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COLORS STEPS OUT for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

~ Launches show in the weekend slot; at 9 PM every Saturday and Sunday starting 16th June, 2012 ~

~ Don’t miss your favourite celebrities STEP OUT of their comfort zone on Dance Ka Maha-Manch – Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa ~

Mumbai, June 7th 2012: Ever wonder when is the best time to discover something new? COLORS’ newest show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa will prove to audiences that the key to discovery is STEPPING OUT! Presenting viewers with a ‘Dance Ka Maha-Manch’, Cadbury Bournvita presents Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa powered by Streax Hair Colour is a show that is the perfect combination of celebrities, excitement and the passion for dancing. So get ready as COLORS STEPS UP the game and for the first-time-ever STEPS OUT of national and international boundaries and brings together a line-up of 13 celebrity contestants from different walks of life being teamed with choreographers. Watch them redefine breaking traditions, nurturing passion for dance and taking reality television to a new level starting June 16th every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM.

Commenting about the show Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS, said, “Staying true to our philosophy of cohesive viewing for the entire family, COLORS is proud to present its newest flagship property, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Bringing together an eclectic mix of contestants who will STEP AWAY from their clichés to transform themselves, the show will strike a chord with both – viewers and sponsors.” Speaking on the timeslot, he further elaborated, “We already have a strong weekday line-up which garners good numbers and now with Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, we are looking forward to further strengthen our position over the weekend.”

STEPPING OUT of their comfort zones, the 13 contestants will take on everything from Salsa to Bhangra and from Cha-cha-cha to Lavani in a journey that will start with two left feet and lead them to a path of beauty and grace. Judging the stellar line up of contestants will be a panel of three Titans from the world of entertainment – the ever graceful, Madhuri Dixit; entertainment king, Karan Johar; and the man who made dancing a cool career to have, Remo D’souza. These three superstars will be STEPPING OUT of their roles as actor, dancer and director respectively to take on a more wholesome avatar – that of a guide, a mentor and a connoisseur of good dancing!

Making innovation the DNA of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, this season will witness some never-seen-before themes that will raise the entertainment quotient. With concepts like dancing to a live band, paying tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema, and getting paired up for performances with international Dancing with the Stars winners, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is all set to create waves and STEP OUT of the ordinary. A special inclusion this season is ‘Madhuri Dixit’s Step of the Week’ where the dancing diva goes futuristic and grooves to international dance forms including cha-cha-cha, salsa, samba, and more…

Making to the list of contestants this year is international cricket superstar Sanath Jayasuriya (with choreographer Suchitra), who will be donning a pair of dancing shoes instead of cricket guards; there’s child artist Darsheel Safari, who’ll be seen twirling on the dance floor with pint-sized dynamite Avneet Kaur. The dream cast further includes superstar – Ravi Kishan (with choreographer Kunjan), ghazal maestro and musician – Talat Aziz (with choreographer Ankita Maity), India’s favourite bahus – Pratyusha Banerjee aka Anandi (with choreographer Deepak) and Giaa Manek aka Gopi bahu (with choreographer Nishant Bhat), the heartthrob of Indian Television – Gurmeet Choudhary (with choreographer Shampa Sonathalia), supersized standup comedian Bharti Singh (with choreographer Savio Barnes), Bollywood beauty – Isha Sharvani (with choreographer Salman) , singer – Shibani Dandekar (with choreographer Punit), television anchor Archna Vijaya (with choreographer Sanam Johar)and lastly veteran television and theatre actor – Jayati Bhatia (with choreographer Diwakar). A 13th contestant will add fuel to the fire. Keep watching as the mystery unfolds…

Talking further about the show, Manisha Sharma – Weekend Programming Head, COLORS, said, “This season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, is all about STEPPING OUT from the routine and nurturing the passion for dance. Some of the best feet have come walking into our show to connect with the audiences on a different level – introducing the person behind the real star. With the trinity of judges – Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Karan Johar, and Remo D’souza – on board to mentor and encourage the contestants, audiences will be able to catch their favourite celebrities shed their inhibitions and dance with their hearts to provide unlimited entertainment.”

Elaborating about the format of this season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Myleeta Aga, General Manager and Creative Head of BBC Worldwide Productions India, said, “Since the adaptation of BBC’s international hit format Dancing with the Stars appeared on Indian screens, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has grown to become one of the most popular reality dance shows on television in the country. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa promises to take the format to a new level of entertainment from the previous seasons and it has been a pleasure working closely with COLORS to ensure this season is a success. The new season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa will be extensively remodelled from the international version to appeal to the countries viewers. Not only will the dances be more exuberant than on its sister programmes around the world, but will also feature India’s cultural breadth and depth through different dance forms.”

This season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa will witness a spate of sponsors which include Title Sponsor – Cadbury Bournvita, Powered by Sponsor – Streax Hair Colour, and Associate Sponsors – Tata Magic Iris, Samsung Mobile, Parryware and Johnson & Johnson’s Clean & Clear. COLORS is promoting the show through a 360-degree integrated marketing campaign which incorporates print, television, outdoor and radio tie-ups that will help reach out to the target audiences effectively while keeping them engaged at all times.

Cadbury Bournvita presents Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa powered by Streax Hair Colour is a unique reality-based dance format show, produced by BBC Worldwide Entertainment, which gives celebrities the opportunity to learn about different dance forms. Licensed in 40 countries worldwide, the international show format – Dancing with the Stars – is viewed by over ½ billion people worldwide – a feat that has won the format a place in the Guinness World Records 2010 as the world’s most successful reality television format.

