“I have a dream: of a world, not divided by hate, nor torn by war; Of People living as one, of a humanity drenched with love, empathy; with Peace “Aadesh Shrivasta

Mumbai, January 30, 2013: In a world rift with conflict violence and difference of opinions music is the universal language that bypasses boundaries, differences and cuts through prejudices to carry through the message of Peace across the globe. With this singular purpose in mind Aadesh Shrivastava today presented his latest Album ‘Global Sounds of Peace’ LIVE In Concert at the Shahji Raje Bhosle Krida Sankul on Martyrs Day, Wednesday 30 January 2013. The concert was produced by Raaga Entertainment and Pratap Singh.

Present at the concert was Abhishek Bachchan, Subroto Roy, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Govinda, Kunal Kapoor, Mehul Choksi, Shekhar Suman with his son besides of course the performers like Amitabh Bachchan, Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kavita Seth, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan and lot more.

The concert featured Dr Amitabh Bachchan singing Raag Basanti in his mesmerising baritone voice. It also showcased some of the best musical talents in India and across the globe including Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Kailash Kher, Raghu Dixit, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vijeyta Pandit, Kavita Krishnamurthy, L Subramanium, and performances by Shiamak Davar’s Talented Dance group. International artists Pamela Logoie and Akon are also part of this international collaboration. The voices of the next gen were also heard as Ambi and Bindu Subramanium; Avitesh and Anivesh Shrivastava regaled the audiences with their melodious vocals along with Naina Bachchan at the piano.

All of these singers and artistes performed to the beats of the World Raaga Symphony, an amalgamation of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Indian instrumentalists led by David Murphy and a joint collaboration with Aadesh Shrivastava.

Said Aadesh Shrivastava about this initiative, “This concert is an offering from my soul to all of humanity, in the hope that the universal language of music will resonate to all those who hear these melodies and help unite them as one family – one world. I thank each and everyone especially Mr Bachchan who has always been my inspiration, for thier contribution and their help, without their support this much cherished dream would not have found fulfilment!”

Said Mr Bachchan, “I am very proud of Aadesh for taking on this initiative, music has the ability to transcend barriers and melt away differences. I wish him all the best in this endeavour and hope that everyone here today is inspired to take one small step in the right direction towards peace and harmony”

“We are happy to support Aadesh in this exceptional initiative and we hope that this musical message of peace echo’s loud and clear across the world. This is why The Global Sounds of Peace Concert is open to all, as we need to spread this message of peace and harmony to as many people as possible who wish to participate and join in this vision of a peaceful and harmonious world” added Pratap Singh, Patron – Raaga Music and Entertainment.

Mehul Choksi, CMD, Gitanjali Group, said, “On behalf of Gitanjali Group, I would like to thank Global Sounds of Peace for recognizing the Group’s CSR initiatives like Saksham that provides employment within the diamond industry to People with Disabilities and Beti which mobilizes support for victims of attacks against women. We support this excellent peace initiative and are really proud to be associated with an event of such magnitude which promotes peace across the globe.”

“Aadesh’s indomitable spirit and world class creation is laudable and inspiring. Our association with Global Sounds of Peace is a gesture towards a call and cause that has the power to change the world “, says Managing Director Sameer Nerurkar.

The music for the concert has been composed by Aadesh Shrivastava with lyrics contributed by Sameer Anjaan, Panchhi Jalonvi, Rahul Seth, Shyam Raj and Bindu Subramanium.

The Global Sounds of Peace Concert will also be aired as a 90 minute telecast in February on Colors.



Divya Dulani | +91 9820181558|


Fortis launches ‘Mamma Mia’

A Comprehensive Bouquet of Fitness, Wellness and Information Solutions to aid and celebrate motherhood

Gurgaon, January 30, 2013: Fortis Healthcare Limited (Fortis), today, launched Mamma Mia,a comprehensive and distinctive bouquet of Fitness, Wellness and Information solutions for maternity and child care.

Mamma Mia complements the existing Fortis La Femme brand, dedicated to the healthcare requirements of women spanning all stages of life. It has been long recognized for its clinical excellence in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology. Mamma Mia, is therefore a logical progression.A one-stop facility to comprehensively addresstheneeds of expectant mothers, beyond tradition medical care, Mamma Mia educates, prepares and empowers women to cope with the bodily changes and fitness challenges that accompany the beauty of the birthing process.

A complete service offering, Mamma Mia offers emotional support and food for the soulfor expectant and New Moms seeking a happy, healthy and wholesome birthing experience. It is managed entirely by women who anticipate, appreciate, participate and provide the necessary support required at this critical time.

Elucidating the concept, Anika Puri, Chief Operating Officer, Mamma Mia, said, “Mamma Mia is a unique offering of medical facilities complemented by holistic services for pregnancy and baby care, inside a protected hospital environment. We support Moms-to-be and new Moms by nourishing their bodies, minds and souls in preparation for the arrival of their little ones. “Structured around the pillars of Information, Fitness and Wellness; Mamma Mia equips women with all the knowledge that they require, the fitness solutions they need to suit their changing bodies and relaxation therapy, to cope with their anxieties as young mothers. All of these are provided in a familiar, feminine setting, where they can share a similar experience with others in the same life stage”, Anika, added.

