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Taj’s special gift to AB

The first ‘Maha’ crorepati of KBC 2013 Taj Mohammed Rangrez could not ask for more. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi he was blessed with a crore rupees and he also met the biggest superstar of bollywood Amitabh Bachchan. That’s not all! He also got a special gift for Mr. Bachchan.

Taj Mohammed Rangrez gifted Amitabh Bachchan a special photo frame which had the picture of Lord Krishna. The special thing about this photo frame was that it had two hearts made on the bottom two corners of the frame. Inside the hearts were two grains of rice on which the names ‘Amitabh’ and ‘Jaya’ were engraved. Big B was very overwhelmed on receiving this gift and could not thank Taj enough for this very thoughtful gift.

Watch Big B receive this wonderful gift from Taj this Saturday, September 14, 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

Ayan Dutta

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Olympus launches A Mirrorless Giant Among Midgets

~ Global simultaneous launch across continents for the photography gamechanger – OM-D E-M1~

September 10th, 2013:Olympus Imaging India Private Limited, one of the world leaders in opto-digital technology, today launched its flagship product globally – the imaging game-changer – the OM-D E-M1 The camera features the highest quality image sensor by Olympus globally and comes with a 16.3 megapixel capacity.

With High Speed Dual fast Auto Focus which uses both Contrast Auto Focus and On-chip Phase Detection Auto Focus, photographs come alive, as Olympus touts that their flagship range which has won several awards globally is ready to change imaging as we know it.

The Electronic View Finder is equipped with the latest features available globally making it India’s premier camera in both magnification and enhancement of creativity. Add to this the fact that the camera comes with 5-axis image stabilisation which is a technology no other camera maker globally possesses, and has built in wi-fi, and you have a proven winner for camera enthusiasts. The E-M1 even allows users to take photographs in temperatures as low as -10o c, coming with a weather-sealed body.

Speaking at the launchMr. Kenichiro Mori, Managing Director, Olympus Imaging India Private Limited, commented, “There are several reasons why we feel that the E-M1 is the ultimate in imaging. We have included features and technology such as Dual Auto Focus and 5-axis image stabilization, which we have pioneered and are the only players in, currently”.

The mirrorless camera takes erstwhile cameras and removes the prism within, making today’s professional cameras obsolete by providing superior quality with a body as condensed as a compact camera. The camera thus provides professional camera quality with ease of portability and the option of carrying your professional camera around with you.

Seen as the future of imaging, the E-M1 is touted to win many more awards than its predecessor, the globally awarded and recognised OM-D E-M5. With features such as DUAL AF, a top-notch LiveMOS sensor, 5-axis image stabilization, wi-fi capabilities and a weather sealed body, the camera looks to cater to all sections of society.

About Olympus Imaging India Pvt. Ltd.

Olympus Imaging India Pvt. Ltd. was established in November 2010 and is owned subsidiary of the Olympus Imaging Corp. & Olympus Corporation into the primary business of manufacture and sales of precision machineries and instruments. The headquarters for the India subsidiary are based out of Mumbai.

In India, as in all parts of the world, Olympus is guided by its global corporate philosophy of placing utmost importance on its relationships with individuals by adopting ‘Social IN – Working with Society to Develop a Better Future’, a philosophy which embraces social values as an essential part of the company’s business ideology.

Further, the tagline “Your Vision, Our Future” embodies the company’s determination to realize dreams in a close bond with society while coexisting in harmony.

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Times Music Releases The Most Comprehensive Ganesh Chaturthi Catalogue

Times Music has created some of the finest Ganesh Chaturthi festival albums working with the industry’s top artists like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam, Jagjit Singh, S. P. Balasubramanium and Shankar Mahadevan just to name a few.. These albums together form perhaps the best available Indian catalogue of Ganesh Chaturthi content.

This year, Times Music has tied up with the Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Trust in Pune to exclusively release authentic mantras and aartis from the famous Dagdusheth mandir. This is the first time ever that the temple has entered into such a tie up to make its content available globally.

The quality of Times Music’s Ganesha content is further seen through its absolute dominance on the digital music stores. 14 out of 20 albums featured on the iTunes Ganesh Chaturthi section belong to Times Music and our festival special compilations feature on the charts every week.

Times Music has also released several Ganesh Chaturthi mobile apps, the stand out one being – Shri Ganesh Siddhivinayak. This app has some of Times Music’s best audio content along with important dates for Ganesha Devotees through the year, key Ganesha shlokas and beautiful wallpapers as well. It is available as a free download on the iTunes App Store.

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Sony Music signs Punjab’s sensational rapper/singer Badshah

The Saturday night party anthem – Saturday Saturday’s popular rapper/singer Badshah has been signed by leading music label – Sony Music.

Badshah is known for his hit number Saturday Saturday which rose to popularity within a few hours of its release and became an instant hit and a club anthem. His latest offering Proper Patola by Diljit Dosanjh is a trending sensation on Youtube with 1 MN views on Vevo. Badshah has great music sensibility and is extremely popular amongst the youth.