Get ready as 13 celebrity contestants STEP OUT to make a mark on

‘Dance Ka Maha-Manch’ – Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

Starting 16th June, every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM only on COLORS!

About ‘COLORS’

‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS launched on 21st July 2008 offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jasbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Balika Vadhu- Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Madhubala…Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Uttaran, Na Aana Is Des Laado, Parichay- Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Kairi – Rishta Khatta Meetha, Chhal…Sheh aur Maat, Sasural Simar Ka, Na Bole Tum..Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Chhote Miyan Chapter 3 amongst others.

About Viacom18

Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc and TV18. Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. operates seven general entertainment channels – MTV, Nickelodeon, Vh1, COLORS, COLORS HD, SONIC, Comedy Central and film business through Viacom18 Motion Pictures, that produces, acquires and distributes Hindi films, This apart, Viacom18 also runs Viacom’s consumer products division in India. For more information on Viacom18, Viacom or Network18, log on to www.viacom18.com, www.viacom.com and www.network18online.com respectively.

BBC Worldwide Productions India

BBC Worldwide Productions India is part of BBC Worldwide’s local production network that includes other wholly owned bases in Paris and Los Angeles and partners in Toronto, Cologne, and Buenos Aires.

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UV News Media & Communication Limited Director Ajay Sinha’s

Film “3 BACHELORS”
starrer Sharman Joshi, Riya-Raima Sen

Releasing All Over India 29th June,2012

This is a story full of comedy, romance and confusion, which promises to make you laugh uncontrollably and will win your hearts! UV News Media & Communication Limited and producer Pramod Sharma’s film “3 BACHELORS” directed by Ajai Sinha releases all over India on 29th June, 2012.

This is a film about two “young bachelors” and one “young at heart” bachelor. It’s a humorous take on their respective love stories. The film stars Sharman Joshi, Raima Sen, Riya Sen, Manoj Pahwa, Himani Shivpuri, Manish Nagpal, Master Salin, Master Kashish and Nigar Khan amongst others. The music is by Daboo Malik.

Talking about the film, Sharman Joshi says, “I’m pleased to start the New Year 2012 with a roller-coaster of a romantic ride where I am the sole hero. Raima, Riya and I had great fun while shooting for this comedy. I am sure that people, especially young-at-hearts will love this clean funny youth-oriented comedy.”

Mischievous Amit (Sharman Joshi) and shy Jai (Manish Nagpal) are two small town boys who come down to Mumbai for admission in Dhariwal College. To his credit, Amit ends up in a jam when he teases Neha (Raima Sen) and Nisha (Riya Sen) on the very first day of college and manages to drag poor Jai into this mess too. They are brought in front of principal Shalini Devi (Himani Shivpuri) and somehow manage to keep their admission in the college intact. But their biggest problem is that they don’t get a room in the college hostel. Not being very affluent, the boys can’t just go to a hotel or rent a furnished flat for the duration of college. They employ the help of an estate agent, who finds them a client who rents out a room in her house for cheap, the only condition being: no single men allowed, only families/married couples. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Jai is transformed into Jaya and Amit is the lucky husband. When the tenant couple goes to meet their landlady, they stand dazed to find out that it is their college principal Shalini Devi. Innocent to the con, Shalini Devi agrees to allow this couple in her home. The double whammy for the “couple” arrives when, the next morning, Amit and “Jaya” find out that Shalini Devi has two nieces…. The very two beautiful girls they got into trouble with in college: Neha and Nisha.

Now starts the real confusion of romance and love. Amit falls madly in love with Neha but she of course doesn’t look at him because according to her he is married. Nisha falls hard for Jai in college without knowing that he is playing wife “Jaya” to Amit. On the other hand Jai refuses to indulge her advances as he wants to sincerely concentrate on his studies and make his parents proud.

The whole college is exasperated with Principal Shalini Devi’s autocracy and strictness so both Amit and Jai involve their professor Deepak Verma in a crazy plan. They encourage Deepak to have an affair with Shalini. They think that love can change everything and if Shalini falls for Deepak then maybe she will become softer and loving towards the whole world in general. Amit and Neha coach Deepak in the matters of the heart and love.

The college campus is now ringing with love stories of three couples. Amit-Neha, Jai-Nisha and Deepak-Shalini. And just when these stories are about to reach a happily ever after, comes the climax with a resounding BOOM. Everyone’s real identity and real reasons for falling in love are discovered by each other and all hell breaks loose.

The BOOM happens but it does not destroy as expected – The climax shows how Amit wins Neha; how Nisha convinces Jai that love is not a hindrance but rather enhances life and how the strict Shalini finally starts purring like a pussy cat because of her love for Deepak.

UV News Media & Communication Limited Producer Pramod Sharma’s

Film “3 BACHELORS” Releasing All Over India 29th June,2012

Banner:- UV News Media & Communication Limited

Producer:- Pramod Sharma

Director:- Ajai Sinha

Cast:- Sharman Joshi,Raima Sen,Riya Sen,Manoj Pahwa,Himani Shivpuri, Manish Nagpal,Master Salin,Master Kashish,Nigar Khan.

