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Recently during the shoot of ‘SAB Ke SATRANGI Parivaar Awards’, Chidhiya Ghar family was supposed to shoot for an introductory dance act on ‘Hum Toh Aise Hain Bhaiyaya. Like any other award function, the rehearsals were in full swings. Incidentally, no one from Chidiya Ghar except Shubhangi Atre Poorey aka Koel could turn up for the rehearsals due to busy shoot schedules. So like an ideal bahu of the family, Shubhangi took the responsibility of learning all the dance steps and teaching the other members of the family. Shubhangi, who was present for all her practice schedules, made sure not to miss out on any steps or acts.

A source informs, Shubhangi was seen teaching the final dance steps to her co-actors, at the back stage, just minutes before the actual LIVE act began. She is passionate towards dancing and happily took up the charge to train her co-actors, during the final moment and the performance was applauded by all.

Commenting on this, Shubhangi says, “I was enjoying my dance and very happy to be a part of SAB Ke SATRANGI Parivaar Awards. I wanted my Chidiya Ghar family to give their best performance and enjoy themselves. It was a challenge to train my co-actors at the last minute. I suggested them to be natural and dance with passion and emotion. But in the end all of them danced exceptionally well and I enjoyed playing the part of a choreographer for the moment.”

‘SAB Ke Satrangi Parivaar Awards’ will premiere on SAB TV on Friday, 31st January, 2014 at 9:00 pm!!


Prime Focus posted Salman Khan’s latest action packed movie ‘Jai Ho’

Mumbai, 28 January 2014: Prime Focus is delighted to be associated with Salman Khan’s much awaited latest action-drama feature film, ‘Jai Ho’. Directed and produced by Sohail Khan, the movie is a remake of Telugu film Stalin, and stars Salman Khan, Tabu, and newcomer Daisy Shah.

Merzin Tavaria, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director, Prime Focus said, “These days film projects require us to adapt to a continuously evolving cut that allows the director to push the story-telling as far as possible. Specifically for this project, where the action sequences involved multiple safety hazards, VFX was used for most of the shots in the action scenes.”

Prime Focus’ main goal was to use Visual Effects (VFX) and Digital Intermediate (DI) to accentuate the dramatic impact without compromising on the film’s storyline.

Reupal Rawal,the Sr. VFX Supervisor,Prime Focus who worked very closely with Sohail to deliver the amazing VFX shots, speaking about the work said, “The biggest challenge of this project was to try and marry elements from footage that were often shot against chroma. Considering the safety hazards, this was done for most of the action sequences. For example, the action sequence at the climax contains plates of footage shot of the background and stunt rolling footages with Salman against chroma. At post, the team used the footage which was originally shot for each character in chroma, rotoscoping each character and then composited the footage to the background plates. This called for a great deal of compositing in massaging the elements together.”

With 150 VFX artists from Mumbai and Hyderabad contributing to numerous lengthy and complex sequences from the flawless CG amputated legs for Genelia’s character to powerful action sequences of multiple chroma and clean work was carried out impeccably. The team also worked on the matte painting backgrounds, set extensions were added, multi layered compositing for impactful sequences and monitor inserts were designed to blend seamlessly with the story line.

Prime Focus’ VP, DI and VFX (India), Paresh Acharya concludes, “The collaboration with Sohail Khan Productions worked well for us and gave us the opportunity to demonstrate the outstanding abilities of our team in India. The team worked round the clock to achieve desired look and feel for the movie that was envisioned by DoP, Santosh Thundiyil”


About Prime Focus World

Prime Focus World (PFW) is the creative services business of Prime Focus, the global leader in media and entertainment industry services. PFW employs over 3,500 professionals in 19 facilities across 3 continents and 4 time zones. We provide visual effects, stereo 3D conversion and animation services to the Film, Broadcast, Advertising and Media industries. Prime Focus World is behind View-D™ (stereoscopic 2D to 3D conversion) relied on by most Hollywood producers. Leveraging our Global Digital Pipeline and pioneering delivery model WorldSourcing® we partner content creators at every stage of the process ensuring work flow efficiencies, cost optimization and creative enablement.

