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(L to R) Hrithik, Rakesh Roshan and Krishna Desai at the launch of Cartoon Network's Kid Krrish
Rakesh Roshan & Hrithik Roshan launch official Krrish 3 merchandise

~ The Krrish 3 collection includes action figures, toys, apparel and publishing, more than 150 products to be available in 5000+ stores ~

Mumbai, October 2013: The expectations and buzz were high – and one of the biggest merchandise launches of this year did not disappoint anyone, as Bollywood’s heartthrob actor Hrithik Roshan launched the official Krrish 3 collection at hotel JW Marriot in Mumbai. The country’s only superhero franchise, through its retail products, promises to touch new heights in the licensing industry.

Krrish 3 is the latest chapter in the superhero franchise created by film maker Rakesh Roshan, and stars Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi and Kangana Ranaut besides Hrithik Roshan. With Krrish 3 releasing soon, the potential for merchandise sales is stupendous.

The official merchandise, in a deal facilitated by Mumbai based licensing firm Dream Theatre includes a wide range of products across various categories. The prime attractions are the action figures of Krrish, Kaal and Kaya; kids’ apparel, school supplies, impulse toys such as frisbees and Yo-Yos, skates, ride-ons and publishing which includes activity and colouring books. Additionally, there are food products (candies, confectionery, noodles), home decor items and accessories such as pendants and cufflinks. The prices of these begin from Rs 99 and go up to Rs. 3499. The film also has consumer promotions with leading brands like Kelloggs Chocos, Cadbury Bournvita and Del Monte.

The sheer breadth of this merchandising deal makes it one of the most unique and exciting ventures of the year, that will wow children and youth alike with its attractive merchandise. The Krrish 3 licensed products range is the outcome of Dream Theatre working with Carving Dreams to ensure the brand extensions are consistent with the brand Krrish 3.

Krrish 3’s distinctive merchandise is targeted at children and youth. The range comprises more than 150 products and will be available at 5000+ chain stores, stand alone stores and on leading E-commerce sites. The franchise bears the attributes of fun, family, teamwork, friendship, adventure and action and the license programme leverages the same values across the range.

Krrish 3 will be released in multiple languages pan India and worldwide with screened at approximately 4,000 screens in India in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.


Jisne Bakhoobhi Sambhala Ghar Parivaar, Kya Chala Payegi Desh Ki Sarkaar?
Rakesh Roshan & Hrithik Roshan launch official Krrish 3 merchandise

~ The Krrish 3 collection includes action figures, toys, apparel and publishing, more than 150 products to be available in 5000+ stores ~

Mumbai, October 2013: The expectations and buzz were high – and one of the biggest merchandise launches of this year did not disappoint anyone, as Bollywood’s heartthrob actor Hrithik Roshan launched the official Krrish 3 collection at hotel JW Marriot in Mumbai. The country’s only superhero franchise, through its retail products, promises to touch new heights in the licensing industry.

Krrish 3 is the latest chapter in the superhero franchise created by film maker Rakesh Roshan, and stars Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi and Kangana Ranaut besides Hrithik Roshan. With Krrish 3 releasing soon, the potential for merchandise sales is stupendous.

The official merchandise, in a deal facilitated by Mumbai based licensing firm Dream Theatre includes a wide range of products across various categories. The prime attractions are the action figures of Krrish, Kaal and Kaya; kids’ apparel, school supplies, impulse toys such as frisbees and Yo-Yos, skates, ride-ons and publishing which includes activity and colouring books. Additionally, there are food products (candies, confectionery, noodles), home decor items and accessories such as pendants and cufflinks. The prices of these begin from Rs 99 and go up to Rs. 3499. The film also has consumer promotions with leading brands like Kelloggs Chocos, Cadbury Bournvita and Del Monte.

The sheer breadth of this merchandising deal makes it one of the most unique and exciting ventures of the year, that will wow children and youth alike with its attractive merchandise. The Krrish 3 licensed products range is the outcome of Dream Theatre working with Carving Dreams to ensure the brand extensions are consistent with the brand Krrish 3.

Krrish 3’s distinctive merchandise is targeted at children and youth. The range comprises more than 150 products and will be available at 5000+ chain stores, stand alone stores and on leading E-commerce sites. The franchise bears the attributes of fun, family, teamwork, friendship, adventure and action and the license programme leverages the same values across the range.

Krrish 3 will be released in multiple languages pan India and worldwide with screened at approximately 4,000 screens in India in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.


Sony Entertainment Television presents ‘Desh Ki Beti… Nandini’

Starting October 7th every Monday to Thursday at 9 pm

Mumbai, October 1st, 2013 – She is a student, a confidante, an advisor, a lover, a friend, a wife or a mother. A woman has various facets to her life and multitasks to fulfill each role to perfection. Tracing the journey of a typical Indian woman from the confines of her home to the limelight and expectations of political greatness is Sony Entertainment Television’s new fiction show Desh Ki Beti… Nandini. Starting October 7, Desh Ki Beti… Nandini introduces the story of Nandini, a strong, selfless and a socially aware girl who exemplifies kindness and humanity.

Produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms, Desh Ki Beti… Nandini, set in Delhi is a tale that showcases how softness and strength is so delicately juxtaposed in every Indian woman. Hailing from a middle class family, Nandini Pandey (Kirti Nagpure) is a 23 year old, compassionate girl, who works for a wedding planning organisation. At home is a retired government officer father, a homemaker mother, an unemployed brother and a sister studying in college, making Nandini the sole bread winner of her family. Her optimistic approach and ability to connect with anybody is what makes her the ‘mohalle ki laadli’. She is deeply patriotic and socially responsible, enabling her to be the youngest member to manage her housing society council. On the other end of the spectrum is Rajvir Raghuvanshi (Rafi Malik) a young, confident and wealthy young scion of a prominent political family. He has lived a major part of his life outside the country and has limited knowledge about the socio political situation of his homeland. He returns to his family, and especially to his mother, Gayatri Devi (Sujata Sehgal) who is an ambitious politician and whose only dream is to fulfill her deceased husband’s dream of ruling the nation. On the other hand Rajvir is passionate about music, is creatively inclined and has no political ambitions whatsoever. Rajvir and Nandini, the two unlikely protagonists’ whose paths converge to create a saga that forms the stage for exceptional developments and changes the trajectory of their lives.

