Western India Football Association signs Rs 100-crore deal with Sporting Ace Pvt. Ltd for development of football in Maharashtra

Western India Football Association signs Rs 100-crore deal with Sporting Ace Pvt. Ltd for development of football in Maharashtra

Mumbai, 10th October: The Western Indian Football Association (WIFA) has entered into a strategic partnership with Sporting Ace Private Limited (SAPL) and come up with an ambitious and dynamic blueprint to develop and grow football in the state with development and promotion plans rolling out simultaneously in all the districts of Maharashtra.

This partnership between WIFA and SAPL will see an infusion of around Rs 100 crore for a period of ten years, with the funds being used to aggressively promote the sport at the grass roots level, grow the bank of young football players, increase the number of certified coaches, spread gratification in cash and kind, spreads its message to every nook and corner of the state, bring football of the highest standard through the revival and creation of aspirational tournaments and ensure that every youngster will have a realistic chance of reaching the pinnacle of the beautiful game.

This was announced at a press conference in the city on Wednesday in the presence of WIFA Vice-Presidents – Dr. Vishwajeet Kadam, Shri Maloji Raje Chatrapati, Shri Liaiqaut Hussain and Shri Sunil Dhande. Representing SAPL were Managing Director Sagar Pol Chowdhury, Director Zulfikar Mohd. and Director Kingshuk Gupta, while also present were Souter Vaz, Hon. Secretary, WIFA and Henry Menezes, CEO, WIFA.

The initiatives outlined under the partnership between WIFA and SAPL include the biggest talent hunt in Asia, The Mahayudh – targeting over 5000 teams and around 50,000 players from across Maharashtra, revival of the prestigious 122 year old Rovers Cup, besides aggressive programs for Coach and Referee education with the objective of creating 5000 certified coaches and 1000 certified referees within the next three years.

“Nearly one year of research and ideating with extensive fact-finding trips throughout the various affiliated districts, has been undertaken before both WIFA and SAPL came up with a blue print that has been deemed to be achievable. Earlier while most development plans would revolve around the bigger cities, first-hand information has made it clear that Football is very popular in all the districts of Maharashtra and enjoys a huge following amongst the younger generation. This interest only needs to be channelized in the right direction, with the best facilities and just rewards awaiting those who excel. This is what the partnership between WIFA and SAPL is confident of achieving,” said Souter Vaz, Hon. Secretary, WIFA.

“We believe in WIFA’s vision and commitment towards developing and growing football in Maharashtra. A lot of man hours have gone into coming up with a vision that is definitely ambitious but at the same time realistic. At SAPL we are confident that this historic partnership will galvanise and inspire more and more youngsters to play the sport of football with much more passion and commitment as there is a bright future awaiting all those who share this vision,” said Sagar Pol Chowdhury, MD, Sporting Ace.

Mahayudh –Asia’s biggest talent hunt: WIFA will launch a mammoth talent hunt along with all the District Football Associations throughout the state and are assured of participation from more than 5000 teams in the first phase, targeting in excess of 50,000 players and through them reaching out to more than 50,000 families.

The all-encompassing Mahayudh will be a talent hunt with a difference, breaking all barriers. Participation will be free, with no limit to the number of school teams that can participate. Even players who are not a part of a school team or who are not in school, can come together to form their own teams and participate in the talent hunt. Mahayudh will be conducted in multiple areas in each district to facilitate ease of travel for the players.

Mahayudh will be conducted from December 2012 to February 2013 and would target multiple locations in 30 districts.

The talent hunt will first entail an Intra-District (knock out tournament in the 7 vs 7 format) and will be played in four age categories, namely boys under-14, under-16 and under-18 and girls under-16. While the winning teams would be awarded handsomely, talent scouts would be present at all matches to choose the best players who would represent their districts in the respective age categories after a 7 to 10 day camp.

The District teams in the four age categories would then participate in an Inter-District tournament played on a league format, from which the best players would be chosen by the scouts to represent their regions, again after a 7 to 10 day camp.

The talent hunt will conclude with an Inter-Region League involving the six Regional teams representing Vidarbha Amravati Division, Vidarbha Nagpur Division, Marathwada, Konkan, Desh and Khandesh. The winners of this league would be crowned Maharashtra Champions!

The inter-district and inter region format at the top tiers of the competition have been formulated with the idea of generating a sense of pride towards representing district, region and the state in the hearts of the players and community and also to nurture healthy football rivalry amongst surrounding districts.

While there would be attractive cash prizes and trophies for the winners and runner-up teams of the Intra-District, Inter-District and Inter-Regional tournaments, besides individual prizes, there would also be kitting provided for the district teams and the Region teams in each age category.

The talent hunt would involve the District Football Associations, the Sports Ministry, the DSOs as well as I-League clubs.

The Mahayudh would also help in the development of the District Football Associations by helping them improve their administration capabilities as well as their marketing capabilities, as they would be urged to seek sponsorship packages for their district level events.

District FA Development: The Mahayudh would also help generate a larger pool of local talent, in turn increasing players and teams’ participation in the local football leagues.

The extensive scouting system used during the Mahayudh would also function as a feeder system for the Local DFA leagues and the State team.

WIFA will be conducting Seminars and Workshops for its affiliate District Football Associations to boost their Administration, Marketing, Development and Operations expertise. The district football associations will also be provided with laptops, cameras and internet facilities to enable them to be constantly in touch with WIFA and the flourishing football community.

WIFA will provide necessary football equipments wherever needed along with conducting other age group and open inter-district tournaments.

