Pritish Nandy honoured in Bangladesh

Pritish Nandy honoured in Bangladesh

Noted humanitarian, poet, journalist, photographer, TV host, painter, editor, columnist, and filmmaker Pritish Nandy just added another feather to his already feathered cap. He was invited by the Government of Bangladesh for a special State honour on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Liberation struggle. The awards ceremony on December 15. was to honour those who participated in the liberation struggle of Bangladesh and helped the nation become free. Pritish Nandy attended the event along with his wife Rina. Talking about the honour Nandy says, “’The birth of Bangladesh was a miracle. Most wars end in stalemate but Indira Gandhi won it decisively and with amazing precision. I was proud to play a role in the making of a new nation, a nation born out of the love for a language and a proud culture: Bengali.”

The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, who is also the National Convenor of the Friends of the Bangladesh Liberation Struggle, recently wrote to Nandy saying that though it is forty years late, it is never too late to recognise and honour someone who did so much for their freedom struggle. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of Bangladesh.

Nandy, barely entering his twenties then, was one of the most ardent campaigners for a free Bangladesh. He reported first hand on the war for freedom, translated the works of the then little known poets of the Bangladesh movement who are now iconic figures in Bengali literature across the border and got them published from London, Chicago and other parts of the world to bring focus to their war efforts, and was one of the central figures of the movement when he lived in Calcutta in the early seventies. All the leaders of the freedom struggle were his personal friends, including Sheikh Mujibur Rehman who became the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

Interestingly, the man who subsequently assassinated him, Major Dalim was also known to Nandy during the freedom struggle days when he came to Calcutta as a young army officer for medical treatment after a serious grenade injury. Nandy was a leading poet then and some of his own poems in the book Madness is the Second Stroke were inspired by the Bangladesh war. The famous British painter Feliks Topolski collaborated with Pritish Nandy to bring out poems from Bangladesh, a book of poems from London. Nandy is one of Indian poetry’s most celebrated name whose books, record albums and readings have drawn him an iconic following and won him the Padma Shri and the EM Forster Literary Award at an age most people barely begin their literary career.

Nandy launched his production company Pritish Nandy Communications Ltd, in 1998, which has made over 25 films over the past decade including (Kaante, Jhankaar Beats, Chameli, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Shabd, Pyaar Ke Side Effects) now acclaimed as cult movies. His next production, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, starring Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan rolls next year.

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Arti Razdan, predicted about the ausipicious day of 21/12/12

Arti Razdan, the famous Bollywood Tarot Reader

Hosts a host a Tarot card predictions and charity Event

For 21-12-12, the big high energy for meditation

As after 75000 years the Sun, Earth and the Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy are aligning.

She points out many good and worse things to be happen on that day and she even remarked many things about the Bollywood for next year.

She stated, “The day is auspicious and a unique phenomenon ,we are lucky in our age we are witnessing it ”

Amy Billimoria , Gaurav Kapur , Husband Karan Razdan, Ashok Salian, Arjuman Moghul were present and had thier unique question related to 21.12.12

Arti Created a different aura through meditation ,she also predicted that Dabangg relasing the same day will create history

ARTI RAZDEN PROFILE:-

Arti Razdan is one of Bollywood‘s famous tarot card readers. She is also a Reiki Grand master and Hypnotherapist. Daughter of a General of the Indian army she spent a lot of time growing up in cantonments. A student of psychology honors She was attracted to spirituality at a very early age . She spent ten years learning under one of India’s most contemporary mystics Osho.

In the late nineties she moved to Mumbai and married Karan Razdan a famous writer and director of Indian film industry.

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ORROR TALES WHILE SHOOTING HORROR FILM 2 NIGHTS IN SOUL VALLEY

The shooting of the supernatural film 2 Nights in Soul Valley was going on in the Morni Hills; the weather in the hills would often switch from being cold to pouring rains even during the stillness of the night. The unit of the film was enjoying the weather while shooting the sequences. In spite of the jovial ambience while shooting, the team would get gooseflesh even while having a gala time because during the darkness of the night the sounds they heard would make their ears pop and heart beat faster.

