SUNNY LEONE AT MUMBAI AIRPORT.

SUNNY LEONE AT MUMBAI AIRPORT. SUNNY ARRIVES IN MUMBAI TO PROMOTE HER FILM JISM 2, DIRECTED BY POOJA BHATT. Sunny plays Izna, a pornstar who yearns for true love in Jism 2….

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‘ Title’ Tales for Saahil Prem’s Someday

Paanch Rupaiya Barah Aana Productions, the makers of India’s first ever dance film; have decided to reach out to the youth to suggest titles for their film, tentatively titled Someday.

Saahil Prem the new kid on the block- – madly and stubbornly passionate about dance and music – , is gearing to introduce to Indian audiences unconventional dance on par international standards as he makes his acting and directorial debut in India’s first ever dance film. Targeting their core audience between the 16-30 age bracket, the cast and crew wanted to explore options to the tentatively titled film and decided what better way than to involve the youth-

A “Someday” page has been started on popular social networking sight Facebook where audiences are invited to suggest titles for the film, winner of whom will be awarded a cash prize and will also be credited in the film for their creative contribution.

This activity will continue for 2 weeks post which the winning title will be announced –

Says director and protagonist Saahil Prem “The film was made for the youth so we thought why not leave it to the youth to suggest fitting titles for the film – We are really excited with this campaign and have already been receiving several entries.If you want to be part of this,all you have to do is log onto the Someday page on Facebook and participate”.

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Bipasha goes Bold for Raaz 3

Leave it to Bollywood diva Bipasha Basu to dare to go where very few have –While her recent risqué Raaz 3 poster seems to have raised several eyebrows, the actress who shot for the bold campaign minus a body double unapologetically decided to go all out for the poster that has caught everyone’s attention.

Insiders reveal that despite having a bold subject, the producers had their reservations about approaching Bipasha for the shoot given its controversial nature and has considered using a body double and later morphing the actress’ face onto the model’s body .However, Bipasha insisted on shooting for it herself ,impressing the entire unit with her professionalism.

Confirms Bipasha Basu “When I learnt about the concept, I decided to do it. I had no qualms. It’s my movie and I should be shooting for the poster. I understand that it was required to show the film’s theme in the right light. I have always been comfortable in my skin and never been conscious of my body. It was the right decision.”

Additionally audiences won’t have to wait too long as the promo of Vikram Bhatt’s 3D horror film ,presented by Fox Star Studios and produced by Vishesh Films , starring Bipasha Basu,Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta is scheduled to air alongside Jism 2 on August 3rd.

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CRITIC-PROOF KYAA SUPER KOOL HAIN HUM

STORMS THE BOX OFFICE

Balaji’s winning streak continues unabated, as its latest outing, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, has drawn an
unprecedented response on Day 1 (Friday) at the domestic box office.

This is the studio’s seventh consecutive hit after Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai,
Taaryanche Bait (Marathi), Shor In The City, Ragini MMS and The Dirty Picture.

Advance anticipation for the film was at fever pitch, as the comic sequel, released widely on 1421
screens and withstanding Ramadan, collected an enormous Rs. 7.12 Cr (Net) on Friday, placing it among
the top 10 openers of the year.

The stupendous opening is substantially higher than that of some other films released earlier this year,
that were made on higher budgets and featuring a bigger star cast.

Basis the first day figures and the continuing favorable response on Saturday, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum
is poised for an enormous opening weekend of 22 Cr+.

Said producer Ekta Kapoor, “We got gaalis from the critics and taalis from the audience. That is the
recipe for sure-shot box office success.”

Remarked Tanuj Garg, CEO – Balaji Motion Pictures, “The huge opening of Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum
re-endorses our ability and strength at creating product intrigue and excitement through innovative
marketing and aggressive distribution.”

The film’s satellite and audio rights have been pre-sold. The thunderous response to the film has
resulted in an addition of screens on Saturday.

Produced under the Alt Entertainment banner, the film has been written and directed by Sachin Yardi,
and stars Tusshar, Riteish Deshmukh, Sarah-Jane Dias, Neha Sharma, Anupam Kher and Chunky Pandey,
among others.

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Beckinsale practices Yoga to stay fit

Hollywood Hottie Kate Beckinsale who will be starring as one of the leading ladies in the reboot film of Sony Pictures “Total Recall” reveals the secret of her curvy toned body.

To earn a physique like a goddess many starlets go starving or hit gym and work out rigorously, shedding and sweating to keep in shape. Opposed to which, Beckinsale believes in eating right and staying healthy with timely supply of nutritious food and fruits for our body.

Beckinsale shuns the idea of working out at gym for long hours and advocates practicing Yoga. Yoga is the best way to achieve a good as well as healthy physique, she feels. “Yoga also gives you a good reason to relax at the end of the session by just lying down for couple of minutes,” she says.

Beckinsale fans who await the dawn of 3rd August for the movie to release they would surely have got tips from Kate to pass the time.