Coach Development, Referee Education Digital Media Development

Development of football at the grass roots level hinges largely on the number of coaches available and their quality, and the WIFA is committed to creating 5000 coaches in the next three years, aiming to conduct at least two AIFF ‘D’ License courses in every District Football Association. WIFA also intends to conduct more AFC ‘C’, ‘B’ and ‘A’ License courses.

Referee Education is also of paramount importance and it is WIFA’s vision to help produce 1000 referees in the next three years, with at least one Category 5 Exam to be conducted every year by every District Football Association.

WIFA CEO, Henry Menezes elaborates,” In addition to the above, WIFA and SAPL will be looking to engage the football community in Maharashtra through new and exciting formats such as Futsal, Beach Football, Freestyle Football, etc. and also look the possibility of a Professional State League to create more professional opportunities for the flourishing football community.

“One more area of development on top priority of WIFA-SAPL is Digital Media Development. Digital media is our strong focus. Football is already popular in Maharashtra and we need to show our strength to the world through digital media platforms such as websites, social media, mobile, etc. This will help us engage the football community not just in Maharashtra, but all over the world.”

Rovers Cup to be revived in 2013 with Rs 1 crore prize money: The hosting of high level football matches plays a big role in the revival and promotion of a sport, and accordingly, the revival of the Rovers Cup in a much bigger and grander avatar is one of the key milestones in the partnership between WIFA and SAPL.

The120-year tournament for the Rovers Cup will be played on the artificial turf of the all-new Cooperage Stadium in 2013, between July 27th to August 11th 2013 and will involve the top teams from the I-League and foreign teams, offering prize money of Rs 1 crore.

All the major players are in place and a grand stage is being prepared to facilitate the development of football on a large scale. This project has been well researched and provided for, but for it to succeed it needs the support of each and every well wisher of the sport in the state.

Let’s all get together to herald the revival and development of football!


Imtiaz Ali, Zoya Akhtar and Anuraadha Tewari present nuances of Indian filmmaking to packed audiences at two-day workshop ‘Ticket2Bollywood’ in New York

October 08, 2012, New York: More than 150 people gathered at the Dream Downtown Hotel during the weekend to glean “insider” information about directing, producing, writing, and financing Bollywood films from A-list Indian filmmakers Imtiaz Ali, Zoya Akhtar, and screenwriter Anuraadha Tewari. Presented by Dar Motion Pictures (a division of DAR Media Pvt. Ltd.) and Mumbai and New York based Molecule Communications and supported by Vikram Chatwal the two-day educational conference titled Ticket2Bollywood was themed Bollywood: Beyond the Song and Dance. The event provided a platform for aspiring and established actors, directors, and producers to learn how they could potentially break into Bollywood.

“So many Bollywood directors are choosing to shoot their films abroad, whether in New York or other major cities around the world,” says Kiren Shrivastav, Director and CEO of Molecule Communications. “These filmmakers are always looking for local talent, production crews, writers, directors, and music composers to give their films an international flare and perspective. Bollywood has truly gone global, and the main agenda for this conference is to make the non indians aware about how much the Indian film industry impacts the world’s economy.”

The roster of powerhouse Bollywood “household” names at the conference included:

Imtiaz Ali: Nominated for Best Director for recent super hit Rockstar (Ranbir Kapoor) and 2007’s Jab We Met (Shahid Kapur & Kareena Kapoor). Ali also directed Love Aaj Kal and Socha Na Tha. Most recently, Ali wrote the script for Cocktail (Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone).
Zoya Akhtar: FilmFare Award for Best Director for Zindagi Na Milege Dobara (Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif). Also directed Luck by Chance (Konkana Sen Sharma) and writer of soon-to-be-released Taalash (Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee, and Kareena Kapoor).
Anuraadha Tewari: Gold Medalist for Direction from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, and script writer of Fashion, Jail, and Heroine.

Local New York talent who participated in the conference included: music composer Wayne Sharpe, DJ Rekha, Vikram Chatwal, Nandana Sen, and Melanie Kannokada, just to name a few.

Commenting on the event and the association with Molecule, Shahnaab Alam, Commissioning Producer, DAR Motion Pictures, said; “At DAR, right from our inception, we have been a firm believer in the globalization of Indian content and are confident that events such as Ticket2Bollywood will most definitely go a long way in enhancing awareness about Indian cinema and its nuances amongst both Diaspora and non-Diaspora audiences.

“ DAR MOTION PICTURES has always endeavored to move forward with high quality content in cinema and has encouraged new thoughts. All the speakers in the very first edition of Ticket2Bollywood are the ones who have established their own language of cinema very successfully. It is heartening to see these new industry leaders sharing their thoughts, which define the contemporary Indian cinema,” Shahnaab added

For more information about this event, please visit www.ticket2bollywood.co. or www.molecule.co.in Images from the press conference and the two-day event are available upon request.

About DAR Motion Pictures DAR Motion Pictures, a fully owned subsidiary of DAR Capital, operates a fully integrated production and distribution model, backed by strong in-house, institutional and partner-driven financial capabilities. DAR aspires to team up with and collaborate with likeminded entities to generate, promote and distribute bench-mark creative ventures. These include long-term creative and business partnerships with Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd. (AKFPL), Sudhir Mishra, Nikhil Advani to name a few. This apart, the company has also acquired a significant equity stake in iRock Media, a young film development and production company that is focused towards developing youth-oriented and edgy commercial content.

Apart from producing mainstream cinema DAR has branched out into other spheres of production, such as introducing the latest technology innovations like 3D in mainstream commercial cinema. DAR strongly believes in the crossover potential of Indian cinema reflected in several international co-productions currently under execution.

