Soaring high in popularity and content innovation, this digital channel crosses 1 crore video views within months of its launch ~

Telly Talk India becomes the talk of town!

~ Soaring high in popularity and content innovation, this digital channel crosses 1 crore video views within months of its launch ~

National, 16th October, 2013: Telly Talk India the brand new online channel has its pulse on all the things that go on after the daily soap cameras stop rolling & reality TV gets real! Showcasing some of the most exclusive and sensational telly scoops, Telly Talk India is making heads turn and how, as it crosses 1 crore video views on YouTube within 6 months of its launch. This digital channel has been successful in establishing the fastest organic growth on the back of its irresistibly entertaining content. In fact, within 2 months of its launch, more than 10 videos from Telly Talk India were trending on YouTube charts!

Telly Talk India is owned and operated by India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel – zoOm which is also India’s biggest TV brand in the digital space. zoOm has over 81 crore views and nearly 3.3 lakh subscribers on YouTube, over 52 lakh fans on Facebook, nearly 2.8 lakh followers on Twitter and over 12 lakh people in its circles on Google+. The basic idea of the online channel Telly Talk India emerged from zoOm’s long-running weekly TV show “Telly Talk” that covers the off-screen lifestyles of the most popular TV celebrities.

Telly Talk India has become the most sought after destination for the Indian television lovers, giving them UNCENSORED access to their favourite telly stars. From identifying the ‘good-friends’ in the industry, to RK from Madhubala (Colors) disclosing his real life romance and Saras from Saraswati Chandra (Star Plus) talking about the upcoming twists in the serial; from telly stars’ personal wardrobe to how they celebrate their anniversary and what goes on behind-the-scenes on the sets, this digital channel is not just good at sourcing the latest scoops from telly land but also has the distinction of being the one to uncover the in-depth story first. So much so, that many online entertainment news sites often seem to rely on Telly Talk India’s reporting for the stories they put up on their own pages.

Enthralling the viewers with some exciting content innovations, Telly Talk India has exceeded expectations and has constantly delivered engaging content. Telly View a segment on Telly Talk India is the only online review show that rates the Indian TV shows. From predicting the runaway successes to short on-air life of shows, Telly View has been bang-on in predicting the fate of the latest launches on television. Mashup – a fun series of mashed up star-conversations is a roaring success because of its highly addictive tongue-in-cheek humour. Telly Express is a pacy and spicy 1-minute roundup of all the biggest stories in Television.

Commenting on the success of the online channel, Avinash Kaul, Chief Executive Officer – ET NOW, TIMES NOW and zoOm, said: “Our experience in the space of youth entertainment, understanding their preferences and consumption habits across mediums, is evident in the fact that zoOm is not only the number one Bollywood channel on TV but also the most preferred Bollywood destination online. With Telly Talk India, an exclusive online channel that is about stars that they watch on TV, we tapped into an unfulfilled content need-gap that we were the first to identify. While the idea existed as a show on zoOm, the decision to innovate and build content specific for the online medium has been key to success of Telly Talk India.”

Keeping pace with the evolving preferences of viewers, Telly Talk India not only provides entertaining content in new user friendly formats, it also engages the viewers by giving them opportunities to interact with their favourite small screen stars from time to time. Through an innovative Twitter initiative – #TellyMate, Telly Talk India sources messages, wishes and questions from the viewers addressed to their favourite stars and gets personalized video responses by the stars delivered back to the fans. TV icons like Karan Singh Grover, Jennifer Winget, Gautam Rodhe and Karan Kundra amongst many are some of the names on the fan wish-list that #TellyMate has managed to fulfill.

Watch the small screen actors come alive and spill the beans on their co-stars, discuss their relationship statuses and get a peek into their clean homes & some dirty closets only on Telly Talk India.

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About zoOm:

zoOm, India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel, and a trendsetter in its genre, brings viewers closer to the biggest stars through the hottest entertainment news, features, countdowns, music, trends, celebrity interviews and reviews. zoOm is available across 28 countries worldwide besides heavy presence in the social media space making it the one stop shop for everything related to Bollywood.