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SHREE KRISHNA FILMS BANJAR WAS LAUNCHED ON 27TH JULY AT EMPIRE
STUDIOS WITH SONG RECORDING.THE SONG WAS PENNED BY RANGNATH SONTAKE
AND WAS SUNG BY MAMTA SHARMA,ARYAN JAIIN AND JYOTI JAISWAL UNDER THE
BATON OF MUSIC DIRECTOR ARYAN JAIIN.THE FILM IS BEING PRODUCED BY
SANJAY GOSWAMI AND DIRECTED BY D.K. RAAJ.VIKASH VISHWAKARMA HAS
WRITTEN THE FILM .REGULER SHOOTING WILL COMMENCE FROM NEXT MONTH IN
MUMBAI,BHOPAL AND PANCHMANI.OTHER CAST AND CREDITS ARE UNDER
FINALASATION.

Puneet Khare
Media Co-ordinator
Mumbai.
Mobile : 09820061932

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ADITYA PATEL FINISHES SECOND RACE AT SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS IN TOP TEN

Hare exacted revenge with win in Round 8 at Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps ~

New Delhi, July 28, 2012: JK Tyre prodigy Aditya Patel finished in ninth place in Round 8 of the JK Racing Asia Series at the prestigious Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps.

Patel said the best battle he had was with Ernie Van der Walt of Meritus.GP and said “He passed me and I passed him back and we were wheel to wheel a few times, it was the closest and longest fight I had on this track. I had good fun this weekend, at Spa its always fun.”

The Indian driver did not make any changes to the car setup yesterday as he was happy with its pace. “I don’t know, with my driving I tried pretty much everything but I just couldn’t turn the car into any corner. I tried braking early, braking late, turning early, turning late, turning fast, turning slow, every combination possible but I just was losing time every time, we will just see the data and find out”, commented Aditya about his performance in the race.

South African Rookie driver, Aston Hare claimed another win for Eurointernational at a wet Spa Francorchamps Circuit today for Round 8 of the JK Racing Asia Series. Hare and his teammates, Nabil Jeffri and Tan Wei Ron completed another clean sweep of the podium for Eurointernational

The outing today was declared a wet race with Jeffri lining up on the grid on pole with Hare in second whilst Irfan Ilyas and Tan Wei Ron lined up on row two. Jeffri did not have a good start, spinning his wheel and allowing Hare and Tan to pass him.

From there, Hare started to open up a gap but Jeffri started to make paces and took Tan on lap two before closing in on Hare towards the end of the race. It was some great driving from the duo in the last few laps of the race when they drove nose to tail with Jeffri trying from the inside and outside to find a way past. But in the end, Hare held on to his lead taking the chequered flag just 0.3seconds ahead of the Malaysian.

“My starts this season hasn’t been really good and I finally got off the line cleanly and took the first position at the first corner. Got through the first corner in one piece and from there I pulled a little bit of a gap maybe would give me a little bit of a breather for the race. But obviously not as Nabil is a good fighter, he came back strong and throughout the race I just had to hold him off and I tell you it wasn’t easy, I had to really hold him off.

“A few times I thought he got past but I was just able to hold him and I took the chequered flag. I am happy with the win.

“It’s a very wide track, a few times he almost got a switchback on me. I was just able to hold him and I thought at the last corner he might have just got me. He came around the outside into the Bus Stop, I was just able to hold him. A few times I saw him run off the track maybe he lost a bit of time there but overall it was a good race” said Hare at the Post Race Press Conference.

Speaking of the battle between him and his teammate for the Championship, Hare said “He is fast everywhere. Its not going to be easy, I’ve got a 12 points difference now, I brought it down by five. The rest of the tracks, he has been to so it will be harder for a Rookie. But I will definitely fight hard and hopefully I can pull it off at the end of the year” ended Hare.

“It was a very enjoyable race, one of the best races for me this year. Even though my start was bad but I managed to catch up after a few laps. After getting past Ron, I just went straight for Aston and I was behind him for a few laps until the end of the race.

“He was very good in defending his line and we had a few scary moments especially at the fast turns but it was a very good race at the end. I was thinking about my Championship points. To me it was important to leave Spa leading the Championship” said Jeffri.

For Tan, the Caterham Driver Development driver from Malaysia and racing with Eurointernational, had the best view of the dogfight between the two leading drivers. “Towards the end, I thought I had the possibility while the two of them were fighting, but there weren’t enough laps and the pace that I was coming wasn’t fast enough so the best finish was third.

“I didn’t really have a good start. I came in fifth at the start Aditya passed me but I took Irfan and Aditya after the first lap and I started to build the rhythm as it goes and after that it got better and better. From there I was slowly catching Aston and Nabil but the pace wasn’t fast enough” ended Tan.

Despite being happy with the results of the weekend, with his drivers claiming all podium in Rounds 7 & 8, Antonio Ferrari, team owner of Eurointernational will still be having a little bit of a serious discussion with his drivers. “Its good, I am very happy, especially in Spa. Two weeks ago we won here with Formula 3, we own this place” he said with a smile.

