The Mahurat of the feature film “Club 60” and 13th IIFA AWARDS IN SINGAPORE

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‘Life’ is a Member Here

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Mumbai, 12th May 2012: The Mahurat of the feature film “Club 60”, a light hearted movie which is guaranteed to bring out some optimism in your life, saw the complete star cast of the movie along with the production team on board. In a country where a large number of movies are made and released consistently, here stands out a concept which will take the movie to the top. And since this is supported by a team of good veteran actors like Farooq Sheikh, Sarika, Satish Shah, Tinu anand, Raghubir Yadav and Sharat Saxena then there is no better movie to wait for.

A movie which has a byline of “life’ is a member here”, Club 60 had an eventful Mahurat with the director and writer Mr. Sanjay Tripathy speaking about his inspiration and the process of writing the script for this film. On the occasion of the mahurat “Club 60” – his baby, writer-director Sanjay Tripathy said “This story is inspired from my personal experience and a close observation of people whom I interacted with in a south Mumbai club when I joined it four years ago. They largely inspire the characters of this script.”

Club 60 provides a sneak a peek into the lives of youthful people who are not 60 years old but 60 years YOUNG and hence have a zest to live their lives on their own terms. The Plot of Club 60 surrounds the fact that any pain however intense can be overcome. It’s a movie which in its own unique way creates a positive impact towards life.

The characters of this film are not the ones who sit in an old age home, indulged in self-pity, counting their days and monthly pension. Instead they live life on their own terms. Their lives revolve around the tennis court of a club, where they go berserk. They play, fight, abuse or even bitch. They can very well put 16 year olds to shame when they talk of wine, women and sex. But can this no-holds-barred life of these naughty and dirty old men- as they are outwardly perceived- actually inspire a dejected couple to fall back in love with life again? That’s the question which CLUB 60 answers.

Club 60 – A movie based on a team of five naughty 60 years YOUNG who enjoy life on their own terms and how they inspire a depressed and dejected couple to come to terms with life again. Meet them in club 60 only to realize that ‘life actually begins at 60’. The film is an emotional roller coaster ride, which will sensitize people without being serious.

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6th R.K EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2012 held on 12th May 2012 at Bhaidas Hall.

R.K HIV/AIDS RESEARCH & CARE CENTRE organized its 6th R.K. EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2012 on 12th May at Bhaidas Hall (Vile-Parle west) where in renowned personalities from different streams of the society have been felicitated to further penetrate and spread awareness in awareness of HIV/AID.

Various entertainment programs with message of awareness on Aids were performed. Beside media other notable dignitaries present at the occasion were Mr. Krishna Hegde (MLA), Mr.Ashok Singh, social activist Rani Poddar, from Bollywood Film Actress Nagma, Sangeeta Vardhan, Actor Producer HyderKazmi (Bhojpuri) with Producer , Director& Star Akbar Khan, Director Arhan Akhtar along with Music Director Shravan Rathod. Show was compared by Divya Dwivedi. Chairman Dharmendra Kumar was overwhelmed by public response.

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SONY PICTURES LAUNCHES ITS BIGGEST SUMMER LINE-UP EVER

~Brings back MIB, Spider-Man, Bond, Total Recall this year ~

~ Will release THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN on 29 June before US ~

Sony Pictures is all set to launch its biggest summer line-up ever to set off what looks like a major year for Hollywood at the Indian box office. The studio also announced that the India release of the much-awaited blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man is being advanced to 29 June so that Indian fans can watch the film before it releases in the US on 3 July.

Sony Pictures’ summer line-up starts with Men in Black 3 (3D, worldwide 25 May) going back in time with the original pairing of Will Smith-Tommy Lee Jones and addition of Josh Brolin, followed by a fresh reboot of the Spider-Man franchise The Amazing Spider-Man (3D, 29 June) starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans and India’s own Irrfan, and ending with a remake of the 1991 blockbuster Total Recall with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel (worldwide 3 August).

The action doesn’t stop with the end of summer. Later in the year, there’s Adam Sandler comedy That’s My Boy, high octane action film Premium Rush starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, followed by the return of another big franchise with Resident Evil: Retribution (3D, worldwide 14 September), Here Comes the Boom starring Kevin James and Salma Hayek and 3D animated film Hotel Transylvania starring Adam Sandler and teen star Selena Gomez, from cult animation director Genndy Tartakovsky known for such Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls.