Music:-Daboo Malik

Playback Singer:-Vinod Rathod,Sunidhi Chauhan,Mika Singh,Moam

Lyrics :-Praveen Bhardwaj,Rekha Mistry

Excutive Producer:Anubhav Negi

Editor :-Sanjay Sankla

Choerography:-Piyush, Paape, Jyoti

DOP- Jatinder Sharma

Media Consultant:-Parul Chawla (Picture N Kraft )

For Further Information Contact Parul Chawla:9833577407/9594621831/022-22926509

For Further Information Contact Parul Chawla:9833577407/9004136155/022-22926509

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Miraj crests on queens waves!

“In India, new concepts are finally getting their due. We at Miraj Group, want them to go global, to be positioned like Queens! That is our humble contribution to Bollywood,” says business magnate Madan Paliwal, the man behind Miraj Group, on their film Queens! Destiny of Dance bagging six awards at The Los Angeles Movie Awards in the International Films category.

Cresting on the waves of success, Paliwal avers, “Queens! Destiny of Dance is a film which takes one into the heart of an up-market Hijra or the trans-gender community. This film reveals a journey of life in human experience that is seldom understood. Even more, it is made with the honest efforts to show such lives in a better light. And through this film we hope to celebrate a way of life in every colour through dance of destiny and we are very happy that it is so well-received,” says Sonal Deshpande, COO, Miraj Entertainment.

The Los Angeles Movie Awards aims to celebrate Independent Motion Picture and Literary Arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have an opportunity to be awarded for their work.

Queens! Destiny Of Dance won the first place in the International Films Category, besides Best Director – David Atkins, Best Cinematography – Srinivas Ramaiah, Best Costume Design – Vidya Krishanater, Best Supporting Actress – Seema Biswas and Best Special Effects – Jayesh Dholakia.

Says the LAMA spokesperson, “we would like to thank the Miraj Group for participating and submitting such high quality work. We wish them all luck in their future endeavours.”

Adds Seema Biswas, “when you do a film you believe in, it feels great when your work gets acknowledged. I am very happy for Queens! Destiny of Dance. The film and the makers deserve these laurels for the subject selection and the no-expenses spared effort.”

The other categories of awards at LAMA are Narrative Features (Films that are 50 minutes and over, all genres), Narrative Shorts (Films that are 50 minutes and under, all genres), Documentary Features (Documentaries 50 minutes and over, all topics), Documentary Shorts (Documentaries 50 minutes and under, all topics), Student (Student made films that are 60 minutes and under, all genres) Experimental (Films that do not follow a traditional narrative format that are under 90 minutes, all genres), Animation (Animated films that are under 50 minutes, all genres), Music Video (Music Videos that are under 30 minutes, all genres)and Scripts Film, Stage, Television and commercials of any length, all genres).

Says Sonal Deshpande, “this is the beginning. We are looking at five more films this year with strong concepts, riveting stories and great entertainment value.

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Would Pooja Misrra’s middle finger cause embarrassment to IIFA?

Pooja Misrra has done it again! The lady, who was branded a ‘psycho’ in the reality show Bigg Boss and also removed from the show, continues her bizarre acts at the expense of others.

While organizers of the prestigious IIFA Awards gave Pooja an opportunity to attend the event at Singapore, she instead ended up embarrassing people, showing her middle finger at the Mumbai airport, while leaving for the Awards.

It seems, Pooja made the lewd gesture to attract attention towards herself. The media present, captured the moment but remarked that it was completely unnecessary and unprovoked. Wonder how Dolly Bindra would have reacted to this! Lol.

Also spotted at the airport were Shahid Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Bipasha Basu, Shriya Saran, Abhay Deol, Aftab Shivdasani, Sonu Sood, Suchitra Pillai, Gauhar Khan, Ramesh Taurani, Dia Mirza, Shazahn Padamsee, Nikhil Dwivedi, Boney Kapoor and Sridevi, Prateik Babbar, designer Masaba and cricketer Yuvraj Singh.

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Radio Ka Superstar ‘Picture Pandey’ – Sirf Fever 104 FM Par

~Catch him with all the Bollywood updates every morning 7am to 11am~

Mumbai, June 8th 2012: Fever 104 FM Mumbai, the fastest growing radio station in the city presents Radio Ka Superstar – Picture Pandey aka Anurag Pandey. He eats, breathes and lives Bollywood. He is not just a walking-talking Bollywood encyclopedia, but also succeeds in getting his information directly from the ‘horse’s mouth’ – the Industry itself! Socializing with film makers and other celebrities, happenings on the movie shoots or in the lives of the stars are just regular catching up for him! World through the eyes of Picture Pandey is glossy, glamorous and filled with life.

Presenting the morning show from Monday to Friday (7:00 am to 11:00 am), Picture Pandey enriches his listeners by bringing them closer to Bollywood and its latest happenings. The 4 hour show is packed from movies to music – be it Bollywood daily news, behind the movie scenes or celeb’s take on a subject that affects a Mumbaikar’s life. Every Monday the show also has a special segment called ‘Breakfast with the Stars’ – a freewheeling chat that is pure, unadulterated and a fun session.

Picture Pandey show is a complete treat for all those who love Bollywood. The show also gives an opportunity to listeners to ask questions to their favorite celebrities, share their take on the recent movie releases and also win movie tickets.