PFW has brought its expertise to many wide release Hollywood films recently including The Great Gatsby, World War Z and White House Down as well as previously released Men in Black 3, Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace, Dredd 3D, Total Recall, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Resident Evil: Retribution, Green Lantern, Immortals, Wrath of the Titans, Mirror Mirror, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Avatar.

Prime Focus is listed on the BSE and NSE of India and has operations in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, London and Mumbai.

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28th January, 2014, New Delhi : WeChat the ‘All-in-One’ social application provided its users with yet another unique opportunity to connect with their favourite singers Ali Zafar, KK and Arijit Singh, the singers created excitement amongst the users as they sang their favourite songs through WeChat’s voice messages, sent emoticons and pictures to their fans, and answered questions of their fans.

Through the course of the conversation, both the singing stars shared their stories of struggle, success they encountered throughout their life. The singers sent exciting stickers and humourous pictures of themselves to add fun to the conversation. The fans were extremely excited to have been given the opportunity to hear their favourite singers through the voice messaging feature.

And the users were in for another surprise when the popular youth figure Raghu Ram also hosted a Roadies chat conversation and connected with all the users on the chat. The youth icon shared his dose of success and struggle faced by him and even shared exclusive details on his upcoming book.

WeChat the ‘All-in-One’ social app provides its users a fun and innovative way to connect with their friends and their loved ones. With its innovative and unique features such as festive stickers, movie associations and Official accounts WeChat has given messaging a new definition. This chat session with KK, Arijit, Ali Zafar and Raghu Ram was another special and rare offering for its users to connect with their favourite celebrities.

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About WeChat

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

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

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

For more details and application download, please visit

* 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.


Sunny’s lingerie goes missing – Security beefed up on the sets of Ragini MMS 2.

Sunny Leone’s upcoming HORREX (horror and sex) film Ragini MMS-2 will see her don expensive, top-of-the-line lingerie in some scenes, most of which was ordered from a website of a renowned international brand.

Says a source, “Sunny is extremely particular about her lingerie and likes wearing the best so that it does not affect her skin.”

However, while shooting for a pivotal scene in the film that required Sunny to don an exquisite grey lingerie, the crew realized that it had gone missing. Frantic attempts by the costume team and the direction team yielded no results! Sunny’s lingerie had gone missing from the sets!

Owing to a continuity issue, the makers had to instantly re-order the same piece and paid a premium for early shipping to avoid a delay in the commencement of shoot.

From then on, the security on the sets was beefed up to prevent such unusual thefts.

Produced by ALT Entertainment and directed by Bhushan Patel, ‘Ragini MMS 2’, the sequel to the 2011 hit ‘Ragini MMS’, is slated to release on March 21.

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“Hasee Toh Phasee had me hooked” – Parineeti Chopra.

Though Parineeti Chopra made her Bollywood debut with YRF’s ‘Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl’, which had an ensemble starcast, the actress stood out with her noteworthy performance followed by the banner’s next Ishaqzaade and Shuddh Desi Romance that went on to establish her a household name .

The powerhouse actress, now steps into the shoes of the quirky crazy Meeta in Dharma Productions & Phantom Films’ Hasee Toh Phasee, her first outside the Yash Raj banner.

While Parineeti Chopra was approached for several projects, the actress chose the “cucking frazy” film opposite Sidharth Malhotra given that she loved the script and was really excited to be doing something this versatile yet relatable. If that wasn’t all,the actress was also director Vinil Mathew’s first choice for the role .

All praise for the actress, Vinil says, “Parineeti was my first choice for the role of Meeta as I felt that she alone could pull off the quirkiness that the character required. She is quite a hard-working actress and has done a great job with this film.”

Says Parineeti Chopra, “ Hasee Toh Phasee hooked me completely. I had to stay very focused. It is very easy in a romcom to either play a shy or a bubbly girl with a love story in the backdrop along with lovely songs and climax.”

Karan Johar says, “This is Parineeti’s most unusual role till date.When you watch the film you will see a very different Parineeti”.

