Sonal Chauhan makes her singing debut on-air!

Sonal Chauhan makes her singing debut on-air!

Gorgeous and beautiful diva Sonal Chauhan has left a lasting imprint on the Indian film industry with her extraordinary and versatile performances in movies. But the young actress has donned a brand new avatar for her upcoming supernatural thriller, ‘3G’. Making her debut as a singer, much like Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra, Sonal Chauhan has lent her voice to the melodious song ‘Kaise Bataoon’. In fact, taking her passion for music one step further, the actress even sang the soulful song in front of a live audience and on-air when she launched the song at 92.7 BIG FM studios in Mumbai. Clearly, 3G is a double whammy for this gorgeous leading lady! Here’s hoping that the song rules airwaves just like Sonal rules over her fans’ hearts!



Audience and Distributors give a thumbs up to Murder 3, Collects 13.31 Cr in Opening Weekend

Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films’ Murder 3 has done a business of 13.31 cr nett domestic box office in its opening weekend thereby ensuring that distributors, exhibitors & the producers post handsome profits from the project. Starring Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hyadri and Sara Loren, the film notched up exciting numbers on a strong showing at the multiplex screens. A U/A certified film, directed by debutant Vishesh Bhatt, son of producer, Mukesh Bhatt, Murder 3 has a strong women centric core that has connected well with its women audience as well.

The film has done well on a word of mouth publicity and is expected to hold well through the week. Murder 3 released across 1350 screens in India. The film’s opening day collections were the highest ever for any solo Randeep Hooda starrer. And it’s not just the audience, the distributors too are pitching in with their words of praise.

Mumbai based distributor and exhibitor, Rahul Haksar says,” Randeep Hooda has proved that he is now here to stay. The first day figures of Murder 3 is Hooda’s career best outing as a solo male lead. The film will give the fraternity greater confidence to take him as solo lead in future projects.”

Meanwhile,Arvind Chapalkar, owner of City Pride adds, “ Emraan Hashmi has been the face of Murder franchise, however, despite there being no Emraan this time around, the audience came out in good numbers to see Murder 3. It goes on to show the power of Murder franchise and also, the rising stardom of Randeep Hooda.

Murder 3 has also been in news for the reinvention of the Murder brand. With the opening weekend figures looking good, the stress on better content has worked well. Prakhar Joshi, from PVR adds,”A U/A certified film, Murder 3 is the first from the franchise where families have come out to see the film. It’s taken a turn towards greater content and lesser titillation. The film has a good word of mouth and I am hoping it will hold on during the week “

Sanjay Ghai, COO Mukta Arts pitches in saying, “A debutant director along with a non A lister star cast, Murder 3 had its odds staked up from Day 1. Yet, it did exceedingly well over the weekend. It will be unfair to compare it with Murder 1 and 2 figures because Murder 3’s premise is different and it is a woman’s oriented subject.”

And it’s not just Randeep, even Aditi’s performance has come for a praise, Anant Verma, Business Head, DT Cinemas sums up, saying, “Women showed particularly greater interest in Murder 3. That’s because of its connect with women who responded well to Aditi’s character, Roshni, who has done a great job in the film.”

Murder 3, made on a small budget, became a profitable venture from Day 1 and a strong showing by the film during the opening weekend, is set to give handsome profits to all the stakeholders including Vishesh Films & Fox Star Studios.


Abhishek Bachchan roped in for Bhushan Kumar & Varun Bajaj’s next

After the riveting success of the satirical Oh My God!, Umesh Shukla will direct his next for T-Series headhoncho Bhushan Kumar and Varun Bajaj and has roped in none other than Abhishek Bachchan for the film, that goes on floors later this year.

Making their first collaboration even more special, producer Bhushan Kumar gifted the script to the star on the occasion of his birthday.

