Two is Dhamaal

Two is Dhamaal!

Nana Patekar and Om Puri, the duo who come together after 30 years in Percept Pictures’ Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, directed by Priyadarshan, are two actors who enjoy every moment of shooting together.

Om Puri gets very annoyed when somebody calls Nana Patekar “buddha” and continues to explain… “how can you call him an oldie? He is my son from last birth!”

Nana on the other hand keeps teasing Om Puri for his continual sleeping habits and grins that Om can sleep even in the pauses between words!

Om Puri and Nana Patekar keep pulling each-other’s legs on the sets so much so that any outsider would think they are actually fighting it out!

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3G TALENT MANAGERS is conducting an acting workshop titled, The X- FACTOR ACTING STUDIO. It is a 100% intense and practical training workshop which will be conducted on weekend evenings in Versova for 3 months. The X-Factor Acting Studio’s Introduction to Improvisation will lower your inhibitions and teach you to interact with other actors. It’s an acting workshop that beats the run-of-the-mill acting schools and focuses on USP’s that make you a confident actor.

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Dr. Sanjay Patole who has produced a Hindi feature film “Riwayat” based on killing of female foeticide is being released on 7th Sept 2012. Dr Sanjay will be returning back from Australia on 1st September, so please give us a appointment for his interview in your esteemed channel/publication, along with his director Vijay Patkar who is well known actor in Hindi and Marathi films and all actors, also for your information its audio was released by well-known social activist Ms. Varsha Tai Deshpande (convener of ‘Lek Ladki Abhiyan’ and has done near about 34 sting operations against doctors responsible for killing female forticide). Even film actor Aamir Khan has raised this issue in his programme “Satyamev Jayate”.

Film “Riwayat” stars Sampika, Khalid Siddique, Salil Ankola, Achint Kaur, Sourabh Dubey, Aditya Lakhia, Narendra Jha, Rajendra Gupta, Mangal Kenkre, Gauri Kulkarni, Major Vikram, Rakhi Mishra, Tanya Tiwari & Sayaji Shinde in main roles with Kammal Adiib, Jaiwant Wadkar, Jairaj Nair, Milind Joshi, Alpa Joshi & Milind Yashod in the supporting cast.

This film “Riwayat” has won various international awards.

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HI-TOURS CONFERRED BRAND APPRECIATION AWARD BY

POWERBRANDS RISING STAR 2012-13

31st August,2012,New Delhi: Hi-Tours,a complete Destination Management Company, has been conferred Brand Appreciation Award by PowerBrands Rising Star 2012-13, the greatest book on brands at a recently held award function at Dubai.

The Event also witnessed the launch of “PowerBrands Rising Stars 2012-13” a revolutionary tale of success stories of the brands. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prem Syal, CEO & Managing Director, Hi-Tours said, “We are honored that POWERBRANDS chose us for this prestigious award. Highlighting our experience in the market, I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished in the past few years. This strengthens our confidence in our capabilities and motivates us to go after even higher peaks of success in the years to come.”

Hi-Tours has a vision to provide clients with a great holiday experience in India and abroad, Hi Tours has invigorated its services to be at par with the best in industry. The company has pioneered the concept of path-breaking holiday ideations and set new benchmarks. It came up with its hallmark community based programmes created with a vision of percolating the funds down to the grass roots.It has endeavored through its various schemes and facilities to position the brand ‘Hi Tours’ as the marquee of absolute product quality and customer satisfaction.

‘PowerBrands Rising Stars 2012-13’ event witnessed a great celebration of achievement and success comprising of the PowerBrands Rising Stars 2012-13 book launch, brand appreciation awards, PowerBrands Leadership awards and PowerBrands Hall of Fame ceremony. The Hall of Fame ceremony honored and celebrated the success of the living legends across industries in India and UAE. PowerBrands Rising Stars 2012-2013 is a revolutionary tale of success stories of the brands, who will be empowering our today for tomorrow.

About Hi-Tours

Hi-Tours is a complete Destination Management Company, offering tailor-made journeys throughout India and the Subcontinent. The company started its operations in year 1997 and has grown to become a synonymous name in delivering quality and memorable holiday experiences.With pan-Indian presence, the corporate headquarters are located in Delhi and branch offices in Chennai, Cochin, Mamallapuram, Udaipur & Varanasi. Overseas officesare located in Canada along with other associate offices in UK & Ireland, France, Spain, Italy and Argentina. Affiliated and members of various international & domestic trade bodies, associations.