“All four has been on the podium just depends on the positions. The team by itself showed that we didn’t have any problems, we won in the wet and we won in the dry. We fought each other, I didn’t like that so I screamed a little bit on the radio but the rest was good and now we just look forward to the next one”.

Aditya “I really don’t know what happened, I just couldn’t find any grip on the car but I had a really good start. First lap was really good, everybody was bunched up but after that no matter what I did I could not find any grip and I was all over the place. There is really not much I can do.

Ilyas finished the race in fourth ahead of Aidan Wright who was right in the middle of a five way battle for fifth. In the end Wright claimed fifth ahead of his Meritus.GP teammate, Afiq Ikhwan, Eurasia Motorsport’s Danial Hidzir, Meritus.GP’s Ernie Van der Walt and US Formula Project’s Aditya Patel in ninth.

Ikhwan had a good start and was right in the middle of the battle, despite being unhappy with the pace of his car, he had a lot of fun fighting for positions. “I had a good start but the car just did not suit the conditions so I struggled a lot with the setup. We will try and fix the problem and find out what was the main thing why the car is not suited for this condition”. Once he realised he was unable to catch the leaders, Ikhwan just tried to maintain his position to get the best points for the Championship.

Josh Raneri stayed mostly out of trouble from the battling five to finish in the top ten whilst Guest Driver Alexis van de Poele of Belgium and Toby Earle were the last of the finishers in the wet race.

Please visit the following links for the latest news, photos, videos and updates:

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About JK Tyre Motorsports

JK Tyre has always been closely associated with the world of sports. Almost three decades back the company laid down a long term and sustained approach to promote Motorsport. Participating in this form of the sport has helped the company in continuously updating its products to meet the challenges of gruelling Indian conditions. The sport at that time in India was perceived for elite but JK Tyre took upon itself to package and redesign the sport to suit the masses. The company not only made the sport affordable but also equivalent to International operating standards. JK Tyre’s foray into Motorsport was a well thought out strategic decision to not only use and develop this virgin branding platform but also to realize the dreams of making India a force in the field of motor sport.

In 2011, the company acquired the Formula BMW Series and rechristened it as the JK Racing Asia Series (JKRAS). With this acquisition, JK Tyre created history in Indian Motorsport by becoming the first Indian company to acquire an FIA accredited series. The series has to its credit of producing as many as six of the current Formula One drivers, including reigning two- time champion Sebastian Vettel. By taking over the series, JK Tyre promises to utilize it as a platform to encourage and support the world’s best racing drivers and promote India as one of Asia’s motorsport capitals. Thus, JK Tyre has conquered two steps in the motorsport program where the new racing aspirants first establish themselves in India, then graduate to Asian level i.e. to Formula BMW which is now JKRAS and then they move to higher levels of racing. JK Tyre now stands closer to achieving its mission of bringing world-class motorsport to the Indian masses.

The Racing and Karting programme by JK Tyre has been the breeding ground for the country’s motorsport talents like Narain Karthikeyan, Armaan Ebrahim, Karun Chandhok, Aditya Patel and other new emerging talents.

For further information, please contact:

Neha Tiwary

JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Email id: neha.tiwary@jkmail.com

Mobile: 09717222586

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TEAM MAHINDRA DOMINATES THE CIV ROUND NUMBER SIX AT MISANO

At the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli today was time for the Qualifying and Race 1 in this second and last doubleheader of the season. Due to family problems that held him in India, Sarath Kumar couldn’t take part to this week-end of racing and because of that Mahindra Racing decided to hire Miroslav Popov as a substitute. In Qualifying Popov showed he is worth the trust the team gave him and thanks to a 1’45”970 lap time got a fourth grid slot start. Riccardo Moretti, unfortunately, suffered some chassis issues and finished qualifying with a fourteenth position (1’46’867). It is undoubtedly clear that the already high level of the CIV 125/Moto3 class here at Misano was further increased by several Moto3 World Championship wild-cards.

It was a second and a fifth row starts respectively for Popov and Moretti for today’s race, that started at 4pm. Popov moved off well from the grid and kept a good position in the top spots of the classification, while Moretti increased his position lap by lap. As the race progressed Popov slowed down his pace while on the other hand Moretti caught and passed him in the final laps, winning his fourth race of the season. Popov admitted he found himself comfortable with the bike and both riders will be ready for a repeat performance in tomorrow’s Race 2.

Moretti currently lies second in the championship standings with a 26 points gap from the leader while Popov, with only one race under his belt, is ninth. In the manufacturer standings Mahindra is currently in first position tied with Aprilia. Race 2, the penultimate of the season, will start tomorrow at 2pm.

Misano World Circuit – CIV 125 GP : Qualifying : 1) Antonelli (Honda)– 2) Riins N avarro – 3) Dalla Porta (Aprilia) – 4 Popov (Mahindra) – 5) McPhee (Honda) – 6) Calia (Honda)……14) Moretti (Mahindra)

Misano World Circuit – CIV 125 GP : Race : 1) Moretti (Mahindra)– 2) Popov (Mahindra) – 3) Dalla Porta (Aprilia) – 4) Mantovani (Aprilia) – 5) Loi KTM) – 6) Cappella (Aprilia)

Riccardo Moretti:”Qualifying was really tough for me and I had to work very hard with the team to find a good set-up for this race. Despite the difficulties we never gave up and today we achieved a very important result and I hope for a repeat performance tomorrow. Surely it won’t be easy as the opponents are very strong starting from my team mate Popov that was very quick today. I want to thank the team and Mahindra for this amazing victory.”