The show RJ Anurag Pandey adds, “Bollywood is meant for me and I for Bollywood. While growing up I just didn’t watch films, I studied them. The dialogue delivery, the cinematography- there was a curiosity for all the things that went into film making. Today the curiosity has still not been satisfied- it has just intensified. The show helps me pursue my passion and entertain my audiences. As a Bollywood lover, this show offers everything that one can ask for from the Industry”.

Commenting on the show, Harshad Jain – Business Head, Radio and Entertainment, HT Media adds, “Bollywood entertainment is huge in India and is spreads over all age groups; a property like Picture Pandey has been created keeping this popularity in mind. The property aims to provide the best Bollywood happenings to our listeners and give them an opportunity to connect with them directly. Fever 104 FM aims to be the finest entertainment company in India and Picture Pandey is just a step towards this direction”.

About Fever 104 FM:

Fever 104 FM (operated by HT Media Ltd.) is available in Delhi (since October ‘06), Mumbai (since January ’07), Bangalore (since March ‘07) and Kolkata (January ‘08) with a vibrant, youthful, creative and interactive programming, that just lets the music play! HT Media Ltd’s association with Virgin brings global strengths and expertise in radio markets across the world including Bangkok, South Africa, Paris and Malaysia. With the best quality and most quantity of music on-air, constantly playing only the top contemporary hits Fever 104 FM is synonymous with less talk, more music. Log on to www.fever.fm for more.

For further details, contact:

Fever 104 FM
Neha Chadha
Mobile: +91 9810627134
Email: Neha.chadha@fever.fm

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Videocon DDB IIFA Weekend and Jaypee IIFA Awards kick-off festivities in Singapore

~ Star studded weekend to highlight the IIFA Celebrations Singapore in association with Citibank and Your Singapore ~

June 7th, 2012, Singapore: The 13th year of the Videocon DDB IIFA Weekend and the Jaypee IIFA Awards kicked off today in the cosmopolitan city-state of Singapore. The inaugural press conference flagged off the Weekend, announcing the activities lined up for the three days to the congregated world media. The people of Singapore welcomed the Indian Film fraternity to the 3- day entertainment extravaganza.

The Videocon DDB IIFA Weekend which reaches its pinnacle with the Jaypee IIFA Awards will play host to the who’s who of the Indian film industry, the corporate world, dignitaries from India and the region, world media and Indian Cinema fans from across the world. The Videocon DDB IIFA Weekend this year will showcase the various film briefings; Shanghai – the IIFA World Premiere presented by PVR Pictures; the music and fashion extravaganza, Grey Goose presents IIFA Rocks, theIIFA Music Workshop culminating in the finale night – the Jaypee Group IIFA Awards 2012.

Mr. Manoj Gaur, Executive Chairman Jaypee Group said, “As a group that has been at the forefront of nation building through infrastructure development for over 5 decades, Jaypee takes immense pleasure in its association with IIFA, which is a world-renowned Indian cinema platform. Both IIFA and Jaypee are engaged in the task of strengthening the Indian nation and society, albeit through different means. Both being driven by a commitment to passion and excellence, IIFA and Jaypee are therefore a perfect fit and we look forward to a long and meaningful association.”

Mr. Pradeep Dhoot, Director – Videocon Group said, “Videocon DDB & 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 & Home Appliances, driven by the philosophy of innovation & customer centricity is trusted by millions of customers to improve their quality of life, through its wide range of products and highly efficient customer service. Videocon is delighted to be associated with Videocon DDB IIFA Weekend for the fourth year in a row.”

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.”

On Day one, the Naseeruddin Shah-Sonu Sood starrer Maximum will be showcased at the Raffles City Convention Centre where the stars and director will interact with the global media.

The highlight of the inaugural day is the IIFA World Premiere which is being held in association with PVR Cinemas. The IIFA World Premiere features Dibaker Banerjee’s political-thriller “Shanghai” starring Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Kalki Koechlin and would be held at the Lido Cinema, Orchard Road on the night of 7th June.

Day two will see superstar – Dr. Kamal Hassan showcase the first excerpts of his most-awaited film “Vishwaroop”, on 8th June. The second day of the weekend will also see Norwegian star, Liv Ullmann showcase her film ‘Liv and Ingmar’. The film that is based on her life with Ingmar Bergman. This is the first time an international film will be showcased at the IIFAs exclusively to the Indian film fraternity.

The second night will have IIFA Rocks presented by Grey Goose. It is a star-studded event complete with music, fashion, dance and cinema. Grey Goose presents IIFA Rocks brings to the ramp a night of glamour, glitz and entertainment – a coming together of the best in Indian fashion and music! The show will see performances by Vishal and Shekhar, Leslie Lewis, Usha Uthup, Hariharan and Mika. Film stars who will be show stoppers for their favorite designers are Nargis Fakhri, Dia Mirza, Aditi Rao Hydari, Bipasha Basu, Zoa Morani. The evening will be hosted by the charismatic duo of Ayushman Khurana and Chitrangada Singh.

The original, “IIFA Gitterati by Masaba”, is being showcased at IIFA Rocks! Created by the nouveau designer, it is a chic fusion wear line with strong Indian elements – the colour palette and imagery of the collection is inspired by the IIFA logo and brand world. Grey Goose’s association with famed designer Varun Bahl, showcases his collection that has been inspired by the world of Grey Goose.