During such dread filled nights the cast and crew would huddle together and no one dared to leave the premise alone! The cries of animals were mind shattering and filming a supernatural film only piqued the eeriness. The rustling sounds behind the bushes were oft heard but when a crew member dared to check the premises with a fire lit torch he would find nothing. And at the sunrise the residents of the area would discuss about having traced the presence of a Leopard or a wolf in the surrounding, having grasped such knowledge was enough to make anybody go weak in the knee or result in severe consequences like heart failure on the thoughts of what would have happened had they come across the beast?!

Fortunately the shooting was done without getting so much as a scratch from the beasts loitering the premises or the horror tales while shooting of this horror film would be far from being heard or read since there would be no one to reiterate these tales!

The film made under the banner of (Chandigarh based) Pinta & Dehal production is written and directed by Harish Sharma, the screenplay is written by Meenakshi Sharma and Suman Prasad. The music is given by Varsha and the playback singers are Varsha and Milli Moonstone. Camera is handled by Prakash Chand. The film stars serial Office- Office fame veteran actor Hemant Pandey along with Debutants Sumeet Sharma,Aakshi Khari,Gaurav Shah,Meenakshi Arya, Suumit Sharrma and British singer-actress Milli Moonstone.

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Arti razdan was the first to start giving tarot sessions at the Orchid Hotel. These sessions became very popular and attracted a host of celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Milind Soman, Gulshan Grover, Shiva mani etc.

Riding the wave of popularity arti then collaborated with J .W Marriott. She conducted many meditation sessions and trainings for dropping the roots to stress and one on one counseling and tarot sessions. Arti later moved to the ITC Welcome group hotel Mumbai. She played a key role in the spa where she practiced Reiki Japanese.

Art of healing, tarot and guided meditations. She has been making news with her

Radical predictions across various channels. She has been the only tarot card reader

To predict the Mumbai bomb blast three months before it happened live on sahara

Mumbai. She also predicted the election of Mr. Ashok Chavan as chief minister of

Mumbai, India winning Gold in the Olympics, the nuclear treaty, congress govt

Coming to power etc.

Since the past two years Fidalgo hotel has been inviting Arti razdan to conduct tarot

Sessions as a value added event to their new year’s function. It has been hugely

Successful in pulling in the numbers.

Currently Arti razdan resides at Mumbai. She continues to appear on television and

Contributes too many magazines. She loves English retro music and jazz. In her spare

Time she teaches English to the poor children in her locality.

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Music of film 2 nights in soul valley not just spooky but also melodious

Pinta & Dehal Productions film “2 Nights in soul valley” which is directed by Harish Sharma has released its music under the same production house of Pinta & Dehal Productions. The music of the film “2 Nights in soul valley” is such that it will not just scare you but will be melody to ears as well.

The music of the film is given by two ladies; one is Varsha Narayanan who is a singer and composer as also an eye doctor. Varsha has not just sung and composed the songs for the film but has also written the lyrics. Another attraction of the film’s music is English song “Milky way” which is written, sung and composed by England’s singer-actress Milli Moonstone. This song by Moonstone is likely to attract the youth as it is a foot tapping number.

Film has overall 6 songs out of which two are remixes. The remix is done by Maneet Malhotra also known as Paul. One remix is that of the title track and another is the remix of instrumental. Both these remixes are sure to find place in pubs and clubs as the fast beat music and the spooky effect adds sparkles to the track.

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Yeda Patil to take forward RR Patil’s anti-dance bars mission!

As if to compliment Maharashtra Home Minister R.R.Patil’s drive to ban dance bars in Mumbai and other parts of the state, an eccentric police inspector Yeda Patil is all set to wreck havoc on the business, claiming that it promotes drugs and prostitution.

Before you jump about who Yeda Patil is, let us tell you that he is none other than the whimsical cop played by Sachiin Joshi in his forthcoming feature film Mumbai Mirror.

R.R.Patil, who has long-crusaded against dance bars, was recently quoted saying, “The decision (to ban dance bars) was taken to prevent the younger generation from getting spoiled by the dance bar culture.”