Over the years Hi-Tours has been awarded with numerous prestigious awards by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. These awards add as anreassurance of the quality of servicesby Hi-Tours. Some of its awards are: National Tourism Award for Excellence , Top Tour Operator Award for Madhya Pradesh, Distinguished Speaker at the DMC Workshop in Amsterdam (To Mr. Prem Sayal, CEO & MD of Hi-Tours), Best Conference Coordinator in Chennai.

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Yeh T20 hai boss… Na tameez se khela jaata hai… Na tameez se dekha jaata hai!

Pepsi, one of the global sponsors of ICC World Twenty20, 2012 Sri Lanka celebrates the way fans watch & enjoy T20 cricket

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· Ranbir Kapoor & M S Dhoni team up for the first time for the new campaign

· Also starring: Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and the Indian cricket fans

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· Link to the high res making video: Pepsi Na Tameez Campaign_Making of TVC_Aug 2012

· Link to the high res TVC: Pepsi Na Tameez Campaign_Main TVC_Aug 2012

August 2012: After celebrating the unorthodox and immensely popular face of modern cricket last year; Pepsi is all set to change the way the sport is viewed by millions of cricket crazy fans in India. Being one of the global sponsors of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 Sri Lanka, Pepsi with its latest campaign aims to celebrate the nation’s zeal for the sport and more so the format. The new commercial for the biggest Twenty20 cricket extravaganza brings Bollywood superstar, Ranbir Kapoor and skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni together on-screen for the very first time. The campaign revolves around the passionate spirit of the young Indian Twenty20 cricket fans who enjoy watching the exciting format with the same irrepressible & unorthodox fervour reflected in the cricketers’ game on-field. A cricket fan himself, Ranbir shows the cricketers, including Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina the ‘Na Tameez’ the irreverent & zany side of T20 fans.

From the pure technical form of the game, cricket today has become entertaining, glamourous & action packed… and the Twenty20 fans today are not just cricket fans, they are ‘action fans’ lapping up this high-adrenaline, roller-coaster format. From unorthodox shots to bizarre field placing, Twenty20 is not played by the rules; it’s a No holds barred form of the game… and when it comes to the action-loving fans it’s a no-holds barred form of watching & celebrating the game. After all, Yeh T20 hai boss… na tameez se khela jaata hai… na tameez se dekha jaata hai!

Speaking about the new campaign Homi Battiwalla, Senior Director – Marketing (Colas, Juices & Hydration), PepsiCo India said, “Pepsi is strongly associated with cricket in India and we are delighted to be one of the global sponsors of ICC World Twenty20 2012 Sri Lanka – the biggest international cricket tournament this year. Our Change the Game campaign last year celebrated everything unorthodox about the way the sport is played; this year, we take forward the same philosophy and extend it to the millions of cricket fans in our country. In true Pepsi style, the campaign is irreverent and the Indian cricket fans, led by Ranbir Kapoor show how they Change the Game off-field”.

Ranbir Kapoor said, “Cricket as a sport has evolved over the years and the Twenty20 format is a testimony of that – its short, exciting and more over it’s changed the entertainment quotient associated with the sport. The latest Pepsi campaign reiterates that and brings forth the nation’s love for the sport in a refreshing twist. I am really excited about the ad film as it gave me an opportunity to work with one of the most celebrated captains of the Indian Cricket team, MS Dhoni for the first time.”

Adding further, Indian skipper, MS Dhoni said, “Fast paced and thrilling in its format, Twenty20 Cricket has changed the game on-field. Last year with Pepsi, we celebrated the new and innovative sporting moves and this year we take forward the concept to its fans. Just like we enjoy playing the sport and forget about everything else, fans too love the exciting format and watch it with complete fanaticism. It was a great experience shooting the commercial with Ranbir Kapoor, our celebrated cricketers and more importantly the fans of the sport.”