Speaking on the launch, Sneha Rajani, Senior EVP and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television, said, “At Sony, we believe that television is a reflection of our society. Each show is conceptualized with pronounced shades of realism and aspirations which are extremely relatable to our audiences. ‘Desh Ki Beti… Nandini’ is an extremely refreshing show which we are launching in the 9:00 p.m. slot. The audience today thrives on shows which offer wholesome family entertainment, one that they can all sit and watch together. We hope to deliver on that promise with this compelling story on SET.”

Rashmi Sharma Producer, Rashmi Sharma Telefilms added,” Desh Ki beti Nandini is a very unique and relatable concept. The show is based on a common girl Nandini, who has a very simplistic way of managing everything. Nandini is a responsible daughter and a responsible citizen as well. She is just like one of us, not someone very exceptional. Nandini will make every woman realise the managerial skills that they possess and inspire them. She will make everyone realise that a woman who can manage her family and her relationships so well even in adverse conditions, can also manage the society and the nation efficiently as these are the qualities a nations leader also needs to possess. Besides this, the show also has another side to it, which is a beautiful love story and a very important and grand Character Gayatri who will walk into Nandini’s life, and will change her world completely. Desh Ki Beti….Nandini is a show that

woman will relate to. We are looking forward to our association with Sony and I am confident the viewers will appreciate this show.”

The beautiful and talented Kirti Nagpure essays the role of Nandini, while newcomer Rafi Malik will be making his debut as Rajvir Raghuvanshi. Playing the role of Gayathri Raghuvanshi is Sujata Sehgal, while Suhasini Mulay will be seen as Ambika Raghuvanshi and Manoj Chandila will be playing the role of Abhay, the Raghuvanshi family’s political advisor.
Tune in to Desh Ki Beti… Nandini’ on 7th October
Every Monday to Thursday at 9:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

About Sony Entertainment Television:

Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels is a part of Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backs Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. Since its launch in October 1995, SET has created a unique space for itself in the Indian Television industry. Pioneering new waves in television programming, with blockbuster movie premieres, big format non – fiction shows and an impressive array of fiction shows like Indian Idol, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Entertainment ke liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Kuch to Log Kahenge, Parvarrish, Maharana Pratap, CID and Crime Patrol.

SET is known for its innovative concepts and exciting formats and is the most preferred family entertainment channel which has been providing strong platforms for more than 700 brands to reach over 50 million households in India. In addition, Sony Entertainment Television is also available in the US, UK, Africa, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji Islands and Seychelles. In total, SET influences over 300 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide.

Sony Entertainment Television is a part of the network of channels distributed by The One Alliance – a joint venture between Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. and Discovery Communications India. Other channels in the One Alliance network include SAB, MAX, PIX, MIX, SIX, AXN, Animax, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, DISCOVERY CHANNEL TAMIL, Discovery kids, AATH, Aaj tak, Headlines Today, Tez, Neo Sports, Neo Prime, TIMES NOW, MOVIES NOW, ET NOW, Zoom, SET HD, SIX HD AND DISCOVERY HD WORLD


Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar and Madhuri Dixit promote Mickey Virus

A famous television anchor and actor Manish Paul’s debut film. Mickey Virus is ready to grab a larger eyeball before its release. Manish Paul and Director Saurabh Varma have launched unique kind of celebrity promo of Mickey Virus movie which has never been seen in Bollywood. In the promo, many Bollywood celebrities who are friends of Manish Paul like Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Remo D’souza, Kapil Sharma were seen talking about Mickey Virus film.

Dabangg Salman Khan was seen asking ‘Who is Mickey Virus…?’, and gave his advice to people to be aware of this virus. Ranbir Kapoor also shares his views on Mickey Ideas. Bollywood’s Lakhan, Anil Kapoor also featuring in promo, was seen telling Mickey Vela Kahi Ka Dekhte hai…..? Choreographer Farah Khan was seen shouting Mickey and said, “Mickey Arora internet par koi Qutub Minar bejata hai.

Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit can’t stop her feelings and said whatever he is but he is cutest guy I have seen. Bollywood director Karan Johar praises Mickey for his ideas. Kapil Sharma describes the names and said Naam hota hai Chaddha, Khurana, Sharma ye koi Naam hai Mickey Virus. Choreographer Remo can’t stop explaining Mickey’s nature, he said, “Din me aate Bejata hai aur raat me logo ko aate me leta hai”.

Mickey Virus movie is set against the backdrop of hacking where Manish Paul is playing a character of Mickey Arora. He is a smart guy who runs a grocery store in the day time and creates viruses for antivirus companies in the night. Mickey Virus also marks the debut of Elli Avram, now a contestant in Bigg Boss 7 house, who is half Greek and half Swedish. Mickey Virus is all set to hack people’s brain and will soon enter in everyone’s heart. The movie is stated to release on 25th Oct.
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Richfeel honors Cancer survivors at the ‘Look Good Feel Better- TheRichfeel Cancer Initiative’

~Event held by Richfeel Trichology in the presence of Ms. PriyaDutt, commemorates individuals who have dedicated themselves to fight Cancer~

Mumbai, October, 2013: Richfeel Trichology, India’s leading trichology chain which provides holistic solutions for hair, beauty and body care needs held the ‘Look Good Feel Better-The Richfeel Cancer Initiative’in celebration of those who have survived. The participants united on 1st October, 2013 at the Nanavati Auditorium in the symbolic event to prove that life after cancer is meaningful, fruitful and inspirational.

Gracing the righteous cause with their presence were Ms. PriyaDutt, Member of Parliament and Trustee of NargisDutt Memorial Charitable, world’s leading Trichologists and the pioneer of Trichology in India, Dr. Apoorva Shah and Dr. Sonal Shah, the Founders of Richfeel, and Mr. Mickey Mehta, India’s leading Holistic Health Guru. Through its Look Good Feel Better program, Richfeel pledged to enrich the lives of the cancer patients and provide them a newfound confidence, while recognizing those who have supported them all the way.

Richfeel showcased the valiant survival stories of the cancer patients and generate funds for the righteous cause of providing subsidized or free medication, to treat the hair loss associated with the disease.

PriyaDutt, Member of Parliament and Trustee of NargisDutt Memorial Charitable,was requested to share few words about the occasion, said,“This occasion is a great initiative to salute those brave people who have won this battle of life bravely. We congratulate all awardees.”

