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> “Not Just Awards…but a mark of Respect’
> The prestigious 12th Sailor’s Today Sea Shore Awards 2013 spearheaded by Capt Sunil Nangia was indeed a glamorous affair.
> An evening where the Entertainment industry & the Merchant Navy came together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Maritime Organizations, the only Sailor’s awards in our country!
> From the high profile guests attending the 12th Sailor’s Today Sea Shore Awards including the Ship Owners, CEO’s, and MD’s, Senior Ship Managers, Superintendants, Floating staff (Deck / Engine & Saloon) including Masters and Chief Engineers apart from Shore Staff and Govt. officials from India, Singapore, Sri Lanka and U.K, the evening was star studded with guests like Hrishita Bhatt and bhagyashree were the awardees,and hrishtaa looked lovely in a black gown,Apurva & Shilpa Agnihotri, Amy Billimoria, raja chaudhary,prashant sharma,Munisha Khutwani,mouli and mazhar,Karen grover and nisha,umesh pherwani,kavita rathod,gary richardson,Madhushree, Sameer Ali Khan, manish ranjan,roman sen, shakti anand,& many more to came specially to felicitate the sea farers & dedicate the evening to their outstanding contributions.
> Bhagyashree & Sandeep Chandra presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Harry Banga, Noble Group, Hongkong by the National Maritime Board.
> Enthralling performance choreographed by Rahul Saxena for deepshikha nag pal was the finale and a tribute to parveen Babi
> To heat up the evening, an exclusive ramp built on the pool of the venue followed by fashion show, designs showcased by Saazish & Aafreen Sidhu with Asia’s Super Models.
> Having given an outstanding contribution to Merchant Navy himself, Capt Sunil Nangia expresses his love for the profession and encourages the young blood of India, i.e. today’s Generation to make Merchant Navy #1 Career Choice.
> Capt Sunil Nangia and the entire shipping fraternity eagerly awaits the Prestigious `Sailor Today Sea Shore Awards’ every year, the purpose of which is to convey deep respect towards the people contributing to Merchant Navy, which is the backbone of our country`s economy.
> A delighted Capt Sunil Nangia mentions, “I’m really grateful to the entertainment industry for supporting US. These awards are a mark of respect for our dedicated Sea Farers which have given outstanding contributions & shall continue.”
> He further summarizes, urging Indian youth to take Merchant Navy as a Career, “If you want a job which is worthwhile and something that you can be proud of while experiencing the world and life in general, then Merchant Navy is something you should give some serious consideration.”
> So yeah… go ahead, join the Merchant Navy for the love of it!
> Not Just Awards… But a mark of Respect!!!
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GFDC closes the two day football summit with a promise of being “just the beginning”

G.I.F.T. culminates with felicitation of 1978 heroes

16th March, 2013, Panaji: Day two of India’s first ever football summit – the Goa International Football Table, was an action-packed day full of insightful presentations and seminars focusing on various aspects of Indian Football. Eminent speakers from the Indian and worldwide football fraternity shared their views and discussed solutions to make football a more recognized sport in our country. Listed below is a brief summary of every session conducted at today’s summit:

Efficient use of stadium infrastructure

The day began with an astute presentation by Paul Fletcher, CEO, of Burnley Football Club, on the ‘Efficient use of stadium infrastructure’. Mr Fletcher not only gave an insight and thoughtful understanding about the infrastructure for football stadiums in England, but also highlighted the importance of how India needs to investigate and learn from their mistakes to help develop good and effective stadium infrastructure in India.

According to Fletcher, who played for Burnley , Bolton Wanderers & Blackpool ,the Three Buzz Words required for proper infrastructure was: Legacy, Community and Revenue. “While building infrastructure, do not forget to build the people,” he said.

Talent Development: Goa, the catalyst & gateway to Indian football success

Coach education head – Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Mohamed Basir, in his presentation briefed the audience on the concept of Talent Development and its importance in football.

Stressing on aspects such as Nature or Nurture, Chance or Design and Quantity or Quality, he spoke about how Goa could be a model state in the field of football. In conclusion, he appealed to football lovers present to remain unified, as in the long run it is this unity which is crucial for the upliftment of Indian football.