The ad film opens with the shot of a bus taking the cricketers breaking down in a busy neighbourhood. Suddenly, Ranbir Kapoor appears from top of the bus and starts interacting with the cricketers. They are taken by surprise when other fans in the area also join Ranbir to demonstrate their fun response to the cricketers’ playing format and some of their favourite shots. Witnessing the absolute craziness of the fans around, Dhoni finally asks Ranbir – “yaar yeh kya tameez hai?” to which the young actor responds in a quirky manner, ‘Yeh T20 hai boss, na tameez se khela jaata hai and then he’s joined by the fans who say, ‘na tameez se dekha jaata hai’.

“Our latest commercial for Pepsi focuses on the excitement and thrill with which the sport is viewed by millions of its fans in India and celebrates their passion in a never seen before manner. Just the way the Twenty20 format has bent the traditional rules; Indian cricket fans have bent the rules to watch the sport in their own irreverent style. Ranbir and Dhoni for the first time together is the added bonus and if I may add… their chemistry is sizzling” added, Surjo Dutt, Executive Creative Director – JWT India.

Pepsi will create a unique ‘Na Tameez’ experience for lucky Twenty20 cricket fans during the India matches. The brand is launching a contest for its fans on Facebook wherein they will be asked to answer two simple questions to be eligible to win passes for the ICC World Twenty20, scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka from September 18. 39 lucky winners will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch the India matches live. They will not watch the matches like regular ticket-holders but will get the best seats in the stadium in specially designed Pepsi dug-outs.

The excitement continues on Pepsi’s digital platforms by building around the hype, madness, unconventional incidents and crazy moments that are created off-field because of the action on-field, in a fun and quirky manner. Its initiatives on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Mobile etc are being launched with an aim to change the way the consumers watch, cheer and listen to the sport. In addition, Pepsi had also launched a first of its kind branded smart phone application in India.

For more details and excitement, join Pepsi’s Facebook community (https://www.facebook.com/PepsiIndia) and follow on Twitter (@PepsiIndia).

TVC details:

· Creative Agency: JWT

· Executive Creative Director: Surjo Dutt

· Copywriters: Romit Nair, Megha Dutta, Chandni Kapur and Surjo Dutt

· Executive Business Director: Saurabh Saksena

· VP & Client Services Director: Kundan Joshee

· TVC Director: Shujaat Saudagar

· Producer: Ashit Gehlani

· Music Director: Clinton Cerejo

· TVC duration: 45sec

· Language: Hindi / other regional

· Media Planning: Mindshare

About PepsiCo India:

PepsiCo entered India in 1989 and has grown to become one of the largest food and beverage businesses in India. With an investment of over $1 billion, PepsiCo India has built an expansive beverage and snack food business supported by 38 beverage bottling plants and 3 food plants. PepsiCo India’s extensive portfolio includes iconic brands like Pepsi, Lay’s, Kurkure, Tropicana 100%, Gatorade, Quaker, and fast growing brands i.e. Nimbooz and Aliva.

PepsiCo India is driven by its global commitment to sustainable growth, Performance with Purpose, which works on four planks of replenishing water, partnering with farmers, waste to wealth and healthy kids. In 2009, PepsiCo India achieved a significant milestone, by becoming the first business to achieve ‘Positive Water Balance’ in the beverage world. In 2011, PepsiCo India gave back 8.3 billion liters more water than what it consumed, a fact verified by Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. For more information, please visit www.pepsicoindia.co.in

For further information, please contact:

Parakram Hazarika / Harpreeti Bassi / Ruchika Gupta

Genesis Burson-Marsteller

parakram.hazarika@bm.com / harpreeti.bassi@bm.com / ruchika.gupta@bm.com

+91-9711311668 / +91-9999380178 / +91-9873551248

Nitin Yadav

PepsiCo India

nitin.yadav@pepsico.com

+91-9811278920

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COMPLETION OF THE FIRST SHOOTING SCHEDULE IN DIU OF THE

FILM “BALWINDER SINGH… FAMOUS HO GAYA”

The Singer turned Actors Mika Singh and Shaan are going to be seen soon as leading actors in the Film “BALWINDER SINGH… FAMOUS HO GAYA”.

Recently, they shot the First song “Pyaar ka Bhopu Baja Diya…” on the beautiful location of the Diu Port. Like this way the first schedule of the film completed with lots of Fun and Hardwork.

Produced by Vandana Jain and Sunil Agnihotri,

Directed by Sunil Agnihotri Productions in Association with Vandana Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd.