Sony Music had signed Bohemia under their Punjab catalogue followed by multi-talented singer/actor Diljit Dosanjh and now is proud to be associated with Badshah. Commenting on the same, Sanujeet Bhujabal said, “Punjab has been one of our key focuses and the artists here have a lot of talent waiting to be explored and made available to music enthusiasts. We have worked with the best in the industry and are again happy to be working with the best in the industry with a global fan base. We wish him the best and promise a great musical journey together”

Says Badshah, “Sony music is an amazing place to be. The atmosphere, the team and the way they work is really professional and chilled out at the same time. I feel proud and responsible to be on the label and its just the beginning of a new era. Look out for some amazing stuff in the near future including my debut album in October”

Sony Music with its worldwide distribution network will ensure Badshah’s new songs and shows hit milestones.

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CNN INTERNATIONAL TO PREMIERE EXPEDITION: SUMATRA

The eight-part television experience hosted by CNN Special Correspondent

Philippe Cousteau will air weekly starting September 13.

Starting September 13, CNN International will bring viewers Expedition: Sumatra, a unique eight-part television experience, that follows CNN Special Correspondent and Environmental Adventurer Philippe Cousteau and his team on an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes style trek across the Sumatran rainforest.

In the last two decades, the island of Sumatra in Indonesia has lost half its rainforest to deforestation, pushing endangered species and indigenous people almost out of existence. In this special series, one CNN team bravely sets out to solve the mystery, see the magnitude of what is at stake, and find out why.

The team visits an orangutan sanctuary to witnesses the remarkable training and releasing of pet orangutans back into the wild, mingle with villagers to learn how farmers now repel elephants instead of killing them, encounter an indigenous tribe that lives off the rainforest, and search for evidence of tigers in a forest dangerously close to a logging area.

Along the way, the team witnesses the changing landscape of rainforest, from newly cleared land to established palm oil plantations to pulp processing facilities. They also discover first-hand the challenges of traveling in such a remote place. Together, Cousteau and his team discover why this carbon-absorbing rainforest is so important to the world and why urgent measures must be taken to preserve it.

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Airtimes: IST

Starting September 13, the 8-part TV series airs each-

Friday at 2100 hours

Saturdays at 1830 hours

Sundays at 1500 hours

Mondays at 1300 hours

Tuesdays at 1500 hours

Wednesdays at 1000 hours

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CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in five different languages across all major TV, internet and mobile platforms reaching more than 375 million households around the globe, including over 46 million across the Asia Pacific region. CNN International, awarded “News Channel of the Year” by the Royal Television Society in March 2013, is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America. The CNN digital network is consistently one of the top news and current affairs destination on the web. CNN has 45 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Get the latest social media updates from CNN at: facebook.com/cnninternational @cnnasiapr

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Sula Vineyards – The first Vineyard on Google Street View

Explore Sula Vineyards and Beyond Vineyard Resort at the click of a mouse

Mumbai, August, 2013: Sula Vineyards and Beyond – Sula’s Vineyard Resort have partnered with Google to bring Sula’s Vineyard Resort to Google Maps with Street View. Sula Vineyards, India’s #1 premium wine company, is the first vineyard in India to be featured on Street View through their 360-degree street-level imagery.

Starting August 16, virtual visitors can explore the scenic vineyard, amphitheatre and the hospitality outlets – The Tasting Room, Soma and Little Italy at Sula. One can also take a complete virtual tour of Beyond Vineyard Resort and have a sneakpeak into the Spa before planning an itinerary. Viewers can visit Sula Vineyards live here: http://goo.gl/NBw7WV and Beyond Vineyard Resort live here: http://goo.gl/WXTWkH

Google Maps with Street View is a feature that significantly enhances the functionality and user experience of maps. Street View provides panoramic views from positions along many streets across the globe. One can explore world landmarks, view natural wonders, discover restaurants and small businesses – and now, even hike the Grand Canyon and explore inside the White House! Browse the gallery to see collections from around the world and plan your trip. Street View images appear after zooming in beyond the highest zooming level in maps and satellite images, and also by dragging a “pegman” icon onto a location on a map.

Incase of more inputs, Cecilia Oldne, the global brand ambassador of Sula Vineyards, would be more than happy to share them with you.

Attached is the press release along with the images for your reference.

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Katrina Kaif- Hello Magazine’s Most Glamorous !

Having recently topped FHM’s World’s Most Sexiest list ,Katrina Kaif now adds another feather to her cap as she emerges Hello magazine’s Most Glamorous Woman in the country.

Gracing the cover in an old-school,b&w subdued and super glamorous look ,Katrina gets candid on how she works the camera and reigns supreme as a glam-sexy actress in the cut-throat world of cinema on the latest issue of the magazine that hit stands today.

Says Ruchika Mehta,Editor Hello, “Glamour is a very critical and integral part of Hello’s DNA – Our cover is dedicated to India’s Most Glamorous – a melange of women who inspire awe and ride the crest of style across cinema,royalty and society .Topping the list is Katrina Kaif,someone who has always said that fashion and dressing up is something she doesn’t care much about .However “glamour” is now her second name”.