Gemfields in partnership with Gitanjali, will be unveiling Envi by Gitanjali while showcasing “The Eternal Lightness of Being’ by Suneet Verma”. Envi is an exquisite collection of high-end jewelry studded with emeralds, exuding a regal charm and allure. The lines will be showcased along with electrifying performances by Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra who will perform songs from their film Teri Meri Kahaani, Neha Dhupia and Gauhar Khan.

Day three will see Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s much-anticipated sports film ‘Ferrari Ki Sawari’ with Sharmaan Joshi in a lead role for the first time along with actors Boman Irani and Ritwik Sahore.

Other major films to be introduced through the weekend are Shahid- Priyanka starrer ‘Teri Meri Kahani’, Sridevi’s comeback film ‘English Vinglish’, Preity Zinta’s ‘Ishq in Paris’.

The Videocon IIFA Weekend will conclude with the grand celebration of the 13th Jaypee IIFA Awards ceremony, which will showcase the best that the Indian Film Fraternity has to offer. The Awards night will witness an action-packed show with performances by Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Prabhu Deva, Farhan Akhtar and Sonakshi Sinha. Actor-Choreographer-Director Prabhu Deva will choreograph the performances for the first time. Shahid Kapoor will host his first Jaypee IIFA Awards, along with co- host Actor-Director Farhan Akthar. Both ‘Friends of IIFA’, Shahid is known for his boy-next-door good looks and natural flair for acting while Farhan is known for his uber-cool persona and wit. The chemistry between the two actors will be magical and the IIFAs are going to don a fresh new look this year.

As in previous years, IIFA will welcome the film industry to its signature Green Carpet to campaign for a greener planet. With the support of the film stars, IIFA will continue to share ideas about small steps that everyone can implement in their daily lives in order to become planet savers. Panasonic which has built its entire business on eco friendly technology has partnered IIFA in this effort.

Mr. Manish Sharma, Director – Marketing, Panasonic India said, “It has been a pleasure to be associated with the IIFA Awards, which has continuously recognized excellence in Indian Cinema. Panasonic with the corporate vision to be the No.1 Green Innovation Company worldwide in the electronics industry by 2018 is excited to support the cause for the 4th consecutive year now. Being the environment conscious brand we choose to further facilitate our focus of protecting the environment through the platform. IIFA Awards ‘Go Green’ theme provides the perfect space for endorsement of eco-friendly products and we are delighted to be part of the ‘Go Green’ mission this year.”

Mr. Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft Entertainment International said, “The IIFAs have returned to Singapore for the second time, we are back to recreate the magic after the successful celebration we had in 2004. This weekend, we will showcase the cultural abundance and impeccable cinematic talent of Indian Cinema on a global dais. We are excited and confident that this year too will be grand, spectacular and memorable. As always, we stand committed to our objective of building a bond with our host countries that further translates into business opportunities.”

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.”

This year in a breakthrough connect-with-the-world approach, under the banner IIFA LIVE, several events including the IIFA Music Workshop, Green carpet events and interviews will be showcased live on HostGator.in which is hosting the iifa website.

The entire film industry will congregate at the 13th IIFA Celebrations in Singapore from the 7th to the 9th of June. In 2012, for the fourth year in succession, Videocon DDB will present the Videocon DDB IIFA Weekend and the Jaypee Group will present the Jaypee IIFA Awards.

The prestigious night of nights, the Jaypee IIFA Awards will be broadcast globally on Star Plus, for the 7th year running, while it will broadcast on Mediacorp’s Vasantham channel in Singapore. The 13th Videocon DDB IIFA Weekend and Jaypee IIFA Awards is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). Panasonic with its Eco Ideas initiative will continue to partner the IIFAs for its greening initiatives. Incredible India’s partnership will focus on exposing tourism opportunities that the country has to offer. Air India will partner with IIFA as the Official Airline Partner.

PVR Pictures is the associate sponsor of the IIFA World Premiere and Grey Goose is the presenting sponsor of IIFA Rocks. Air India will partner with IIFA as the Official Airline Partner. The Gitanjali Group and Gemfields, HostGator.in are Associate Sponsors of the Videocon IIFA Weekend. The IIFA Celebrations are being held in Singapore in association with Citibank, the Fairmont Singapore and the Swissotel-The Stamford.

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To celebrate 82 years of Tamil Melody Music, 92.7 BIG FM announces the launch of the BIG Tamil Melody Awards 2012

Renowned veteran musician S P Balasubramanian is announced as the face of BIG Tamil Melody Award 2012

An exclusive platform which will honor singers and musicians in various categories who crafted the year’s super hit numbers

CHENNAI, May 7th 2012 – 92.7 BIG FM, Chennai’s No. 1 Melody station and the winner of the Golden Mikes Broadcaster of the Year Award, announced the launch of the ‘BIG Tamil Melody Awards 2012’, an exclusive platform which will honor singers and musicians in various categories who crafted the year’s super hit numbers. Highly acclaimed Music directors Bharathwaj & James Vasanthan along with the most versatile singer Unnikrishnan will be the jury members for the BIG Tamil Melody Awards 2012.

The Award lineup this year will have a total of 16 categories of awards. 15 popular categories will be nominated by the jury and thereafter decided by listeners through a multi media voting campaign. The Balance 1 Award will be conferred by the honourable Jury directly.