Miroslav Popov : “I found myself immediately at ease on the bike right from the start and I got a good result in the race. The bike is very fast and works so well. I stayed in the top positions for the whole race and I dropped down a bit only in the last laps. I ended up second anyway, tomorrow I will try to be up there once again and hopefully I will be back on the podium.”

www.mahindraracing.com

About The Mahindra Group

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. Mahindra has a presence in the automotive industry, agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel and two wheelers. A US $14.4 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries.In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow.In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.For further information, please visit www.mahindra.com | Connect with us on www.facebook.com/mahindragroup

For further information:

Ms. Roma Balwani

Senior Vice President & Group Head, Corporate Communications

Mahindra&Mahindra Ltd.

T: (+91-22) 2490 1441

E: balwani.roma@mahindra.com

Ms Elisa Tamburro

PR and Marketing Manager

Mahindra Racing

M: +39 348 0085351

E: tamburro.elisa@mahindra.com

Ms Elisa Tamburro

PR and Marketing Manager

Mahindra Racing

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National Liver Foundation launches project towards eradication of Hepatitis B, on World Hepatitis Day

Partners with United Way of Mumbai and AmeriCares India ‘Towards Hepatitis B Free Next Generation’

~Announces Mumbai slums pilot project Pahal – a new beginning~

Mumbai, 28th July, 2012: On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, National Liver Foundation (NLF) an NGO working towards eradication of Hepatitis B pan India; announces its project – Towards Hepatitis B Free Next Generation through targeted interventions. This multi-pronged All India campaign spearheaded by National Liver Foundation has the key support of groups such as the Ministry of Health, Rotary, National Taiwan University in making India a Hepatitis B free nation. The total Hepatitis B virus carrier pool in India is estimated at 25-40 million with a national prevalence rate of 2- 4%, primarily due to lack of awareness.

Chronic Hepatitis B usually results from either vertical transmission (Mother to child) or due to horizontal transmission (social contact). National Liver Foundation and associates focus on targeted interventions for prevention of Hepatitis B among pregnant women, directly resulting in effective prevention of Hepatitis B from mother to the baby. The two year pilot project incorporates comprehensive strategy of targeted screening, immunization, medical care and interventions especially of the pregnant women and nationwide Information-Education-Communication campaign.

Dr Samir R Shah – Hon. Gen. Secretary – National Liver Foundation, Specialist in Hepatobiliary diseases/Consultant Gastroenterologist, said, “We, at National Liver Foundation strive to contribute towards making India a Hepatitis B free country. With lessons learnt from our project Pahal in the slums of Mumbai, we hope to take this movement nationwide. National Liver Foundation and its partner NGOs United Way Mumbai and AmeriCares sets on its 3-pronged Information-Education-Communication mission towards eradicating Hepatitis B from India.

Project ‘Towards Hepatitis B Free Next Generation’ is National Liver Foundation (NLF), AmeriCares and United Way Mumbai Helpline (UWMH) vision towards driving awareness about the disease which is more rampant and fatal than HIV. The maiden campaign activation in three slum communities in Mumbai will address the Western suburbs, Eastern suburbs and South Mumbai towards Hepatitis B testing in pregnant women and vaccination of new born. National Liver Foundation will launch Patient Support Groups, where patients can get together to support each other; while it launches its various state chapters all over the country to make this movement nationwide.

About National Liver Foundation

National Liver Foundation (NLF) is a voluntary, non-profit organization promoting awareness and prevention of liver diseases. It offers help, information, and supports to those suffering from liver disease and their families. In addition, NLF reaches out to support programmes involving diagnosis, prevention and treatment of liver- related diseases. Since its inception NLF has attempted to spread awareness about preventable hepatic diseases and reaching out to people suffering from chronic or advanced diseases through; Various educational and training programmes including seminars, Patient support groups, Mobilizing funds for providing treatment to patients at considerably subsidized rates, Campaigns for promoting organ donation, Vaccinate Hepatitis B vaccine to all medical students and Para-medical entrants etc.

About United Way Mumbai Helpline: United Way of Mumbai

United Way is a global movement which seeks to leverage corporate, employee and leadership talent for community development. United Way Mumbai Helpline (UWMH) is a special initiative of United Way of Mumbai, which has been making collaborative and consistent efforts in addressing aspects related to health and disaster response measures in Mumbai. Embarking city wide campaigns with multi stakeholder involvement for awareness generation/ sensitization on best practices for better health among citizens, vital aspects on disease such as Malaria, Hepatitis B and C along with targeted medical interventions with community participation etc. is the key expertise of UWMH. All the civic campaigns led by UWMH have a common feature i.e. collective involvement of the government authorities, civil society members (citizens/ youth volunteers) and Corporates. UWMH is a frontrunner in the sphere of implementing sustainable and replicable citywide initiatives for issues concerning community health care.