Talking about her definition of the word ,says Katrina Kaif, “I understand simplicity and beauty,but glamour is a bit hard to define.”

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Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan bags 2 Silver and 1 Bronze award at Emvies 2013

New Delhi, September 10, 2013: Emvies 2013, the apex awards for Indian media by The Advertising Club brought prestigious honours for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare’s (GSKCH) Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan. The integrated marketing campaign by GSKCH’s leading health food drink brand – Horlicks aims to create awareness about the issue of malnutrition in India. Mindshare, the activation partners for Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan won a slew of awards at the Emvies this year, including a Silver for Best Media Innovation – Out of Home and Best Implementation Team of the Year and a Bronze for Best Media Innovation – Ambient Media.

The Art for Nutrition 2012 outdoor exhibition under the Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan platform was an innovative way to spread awareness about the cause of malnutrition. Art for Nutrition was a unique painting exhibition hosted by Horlicks as part of Ahaar Abhiyan. More than 25000 paintings by children were collected in support of the campaign. These paintings were exhibited at several metro stations in Kolkata (June 2012) converting them into a huge canvas showcasing children’s interpretation of the fight against malnutrition. It served as a visual expression of Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan, through the eyes of young minds.

At the Emvies 2013, Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan won the Silver award for its use of traditional formats like hoardings, bus shelters, pole kiosks etc in the Best Innovation-Out of Home category. Another Silver award was conferred to recognise the team behind the campaign that overcame implementation and operational challenges to make an innovation come alive! In the Best Media Innovation – ambient media category, Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan won a Bronze award for its use of large and small-scale formats that demonstrates best adaptation and use of location and environment.

Commenting on this prestigious win, Mr. Jayant Singh, EVP, Marketing, GSKCH India, said, “We are delighted that Horlicks has won 3 prestigious awards in the Best Media Innovation – Out of Home, Best Implementation Team of the Year and Best Media Innovation – Ambient Media categories. Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan is a combined effort of the brand, its agency partner and extended team, along with its customers to spread awareness and take action against malnutrition. Every success that the brand enjoys is a testimony to our effort in creating awareness and addressing the issue of malnutrition. We hope to continue to make impactful campaigns for meaningful consumer engagement in order to make a positive difference to the lives of people. “

Emvies, in its 13th edition this year is one of the most prestigious and honoured recognition in the industry. This year the Ad Club shortlisted 124 entries overall, out of which Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan has won three awards. The campaign drove the jury to create a special category for ’Best Implementation Team’ to reward Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan’s team. It emerged as a winner after a final Jury verdict was announced across all the categories and entries submitted!

About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd

GSKCH is an associate of GlaxoSmithKline plc. of U.K, a global science based healthcare company. GSKCH has continually benefited from the technical and marketing inputs that have been available as a consequence of this association. GSKCH is the largest player in the health food drinks industry. The Company with its manufacturing plants located in Nabha, Rajahmundry and Sonepat has a total workforce of about 3450 people.

GSKCH has a strong marketing and distribution network in India comprising over 650 distributors and a direct coverage of over 7,50,000 retail outlets. Its flagship product, Horlicks, is a widely regarded and highly respected brand for over 100 years. The Company also manufactures and markets Boost, Viva and Maltova and in addition markets and distributes a number of products in diverse categories, which include prominent names such as Eno, Crocin and Iodex as well as products from the global portfolio like and Sensodyne.

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Indian Idol Academy Officially Launched at Idol Junior Finale

~First of its kind nationwide music academy gets showing in front of millions ~

Mumbai, 10th September, 2013: The recently announced Indian Idol Academy officially launched during last Sunday’s Indian Idol Junior finale as the nation watched India’s top four young singers vying for top spot. The first ever junior finale showcased the first promo and signature music for the Academy as millions watched, including Shri Amitabh Bachchan. Indian Idol Academy is a joint initiative between FremantleMedia, 19 Entertainment (a division of Core Media Group) and KarmYog Media & Arts Education Network (KY-MEDIA) to provide music education and training to young learners across the country.

The Indian Idol Academy will offer aspiring singers and music enthusiasts an opportunity to learn from previous Indian Idol winners and Bollywood legends. The first Indian Idol Academy will launch in October 2013 in Ahmedabad as a part of the nationwide roll-out of learning ‘junctions’ in multiple cities across India including Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune and Mumbai.

The Academy will offer a variety of learning programs including a Music Learning Festival which will be followed by a three-month Music Discovery Course. For those wishing to go even further, there is a six-month Talent Development course, followed by a unique Learning from the Legends.

Anupama Mandloi, Managing Director FremantleMedia India says, “The Indian Idol Academy is an extension of the relationship with the youngsters who in millions watch the show and are engaged with music. We want this engagement to continue outside the TV show and become an active part of every family and every child’s life. The academy graduates will be fully equipped for a life on the stage under the guidance of the masters of Indian Idol and our legends through the time-tested learning methods from KarmYog.”