“The entire system was getting corrupt because of it and the business had become synonymous with crime,” the Home Minister had added.

Sachiin Joshi echoes the fiery minister’s righteous sentiment. “In Mumbai Mirror, we have explored the real reason behind why dance bars in Mumbai were shut. What a lot of people don’t know is that there was a lot of drug dealing and prostitution which was rampant in these bars.”

“If you are looking for similarities, then you can say that like the minister, Yeda Patil has his own way of doing things,” informs Sachiin. “But while R.R.Patil did everything in accordance with the law, Yeda takes matters in his own hands.”

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One Direction named MTV’s 2012 Artist of the Year

They’re platinum. They’re fascinating. And now One Direction is MTV’s 2012 Artist of the Year.

MTV says the fivesome is “the clear choice for the top spot” after a year that included two No. 1 albums, hits such as “What Makes You Beautiful” and a sold-out world tour.

One Direction’s Louis (LOO’-ee) Tomlinson calls Thursday’s honor “the icing on the cake.”

MTV’s team of music staffers chose Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” as song as the year.

One Direction placed third on the U.K. version of “The X Factor” in 2010 and made their U.S. debut in March with the No. 1 album “Up All Night.” Their sophomore album, “Take Me Home,” was the year’s third-highest debut.

The group also made Barbara Walters’ most fascinating people of 2012 list.

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Sherlyn Chopra turns Santa Claus for street kids!

As if readying herself for the cover of the world’s most famous men’s magazine Playboy and bagging a role in Rupesh Paul’s international motion picture Kamasutra 3D wasn’t enough; firebrand Sherlyn Chopra donned a Santa Claus costume to gift and entertain street kids and underprivileged children this week.

Joining hands with an enterprising NGO called The Ray of Hope, Sherlyn spent some heart-rendering moments with kids and even sang Jingle Bells on popular demand.

“The best gift one could offer underprivileged children is stability and that can only be achieved by the mighty force of education,” said Sherlyn.

“In the days to come, I plan to work alongside The Ray of Hope NGO to provide better food, shelter, clothing and education to the kids they take care of,” she informed.

When we called her publicist Dale Bhagwagar and inquired about the absence of media at the event, he remarked, “Charity is second nature to Sherlyn, but it’s also a bit personal for her.”

“Though I do wish to call the press at least for the sake of promoting the causes, Sherlyn normally requests me to skip the media for her charity events, unless it’s a necessity,” he added.

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Playboy Cover Girl Sherlyn Chopra turns Santa

First Indian Playboy Cover Girl Sherlyn Chopra turns Santa for a day as she distributes gifts and goodies to street kids of ‘The Ray of Hope’ NGO

Mumbai, December 16 2012: It’s Jingle Bell time, and making the best out of her Sunday, the sensuous Sherlyn Chopra, who is the brand ambassador of NGO ‘The Ray of Hope’, that works for the betterment of street kids, got a smile on a few hundred cute faces. Sherlyn turned Santa herself and distributed gifts and goodies to the kids at St Blaise High School Anheri (W) Mumbai. The first Indian Playboy Cover Girl sure had a gala time at the event as she shook a leg with the kids and also crooned a Christmas carol along with the kids.

Mr. Edward Pereira, President, ‘The Ray of Hope’ NGO shared, “Despite being such a huge international glamour figure, Ms. Chopra makes it a point to visit these street kids every year on Christmas. My sincere thanks to her for the all the efforts that she has been making to get a smile on their faces.”

Speaking on the social cause Sherlyn Chopra expressed, “We fortunate ones can be the voice of these innocent kids who are in no way responsible for the situation that they are in. It gives me inner peace and satisfaction to come and spend some quality time with these kids. They are very much a part of my life.”

VIDEO LINK: First Indian Playboy Cover Girl Sherlyn Chopra turns Santa for street kids of ‘The Ray of Hope’ NGO

About ‘The Ray of Hope’: ‘The Ray of Hope’ is a Non Government Organization (NGO) working towards the betterment of Street and Orphan Kids. They provide Education, Organize Events, Picnics & Social Activities for under Privileged Children. Sherlyn loves the cause they support and has been doing her bit by adding ‘star power’ since three years now.

