch and Win segment can enable participants to win some exciting prizes daily!

Trendspotters.tv is giving eager enthusiasts with a streak for observing the quirky, the stylish, the extraordinary and the offbeat, the perfect platform to showcase their ability to spot a cool trend in their locality. Now everyone can become a Trendspotter!

This campaign has been activated in association with Digital Brand Partner BrandAppz.

Upload a Trend now:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trendspotters.tv/app_351103038369913

Twitter: https://twitter.com/trendspotterstv

How to be a Trendspotter?

About Trendspotters.tv:

www.trendspotters.tv, is India’s first trendspotting network that is devoted towards bringing out the soon-going-to-be-famous (or cool) trends from every nook and corner from across the country. The young masterminds who work as very well networked “trendspotters” round the clock discover these trends. Amongst a handpicked group of trend-savvy 18-35 year old trendspotters who are the early adopters of new trends focus on discovering the next big thing, which they term as “micro-trends”.

Apart from having a foothold in the online digital media platform, www.trendspotters.tv also holds association with all types of social networking web spaces that exist through the worldwide web. Find out more by simply logging on to www.trendspotters.tv.


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Jaipur Literature Festival on Day 2.

Prasoon read out poems, sang songs, and created such a craze among the audience that he was literally mobbed at the book signing session. He opened the session by telling everyone how, after the movie Taare Zameen Par was released and the song Maa became famous, many fathers complained to him. “I had lots of letters from dads. They told me ‘Yeh kya hai, aapne pita ke sang anyay kiya hai. Pita bhi pyaar karte hain apne bachchon se,’ and that led me to write a poem for dads.” It was a poem so poignant that even after he finished it, the audience took a moment to applaud.

But then, that should be no surprise for someone who has been writing poems since he was 15, and had a book to his name when 17. “But then I realized I could not make a living out of writing poetry, and so I began to write Bollywood songs,” he says.

Prasoon was here last time too, and for him, coming here has a specific purpose. “In a world where there is so much noise, here is a place where things which are murmurs of life – I call poetry murmurs of life – and in this high decibel level of noise, there is somebody giving a platform for those words that buzz in your head, want to hold discussions and hear about poetry and literature, and I think it is my responsibility to be here and talk to the people who love my work,” says Prasoon, adding, “Also, this is special for me, as in I wrote Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which is my first full Bollywood film. I mean yes, I have part-written scripts before this, but this film is mine from concept to scripting, dialogue, screenplay, songs – as a writer, it is my first complete package. And from the mails I have received from regular people, I know that now there is a curiosity to know more about my work, and people wrote to me and said they would be disappointed if I didn’t come, so I came.”

Prasoon says he was very caught up, and had to change his travel plans to accommodate JLF. “I have come here not as a speaker, but as a student. There are many people here whom I myself look up to. And I know that it is not like watching TV – coming here is a conscious effort, people have to make an effort, travel to come here, it is cold, but they still have to be here in the morning. So it involved a bit of sacrifice, and that proves the intent,” says Prasoon.

At the session yesterday, he spoke about his book and the forms of poetry in languages that are slowly getting marginalized, like the Pahari language (he hails from Uttrakhand), and he recited poems from his book, Sunshine Lanes. But, we asked him, for someone who writes songs for Bollywood, is a scriptwriter, a lyricist, an adman who used to write jingles before that, wasn’t he always part of popular poetry? What is Bollywood song but popular poetry (even though some songs today might not qualify)? Prasoon laughs and says, “We’re talking of poetry as an art form that has its acceptance, versus what form we are consuming it in. As a writer, I don’t feel satisfied unless I reach out to people and explain what I have written – it is this need in me to see people resonate with the thoughts inside me, whether they agree with them or not.And I feel film songs allow me to do that.”