The year ends with the 23rd Bond film titled Skyfall (releasing one week before the US on 2 November) and Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and featuring the last film appearance of the late great Whitney Houston. 2013 is another cracker year with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio, sci-fi drama Elysium starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, Captain Philips starring Tom Hanks, After Earth starring the father-son pairing of Jaden and Will Smith, a return of the horror classic Evil Dead, Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, and follow-ups of super-hit films The Smurfs 2 and Grown Ups 2.

“After completing 75 years as a studio in India, 31 of which I have personally been part of, I can say without a doubt that this is our biggest and most exciting line-up ever with tried and tested record-breaking performance at the Indian box office,” said Kercy Daruwala, Managing Director – Sony Pictures India. “On the whole, we have an ideal mix of the biggest blockbuster action movies as well as comedy, drama and family films with an arsenal of great directors and top rung stars.”

Commenting on the advance of the release date of The Amazing Spider-Man, he said, “Each of the Spider-Man franchise films has broken records on its release in this territory. We are very confident that Indian audiences will enjoy the new reboot of the franchise even more because they are watching it before the US and also as this film has an India connect.”

“Our line-up of strong franchise films with mass appeal and already established high brand recall is ideal for unique and exciting co-promotional activities with like-minded brands, both local and international,” said Divya Pathak, Director – Marketing. “Many brands are choosing to partner with our blockbusters because of the incomparable scale of these movies.”

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Premier unveils Melbourne’s Indian Film Festival program

Premier Ted Baillieu today launched the program for the 2012 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne which will showcase the Indian film industry next month.

Mr Baillieu joined Festival Ambassador and Indian film star Vidya Balan and Festival Director Mitu Bhowmick Lange to announce the program, which will feature 40 films and activities from India and the sub-continent.

“The Victorian Government is committed to strengthening ties between Victoria and India as well as developing a greater mutual understanding of our respective screen industries,” Mr Baillieu said.

“The festival delivers on the Government’s election promise to develop an Indian film festival and bring the best of Indian cinema to Victorian audiences and screen practitioners.”

“We’ve established this festival as a key highlight on Victoria’s cultural and arts calendar as a way of sharing the diversity and breadth of Indian cinema with Victorians.

“This festival program is packed with more than 40 films and activities, and it is a great opportunity for Victorians to enjoy a unique film experience.”

Mr Baillieu said the festival would feature films from nine languages across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

“There will also be more than 20 Australian premieres, one world premiere and an amazing lineup of guests, including some of India’s biggest film stars who will be in Melbourne to open the festival,” Mr Baillieu said.

“Leading actors including former Miss World Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor and Tamil superstar Vijay will be in Melbourne for the festival which kicks off on June 11 with the opening night film Kahaani.”

Released in India earlier this year, Kahaani stars Festival Ambassador Vidya Balan and has already been a huge critical and commercial hit in India.

Mr Baillieu said leading filmmakers from all genres would attend the Festival to present their films and interact with film lovers in Melbourne.

Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher said India had one of the most dynamic film industries in the world and offered exciting opportunities for collaboration.

“The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne not only promotes Indian cinema to Victorian audiences, it also adds to our expansive array of film industry events held annually,” Ms Asher said.

“The Festival complements a number of initiatives the Government has implemented to build ties with India’s film industry.

“Others include the Victoria-India Co-production Initiative and the Victorian Screen Fellowships program which will be officially launched this year.”

Festival Director Mitu Bhowmick Lange said the Festival encompassed the true spirit of the Indian film industry – right from mainstream Bollywood blockbusters through to more edgy new wave Hindi films, to regional gems in Tamil, Bengali, Malayam and other languages.

“We invite Melburnians to celebrate the films and filmmakers of the world’s biggest cinema producer, right in the heart of Melbourne,” Ms Bhowmick said.

Mr Baillieu announced Mind Blowing Films as the successful tenderer for the presentation of the Festival and Vidya Balan as Festival Ambassador during the Super Trade Mission to India earlier this year.

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will take place from June 11 to 22 at Hoyts Melbourne Central and Hoyts Chadstone, with free screenings at Federation Square. For further information visit www.iffm.com.au

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IIFA UNVEILS FRESH STAR-STUDDED LOOK FOR THE

13th IIFA AWARDS IN SINGAPORE

§ Choreographer-Director Prabhu Deva to be the official choreographer for the IIFA Awards 2012

§ Actor Shahid Kapoor debuts as the official host of the 13th IIFA Awards

§ First list of performers released: Sonakshi Sinha, Shahid Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Prabhu Deva, among others to perform in Singapore. Bigger names to follow.

Mumbai, May 14, 2012: Today, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) revealed a fresh, completely new look for the IIFA Awards being held in Singapore, this June. Shahid Kapoor will host the prestigious Awards presentation ceremony and superstar-choreographer, Prabhu Deva will choreograph the spectacular that enjoys a phenomenal viewership of almost 800 million over more than a 100 countries.