Henry Menezes, CEO of Western India Football Association (WIFA), in his address focused on building players and creating pathways for them. He said, “We have to understand whether we need to “build” players or “buy” players.”

Secretary of Salgaocar FC, Raj Gomes, one of the panelists for the session, gave a brief understanding of talent development strategies of his team; while Kenny Moyes, Managing Director – Libero Professional Pre-Season Tours Ltd spoke about the participation and consistency of the players towards the sport.

Mariano Baretto, of Goan origin & a Union of European football Associations (UEFA) Pro license coach, believes that different opportunities help in shaping young football players’ careers. “Our world has produced many fantastic players such as Roonie, Messi and Ronaldo who have contributed towards the sports success and recognition worldwide” said Mariano.

Community Development: Sports (Football) – The simple upliftment of society

Kushal Das, General Secretary, All India Football Federation spoke about FIFA Football for Hope, its principle being, “Keeping Communities Connected.”

He also mentioned about the success of the Goalz Project in Kolkata launched in 2012 as it engaged not only the community but also the police force.

“Sports, especially football is inspirational and has a global reach. It also teaches us the values of life,” Das said.

PK Mukherjee, MD, Vedanta SESA FA spoke about football being a community game and stated that Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) could have been Indian Football Development Council (IFDC).

“Football is a performing art and can be developed only with passion,” says Mukherjee.

According to Sports commentator and writer Novi Kapadia, “Football is Goa’s identity.” He believes that although Indian football has not been very successful, it does have a long history.

Ajay Shetty, Head training and accreditation, Magic Bus along with Peter Vaz, President, Sporting Clube de Goa had a similar viewpoint on how AIFF needed to show more support towards the development of football. Ajay Shetty further went on to give a brief insight on the working of Magic Bus.

Peter Vaz also added that there were lack of stadiums, which according to him should be small with good road connectivity, and that government associations should be revived towards the upliftment of the sport.

Marketing & Sponsorship: When Football meets Moneyball

The Goa International Football Table had a panel discussion on the topic ‘Marketing and Sponsorship’ in football at the Goa Marriott Resort. Radhakrishnan Sreenivasan, Sports Editor and Senior presenter of Neo Sports Broadcast Ltd while moderating the session gave a distinguishing aspect between cricket and football.

Keynote speaker for the session, Hass Aminian, Director of New Business Development, Sportfive International (Asia), in his presentation ‘When football meets Moneyball’ proposed some of the marketing strategies that could enhance the football market. Mr. Aminian, in his presentation gave examples of the English and Spanish model.

Aminian also pointed some of the drawbacks in Indian Football. He said that Indians lack participation in any major sports, secondly that dominance in India is linked to national team performance and not at local level and thirdly that India lacks infrastructure to host major events.

“Stop taking steps, look for an elevator,” stated, Chairman and Co-founder of Taproot, Agnello Dias. According to him, the Goa Federation should promote football among people who are interested in the sport rather than the ones already playing.

CEO, Churchill Bros SC, Valanka Alemao pointed out that although Bollywood and Cricket has a national front, football still continues to be popular even among the Indians. She put forward her opinion about how we needed to package Indian football again to make it more attractive. “Football is the most expensive and attractive ball,” she added.

CEO, Sportskeeda, Porush Jain states, “Indian economy is continuously growing, for the betterment of Indian football, the exploitation of the Indian market is necessary.”

Rajesh Kharabanda, CEO, Nivia-Freewill Sports Pvt. Ltd. adding to the discussion suggested that in order to increase revenue, the clubs needed to increase their fan base.

The Professionals: Upgrading our Competition to Export Stars

The G.I.F.T.’s final session on ‘The Professional’ began with a presentation by the keynote speaker, R. Sasikumar, Ex captain of the Singapore football team, and MD of Red Card Group. Sasikumar in his presentation on ‘Upgrading our competition to export stars’ gave an example of Japan’s rise on the football ground mentioning their 100 years plan 2012.

He also introduced the heroes that changed the face of Spanish and Japanese football. He focused on the need for more I-Leagues that would lead to the success of national teams. He felt that India needed to invest and commit more economy in a footballer by the parents, clubs, agents and federations. To conclude his presentation he stated, “India needs more players.”