But, he says, “I felt people are not reading poetry, but that I can still reach out to them through film songs, and so I, like I said, began to write songs. Bollywood plays a very big role, provided you have that right mix of literature in it, the right people doing it. We had some great litterateurs like Sahir Ludhianvi and Kaifi Azmi at one time, and they extended themselves to Bollywood, to people, and I think Bollywood shapes popular culture, builds popular consciousness and imagination. But the kind of language it exists in today, one day it will be unimaginable to push it away from literature – take the way we use language in common parlance in literature today, it would be impossible to think of that without the influence of Bollywood. So I think it’s important that a lot of literary people join Bollywood. If the inflow of literature into Bollywood stops, Bollywood will become very passe. There has to be a flow from literature to Bollywood, and every time this happens, we have always had good cinema coming out to reach out to the audience. And I think of late, we see less of that. Bollywood has to borrow from literature, as Bollywood is a great popular platform, and literature should use Bollywood to reach out. There has to be a symbiotic relationship between the two. Only then will the masses have the best of both the worlds, and I have always felt it is my duty to give the audience the best, be it as a writer of poems, or as a writer of Bollywood films.”

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Vivek Oberoi walks the ramp for the Bandra Community Center at the India Kids Fashion Week .

Vivek Oberoi recently took to the ramp to walk for designer Kirti Rathore, representing the charitable organization , the Bandra Community Center, at the India Kids Fashion Week held at the Lalit.

While the first season saw Sushmita Sen ,Dia Mirza, Sohail and Arbaaz Khan, the fashion week’s second season saw Vivek Oberoi walk the ramp with 14 children from the community center.

Says designer Kirti Rathore, “My professional journey with Vivek started 2 years ago when Vivek himself voluntarily supported the HIV cause during the Rajasthan fashion week where he walked with 15 special kids on the ramp in Jaipur ..He is truly an actor with a golden heart “. Adding that, “I had taken up a polo theme on the ramp which was something very unusual ..Vivek walked the ramp with 14 orphan children .Vivek has been working on social causes himself was the best choice as we both connect on the social front”.

Says Vivek Oberoi, “It was fabulous walking the ramp with all those adorable kids! And it felt great to give such a platform to underprivileged kids, making them feel like stars
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Greetings from ITC’s Paperkraft!

Ever thought of stationery making a fashion statement or some really cool glow in the dark stationery?! ITC’s Paperkraft is all set to capture the imagination of consumers yet again with the launch of two unique and innovative notebook series.

These notebooks are launched with 13 different cover designs and are available at Landmark, Crossword and Starmark stores as well as online on Flipkart and EBay at a price range of Rs. 150-250.

The latest ‘Glow in the Dark’ and ‘Twin Ruling’ notebooks address the need for personal expressions of young professionals through cutting-edge styling and contemporary imagery.

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Global Advertisers conferred with ‘Appreciation Award’ by Suyog Telematics

Mumbai:Sanjeev Gupta, MD, Global Advertisers has been received ‘Appreciation Award’ by Suyog Telematics.The award was given by Shivshankar Lature (M.D., Suyog Telematics Ltd.) at International Convention Hall, Fort,Mumbai on 22nd January 2014. Suyog Telematics’ awarded Global Advertisers with Appreciation Award – Outdoor Advertising Agency to the issue for the responses which they have received through advertising.

Suyog Telematics- a telecom company had engaged Global Advertisers to execute their outdoor campaign for IPO launch. The company witnessed great opening at BSE on the first day of launch.Suyog Telematics Ltd is Mumbai based telecom compnay, they come up with Public Issue of 18.12 lakh equity Share.

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, “It’s a great honour for us to be a part of this campaign. I would like to dedicate this award to my team at Global who have sketched out the entire plan from Market Research, Survey, Locations to mix-media outdoor inventory. 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.”

Sanjay Sharma Raj

(P.R.O.)

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Axalta Receives Best Performance Vendor Award from Tata Marcopolo

Mumbai, India January, 2014 – Axalta Coating Systems in India received the Best Performance Award from Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd, an India-based joint venture between Tata Motors and Marcopolo S.A. of Brazil. With daily production reaching almost 70 buses during its peak season, Tata Marcopolo has become one of Asia’s leading bus manufacturers. This is the third consecutive year that Tata Marcopolo selected Axalta Coating Systems for its prestigious award out of its pool of suppliers, acknowledging Axalta’s commitment to provide consistent, high-performance coatings solutions.