Internationally certified child birth educators, yoga and fitness teachers, Lamaze* instructors, child birth professionals, doulas** and lactation counselors form the specialized team of qualified birth professionals at Mamma Mia that support and assist expecting mothers. In addition, Holistic Fertility Practitioners at Mamma Mia provide support through massage, energy work and counsel couples undergoing IVF.

Heralding the launch, Aditya Vij, CEO India, Fortis, said, “Hospitals across the world have birth professionals attached to them to complement their medical offering. Fortis is the first healthcare delivery provider in India to take a progressive stance in providing specialist advice and holistic solutions for birthing and post-natal care that emphasizes natural and safe motherhood.”

In accordance with Fortis’s guiding principles, Mamma Mia strives to introduce innovative and distinctive services. It promotes Natural birthing, an increasingly recommended option, and has partnered with Global evangelist, Barbara Harper, founder of Water birth International. Barbara is certifying and training doctors, nurses and support staff members at Fortis, to provide assisted Water Birth solutions.

Leading fitness trainer, Ramona Braganza, who has helped Hollywood celebrities, like Halle Berry and Jessica Alba with their fitness regime, has also been roped in by Mamma Mia and her signature exercise program, ‘Baby Bulge Be Gone’, will be provided exclusively through Fortis Mamma Mia to help new mothers get back in shape.

With this first-in- country initiative, Fortis has bridged ranks with leading international Healthcare providers, combining medical expertise with compassionate mother & child-care services.

To begin with, Mamma Mia services are being offered at Fortis La Femme, Fortis Shalimar Bagh and the Fortis Memorial Research Institutein the National Capital Region (NCR). These will be progressively rolled out to other cities so that they are accessible to as many women in India, as possible.

About Fortis Healthcare Limited

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading, integrated healthcare delivery provider in Asia. The healthcare verticals of the company span diagnostics, primary care, day care specialty and hospitals, with an asset base in 11 countries, many of which represent the fastest-growing healthcare delivery markets in the world. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery network in Australia, Canada, UAE, Hong Kong, India, Mauritius, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam with 76 hospitals, over 12,000 beds, over 600 primary care centres, 194 day care specialty centres, over 240 diagnostic centres and a talent pool of over 23,000 people. Fortis Healthcare is driven by the vision of becoming a global leader in the integrated healthcare delivery space and the larger purpose of saving and enriching lives through clinical excellence.

*Lamaze consists of childbirth education classes, relaxation, breathing techniques to support and protect natural, safe and healthy birth.

**Doulas are qualified labour support professionals who provide both emotional and professional help to the couple from the onset of labour to the first breastfeed.

For further information, please contact:

Fortis Memorial Research Institute

MSL India, New Delhi

Archana Darshan

Mob: +91 9873147068


Aman Singh Madaan / Shivani Sharma

Mob: +91 9891580373 / +91 9999216424;


Music Quiz Book hits the stands

MUMBAI: Can’t imagine life without music? The Great Music Quiz Book by Verus Ferreira with over 900 questions and answers on different music genres and music artistes should give you hours of musical fun. No matter how much you know about music, you’ll still find plenty of baffling questions and surprising answers. The Great Music Quiz Book is not just a quiz book, but is also meant to educate those who want to know more about music and to those who want to draw the line between fact and fiction.

Music lovers can enhance their knowledge of music as it happened… age to age, genre to genre, through 17 chapters, including our very own Bollywood and Indi Pop. You have the best of Western Pop, Musicals, Music OSTs to Movies, Rock, Love, Instrumental Music, Jazz, Country and three handpicked legends of music, all well-documented, including musicians who’ve made it big over the past few decades. You can also lay myths and facts about music and artistes at rest.

A music journalist for over 20 years, Verus Ferreira who lives in Bandra, Mumbai, began his career with The Teenager, now rechristened as The Teenager Today (India’s only teenzine). Verus has interviewed the who’s who in the music business from artistes like Air Supply, Shaggy, Herbie Hancock, Richard Clayderman, Emma Bunton (Spice Girls), to Joe Satriani, Placido Domingo, Zubin Mehta, Buddy Guy to metal rockers Iron Maiden to name just a few. Verus presently writes for The Teenager Today, Afternoon Despatch and Courier, AV Max and is a Content Head for a music portal.

An ardent music lover, Verus was motivated to take up this project as he found that book stores across India stocked quiz books on science, sports, politics, history and general knowledge, but rarely a dedicated music quiz book. “After visiting many music and book stores, I realized there was no quiz book on music, hence I wanted to be the first to do this,” he says. He also felt that down the line he needed to do something more than just writing music articles, interviewing music artistes, doing general stories, news reports, and reviewing music and films.