Music Lalit Pandit

Lyrics: Nikhat Kazmi, Kumar

Dialogues. Tanveer Khan

Story Screenplay, Rajan Agarwal,

Additional Screenplay, Sanjiv Soni, Shrikant Vishvakarma.

Choreographer:-Rekha Chinni Prakash

DOP: Nirmal Jani

Sound: Uday Inamati

Art: Rangarao Chowgule

Editor: Aseem Sinha

Line Producer: Shiva Rindani

Media Consultant:-Parul Chawla (Picture N Kraft)

The film is a musical comedy

Regards,
Latika Chindarkar

Picture N Kraft
19/101 Mhada Complex,Oshiwara Garden Lane,New Link Road
Andheri (West) Mumbai-400053
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“Emraan Hashmi is my mentor”- Esha Gupta

Esha Gupta who yet again shares screen space with Emraan Hashmi in Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films’ Raaz 3, is all praise for the actor ,who she goes on to call her mentor.

Initially intimated with Emraan while she worked with him in her debut Jannat 2,the actress now admits that she doesn’t do much without his guidance.

Says Esha Gupta “I love Emraan.I was really scared of him during Jannat 2 ,where he used to give his scenes like a piece of cake and I’d just look at him tongue-tied.He is really sweet,quite like my mentor and he has given me a lot of tips”.

The first –of-its-kind 3D horror film,starring Emraan Hashmi,Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta follows the journey of a fading superstar’s revenge against a rising star.Presented by Fox Star Studios and produced by Vishesh Films ,Vikram Bhatt’s Raaz 3 comes to a theatre near you 7th September,2012.

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‘Panch Koti Gyaan Kumbh’

KBC 2012 LAUNCHES ON SONY ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION

Starts 7th September, Friday to Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

Mumbai, August 29th, 2012: Weekends will not be the same again, as after two stupendously successful seasons ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC), India’s biggest reality game show is back in all its electrifying glory to set your television screens alive starting September 7, 2012 on Sony Entertainment Television. The game show that has created history on Indian television with the iconic Amitabh Bachchan as its host is all set to delight its audiences with a brand new innings this season with ‘Sirf Gyaan Hi Aapko Aapka Haq Dilata Hai’ as the central theme. Produced by Big Synergy Media Ltd, this season of KBC will air at the weekend slot from Friday to Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

The show was launched today with the rendition of a powerful narrative on ‘Gyaan’ by none other than the one and only Amitabh Bachchan in his classic baritone. Speaking on the occasion Mr. N.P Singh, COO, Multi Screen Media said, “It is a glorious moment for all of us at Sony to bring back another power packed season of the magnificent game show Kaun Banega Crorepati on our network, This year’s theme ‘Sirf Gyaan Hi Aapko Aapka Haq Dilata Hai’ celebrates knowledge as the greatest leveller in our society and a potent change agent.”

Added Ms. Sneha Rajani, Senior EVP and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television, “We are honoured to have the one and only Mr. Amitabh Bachchan hosting KBC once again. He brings tremendous amount of charisma and his ability to connect with one and all with his sincerity and humility takes the show to another level. KBC is not just a popular game show, but a powerful platform where people from all across India, cutting across the demographic, geographic and social boundaries converges to celebrate common man’s triumph against all odds. It celebrates knowledge as a powerful tool which can help change his destiny.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Siddhartha Basu, CMD, Big Synergy Media Ltd. said “We’re back. This time we’ve gone further down the road into the heartlands and hinterlands of India, and come up with a fascinating line-up of ordinary Indians as contestants, extraordinary for their diversity and individuality, each one of them looking for an opportunity to transform their lives through this knowledge game. They’re more knowledgeable than before, better prepared, and hungry for success. They are the unseen faces of an emerging India, thirsting to prove themselves. It promises the viewer quality entertainment, which engages both the heart and the mind. ”

After the extraordinary response to the KBC auditions this year, where approximately 1.5 crore people registered, the biggest game show on television is back once again to make Crorepati’s out of ordinary people. Kaun Banega Crorepati is more than just a television show on Sony Entertainment Television (SET). It is a true phenomenon which is all set to entertain you for 21 weekends, 58 delightful and heart-wrenching episodes, that will comprise of special episodes with unique and distinct themes which will capture a little bit of India in every episode, lined up to ignite the minds and hearts of Indian audiences.