DAR has till date produced, marketed and/or released movies such as ‘City of Gold’, ‘Lalbaug Parel’, ‘Haunted 3D’ – India’s first stereoscopic 3D movie, ‘Teecha Baap Tycha Baap’, ‘Dangerous Ishq’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, amongst others. DAR Motion Pictures upcoming slate includes ‘Peddlers’, ‘D-Day’, ‘Dolly Lahore Mein’, ‘Driver’, ‘Ugly’, ‘Monsoon Shootout’, ‘Lunchbox (Dabba)’, ‘Haramkhor’, ‘Mickey Virus’, ‘The Phone Thief’, ‘Sindh, Gujarat, Maratha’ and ‘Haunted 2 (3D).

About Molecule Communications

Molecule Communications based in Mumbai and New York is a Event Management , Public Relations company and is now venturing into Film Production. From Big Ticket Events to unique out of the box promotional strategies. Molecule Communications is adept in providing all round solutions and strategies for any brand or brand related exercises. The team is well endowed to strategize and execute promotional and marketing related activities of any scale. The core philosophy of the team includes the protection of organization’s reputation, enhance its prestige and present a favorable image.

For Further details please contact:

Harshad Mishra: 9768282000

Preeti Koppikar: 9820007032



Friends Anusha Srinivasan Iyer and Romeer Sen come together to give Cocktail Pictures’ Login its due. The film is all set for an October 12 release…

“Filmmaking is about passion. It is an irony that while we talk of Indian film industry brimming with creativity, we don’t even think twice before refusing theatres to independent filmmakers, who invest two years of their life and funds mostly personal to make their celluloid dreams come true. Hence, I decided to take up the task of getting small films the release they deserve,” says Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, Associate Producer, Login, the film about us who are connected online almost ever, but totally disconnected in life.

The story began when Anusha saw director Sanjeev Reddy and producer Rajkumar Ponugupati struggle to give their film its due. “People appreciated it, said the music was cool, but the commitment about funds never translated into reality,” says director Sanjeev Reddy.

Finally, Anusha decided to take up the film with the young makers, both techies from Hyderabad, and give the film its due. Says Anusha, “my friend Romeer Sen from the Katha Group and I were discussing a music company to help these young makers. And before we put pen to paper, here was a young man with almost negligible funds waiting to give his film its due. Romeer didn’t think twice before saying ayes to my thought and here we are Katha Entertainment that has taken on Login music and the film is all set for an Oct 12 release.”

It was not easy sailing though. “We gave Login marketing against music, but the music is yet to be put up online. The timeframe was too short and we needed to focus energies on the release. Cinemax more than willingly offered their support and thanks to Girish Wankhede, the film finally got a Cinemax national release,” enthuses Anusha Iyer.

Extensive hoardings across the country, a tie-up with Radio Mirchi and Zee group, DSN, railways and entertainment ads ensured awareness was created around the film. “We coupled this with a celeb screening and previews to ensure more visibility in the media. Unfortunately for us, we did not have the budgets for paid print and as the film is conceptually brilliant but lack the so-called star value, the newspapers did not give us the much-needed space required for independent filmmakers. Nevertheless, our hoarding campaign covered the space,” explains Romeer Sen.

Besides Girish Wankhede, friends like Sapna Patel and Hema of Shlok Media, designer Gyanchand of Digilocks, Zuber of Fortune Lifeline and Minmax, Manish who handled the hoardings, Nidhesh Godha who helped with tie-ups, Nandini Viswanathan and team of Naarad PR & Image strategists, Prabhu and Narayan of Khodal, and of course the hoards of people who communicated their best wishes made the difference as the film is hitting the marquee. “On being given a standing ovation t Hyderabad, young director Sanjeev Reddy was moved to tears.”

What next? “Login is just the beginning,” says Anusha Iyer. “There are many more independent filmmakers, people who have made movies from the heart and are awaiting an outlet. WE are there to fulfil that space. We already specialise in publicity, marketing and release strategies besides image Building and music is one more melodious dimension.” Touche!


Episodic Synopsis

Bigg Boss Season 6

Day 3

Happiness, laughter & surprises in the Bigg Boss house

October 10, 2012 – Continuing the strenuous task of the previous day, the housemates were up all night. While a few camped in the garden area, the others will be seen catching up on some much needed rest. Navjot Singh Sidhu & Dinesh Yadav cracked up for no apparent reason at five in the morning when Dinesh came to call Sidhu to join the rest of the task. After a while, as dawn approached, all the housemates woke up to ‘Tip tip barsa pani’ where Urvashi, Sayantani & Rajeev were seen having a blast while dancing.

Although tired, the housemates were pumped up throughout the day with everyone pulling each other’s leg. To start with, Sapna mocks Dinesh by saying that because of him she is bruised & beaten up. While a shocked Dinesh stood staring at her, she cracked up saying in her signature style – “ullu banaya, bada mazaa aaya”. Meanwhile, the kitchen champions Rajeev, Urvashi & Sayantani will be seen complaining about Sapna & Karishma who do not willingly contribute to the household chores.

Talking about her controversial ‘toing’ ad, Sana Khan explained that the ad got her more negative PR than expected. In the meanwhile, Sapna Bhavnani gets into her comfort zone and braids Delnaaz’s hair who was most excited with her new look. At the same time, while Sapna turned to her profession, Sampat was seen turning into a stylist, dressing up Sapna in her trademark pink Saree and unknowingly making her a part of her Gulabi gang.