Besides being a well-known journalist, Verus also dabbles in photography and many of the photos of artistes that appear in the book have been shot by him, lending a very personal touch.

In his foreword, renowned santoor player Rahul Sharma speaks highly of the author. “I first met Verus in the year 2000, when he came to interview me after I had launched one of my albums. From the moment he got down to asking me his first question, I knew here was a journalist who knew his music really well because the questions were different from what journalists usually ask. A few years later he also attended my concert with Richard Clayderman. His review left me astounded; he had collated every minute detail of the concert from beginning to end, for those who missed the concert, reading his review almost they felt that they were there. He is a true music journalist.”

Joe Eruppakkatt, General Editor, BETTER YOURSELF BOOKS says, “Verus has done a superb job with the book and it not only manages to bring in many facts of music, but it also maintains the high standards of visual appeal. The book is a handy reckoner to anyone who enjoys good music and would want to know more about the artistes and the people who make great music.”

A handy reference for music lovers, a valuable aid for school/college quiz competitions, house party games and picnic outings and a perfect gift for birthday parties and occasions, the soft cover book has 176 pages and is priced at an affordable Rs 150/-. It is available at all St Paul Book Centres across the country and in major book stores nationwide.

The Great Music Quiz Book is a compendium of music notes with the right tune, directed at all age groups and at anyone who loves music and quizzes. Music lovers would love to keep it on their shelves as a ready- reference to check their knowledge of music.


Below cover of the book please mention –

The Great Music Quiz Book – By Verus Ferreira, Better Yourself Books, 176 pages, Rs. 150/-


Hema Malini opened JIFF-2013

Jaipur, 30th Jan, 13

The event who earned international fame for jaipur, Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) has inaugurated today at Golcha cinema. Famous bollywood actress Hema Malini announced the opening of this five days celebration by lighting the lamp. Prem Chopra, Hema Malini and Oscar winning director Mark Bashit has honoured the famous actress of her time Sharmila Tagore by lifetime achievement award.Sharmila Tagore said that “I am heartily thankful to jaipur that they had invited me here for the award. The pink city is famous for its culture and hospitability. It has gained fame around the globe so, I am feeling overwhelmed to be here”. She added that jaipur as well as whole Rajasthan has a very strong bonding with cinema. The forts, palaces and sand dunes are always been a grandeurs of the Indian cinema. “I congratulate all of you on this occasion and especially to the young film makers for their efforts of making cinema apart main stream. In the opening ceremony, Hema Malini has also expressed her thanks for the invitation in jiff and also gives wishes for the success of the festival.
JIFF director hanuroz told that it’s not to be proud but it is a grand thing in itself that starting from just one theatre, JIFF has now reached to a platform of screening films at 11 screens at 8 different places in its fifth year. JIFF has also gained the honor of counting amongst the other famous international film festivals. This year more than 1400 films from 90 countries registered for JIFF, amongst them 217 have been selected. One more thing to be focused here is that film makers of about 180 films will also be present in the city during the festival.
Some popular names in the cine world like film analyst Komal Nahta, Jaiprakash Chowksey, Arun Dutt, and B.B Nagpal will also be here for different seminars and workshops.
Including Prem Chopra, Arun Dutt and Jaiprakash Chowksey, all the jury members are greeted in the ceremony.

The opening film this year will be “life goes on”. It is a story about a modern Indian Bengali Doctors family, set in today’s London. The main characters include Sanjay, who rediscover lives of his daughters after the sudden death of his wife; Manju.Sanjay faces new challenges & crisis with modern lives of his daughters, especially with the youngest daughter, Dia who is in love with a Muslim boy. This declaration of his daughter made him to recollect his childhood & trauma of hindu-muslim riots during Bengal partition. Here the viewers can get the shadow of Shakespeare’s famous play “King Lear”. The lead actors are Sharmila Tagore and Om Puri.

JIFF Coordinator




Mumbai, January 30, 2013: Reliance Broadcast Network (RBNL) today announced the launch of their channels BIG RTL THRILL and BIG MAGIC on DITTO TV, India’s first Over-The-Top (OTT) TV distribution platform offering LIVE TV and On Demand Content on mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, entertainment boxes and connected TVs. This is a next step ahead with the channels engaging with audiences through the digital platform. This alliance, allows the channels be able to engage viewers digitally, in addition to the traditional television medium.

Positioned as an action entertainment channel targeted at male audiences with the tag line Action ka Baap, BIG RTL THRILL features content acquired from some of the most reputed production houses across the globe, including FremantleMedia, Endemol, Red Bull etc, along with a library of international action films. Similarly, BIG MAGIC is positioned as a regional General Entertainment Channel featuring regional family dramas, crime shows, sitcoms, reality shows and weekend blockbuster movies offers the perfect blend of variety entertainment, infotainment, and business news to its target audience. The alliance also offers Video-On-Demand content such as Actor Calling Actor, Udham Singh, Hum Hai Bajrangee, India’s Glam Diva, I Love Style, India’s Sexiest Bachelor and many more on Ditto TV.