Commenting on the event, DrApoorva Shah, Founder of Richfeel, world’s leading trichologist and the pioneer of Trichology in India, said,”Cancer patients lose their hope and dignity after they come to know that they are suffering from Cancer but through this kind of events we are helping them to give their strength and dignity back.”

On this occasion, Mickey Mehtasaid, “It is a noble cause for what Richfeel as an organization is working.It is never difficult to manage any disease but you should be stronger enough to handle disease and its consequences and also to head a good life ahead.”

‘Look Good Feel Better-The Richfeel Cancer Initiative’ is an Initiative by Richfeel on behalf of Menaxiben Shah &Rekhaben Shah Memorial Trust.

Anshu Ahuja
Crisscross Communication
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Sangit Kala Kendra Awards applications invited

Sangit Kala Kendra (SKK) was founded in 1973 by late Shri Aditya Vikram Birla to encourage and nurture the various performing arts. Since its inception the Kendra has been presenting prestigious art events and thereby has acquired recognition as one of the premier cultural institutions of the country.

SKK instituted in the year 1996, the “Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar” in memory of its founder President. This award is conferred on as artist in the visual or performing arts for lifetime achievement and comprises a cash award of Rs. 2.0 lacs, a momento and a scroll of honour. This year, that is 2013, it is proposed to present the award in the field of“Hindustani Classical Vocal””. It will be awarded to a living, senior and reputed artist.

In addition to the above, awards of the “ Aditya Birla Kalakiran Puraskar” would be presented to two young and promising artists in the above field. The artists should be citizens of India, between the age of 25 to 40 years, and have a promising future. The puraskar comprises a cash award of Rs.50,000/-, a memento and a scroll of honour.

In the past the renowned artists who have been awarded the Kala Shikhar Puraskar are:

Kum. Lata Mangeshkar (1996), Sh. M.F.Hussain (1997), Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra (1998), Pt. Ram Narayan (1999), Pt. Bhimsen Joshi (2000), Sh. Habib Tanvir (2001) and Sh. Sankho Choudhuri (2002), Smt. Tejan Bai and Shri Jeeva Soma Maashe (2003, Shri Purshottam Das Jalota (2004), and Dr. Gangubai Hangal (2005), Shri K. G. Subramanyan (2006) Smt. Mrinalini Sarabhai (2007), Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao (2008) Pandit Jasraj (2009), Prof. Raj Bisaria (2010), Shri Nagji Patel (2011) and Padmashri Smt Yamunabai Jawle & Shri Nageshwar Rao (Babji) (2012).

Application / Nomination Forms for “ Aditya Birla Kalakiran Puraskar” may be obtained from – Sangit Kala Kendra, Ground Floor, Industry House, 159, Churchgate Reclamation, Mumbai–400020, Ph : 22854654 Fax : 22024167, E-Mail: You can also download the application form from the attached link. (

Last Date for Submission of Application:

5th October 2013

Warm Regards,

Madhavi Mhatre Senior Associate Consultant



It’s not enough that she wears stunning outfits; she will now dress you up as well!

Mumbai, 26th Sept’13: A few weeks ago the media fraternity reported rumours that Deepika Padukone was in Milan getting inspired. Well, the rumours are true and it’s confirmed! Van Heusen, India’s No.1 premium lifestyle brand has collaborated with Bollywood Diva Deepika Padukone to co-create Van Heusen Woman’s “Limited Edition” collection. The Bangalore model-turned-actress will debut as a “Fashion Designer” as she unveils this season’s Limited Edition collection exclusively for Van Heusen. Known for her minimal, classic dressing, Deepika is one Bollywood diva who never ever slips up in the dressing department.

Earlier this year Van Heusen launched its Limited Edition line as part of their Spring/Summer 2013 range which got excellent response. With Deepika Padukone as the co-creator, the Limited Edition line goes notches higher with Trend-setting, unique, and exclusive collection in ‘Couture’ spirit. Pegged around ‘OLD HOLLYWOOD’ Glamour, classic meets contemporary is the over arching look of the collection. The palate of this co-created line features monochromatic shades for the uber chic, dusty rose pinks for the sensual women, cobalt blue for the trendsetters and more which adds a lot appeal to the stunning pieces of creation. The exclusive line has already hit Van Heusen exclusive stores across the country.

Talking on her turning designer Deepika said “We’ll I’m hardly a designer, I think I am someone who has ideas but I’m not very good at executing. But I’m very open to seeing new things and sharing my ideas and then of course I need people to help me put it all together.”

Deepika and Van Heusen’s worlds are alike; Deepika has always stood for chic, elegant, effortless style and Van Heusen for sophisticated, graceful, understated fashion. Limited Edition by Van Heusen is the sweet spot between Deepika’s world and Van Heusen’s. “It’s a little bit of what I already have and what I would like to see myself wearing. The collection is really about wearing your own personality. That’s something I’ve always believed in. It’s important to not forget who you are.” said Deepika Padulkone

On this occasion Mr. Vinay Bhopatkar, Brand Head, Van Heusen said “We are absolutely delighted to co-create a line with Deepika Padukone exclusively for Van Heusen. These dresses are an ultimate combination of style, class, modernity and substance. For the woman who is always on the move and wants to look good, our limited edition with its non fussy glamour is the perfect match – in one of our Limited Edition dresses, one could belong anywhere in the world. Women fashion followers have been quite influenced by Deepika’s overall charisma and this creation sparkles with her elegant style. We have shot the campaign with her at the most historical places in Milan like Piazza Del Duono, Di Viole Di Liquirozia, The Hallway- Galleria Vittorio, Mercato De Piazza and Park Bench – La Scala amongst others. Overall it’s a stunning collection that has been put together by Deepika and Van Heusen!”

“I think when girls go in and buy Limited Edition from Van Heusen, I’d like them to feel like themselves but at the same time it makes you feel like you’re standing out from the crowd.” signs off Deepika.

About Van Heusen

Van Heusen is India’s No. 1 premium lifestyle brand for men, women and youth. With a rich heritage of 128 years, the brand entered India in 1990. It has had the unique distinction of establishing not only the brand, but also the ready-to-wear category in India. Van Heusen has consistently been ahead of the curve in understanding the evolving fashion needs of Indian professionals and making it accessible to the Indian consumer. Today Van Heusen is not only the most preferred workwear brand, but also effortlessly straddles entire spectrum of occasions like casuals, ceremonial and clubwear and this is what sets Van Heusen apart as the premium lifestyle brand.