As we get closer to the 13th IIFA Awards, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) also announced a stellar list of performers today, promising to leave audiences mesmerized in the Lion City of Singapore. The A-list Performers line up of Sonakshi Sinha, Shahid Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Prabhu Deva were unveiled today in Mumbai, as the actors graced a media gathering to announce the Videocon IIFA Weekend.

Mr. Pradeep Dhoot, Director – Videocon Group says “Videocon and IIFA share a common vision to showcase India across the globe. Videocon is a household name and India’s No. 1 brand of Consumer Electronics and Home Appliance that is driven by the philosophy of innovation and customer centricity. Our brand is trusted by millions on our ability to improve their quality of life, through our wide range of products and highly-efficient customer service. Videocon is delighted to be associated with the Videocon IIFA Weekend for the fourth year in succession.”

Mr. Nitin Vaidya, Business Head, Hindi Channels, STAR India said, “For years, STAR Plus and IIFA have showcased Indian cinema across the global stage. It is with great pride that we announce bringing the Awards to Singapore. There’s a genuine appreciation and huge following for Indian cinema in Singapore and this is complemented by the large Indian-origin population in the city state. We look forward to another magnificent event this year with IIFA 2012.”

Actor, Shahid Kapoor is set to win the hearts of over 800 million viewers across the world as he hosts his first IIFA Awards, in June. Shahid has previously performed at IIFA in Singapore (2004) and Amsterdam (2005). The actor will also be seen performing at the Awards night.

13th IIFA Awards host and actor, Shahid Kapoor said, “I am extremely excited about the IIFAs this year especially because it is my first time hosting this global event. It is always wonderful to be part of this grand celebration, it reassures the reach of Indian Cinema and I could not be more thrilled to represent our film fraternity.”

Friend of IIFA, actor Anil Kapoor, expressed, “IIFA over the years has become one of the most iconic platforms that the world respects and the entire fraternity looks forward to, as the magic unfold year on year. It has been an incredible experience and a great journey with IIFA; we look forward to giving our fans in Singapore the opportunity to witness one of the finest celebrations of Indian Cinema.”

Speaking on the association, Mr. Rohit Nandan, IAS, CMD – Air India said, “Air India is proud to be the official travel partner of the 13th IIFA Awards which is also known as the Oscars of Bollywood, scheduled to be held in Singapore during June 7th-9th, 2012. Our film industry actors are our cultural ambassadors and we, the national carrier, do take genuine pride in flying them to the Lion City of Singapore. We are also pleased to recall Air India’s first association with IIFA way back in 2000 in its inaugural edition.”

Friend of IIFA, actor Sonakshi Sinha said, “The IIFA stage is an exhilarating platform for any performer and Singapore is going to be truly exciting, with millions of screaming fans in attendance. It is a great opportunity for me personally to represent Indian Cinema on such a global scale. I am sure that the IIFAs this year will rock too!”

The Videocon IIFA Weekend celebrations, presented by Videocon and organized by Wizcraft International Entertainment, will see prominent members of the Indian film industry in Singapore for the three-day weekend. The weekend will feature various film briefings, the IIFA World Premiere of PVR’s SHANGHAI, directed by Dibakar Banerjee, featuring Kalki, Emraan Hashmi and Abhay Deol, IIFA Rocks – a fashion and music extravaganza, culminating with the night of nights, the IIFA Awards presentation ceremony.

“It is heartening to the growth IIFA has witnessed in the past 12 years of its existence and the impact it has had on the minds and hearts of people across the globe. We are committed to providing the best in entertainment to our audiences and IIFA Singapore will reiterate our vision of bringing together for the grandest celebration of Indian Cinema.” added Wiz Sabbas Joseph – Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment Ltd.

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The IIFA Weekend Schedule with dates and venues are:

June 7: IIFA World Premiere: Lido Cinemas, Shaw Theatre

June 8: IIFA Rocks

June 9: IIFA Awards, Singapore Indoor Stadium

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About IIFA

Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy. Also, the IIFA Awards is India’s biggest media event. With a viewership of almost 700 million, it is among the world’s most-watched annual entertainment events.

From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last ten years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases, a global business forum and sporting events, all of which climax into the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards.

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For more information, please contact:

Lizel Noronha

Wizcraft International Entertainment/ IIFA (PR)

E-mail: lizel.noronha@wizcraftworld.com

Mobile: +91 9325454642

Nisharani RK

Wizcraft International Entertainment/ IIFA (PR)

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Mobile: +91 9930934319

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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