On the boys’ side, Rajeev and Sidhu will be seen engaged in a conversation again wherein Rajeev gets rather emotional. On the girl’s side, Sana, Karishma and Kashif are seen cleaning & sweeping the floor with Khasif trying his best to flirt with Karishma by calling her ‘honey’. Sana gets irritated and tells him to stop with the ‘honey bunny’ and to just cut the crap and collect the trash. In the garden area, while on the ‘tarazoo’, Sayantani unknowingly gets off the ‘tarazoo’ and Vrijesh goes flying up! Finally, Bigg Boss will announce the end of this strenuous task and the housemates will be seen celebrating!

During the latter half of the day, the housemates will be seen arguing over the daily work distribution and how it is unfair that only some people work. The housemates take a breather & chill in the garden area with Sampat enjoying the attention that ended up with her pulling Vrijesh’s leg by calling him a cartoon.

The surprise of the day however was Vrijesh’s conversation with Mr. Kapoor. Well, the Mr. Kapoor here is none other than Fishy Kapoor (the talking fish) who manages to shock Vrijesh while assigning him a secret task. Towards the end of the night the luxury budget will be introduced leaving a few like Rajeev uneasy & irritable!



Diwali Manao Remix Banao with 92.7 BIG FM

TalenthouseIndia invites listeners to create a Diwali Mix of 92.7 BIG FM’s signature tune

National, October 10 2012:92.7 BIG FM, India’s No.1 FM network and Broadcaster of the Year at the Golden Mikes 2011, has partnered with Talenthouse India for a creative initiative to reinvent its signature tune SunoSunao Life Banaotailored for the Diwali festivities. With submissions starting 1st October, 2012, entries are open until 31st October, 2011, to remix the existing BIG FM signature tune into a catchy,festive sequence, the best and most appropriate of which will be adopted by the radio station as its Diwali special jingle. The winner will be announced in the 1st week of November.

This creative invite is open to all 92.7 BIG FM listeners, talented lyricists, music producers, sound engineers, independent artists and composers. The winning entry will get awhooping prize money of Rs. 1,00,000, along with pan India recognition the 92.7 BIG FM network. The runner up stands to get publicity on the network.

Mr.ManavDhanda, CEO, Network Programming Head, 92.7 BIG FM said, “It has always been our endeavor to engage with audiences at multiple touch-points. Through this initiative, we bring listeners closer to their favorite radio station as they create the sound of the Station. Working with Talenthouse India promises to be exciting, as creative crowdsourcing opens up a whole new world of talent. We look forward to some creative renditions of our signature tune to create a fun festive feel.”

Mr. ArunMehra, CEO, Talenthouse India said, “Crowdsourcing gives brands the ability to tap into a large pool of talent, showcasing the most creative minds out there. Offering multiple choices to brands, Talenthousesources authentic and creative work which stands out. We are pleased to associate with 92.7 BIG FM to reinvent their signature tune with a Diwali flavor and urge all creative minds to put their best foot forward to create a new sound in a new style.”

A pre-decided jury will go through all the submissions, keeping in mind the terms and conditions of the Creative Invite which are posted on www.talenthouse.com. All entries need to be made adhering to guidelines as identified on www.talenthouse.com.

About 92.7 BIG FM

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a multi-media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties, television production 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 Networks– A joint venture with CBS Studios International offering 3 English Entertainment Channels – Prime, Love, Spark and a regional general entertainment Channel for the PCHP region – Spark Punjabi; BIG MAGIC – a regional general entertainment channel for the Hindi heartland; BIG PRODUCTIONS– the television content production division, catering to the creative needs of the Indian television landscape andBIG STREET– which acquires and markets long term premium out of home inventory. The Company also distributes Bloomberg UTV, India’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to: www.reliancebroadcast.com

About Talenthouse India:

Talenthouse is an international platform that provides emerging talents and aspiring performers, artists and creative individuals with opportunities to work with leading artists and brands. Talenthouse has been associated with globally renowned artists like Metallica, U2, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Pink, Rod Stewart, Kylie Minogue, Anita Dongre, VidhuVinod Chopra, Rocky S and big brands like Pepsi, Airtel, Micromax, AXE, Kurkure, Tropicana, Nerolac, etc. It is the only platform to boast of over 3,00,000 artists and a 40-member outreach across the globe.

Talenthouse India, a part of Reliance Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., based in Mumbai will oversee growth and business in India and Southeast Asia. It will focus on nurturing fresh and creative talent in the country and provide opportunities for collaboration at an international level as well. Talenthouse will connect with artists across film, fashion, music, photography & art on collaborative projects.

For further information, please contact:

Ruchi Malviya Client Executive

Zzebra Public Relations




zoOm Encounters Amitabh Bachchan

~ Omar Qureshi in conversation with the Bollywood superstar on
his 70th Birthday ~

Catch the legendary ‘angry young man’ of Bollywood on zoOm, in an ‘Encounter with Omar’, as he celebrates his 70th birthday on the 11th of October.

The biggest name in the Indian film industry shares some of the iconic moments from his cinematic career and his personal life. Amitabh Bachchan recollects delivering his first shot for the film ‘Saat Hindustani’ that marked the beginning of his legendary career to intimate personal moments like meeting his wife Jaya Bachchan for the first time on the sets of ‘Guddi’.

Don’t miss this special episode, where Big B lets his fans in, and opens up to talk about the things that are most important to him. Hear all about the journey of the country’s biggest superstar, from the man himself – Amitabh Bachchan.

Watch all this and more as zoOm demystifies a Bollywood legend!

Catch ‘Encounter with Omar – Amitabh at 70!’ on 11th Oct 2012, at 12 noon and 9:00 pm only on zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel.