For further information, contact:

Mumbai: Janet Arole | Head – Corporate Communications

Apparel & Retail Business, The Aditya Birla Group

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Bangalore: Ambrish | | 0973 8007 753

Mumbai: Stuti | | 0997 5085 407

Delhi: Kanika| | 0989 9485 587


Draw held for Round III of the HSBC Asian Sevens Series in India

Mumbai, India, October 1 2013: The Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) and Rugby India today held the official tournament draw for the India Sevens, the third and penultimate ranking event on the 2013 HSBC Asian Sevens Series (HSBC A7S).The India Sevens will be held from October 12-13 at the iconic Bombay Gymkhana club in Mumbai.

Officiating today’s draw were Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director and Head of Strategy and Planning for India of Asian Sevens Series title sponsors HSBC; Mr Pramod Khanna, President of Rugby India; Mr Darius Udwadia, President of the Bombay Gymkhana and Mr Trevor Gregory, Vice President of the Asian Rugby Football Union and Chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union.

Mr Pramod Khanna, President of Rugby India commented on the impending tournament at today’s official draw saying, “I am extremely happy that ARFU has expressed full confidence in the India Rugby Football Union by giving us the opportunity to host the Men’s and Women’s Asian Rugby Sevens tournaments for the second and third year respectively.

“The India Sevens is truly special as it is also being held at the Bombay Gymkhana grounds which is the cradle of Indian Rugby. With the confirmation that 16 Asian teams will participate, we are confident that we will deliver a great tournament for the teams and spectators.”

2013 marks the second hosting of the HSBC A7S in India after last year’s successful tournament, which served as the final ranking event of the 2012 Series. This year India is the penultimate event on the circuit with the Singapore Sevens (November 9-10) determining the final rankings for 2013.

The top two overall finishers from this year’s Series will earn automatic entry to a qualification tournament for full-time spots on the HSBC Sevens World Series (HSBC SWS). That tournament will be held at the world-famous Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens in March 2014.

This year there are 12 core men’s teams, (those taking part in all four ranking tournaments), competing on the HSBC A7S, up from 10 last year. Those teams are Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, China and the United Arab Emirates.

To date, the Series has been a repeat of 2012 with defending HSBC A7S champions Hong Kong and last year’s runners-up Japan running neck and neck in the stakes for Asian Sevens bragging rights.

But this year the results are reversed with Japan entering the India Sevens as the Series leaders. Japan beat Hong Kong in both finals to date on the Series with a 14-10 win over Hong Kong in the opening tournament in Malaysia at end August followed by a 17-12overtime win in the Thailand Sevens in September.

Those tight wins see Japan top the table on 24 points with Hong Kong one shy of the lead on 23 points. To date the Series has also seen South Korea and Sri Lanka in an arm wrestle for the third overall spot. Korea claimed the bronze medal by beating Sri Lanka in Malaysia, while Sri Lanka turned the tables in Thailand. The two teams are now tied third on 19 points followed by Thailand in fifth on 14 points.

For South Korea and Sri Lanka to have a chance at securing their place in the Hong Kong Sevens the teams will have to upset the current form book and hope that Japan and Hong Kong fail to reach the semi finals starting in Mumbai.

Both teams are capable of the feat with Korea winning the Shanghai Sevens for three years in a row from 2010 to 2012 while Sri Lanka has shown continual progress over the past two seasons.

Last year, Sri Lanka won the Bowl in Borneo and the Plate in Shanghai, Mumbai and Singapore. This year they have reached their first cup semi finals in three years of ARFU sevens competition, reaching and then winning the bronze medal match in Malaysia and Thailand respectively.

Should either team reach and win a cup semi final it would be the first non Hong Kong v Japan final since the Shanghai Sevens last year.

Sixteen teams will take part in the India Sevens with the 12 core teams joined by the hosts, winners of the Shield championship on their 2013 debut earlier this month in Thailand, and invited regional teams Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.

Based on the results of the Thailand Sevens, the top four finishers have been pre-seeded into the pools. Japan as the top seeds are seeded first in Pool A, while second seeds Hong Kong are seeded into the first line of Pool D. Third seeds Sri Lanka are in the first line of Pool C, while fourth seeds South Korea are B1.

The remaining teams are banded by their table ranking after Thailand and were drawn to complete the pools from the following bands:

The fifth to eighth teams overall Philippines, Thailand, Kazakhstan and Malaysia were drawn into the second line of each pool, while the ninth to twelfth ranked teams, China, Chinese Taipei, Singapore and UAE were drawn into the third and final lines of each pool.

The hosts India and the three remaining invited teams were placed into a separate pool (Pool E) for day one in India and will complete a round robin competition before being ranked numbers 13-16 overall based on their performance.Those teams will then be slotted into the Bowl and Shield competitions for Sunday competing against the bottom four core teams.

These four teams have been drawn into their Round Robin competition already with India opening the tournament action against Afghanistan at 11.00am on Saturday, before facing Pakistan at 13.20 and Iran at 15.20 on day one.

Hosts India should have the advantage of recent sevens experience after being invited to the Thailand Sevens. India performed creditably in Thailand, beating t Uzbekistan (10:5), Cambodia (29:5) and Laos (14:5) to advance to the Bowl quarter finals, where they lost to 9th ranked Chinese Taipei (0:24). India was then relegated to the Shield semi-final where they beat Cambodia (26:5) to reach the final. In the final, India upset HSBC A7S core team UAE winning handily 31-10 to take silverware from their debut outing.

India’s top scorer in Thailand was Sujai Lama with 40 points from four tries and four conversions. Surinder Singh notched 20 points from four tries, while Vikas Khatri added 15 points from three tries over the course of the tournament.

About HSBC and Rugby

HSBC is a long-term investor in Rugby in Asia and around the world. As well as being the title sponsor of the Sevens World Series, Asian 5 Nations and Asian Sevens Series, the bank is co-title sponsor of the Hong Kong Sevens from 2012. HSBC is the Principal Partner of all the Hong Kong rugby teams, and the British & Irish Lions, who played in Hong Kong in 2013 en route to Australia. The bank is also the title sponsor of the Waratahs Super 15 team in Australia, the Penguin International Coaching Academy and the Cobra 10s tournament in Malaysia.

Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU)

ARFU was founded in 1968 with eight member unions. In the past decade its membership has trebled to 28 full and associate member unions ranging from Kazakhstan in the north to Indonesia in the south and Lebanon in the west to Guam in the east. ARFU covers a territory of over 44 sq million kilometres and more than 3 billion people. ARFU is the sanctioning body for the HSBC Asian 5 Nations, which every four years acts as the qualifying event for the Rugby World Cup, and the HSBC Asian Sevens Series, which was held for the first time in 2011. ARFU also offers organized international competition for women and youth across Asia.


For information on ARFU and the HSBC A7s, contact Sean Moore (+852 9095 8889),; Chinese enquiries to

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Take a virtual tour of Oberoi Hotels & Resorts with Google Street View Technology

Web users can now see spectacular images inside and outside of properties

01 October 2013, Mumbai: Tourists and travellers can now take a ‘virtual’ walk through all of India’s most luxurious hotels as Oberoi Hotels & Resorts becomes the first hotel group to have all of its properties in India photographed using Google’s Street View technology.

By opening its doors to the company’s specially designed cameras, Google Maps users can now explore 360° imagery images of all Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in India. This initiative will offer an innovative and dynamic way for guests around the world to experience the true grandeur and comfort of Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. You can see The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra as an example of how this technology is used at:

Mr. Kapil Chopra, President, The Oberoi Group, India said, “We are delighted to be working with Google to showcase our hotels to people all over the world. The Street View based images allow people to experience the ambiance of our hotels beyond what you can garner from regular photographs alone”.

The hotels that have been mapped using Google’s Street View technology are The Oberoi, Gurgaon; The Oberoi, New Delhi; The Oberoi, Mumbai; The Oberoi, Bangalore; The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata; The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla; Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas; The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra; The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur; The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore and The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur.

For further information, please call 91 11 2389 0606 or toll free India 1 800 11 2030 or visit

Further notes to the Editor:

About Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts are synonymous the world over for providing the right blend of service, luxury and quiet efficiency. Internationally acclaimed for all-round excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have received innumerable awards and accolades.

A distinctive feature of the Group’s hotels is their highly motivated and well trained staff who provide exceptionally attentive, personalised and warm service. The Group’s luxury hotels have established a reputation for redefining the paradigm of luxury and excellence in service amongst hotels around the world

For further information, please contact:

Silki Sehgal
Director – Corporate Communications
The Oberoi Group


Ranbir Kapoor unveils the ‘Besharam’ inspired collection by Indigo Nation

Put your Besharam attitude on with ‘BESHARAM.IN’ collection

Mumbai, 2013: Indigo Nation, the brand synonymous with fast and edgy fashion, has joined forces with Ranbir Kapoor’s latest movie ‘Besharam’ as its official style partner. Produced by Himanshu Mehra, Sanjeev Gupta & Reliance Entertainment and directed by Abhinav Singh Kashyap, Besharam is set to release worldwide on October 2, 2013.

Indigo Nation – the brand for the young and restless promises to deliver fast fashion for the young Indian dude who forever aspires to be IN. For whom looking hot is everything. He wants everything right here, right now. The brand Indigo Nation is about engineering change rather than embracing it.

The Besharam.IN collection, inspired by the cool, edgy, bindass look Ranbir sports in the movie, was launched during an exciting event by the Besharam man himself. Other notables present on this occasion were Shri Kishore Biyani, Managing Director – Future Lifestyle Fashion; director Abhinav Singh Kashyap; producer Himanshu Mehra and Rachna Aggarwal, the CEO of Indus League (a division of Future Lifestyle Fashion.)

Speaking at the event, Ranbir Kapoor said, “My look in the movie has a very vibrant, youthful and irreverent feel to it. The Besharam.IN collection from Indigo Nation brings out the spirit of my happy go lucky character in the movie so well. I simply love the collection. So go ahead. Flaunt my look. Be bold, be yourself, be besharam.”

The director of the movie, Abhinav Singh Kashyap, added, “I am extremely happy with the Besharam.IN collection inspired by the movie. The protagonist in the movie reflects a bold and carefree attitude which has been brought out very well in this collection from Indigo Nation. I’m wishing all success to the entire team of Besharam and Indigo Nation,”

Rachna Aggarwal, CEO, Indus League, said, “We are extremely delighted to be associated with the movie ‘Besharam’ and with Ranbir Kapoor – we believe that Ranbir is young India’s most sought after fashion icon. The ‘Besharam.IN’ collection is inspired by Ranbir’s bold and bindass look in the movie. And Indigo Nation is a clothing brand which offers edgy fashion for the young Indian dude.” Added Ms. Aggarwal, “it’s such a perfect fit.”

The ‘Besharam.IN’ collection includes tees in bold, bright colours; shirts in multi-coloured geometrical or edgy prints; cool shackets and camouflage jackets; banana fit denims and lots more. The Besharam.IN collection is priced between Rs. 799 and Rs. 9999 and is available at all exclusive Indigo Nation stores and other large retail outlets across India, such as Pantaloons, Central and Reliance Trends. The collection is also available online at

About Indigo Nation

Indigo Nation – the brand for the young and restless promises to deliver fast fashion for the young Indian dude who forever aspires to be IN. For whom looking hot is everything. He wants everything right here, right now. The brand Indigo Nation is about engineering change rather than embracing it. The Indigo Nation guy’s stance is always ‘subject to change’!

About Indus-League:

Indus League is a division of future lifestyle fashion – India’s no.1 fashion conglomerate with it’s diverse portfolio of over 25 fashion brands as well as retail formats like Central.

Indus League is fuelled by the vision “To become India’s fashion leader passionately building a league of most loved brands.”

Indus League, a new generation fashion brands marketing company was founded by a team of senior management professionals with a proven track record in the apparel industry in April 1999. Indus League became part of Future Group in May 2005 – India’s No. 1 retail group.