The Indian Football Team Coach, Wim Koevermans appealed to the audience to take inspiration from the Nike logo “Just do it”. “You build the best, bring the best and play against the best” said Wim in context to building professionals.

Sreenivas Dempo, Vice President – AIFF and President – GFA, while talking about building professional players, pointed out that in the past 10 years, India has witnessed change but there is still a need for rapid change.

Joshua Lewis, CEO of Kenkre Football Academy, focused on grassrooot level planning and development of player professionalism.

The Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony of the Goa International Football Table was held on Saturday, 16th March, 2013 at the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa. The present dignitaries were Dr. Rufino Monteiro, chairman of GFDC and the chief guest, Francis D’souza, deputy CM of Goa.

The closing ceremony began with the sum-up of the two day summit by Udit Sheth – MD & CEO TransStadia , the knowledge partners of GFDC . Followed by the concluding address by Dr. Monteiro in which he thanked all the speakers and delegates and all the exemplary players whilst promising to make the summit an annual event and show-case the progress in the GFDC endeavour taking valuable inputs from the seminar. He acknowledged the participation of the Bollywood star, Suniel Shetty and current Indian Football Team skipper, Sunil Chhetri during the parade held earlier in the day.

The ceremony followed with a speech by the chief guest, wherein he commented on the efforts put in by the GFDC towards popularizing football. “Rufino Monteiro is on a very serious mission and will take the right step in the right direction to achieve success”

The 1978 National Gold Medalist Team was then felicitated — the Manager…John Viegas, Baptist Fernandes, Peter Miranda, Ignacious Dias, Sarto Baptista, Agnelo Fonseca, Joseph Cardozo, Tadeo Barretto, William Machado, Caitano D’Souza, Caitano D’Souza and the captain, Edmund Mascarenhas who was over-whelmed that their heroics in the freezing cold of Srinagar were finally recognised by the government through GFDC .

The function concluded with the vote of thanks by Mr. Kennedy D’Silva – Executive Secretary, Goa Football Development Council.

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Babli Badmaash opens to a thunderous response

Priyanka Chopra’s special appearance song titled “Babli Badmaash” in Balaji Motion Pictures’ Shootout at Wadala, opened to an unprecedented response as soon as it was released on Youtube.

The song received over 2 lac hits on the day of release courtesy the buzz created ever since the news of Priyanka Chopra being roped in was announced. And needless to add, the innovative marketing strategy that is signature Balaji.

The production house and audio label (Sony Music) instrumented a roadblock wherein anyone who logs onto Youtube India and visits a premium partner channel, will have to watch the “Babli Basmaash” video, widening its audience reach. The roadblock was done for 24 hours.

Composed by Anu Malik, the retro-style track that singer Sunidhi Chauhan has rendered and choreographed by Ahmed Khan , was granted a U/A certificate reiterating that the song bears no vulgar lyrics or steps.

Talking about the positive response the song has garnered, says a trade source, “Babli Badmaash sees Priyanka Chopra at her stylish best…It’s an ode to the 80’s and who better than Priyanka Chopra to shoulder the song…..Babli Badmaash received an unprecedented number of views on the day of its online release, which is proof that the song is gaining unbelievable popularity.”

Talking about the song says Priyanka Chopra, ”I had a blast shooting for this song… there was a whole lot of Badmaashi happening on the sets! I love the song and was excited to be working with Ekta, Sanjay, Ahmad, Anu Sir and the whole team that was involved with this song. I can’t wait to see the audience reaction.”

All praise for the actress, says director Sanjay Gupta, “I loved the way Priyanka rocked
Babli Badmaash. She loves her work and it shows. Her enthusiasm for work is unlike that of any other actress that I’ve worked with


Football stars flag off ‘GIFT’ parade

The “Goa International Football Table” – India’s first ever football summit is currently being held in Panjim, Goa, where stalwarts from the football community are discussing the scope and future of football in India and formulating a concise football charter. Some of the greatest football stars from yesteryears alongwith players from the present Indian football team had come together to flag off the spectacular sporting spectacle.