The hallmark of the Indian Idol Academy is the scale at which high quality music education will be offered to the masses as well as experts. OmniDELTM, a powerful approach to learning pioneered and developed by Shri sourabh J. sarkar, the education visionary and the founder of KarmYog group of institutions, forms the backbone of the Academy. This approach engages the body, praana, mind and spirit of the learner using both group learning in workshops as well as individual learning and practice using an integrated platform of technology and rich multimedia. The curriculum and expertise is being sourced from legends from the world of music who will also engage with learners along with the tutelage of trained music-mentors on a regular basis. A fully equipped Mega-Junction along with a group of Micro-Junctions in each city will provide the local support to this click-&-mortar education model.

On a momentous occasion like this, Shri sarkar, KarmYog Media & Arts Education Network, Founder, commented, “This is the first time that such high quality music education is being democratized in a mass scale addressing the requirements of both the music enthusiast and the music expert. We are honored to work with FremantleMedia, 19 and Sony who have recognized the value of this deeper engagement with their audience and have been extremely supportive in our mission to marry mass education with mass communication.”

The fee structure of the academy is flexible and uniquely banded across courses for learners at various levels. The Indian Idol Academy is developing a programme to offer places to exceptionally talented individuals who otherwise do not have access to training of such high value. During the grand finale, the academy announced special scholarships to two participants of the Indian Idol Junior show – Prerna Agrawal and Akaash Sharma.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA

FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators, producers and distributors of television entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, which is in turn majority-owned by the international media company Bertelsmann. FremantleMedia is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama, factual entertainment and kids & family programming, with market leading capabilities that extend from content creation to licensing, digital and branded entertainment, gaming and home entertainment. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Ludia, @radical.media and Original Productions, among others) has one of the most comprehensive global networks with operations in 22 countries, creating over 9,200 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 150 countries. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces such programmes as: Idols, Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours. www.fremantlemedia.com

About KarmYog Media & Arts Education Network (KY-MEDIA)

KarmYog Media & Arts Education Network is a part of “KarmYog Education Network” , which is at the center of an ecosystem designed to scale effective vocational learning throughout India and other emerging economies through media-and-technology-based learningware.

KarmYog Media & Arts Education Network develops and distributes multimedia learning programs that bring legends from the field of media& arts to millions around the globe. Our unique OmniDELTM platform helps leading experts to nurture the talent of a passionate and large audience. Indian Idol Academy, KarmYog Media & Arts Education Network’s flagship program, developed in partnership with the makers of Indian Idol, is ready to take the country by storm this fall. For aspiring professionals, KarmYog Media & Arts Education Network provides unparalleled mentoring. For educational institutions, KarmYog Media & Arts Education Network is a trusted partner that provides learning programs that bring the maestros of Indian Classical Music, Theatre, Percussion and Audio-Visual Media into the classroom.

For further information, please contact:-

Juneli Ghosh

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Sumeet David

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India’s entertainment and media industry to clock over INR 224, 500 crore by 2017: CII-PwC study forecast CAGR of 18%1 over 2012-17

(Full report attached)

Mumbai, 10 September 2013 – India’s Entertainment & Media sector is expected to grow steadily over the next five years as per CII-PwC’s latest report titled ‘India Entertainment & Media Outlook 2013’. The industry is expected to exceed INR 224,500 crore growing at a CAGR of 18% from 2012 to 2017. The CII-PwC report, ‘India Entertainment & Media Outlook 2013 will be released on September 13 at the second edition of the CII Big Picture Summit, New Delhi.

The Summit will bring together the finest business and creative minds of the M&E industry with `Embracing Innovation In Media’ as theme towards achieving $100 billion Indian M&E sector’ by the end of this decade. Over 70 M&E leaders will be speaking at the two-day summit organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

Today, the size of the Indian M&E sector increased from about 805 billion INR in 2011 to almost 965 billion INR in 2012 representing an year-on-year growth of 20%. This growth was achieved in spite of a relative slowdown in the broader economy, underlining the resilience of the E&M sector. It is expected to grow at about 18% CAGR over 2012-2017 and reach revenues of about 2,245 billion INR in 2017.

“This growth is driven by the introduction of cable TV digitization, continued growth of regional media, continued strength of the filmed entertainment sector, fast increasing new media businesses and transparency,’’ said Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry. “We believe that innovation – faster, better, more efficient, thinking out of the box (and within the box) – would be one of the game changers in this space,’’ he added.

An entire chapter on “The Innovation Imperative in the rapidly evolving E&M sector’’ has documented strategies for E&M companies in the CII-PwC report. Indian E&M businesses, like their peers abroad, will need to raise their game in operational agility and customer insight.

“To achieve this successfully, every industry participant will need to invest in constant innovation that encompasses products and services, business and operating models and most importantly, customer experience and engagement. Innovation should be seen as an important enabler to get closer to consumers and profitably deliver relevant content and services,’’ said the report.

India’s television market grew at 13% with revenues increasing from 340 billion INR in 2011 to 383 billion INR in 2012. Filmed entertainment also demonstrated stellar growth in 2012 with sector revenues increasing by about 17% from 96 billion INR in 2011 to 112 billion INR in 2012. The print sector revenues are expected to increase at over 9% CAGR to reach 331 billion INR in 2017 from 212 billion INR in 2012.