About AmeriCares India Foundation:

The AmeriCares India Foundation provides immediate response to emergency medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs in India and in neighbouring countries, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion. In that capacity, AmeriCares India Foundation currently operates in twenty states across India, and has already delivered more than Rs 13 crores worth of free medical assistance in the last year alone. AmeriCares India Foundation accomplishes its mission through the donation of essential medicines and supplies to charity hospitals and community medical programs, by operating medical camps in slum and tribal areas, and by responding to disasters such as the floods in Leh-Ladakh or the cyclone in West Bengal. AmeriCares India Foundation simultaneously emphasizes the need for health education, disaster preparedness and medical training.

For further information, please contact:

Genesis Burson-Marsteller
Padma Rao | +91 9833180409| Padma.rao@bm.com
Purnima Heble | +91 9833522291| Purnima.heble@bm.com

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Thrilling races mark end of Round 2 of 15th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship

~Sudarshan Rao makes fantastic comeback in LGB Formula 4 class while Donovan Vaz wins first ever JK Tyre VW Polo R Cup race~

~Double Glory for Mumbai racer Fahad Kutty~

Coimbatore, July 29, 2012: The concluding day of Round 2 of the 15th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship gave motorsport lovers thrills galore at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore. Five exciting races – two in the Polo class and one each in the LGB Formula 4, Indian Touring, and Indian Junior Touring classes – took place on the second day.

Mumbai ace Ameya Walavalkar and Goa’s Donovan Vaz won the first and second races of the JK Tyre Volkswagen Polo Cup. Coimbatore’s V.Rajvirdhan, who finished third in the first race yesterday, claimed the title in the second race of the Indian Touring Cars event today. However, the day’s honours for scoring a double went to Mumbai’s Fahad Kutty as he maintained his control to annex the title in the second race of the Indian Junior Touring Cars class today.

In Race 2 of the LGB Formula 4 class, Karnataka’s Sudarshan Rao piloted his car to a nail-biting finish. Starting third on the grid as per reverse grid rules being followed in the Formula Four event, Sudarshan worked his way up to take the chequered flag to make up for his disappointment of second place finish yesterday in the first race.

The race was held in two segments of six and five laps (11 laps in place of scheduled 15 laps). Based on the cumulative timings returned by the drivers, Sudarshan Rao took 15:32.326 seconds and Vishnu Prasad, who finished second clocked 15:38.815 seconds. Delhi’s Sarosh Hataria, the first race winner yesterday, came third (15:39.668 seconds). Once again, Ashwin Sundar blundered and had to ground his car in the fifth lap after he was involved in an accident.

Explaining eloquently on the sequence of the race that witnessed many issues, Sudarshan said “With the two safety car incidents amounting to four lap duration it became tricky in between. I kept my cool though I had clutch problem during formation lap called after the race duration was reduced to six laps.” On all counts, it was a great and deserving victory for Sudarshan, who works as a co-pilot for an airline company.

Vishnu Prasad, who set a massive lead after a swift start, was expected to win the event but faced with some mechanical problems, had to be satisfied with a third place finish today.

In the JK Tyre Volkswagen Polo R Cup, the first race was run in two parts for a total of eight laps following three racing incidents involving Alisha Abdullah – the only lady driver, Ajay Kini of Hyderabad and Prashanth Tharani Singh. In the first race, Mumbai’s Pole starter Ameya Walavalkar won comfortably by four seconds ahead of second placed Rahil Noorani. Mihir Dhakar and JK Tyre driver Diego Duez came third and fourth respectively. In the second race, Donovan Vaz and A. Sandeep Kumar of Chennai came first and second and denied Walavalkar a deserving double. Walavalkar came third in the second race.

In the Indian Touring Cars class, the second race witnessed hard fought battles and seasoned local lad Arjun Balu – the first race winner yesterday – went out of the race in the eighth lap. V. Rajvirdhan and Radha Selvarajan took the top two honours, while Coimbatore veteran D. Vidya Prakash finished third.

Showing true class yet again, Fahad Kutty, the first race winner yesterday, took top honours in the second race of the Indian Junior Touring Cars class. Giving Kutty some anxious moments were Emmanuel Clarke and Feroze Khan, who finished in second and third place respectively.

Round 3 of the six round JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship 2012 will be held in Chennai from August 25-26, 2012.