Grand Inauguration of the two days Beauty Expo

Two days educational seminar and beauty expo for today’s women by the industry connoisseur

Mumbai, October 8, 2012: The two days “Beauty Expo” organized by the team of Industry experts had its grand launch today by Sharmila Raj Thackeray and Shaina NC at NSE Nesco Complex, Western Express Highway, Goregaon East.

The first day of the expo witnessed huge response from the visitors. The event started with lighting the lamp by Sharmila Raj Thackeray and Shaina NC. All the exhibition stalls were extremely thrilled to have Shamilaji and Shainaji to be their first customers. The event kick started with the seminar on make-up by Cheerag from Kryolon followed by hair show by Seema Jerajani from Ikonic and Hair cut by Uday Takey to mention few.

The exhibition was packed with several beauty brands like Sun Cosmeceutical Pvt Ltd, Meiji Amino Collagen, LTA School of Beauty, Star Cosmatic to mention few. The highlight of the exhibition was Beauty Palace stall where visitors enjoyed the LIVE demos of make-up and high end machines. With the joyful day, the evening was a blast with Shreeji Collection Bridal show. The event concluded with results of the traditional bridal and hair cut competition.

Bharti Shevale, very well equipped with over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, Sanjay Thakkar, bridal legend since 24 years and Rupal (Krupa Bindi), manufacturer of all bridal products have join their hands to organize this quality seminar for the amateurs and beauty acknowledging people.

The two days Beauty Expo will offer seminars on skin, hair, make-up and nail by industry professionals, exhibition of bindis, hair colour, herbal products, ayurvedic products, dermatologist, dress designers, nail art, jewellery designer, hair accessories, palour accessories to mention few and LIVE competitions in hair, traditional make-up, western make-up and nail extension & art segment.

The day witnessed beauty experts, talents and quality beauty products all under one roof…..

Thanks & Regards
Amruta Mane

Avadumber Entertainments
F/402 Mangal Murti,
LT Road, Plot No 5,
Gorai, Borivali (W),
Mumbai – 400 091.

Mob: 9892931606


Sahil Multy Khan birthday party
Sahil Multy Khan celebrated his birthday in a simple party for close friends. Present were sufi singer Mudasir Ali, Baba Honey, Rishika, Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, Anamika, Bapi, Rafi among others. “It was a night replete with sufi music and Bhangra combo. The friends took on to the dance floor post the music and the party went on till the wee hours of the morning…


Fiama Di Wills presents ‘Exotica’ with Ranna Gill

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week October edition presenting Spring / Summer 2013

Fiama Di Wills is an embodiment of innovation and style. Each product range has been crafted exclusively with a touch of inspiration and originality. Its constant endeavor to seamlessly weave into its fabric, passion and novelty makes Fiama Di Wills a brand that constantly delights consumers with its varied products for youthful skin and hair. Fiama Di Wills brings out its passion and its concept of continuous innovation, through ‘Exotica’ with designer Ranna Gill at the Spring/Summer 2013 edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

Fiama Di Wills brings forward a range of personal care products with extracts of exotic natural ingredients. Bearberry leaves, Blackcurrant, Sea weed, Lemongrass, Peach, Avocado Macademia Nut Oil, Almond Nut Oil and Brazil Nut Oil come together to form a perfect blend. ‘Exotica’ represents the myriad exotic natural ingredients that are combined with advanced scientific technology to give consumers the most gorgeous and expert-led range of products.

This season will see Ranna Gill join Fiama Di Wills in bringing this ‘Exotica’ to life. She will adapt this theme in her designs, as she showcases a collection that reflects the innovative essence that is Fiama Di Wills. Her designs exude the exotic, the glamorous and the mysterious. It takes the most unusual and makes it commonplace in true exotic style!

PFA the press release, collection note and images from the show.

Do get in touch with us if you need any more information.


Rohan Dalmia, – Client Servicing
Mob: +91 9967551866
Email-Id: rohan@cleapublicrelations.com, rohan.clea@gmail.com
Website: www.cleapublicrelations.com

The Clea Group of Companies is a Rs. 1 billion (Rs. 100 crore) entity that offers a plethora of services ranging from Public Relations, Media Relations and Dissemination, Film Production, Marketing Consultancy, Celebrity PR, Visual Communication & Design, Brand Custodial Services and Market Research. With offices in 33 cities across the country and employing over 260 experts, the Clea Group is quintessentially a highly dynamic and expert organisation that can handle the communication needs of any corporate, brand or individual





mumbai, October 9th, 2012: Even as drunken driving continues to be a major contributing factor for road accidents in India, the World Health Organization has predicted that road accidents will become India’s third biggest killer by 2020. With facts such as these in the background, 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No. 1 FM radio and Total Oil India Pvt. Ltd., today announced the launch of ‘Total Quartz Safety Month’, a unique campaign, spread across 21 cities of the country, promoting safe driving habits amongst the public. The campaign was launched in the city, by 92.7 BIG FM’s RJ Ankit with Actor Dino Morea, Mr. Manoj Nayak – President of WORSPA (Welfare Organization for Road Safety and Prevention of Accidents) at BIG FM Studios. Dr. Mohan Kumar Dahikar – Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic Western Suburbs also shared a few quick expert tips on road safety and how to inculcate safe driving habits.

The Total Quartz Safety Month campaign has been designed to be led by the 92.7 BIG FM RJ’s advocating and initiating change required in the mindset of people, when it comes to road safety rules and garnering their support. The campaign has been meticulously unfold in four distinct phases: Phase I – Safe Driving; Phase II – Don’t Talk While Driving; Phase III – Don’t Drink and Drive; Phase IV – will see the culmination of the campaign through the ‘Total Quartz Safety Run’ which will see the participation of the local populace in each of the cities.