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


Queens of Mewar to fight against Rao Surtan Singh in Sony TV’s Maharana Pratap

Bharat Ka Veer Putra- Maharana Pratap on Sony Entertainment Television has been keeping its viewers hooked with the ongoing track on Bundi War. While the men are already facing the war, Udai Singh’s ranis – Jayantabai (Rajshri Thakur), Bhatiyani (Aashka Goradia) and Sajja Bai (Divyaalakshmi) are gearing up to fight against the evil Rao Surtan Singh as well. Stranded in a far off kingdom in Bijoliya, Manrukh Panwar’s security is breached by Roa Surtan who has come to loot their treasure and dishonor the Queens. The fearless queens instead of committing jauhar will instead choose valor and pick up their swords to fight against the enemy forces. They will disguise themselves into soldiers and will march towards a war with Rao Surtan Singh. In their unique way the queens will prepare objects to defend themselves. Hot chillis, atta and boiling oil are kept ready as their weapons to fight against Rao Surtan’s army..

Tune in to Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap every Monday to Thursday at 10 pm on Sony Entertainment Television


5000 Fans Land Up To Greet Sidharth Malhotra At a Hasee Toh Phasee promotional Event!

Ever since his big Bollywood debut in Dharma Productions’ ‘Student Of The Year’, Sidharth Malhotra has been a hit with the ladies and the actor, who will be next seen in Dharma Productions & Phantom Films’ cucking frazy entertainer, ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’, recently got a pleasant surprise when around 5000 female fans landed up to meet the newbie.

Sidharth was recently at the Korum Mall in Thane to promote ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ and the actor got mobbed at the event when his female fans made a bee line for him, almost causing an alarm for security personnel. Beaming about the response at the event, Sidharth said, “It’s a great feeling to be loved by so many people. I really feel blessed and happy.”

Directed by Vinil Mathew and produced by Dharma Productions and Phantom Films, ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ is slated to release on February 7.


PUMA Urban Stampede 2013-2014: Work together? Run together

India’s largest corporate relay race comes to Mumbai on the 2nd of February 2014

Mumbai, 28th January, 2014: PUMA and Runners for Life are coming together to take running to a whole new level with PUMA Urban Stampede 2013. PUMA Urban Stampede is a relay race where teams comprised of 4 members from the same company, vie for the title of the fastest running team. This fun run is aimed at encouraging amateurs and seasoned runners alike to take part in a sport that is as enjoyable and fulfilling as it is beneficial.

First unleashed in 2008, this fun run has witnessed an exponential rise in participation over the years and this year the Urban Stampede is scaled up to include more cities. Starting with Bangalore, Urban Stampede then went to Hyderabad and is now back in running capital of the nation- Mumbai. Registrations are open for the Mumbai event and more than 200 corporate teams are expected to register this year with names such as TCS, Ernst & Young, HUL, Citibank, RBS, BBC Worldwide, L&T, KPMG and many more.

Date of Run: 2nd February, 2014

Venue: MMRDA Ground, Bandra Kurla Complex


· Corporate Relay: 4 people per team; 5 km per runner

· Open Challenge: 2 people per team; 10 km per runner

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Navi Mumbai, known as the satellite city to Mumbai, will hold its first ever Film Festival, Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF) on 31st January to 2nd February 2014. The festival will be held at the DY Patil Auditorium in Nerul, one of the largest auditoriums in the city. Founded with the idea to showcase the talent & creativity of filmmakers, NMIFF (Navi Mumbai International Film Festival) will give a global exposure to these budding film makers.

The Navi Mumbai International Film Festival’s has an impressive line up of about 40 movies divided across 3 sections ie student shorts, professional shorts and Feature films.

The Navi Mumbai International Film Festival will be held on:

Date: 31st January to 2nd February, 2014

Venue: DY Patil Auditorium, Nerul

Please see enclosed the screening schedule, the list of top 10 films and a few movie posters for your reference.

Do let me know if you require any further information.

Looking forward to see you at festival.

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The teaser of RAGINI MMS-2 released last year created an online stir with more than 8 million cumulative views.

Now the main trailer of the keenly awaited Sunny Leone HORREX (horror and sex) feature is ready to be unveiled.

Balaji will attach it with Dharma Productions’ Sidharth Malhotra-Parineeti Chopra starrer HASEE TOH PHASEE, releasing on 7 February.

The steamy and spooky uncensored version of the trailer will be released on the Net earlier, on 3 February.