Results:

Indian Junior Touring Cars: 1. Fahad Kutty (Game over-Mumbai) 20:20.666 seconds, 2. Emmanuel Clarke (Motorev-Ooty) 20:21.941 seconds, 3. S.Feroze Khan (Feroze-Chennai) 20:29.105 seconds

LGB Formula 4: 1. Sudarshan Rao (Rayo Racing-Bangalore) 15:32.326 seconds, 2. Vishnu Prasad (Meco Racing-Chennai) 15:38.815 seconds, 3.Sarosh Hataria (WSRF Tiger Sport- Coimbatore) 15:39.668 seconds

Indian Touring Cars: Race: 1. V.Rajvirdhan (Prime Racing-Coimbatore) 18:56.498 seconds, 2. Radha Selvarajan (RAD Racing-Chennai) 19:10.091 seconds, 3. D.Vidyaprakash (Prime Racing- Coimbatore) 19:17.587 seconds,

JK Tyre VW Polo R Cup: Race One: 1. Ameya Walavalkar (Mumbai—10:34.617 seconds), 2. Rahil Noorani (Mumbai-10:42.063 seconds), 3. Mihir Dharkar (Pune) 10:52.944 seconds, Race Two: 1. Donovan Vaz (Goa-19:31.146 seconds), 2.A. Sandeep Kumar (Chennai-19:32.931 seconds) and 3. Ameya Walavalkar (Mumbai-19:33.160 seconds).

About JK Tyre Motorsports

JK Tyre has always been closely associated with the world of sports. Almost three decades back the company laid down a long term and sustained approach to promote Motorsport. Participating in this form of the sport has helped the company in continuously updating its products to meet the challenges of gruelling Indian conditions. The sport at that time in India was perceived for elite but JK Tyre took upon itself to package and redesign the sport to suit the masses. The company not only made the sport affordable but also equivalent to International operating standards. JK Tyre’s foray into Motorsport was a well thought out strategic decision to not only use and develop this virgin branding platform but also to realize the dreams of making India a force in the field of motor sport.

In 2011, the company acquired the Formula BMW Series and rechristened it as the JK Racing Asia Series (JKRAS). With this acquisition, JK Tyre created history in Indian Motorsport by becoming the first Indian company to acquire an FIA accredited series. The series has to its credit of producing as many as six of the current Formula One drivers, including reigning two- time champion Sebastian Vettel. By taking over the series, JK Tyre promises to utilize it as a platform to encourage and support the world’s best racing drivers and promote India as one of Asia’s motorsport capitals. Thus, JK Tyre has conquered two steps in the motorsport program where the new racing aspirants first establish themselves in India, then graduate to Asian level i.e. to Formula BMW, which is now JKRAS and then they move to higher levels of racing. JK Tyre now stands closer to achieving its mission of bringing world-class motorsport to the Indian masses.

The Racing and Karting programme by JK Tyre has been the breeding ground for the country’s motorsport talents like Narain Karthikeyan, Armaan Ebrahim, Karun Chandhok, Aditya Patel and other emerging talents.

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Gaurav Nandrajog Wins the Coca Cola Squash Open Championship 2012

Karm Kumar becomes first Men’s U-23 Champion; Ranjit Singh wins Boys’ U-17 final

New Delhi, July 29, 2012: Second seed Gaurav Nandrajog stunned first seed Sandeep Jhangra 3-2 (7-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-7) in final match of the Coca-Cola Squash Open Championship 2012, played at Kendriya Vidyalaya Squash Courts, R K Puram on Sunday.

This is an outstanding return of Gaurav, who came back from an injury after a year. In 2006 Senior National Squash Championship, he beat Ritwik Bhattacharya in the semi-final match.

Sandeep, who clinched Bronze Medal in team championship category of the 2010 Asian Games, won first two games to give a tough fight to Gaurav. But, Gaurav found his lost form in the third game and after that, he won last three games continuously to claim the prize money of Rs 35,000/-.

In Men’s U-23, Karm Kumar became the first champion of the newly introduced category of the 105th tournament, organised by Indian Squash Professionals (ISP). Karm thrashed Rishi Jalan 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-7) in the final match.

In Girls U-19 final match, Urwashi Joshi of Birla College, Mumbai easily defeated Tanvi Khanna 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-5).

In Boys’ U-17 final, Ranjit Singh upset Ashwary Singh of Jindal Squash Academy, Mumbai 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-3) in the toughest match of Day 6.

More than 350 players of all age-categories from all over the country competed for the whopping prize money of Rs 3.25 Lacs. They cheered by Squash players, enthusiasts and school children along with their parents.

RESULTS Day 6:

Men’s Open Final: Gaurav Nandrajog bt Sandeep Jhangra 3-2 (7-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-7). 3rd Position: Karm Kumar bt Laxman Joshi 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-4).

Men’s U-23 Final: Karm Kumar bt Rishi Jalan 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-7).

Girls U-19 Final: Urwashi Joshi bt Tanvi Khanna 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-5).

Boys U-17 Final: Ranjit Singh bt Ashwary Singh 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-3).

Girls U-15 Final: Sanika Choudhary bt Mahima Gupta 3-0 (11-3, 11-7, 11-5)

Girls U-13 Final: Bhavna Yadav bt Nandika 3-2 (10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6).

Boys U-11 Final: Sankalp Anand bt Pritvi Singh 3-2 (11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 6-11, 11-9).

Girls U-11 Final: Megha Bhatia bt Janiya Singh 3-0 (12-10, 11-5, 12-10).

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Evelyn Sharma caught partying hard with Kolaveri Di boy Dhanush!