“We are very proud to receive this prestigious award,” explained Vinay Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director, Axalta Coating Systems India Pvt. Limited. “The award recognizes the close collaboration between Tata Marcopolo and our team. We look forward to strengthening our successful partnership by offering distinguished and innovative services to support Tata Marcopolo’s growth.”

The award was based on the parameters of safety, delivery, quality, cost and service.

Mr. Vinay K. Pathak, CEO-Tata Marcopolo remarked, “It is with great pleasure that we grant this award to the Axalta team. The award shows our appreciation for Axalta’s quality services that has helped to grow our competitiveness in the market.”

Axalta has been Tata Marcopolo’s exclusive coatings supplier since 2008. Two Axalta systems in particular contributed to the award. Axalta’s wet-on-wet paint system has supported Tata Marcopolo’s more than five-fold increase in production by offering increased productivity and energy savings. In addition, Axalta’s value engineering programs have helped improve Tata Marcopolo’s production line by improving the skills of workers and reducing costs.

Thank you.

Regards,

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Jimmy Shergill’s Tweets On ‘Darr@The Mall’ Sets Amuses Everyone

Actor Jimmy Shergill, who will be next seen playing a security officer in upcoming horror flick ‘Darr@The Mall’, found an amusing way to deal with the exhaustion on the sets of the film, which was mostly shot at night at various malls in the city.

Jimmy said, “During the night shoots, we all used to be sleepy and exhausted as we had to go about our daily routine during the day too. So, whenever I used to see members of the cast catching a nap in a chair or something, I would click their pictures and put them up on social networking sites, with funny comments accompanying them about how the director was making us work so hard.” Apparently, Jimmy’s friends and associates found this quite amusing and they got back to him to tell him about how much they enjoyed the funny tweets.

The film, which is directed by Pavan Kripalani and produced by MSM Motion Pictures and Contiloe Entertainment, also stars Nushrat Bharucha, Arif Zakaria, Asif Basra, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Shraddha Kaul and Neeraj Sood and the film is slated to release on February 21.

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Pavan Kripalani Gives ‘Darr@The Mall’ Cast A Crash Course

In Claustrophobia

After making a successful directorial debut with ‘Ragini MMS’, Pavan Kripalani will be coming to scare everyone with his next film ‘Darr@The Mall’ and it seems that the cast of the film had to undergo a lot of hardships for the film.

It seems that Pavan actually made his actors sit in a dark room for around 10 hours without any cell-phones or books, just so that they could go through what their characters go through in the film. A source said, “He actually cooped them up in a dark room for almost 10 hours, with no cell phone or books. All they were given was food and a performance coach would scare them with sudden noises or appearances. The purpose apparently was to get them to experience fear and claustrophobia, so that they would know the right expressions during the shooting of the film.”

Produced by MSM Motion Picture and Contiloe Entertainment, ‘Darr@The Mall’ stars Jimmy Shergill, Nushrat Bharucha, Arif Zakaria, Asif Basra, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Neeraj Sood and other actors.

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When the common man wakes up and joins politics, things change…
(Photos by Siddhant Gill)

Actor Rajpal Yadav, director Vivek Budakoti and producer Rajita Sharma came together for a promotional event of their Pied Piper at Oshiwara, Andheri West.

The recent wake of the AAP has a startling resemblance to Vivek Budakoti’s film Pied Piper based on a common man who suddenly becomes the Pied Piper to the entire nation with his simplistic views and his grass root approach despite the ambiguity on consensus by his critiques.

“We conceived and wrote the film before the emergence of Aam Aadami Party as a creative critique of a democratic circus on display in the current scenario of the country. If you must, then you can find a Kejirwal in my film just like you could find a Martin Luther King or a Mahatma Gandhi in a different avtaar but please carry your sense of humor along. We mean no offense to any ideology, just a satirical approach towards them!” says director Vivek Budakoti.