Indus League initiated it’s diverse brand portfolio with Indigo Nation, the fashionable and stylish clothing brand for the young and restless Indian man, and Scullers, the Premium smart casual brand. Since then, it has come a long way to host a portfolio of international brands like the French fashion brand Daniel Hechter and the iconic sportswear brand, Manchester United. Other brands include Jealous 21 which revolutionized the jeans market by introducing 3 hip sizes for every waist size, to the delight of Indian women everywhere; Urbana –India’s only techno formal wear for men; Urban Yoga—India’s first yoga apparel for men and women; and John Miller –smart corporate attire for young executives. The latest entry to Indus League’s exclusive clientele is Mohr –a premium fashion brand for women, the stamp of New India.

Indus League markets its brands in over 250 stores with more than 100 exclusive brand showrooms in 30 cities. Indus League brands are also present in large retail outlets like Pantaloons, Central and Reliance Trends.


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The trailer of Eros International & NextGen Films’ R…Rajkumar to be attached with Besharam

Eros International and producer Viki Rajani’s action entertainer “R…Rajkumar” directed by Prabhu Dheva ,starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha will be attached to Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam.

The high-octane entertainer ,is a romantic-action-love story set in a dusty and rugged backdrop of the Hindi Heartland. With cool visuals,fresh and crazy Prabhu-ishtyle action , R…Rajkumar treats audiences to a whole different perspective of life and what can be !

After several discussions between Prabhu Dheva and the makers of Besharam, the trailer of “R…Rajkumar” will now be attached to the Ranbir Kapoor starrer , a treat to all the fans of the Gen-X stars.

Confirming the news says producer Viki Rajani,NextGen Films “Prabhu had a meeting with the producers of Ranbir’s film and they agreed”.

Says producer Sunil Lulla,Eros International, “R…Rajkumar is a complete entertainer , the kind that will appeal to both single screen and multiplex audiences.We look forward to everyone’s reaction on the trailer”.

Eros International and NextGen Films’ R…Rajkumar starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha,directed by Prabhu Dheva is scheduled to release 6thDecember 2013.



England Cricketer and Youth Icon Monty Panesar Pledges His Support for The Unity of Faiths Foundation

Monday, 30th September, London: London stood united last weekend when a series of events brought individuals from all backgrounds together, as world sport, religious and political leaders joined hands to pledge their support for the launch of The Unity of Faiths Foundation (TUFF), a UK based non-profit, secular organisation that recognises the importance of inter-community dialogue and acceptance as the bedrock of community cohesion and understanding.

A response to the increased dissonance, cultural and religious divide that has estranged communities, nationally and globally, TUFF, acknowledged by President Barack Obama and HRH The Queen, was launched with the mission to UNITE people and communities through the common factor of Faith, irrespective of religious belief, cultural or social backgrounds, and to subsequently create a more stable, tolerant and cooperative future for all.

In attendance were an array of dignitaries and public figures, including: the equivalent of the Sikh Pope who was in Britain for his first public visit, Akal Takth Jathedaar ji, Giani Gurbachan Singh ji Golden Temple Amritsar, India, Mr M N Khrisnamani, President of the Bar Association – Supreme Court of India, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel Salam Mraish Former Grand Mufti, Palestine, and Master Venerable Ji Xiu, Senior Master Buddhist Monk from China.

A unique ‘Torch of Unity’ procession began on Friday 27th September 2013, featuring 100 young adults from London schools, travelling on open-top Unity buses through Southall. The event reflected TUFF’s 2013 focus on Youth, the core belief being that in order to sow the seeds of respect and mutual understanding for each other early, it is vital to connect with the younger generation – the ‘voices of tomorrow’.

During the lighting of the Torch of Unity, Dr Sheik Ramzy, Chair of the Muslim Council of Britain said: ‘This is a unique and special organisation to bring every culture together all over the world. Let’s be united forever.’

Mr M N Krishnamani echoed this when he said: ‘Unity and variety is the creation of God.’

The former Grand Mufti of Palestine, Sheikh Abdel Salam Mraish said: ‘Everybody must be true to each other. I am proud to be with such a young group of people who are embracing unity of faiths.”

Following the torch ceremony, audiences were captivated by a series of keynote addresses by several VIPs who had flown to London especially for the launch. The event commenced with a welcome by TUFF’s Founders Ms. Anna Prior, a former art dealer from Mayfair and Dr. Shamender Talwar, a Social Psychologist from West London.

Dr. Shamender Talwar said: “Unity of Faiths is a journey we all need to be a part of. During the first festival three years ago we were surprised how positive the reaction was from the general public. We had postmen, fireman, lawyers and doctors all turn up and celebrate unity in the community. Six weeks later the London riots began and Southall, which was one of the areas considered to be hit hardest was not affected. The festival grew from 8,000 to 25,000 which is testament to the fact that communities endorse the principles of TUFF.”

Anna echoed this with, “We have lost love and care and we need to nurture it with action in the community – this is vital to achieving unity. Let’s do it together, understand and respect each other’s backgrounds in a multi-cultural Britain”.

Mr G.S. Malhi, a successful entrepreneur from Southall, also joined Anna and Dr Talwar on their Unity mission. He said: “From a young age, I have had a passion for oneness. What Anna and Dr Talwar were trying to do resonated with what I felt. Unity to me means togetherness, when we are not left out and not forgotten.”

Commenting on humanity, Akal Takth Jathedaar ji, Giani Gurbachan Singh Ii, said, “We may have advanced in the world in all ways of life but we are still far away from being united as humans. To achieve unity of faiths we need to first have an understanding of each other, and then we must allow each other the freedom to practice our own religions in peace.”

Speaking on the occasion, the Mayor of Ealing Councillor Dhindsa, commented, “Southall is known as a very multicultural town, we have mosques, temples and churches all within 100 meters of each other. The organisers couldn’t have chosen a better location to celebrate unity between different cultures.”

Reverend Derek Barnes said: “The message I want to get across is that we are all talking about one uniting factor, that sense of love. Whatever costumes we wear, underneath we are all the same, we need to break out of the traditions that we have been limited by and say to one another, we all share that unity of love.”

Closing the event, Pareena Swarup, the Honorable Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association in India said: ‘When you were born you were born with faith, you had faith in your mother and father, you had faith in your home, you had faith in your country. You should have faith in every soul because if you are out in the street and something goes terribly wrong, you must have faith in the people around you to help you with your troubles. Believe in each other,

believe in every human being no matter what race, what age and what gender.’

Speaking via Skype from New Delhi, India, the event featured a surprise interaction between the young adults and Vikas Swarup, diplomat and author of international bestseller Q & A, adapted into the multi-BAFTA and Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Vikas Swarup said: “This is an incredible initiative bringing us all together for the common celebration of our shared humanity”.