Just hours after walking the ramp as a showstopper for ace designer Nazia Syed, Bollywood newbie Evelyn Sharma was spotted club-hopping with Tamil actor-turned-filmmaker Dhanush K Raja; as the Kolaveri Di boy turned 29 this week.

A birdie tells us that ever since Evelyn visited Chennai for the inauguration of a gymnasium last month, she has become good friends with the “Why This Kolaveri Di” (Why This Murderous Rage, Girl?) boys – music composer Anirudh Ravichander and actor-writer-singer Dhanush.

After the two had flown down to Mumbai for Evelyn’s birthday bash a few days ago; she returned the gesture by heading to Chennai for Dhanush’s birthday bash this week. We even got to know that the boys took her on a club-hopping tour with a bunch of friends celebrating Dhanush’s birthday in pomp and style, while they all danced the night away in maddening frenzy.

The half-German half-Indian Evelyn has already signed five movies before her debut this week with the comedy From Sydney With Love. Wonder if this new-found friendship with Anirudh and Dhanush will add a Tamil movie to her over-flowing kitty

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Sambhavna Seth upstages Rakhi Sawant in Tollywood!

In Bollywood, Rakhi Sawant and Sambhavna Seth are both firebrands in their own way. But when it comes to the Bengali film industry Tollywood, the spice queens are engaged in a new war or sorts.

Some time ago, Rakhi went to town over performing an item number in an upcoming Bengali film. But as per the latest reports, now spunky Sambhavna has gone ahead and done a catchy Bong song in a Tollywood flick called Gundairaj.

What’s more! The makers of Sam’s movie are planning to beat Rakhi’s number by releasing their film before the other. Moreover, the girls have a history of fighting with each other.

It can be recalled how Rakhi had lambasted Sambhavna during Bigg Boss and even ousted her from the dance show Zara Nachke Dikha; with rumours that she had asked its makers to drop Sam if they wanted Rakhi on the show.

Sambhavna was indeed dropped. Nevertheless, she moved on to participate in its competing show Dancing Queen and even won it.

All this makes us wonder, if the makers of Jhalak Dikhhla Ja missed out on this whole Rakhi-Sambhavna war. After all, the babes could have made perfect competition and brought greater dramatic value to their show this year.

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Kangna-Deepika comparisons hound newcomer Bidita Bag!

Having modeled for many successful brands and campaigns, spunk-chick Bidita Bag, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut this week with the comedy From Sydney With Love, is in a quandary.

The reason: This Bong beauty is continuously being compared to more established heroines namely Kangna Ranaut and Deepika Padukone. In fact, she has been getting a lot of film offers that have gone to Kangna earlier.

“It’s amusing how some filmmakers have been thinking of me as some kind of replacement to Kangna Ranaut,” she happily giggles. “I’ve been offered at least half-a-dozen movies by makers who say I fit the bill for a ‘Kangana-type-of-role’ – whatever that means!”

As if this isn’t enough, some makers tell Bidita, she looks and even sounds like Deepika Padukone; so much so that if she would dub for Deepika, no one might come to know – another comparison that the debutante has to live with, at least for now.

And while the girl takes these links with a pinch of salt, Bidita does assert that she wishes to “carve a completely original identity” for herself, even if she agrees to a Deepika or Kangna-kind-of-role. Lol. Looking at her performance in the promos of From Sydney With Love, we do believe that the actress is versatile.

For the record, her movie’s release will clash with none other than Jism 2; the debut vehicle of international porn sensation Sunny Leone. But Bidita smiles and shrugs it off. “I don’t fear Sunny Leone. Apart from my looks and acting capabilities, I have inner beauty,” she remarks with confidence.

When compared to the mass appeal Sunny’s cleavage carries, Bidita reacts, “A little bit of concealing is any day more erotic than showing everything, isn’t it?”

From Sydney with Love is releasing on August 3.

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Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri unveils ‘Surprises’ gifting collection

Special promotional contest till August 5, 2012

July 30, 2012: Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Limited (“TBZ”), a well known and trusted jewellery retailer in India, has launched a brand new gifting range called ‘Surprises’. The TBZ Surprises collection is available in Gold, Diamond, Silver and Fusion that meet the aspirations of one and all. TBZ offers an eclectic combination of various artistic jewellery products made from precious metals to meet the needs of all generations for all occasions coupled with great emotional value.

Keeping with the changing Indian attitudes towards gifting, TBZ Surprises is ideal for more contemporary and untraditional gifting occasions too. Be it a friend’s farewell, wedding anniversary, Valentine Day, parents anniversary, Rakshabandhan, Eid, Onam, Diwali, Christmas and new year, one can find amazing light-weight jewellery pieces in ‘Surprises’ collection available in all TBZ outlets in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Ahmedabad, Surat , Rajkot , Kochi and Indore.

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To mark the launch, TBZ will run a contest for 12 days, from July 25 to August 5, 2012. The winners will get gift vouchers from the Surprises collection (gift vouchers only redeemable against products from the Surprise collection). The winners will be announced by August 10, 2012.