About Us: Kreative Access Media was founded in 2004, and since our inception we have redefined the Indian content space. By establishing relationships with major firms across the US, Canada and India, we were able to grow our business across multiple media platforms like Television, Web, Publication and Mobile. With time Kreative Access Media is expanding horizons and has set up an Ad Agency, Production House, Event Management, and a full-fledged Public Relations arm that caters to a varied list of clients from media to corporate.

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Kurkure launches the all new ‘Tedha Hai Par Mera Hai’ Family

· Launches the first in the series of campaigns of its new mega brand creative strategy

· Signs five new brand ambassadors to form a unique quirky Indian family

Parineeti Chopra | Kunal Kapoor

Boman Irani | Ramyakrishnan | Farida Jalal | Shivansh

Link to making of TVC: All New Kurkure Family_Making of TVC

Link to the teasers and family announcer: Link to the teasers and family announcer

Link to hi-res images: All New Kurkure Family_High Res Images

Text Box: The New Kurkure Family: • Farida – ‘Social Butterfly’ Dadi • Boman – ‘Chupa Rustam’ elder son • Ramya – ‘Perfect Bhabhi’ elder bahu • Kunal – ‘Bollywood Banker’ younger son • Parineeti – ‘Bahu Remix’ younger bahu • Shivansh – ‘Bhukkad’ (Boman and Ramya’s son) New Delhi, December 7, 2012: Kurkure, known to be at the forefront of product and marketing innovation scales up its brand philosophy of ‘Tedha Hai Par Mera Hai’ with its biggest campaign launch till date. The all new Kurkure family starring Parineeti Chopra, Kunal Kapoor, Farida Jalal, Boman Irani, Ramyakrishnan, and Shivansh brings forward unconventional yet relatable modern Indian family to take forward Kurkure’s journey in the Indian snack market.

At a launch event held in Delhi to introduce the campaign and the new Kurkure family, Vidur Vyas, Marketing Director – Foods, PepsiCo India said, “Kurkure as a brand has always been at the forefront of Innovation – be it in our product or communication. We have used progressive family insights that relate to every Indian to build our brand. Our latest initiative stems from our overall objective of creating a Kurkure mega brand with portfolio expansion and innovation. In addition to helping us target new platforms & consumer groups, this family will also act as a creative unifier as we strengthen our position as the largest salty snack brand in the country”.

Nalin Sood, Executive Vice President – Foods, PepsiCo India said on this occasion, “This campaign signals Kurkure’s evolution as the country’s most loved brand which has offerings and products for all members of the family. With this campaign, we have built on our brand heritage and taken it further in a modern & contemporary manner. For the first time ever, Kurkure has introduced a campaign with five power packed stars that will represent their love for the current brand portfolio and its future innovations. Based on the consumer needs, product proposition and personalities of the characters, we will use some or all of the stars to endorse products from the large range of offerings from Kurkure”.

Kurkure currently has a wide repertoire of offerings to the consumer in different snack formats – it has five flavor offerings in Core Collet range and two flavors under Kurkure Solid Masti Twisteez range. In addition, the brand has recently added two variants in Kurkure Monster Paws and Kurkure PuffCorn with two flavors each under the puffed snack range.

Speaking about the creative thought behind the ad film, Bobby Pawar, Chief Creative Officer, JWT India said, “Kurkure truly stands for its brand philosophy that we accept our families for who they are despite their imperfections – Tedha Hai Par Mera Hai. The personalities of each character depict the new age family which is modern yet traditional in its values. Each character that we have created has some imperfections and quirkiness yet they are endearing to everybody. They all come together to form a quirky modern family that we all will relate to and love”.