Some of the questions posed to Vikas Swarup by the young adults included “Why do religions argue with each other?” He replied with: “Because all of us believe we have a monopoly on what is deemed as the truth. It is only when we accept that truth is not one but has many forms will we develop harmony and live together. In Jainism there is a term, conditional regulation, which states that one should never make an absolute statement since we have only grasped one path and not the whole.”

When asked “What does faith mean to you”, he replied saying: “Faith is an important part of human existence as we all need to believe in something. Whether this is within us or in others.”

The poignant video promoting the work of TUFF was unveiled to the audience exclusively, featuring the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich, recent war crimes, extracts of petitions towards the Delhi gang rape case and the London riots, reinforcing the necessity of TUFF’s vision.

The landmark event concluded the third annual Unity of Faith Festival on Sunday 29th September 2013, with tens of thousands present. The festival provided London’s multi-cultural community from all backgrounds and age groups, an opportunity to connect, break the barriers of misunderstanding and prejudice against a backdrop of free entertainment, food, drinks and social engagement. The festival built up a groundswell of support to the message of UNITY, creating ‘Awareness’ to the concept of having FAITH in each other.

Youth icon and England bowler Monty Panesar joined hands with the unity team, interacting with groups of people who had congregated to see the cricketer. Commenting on the atmosphere at the Festival, Monty Panesar said: “Thank you for your positive energy and kind words. I hope to inspire the youth of the next generation”

The Festival featured an eclectic array of entertainers and performances from young children to adults, from lion dancers to operatic performances, showcasing the diversity that TUFF aims to promote.


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Mumbai, October 1, 2013 :With a reputation of being the platform for opening up new non-traditional markets for Indian cinema, the Mumbai Film Mart (MFM), held during the Mumbai Film Festival, is all set to further fuel the business of films.MFM 2013 will be held at Vivanta by Taj President, Cuffe Parade, Colaba from 18th – 20th October, 2013.

Among the numerous initiatives being launched this year, the MFM is proud to welcome and host the official Spanish Delegation for co-productions with a delegation from the Spanish Federation of Producers (FAPAE) along with senior decision makers from the Spanish Ministry, Tourism and Film Commission.

As a Founder Trustee of MAMI, ex-President of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India and ex-Chairman of Reliance Entertainment, Amit Khanna shared, “As we move towards a global cinema, co-production and collaborative cinema achieve a huge significance. Spain and India share a passion for cinema and make natural partners to work together in the field of cinema & TV for mutual advantage”

Indian Producers, Directors, Investors and Film Commissions who may have projects they wish to develop and co-produce in Spain or if keen on co-producing the official delegation’s projects set in India, are invited to register for the Mumbai Film Mart and attend a special presentation on the 18th October followed by one-to-one meetings over the next two days at the MFM.

Speaking on the same, Srinivasan Narayanan, Festival Director, Mumbai Film Festival says “Our aim with this initiative is to foster greater cultural and cinematic ties with Spain through an exchange of ideas between the visiting Spanish Producers and Film Commissioners with their Indian counterparts”.

Additionally, registered MFM delegates will have the opportunity to promote, meet and interact with leading global buyers, broadcasters, exhibitors, festival programmers, producers and sales agents amongst others. As an added advantage, MFM delegates can submit DVDs of up to four projects to ‘The Filmy Room’, an exclusive viewing facility accessible to the invited guests and buyers of the MFM.

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Go fitter, faster, funnier with Cartoon Network’s “Go Active Move It Movement”

~ Cartoon Network’s School Contact Program engages Delhi students ~

Delhi, October 01, 2013: It’s time to catch it, trick it, kick it and go active now in your school! Cartoon Network presents children with a non-stop fun experience with their latest School Contact Program called Go Active Move It Movement, placing the fun and action element on center stage.

The Go Active Move It Movement involves an action-packed day in schools loaded with games, contest, prizes and more! Over 5 lakh students from 550 schools across 10 cities in India are touted to participate in this toony action activity with power-plays and off-the chart fun. The Go Active Move It Movement focuses on activities revolving around developing physical skills, teamwork, building stamina and strength in true Cartoon Network style.

In Delhi, Cartoon Network will cover approximately 100 schools and engage over one lakh students between July to October 2013. To add to the excitement, Ben 10 made a surprise visit at Air Force Bal Bharati School, in Lodi Road today and entertained kids with a special performance. Children were thrilled to see their favourite super hero and were eager to Go Active with Ben 10!

Commenting on this initiative, Krishna Desai, Senior Director & Network Head – Kids, South Asia, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The Cartoon Network School Contact Programme is a successful format that has created waves year after year in schools across the country. We always aim to bring the association of our shows and characters through various innovative and interactive initiatives that kids love to be associated with. The Go Active Move It Movement is one among many such activation that engages children with a balanced approach towards entertainment and learning to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Our focus is to motivate and educate them through a series of sporting activities and bond with characters they are growing up with!”

Cartoon Network’s Go Active Move It Movement will be conducted across Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Coimbatore and Amritsar from July to October 2013.


Launched in India in 1995, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS) Cartoon Network is the leading kids’ entertainment channel in India reaching more than 34 million households. Drawing from the world’s largest cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles, the Network also showcases original series including the Ben 10 franchise, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. Cartoon Network is currently available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. Recognized as the resident kids’ expert with a 360-degree presence through successful on-air and online presence, ground-events, promotional licensing, product licensing, publishing and DVDs. is India’s leading destination for kids’ online entertainment attracting close to 5.6 million page views. Kids can find the largest selection of cartoon character based games, video on demand, and a community site featuring personalized avatars and message boards. (*Source: Omniture Site Catalyst, July 2013).


Krrish 3 to release on Dhanteras 1st November.

Krrish 3 which was to release on 4th Nov is all set to Release on 1st Nov.
Krrish 3 stars Hrithik Roshan,Priyanka Chopra,Kangana Ranaut and Vivek Oberoi.
The change in date was suggested by his distributors,exhibitors and overseas associates.