Rajpal Yadav plays a washerman who becomes the leader to millions of people with the fact that he has no assets to declare, he is clear in his thought and doesn’t mind calling an ass an ass!

Who else can essay the common man better than Rajpal Yadav, who with his common man looks and his humble background has risen to become one of Bollywood’s cherished actors. With that background, the character seemed so perfect.

Pied Piper has traveled across the globe and has over 11 prestigious Festival selections and won the Best Film Award at the recent Delhi International Film Festival.

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‘Darr @ the Mall’ markets Horror like never before

MSM Motion Pictures and Contiloe Entertainment have come together to produce ‘Darr @ the Mall’, a spine-chilling horror film. The producers are leaving no stone unturned in reaching out to the audience and getting them to experience the horror.

The marketing campaign of the film started off with the cast visiting a suburban mall. The team had the primary objective of delivering a clear and focused message. They intended to introduce the mall as a haunted one and ask people if they would shop there.

The digital campaign of the film clearly communicates the idea of ‘shopping in a haunted mall’, which caught the audience’s attention. The marketing team came up with a brilliant plan of ‘Would you shop Here’ for their second trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IxQTq5-zFI&noredirect=1 ), spoofing popular e-commerce websites. The result of the ingenious idea has been a massive one million views within just two days of the launch of the trailer. No mean feat at all. Evidently, the marketers have crafted a well presented campaign which has succeeded in building up the viewers’ curiosity, to a crescendo.

The film stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Nushrat Bharucha, Arif Zakaria, Asif Basra, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Shraddha Kaul and Neeraj Sood in pivotal roles. Directed by Pavan Kripalani of ‘Ragini MMS’ fame, ‘Darr @ the Mall’ will release this Friday, 24th of February, 2014.

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NaMo To Finally Hit the Theaters in 4D

After yearlong speculations, NaMo is all set to be captured on the celluloid. The producers have hired director Rupesh Paul, the man who made 3 successful contention nominations in the 86th Academy Awards with his movie, to direct the movie, which is to hit the floor from February 15 of this year with the biggest stars of Bollywood. The actors to portray the adolescent and veteran stages of NaMo would be announced by the week next.

The movie would be the first ever 4D movie of India marking it as the biggest achievement of Bollywood, so far presented. The 4D effect in the movie will simulate the feel of rain, wind, strobe lights, lightning and vibration. Also the viewers would be attracted to special smells, smoke, air bubbles, and more.

Talking on the movie, the Director promises that the movie will not be like any other dry political drama rather it would be a treat as a political thriller like The day of the Jackal, JFK or The Manchurian Candidate. He further added that NaMo is a bare resemblance on the life of the great political leader, Narendra Modi but is a bigger inspiration of his charisma in the Indian polity.

With no 4D theatres in India, the makers in association with a Korean company have decided to facilitate the 4D equipment’s to the theatres with a budget of 18 lakhs INR per theatre that would help them to equip to the 4D tools in connection to the release of the movie. The makers have released the first teaser of the movie, on director Rupesh Paul’ Youtube channel.

Sohan Roy is the Project Designer of the movie while Mitesh Patel would adore the Associate Producer’s hat.

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Navi Mumbai International Film Festival supports blood donation camp by Humanity First Foundation

Mega blood donation camp to be held on 26th January in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai

Mumbai, January, 2014: This Republic day, don’t just celebrate by hoisting the flag. Add on to your celebrations by donating blood at the Mega Blood Donation Camp on the 26th January, 2014 between 10.00 am to 7.00 pm in Navi Mumbai and Mumbai.

Mega Blood Donation Camp is being conducted by Humanity First Foundation (HFF) in association with Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF). HFF has provided blood Free of cost to more than 250 patients and emergency cases, and to continue the trend, they are organizing a blood donation camp to cover up scarcity of blood in blood banks.

Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF) is proud to associate with Humanity First Foundation. Slowly, and steadily, Navi Mumbai’s profile has grown in India owing to some of the most breathtaking activities conducted by Humanity First Foundation. NMIFF is proud to support the Mega Blood Donation Camp by Humanity First Foundation.