A galaxy of football stars like Sunil Chhetri, India’s current Football team captain, Bollywood Actor Sunil Shetty, Former football player and Dronacharya Awardee Syed Naeemuddin, ex-Indian football players Magan Singh and Inder Singh alongwith popular football juggler Jestes Antony kicked-off the parade from Marriotts at 10.00 am and from there on visited different schools around Panjim. The star-studded float led by Dr. Rufino Monteiro (Chairman, GFDC) and a fleet of staff from Goa Football Development Council interacted with school kids and gave away footballs sponsored by Nivia-Freewill to promote the fun-loving sport.

The gala parade made a stopover at Don Bosco School (Panjim), Sharda Mandir School (Miramar), Our Lady of the Rosary (Dona Paula), Auxilium Convent (Caranzalem) and finally Red Rosary School in Miramar. The float which was exquisitely decorated with the GFDC logo grabbed the attention of every passerby and attracted crowds of sports enthusiasts. While the kids were overjoyed to meet their favourite football icons, the highlight of the parade was the felicitation of the stars by the Principal of each school.

Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Chhetri, Current Captain of the Indian Football Team said, “The difference between all of us here and you’ll children is that you still have a chance to choose a career. You can be anything that you want in life but always follow your dream and while you do that, it’s very important that you take up a sport because no matter what game you play, the game is going to make you a better human being and I can tell you that from my own experience.”

As the awardees followed the entourage with pride, school students and the locals on the streets joined the convoy with full enthusiasm while football stars kept the excitement going with their animated stunts and friendly approach.


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Film -Hum Hai Raahi CAR Ke

From American College students shaking in their dorms, Egyptians shaking in the streets and even Australians shaking in mines the Harlem Shake has the whole world shaking along with it.
Watch the Hum Hai Raahi CAR Ke cast of Dev Goel, Adah Sharma, Juhi Chawla and Chunky Panday parody this worldwide viral hit in this video!
Remember Gangnam style is so 2012. 2013 is all about the Harlem Shake!

Hum Hai Raahi CAR Ke

Cast & Crew:

Goel Screencraft

Under Production

Release Date
24 May 2013


Jyotin Goel

Star Cast
Dev Goel
Adah Sharma
Juhi Chawla
Sanjay Dutt
Anupam Kher…. Special Apperance
Chunky Pandey
Rati Agnihotri
Viveck Vaswani
Ganesh Venkatraman
Amit Mistry
Samrat Mukerji

Story / Writers
Dev Goel
Jyotin Goel


Publicity Pro
Parul Chawla

Censor Details:

Censor Dates
Not Available.

Not Available.

Length in metres

Music Director

Siddharth Haldipur
Sangeet Haldipur


Jyotin Goel


Mika Singh
Monali Thakur
Clinton Cerejo
Sangeet Haldipur


Sreekanth Agneeaswaran


Shree Narayan Singh


Nitin Sagar


Dilip Singh


Dev Goel
Jyotin Goel

Marketing Agency
Hash Entertainment

Special Effects
Amit Jalan

Mehboob Studio

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It’s no skin show for Priyanka Chopra in Babli Badmaash

Priyanka Chopra who recently topped the poll for Bollywoodlife’s Woman of Substance is taking her title seriously and has ensured her professional decisions have been equally socially responsible.

The actress who shot for a special appearance song titled “Babli Badmaash” for Balaji’s Shootout at Wadala ensured that song carried no titillating moves or vulgar lyrics – In terms of costume ,Priyanka Chopra personally took interest in the styling to ensure that there was no skin-show.

Confirming this producer Ekta Kapoor said, “Priyanka was particular about her appearance. She was involved in any way she could be. Our idea was to come up with a song that even children can enjoy. ‘Babli badmaash’ has a sexual undertone, but we have ensured that it isn’t crass while still maintaining the naughtiness.” Adding that , “Talking of the designing aspect Ekta Kapoor also adds, “Priyanka, along with costume designer Manish Malhotra and director Sanjay Gupta racked their heads and it was then when Sanjay finally suggested that Priyanka look could be influenced by Mr Amitabh Bachchan’s retro style (from his hit song in Yaarana, 1981).”

The song that pays tribute to the iconic 80’s is already a huge hit on the social media front – receiving an unprecedented number of views minutes after its upload on Youtube.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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