Rakesh Roshan confirms the news by saying, “This year, Dhanteras, the first day of Diwali, is on November 1. And it’s a holiday for most people. My distributors and exhibitors, even those overseas, wondered why I was not making use of the holidays. Fortunately or unfortunately, it’s for the first time in many years that Diwali and Lakshmi Puja are falling on Sunday. No one knows the repercussions of a pre-Diwali release. But since everyone is keen on a Friday release, I’ll be releasing Krrish 3 on November 1.”


Bollywood stars at Shalika Sharma Grand Birthday Bash

Last night Mumbai witness a double celebration of Shalika Sharma birthday party and success party of Rajasthan Fashion week which was hosted by Shishupal Singh and was attended by close friends from Bollywood. Rahul Roy was first to arrive and seen wishing Shalika, he said, “Birthday is the most special day in one’s life, and I wish her to enjoy it to the fullest. I hope today is the beginning of a great year for you.” Beautiful actress Deepsikha walked with her husband Keshav Nagpal and was seen bonding with Kavya Singh.

Gaurav chopra was seen discussing with Angad Hasija about the latest trend in Bollywood. Vindu Dara singh was seentelling the importance of good films to Brinda Parekh Vindu said, “Bollywood film making huge mark across the world and its entering in new era.” Rajiv Paul and Dolly Bindra were seen having a fun while Longinus Fernandez was seen shaking his best moves with Ritika Chibber.

Rohit verma was seen taking some dance tips from Sandip Soparrkar and were seen dancing with Nikunj. The host of Night Shishupal Singh wished her a happy birthday, He said, “Your birthday deserves to be a national holiday, because you are a special treasure.”

Rakesh Bedi was seen enjoying the song. Others seen at the event were Bob Brahmbhatt, Harish, Ankit Narayanan, Nataliya Kozhenova, Rubeen Malkhani, Satish Reddy, Sara, Asif Bamla and Khusiz. Everyone was seen enjoying the party till wee hours.

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New Zafar in town -Fan changes her sirname for Ali Zafar

That Ali Zafar has an envious lot of female fan followers is a known fact,however,very few know that the actor-musician-artist also has an ardent fan who changed her sirname to Zafar,just to express her devotion to her favorite actor.

Overwhelmed says Ali Zafar, “Confirming the same Ali says, “There was this girl who would wait for me for four days in my hotel lobby. One day she managed to catch hold of me when I was heading to the gym. She was excited but too nervous to talk. She handed me a bag with a few long love letters in them. In this day and age of social media, there’s nothing like an old school, handwritten letter. She said it was a gesture of love and I thought it was very sweet.”


Film “Music Meri Jaan” on the world of Reality Shows

A film based on the wide world of music reality shows in India, is ready for release produced by Vaidehi Arts.

A film that explores the reality of reality shows. A film that showcases the talent of 20 singers and dancers in the city of Mumbai selected from different cities of India these talented youngsters are hopeful of winning the show ‘Music MeriJaan’ produced for the top TV channel of India and take home 1 Crore prize money and loads of fame and name! During the course of their 3 months’ stay in Mumbai for the shoot of the show, the youngsters go through a variety of experiences, good, bad and ugly and are exposed to a whole lot of adjustments, uncertainties, jealousies, lobbying, pressure and a gamut of emotions! The contestants’ life during the shoot is controlled by none other than the show’s production manager played exemplarily by veteran actor Piyush Mishra who adds all the spice into their lives!

The film directed by Tanuja Shankar Khan, was shot in Indore, and boasts of excellent setting, peppy and youthful music, hit dance numbers and spectacular performances by its lead actors who are none other than Piyush Mishra, Paintal,Anooradha Patel, Amarr Upadhyay, Usha Bachani, SupriyaRaina, Kanupriya and some very good fresh talents who are debuting in this film and who had been handpicked by a pan India casting audition!

The melodious and dramatic music and background score of the film has been given by Atul Raninga, Anuj Garg, Vinayak Netke and Aslam Keyn, whereas the film’s cinematography has been done by veteran bollywood cinematographer Nadeem Khan.

The film’s art design and set has been done byKunal Bhandula who is an expert in reality shows’ set designing. And the mainstay of the film, its dances have been choreographed by Swaroopraj Medara and Himanshu Gadani.

Commenting on her debut venture, Tanuja Shankar Khan who has been in the field of media for last 19 years, says, “Music Meri Jaan attempts to take the viewers in a realm of ‘ reality shows’ through these twenty youngsters who represent the youth of today. In a day and age where nearly every Indian family has an aficionado of talent shows and reality shows, this film will take a peak in their minds and psyches and feel their emotions while they go through various emotions in their struggle to win, and wish to become famous through such shows. Little do these youngsters know that such name and fame are but transitory and ephemeral…like touch and go…but nevertheless enough for millions of Indian kids to appear for auditions over and over again. My film explores these emotions in manner that would be healthy entertainment and dramatic to say the least.”

Having completed the film, Music Meri Jaan is ready to release its poster, trailors etc and hit the theaters by end of 2013.


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Music Launch

Audio Released By Geeta Music
Music Launch of Suraj Creations’ Hindi Vanture ‘’YAHI TO PYAAR HAI‘’was held at Orritel west Andheri (w),
The music is relising thru Geeta Music. chef guest Udit Narayan, Ali Gani, Ali Khan, Ramesh Goyal, Suraj Dev Sahu,
Manju Patel, Prabhat Panday, Geeta Parmar, Asfaaq khopekar, Manohar Thakur,
Pradeep Gupta, Chetan Mathur, S.R. Bharti, Shashi Pathak, and Munir Khan. and many more guests attended the party.
The film is being produced Written and directed by Suraj Dev Sahu Sahu, Music by Suraj dev Sahu and Navraj Baskota.
Lyrics by Suraj dev Sahu.


*Ram-Leela ..A fitting tribute !*

Paying an ode to this mother’s name with his upcoming magnum opus,Sanjay
Leela Bhansali pays tribute through the romantic-drama titled Ram-Leela.

Deepika Padukone who essays the character of the vivacious Leela in the
film felt an overwhelming responsibility towards her role ,especially since
it was named after his mother’s name and couldn’t have been happier when
Sanjay Leela Bhansali praised her performance and her relentless
perseverance on the final day of the filming .

Says Deepika, “I feel very responsible. I know what his mother means to
him. It’s a nice way to look up to his mother”

Eros International & Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram-Leela starring Deepika
Padukone and Ranveer Singh is scheduled to release November 15th 2013.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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