Year-on-year sectors such as internet access (30%), internet advertising (29%), gaming (19%), and music (15%) are expected to continue on their high growth trajectory. The radio sector is also expected to receive a fillip with the successful conclusion of Phase III licence auctions and it is expected to grow at a robust CAGR of about 16%.

The rapid rise of Internet usage, high penetration of smart phones, digital advertising, wireless broadband, digital content consumption, regulatory interventions have had a significant impact on the E&M sector.

The television and print sectors dominate the industry with about 40% and 22% contribution to industry revenues respectively in 2012. Internet access now commands about 18% share and films 12% of industry revenues.

However, in 2017, television will continue to lead the industry in terms of revenue contribution with 39% share, followed by internet access with 28% share. The share of print and films are likely to decrease 15% and 9% in 2017.

Today, if we take the E&M growth without taking internet access and internet advertising into account the size of the Indian M&E sector increased from about 690 billion INR in 2011 to almost 795 billion INR in 2012. It is expected to grow at about 15% CAGR over 2012-2017 and reach revenues of about 1,615 billion INR in 2017.

Overall, the Indian E&M industry is on the cusp of a strong phase of growth, backed by rising consumer payments and advertising revenues across all sectors.

Regards,

Mohan CII

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Veena Malik and Ravi Alhawat Visited Mahim Dargah to seek blessing for movie “Supermodel”

Mahim Dargah is Mumbai’s oldest Dargah. The Mahim Dargah or Mosque was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah of Gujarat in 1431 at the burial site of Makhtum Fakir Ali Paru, a Sufi saint who was the Qazi of Mahim. Also known as Makhdoom Ali Mahimi, he was born in an Arab family which settled in Mahim. The beautiful actress Veena Malik and producer Ravi Ahlawat recently visited Mahim Dargah to offer prayers for success of her upcoming movie “Supermodel” which is going to release on 27th September. Supermodel Movie is based on the story of Fashion World which reveals truth of Models life. Veena plays the role of a middle class girl who reaches superstardom. She is looking gorgeous in pink Suit and Salwar

Veena Malik said, “I am very happy to visit Mahim Dargah which is one of the oldest Dargah in Mumbai and I get a chance to offer prayer. I am very religious person and I seek blessing for my movie Supermodel. I am very excited about my Film Supermodel and Prayed for its success.

Veena Malik seems to be in a enormous mood as he chatted and mingled with other devotees.
Producer Ravi Ahlawat Said, “It’s a great pleasure to come with beautiful actress veena malik to seek the blessing of Mahim Dargah and offered prayer for the success of my upcoming movie Supermodel which is going to hit the theater on 27th September.”


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INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED BRAND ICE-WATCH LAUNCHED IN INDIA

In 6 years since its launch, Belgium’s Ice-Watch has transformed into an international reference in fashion watches

With more than 10 Million watches sold in over 110 countries since its launch, the Ice-Watch brand will be retailed across major metros in India

Mumbai, September 10, 2013: Iconic Belgian watch brand Ice-Watch today announced its launch in the Indian market spread across the cities of Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and Kochi. In addition, the watches will also be available through all key retail online portals. The watches in India will now be a part of the global Ice-Watch phenomenon and join the brand’s vast network of 12,000 stores in over 110 countries worldwide.

One of the most eye-catching features of Ice-Watch timepieces is that they positively burst with bright, bold and very vivid colors from deep cherry reds to bright lime greens, vibrant and exciting to behold. 500 different Ice-Watch designs to complement different lifestyles will be available in the Indian market together with a bold range of accessories that include Ice-Clocks with the same Ice-Watch signature. The brand will bring to India its latest collections including Ice-Forever, Ice-Love, Ice-Chocolate, Ice-Chrono Party, Ice-Glow and Ice-Chrono Electrik starting at Rs. 5500. The collections are aimed at a broad consumer base that is international, intergenerational and intercultural.

Styled to reflect European glamour, Ice-Watch timepieces are designed in Belgium and the brand brings a host of desirable qualities to the table. While the brand offers a vast array of designs in limitless colors, the thrilling features and exquisite touches, unisex appeal and versatility makes Ice-Watch stand out from competition. Offering impeccable quality, the timepieces are guaranteed for two years and are one of the few in its sector to offer features such as 10 ATM water resistances, a screw-on rather than a sealed caseback, and a robust ‘Ice-Ramic’ polyamide+ case. Ice-Watch has thus transformed into an international reference in fashion watches.

Brainchild of Belgian entrepreneur Jean-Pierre Lutgen, Ice-Watch was created as a fashion accessory and initially available in a range of ten colors presented in matching packaging with a particularly innovative design moneybox called “BeCubic”, which reflects the dynamic and modern nature of the brand. The box and the watch form a whole, complementing one another in their texture, their transparency and their colours. In six years since its launch, Ice-Watch has sold almost ten million timepieces across the world and clocked a turnover (jewelers) of €400 million for the year 2012. In India, Ice-Watch is distributed by Ganga Watches Pvt. Ltd. A sister concern of Swiss Promotion Group with a rich legacy of over 4 decades handling brands like Ulysse Nardin, Greubel Forsey, Perrelet, Gucci and Davidoff in India.