Online users can log on to www.kbcsony.com the official online destination for KBC and re-live the excitement of the past seasons of the show and increase their “Gyaan” by playing the KBC game online, get behind the scene snippets, have the opportunity to win passes to visit the KBC studio, engage with interactive social applications and a lot more. On social media, you can find us on Face book and Twitter on #KBC. So get set to be glued to the edge of your seats and witness some brilliant winning moments on television as “Kaun Banega Crorepati” Starts on September 7, 2012 Friday to Sunday at 8:30p.m only on Sony Entertainment Television.

About Sony Entertainment Television:

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backs Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. It comprises of Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel, SAB; a family comedy entertainment channel; SIX, a premier sports entertainment channel, PIX, the English movie channel and MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel. Since its launch in October 1995, SET has created a unique space for itself in the Indian Television industry. Pioneering new waves in television programming, with blockbuster movie premieres, big format non – fiction shows and an impressive array of fiction shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati, Entertainment ke liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Kuch to Log Kahenge, Parvarrish, CID and Crime Patrol. Sony Entertainment Television has been providing strong platforms for over 700 brands to reach over 50 million households in India. In addition, Sony Entertainment Television is also available in US, UK, Africa, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji Islands and Seychelles. In total, SET influences over 300 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide. Sony Entertainment Television is a part of the network of channels distributed by The One Alliance – a joint venture between Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. and Discovery Communications India. Other channels in the One Alliance network include Sony HD, MAX, SAB, MIX, PIX, SIX, SIX HD, AXN, Animax, Aath, Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel Tamil, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo Discovery Kids and Discovery HD World, it also distributes the leading News network in the country – the TV Today Network channels – Headlines Today, Aaj Tak and Tez and the premium Sports’ channels – Neo Prime & Neo Sports.

About Big Synergy Media Ltd

As a leader in the field of non – fiction shows, BIG Synergy has had a rich haul of multiple nominations and as many as 16 awards in the last couple of years, including the Indian Telly Award for Production House of the Year, for its excellence and variety of programmes, and the TV Show of the Decade at the Big Star Entertainment Awards for Kaun Banega Crorepati.

BIG Synergy is now producing television programmes out of 4 centres – in Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai.

For Further Information, please contact:
Sony Entertainment Television

Geetanjali Lahiri

geetanjalil@setindia.com

+91 9819929411
IPAN Hill & Knowlton

Jolenta D’Souza

jdsouza@ipanhillandknowlton.com

+91 9819183913

Anjita Chaube

achaube@ipanhillandknowlton.com

+91 9819033376

Ayan Dutta

adutta@ipanhillandknowlton.com

+91 9930929699

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Nawaz plays a Mute Character

Stars are known for going out of their way to do justice to their roles, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui tops that chart. For National award winner Mangesh Hadawle’s next movie “Dekh indian Circus” the actor went beyond everyone’s imagination, in the movie Nawaz plays a mute character who is also one of the main characters in the film. The dedicated actor that he is, Nawaz underwent a course in which he was trained for hand movements, gestures and facial expressions which are usually done by mute people in their everyday life. It was a rigorous and difficult and Nawaz mastered it by the end of the training lessons.

Not only this a source adds, “Nawaz took the role so seriously that he had refrained from talking to anyone on the sets.” Inorder to get into the character perfectly Nawaz not only stopped speaking on the phone but also stopped speaking to people on the sets. A close friend of Nawaz adds, “It was quiet a difficult task for Nawaz to switch on and switch off talking during the shoot, so he decided to keep it switched off for the whole shoot.” Also this added a lot of weight to his character and he had put in a lot of hard work and practised for his role. Nawaz made it a point that he did not speak to anyone for a period of two months while this film was shot just to be in his character.

According to Mangesh Hadawale the director of the film, Nawaz has done justice to the character and no one could have played the character better than him. He also added, Nawaz being mum all along the shoot got the perfect emotions from him.

Shantanu (Media Consultant)
09969107311
Shamrock Communication

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Actress Bidita Bag mistaken for a Naxalite; escapes riot!

Even as actress Bidita Bag is preparing for the release of her first Bollywood film ‘From Sydney With Love’ this week, she is all shaken by memories of a recent village attack, where she witnessed the fury of a mob who mistook her for being a Maoist or a Naxalite.