Mr. Sunil Kumaran, Business Head – Language TV, Reliance Broadcast Network said, “Around the world and in India, digital media has transformed the way consumers perceive and consume entertainment. The immense penetration of the internet and the growing number of smart televisions and internet enabled mobile devices are stimulating demand and we believe this will transform into a very significant viewing platform in the time to come. Ditto TV is a promising new distribution tool and we are pleased to launch our channels through the platform. We are confident that it will help expand our channel offerings and reach.”

Commenting on the alliance, Vishal Malhotra, Business Head – New Media at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd said, “This partnership with Reliance Broadcast Network spells a momentous occasion for Ditto TV ensuring that we continue to delight our customers across the world with rich, premium and quality content, anytime, anywhere. Ditto TV will continue to drive innovation in this sector, thereby consolidating our position as a pre-eminent OTT distribution platform worldwide. We are extremely proud of this partnership with Reliance Broadcast Network and are confident that our customers will enjoy the variety that it brings to the Ditto TV offering.”

BIG MAGIC and BIG RTL THRILL are already available on Reliance Digital TV and other local platforms in including Den, Digicable, WWIL, Incable, Hathway, Siticable, Maurya, Moon Cable and Sea TV. With DITTO TV it expands reach further to a mobile audience who savor the television viewing experience while on the go!

Ditto TV, as an application, is available on leading application stores viz. Apple App Store, Android Market, & BlackBerry Application World and Intel AppUp. Furthermore, Ditto TV’s prepaid cards are retailed at high footfall outlets like Croma and Vijay Sales with whom Ditto TV has entered a distribution alliance. For Windows and MAC PCs the same can be downloaded from

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties and television production. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. The company houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS Networks – A joint venture with CBS Studios International, offering 3 English Entertainment Channels – Prime, Love, Spark, as well as a regional General Entertainment Channel for the PCHP region called Spark Punjabi; BIG RTL THRILL – the first channel from the Company’s joint venture with Europe’s RTL Group, targeted at male audiences and is positioned as the ultimate action destination; BIG MAGIC – a regional General Entertainment Channel for the Hindi heartland, which has also expanded into the US, Canada and Australia under the brand name BIG MAGIC INTERNATIONAL; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division that caters to the creative needs of the diverse Indian television landscape. Reliance Broadcast Network also distributes Bloomberg TV India, the country’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to

About Ditto TV

Ditto TV is the latest offering from the digital arm of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE), Zee New Media.It is India’s first over-the-top (OTT) TV distribution platform offering LIVE TV and On Demand Content to end consumers on their mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, entertainment boxes and connected TVs. With access to the largest collection of premium content, spread across leading content genres like GEC, Sports, Lifestyle, Regional and News, along with rich on-demand video capabilities, Ditto TV offers a unique and compelling experience, delivering a seamless video viewing experience on a range of Internet-enabled devices. Along with India, Ditto TV is available in over 267 countries and prominently in the global markets of US, UK, UAE, New Zealand and Australia. Ditto TV currently hosts a total of 51 channels. So far, Ditto TV has partnered for content with ZEE, Viacom18, Multi Screen Media (Sony Entertainment Television), TAJ TV Limited, Sri Adhikari Brothers TV Today Network and BBC. Another amongst industry firsts, Ditto TV offers features such as an elaborative electronic programme guide, a content recommendation engine and an elegant user interface, all of which will be integral to enhancing the user experience.

For more information, please contact:

Cheryl D’souza Waldiya | AVP-Corporate Communications | Reliance Broadcast Network Limited

09322198940 |


Cinderella Actress Jyoti Sharma set to take Bollywood by Storm
Enchanting Jyoti says, “I am now fully prepared to carve a unique niche for me in the world of films and fashion. My theatrical experience has endowed me with the requisite abilities to showcase my acting talent. My multi-faceted personality coupled with my acting abilities give me an ‘unfair advantage’ against many other aspirants. Wait for a mega announcement with me at the helm.”

Well, it seems like this girl is going to turn the tinsel town upside down.

Way To Go Jyoti Sharma


Priyanka Chopra launches her first international music video

~ The video, featuring and directed by Joseph Khan makes its worldwide debut in India~

Bollywood superstar actress and 2101/DesiHits!/Interscope recording artist Priyanka Chopra today unveiled her debut international music video of her hit single ‘In My city’ featuring and produced by RedOne and Brian Kennedy. The video made its world wide premiere at the Reliance Digital Store in Mumbai

Directed by the award winning music video, advertising, and feature film director, Joseph Kahn, the ‘In My City’ video captures the essence of the song in a contemporary manner, showcasing how technology has made the world such a small place. Richard ‘Richy’ Jackson joined hands with Priyanka to create some unique choreography that captures some the vibrant dance moves from India.

Speaking at the world premiere of the music video, Priyanka Chopra said, “I’m nervous and I’m excited… this is another first for me… my first ever music video. We’ve tried to capture the essence of the song… which essentially is welcoming people into each others world. I was very keen to add some Indian elements into the video… from the styling right down to the ‘thumkas’. I had a great team involved in creating this video and I’m very excited to share it with the world!”