Ice-Watch has exclusive distribution partners who are more than simply a commercial channel through which products can be placed on the market, these people take part, directly or indirectly, in the research carried out by Ice-Watch in marketing and brand positioning. Besides the exclusive stores, the collections are available through various channels ranging from jewelry shops, kiosks, department stores, multi-brand points of sale, tax-free boutiques in airports, on board the airplanes of around 70 prestigious airlines to e-commerce portals.

Announcing the launch of the brand in India, Mr. Didier Kinsoen, Director , Belgium, Ice-Watch, said, “Ice-Watch is thrilled to enter India with the launch of distribution outlets across the country. Ice-Watch timepieces continue to change the way the world looks at time and we are confident that Indian consumers are ready to make the brand an essential part of their lives and become a part of the global Ice-Watch phenomenon.”

The Ice-Watch brand has brought a breath of openness and fresh air to the watch-making world thanks to an idea, a vision, a strong identity, a wink to luxury and a community of enthusiasts who pass on the spirit of the brand to others around. A real brand 2.0, Ice-Watch counts on a community of over 4.7 million permanently connected fans, a closely knitted team, entrepreneurial partners and enthusiastic consumers.

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Sony Entertainment Television’s Anamika, the cast and crew are shooting for its last (climax) episode today which will telecast this Thursday (13th September). The show featuring Simran Kaur and Mudit Nayar (Jeet) was a tale of a guy bewitched by a chudail, is all set to bid adieu to its viewers in the coming days. The last episode will see a sad and depressing ending wherein Anamika would eventually die and she will also take Jeet along with her. Its only when Chaavi will fight her last battle with Anaamika, and get will Jeet back. Like always good take over on evil and it will mark the end of the supernatural love story.

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INDIA FILM PROJECT TO KICKSTART THIS MONTH

Mumbai, 10th September 2013: India’s Largest Filmmaking Event – India Film Project is back with its 2013 edition and will be held from 20th-28th September. The India Film Project is a great platform for amateurs and professional filmmakers to take up a challenge and make a film within the duration of only 48 hours.

The 2013 edition of the India Film Project will see the India Film Project going online. This means, participants can now shoot a film in their own city within 48 hours over the weekend and upload it online. The project is also proud to announce that it is going international this year; which means a larger pool of participants from different countries will be making films simultaneously in two days based on a common theme. It will also mean better production quality from a large number of cities covering different locations with diverse languages and varied lifestyles. The last date for registrations is 14th September 2013.

A common theme and genre will be given to participating teams when the 48 hours period commences at 8pm on Friday, 20th September. These teams will have to script, shoot, edit and submit the film by 8pm on Sunday, September 22, 8pm. Apart from the filmmaking competition, the project will also feature a 5-day film festival online, conduct workshops by eminent filmmakers and technicians and also include film marketing related panel-discussions, cinema exhibitions, etc.

The winning films made at IFP are also sent to various film festivals across the globe and some of them have also won at several international film festivals

“It’s lovely to see participation flowing from all across the country. We have received plenty of registrations from teams from Metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bengaluru to smaller cities like Siliguri, Bhilai, Davangere, Rajkot, Dehradun, Indore, Ranchi, Raipur, etc. and many more tier-2 cities. It’s a rare opportunity to make a film and showcase it to such a renowned jury”, says Ritam Bhatnagar, Founder & Project Director.

This year’s jury includes 2013’s national award winning film Paan Singh Tomar’s

director Tigmanshu Dhulia. Tigmanshu has also directed Saheb Biwi aur Gangster (1 & 2), Shagird, Haasil. Tigmanshu has also acted in Gangs of Wasseypur (1 & 2).

Another jury member, Nikhil Advani, is the man who has directed who’s who of Bollywood. Kal Ho Naa Ho, Patiala House, Salaam-e-Ishq and D-Day are some of his commercial works. Commenting on the IFP he says, “Our industry is growing exponentially and the need for professionals in-front and behind the camera is also keeping in pace. Initiatives like the India Film Project need to be supported and advocated strongly as they provide a credible platform for new talent to be showcased.”

The third jury member is Bejoy Nambiar. This Indian director, producer and screenwriter is mostly known for his critically acclaimed short films, Rahu and Reflections. He marked his debut with the Hindi film Shaitan (2011) for which he won Most Promising Debut Director at the 18th Annual Colors Screen Awards in 2012.

“Making a film is a real test of time and here I also learnt the importance of team management which is crucial in film making” said Adhish Panchal, second runner up of the IFP 2012 edition and one of the winners of the 2011 edition as well.

The IFP is a platform which encourages and offers amateurs to learn and feel the experience of filmmaking, showcase their work to a large audience, own the film, and learn the methodological approach to filmmaking. It also provides professional and independent filmmakers a platform to compete with best of teams from across the country, being judged by a versatile jury.