The First edition of Navi Mumbai International Film Festival will be held from 31st January 2014 to 2nd February 2014 at DY Patil Auditorium in Nerul.

The Mega Blood Donation Camp will be held on:

Date: 26th January, 2014

Time: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm

Venue: B 304, Brahma Complex, Above Manorama Hotel, Sector – 15, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai – 400 614

Sai Radha Complex, IBS Road, Near Asian Paints, Bhandup (W), Mumbai- 400078

Contact: 959480441, 976800619

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Promote thy culture…

Prem Sharma of Rudraksh Tradecom Pvt. Ltd. presented Marigold Watches Rohhit Verma fashion show with show stoppers Bipasha Basu & Neil Nitin Mukesh to promote the culture of North East India

Touted as the son of Assam, Prem Sharma of Rudraksh Tradecom Pvt. Ltd. presented an exuberant fashion show in synergy with Marigold Watches Rohhit Verma showcasing a brilliant collection with a cause to promote the rich & versatile culture of North East India.

Bipasha Basu & Neil Nitin Mukesh looked magnificent in the Finale sequence as the showstoppers.

One of Bollywood’s finest dancers & a friend of the designer, Sandip Soparrkar joined in the show & entertained the guests with his outstanding dance performance.

The fashion show saw the bonding of Aditi Govitrikar & Rohhit Verma after long five years; other top models included Nayonika Chatterjee, Indrani Dasgupta, Natasha Suri, and Priyanka Shah & Alesia Raut. The show was conceptualized & choreographed by Lubna Adams.

Rohhit Verma showcased his collection ‘Warps & Wefts’ & sequences based on solid colors, the main highlight of the show being the sequence personifying the weavers of India.

The event spearheaded by Prem Sharma of Rudraksh Tradecom & ably supported by Rudraksh movies.

Prem Sharma talks about his association with the fashion event, “I have been a part & parcel of North East ever since 1978 & consider it my duty & responsibility of Rudraksh Tradecom to promote the North East culture & also getting the talent of North east not only nationally but internationally & hence the synergy with Marigold watches Rohhit Verma Haute Couture who have beautifully designed the show ‘Warps & Wefts’ .It is overwhelming to have Bollywood’s finest faces Bipasha Basu & Neil Nitin Mukesh being a part of the fashion event.”

Rohhit Verma expresses his happiness over the synergy, “Prem Sharma is the power & brain behind the fashion extravaganza & we are here to support the cause to promote the North East culture. I have specially designed a sequence based on the weavers of India. Prem Sharma undoubtedly is working great guns to mark north East as the modern & rising star of the country.”

It was indeed a successful show.

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Sudha Murthy launches 9 year old Kashvee R. Barjatya’s book titled “Lost in the Woods” on 27th January 2014 at Hamley’s, Lower Parel

Having been a pioneer in entertainment and media, Rajshri Entertainment Private Limited forays into publishing with the launch of Rajshri Books. The first book by the publishing house will be launched by Sudha Murthy. Titled “Lost in the Woods”, the children’s book marks the debut of author Kashvee R. Barjatya. Kashvee, at 9 years of age, is India’s youngest published author.

Date: Monday, 27th January 2014

Venue: Hamley’s, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Timings: 4.30 pm onwards

For more information please contact: Himalee Shah, EveryMedia Entertainment Marketing Pvt. Ltd. Phone: +91 9820980428, himaleeshah@gmail.com

Warm Regards,

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Ranveer and Arjun wanted to interchange roles

Gunday is a story about two friends – Bala and Bikram.

Arjun is essaying the role of Bala and Ranveer of Bikram.

The trailer of the film has got a fantastic response. Both the boys have been appreciated for their bold and brazen acting. However, in the film their characteristics are varied.

The director, Ali Abbas Zafar gave the duo Ranveer and Arjun a joint narration for the film without divulging the characters they would be essaying

On their own accord they two preferred to play each other’s role

Arjun connected to the character of Bikram where as Ranveer was thrilled to hear the story from Bala’s point of view.