Adds Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director, Universal Music India & SAARC,”Priyanka’s debut international single “In My City” has broken all records in India becoming the fastest as well as the highest selling `single’ ever in India. With the release of the video now, which is absolutely stunning and showcases Priyanka on par with any other global pop superstars, we are confident of another huge spike in sales for the single both physical as well as digital. The video will be backed once again by our creative marketing campaigns that will ensure visibility of the top order to make it one of the `most viewed’ videos of 2013 while at the same time paving the way for follow-up singles and then of course Priyanka’s highly anticipated debut International album!

Priyanka has joined hands with Reliance Digital has partnered with Priyanka to create a unique event, where all Reliance Digital stores will showcase the video across all its stores across the country.

On the occasion of the launch says Reliance Digital, “Reliance Digital is extremely happy to have Priyanka Chopra back, spreading happiness among her innumerable fans and our customers & patrons alike. We congratulate Priyanka on the huge success achieved by her single and video, and hope to continue having her with us in our mission of spreading happiness to one & all”

In My City continue to make waves across India and the world, steadily climbing charts in markets as diverse as Sweden and Canada. The single was also nominated by the World Music Awards -A multi ethnic platform it’s the biggest platform for world music, under the -Best Debut and Best Song categories.


Musical-E-Azam continued its awesome run today on Radio City 91.1 FM with music composer duo Sajid-Wajid gracing the studio with RJ Salil and RJ Archana. The duo spoke at length about their musical journey so far, their famed association with Salman Khan and the movies lined up in 2013. In a candid chat, RJ Salil asked about the feeling of being a part of four 100 crore movies in the past year. The spontaneous, talented Sajid-Wajid made for a full-on entertaining day for Musical-E-Azam as they went unplugged with all their popular tracks from ‘do you wana partner’ to ‘fevicol se’.

This is the 5th season of ‘Musical-E-Azam’ will be broadcast in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Pune, Nagpur & Rest of Maharashtra. South markets including Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, & Vizag will tuning in live to ‘Musical Durbar’ every morning. Besides enjoying the unplugged songs by the artists, listeners can also call in to request special songs.

Musical-e-Azam is the festival of live music on Radio City 91.1 FM where renowned singers visit our studios, belting out their popular tracks exclusively for our listeners. Musical-e-Azam on Radio City 91.1FM is the biggest platform of live music on radio.


Aritra Chowdhury.



Actor Randhir Kapoor releases Shemaroo’s 101 Silver Screen Stars

First-of-its-kind 4-DVD Gift Pack is a COLLECTOR’S EDITION with over 750 minutes of Bollywood nostalgia, trivia, 550 song clips and 101 full songs

A very glamorous FILMY DIARY consisting of some very interesting film artworks and facts tracing 100 Years of Cinema on each page comes FREE with this Gift Pack

January 30, 2013: Actor Randhir Kapoor, who represents the ‘First Family of Bollywood’, launched the first copy of Shemaroo’s first-of-its-kind Golden Jubilee Year Offering – 101 SILVER SCREEN STARS – an Audio-Visual treat on the life journey of 101 popular Hindi film heroes and heroines encapsulated in 4 DVDs of over 750 minutes each of non-stop Bollywood nostalgia. In the 101st year of Indian Cinema, the must-have for every film lover is not merely a compilation but a well-researched Collector’s Edition with interesting anecdotes as well as more than 550 song clips and 101 main songs.

The pack also includes a very glamorous Filmy Diary consisting of some very interesting film artworks and facts tracing 100 Years of Cinema on each page complements the 4 DVD Gift Pack. The first promo of the product was also played for the 1,000 strong audiences attending the event.

It will not be an exaggeration to call 101 SILVER SCREEN STARS a mini encyclopedia on Bollywood, as the memorable life journeys of 101 Stars (51 Heroines & 50 Heroes) are covered along with their popular songs.

Mr. Hiren Gada, Director, Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd., said, “Shemaroo Entertainment proudly presents 101 SILVER SCREEN STARS for its audience. This is our Golden Jubilee Year Offering for all lovers of Hindi Cinema – be it the Senior citizens, the middle aged or the Youngsters representing the Gen Next. It is a musical celebration and tribute to 101 all-time superstars who have adorned the Silver Screen with their magnificent presence. One can rediscover their favorite stars with flashbacks of their Life journeys and cinematic moments. There is something for everyone in this unique product which is the first of its kind on Video.”

About Shemaroo

Founded in 1962, Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd is among the eminent Filmed Entertainment “Content House” in the country with activities ranging across Content Ownership, Aggregation and Distribution. The Shemaroo brand is today synonymous with quality entertainment in the Indian entertainment eco system.

Shemaroo is engaged in the distribution of content for satellite channels, physical formats and emerging technologies like the Mobile, Internet, Broadband, IPTV and DTH among others. With its partnership with the major telecom operators in India, Shemaroo is one of the forefront players of the digital age. The company has also tied up with many content providers across the country.