While renowned filmmaker Prakash Jha, who is directing his next movie Chakravyuh on Naxalites, has stated that he has met them over the years, Bidita went through a terrifying experience of a more dangerous kind on the sets of a Bengali film called ‘Chokher Pani – Tears of Nandigram’!

Recalling her horror, the actress says, “I was shooting for this Bengali film in the sensitive Nandigram village in West Bengal some time ago, when a group of very unruly people thought that the unit comprised of armed Naxalites.”

“The villagers started shouting – ‘Yeh log film shooting ke naam par logon ko hathiyaar chalane ki training de rahein hain’ (‘These people are providing combat arms training in the garb of a film shoot’). Before we could explain anything, a wild rumour spread and suddenly a mob emerged and started attacking the unit members,” recalls Bidita.

The actress remembers seeing agitated people chase others with swords and even burning nearby houses in a mindless riot, as she ran and hid inside a rice field to save her life!

Bidita’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar adds, the actress told him, she was too shaken, witnessing such animalistic violence and that even the local police and media termed her a Maoist. “Bidita felt helpless and traumatized in the village. But luckily for the unit members, she did not give up shooting for the film,” he remarks.

As the situation calmed down, the actress is reported to have completed the shooting schedule under police protection and safety assurances by The Rapid Action Force (RAF); the specialized wing of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

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talentube launches TVC ‘Ek Tha Murga’

The perfect start to its far reaching, all-inclusive media campaign

A tale of ambition and glory and how, when they meet opportunity, destiny stands fulfilled. Well it isn’t just a story. It’s a metaphor for Talentube – the portal that gives talent its ‘Mauka’ and places it where it belongs. This metaphor gave rise to an alluring TVC called ‘Ek Tha Murga’. An innovative, clever and creative approach, this TVC will surely garner its own fan following. Click on http://youtu.be/SPY8HIdZIjc and watch the Ek Tha Murga!

This spot unfolds the tale of ‘Chicken’ who represents the all-elusive ‘Mauka’. The story begins in a ‘Mohalla’ where the elusive ‘Mauka’ – a chicken that runs on water and on walls, is impossible to catch. This concept borrows from real life that a chicken is difficult to corner and catch just like good opportunities for talent and establishes the foundation of Talentube that it helps aspirants by providing Mauka for them. Ek Tha Murga was created with one main aim in mind – to be an entertaining, fun, understandable, user-friendly, reaching-everyone piece of communication. This metaphor was conceptualised to stand for the fact that at talentube.com, anyone wanting a stepping stone into the film and entertainment industry, will find hundreds of real opportunities on real films and projects.

Please write to us with your feedback on the new TVC and hope you can cover this path-breaking campaign. Attached is a detailed press release and creative concept of the TVC. The agency and Talentube.com heads are available for quotes and further details on media plan, activation plans and an overview on the brand etc. Look forward to your support.

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Malabar Gold & Diamonds signs southern film heartthrob

‘Suriya’ as Brand Ambassador

Announces a corporate initiative to support education for girl students in Tamil Nadu

· Madurai showroom to open on September 9

· Aims to set up 35 showrooms across Tamil Nadu by 2015 with supply chain centers at Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy

Chennai, August 29, 2012: Malabar Gold & Diamonds one amongst the world’s top jewellery retailers, announced that it has signed renowned South Indian actor ‘Suriya’ as its brand ambassador. In the presence of Malabar Gold & Diamonds’ Chairman M. P. Ahammed, Suriya also launched its latest CSR initiative of providing educational scholarship to girl students in Tamil Nadu.

Mr. M. P. Ahammed, Chairman, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, said, “We are proud and privileged to join hands with the sensation of today, ‘Suriya’. He is a very grounded, accessible, celebrated, prestigious and a forward thinker which are the very values with which Malabar Gold and Diamonds is also surging forward”. He also added that the aura of commitment, moral, and high family values surrounding this strong personality made the brand to decide that he is the unanimous choice to represent them.

Suriya and Mr. Ahammed also presented a commitment of educational scholarship under its ‘Empowering education, Empowering womanhood’ initiative to the Director of Education Mr. K. Devarajan in Chennai today during the course of the brand ambassador announcement. The commitment aims at support for education of girl students in Tamil Nadu, which is a social necessity today.