Ranveer connected with Bala’s character who is more flamboyant, boisterous and outspoken. Much like Ranveer himself in real life.

Where as Bikram’s character is slightly held back. He is in a sense like the angry young man.

When Ali Abbas revealed that he would like them to play the respective roles…. Ranveer tried to reason with him that Bala is more him and the audiences have seen and loved him like that.

However Ali was sure he saw Bikram in Ranveer and vice versa. He convinced the duo to give it a shot and after a little conversation the two gave in to their director’s vision.

Ranveer and Arjun are both fantastic actors and have delivered to the gallery in Gunday.

Everyone during shooting or who have seen portions of the film during editing cannot imagine the duo otherwise.

Ali Abbas Zafar says, “It was obvious that both Ranveer and Arjun would want choose to do roles that were closest to their own personalities. We had to convince them to do the opposite role.”
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Bollywood 2014 – Making movies with a difference!

Bollywood releases a multitude of movies each year, but only a few make it to the list of movies which change the way we look at Indian Cinema. These movies are born out of passion, leave a deep impression and become classics. They are remembered for their connection with the audience, leaving an impression on them, for years to come.

Emotions got rolling in 2012 when movies like English Vinglish, Barfi!, Kahaani, Vicky Donor and Gangs of Wasseypur hit the theatres. Audiences were talking about them for days, even weeks after their release. English Vinglish was about a woman and a mother, played by Sridevi, who joined an English speaking course to gain confidence and self-respect. Despite raising eyebrows, Vicky Donor, a movie about a sperm donor, cut through the clutter to reach out to all age groups possible. Barfi showed that two people need not speak, to fall in love with each other. It was also appreciated for showing the physically challenged in a positive light. Gangs of Wasseypur, referred to as a modern cult film by many, was about the coal mafia – three crime families and the power struggle and violence between them. All these movies garnered praise and appreciation, from one and all.

2013 was adorned by cinematic endeavours which were worth every moment spent watching them. There were movies like Kai Po Che, The Lunchbox, Special 26, Ship of Theseus and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which were worth passing down to the next generation. While Kai Po Che was an account of how friendships are transformed due to communal violence, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was a spectacularly shot cinematic account of the illustrious life of Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist and army veteran Milkha Singh. Ship of Theseus was about the stories of three people – a photographer, who is disheartened with her photography post her cornea transplant, a monk with a resolve to ban animal testing in India and a stockbroker who takes it into his own hands, to find the person who received the kidney of a poor bricklayer. The Lunchbox was a story of lives led in fantasy and reality, and how the two became one.

2014 promises to raise the bar even higher, with interesting content and an extraordinary way of presenting it. The five movies to look forward to, in 2014, have compelling storylines woven with a talented cast under reputed banners.

Hawaa Hawaai, a movie about those who dare to dream, has been directed by Amol Gupte and stars Saquib Saleem and Partho Gupte. It is Amol Gupte’s next after the heart-warming Stanley ka Dabba, and this time, he takes on the world of in-line skating with kids from various strata of society. Hawaa Hawaai will hit theatres on 18th April, 2014. Queen, the Kangana Ranaut starrer is directed by Vikas Bahl. It is scheduled for release on February 28, 2014. The movie is about Rani, played by Kangana Ranaut, who has been left at the altar and goes, all alone, on a trip which was supposed to be her honeymoon. She finds herself, wins friends and has the time of her life doing it.

With Homi Adajania of Being Cyrus fame, as the director, Finding Fanny Fernandes will star stellar actors Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur in pivotal roles. It seems to be a deliciously witty tale of a bunch of oddball characters from Goa, out on a road trip. The movie is lined up for a 4th July release. Bombay Velvet, a story of Mumbai, is directed by Anurag Kashyap, with Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma playing the lead. Bombay Velvet is a star studded and exciting take on the life and times of Mumbai and how it became the metropolis it is today, charting its course from 1950s. It will release on Christmas, this year. Filmistan, directed by Nitin Kakkar, has already been doing the rounds at various prestigious international film festivals, and looks hopeful. All these movies offer cinema from a refreshingly new perspective – in terms of the content, raw emotions and expressions.