Ekta Kumari – PR & Corp. Comm. (Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd.)

Tel: (91 – 22) 4031 9911 Email:

Janki Trivedi, Adfactors PR – Mob: 09820080835, 09820531932


“Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, (“Company”), is proposing, subject to market conditions and other considerations, a public issue of its securities and has filed a draft red herring prospectus, (“DRHP”), with the Securities and Exchange Board of India, (“SEBI”). The DRHP is available on the website of SEBI at and the respective websites of the Book Running Lead Managers to the Issue at and Investors should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and for details relating to the same, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” of the DRHP.”

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101 Silver Screen Stars

Featuring: Aamir Khan, Abhay Deol, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Akshaye Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Amol Palekar, Anil Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Babita, Balraj Sahni, Bipasha Basu, Bobby Deol, Dev Anand, Dharmendra, Dilip Kumar, Dimple Kapadia, Fardeen Khan, Farooque Shaikh, Govinda, Helen, Hema Malini, Hrithik Roshan, Jackie Shroff, Jaya Bhaduri, Jaya Prada, Jeetendra, Joy Mukherjee, Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Kishore Kumar, Madhubala, Madhuri Dixit, Mala Sinha, Manisha Koirala, Manoj Kumar, Meena Kumari, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Mehmood, Mithun Chakraborty, Moushumi Chatterji, Mumtaz, Nanda, Nargis, Naseeruddin Shah, Neetu Singh, Nutan, Padmini Kolhapure, Parveen Babi, Poonam Dhillon, Priyanka Chopra, Raakhee, Raj Babbar, Raj Kapoor, Raj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Rakesh Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Rati Agnihotri, Raveena Tandon, Reena Roy, Rekha, Rishi Kapoor, Sadhana, Saif Ali Khan, Saira Banu, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Shilpa Shetty, Smita Patil, Sridevi, Sunil Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Sunny Deol, Suraiya, Tabu, Tina Munim, Urmila Matondkar, Vidya Balan, Vinod Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Vivek Oberoi, Vyjayantimala, Waheeda Rehman and Zeenat Aman.

A Musical Celebration of 101 All-time Superstars who have adorned the Silver Screen with their magnificent presence.
Interesting details about each star’s family & origins, film debut, memorable films & career graph, awards & nominations, flashback information, other pursuits etc. presented along with a medley of their popular songs.
Culmination of each Star segment with a full song dedicated to that particular star.
More than 550 song clips and 101 main songs.
More than 750 minutes of non-stop Bollywood Nostalgia in 4 DVDs.
Recall their memorable films, major awards and achievements.
Rediscover your favourite stars with flashbacks of their Life journeys and cinematic moments


“Jayanta Bhai is a gangster with a heart” – Vivek Oberoi

After playing infamous gangster characters like Chandu Nagre (Company) and Maya Dolas (Shootout At Lokhandwala) ,Vivek Oberoi returns to familiar territory, this time around, essaying the role with a twist in Ramesh Taurani’s Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story.

Talking about what makes this “Bhai” different from the rest reveals Vivek Oberoi, “Jayanta is basically the wrong bhai at the right place. While he fancies himself as a serious bhai and is pretty good at whatever he does, Jayanta is also a fun-loving, good-natured guy. He’s naive and this creates problems for him” Adding that, “I wanted to surprise myself, the audience, with all that you can do with a ‘bhai’ character. Jayanta is very vulnerable and emotional. He’s very real, that’s what makes him endearing and entertaining.”

Interestingly Kiran Kotrial, who scripted the Kumar Taurani production ,calls Jayanta’s character a mix of what happens when Company’s Chandu meets Aditya of Saathiya.

Says Kiran, “The kind of character Jayanta is and the way he speaks, only someone born and bred in Mumbai can enact perfectly. Vivek’s character is like Company’s Chandu meets Aditya of Saathiya. We’ve seen both aspects of Vivek as an actor. When you merge the two, you get an interesting combination,”

Kumar Taurani’s Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story starring Vivek Oberoi and Neha Sharma comes to a theater near you 15th Februar



Music’s Biggest Night® — Hosted by LL COOL J — Airs Live on CBS
Sunday, Feb. 10, 8 P.M. ET/PT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2013) — Six-time GRAMMY® winner Justin Timberlake is set to perform on the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast. This marks the first time in four years that Timberlake will grace the GRAMMY stage, and will be his debut TV performance on the eve of his first studio album in seven years. The music industry’s premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at and, and on YouTube. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

Previously announced performers for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards include current nominees Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, The Black Keys, FUN., the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jack White, as well as Elton John and current nominee Ed Sheeran performing live together for the first time. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host of Music’s Biggest Night®.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

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Abhishek Bachchan sweeps the comic awards this season

After scoring a comic hattrick and bagging the awards for “Best Actor in a Comic Role” for his performance in the 100crore performing Bol Bachchan, at the BIG Star Entertainment Award , Zee Cine Award and the 19th Annual Screen Awards, Abhishek Bachchan also went on to recently win the Best Actor- Comedy at the annual Stardust Awards 2013.