Confirmed Tanuj Garg, CEO – Balaji Motion Pictures, “Dharma is family. They kindly consented to attach the trailer of RAGINI MMS-2 with HTP. To reciprocate the gesture, we will attach the trailer of their TWO STATES to SHAADI KE SIDE EFFECTS.”

RAGINI MMS-2, top-lined by Sunny Leone, releases in cinemas on March 21.


Find out Salman’s fixation with this newcomer!

It seems Salman is focusing a lot more on a newcomer in the industry. We wonder who it could be… Turns out, Salman is talking about one of the reigning Khans in Bollywood. Well if you think Salman, as always, is taking a dig at SRK, you are in for a big surprise!

The Khan whom Salman is referring to as a newcomer is none other than his friend and confidant – Aamir Khan! In an exclusive interview with zoOm, Salman Khan spoke about how he always knew that this ‘newcomer’ will break all the records! He also mentioned about promoting this ‘newcomer’s’ film extensively. We all know that even though Salman’s movie is right around the corner, the superstar preferred promoting Aamir’s Dhoom 3 on his show!

Going by their relationship, Salman and Aamir have been spotted pulling each other’s legs at various occasions. This is certainly one of them! While Aamir candidly speaks about his friend Salman… from his rivalry with SRK to his marriage plans; Salman chose this moment to refer to Aamir as a ‘newcomer’. But something that zoOm couldn’t help but notice was how elated Salman was while mentioning Dhoom 3 surpassed the collections of Chennai Express and established a new benchmark altogether.

Well like Gabbar Singh rightly said – Bahut yaraana lagta hai! To know more, tune into Btonite every day at 10 pm on zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood Channel.




The controversy over the music of Abhay Deol’s upcoming film, One By Two caused the actor to stand up for the musicians of the film and get them their rights.

For the same, the actor was seen sporting a black eye as a sign of protest at a recent award function. We also heard how various musicians from the industry stepped in to promote the film by sporting a black eye in the video of one of the film’s song.

The idea of the black eye protest became such a massive hit that the production house of the film, got a call from some officials of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) congratulating him on the successful idea.

They also mentioned to him how they would also consider using the idea when required.

The black eye that was sported by Abhay grabbed the attention of many eyeballs not only at the award ceremony but even post that.

His upcoming film opposite girlfriend Preeti Desai is slated to release on 31st Jan 2014.

Is that really true!!!? That’s so cool! Now I think I’ll wear the Gandhi cap with the black eye a say “turn the other eye”! Best news I’ve heard in a long time. Abhay Deol quote on Aam Admi


Aamir Khan finally takes his much needed and well deserved break for 10 days to unwind.

The Aamir Khan starrer, Dhoom 3, not only had a massive opening at the box office, but also managed to break all records in Indian cinema.

Aamir Khan put in a lot of efforts in playing two diverse characters in the film which were appreciated by the audiences.

The actor is known to do one film at a time usually. However, this time around the actor was extremely occupied with back to back schedules.

From wrapping the shoot of Dhoom 3, to completing a schedule of P.K., to getting into promotions of the film and season 2 of Satyameva Jayate and finally celebrating the massive success of Dhoom 3 recently at a party held at YRF, the actor was engaged all through.

Finally the actor is taking a break after 1.5 years to unwind and read scripts. Aamir will be traveling to Europe to relax and spend some ‘me time’ there.

The promos of the much awaited tele series, Satyameva Jayate, season 2, the host for which is Aamir Khan started airing on the television from 26th Jan 2014 (Republic Day). The show is slated to air from 2nd March 2014.


Rajshri group launches its first book ‘Lost In The Woods’, written by 9-year-old Kashvee R. Barjatya

At 9 years of age, Kashvee becomes one of the youngest published authors in the world
The book was launched by Sudha Murty and Sooraj R. Barjatya at a fun-filled event at Hamleys, Lower Parel
Rajshri Books, the newly incubated publishing arm of the group, will promote new literary talent and creative storytelling

27th January 2014, Mumbai: The 67 year old Rajshri group, one of India’s oldest, largest and most successful entertainment studios, today announced the launch of its first book, ‘Lost In The Woods’, written by 9 year old Kashvee R. Barjatya. This also marks the launch of Rajshri Books, a division of Rajshri Entertainment Private Limited, which aims to promote new literary talent and creative storytelling.