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Dev Joshi aka Balveer is a devotee of Lord Ganesha!

With SAB TV’s popular show Balveer preparing to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, the otherwise natkhat Dev Joshi (who plays Balveer) surprised the cast of the show when he displayed his religious side on the set. Having grown up listening to Lord Ganesh’s stories and reciting aartis with his mother in Ahmedabad, Dev always wanted to experience Maharashtra’s much celebrated festival. And when he found out that a Ganesh idol was being brought to the sets for a special sequence on the show, he could not contain his excitement and insisted on performing the first Ganesh aarti himself.

Dressed in traditional kurta-pajama, the young and charming superhero left everyone amazed when he began chanting ‘Sukh karta dukh harta’ while performing the aarti. And as everyone joined hands and hummed along, a very divine atmosphere developed on the sets. At the end of the aarti, little Dev was also seen distributing modaks that his mother made for the Balveer parivar to make her sons’s first experience all the more memorable and joyous! As everyone savoured the taste of the home-made modaks, there was much praise and adulation in the air of Balveer’s devotion to Lord Ganesha.

Speaking of his humbling experience, Dev told us, “I love Ganpati Bappa and this experience is something that I will never forget in my life. More than God, Ganpati is also my friend and I always talk to him about all the good and bad things in my life like when I don’t complete my homework, I think he always saves me from the scoldings. I’m really excited to play Bal Ganesh’s friend on the show and when I was reading the script, there was so much that I learned about him.” He coyly added,” I also love Ganesh festival because I think hisprashad is the yummiest.”

The Bal Ganesh track on the show unfolds with Manav’s family and Montu’s family getting Ganpati in their respective houses which sparks a competition between the two resulting in hilariously cute laddoo eating and dance competitions. Meanwhile a Bal Ganesh comes out of the Ganesh idol and befriends Balveer. An adventurous journey begins with Balveer being helped and guided by Bal Ganesh for an exciting two week long sequence.

Tune in to Balveer to catch all the entertainment from Monday to Friday at 9 pm only on SAB TV!

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NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCES / PERFORMERS:

‘A Moment of Mishearing – a full concert with film and audio: a mixed-media musical essay that marries Indian music with the blues, jazz, and Western pop classics.’

A major highlight of the festival will be Amit Chadhuri’s ‘A Moment of Mishearing,’ an audio-visual narrative and a receiver of the Arts award from the Arts Council of England. The narrative will weave in a full concert performance, about Amit Chaudhuri’s music project, which began when he began to ‘mishear’ the raga in the blues and vice versa, and ‘misheard’, one morning as he was practicing classical music, the riff to Eric Clapton’s ‘Layla’ in the raga Todi. A Moment of Mishearing is written by Amit Chaudhuri, and performed by him and the Amit Chaudhuri band. It is produced by Roger James Elsgood. The radio version was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2010, and again on Christmas Eve 2011.’

‘We’re used to intellectual, arty Westerners like David Byrne, Paul Simon or Brian Eno doing fusion records; here’s a Calcutta-born equivalent, and as good as any of them.’ – Songlines

Amit Chaudhuri is ‘one of the leading writers of his generation’ (Guardian). He has written and published five novels, three works of non-fiction, including his latest book, the acclaimed Calcutta: Two Years in the City, a volume of poetry, and he is the editor of the Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature. His literary work has won major awards in Britain, the USA and India, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Society of Authors’ Betty Trask Prize for Best First Novel, the Society of Authors’ Encore Prize for Best Second Novel, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Sahitya Akademi Prize. In 2013, he was awarded the first Infosys Prize for the Humanities for his outstanding contribution to Literary Studies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia, and a former judge of the Man Booker International Prize.

He is also a ‘pathbreaking musician’ (Independent). A guitarist and singer in the Western popular style as a teenager in Bombay, he began to learn Hindustani classical music and the khayal from the late Pandit Govind Prasad Jaipurwale of the Kunwar Shyam gharana when he was sixteen, in 1978. Both aspects of his musical lineage came together in his experimental project in 2004, which he first entitled ‘This Is Not Fusion’, and whose story is narrated, and repertoire performed, in A Moment of Mishearing. He has released two albums of Hindustani classical music in India, and two highly acclaimed albums of his experimental music on the Babel Label in the UK and EMI and Times Music in India with the Amit Chaudhuri Band – ‘This is Not Fusion’ and ‘Found Music’. The latter was an Editor’s Choice on allaboutjazz.com, the world’s leading jazz website, in 2010. He has toured widely in the UK, India, Germany, France, China, Denmark, South Africa, and the USA. He has been a featured artiste on flagship culture programmes on television and radio in the UK, including the Review Show (BBC 2) Late Junction (Radio 3), and Loose Ends (Radio 4). His version of ‘Summertime’ was featured on the BBC 4 television documentary, Gershwin’s Summertime: the Song that Conquered the World, alongside classic versions by Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Mahalia Jackson, Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald.