At present, Malabar Gold & Diamonds has 4 showrooms in Tamil Nadu in the cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode and Salem. The showroom at Vishal–De-Mal, Madurai, will be inaugurated on September 9 taking the count to 5. The Group plans to branch out its network in Thanjavur, Dharmapuri, Hosur, Ramanathapuram and also add two showooms in Chennai at Velacheri and Vadapalani in the year 2012. It also plans to have showrooms in Vellore, Kumbakonam, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil, Trichy, Tuticorin, Tiruvannamalai and Pondicherry in 2013. Malabar Gold & Diamonds aims to set up 35 showrooms across Tamil Nadu by 2015 with supply chain centers at Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy.

Malabar Gold & Diamonds has announced a four-year expansion plan to raise its retail network to 220 outlets from 70 with an investment of Rs. 3,500 crore. The programme is expected to create 15,000 jobs and triple the company’s annual turnover to Rs. 30,000 cr. (about $6 billion) to make it the world’s leading jewellery brand. As part of the plan, the company is investing about $100 million (over Rs. 500 crore) to roll out more than 20 retail outlets this year. The Group is expanding across India & GCC and its expansion plan also goes to the Far East countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, China, and Ceylon and also to US and UK. By 2013, the Group plans to launch 22 showrooms in GCC in addition to the existing 25 showrooms and the domestic expansion plan targets to branch out the network in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Punjab and Haryana.

About Malabar Gold and Diamonds:

Malabar Gold and Diamonds is the flagship division of Malabar Group of Companies, one of the fastest growing business conglomerates. It is among the most trusted jewellery brand name in India & GCC with over 70 retail outlets spread across in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh , Delhi and GCC with 10 supply chain centres. Malabar Gold and Diamonds sells only 100% BIS Hallmarked Gold, International Gemological Institute (IGI) certified Diamond ornaments, Platinum certified by Platinum Guild International (PGI) etc. They also sell hallmarked silver jewellery and premium branded international watches. very piece of jewellery comes with a detailed price tag, buy back guarantee and lifelong free maintenance ensuring a lifelong commitment to its customers. They have introduced excellent Indian craftsmanship to the world through their exclusive brands; Divine- Indian heritage jewellery; Ethnix-Handcrafted designer Jewellery; Era -Uncut Diamond Jewellery; Mine- Diamonds unlimited; Starlet – kids jewellery; Precia- Precious Gem Jewellery.

As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Malabar Gold & Diamonds as earmarked a portion of its annual turnover for medical and housing charity under the aegis of Malabar Charitable trust. More than 285000 patients have been given free life saving drugs and more than 5700 homeless have benefited from the housing trust till date. For moulding quality citizens for the country they have turned their concentration also towards promoting education and career oriented programmes and scholarship. As part of this they sponsored 200 scholarships and 4 gold medals for school teachers and institutional leaders for the promotion of excellence in school education in India, joining hands with ‘ leading schools’ project of IIM Kozhikode. The endeavour announced today is an extension of its ‘Empowering Education, Empowering Woman’ initiative for the state of Tamil Nadu. As a part of its green India Initiative, the group conducts litter free campaigns and projects for social well being.

Media Contacts:

Ms. Meghana Bangalore, Adfactors PR

Mob: +91-9742660399 E-mail: meghana.bangalore@adfactorspr.com

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INDIA TO HOST GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON ‘RESPONSIBLE CARE’

This global voluntary initiative of the chemical industry will see participation from over 50 countries
Responsible Care is part of the United Nations Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)

Indian Chemical Council (ICC), the apex body of the chemical industry in India is organizing a Global Conference on “Responsible Care” on Saturday, 13 October 2012 in Mumbai.

Through the ‘Responsible Care’ initiative ICC helps the Indian chemical industry improve its performance by being open and transparent with the investors, community, regulatory authorities, general public and the media.

The delegates for the Global Conference will include speakers from Responsible Care companies in India Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Egypt, South Africa, Canada, Brazil etc. Indian signatories to Responsible Care will also showcase their best practices. The Conference will enable all stakeholders to share Responsible Care initiatives from various developed and developing countries.

Mr. R. Parthasarathy, President, ICC, said, “For the first time, we are holding a Global Conference on ‘Responsible Care’ in Mumbai, followed by ‘Responsible Care Leadership Group (RCLG) Annual Meet in Goa. Increasingly, only companies that perform in all aspects of Health, Safety, Environment, Product Management and Community Relationship, can compete, grow and survive. Responsible Care has become the Gold Standard for such behaviour.”