Written by debut child author Kashvee R. Barjatya, who at 9 years of age has become one of the youngest published authors in the world, ‘Lost In The Woods’ was launched at a fun-filled event at Hamleys, Lower Parel, by renowned author and social activist Sudha Murty and acclaimed film director Sooraj R. Barjatya. Also present at the event were Rajjat A. Barjatya, Managing Director & CEO of Rajshri Entertainment Private Limited and the publisher of the book, the Barjatya family, celebrities from Bollywood and the literary world, Kashvee’s classmates and friends along with book lovers and the media.

Speaking on her journey and her debut book, author Kashvee said: “Today is a really big day for me. It’s a dream come true. I narrated some poems to my father and he told me to weave them into a story. I’m very happy that my book is being published. I hope children and their parents across the world enjoy reading Lost In The Woods as much as I have enjoyed writing it.”

Rajjat A. Barjatya, Managing Director and CEO of Rajshri Entertainment Private Limited said “This is a very proud moment for me, as a publisher and as a father. Kashvee has been writing lovely poems and stories from a very young age. When I read the first draft of Lost In The Woods, I was struck by her imagination and by how well it lends itself to adaptations across films, TV, merchandizing and games. I have tried my best to give her a platform so that her talent can reach young readers across the world. I hope Kashvee inspires other kids to pursue their passion and live their dreams. At Rajshri Books, our endeavor will be to encourage new literary talent and creative storytelling since at the end of the day, irrespective of whether it’s a film, TV show, digital content or book, it’s all about telling a story!”

Sudhir Pai, Business Head, Hamleys said “Hamleys, the Finest Toy Shop in the world is indeed pleased to provide the launching pad for a very talented young Kashvee, in her maiden book venture. All of nine years old, Kashvee epitomises the true modern day child who has her traditional Indian values firmly in place, very creatively inclined, and comes across as an excellent example of what every parent would like to see their child to be. Hamleys has firmly believed in the learning and overall development of their little customers and has always promoted all such initiatives.“

‘Lost In The Woods’ is now available at all leading bookstores and on leading web stores. An e-book version of the book is available online at all leading e-book stores. Readers across the world can also log onto the official website and also get regular updates on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Dailymotion.

In order to support a good cause, for every copy sold of ‘Lost In The Woods’, Rs. 10/- will be donated to Rajshri Foundation, the non-profit social enterprise of the Rajshri group.

Praise For The Book

Ruskin Bond – A very promising debut. Another young literary genius can be seen on the horizon.

Madhuri Dixit Nene – Delightful and engaging read. A great inspiration for thousands of young minds!

Anupama Chopra – Lost In The Woods is a unique combination of intelligence and imagination. I can’t wait to see what the 9-year-old author creates in the future!

Nandita Das – Astonishing how imaginative, lucid, adventurous and witty a 9 year old can be! Kashvee gives all her friends a fair share of the limelight. I am sure she will inspire many a writers and poets her age.

Amish – Kashvee’s vivid imagination brought a smile to my face. Her writing holds great promise.

Sooraj R. Barjatya – I read each poem twice. There is some magic in them. It’s almost cinematic! Thank you for taking us into this wonderful adventure!

Notes to the Editor:

Kashvee R. Barjatya

Born on 30th November 2004, Kashvee is a student of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai. She hails from a family that’s been at the forefront of providing wholesome family entertainment to Indians worldwide since 1947.

Kashvee is a voracious reader and began writing stories and poems from a very young age. She began work on ‘Lost In The Woods’ when she was 7 years old.

Kashvee is very creatively inclined and is also pursuing Indian classical dance and music. She lives in Mumbai in a joint family and aspires to be a writer of books and film scripts.

About Rajshri

Rajshri Entertainment Private Limited is the digital entertainment arm of the 67-year-old Rajshri group. Rajshri Entertainment produces and distributes entertainment content across multiple languages and verticals to digitally connected audiences worldwide, making entertainment available anywhere, anytime and on any device.