AADHAARA CHAKRA – a Dancelogue: a journey across intangible spaces by Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts

‘AadhaaraChakra a Dancelogue’ is a hybrid performance event that weaves in multiple disciplines – movement, film, light, plastic arts, multimedia design and sound within the context of contemporary dance.

The performance is set in an imagined land and oscillates between the past and present inviting the audience to partake in a ritualised experience. In a complex and often fragmented narrative, the dancers embody characters from diverse Indian locales and periods. Celluloid images accompany the sometimes surreal visual journey. A small village provides the backdrop for jasmine vendors, vegetable sellers, bangle shops and tricycles –‐ the myriad sounds and rainbow hues invoking an ever-present past. Calls from vendors, loud music from temples and mosques, and cricket commentaries blend into an urban Indian cacophony. The production brings alive the essence of domestic life in a traditional Chettinad house, the sacred rituals in a southern Shiva temple, and the flavours and fragrances of a spice market. The narrow alleyways of old Delhi mesh into the expansive solitude of Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutub Minar. Conceived and directed by Jayachandran Palazhy, Attakkalari’s Artistic Director and the piece is choreographed by him and the dancers,

‘AadhaaraChakra a Dancelogue’ is performed by Attakkalari’s renowned Repertory Company. Music composers Sam Auinger and Martin Lutz modulate classical Indian music, hawkers’ cries, and popular cinematic strains using urban imagination to create an evocative soundscape. Filmic images shot by Rupert Schwarzbauer morph versatile architectural spaces designed by Dominic Dube. The light design by Pipon provides surprise elements, which interact with Ken Furudate’s digital design. The elegant costumes designed by Sanchita and Jyoti Sachdev complement the production’s aesthetics. TransMedia Technologies has provided the technical support for this performance event. The publicity photography was done by Sudeep Bhattacharya.

NH7 “a contemporary dance work” – The work is strongly driven by the new phenomena of immigration of the rural population to urban spaces in search of ‘better life,’ and their reality. The piece depicts the intricate, confused, rapid urbanization of India. It vividly captures the mad need to build, demolish, and re-imagine the city. It explores how people, workers and individuals are caught in this mayhem and maze of bricks, bridges, construction sites and dust. The work aims at creating moving images with bodies which will reflect the current imagination of the city and the changing landscape in India.

This project was started in July 2012, by the artists of The KHA Foundation (a non-profit art organisation), a collective based in Bangalore, and is dedicated to promoting movement arts, performance, music and design by engaging in art experiments, training and performances. In August 2012 the work and the artists involved were recognised at the Prakriti Excellence in Contemporary Dance Awards (PECDA) as one of India’s upcoming artists and were awarded funding to develop the work and were also mentored by the Akram Khan Dance Company.

Osama, Cinema and a Whole lot of Black Money:

The show features the best of Stray Factory’s award winning short plays which have been performed across the globe. Over the course of the one hour performance the audience will journey with the unlikeliest of characters and places ranging from cinematic villages, balloon popping politicians, narcissistic actors and omnipresent magicians.

They’ve tried hard to stitch a theme across but they are just a little too…. Stray?. They take great pride in bringing to you what brought them closer to each other as performers and people. They have been performed across the country, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Auckland and Dubai but they have never been presented in a single evening, until now.

Stray Factory is an entertainment collaborative which focuses on performance art and dabbles in film/video production. The biggest focus of their collaborative is to perform original content and to go ‘Glo-cal’ – travelling globally with local content. In addition to this, they want to continue collaborating with like-minded artists across the globe and keep producing exciting content. Over the last three years they have performed over 20 pieces in more than 30 venues spread out over 5 countries, including Australia, Dubai and Malaysia. Stray Factory premiered its full length ‘My Name is Cine-maa’ in Singapore in August this yea

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Playback singer Hariharan seeks the Elephant God’s blessings at 92.7 Big FM’s Big Green Ganesha pandal

Mumbai, 10th September – Renowned Playback singer Hariharan with his son Akshay graced 92.7 Big FM’s Big Green Ganesha at Growel mall Kandivili East today. The music maestro and his son lent their support for this noble campaign by interacting with fans and conducting the Maha Aarti of Eco friendly Ganesha at the suburban mall. He also humbly appealed to all his fans to be sensitive and proactive towards the environment while celebrating the festival.

92.7 Big FM, India’s No. 1 FM radio network has entered its sixth edition of the Big Green Ganesha Campaign (BGGC). BGGC is an award winning initiative which aims at instilling a sense of responsibility amongst citizens towards creating a better environment by celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in an eco-friendly fashion.

The 2013 campaign is themed ‘Ashta-Vinayak’, where eight unique eco-friendly paper mâché Ganesha idols have been installed at the eight different locations.. In addition, the campaign also aims to set a record by collecting the maximum number of old newspapers from a single location and enter the prestigious ‘Limca Book of Records’. With the installation of 30 Ganesha Pandals, the campaign will be spread across 8 cities with the setting up of 48 paper mâché idols.

~ Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with 92.7 Big FM, India’s No.1 radio Network between 9th to 13th September 2013! ~

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