The personalities of the characters are inspired by real life Indian families that each of us can relate to. Farida Jalal is a Social Butterfly Dadi – she is young at heart and does everything unexpected from a typical grandmother. Boman, the elder son of the family is a Chupa Rustam. While he is afraid of his loving yet dominating wife like most of us, he manages to humor everybody and do things he likes right under everybody’s nose. Ramya on the other hand plays the Perfect Bhabhi, a perfection obsessed elder Bahu who bosses over her husband. A south Indian by upbringing and dotes on the twisted quirks of her new Punjabi family. Their son, a Bhukkad, is one of the biggest fans of Kurkure and never leaves an opportunity to gobble mouthfuls whenever he sees a pack open around him.

Kunal is the younger son of the family, a Bollywood Banker – an actor at heart but caught in a wrong job of a being banker. He is ever ready to break into a Bollywood act, whether it’s a dialogue or a dance sequence. And Parineeti Chopra, his wife, is the Bahu Remix – an anchor of the family, she is the modern bahu but still respects traditions. She personifies today’s bahus who are the harbinger of change in Indian families.

The campaign kick-starts with a series of exciting ad films starting this week and will be supported by a surround 360-degree marketing plan including radio activation, digital media engagement and a mix of above-the-line communication.

For more fun and excitement, log on to Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Kurkure

TVC details:

· Creative Agency: JWT

· Executive Creative Director: Sonia Bhatnagar

· Creative Director: Ajitesh Verma

· Executive Business Director: Joy Chauhan

· VP & Client Services Director: Rohit Sharma

· TVC Director: Milind Dhaimade

· Producer: Varun Shah, Love & Faith

· TVC duration: 40 Sec

· Language: Hindi

· Media Planning: Mindshare

About PepsiCo India:

PepsiCo entered India in 1989 and has grown to become one of the largest food and beverage businesses in India. With an investment of over $1 billion, PepsiCo India has built an expansive beverage and snack food business supported by 38 beverage bottling plants and 3 food plants. PepsiCo India’s extensive portfolio includes iconic brands like Pepsi, Lay’s, Kurkure, Tropicana 100%, Gatorade, Quaker, and fast growing brands i.e. Nimbooz and Aliva.

PepsiCo India is driven by its global commitment to sustainable growth, Performance with Purpose, which works on four planks of replenishing water, partnering with farmers, waste to wealth and healthy kids. In 2009, PepsiCo India achieved a significant milestone, by becoming the first business to achieve ‘Positive Water Balance’ in the beverage world, a fact verified by Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. The company has been Water Positive since then. For more information, please visit www.pepsicoindia.co.in

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Aircel Chennai Open goes hi-tech, launches exclusive mobile app – the first in the event’s history

Fans to enjoy live matches, scores, draws, players list, and access latest tournament news at the touch of a button

Chennai, December 17, 2012: Apart from promising enthusiasts the hottest tennis action and a fantastic line up of the best players in the world, the 18th edition of the Aircel Chennai Open is all set to charm fans as it takes advantage of the latest mobile technology and goes hi-tech in 2013. The organisers of India and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour today announced the launch of an exclusive new mobile application for fans called “Aircel Chennai Open”. Launched in partnership with leading mobile consulting and development firm Hakuna Matata Solutions Pvt. Ltd, the app will give users an opportunity to enjoy all the action at the touch of a button.

Live matches, scores, draws, players list, and the latest tournament news will now be available on the go for the first time in the event’s history. The android based application can be downloaded now from the Android app store and the iOS application for the iPhone will be available on iTunes shortly.

While the rules of tennis have not changed much over the years, technological enhancements geared towards spectators and players have introduced a completely new level of excitement and competitiveness in the game. The mobile application is one such advancement when it comes to the 18th edition of the Aircel Chennai Open 2013.

Nandha Kumar Sundararaj, Hakuna Matata Solutions Pvt. Ltd said, “As one of India’s leading mobile consulting and development firms, we have been building successful mobile products across sectors for clients in India and abroad. It has been a pleasure to take a sporting event like the Aircel Chennai Open 2013 mobile. Indian tennis fans will now get an exciting opportunity to follow all the action and carry the experience wherever they go.”