Tamil Nadu’s much-loved Melody station has put together a unique package called the ‘BIG Karaoke Station’ for its listeners who will nominate their musicians of the year not just by vote, but by singing the year’s super hit songs. The stand-out feature of the BIG Karaoke Station is that it brings together renowned artists with aspiring young singers.

As an added incentive to its passionate listeners, 92.7 BIG FM has provided them an opportunity to sing along with the top singers and music directors at the BIG Karaoke Station, and the top 5 listeners, selected both on-air and on-ground, will get an opportunity to be mentored by the nominee musicians of the year for the music awards.

The winner will sing along with the mentors at the BIG FM Studio.

Renowned singer and actor S.P. Balasubramanian is the face of the Awards, which are part of the premier radio station’s national initiative across seven regional markets.

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a multi-media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties and out of home. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. It houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS – A joint venture with CBS Studios International, USA’s No. 1 TV broadcaster which has launched 4 Channels, BIG CBS Prime, BIG CBS Love, BIG CBS Spark and the first international Punjabi Channel Spark Punjabi; BIG MAGIC – marked the Company’s entry into the regional entertainment space, positioned as India’s only Channel exclusively for the Hindi Heartland. Added to this robust bouquet, the Company also distributes BloombergUTV, India’s premier business news channel. In the space of live entertainment the Company has BIG LIVE a division which develops, executes and markets Intellectual Properties, integrated across RBNL’s media platforms and synergizing excellently with this division is BIG PRODUCTIONS a division which functions as a television content production house catering to the diverse creative needs of the Indian television landscape; In the out of home space, the Company has BIG STREET – which is in the business of acquiring and marketing of long term premium out of home inventory.

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Airtel bags exclusive video rights on mobile platform for UEFA Euro 2012

· With this, Airtel mobile customers across India can enjoy exclusive access to mobile and video content (including LIVE streaming) of exciting soccer matches during UEFA Euro 2012

· The biggest soccer event of the year, UEFA Euro 2012 will be held from 8th June to 1st July 2012 and will see Europe’s top 16 teams battle it out for the winner’s title

Mumbai, June 7, 2012: Bharti Airtel, leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced that it has bagged exclusive video rights on the mobile platform for the biggest soccer extravaganza of the year – UEFA Euro 2012. With this, 183 million plus Airtel mobile customers across India will have exclusive access to mobile and video content (including LIVE streaming) from UEFA Euro 2012 and choose from a wide range of services such as Go! Go! Go! Contest, LIVE feeds, SMS or MMS score updates, games, mobile magazine etc. To watch Euro 2012 matches LIVE on their mobile phones, Airtel customers can SMS ‘TV’ to 54321 and for LIVE scores SMS ‘GOAL’ to 54321 (toll free).

Airtel mobile customers can enjoy exciting content from Euro 2012

· UEFA EURO 2012 LIVE STREAMING

o Description: Catch the live action of EURO 2012 on your smartphone.

o Activation: SMS TV to 54321 (toll free)

o Charges: Download: Nil, Subscription: Rs. 40 per week – 20 mins on 3G and 80 mins on 2G

· FOOTBALL MATCH DAY UPDATES PACK

o Description: Receive SMS updates on latest scorelines, goals, table standing, player quotes, fans reactions, off-field news and pre-match and post-match analysis. During matches, updates are sent before the start of the match, half-time and fulltime updates and the latest table standings.

o Activation: SMS GOAL to 54321 (toll free) / USSD – Dial *321*471# (toll free)

o Charges : Rs. 3 per match day

· CONTEST: GO! GO! GOAL CONTEST

o Description: The GO! GO! GOAL! Contest is football quiz

§ Football quiz based on Euro 2012

§ 3 questions daily on SMS toll free.

§ 01 Jun to 01 Jul 2012

§ Total Duration : 31 days

o Prizes: Daily Prize Sodexo Voucher for 2 ( Rs 1000/- each) / Weekly Prize Samsung Galaxy H/S (1 every week, worth Rs. 9000) / Bumper Prize All Paid Trip to Old Trafford (Manchester United) for 2 persons

· HALL OF FAME UPDATES PACK

o Description: Receive SMS updates on your favourite footballers. Get two SMS updates on the top footballers of all time

o Activation: SMS HOF to 54321 (toll free) / USSD – Dial *321*471# (toll free)

o Charges : Rs. 1 per day

· FOOTBALL MMS UPDATES PACK

o Description: Receive MMS and SMS updates on latest scores, pre-match and post-match analysis, off-field news and statistics. Customers subscribed to this pack will receive 2 MMS daily along with 6 SMS updates on the latest match scores, news and table standings.

o Activation: USSD – Dial *646*235# (toll free)

o Charges :Rs. 3 per day

· FOOTBALL WALLPAPERES, ANIMATIONS and VIDEOS on MOBILE:

o Description: Download and enjoy exciting and all the latest football wallpapers, animations on your mobile. Includes teams, footballers, WAGs, Best Goals, imagery etc

o Activation: Visit: http://airtel.igmobi.com/ar3/e12/

o Charges: Rs. 15 per video / Rs. 15 per wallpaper / Rs. 20 per animation

· FOOTBALL GAMES ON MOBILE:

o Description: – Download and enjoy exciting and all the latest football games on your mobile.

o Activation: Visit: http://airtel.igmobi.com/ar3/e12/

o Charges : Download: Rs. 99 per game

· MoFutbol, the mobile magazine

o Description: MoFutbol is India’s 1st Mobile Magazine on Football. Now enjoy high resolution photo and video stories on Euro 2012 on your GPRS enabled handsets via WAP, Video and SMS. With a simple user interface, MoFutbol is optimized for quick and attractive responses to ensure a greater viewing experience on your mobile.

o Activation: SMS MOCF to 54321 (toll free) / USSD: Dial *321*212# (toll free) / Visit http://mofutbol.com

o Charges :Rs. 2 per day

The biggest soccer event of the year, 2012 UEFA European Football Championship or UEFA Euro 2012 will be held from 8th June to 1st July 2012. Europe’s top 16 soccer teams (including Germany, England and Portugal) will be fighting for the Euro 2012 winner’s title during 19 power-packed matches that will span across 21 days.