Says Bhushan Kumar, “We are happy to announce Abhishek Bachchan as the lead of our ambitious next directed by Umesh Shukla and what better day than his birthday to make the announcement . They’ve both had a good year, Abhishek with Bol Bachchan and Umesh with OMG!. My co-producers and I agreed that Abhishek fits the role. We didn’t even think of anyone else.”

While Abhishek Bachchan has been confirmed as lead in the film that delves into the equation between a man and his son,details of the rest of the starcast are being kept under tight wraps.

Adds producer Varun Bajaj, “”After ‘Oh! My God’ we wanted to do a social comedy with Umeshji. This film is based on a father and son relationship. The film is funny as well as emotional. It gives out a message in the end.””*.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Varun Bajaj,the untitled film will go on floors later this year.


Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital the 1st hospital in Maharashtra to receive the JCI accreditation, USA and NABH certificate

February, Pune: Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, the multi-specialty, super specialty quaternary care hospital based in Chinchwad, Puneis the 1stHospital in Pune to receive the JCI (Joint Commission International) Accreditation, one of the most prestigious accreditation in the world in Healthcare Sector. The Hospital is also now the 1st hospital in Maharashtra and the 7th hospital in Indiato have received both the accreditations i.e. JCI Accreditation and theNABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals) certificate.

Commenting on the achievements,Ms. RekhaDubey, COO, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital said, “It’s a matter of immense pride that our initiatives and efforts have been recognized, acclaimed and valued by JCI and NABH. Receiving JCI Accreditation in the first attempt is a huge achievement for the hospital and being the 1st hospital in Pune to have received it, just adds to the happiness. Being awarded with the NABH certificate makes us the 1st hospital in Maharashtra to be awarded with both the accreditations”. She further added saying, “Aditya Birla Hospital has always endeavored towards Medical excellence and patient care. With these two highest recognitions, we vouch to maintain our quality of patient care and go beyond to serve better in future. We also hope to achieve many more laurels in the days to come in the field of quality patient care and safety”.

JCI is a world wide body which promotes rigorous standardsof care and high quality healthcare which are at par with U.S. healthcare standards. JCI evaluation methods are created by health professionals in a multitude of health sectors, and can be tested in all world regions. The mission of JCI is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care.The JCI accreditation was awarded to the hospital after a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of 3 auditors (international health care experts) appointed by JCI, USA. The accreditation team came here and assessed all the parametersaccording to international standards to ensure quality of patient care and safety as well as evaluated the services that the hospital offers. They ensure whether these parameters are met by the hospital and then after considering all facts, the Hospital was certified with an excellent score of 9.7 points and the JCI.

National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organizations.The standards for hospitals have been drafted by the Technical Committee of NABH and contain complete set of standards for evaluation of hospitals for grant of accreditation. The NABH accreditation was provided to the hospital after a rigorous onsite evaluation, which was conducted in two rounds. The first time a team of two auditors visited the hospital and evaluated the hospital against 100 standards and 503 objective elements contained in 10 chapters. After two weeks the final round was done where three auditors assessed all parameters to ensure that the hospital has a documented process for its healthcare activities. NABH committee believes that the patient care not only involves the core clinical care, but also other support activities like requisition of tests, medicines, nurse doctor coordination, infection control practices, training, and so on. The NABH auditors ensured that the hospital is running seamlessly in the background and providing the best experience to the patient and the relatives. After considering all the facts, Aditya Birla Hospital was certified with an excellent score of 9.4 points out of 10 and the NABH accreditation.

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“Mere Dad Ki Maruti” music out now!

Saturday, 16th February – The Mere Dad Ki Maruti music album goes live with the CDs also hitting stores now. It’s a North Indian hand-grenade set to explode in the palm of your hand… Featuring some of the biggest names in Punjabi music coming together on one single album for the first time. Dig this… Mika, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Diljit Dosanjh, Panjabi MC besides others.

Composed by Sachin Gupta with lyrics by Kumaar, the album features 6 thumping tracks dripping energy…

Opening with ‘Punjabiyaan Di Battery’ – the first time Mika and Yo Yo Honey Singh have collaborated, a track guaranteed to get your batteries charged.