About Times Television Network:

Times Television Network is part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group. It houses upscale brands including ET NOW – India’s No. 1 Business News channel; MOVIES NOW – India’s leading English Movies channel; ROMEDY NOW – a unique destination for Love and Laughter; TIMES NOW – India’s No. 1 English News channel; and zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel. The network delivers segmented and differentiated content under one umbrella. It informs, entertains and engages over 100 million urban affluent viewers in India and is available in 45 countries across the globe.

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, October 16, 2013 — Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion, and Jonny Buckland of the multiplatinum, multiple Grammy Award-winning recording act Coldplay will be honored with the Hollywood Song Award for the hit song “Atlas” from Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The award will be given at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 21st, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Chris Martin of Coldplay is accepting the award on the band’s behalf as well as performing the song.

“Atlas,” the first song the band has ever written and performed for a motion picture, was released in September and reached #1 on iTunes in 43 countries around the world. “Atlas” will be released as part of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack from Lionsgate and Republic Records on November 19, 2013, just before the film opens worldwide on November 22, 2013.

“The Hollywood Film Awards is thrilled to present the Hollywood Song Award to a band as globally respected and prolific as Coldplay,” said de Abreu. “They continue to build their legacy and, with ‘Atlas’ marking the first time they have recorded for a motion picture, we cannot think of an artist better deserving of this honor.”

The 2013 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will be honoring the prolific and legendary producer Jerry Weintraub with the “Hollywood Legend Award” and Academy Award® nominated actor Harrison Ford (who stars in the upcoming Ender’s Game for Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment) with this year’s “Hollywood Career Achievement Award.”

In addition, the Hollywood Film Awards will honor Matthew McConaughey with the “Hollywood Actor Award”; Academy Award-winning Sandra Bullock with the “Hollywood Actress Award”; Oscar-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal with the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award”; Academy Award-winning Julia Roberts with the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” and the cast of August: Osage County, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, and Misty Upham with the “Hollywood Ensemble Award.”

Also singled out for honors will be Jared Leto with the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Award” for Dallas Buyers Club; Lupita Nyong’o with the “New Hollywood Award” for 12 Year A Slave; Lee Daniels with the “Hollywood Director Award”; Steve McQueen with the “Hollywood Breakout Director Award”; Michael De Luca with the “Hollywood Producer Award”; and screenwriters Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater with the “Hollywood Screenwriter Award.” Other honorees include director Dan Scalon forMonsters University with the “Hollywood Animation Award,” and the movie Pacific Rim for visual effects.

The Hollywood Film Awards honors cherished stars, filmmakers, musicians, and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance.

Last year’s awards show received more than 341 million media impressions following the red carpet event with attendees from media outlets such as Entertainment Tonight, Extra!, E! News, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press , Reuters, US Weekly, MSN, OK Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People.

The 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards is sponsored by Dodge.

Coldplay has sold more than 60 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including seven GRAMMY®s, eight BRITs, six Q Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards. Coldplay’s latest studio album, Mylo Xyloto, topped the charts in 34 countries, including the U.S. and the U.K., and the band’s 2012 outing was named the top-grossing tour of the year by Billboard.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has sold over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

The Hollywood Film Awards®, founded in 1997, were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season. The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory Team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year. In the last 10 years, a total of 96 Oscar® nominations and 34 Oscars® were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards. For additional information, visit


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I could relate to the soul of the story (Rajula) – Karan Sharma

A former Radio Jockey and a well known Indian Television Actor with serials such as Crime Patrol, Savadhaan India, KunkiJeena Isi Ka Naamhai, etc Karan Sharma debut film as main lead is Rajula.

Karan in an interview…

Tell us about the film Rajula…

Rajula is based on the famous folk tale of Uttarakhand, Rajula-Malushahi, and as I belong to Almora, the cultural capital of Uttarakhand, it was obvious I could relate to the soul of the story (Rajula). This was the main reason of selecting this as my debut film. Plus the narration of the film is awesome the film is not just showing you the epic saga of love rather it has layers of journey of Rajula. It shows the inner strength of woman then and now.