The exclusive video rights for UEFA Euro 2012 continues to reinforce brand Airtel’s long term commitment to soccer and other sports that appeal to discerning urban youth audience of today.

For details visit www.airtel.in/soccer

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About Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G services, fixed line, high speed broadband through DSL, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G mobile services. Bharti Airtel had over 253 million customers across its operations at the end of April 2012. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com

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POGO premieres ‘Mighty Raju v/s the Great Pirate’

~A new ‘Mighty Raju’ movie to air on June 10 at 12pm~

Mumbai, 7th June 2012: This summer vacation, POGO, India’s no. 1 kids’ channel, is pulling out all the stops to ensure that kids get a funfilled and adrenaline pumping dose of superhero adventures on the channel.
After receiving a phenomenal response last year, Raju – Chhota Bheem’s best friend, is back in his superhero avatar this summer in an exciting new sequel. This new movie called ‘Mighty Raju v/s the Great Pirate’ is scheduled to premiere on June 10, 2012 at 12pm only on POGO.

In this sequel, Mighty Raju is up against three villains whose devious plans are sure to bring the Indian armed forces to their knees. The Reserve Bank of Aryanagar housing precious diamonds and secret Indian missile control documents is robbed by a group of lethal Ninjas. Mighty Raju and his faithful super-pup – Mobi, intercept the Ninjas and recover the stolen diamonds and documents but the Ninjas manage to escape. Now armed with the missile control information, the Ninjas team up with the evil Admiral Dark Wind and Mighty Raju’s old nemesis – Karaati to launch these missiles off a hijacked navel ship and destroy major Indian cities. Once again, it is upto Mighty Raju to save the day and defeat Karaati and Dark Wind.

Monica Tata, General Manager, Entertainment Networks, South Asia, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. says “Summer vacations is the highlight of the year for us and every year we aim to thrill our viewers with fresher content, bigger contests and better prizes. The latest addition to this summer line-up is the return of Mighty Raju. Last year, the movie became a nationwide sensation with kids demanding a sequel. We are certain this new movie will supersede kids’ expectations and establish Mighty Raju as one of India’s top toon characters.”

ABOUT POGO

POGO, a multi-genre channel created exclusively for kids in India, launched successfully by Turner on January 1, 2004 and is distributed by Media Pro Enterprise India Pvt. Ltd. POGO is available in over 24 million cable & satellite homes. Within a few months of its launch, POGO became the second most popular kids’ entertainment channel in India after Cartoon Network. Today, POGO is the leading channel in the kids’ genre.
www.pogo.tv is a hugely popular and highly interactive kids’ website with exciting features/content such as Online Games, Exclusive applications, video-on-demand, message boards and mini-sites of popular shows on POGO. The website attracts over 5 million* unique visitors per month and each of them spend an average of 24* minutes on the website. (*Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, January – December, 2011).

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Jittery moments of The Amazing Spider-man stars

The real life couple Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, who will be starring opposite each other in the movie “The Amazing Spider-man”, say they both were daunted about taking a role in the movie.

Andrew who will be essaying the role of Spider-man will be facing a big competition from the former Spider-man Tobey Maguire who became a household name after starring as the super hero. Not only will the success of the previous films be a hitch for the stars but the comparison the audience might, do will also be a cause of concern. And so it is very likely that the stars were apprehensive of getting into something which is been so popular with the audience worldwide.

Confessing his fears Andrew says, “With great power comes great responsibility!” On the other hand, Emma says though she was a little dubious about her role in the movie but as soon as she gave the auditions she knew it would be fun to be a part of the film.

But the question remains – Will this spider-man be able to gain as much popularity as the previous one? How far will these stars succeed in mesmerizing the audience? All this discloses as the Sony Pictures movie “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” releases a week ahead of USA on 29th of June all over India in 3D.

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Pune city, June 6, saw Designer Prachi Badve, Asias youngest fashion designer, being launched by Mr Tehseen Poonawalla, with his guest list comprising of the who’s who of the city such as Charu Bhatnagar, Monika Trivedi, Pooja Shah, Diya Thakker, Dr Satyajeet Nair, Pavitra Walvekar, Mohammed Musavi, Rohit & Seema Chopra, Vineet & Neeta Goyal, Surhuda & Sameer Chandavaskar, Damini Oberoi, Actress Aavana, Shahista Merchant of FCMA, over a cocktail soiree at Terttulia. Mr Poonawalla has been extremely generous to make time in his usually hectic and jet setting schedule to support this young talent and give her a launch which one could only dream of at such an early start of their career.Also celebrated on this occasion was the launch of Prachis first store in the country. The entire evening was a perfect showcase of style and glamour with every guest in their effortlessly stylish avatar. With the models sashaying amongst the audience to some beautiful vocals being belted out by the crooner, the hors d’ouvres being absolutely delectable and Mr Poonawalla being the perfect host, the evening was one to be remembered! Prachi basking in all the glory while being introduced to all of Mr Poonawallas guests, was surely the star of the evening. Prachi managed by the FCMA agency, is sure to go places with the kind of support Pune city showed her last night. Watch this space for this little show stopper in the days to come.