The campaign will see programming tailored to create audiences on 92.7 BIG FM ranging traffic authorities, legal experts, people who have been affected by drunken driving accidents, tips to avoid getting into a situation, statistics related to accidents and more.

On launching the Total Quartz Safety Month, a 92.7 BIG FM spokesperson said, “The Total Quartz Safety Month is a unique initiative that aims at encouraging Indians to take a pledge to drive safely. With the campaign culminating into the Total Quartz Safety Run, we are inviting 92.7 BIG FM listeners to actively show their support towards a cause that has taken thousands of lives already this year. We are sure that our commitment towards this cause along with Total Lubricants’ support will work collectively towards the welfare of the community at large.”

Speaking about their association with 92.7 BIG FM to announce the Total Quartz Safety Month, Mr. B. Vijay Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director – Total Oil India Pvt. Ltd. said, “TOTAL considers people safety and health protection of paramount importance while carrying out its business activities in complex and diverse environments. TOTAL through a coordinated and coherent approach is committed to improve the safety standards of individual and communities. The TOTAL Quartz Safety Run, our initiative with 92.7 BIG FM, is an important program designed to promote safe driving habits thereby reducing accidents and saving precious lives.”

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a multi-media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties, television production 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 Networks – A joint venture with CBS Studios International offering 3 English Entertainment Channels – Prime, Love, Spark and a regional general entertainment Channel for the PCHP region – Spark Punjabi; BIG MAGIC – a regional general entertainment channel for the Hindi heartland; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division, catering to the creative needs of the Indian television landscape and BIG STREET – which acquires and markets long term premium out of home inventory. The Company also distributes Bloomberg UTV, India’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to: www.reliancebroadcast.com


TOTAL is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. The Group is also a first rank player in chemicals. Its 96,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry – exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, new energies, trading, and chemicals. Total is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow.

For more information, visit www.total.com

TOTAL Oil India Pvt. Ltd.

TOTAL Oil India Pvt. Ltd., (TOIPL) is part of TOTAL SA France. TOIPL is actively involved in the business of lubricants for automotive and industrial applications under the brands TOTAL and ELF. TOIPL is also involved in the business of LPG, Bitumen, Special Fluids, Additives, special fuels and chemicals. TOIPL is one of the fastest growing lubricants companies in India with pan India distribution network.

For more information, visit www.total.co.in



Every person has a hidden talent and an artistic side to their personality which is unknown to the world be it painting, sketching, singing or writing. Recently actress Bhumika Chawla revealed about her still kept hidden passion for poems. The actress has also penned an entire book of poems!

Iss seher main har mod pe hamari chahato kay chehre badalte kyon hai?

Hum ek he chehra ko roz dekhne se darte kyon hai ?

These are the couplets from a yet-to-be titled book written by the starlet. The book consisting of 50-60 poems based on the real life incidences has been penned by her over the past few years. She is as passionate about poems as she is about acting. “I’ve always been passionate about poetries, and these are poems I had written over the years,” says Bhumika. The poems do not follow a particular theme and have been seamed into words by actress observing each passing day of her life. “I write about whatever inspires me, people, incidents, anything,” she says. Majority of poems written are in Hindi but Bhumika plans to have its English translation.

Apart from acting and writing the 34-year-old thespian loves travelling, reading and is also a good painter. “I am fond of anything creative and I love adventure,” she asserts.

Though Bhumika is working on a Telugu film and some Tamil scripts yet rhymes and rhyme schemes are filling the spaces for her. She plans to release the book by next year.


Dhumketu Punatar Films Presents

Film “IT’S ROCKING…….DARD-E-DISCO” Releasing All over India

9th November, 2012.

Director: Ashok Tyagi (Surkhiya, Return of Jewel Thief, Bharat Bhagya Vidhata)

Producer: Dhumketu Punatar

Starring: Bappi Lahiri, aryeman ramsay, Akshay Kapoor, Rituparna Sen Gupta, Sneha Ullal, Sharad Saxena, Asrani, Shakti Kapoor, Razak Khan, Upasana Singh, Arun Bakshi.

Story: – Dhumketu Punatar

Dialogues: – Aryan Singh

Screenplay:-Aryan Singh and Ashok Tyagi


Music: Bappi Lahiri

Composer: Bappa Lahiri

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Bappi Lahiri, Sunidhi Chauhan, Alka Yagnik, Shaan, Zubeen

Editor: Irfan shaikh

Art Director: Sunil Singh

Chorographer: Vishnu Deva, Ricki Gupta

Fight: Babbu Khanna

Cinematography: Nadeem Khan & Abdul Wahab

Media Consultant:-Picture N Kraft (Parul Chawla)

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


FedEx Boosts Big Dreams of Students with the Launch of

‘FedEx International Student of the Year’ Campaign

Announces Sponsorship Offer of INR 500,000

In Association with Movie ‘Student of the Year’

Mumbai, October 9, 2012 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced today the special ‘FedEx Student Offer’ and launch of the ‘FedEx International Student of the Year’ campaign in association with the upcoming film ‘Student of the Year’ produced by Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment. Starring Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in the lead roles, the film is directed by Karan Johar and will release on October 19, 2012.

The campaign gives Indian students who intend to pursue higher education abroad an opportunity to earn a sponsorship of INR 500,000 and a chance to meet Karan Johar. The campaign also provides a counseling session from United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) for ten shortlisted students.