Our film has weaved two different eras together for the narration of our story. One track shows the old story of Rajula and Malushahi. The second track is the present age

Tell us about your character Ravi in ‘Rajula’…

Ravi is documentary film maker who settled in US for 7 years after his parents died in a car accident. Currently in the film he is came to India for his next research project, Rajula-Malushahi. As Ravi’s belongs to the Uttarakhand in film, he decided to take on a epic story of Rajula-Malushahi for his next documentary.

The most interesting point here I want to point is that the character Ravi while in the research of the story finds ample similarities with his own life.

How was your total experience of shooting in Uttarakhand?

The beauty of Uttarakhand is mesmerizing the whole experience of shooting was great too. There were quite intense scene emotional scenes we shot like sword fighting ones or the emotional ones; the locations added the extra factor to the scenes. This is brilliantly comes out on screen.

How is the working experience with the cast and director?

Working with Hemant Pandey was an experience in itself. He uses to bring fun and very helpful at shoots. And it was great experience working with other actors who are famous in the state and theater fields.

Director Nitin was very specific and particular about what he wanted out of any particular scene. And let me tell you an interesting fact that we also shared a scene in front of the camera. Yes, we both acted in a scene together, and that too, in a sword fighting sequence. (Laughs) Our coordination showed there very well.

It’s a great film and we enjoyed every bit of it in the making and we tried to bring an epic love story in a very modern approach with focus being on the persons evolved in the story. And we tried to showcase the true picture of our so called changing society that still is different towards the female and male.

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Ace Photographer Prashant Patil turned singer.

Prashant Patil, ace photographer has ventured into the music world. The famous photographer who has clicked many well known faces from Bollywood will be seen singing old melodious numbers.

According to reports, he has sung many classics that will not only appeal the older audience but today`s youngsters too.. He has sung his versions of songs like, Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Main Aaya, Badan Pe Sitaare, Likhe Jo Khat tujhe and many more. The music has a Jazz feel to it and that is the most appealing factor of the album.

“Nazar Na Lag Jaye” music video is directed by Prabhuraj and choreographed by veteran dancer Sandip Soparrkar and very well shot by bunty deshpande.The tracks are composed by Sagar Dhote and Pavan Thakur.

Another foot tapping music video “Badan Pe Sitare” is directed by Prabhuraj and choreographed by Arvind Thakur ( assistant to Remo D’souza) and edited by Manan Sagar ( Editor of the film A.B.C.D.) The special mention goes to the D.O.P Bunty Despande for his brilliant cinematography.

Prashant has also sung duets with bollywood singer Sujata trivedi and Apeksha Dandekar and the album as a whole turned out to be a masterpiece.
The album ‘oh my love ‘ is released by saregama india.

Please check out below link : (Nazar Na Lag Jaye) by Prashant Patil.


Film “16 MM Picture” launched with song recording.

Writer, director Shiraz Hanry launched his fourth film “16 MM Picture” with song recording in baton of Ali-Gani, at SRS Recording, Oshiwara on 14th Oct. Song was penned by Anjaan Sagri and rendered by Pavani Pandey (film ‘Bodyguard’ fame) and Sameer (winner of Little Champs). Film is being made under the banner of Spyderwave Films & Find Studioz, produced by Ashutosh Verma & Rebecca Changkija.

Film stars Gulshn Pandey, Raj Shisatkar (Director of Marathi Films), Rebeca Mayorga (Mexican Singer & Actress), Preity Mohadkar (Model of Kalyan Jewellers with Amitabh Bachchan), Christie Bourcq (French Actress), Vivek Kulshreshta, Jai Tari & Aslam Aziz.

Film is based on real incidences of Bollywood.


Vaani Kapoor, the new face of Brand Lux’s body wash range

Yashraj Talent Division’s new find, the very vivacious, Vaani Kapoor has been signed up by Hindustan Unilever’s Brand Lux as the face for its body wash range.
This is the first time that a debutante actor will represent the iconic brand in a campaign that will roll out nationally in a phased manner over the next few months.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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