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Homosexuality is generally considered a taboo subject of civil society but Bollywood starlet Veena malik took initative for supporting same sex marriage. She is standing up for the equality of every citizen. After Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga, now Veena Malik came forward to support Lesbian Women.

Veena malik said, “I openly supporting the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and I don’t feel shy about doing it. If American President Barak Obama and Hollywood beauties can stand up for the gay marriage so why not every country citizen should support this cause. I personally feel every person have a rights to live their life on their own rules and nobody should interfere in their personal life.”

This is such a huge step taken forward to support for civil rights. Homosexuality is inhibited by the fact that sexuality in any form is rarely discussed openly. However, attitudes towards homosexuality have shifted slightly.


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The Unit of R. Moviekrafts “On The Ramp” Presented By U.B.Films Entertainment is leaving Abroad for the Picturisation of Songs this Month.

Star Cast:-Ranvir Shorey, Urvashi Sharma, Supriya Karnik, Saidah Jules, Khushboo Gupta, Hridaya Banerjee, Arti Randhawa, Khushbu Goel, Mrinalini, Bhavna Bakshi.

Produced By Rajeev Bhatia and Nitin Arora

Associate Producer:-Sadhu Ram Agarwal

Directed By Imran Khalid

Music Director:-Sharib Toshi

Cinematography:-Neelaabh Kaul

Story:-Dheeraj Rattan

Editor:-Aashish Gaikar,

Art Director:-Amar Rattan,

Costume Designer:-Tamseel

Media Consultant:-Parul Chawla (Picture N Kraft).

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Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee honours winners of Aaj Tak Care Awards

New Delhi 6 June, 2012 – Aaj Tak, India’s leading Hindi News Channel for the past 11 years, part of the TV Today Network today announced and honoured the winners of the Aaj Tak Care Awards, an award instituted to honour corporate entities who have contributed towards inclusive and sustainable development keeping in mind the society as the focal point.

The honourable chief guest Finance Minister Mr. Pranab Mukherjee felicitated the 12 winning companies. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who launched the Aaj Tak Care awards anthem, was also present at the awards ceremony.

Aaj Tak Care Awards was given in 5 different categories: Education, Empowerment, Environment, Health and Livelihood.

Commenting on the Aaj Tak Care Awards Joy Chakraborthy, CEO, TV Today Network said, “The Aaj Tak care awards is an endeavour by the TV Today network to recognise and honour the real champions of corporate India who have positively impacted the society. We looked at companies who have gone beyond their corporate objectives of growth and profitability, and laid an emphasis on the improvement of the society as their larger objective.”

He added, “The Aaj Tak Care awards reinforces our commitment to the society and the winners have contributed to the welfare of the society as responsible corporate citizens.”

List of Awardees of Aaj Tak Care Awards

The Aaj Tak Care award for Education

· Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd

· PVR Limited

The Aaj Tak Care award for Environment

· Suzlon Energy Limited,

· ONGC

· Dabur India Ltd

The Aaj Tak Care award for Health

· Eli Lilly & Company

· JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd and

· Standard Chartered.

Aaj Tak Care award for Empowerment

· Gitanjali Gems

· Microsoft Corporation

Aaj Tak Care award for livelihood

· Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)

· First Source Solutions Ltd

SELECTION PROCESS

IMRB International – a leading research agency filtered entries for participation in Aaj Tak Care Awards based on parameters like replicability, sustainability, people participation and innovativeness.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) with their experience and expertise in various sectors partnered in the second phase to further shortlist the companies. With their invaluable experience and objective approach they compared & evaluated the CSR initiatives of all entries and nominated the final 40 companies for the second phase of Aaj Tak Care Awards.

The third and last phase of the Aaj Tak Care Awards was the selection process by the jury where eminent personalities debated & arrived at the final list of winners.

The Jury for Aaj Tak Care Awards shared their valuable experience which helped us in ensuring that the awards are given to the most deserving companies for their efforts in the field of CSR the eminent Jury was chaired by Mr. Gurcharan Das, Chairman, Author & Management Consultant. Prof. Dipankar Gupta, Noted Sociologist was the Expert Jury Member, Mr. Arun Kapur, the Executive Director of Learn Today took the responsibility of selecting companies under the Education category. Leading social activist, Mr. Sandeep Pandey selected companies under Empowerment category. Mr. Rajender Singh, Environmentalist, Tarun Bharat Sangh, Environmentalist & Chairman, Tarun Bhagat Sangh gave his views under Environment category. Dr. Ashok Seth, Chairman of Fortis Group of Hospitals (Cardiovascular Sciences & Cardiology Council) gave his opinion under Health category. Mr. Sandeep Chachra, Executive Director, Action Aid India, shortlisted companies under Livelihood category.

The eminent jury of Aaj Tak Care Awards finally nominated 12 awardees after comparing and debating the contribution made by all the entries.

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