Established on 15th August 1947, the Rajshri group is one of India’s oldest, largest and most successful entertainment studios. The Rajshri name is synonymous with family entertainment. Having begun as a film production and distribution studio, the group now has a significant presence in TV content production, music and digital entertainment, reaching viewers across the five screens of their life – cinema, TV, PC, mobile phones and tablet computers.

About Hamleys

Hamleys, the world’s most famous toy retailer, was established by Cornishman William Hamley in London in 1760. Today it remains the world’s most wonderful toy shop, synonymous with theatre, magic and entertainment.

Hamleys entered the Indian market, through an exclusive pan India Franchise arrangement with Reliance Retail in 2010. In India, the magic spreads across eleven different stores: Four in Mumbai two in Delhi and one each in Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Pune. These stores and enable the Hamleys’ magic to be delivered throughout the world. Hamleys has ambitious plans to grow the brand even further internationally through franchise stores in other territories.

For more information contact:

Himalee Shah


Veena`s White Wedding

Veena`s much awaited wedding is finalized. The marriage is said to take place in Washington DC. It will be a white wedding, which first became popular with the Victorian era elites.

According to the source, Veena Malik is going to marry her husband Asad Khan Khattak the Western style. It is said to be happening in the second week of march. She will be wearing a white dress as per the customs and tradition. The dress is designed by a well known Pakistani designer, Arzu Gull. Asad will be wearing a suit to impress. It will be designed by the famed Italian designer Azzaro. The tradition of a white wedding was commonly credited to Queen Victoria’s choice to wear a white wedding dress at her wedding.

A hearty congratulation to both!!


Sachin Pilgaonkar and Ravi Jadhav to be felicitated at the 1st edition of Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF)

Mumbai, January, 2014: Navi Mumbai, will hold its first ever Film Festival, on 31st January to 2nd February 2014. The festival will be held at the DY Patil Auditorium in Nerul, one of the largest auditoriums in the city. On this occasion Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF) felicitates two reputed personalities of Indian Cinema Sachin Pilgaonkar and Ravi Jhadhav. Mr Chhagan Bhujbal, Minister of Public works; Maharashtra State will felicitate Sachin Pilgaonkar on the 31st January, 2014. Ravi Jhadhav will be felicitated by Humanity First Foundation on the 2nd Feb.

Starting as a child actor, in Marathi film, Ha Majha Marg Ekla (1962), Mr. Sachin Pilgaonkar went on to act in around 65 films as a child artiste, before switching to adult roles. He has recently completely splendid 50 years in Indian Cinema. Mr. Ravi Jadhav has immensely contributed to Marathi Cinema with his award winning films like ‘Natarang’ and ‘Balgandharva’. The national award director has again won the hearts of the audience with his recent movie ‘Time pass.’

On this occasion, Mr. Sachin Khanna, Festival Founder and Chairman says “It is our good fortune that we would be felicitating Mr. Pilgaonkar and Mr. Jadhav at Navi Mumbai International Film Festival”, Mr. Ashok Purang, Festival Director adds saying “We are honored to have personalities like Sachin Pilgaonkar and Ravi Jadhav at NMIFF. Their films have been loved and celebrated by millions of cinema lovers.”

NMIFF aims to become an international platform to showcase the talent of established as well as young & independent filmmakers from across the globe.

This three days film extravaganza is going to witness many more known faces of cinema like Nagesh Kukkunoor, Actor Sayaji Shinde, Actor Rakesh Bedi, Actress Himani Shivpuri, Film maker Nagesh Bhonsle, and many more along with eminent jury members like Mr. Marc Baschet, Mr. Imtiaz Hussain, Ms. Rohini Hattanagadi.

The Navi Mumbai International Film Festival will be held on:

Date: 31st January to 2nd February, 2014

Venue: DY Patil Auditorium, Nerul



Out-of-the-world gold & diamond jewellery designs that make every New Age Bride a showstopper diva!

Mumbai, January 27, 2014: This wedding season, it’s all about how trendy jewellery can be combined with equally trendy attire to showcase a New-Age attitude! Keeping with its time tested heritage of reading the pulse of its ever-growing customers, wedding jewellery specialist Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Limited (“TBZ-The Original”) has unveiled a new direction for the ‘Brides of Today’ with its refreshingly new ‘New Age Brides’ wedding collection that complements every wardrobe.