Renowned production houses such as Fox Star Studios, Viacom18 Motion Pictures and UTV Motion Pictures are investing in movies which strum our heart-strings. The winds of change are here. 2012 and 2013 showed us movies which made a difference, which bent the rules a bit, and gave us unforgettable cinema. Bollywood, as we know, has transformed, and the movies releasing this year will only reiterate that. 2014 looks bright for Bollywood, it looks promising.

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PRASOON JOSHI ENTHRALLS AT JAIPUR LIT FEST 2014

In a marathon of three back-to-back sessions at the Lit Fest the brilliant wordsmith, captivated the audience with his thoughts and Poetry.

In packed and overflowing sessions titled Sunshine lanes – a poetic journey which had him reading poems and anecdotes from his collection of poems and songs, to Raag Pahadi that had him sensitively and thoughtfully touch upon the nuances of the Himalayan languages being lost, to the session on Urdu in Hindustan, Joshi had the audience hanging on to each word.

His evocative poems on the complex bond between father and son and relationship with sisters moved the young and old in the audience to tears.

There was a massive rush to the venue of his sessions, making the host Namita Gokhale remark that forget standing room, people found it difficult to find space to clap as Prasoon’s session became so jam-packed.

Writer Poet and Speaker extraordinaire, Prasoon Joshi, who is deservedly being feted for his Script and Screenplay writing of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, not only excels in his multi layered crafts but seems adept at the art of winning live audiences over. More power to his pen.

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J. Brandon seems to be on a roll with YAARIYAN breaking all records

With YAARIYAN still rocking the box-office, J. Brandon Hill, the bad boy of Bollywood, the graph seems to be surging higher and higher. An acclaimed theatre actor with an impressive line of work in over 20 films, more than 5 television shows and uncountable theatre shows, J. Brandon Hill is thrilled with YAARIYAN’s run at box office.

Commenting on his role in the film Hill said “The biggest challenge in my role in YAARIYAN was playing a baddie opposite the baddie of all baddies, Gulshan Grover”.He was seen playing Rockfeller, the owner and principal of the Australian school in YAARIYAN. “It is always great to be among people from whom you get to learn and grow as an actor”.

After working in a number of known hits like BUNTY AUR BABLI, DESI BOYZ, AGENT VINOD, DUM MAARO DUM, DOUBLE DHAMAAL, RAAZ II J. Brandon Hill has added another hit to his name. Hill is known to be a very dedicated actor who strives for perfection in his craft.

J. Brandon also added “With Gulshan Grover, the whole T-Series team led by Divya Khosla Kumar and master music composers like Pritam, YAARIYAN was destined to do well”.

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The director of Kamasutra 3D reacted on Sherlyn Chopra’s statement in Delhi of getting the director gang raped on the public forum – Twitter.

Rupesh Paul said, “It is quite unfortunate that in this unrest of rapes going around everywhere and especially Delhi, Sherlyn still is unaware of the meaning of rape and the pain that the victim goes through in this. For her, it is yet another sexual term which can be used at anytime and anywhere. Rape is a heinous crime and a political term which involves power and violence. ”Sherlyn Chopra, don’t joke about rape at least in Delhi”

I still wonder is it the same Sherlyn Chopra who came and begged to me to have her in the movie when we were to replace for her act of disclosing the first promo shoot video of Kamasutra 3D online. Is it the same Sherlyn Chopra who cried to be taken her back in the film else she told me that her career would be under suicide. Is it the same Sherlyn Chopra who urged me to forgive her like a father forgives his daughter. Is it the same Sherlyn Chopra who had nothing but Kamasutra 3D, when the much celebrated Playboy cover turned out to be a big big lie.

She had always been thankful to me for getting her out of Mona Chopra, the name she used earlier when she was doing the C-grade films. Today, while using the term ‘gang rape’ against me, she should have remembered that previously she was only known for a gang rape scene in the movie, Red Swastik.


Shantanu
Senior Media Consultant

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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