RCLG plays a central role in policy making and exchange of information within international industry.

Mr. Y.M. Kothari, Vice President, ICC, added, “Responsible Care is a continual improvement of health, safety and environmental performance to minimize any adverse impact during manufacturing, transportation, use and disposal. It also aims at minimizing generation of waste, release of chemicals into the environment through water, air and solid waste. Through this Conference we hope to give the needed fillip to improve standards amongst Indian Companies, and encourage more Chemical and Process companies to be part of this initiative.”

‘Responsible Care’ is a global voluntary initiative of the chemical industry and addresses community concerns about chemicals and its impact during processing, transportation and use on the environment. Besides working with customers, suppliers, contractors and employees, the ‘Responsible Care’ companies also work closely with the communities in which they operate in.

International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is the voice of chemical industry globally. ICCA promotes and coordinates Responsible Care. ICC will host the Responsible Care Leadership Group Annual Meeting 2012 of ICCA on 15 – 16 – 17 October 2012 at Goa.

Registration Contact: Mr. H. S. Karangle, Director General / Mr. R. R. Gokhale, Secretary General

INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL

Sir Vithaldas Chambers, 6th Floor, 16, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Mumbai – 400 001

Tel: (022) 22047649 / 22048043 / 22846852 Fax : (022) 22048057

E-mail : iccmumbai@vsnl.net

www.indianchemicalcouncil.com

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Meet Bros Anjjan’s Divine Intervention for Oh My God

After the tremendous success of their last Teri Shirt Da Button from
“Kya Super Kool Hain Hum”, Meet Bros Anjjan are all set to release
their next hit this monsoon The trio will feature as the guest
composers for actor,producer Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming Oh My God
where Akshay will be seen playing the divine role of Lord Krishna.
The song has been composed by Meet Bros Anjjan keeping Akshay’s image
in mind.

Sung by Meet Brothers Anjjan and Kailash Kher the song portrays God’s
feelings of dismay about the current age scenario. The song penned by
lyricist Kumar was shot on Akshay Kumar recently at Horniman circle
South Mumbai.

A host of television celebrities, singers Kailash Kher, Usha Uthup,
Music director and Ghazal singer Hariharan graced the occasion of the
song recording making it into an after eventful evening.

As per Meet Bros Anjaan, the opportunity to write “Mere Nishaan” for
Oh My God fell into their hands due to the relationship they share
with Akshay Kumar. Incidentally, the last song they had composed for
Akshay was for Speedy Singh. Manmeet of Meet Bros Anjjan, reveals,
“Akshay was moved to tears when he first heard “Mere Nishaan” and had
fallen in love with the song.” Their relationship with Akshay has now
extended further with two more films for which they will be composing
music.

Meet Bros Anjjan concludes, “While composing, we always keep in the
mind that the song should be easy on ears at all hours and shouldn’t
be drowned out in the noise”.

Youtube link to the song “Mere Nishaan” –

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HOLLYWOOD CINEMATOGRAPHER TO CAPTURE POONAM’S BOLD MOVES

It looks like the producers of actor Poonam Pandey’s debut venture are
pulling out all the stops to ensure the leggy lass’s moves are
captured to perfection on celluloid. With Kumar Mangat, the presenter
of the film, and Eagle Home Entertainment, already on board, the
production house has roped in Hollywood Cinematographer James Fowlds
to the fold.

Fowlds has over 30 titles under his belt and has also worked as the
Director of Photography for the film Lamhaa: The untold story of
Kashmir. Fowlds has shot for titles like Dark Hunters, Duplicity,
Absolute Power to name a few.

The production house was thrilled to announce the association with
Fowlds.

Actor Poonam Pandey has been working hard on workshops with the film
unit for the last few weeks. The film is set to go on the floors in
September, and is expected to be completed on a super strict schedule.

Meanwhile, Poonam has been painting Twitter-town red with her bold
pictures and sneaky peaks into her bathroom sessions. The sessions on
Twitter are just the trailer of what audiences can expect to see in
the bold version of Poonam’s debut. And with the best man in the
business to capture her bold moves, cinemagoers will be in for a
treat.


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