Mr. Shrikant Zaveri, Chairman and MD, TBZ Ltd., says, “TBZ has a 150-years old legacy of enthralling India with stunning and inspiring designs in gold, diamond and platinum. Surprises —The Gift Collection is in line with our policy to provide customer delight and value for their money by introducing innovative designs & new concepts in jewellery. The Surprises collection is one more initiative from the TBZ stable, which will captivate customers through its innovative and eye-catching designs. And all of these will be available at affordable prices. We believe that the heritage and values that we have inherited is the key to our success as TBZ legacy puts trust, quality and craftsmanship above all.”

Mr. Kiran Dixit, Head of Marketing, TBZ Ltd: ‘Post owning the wedding segment, for TBZ it was an obvious choice to get into the gifting segment. “Surprises – The Gift Collection” is available in attractively low prices and will satisfy all sort of gifting needs of our customers. Great surprises do not always require a lot of money. If you are looking for the ‘Surprise’ thing that your special one has never witnessed before… then here is the opportunity to gift one. All that efforts you need to make is to visit the nearby ultra-modern jewellery outlet of TBZ Limited, a well-known and trusted jewellery retailer in India. Thanks to TBZ – Surprises, every occasion, big or small, can now have a warm, heartfelt touch.”

About Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Limited

TBZ Ltd (BSE: 534369 | NSE: TBZ) has 15 showrooms in nine cities across five states, which have a total carpet area of approximately 48, 800 sq. ft. With a 150-year old track-record of trust, quality and purity of its products, TBZ has won several prestigious awards including the Readers Digest Trusted Brand Asia in the category of Jewellery Shop in 2006, 2007 and 2008. TBZ has received other awards for both products and customer service, including the DTC Best Showroom award in 2004 and 2006, the DTC Best Diamond Moments award in 2005 for customer interactions, the DTC Best Showroom and Sales Person award in 2006 and 2007, the Jaipur Jewellery Show Gold Souk Awards 2007, which honoured TBZ’s contribution to the gem and jewellery industry in India, and the Jamnalal Bajaj Uchit Vyavahar Puraskar 2007 – Council for Fair Business Practices Award.

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A DAY WELL SPENT AT VIBRANCE FESTIVE GLAMOUR!

One of the most awaited exhibitions took place in Mumbai yesterday, the 28th July, 2012 at Tote On The Turf!
Tamanna Vasandani of Vibrance Events,Dubai tied up with a new and upcoming marketing and events company, that goes by the name of EtcEtre, bringing to the city Vibrance Festive Glamour, their catch line being, ‘To think out of the box, and obsess over whats in it!’

This seems to hold true as there was not a single detail that this event missed out on!
Vibrance Festive Glamour was an affair that allowed people to for a well-spent Saturday. Designers that exhibited came from far and wide. They spanned from the dunes of Dubai to the South-East Asian seas of Indonesia. To name a few there was Soiree Boutique, which is a very well known boutique that houses a wide array of Pakistani designers. Ladies of the city came in throngs to get their bags cleaned and laundered with Lovin’ my bags, a store in Dubai that is dedicated to spa treatments for bags, which makes them look fresh and new all over again, almost like buying a new one! From Indonesia, Ananya exhibited their new collection of jewelry. Other designers include, Kitsch by Jaya Raheja, Ayesha Aejaz, Sharmin Mishal, Shalini Chopra, Cinderella Shoes, Cupidity by Karishma and Masumi, Capriosca, Confusion and Floral Art to name a few.

After a day spent shopping, this unique exhibition allowed you to go outside to the courtyard of Tote and pamper yourself to a foot massage by Rejuvinate Salon and Spa, nibble on some delectable food from Tote, which they are known for and sip on a glass of Raveilo wine or a colorful drink made from fresh juices, the pomegranate and melon being a favorite!

The vibe of the exhibition was almost as though it were a party!
Lively music, drinks and finger food doing the rounds and the decor, which was one not to be missed – neon umbrellas suspended from the ceiling of Tote, making the entire atmosphere ‘ALIVE’ and went perfectly with the monsoons, taking away from the dreary weather that we experienced yesterday!

Despite the down-pour, Vibrance Festive Glamour saw a host of shoppers that came to witness this awaited event and also pamper their bags and them selves,such as Gauri Pohoomal with her mother Sharyu Daftary, Shaan Khanna, Madhoo Shah and Lata Patel. Other young mother and daughter duos were – Leetu and Pia Shivdasani, Anu and Piya Shivdasani and Champa and Tanaaz Doshi!

Not to mention their surprise guest celebrity! Richa Chaddha of Gangs of Wasseypur that came to inaugurate the VIP lounge! Richa was there for a while, and certainly enjoyed herself, she looked stunning in a simple red structured dress with an embellished collar, styled by very close friend Nishant Bangar.

‘It was great and an honour to have her here with us and to have her come support one of our first big events since the conception of the company!’ says marketing partner Maya Bhogilal.

The day was certainly well-spent and alot of fun!

Currently there do exist plans of having another event at some point this year, details of which will be revealed later.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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