The evening turned out to be even more special as Amitabh Bachchan who himself was honored with a “Star of the Century” award , collected the award on son Abhishek’s behalf in his absence on a professional commitment.

Elated with the dream-award run says Abhishek , “I’d like to thank everyone for their wishes. Thank you Rohit,Ajay Devgn,Prachi Desai and Asin and the entire team who worked on the film.I dedicate the awards to all of you who worked so hard on the film.I’m glad that my role was appreciated and hope to keep that going”.


The mercury is climbimg higher and higher as Musical-E-Azam season 5 edges towards its end. Today Shaan and Roop Kumar Rathore wowed everyone as they went live on-air with Musical-E-Azam. Both charmed the listeners, going unplugged with their superhit tracks from over the years. The duo was truly amazing when they embarked on a jugalbandi of all their recent hits. The show ended on a high note with Roop Kumar Rathore dedicating a ‘shayari’ to Shaan. The singers were all praises about the special ambience and feeling that Musical-E-Azam creates.

This is the 5th season of ‘Musical-E-Azam’ will be broadcast in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Pune, Nagpur & Rest of Maharashtra. South markets including Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, & Vizag will tuning in live to ‘Musical Durbar’ every morning. Besides enjoying the unplugged songs by the artists, listeners can also call in to request special songs.

Musical-e-Azam is the festival of live music on Radio City 91.1 FM where renowned singers visit our studios, belting out their popular tracks exclusively for our listeners. Musical-e-Azam on Radio City 91.1FM is the biggest platform of live music on radio.

Tomorrow, Musical-E-Azam reaches its climax with the unusual pairing of Richa Sharma and Adnan Sami.


Aritra Chowdhury.




Saif Ali Khan gets candid about his female co-stars in an exclusive tete-a-tete for Metro Shoes associating with Race 2

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Beaming with the latest success of Race 2, Saif Ali Khan gave a candid interview during a fun meet and greet session exclusively with Metro Shoes for Race 2.

When asked about his female co-stars, he comments about how he doesn’t miss working with Kareena Kapoor and their chemistry on screen has unfortunately never worked.

He talks about his character in Race 2 and how there is a lot of sizzling chemistry on-screen between Deepika Padukone and him in themovie. He also said he misses working with the beautiful Bipasha Basu as she was an integral part of Race 1.

On being asked about accidents happening on sets of the movie he comments that he’s very accident prone and the movie being an action thriller, during the shoot small injuries kept happening to him. He compliments Akshay Kumar to be lucky enough to do amazing stunts so well and still not get wounded.

Saif signs off with a smirk on his face about how his name is synonymous with Race. He proudly acclaimed that he is the face and soul of Race and it’s a movie close to his heart.

Thanks & Regards,

Vrushali Joshi



Shruti Haasan the face of Chennai CCL

One of the most popular faces down south, actress-singer Shruti Haasan was recently chosen as the face of the Chennai CCL (Celebrity Cricket League) team –The Chennai Rhinos thanks to her enormous fan following down south.

Elated to be ambassador for the team says Shruti, “Absolutely adore the Chennai rhinos!! Such awesome boys! Proud to be the team ambassador it’s going to be super fun!,”. Adding that “I’m really glad that even though Mumbai is now home , Chennai has always had a special place in my heart since I’ve grown up there, and now being selected as the face of Chennai Rhinos is just overwhelming and I am grateful that I can represent Chennai”.





New Delhi, 31st January 2013: Reliance Broadcast Network’s 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No. 1 FM Network and winner of the Radio Broadcaster of the Year Award at the Golden Mikes, has roped in RJ Avinash as the co-host of the evening show at its Delhi station. Currently being hosted by RJ Saakshi, the duo will work together to up the entertainment quotient for listeners during the primetime show airing between 5pm and 9pm on weekdays. Introduced on the show through a unique on-air teaser, RJ Avinash was positioned as a Punjabi tutor supporting RJ Saakshi on her journey to learn the language.

According to RAM Data for Week 50 2012 to Week 1 2013, 59% of audiences who tune-in for the evening show are predominantly youth aged 12-34yrs. With the 5pm to 9pm being an extremely competitive spot, the unique entry of two RJs and their fun-filled banter is bound to make for engaging and entertaining content for young listeners. Having taken on a retro positioning with the tagline ‘Hit The Hit Rahenge’ in 2011, 92.7 BIG FM’s Delhi Station has constantly innovated to present different content that would appeal to its listeners.

92.7 BIG FM Spokesperson said, “We are very happy to bring on-board RJ Avinash who will be joining hands with RJ Saakshi to host the evening show between 5pm and 9pm. A dual-RJ show always make for engaging content with the RJs’ constant banter keeping listeners entertained. The teaser to introduce RJ Avinash on the show has received some incredible feedback and we are sure that the two RJs will make a hit-pair whose witty humour will appeal to listeners in Delhi.”