Commenting about the initative, Mr. Ashu Jindal, COO, IMG Reliance said, “With the launch this mobile application, the year’s Aircel Chennai Open is taking a leading position in the digital space. This, along with a number of additional digital initiatives, highlights our focus on improving the fan experience and engagement. For the first time in the tournament’s history fans around the world will have details of the activities at the Aircel Chennai Open at their fingertips. We are certain the fans will benefit immensely.”

The 18th edition of Aircel Chennai Open has one of the strongest playing fields ever featuring an impressive line-up of tennis players including top 20 players Tomas Berdych, Janko Tipsarevic, Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka among others. Both Indian and International participants will compete for the coveted title.

ABOUT AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2013

The USD 430,000 Aircel Chennai Open, owned by IMG and operated and organized by IMG Reliance, is India’s only and South Asia’s premier ATP World Tour Open 250 event. Started in 1996, by IMG, a global leader in sports management and marketing, the tournament has completed sixteen successful years of existence, branding Chennai and India on the global tennis map thus creating a legacy of sorts of promoting international tennis in India. Winner of the prestigious ATP’s Player Services Award of Excellence (2006) for its outstanding organization and wonderful hospitality towards the participants and ATP’s Best Marketing Award (2008), the event has acquired the status of a much sought-after tennis event for both players and fans alike in the International tennis circuit. The 18th edition of the tournament will be held from December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013 at the SDAT Tennis stadium in Nungambakkam, Chennai. The tournament is conducted in Chennai under the aegis of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and is organized with the active collaboration of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA).

ABOUT HAKUNA MATATA SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD.

Hakuna Matata Solutions is a leading mobile consulting and development firm located in Chennai, India. Hakuna matata works closely with clients to form long term mobile strategy and executes that across mobile platforms. Hakuna matata solutions is one of the early starters in mobile revolution and helped organizations to build successful mobile products across mobile platforms and to launch it in multiple countries. hakuna matata solutions usability expertise comes from animation interests firms has, and we do not stop at usability. For us, any application we build should be fun to use and must be a visual delight.

ABOUT IMG RELIANCE:

In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis–at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

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Episodic Synopsis – Day 71

Chor Police in the Bigg Boss house

The day starts with a very apt song – “chor sipahi”. Early in the morning, Imam is upset with Niketan. Imam and Sana are seen in the kitchen area and Imam goes on about how Niketan is the rotten apple in the group that spoils the rest. Niketan, Sapna and Urvsahi exchange some facial expressions for which Imam gets offended. Imam feels that the housemates are bitching about him. He catches Delnaaz as she is the captain and tells her that he can hear the housemates plotting against him. Delnaaz tries to justify by saying that they were laughing at an internal joke but Imam remains stubborn. In sometime, Imam is seen with Niketan in the washroom. Imam fingers Niketan by passing demeaning comments and asking him to clean the toilet after using it. Niketan ignores him and walks off.

Imam gets agitated and starts calling him names. In sometime, Niketan goes into the captain’s washroom before Imam wanted to. Imam follows Niketan out till the dining area and shouts at him for using the washroom before him. The rest of the housemates share a big laugh at this incident. Imam goes in and takes a long time to come out. Meanwhile, Karishma, Urvashi and a few others wanted to use the washroom urgently. The captain tried to get Imam out but he was taking his own sweet time. The housemates get annoyed and complain to Bigg Boss via a camera. After Imam eventually comes out, the housemates react to Imam’s nuisance.

Bigg Boss assembles the housemates in the living area and announces their weekly budget task – ‘Chor, Police aur Aam aadmi’. Sapna, Niketan and Imam are the chors, Rajev, Sana and Urvashi are the Police and the rest of the housemates are the ‘aam janta’. Almost immediately after the housemates get up after the announcement, Imam and Sapna steal a bunch of money and run out to the garden area. The aam janta sees Sapna stealing and thus pressurize the police to arrest her. Urvashi catches her and locks her up in the jail placed in the garden area. Meanwhile, Imam hides his money in the washroom. In the process, he finds the money hidden by Sapna and Urvashi as well. Rajev goes to the kitchen and asks Aashka to give him some food without taking any money as his money was with Sana. Aashka tells him to pay first and then collect his food. Rajev gets upset at Aashka’s joke and walks out to the garden area.