In place of traditional red lehengas and silk sarees, TBZ-The Original has brought on board stylists to showcase innovative wedding looks that will take your breath away! Exquisitely designed elaborate multilayered necklaces inspired by ‘nature’ lovingly embrace the bride’s neck even as matching enchanting earrings and bewitching nose rings add to the overall allure. And the captivating bracelets and mesmerizing armlets (baju-bandhs) that add to the diva look…

TBZ-The Original’s New Age Brides wedding collection also takes into account that a wedding consists of multiple functions – each with its own style and look. The overall impact is an awe-inspiring Bridal Collection for fulfilling the innate needs of Indian brides, who are constantly seeking to balance tradition with modernism; indulgence with elegance; and style with sophistication.

Through the New Age Brides wedding collection, TBZ Ltd., the well-known and trusted jewellery retailer in India with a legacy of over 150 years, presents precious desirable adornments, which are a symbol of pride and prestige along with being a denotative of the rich Indian traditions and cultural heritage while reflecting the dreams and desire of the modern Indian woman.

TBZ – The Original believes in keeping pace with the times. Being expert in wedding jewellery and it understands the requirement of today’s young brides. It’s New Age Brides Wedding Collection captures the spontaneous and lively spirit of today’s woman.

TBZ’s exquisite gold and diamond wedding jewellery collection comprises a thoughtfully curated assortment of mesmerizing engagement and wedding rings, beautiful bangles and fabulous kangans; attention-grabbing necklaces with intricate work; wonderful waist belts (kamar bandhs) and tantalising tikkas amongst others. TBZ’s Bridal Collection flatters every bride since it has been lovingly strung together with opulent Indian heritage and contemporary craftsmanship inspired by the needs of today’s brides. The endearing collections connect the east and west in a unique manner, coupled with subtle sensitivity and sensual showmanship. The Bridal Collection consisting of alluring sets in gold and diamonds represents wedding specialist TBZ’s unmatched prowess in innovative jewellery design, a hallmark that has made this more than a century-old company an institution in the realm of jewellery.

About Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Limited:

TBZ Ltd. (BSE: 534369 | NSE: TBZ) has a 150-year old track-record of trust, quality and purity of its products, TBZ has won several prestigious awards including the Readers Digest Trusted Brand Asia in the category of Jewellery Shop in 2006, 2007 and 2008. TBZ has received other awards for both products and customer service, including the DTC Best Showroom award in 2004 and 2006, the DTC Best Diamond Moments award in 2005 for customer interactions, the DTC Best Showroom and Sales Person award in 2006 and 2007, the Jaipur Jewellery Show Gold Souk Awards 2007, which honoured TBZ’s contribution to the gem and jewellery industry in India, and the Jamnalal Bajaj Uchit Vyavahar Puraskar 2007 – Council for Fair Business Practices Award. Another prestigious win for TBZ-The Original came when it bagged 2 awards under the marketing excellence category along with being awarded as the ‘Best Branded Traditional Jewellery of the Year 2012’ Award from the Bombay Bullion Association at the 9th India International Gold Convention Hyderabad. This year, Mr. Shrikant Zaveri, Chairman & MD, TBZ Ltd., received the coveted prestigious MACCIA Award 2013 for Excellence in Entrepreneurship – Large Enterprise in Gems & Jewellery category award from Hon. Union Minister Mr. Sharad Pawar at a glittering function organized by the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MACCIA). TBZ Ltd. has 27 stores in 21 cities across 8 States including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal.

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It is usually the actresses that take hours to get ready for shoot. But this time around, it is the two boys, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor that took hours to get ready for their shots in Gunday.

For their upcoming film, Gunday, which is a total masala film set in Calcutta, both the boys needed to get on a tanning makeup before the shot.

These shots were bare body shots so not just their face.. But also their body had to have the tan in order to match the skin tone of people in Calcutta and make it more realistic.

It took the boys 3 hours to put the tan make up and 2 hours to get it off each time.

The boys really understood why the actresses take so much time now and they surely empathize with them after this experience.

The film is slated to release on 14th Feb 2014.
Arjun Kapoor says, “I had it more difficult than Ranveer Singh as he had to go only two shades darker for me it was almost four shades.”

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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