Targeted at the large Indian student population, the new FedEx Student Offer is a cost-effective delivery of university applications across the world for shipments weighing up to 0.5 kg. The latest solution by FedEx gives a day-definite and door-to-door service with a transit time— typically of 2-4 business days—and is supported by the convenience of online tracking, outstanding customer care services, and the Money Back Guarantee feature with no additional charge.

The FedEx International Student of the Year campaign invokes the competitive spirit among students to earn a sponsorship, thus easing the pressure to arrange funds. The film ‘Student of the Year’ is based on a similar theme, which highlights the spirit of competition in life. This made the film an ideal choice for the association to launch the campaign.

“We are delighted to announce the FedEx student offer understanding the anxiety and urgency of students to send their applications to the foreign universities,” said Rakesh Shalia, managing director, Marketing, FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa. “We have also launched the FedEx International Student of the Year campaign in association with the movie. Both FedEx and the movie are on the lookout for the dynamic ‘Student of the Year’ and hence the tie-in seemed an ideal fit. Using this platform, FedEx Express promises to help deserving students meet their goals and aspirations through the sponsorship offer of INR 500,000. For ten shortlisted students, we are also providing a free counseling session by USIEF,” he added.

Students who wish to apply to foreign universities can compete for the FedEx International Student of the Year prize by participating in the campaign and shipping at least one application through FedEx. A specially designed microsite fedex.com/in/studentoffer will enable participants to answer five multiple choice questions which will determine the final score. In case of a tie, independent experts will evaluate the answer to a tie-breaker question considering the fastest time limit thus determining the FedEx International Student of the Year campaign winner.

The campaign will run from October 8, 2012 until December 15, 2012. Through this microsite, students can book a pick-up and process shipping labels easily. The FedEx student offer is a solution to address students’ needs for cost-effective reliable service and this micro site is a solution to provide easy access to the service.

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.

About FedEx

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.

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Music served fresh inside all KFC stores

· Radio KFC launches a first of its kind RJ hunt

· Consumers get an opportunity to be the voice of Radio KFC and entertain over 9 million people every month

Flowchart: Alternate Process: Get a chance to be the voice of Radio KFC 1. Step 1: Log on to the KFC India Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/KFCinIndia) 2. Step 2: Visit the Radio KFC application 3. Step 3: Record a 30 sec demo and submit You can also submit your demo by calling us at 18001231055 (Toll Free) October 2012: Is music your love and entertainment your passion? Wanna be a Rockstar RJ on the coolest radio station around? Grab your chance to be an RJ at your favourite hangout, KFC, as it launches a first of its kind RJ hunt. Radio KFC gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to be heard by over 9 million people walking into the 180+ KFC stores every month.

The month long contest launched on October 1 will see a winner being announced daily. The three most popular auditions at the end of the month will get a chance to be RJs for three Radio KFC shows ‘The Half Time Show’, ‘Kool Hours’ and ‘After Hours’, and will also win headphones from Sennheiser worth Rs. 10,000.

Speaking about this unique RJ hunt, Tarun Lal, General Manager, KFC India & Area Countries said, “Music is a huge youth passion and Radio KFC, our newly launched music platform, looks to provide amateur artists a launch pad to showcase their talent. We believe that everyone has an artist within, and the Radio KFC RJ hunt is the first in a series of initiatives to give that artist a chance to shine. We look forward to receiving some great entries.”

Join the KFC India Facebook community for special offers, contests and a lot more excitement: http://www.facebook.com/KFCinIndia

To know more about KFC, log on to www.kfc.co.in

For further details please contact:

Genesis Burson-Marsteller

Harpreeti Bassi | Parakram Hazarika

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Khasif Qureshi –The first ever Common man in the Bigg Boss house

Bigg Boss a leading reality show on Indian television for over five years now, has come back with a bang! The country’s most beloved reality show on COLORS has some brand new elements in the house; the most ‘Alag’ fact this season is the introduction of a common man in the house. Khasif Qureshi emerged as the winner amongst three common people who were shortlisted post the lakhs of registrations. Out of these three, one man called Khasif Qureshi from Hyderabad was selected by no one else but Salman Khan himself! The 35 year old is a martial artist, psychological counselor by profession & an avid spiritualist.

He won over Salman Khan by his wit, charm and instant responses. When Salman Khan asked him as to why he should be selected, Khasif said – “Salman sir aap jis par bhi haat rakh te ho woh pathar bhi heera ban jaata hai, toh aap mere sar pe bhi yeh haat rakh do”! ‘Bhai’ was floored by his enthusiasm and told the audience to shout it out for the winner amongst the three contenders! Khasif got the best response from the on ground audience as well as they cheered his name out the loudest without doubt! Well, this is the best platform for this talented young man to be a star in the country.

When asked about rubbing shoulders with 14 other celebrities and being under surveillance 24*7, Khasif said, “I’m a common man, I’ve nothing to hide and the whole idea of exposing myself on national television doesn’t scare me at all as I’ve nothing to hide unlike the other celebrities. According to me, nobody in the Bigg Boss house is a celebrity but a puppet of reality under the Bigg Boss eye.” This man is ready to set ablaze the country as the millions of followers can relate to him in the Bigg Boss house. Will this man survive amongst the all the madness, screaming & plotting for the next 98 days?

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Steel Man of India Amandeep Singh performs live

Punjabi Global Foundation’s President Gurpreet Kaur Chadha organized a LIVE performance of Entertainment ke liye kuch bhi karega fame, well known as Steel man of India, Son of Sardar Amandeep Singh. MP Gurudas Kamat, MLA Ashok Jadhav, Entrepreneur Varyam Singh, Iskcon President Lakhmender Khurana, Bhupendra Bittu, Billa, Comedy circus fame Tabla master Surendar, Singer Arvindar and Actress Kunika Lall were present for the event.