Sapna and Niketan are seen plotting against Imam. Since both of them are in liaison with the ‘aam janta’. Sapna says that they’ll portray as if they get lunch for a meager sum of Rs. 10 in contrast to Rs. 300 charged to Imam from the ‘Aam janta’. The plot seems to work as Imam Questions the unfair treatment but he laughs it off by saying that he has enough money to survive himself. In sometime, Imam is caught stealing by the ‘aam janta’ in the kitchen area. The ‘Aam janta’ hand him over to the police and Imam is jailed by Rajev. Urvashi takes Sana into the washroom and explains how Imam had occupied the washroom and made it his hiding den. She also explains how Imam was bribed by her to strike a deal with her. In sometime, Sana is alone in the washroom and she finds all the money Imam had hidden under the sink of the washbasin. While, Sana is busy hiding the notes, Vishal walks in on her. Sana tells him everything and tells him to keep shut.

Imam escapes from the jail as the cops were missing from their spot in the garden area. He runs in to the room but not for long as Rajev and Sana capture him and put him back inside. Towards the end of the night, Karishma goes to Imam and offers him some food to eat but Imam stays adamant on not eating as he was cheated in the afternoon by the ‘Aam Aadmis’ .

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Iss baar Dabangg hai “Strong Nahin Astral Strong”

Plumbing giant Astral partners with Salman starrer Dabangg 2

Mumbai, 17th December 2012: As Salman Khan prepares to charm the audiences with the second film in the Dabangg series this Christmas, there is one group of people who are even more excited than most Salman fans and understandably so.

Astral Poly Technik Ltd. which is one of the leading manufacturers of Plumbing and Drainage Systems in the country, has associated themselves with Bollywood’s biggest franchise Dabangg 2. The mega star Salman Khan will actually use the Astral pipe in the movie and the promos currently on air carry shots of the same.

Says Mr. Sandeep Engineer, MD, Astral, “We are very excited to be associated with two extremely popular mass brands: Dabangg and Salman Khan. The focus of Astral has always been to connect in an effective manner with our trade comprised primarily of plumbers, retailers, consultants, architects and builders. What better than India’s most awaited popular film – Dabangg 2?”

An extensive deal, it covers all aspects of co-promotion including In film integration of the Astral product, on air and off air co-promotion through a co-branded TV promo, outdoor sites, radio spots, store level branding such as posters and danglers, digital banners and on ground though Press Conference presence and meet & greet with the Dabangg star cast.

“The team at Arbaaz Khan Productions have been extremely supportive and I can say with confidence that this is one of the most synergized and well planned movie co-branding initiatives in the country”, adds Mr. Engineer.

“We felt that there was a very strong connect between the two brands i.e. Dabangg and Astral since at the core both brands are about strength. Dabangg is about Chulbul a fearless man who stands strong against all odds while Astral is all about core strength to keep your house strong & leakage free.” Says Mr. Sumit Dutt, MD Leostride Entertainment which managed the partnership and is also the Agency on Record (Creative & Design) for Astral Poly Technik Limited.

Astral’s entire Marketing Plan for the second half of the year was designed around Dabangg 2 with the theme film also sharing the same brand values. The idea was to ensure a seamless transition from the theme film into the co-branded film both highlighting the positioning of ‘Strong Nahin, Astral Strong’. “We are already getting very positive response from the trade and customers” adds Mr Dutt.

Says Arbaaz Khan, Director/Producer of Dabangg 2 “ We were very clear since the beginning that we would do few co-promotions and that too only with those brands that share the Dabangg values. Astral is a leader in the Plumbing space with a strong marketing orientation. Once we heard their co-promotion idea, we were equally excited to join hands with them.”

Looking at Salman Khan waving the Astral Pipe in the promos, and the excitement among the Astral team and its channel partners, one can only say that this partnership truly looks Strong Nahin, Astral Strong!

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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