Following this is a track that reinvents the three most important words a guy can tell a girl when he is crazy about her. ‘Main Senti Hoon’, sung by Jaspreet Jasz and Shalmali Kholgade is a peppy and romantic club track that will make you… er… senti.

The third track on the album, ‘Haaay!’ has been composed, scored and sung by one of the biggest music producers in the world, Panjabi MC. The man behind the worldwide smash hit ‘Mundian te bach ke’. The track featuring the voice of Manake is one helluva groovy and thumping number.

The fourth track on the album is ‘Hip Hip Hurrah’. Sung by Sonu Kakkar, with some insane lyrics. In the words of the music composer, Sachin and lyricist, Kumaar, this track is the butter chicken of the album. And it’s yummy!

The title track, ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’ has none other than the superstar of Punjab, Diljit Dosanjh lending his voice. He is popular for his collaboration with Yo Yo Honey Singh on Goliyaan, and his solo hits like Radio and more. This one is an instant earworm.

The album ends with a dish best served mashed up. ‘Mere Dad Ka Mash Up’ is a special track mixed by DJ Shadow and DJ Raamji Gulati with some extra Punjabi tadka in it.

Get ready for an outrageous comedy set against the backdrop of a loud Punjabi wedding in Chandigarh. MDKM tells the story of a boy who sneaks his dad’s fancy new car out to impress the college hottie and how all hell breaks loose when he loses it!

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T-Series joins the Millionaire Club

T-Series, one of the largest and most popular music label of India, yet again adds another successful feather to its cap of achievements. T-Series has crossed an overwhelming one million subscriber base for their official YouTube channel

T-Series has become the first Indian entertainment entity to cross this coveted one million subscriber base mark on YouTube in a short span of less than 2 years with over 730 million channel views. Started in April 2011, the channel overtook other entertainment YouTube channels in 2012 and crossed the one million subscribers mark in first week of February 2013.

Bhushan Kumar, CMD said, “It is a great achievement for me and my entire team to celebrate our success on receiving the one million mark on our YouTube channel. The entire in-house digital team has been really supportive, creative and passionate to exceed their limits to achieve more. I am thankful to all our subscribers and viewers who have helped us in succeeding.”

T-Series official YouTube channel offers a wide choice of content to its discerning fans ranging from Bollywood song videos, Audio juke boxes, trailers, behind the scenes , making of films / songs / videos etc and has been consistently building up a strong community on social networks like G+, facebook and twitter etc. Apart from mainstream Bollywood Channel, T-Series also have many sub-channels on YouTube like Apna Punjab for Punjabi Pop, Hamaar Bhojpuri for Bhojpuri content, Bhakti Sagar for spiritual music, Pop Chartbusters for Indipop videos, Shabad for Punjabi Devotional content, Old is Gold for Bollywood Classics from the 1980’s and 1990’s and Regional Music Channel.

Commenting on the milestone achieved, Anthony Zameczkowski, Head of Music Partnerships, YT APAC, said, “We are delighted to partner with T-Series to bring millions of Bollywood lovers content through YouTube. This association has helped T-Series to achieve a huge milestone and we would like to congratulate the whole team. The partnership will ensure that we continue to offer our users all the content they love and enjoy the most on YouTube. With the growing popularity for Bollywood content offered online, YouTube has been successfully leading innovative initiatives and associations to capture audience interest with exciting and entertaining content”.

Neeraj Kalyan, President T-Series said, “We are looking forward to rewrite this success story on other platforms as well, because the short form content is truly a beneficial asset for an app based ecosystem and with the proliferation of smart devices with easy internet access, the traction is going to be upward only. This is mere beginning and 2013 will see many more such firsts from T-Series. This achievement could not have been possible without hand holding by Google team and perseverance and passion of T-Series digital team.”


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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