RJ Avinash said, “I am really excited about being a part of the BIG FM family. Having been a part of the industry, I feel really excited to be co-hosting the evening show with RJ Saakshi. We share a great working relationship and are looking forward to entertaining the youth of Delhi with our funfilled Punjabi banter and some incredible retro music.”

RJ Avinash joins 92.7 BIG FM with extensive hosting experience. Having previously emceed events and also been an RJ with multiple radio networks, RJ Avinash will co-host the evening show on 92.7 BIG FM Delhi with RJ Saakshi between 5pm and 9pm on weekdays.

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties and television production. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. The company houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS Networks – A joint venture with CBS Studios International, offering 3 English Entertainment Channels – Prime, Love, Spark, as well as a regional General Entertainment Channel for the PCHP region called Spark Punjabi; BIG RTL THRILL – the first channel from the Company’s joint venture with Europe’s RTL Group, targeted at male audiences and is positioned as the ultimate action destination; BIG MAGIC – a regional General Entertainment Channel for the Hindi heartland, which has also expanded into the US, Canada and Australia under the brand name BIG MAGIC INTERNATIONAL; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division that caters to the creative needs of the diverse Indian television landscape. Reliance Broadcast Network also distributes Bloomberg TV India, the country’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to


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A dazzling thursday night saw Bollywood’s crème-de-la-crème descend at
a suburban multiplex to witness the premiere of the film Mai. Mai is a
heart-rending tale about a mother-daughter relationship, portrayed by
Asha Bhosle and her real-life niece Padmini Kolhapure. The legendary
80-year-old Padma Bhushan-awardee singer-actor made a striking debut
in the Film and Team Videocon showed their support by sponsoring the
premiere night.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Anirudh Dhoot, Director – Videocon said,
“The Dhoot family has high regards for the Mangeshkar-Bhosle family
since my grandfather’s time, so when we were approached to be a part
of this beautiful evening, we instantly agreed. We are honored to be
associated with this film by sponsoring this premiere night! At
Videocon, we have always appreciated and support good cinema. The film
is beautiful and more so, watching the expressive Ashaji act for the
very first time was an absolute delight. The presence of eminent
bollywood personalities made the evening even more special.”

Other than the star-cast of Mai, some celebrities present on the
occasion included Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Rekha, Tanuja, Shatrughan
Sinha, Anil Kapoor, Kajol, Jackie Shroff, Talat Aziz amongst many


From North to South! – Kajal Aggarwal

1st February, Mumbai: Kajal Aggarwal, the Aamchi Mumbai-Punjaban kudi is famous for her enviable beauty and stunning acting skills down south. She stars opposite Akshay Kumar in her next Bollywood project Special Chabbis and is seen doing Bhangra with the Khiladi. From acting in Tamil and Telugu movies to dancing on Punjabi Beats, Kajal has surprised everyone with her onscreen versatility.

Since both Akshay and Kajal are Punjabi, the two were seen conversing in Punjabi between shots. Sources from the set say that she was teased by Akshay for her anglicized Punjabi accent. The two shared a good laugh and seemed to have bonded over shared interests. “The two love Punjabi food and were seen talking in Punjabi and having a good time on the sets. Akshay teased her about her accent while she spoke in Punjabi and she was full of praise of his Bhangara”, said the source. Akshay and Kajal dance together on a punjabi-wedding number in the film and the song is already on top of the playlists everywhere.

Kajal plays the role of a 80’s school-teacher in the movie. Her simple school teacher look in the promos has been getting a lot of positive feedback from the viewers. The onscreen chemistry between the two is something the audience is waiting to see. Special Chabbis hits the theatres on February 8!


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Joey Debroy waiting to exhale –

While his leading lady Indrani Chakraborty aka Mishti finds her foot back on the ground.

Newcomer Joey Debroy who is associated with the film ‘Porichoi’ being Directed by Rupali Guha, veteran Director Basu Chatterjee’s daughter also starring Bengal’s superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee is not a very happy man.

His co-star and leading lady from the film Indrani Chakraborty has recently joined hands with Subhash Ghai’s camp and has suddenly gone cold on her prior commitment as she is now being touted as Ghai’s newest protégé Mishti.

While there is great excitement in the air about his film career. Joey has another Bollywood film waiting to release coming March. “Mumbai 125 kms” has Joey starring along with controversy queen Veena Mallik where he plays an important role in this action-thriller flick.

For now his film Porichoi is near completion and the entire unit especially Prosenjit, film director Rupali and himself wait for the leading lady to return to finish her prior commitment.

Porichoi was shot in Newcastle, Britain, over a period of a month in December 2012.

Joey says “It is surprising that Indrani is shrugged off her association with the film when it is Prosenjit and Rupali who worked hard to groom her and get her to this level. Her sudden change of attitude and high handedness has upset the entire cast.”

Hoping against Hope – Joey’s waiting for his 2013 releases to fall in place as per schedule.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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