In the presence of prominent personalities and around 1000 students Amandeep performed various stunts that put the audience in awe. Picking up a bike, breaking tube light on his body or pulling the running bikes with the help of a rope, balancing the weight of a massive Tata Safari on his body, he did it all. Such stunts were rare to the Mumbai audience and were greeted with applause and appreciation.

Along with Amandeep the future budding stars and little champs also performed for the audience entertainment.DID little master fame Raini Patel put up a solo performance while child artists Ananya and Gananya performed with Saif creational troop. The event was hosted by Gauri Kaur.


Fox Star Studios & Vishesh Films announce the release of Murder 3

After the stupendous success of the 3D horror Raaz 3, Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films team up for their next thriller Murder 3, which also marks the directorial debut of producer Mukesh Bhatt’s son Vishesh Bhatt, after whom the banner has been named.

Scheduled to release a day after Valentine’s Day next year ,Murder 3 starring Randeep Hooda and Aditi Rao Hydari and penned by Amit Mansukar and Sanjay Mansoom, tells the tale of the unraveling of a mysterious disappearance ,all told in true Bhatt style.

Talking about the film’s release,says producer Mukesh Bhatt “Murder 3 will release a day after Valentines Day next year and we are very eager to see how the audiences lap up the latest film in the Murder franchise…the film is especially close to me since my son Vishesh makes his directorial debut with it”.

Optimistic about their next offering ,adds producer Mahesh Bhatt “Murder 3 will take the Murder brand into another league. It will give it the halo of ‘respectability”.

Says Mr.Vijay Singh,CEO Fox Star Studios India “We are very excited to announce that Murder 3 is up for release 15th February 2013.Murder 1 and 2 had made a splash at the box office and with the third offering we aim to raise the bar –We are very happy to associate with Vishesh Films yet again and hope to recreate the Raaz 3 magic”.

Starring Randeep Hooda and Aditi Rao Hydari,Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films Murder 3,directed by Vishesh Bhatt comes to a theater near you 15th February 2013.


Cartoon Network launches new original animated series ‘Adventure Time’

Mumbai, October 08, 2012: It’s ADVENTURE TIME! Cartoon Network is taking kids to a distant land called ‘Ooo’ where Finn, the 14 year old boy and Jake, the dog with magical powers, bring never before experiences, excitement and adventure! Starting October 15, Cartoon Network, kids’ favourite entertainment channel, will launch a brand new original animated series – Adventure Time every Monday – Friday, 4:30 pm, offering a spike in adventure and eccentricity to its young viewers.

Talking about the new series, Monica Tata, General Manager, Entertainment Networks, South Asia, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Adventure Time already enjoys an ardent fan following globally with kids engrossed by the show’s humour, imaginary moments and thrills. We are proud to offer this immensely popular animated series in India, bringing to life kids’ curious nature and eternal quest for fun, which is what Cartoon Network is all about. We hope that this storyline about friends through thick and thin will delight our young viewers across the country.”

Adventure Time (4)Adventure Time introduces viewers to unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical land of ‘Ooo’ and encounter its colorful inhabitants. Our heroes always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades. Finn, a silly kid with an awesome hat, and Jake, a brassy dog with a big, kind heart, depend on each other, with the story aptly portraying their beautiful bond.

From the mind of creator Pendleton Ward, ‘Ooo’ is a land built for adventure. Whether it’s saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the “oxy-moronic” Ice King or rocking out with undead music wiz Marceline the Vampire Queen, with Finn & Jake it’s always Adventure Time.

Fans can also access clips, play games and download applications for the show on www.cartoonnetworkindia.com.

About Cartoon Network India

Launched in India in 1995, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS) Cartoon Network is the number one kids’ entertainment channel in India reaching more than 30 million viewers. Drawing from the world’s largest cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles, the Network also showcases original series including Ben 10, Ben 10 Alien Force, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien, Generator Rex, and The Powerpuff Girls. Currently available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages, Cartoon Network India is the first international kids’ channel to acquire 30 locally produced animated series. Recognized as the resident kids’ expert with a 360-degree presence through successful on-air and online presence, ground-events, promotional licensing, product licensing, publishing and DVDs, Cartoon Network continues to be a genre leader.

www.cartoonnetworkindia.com is India’s leading destination for kids’ online entertainment attracting close to 5.6 million page views. www.cartoonnetworkindia.com registers a new user to its online community every two minutes. Kids can find the largest selection of cartoon character based games, video on demand, and a community site featuring personalized avatars and message boards. (*Source: Omniture Site Catalyst, August 2012).

For more information, please contact:

Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. Genesis Burson-Marsteller

Jumana Nagree Roslyn Sinha

jumana.nagree@turner.com; +91 9820833663 roslyn.sinha@bm.com; +91 9930196980


Once Upon a Time in… Oman

Bollywood gets a new address as Balaji Motion Pictures shoots a part of Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai- 2 in the exotic Sultanate of Oman

27th September 2012, Mumbai: The leading film entity Balaji Motion Pictures recently shot a part of its much-awaited film Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai-2 in the Sultanate of Oman. The sequel to the 2010 blockbuster, which is top-lined by superstars like Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Imran Khan and Sonali Bendre, is slated for an August 8, 2013 release worldwide.

This was the first time that a major Bollywood film was shot in Oman. Speaking about the destination and the experience of shooting in the country, Tanuj Garg, CEO – Balaji Motion Pictures said, “Oman is a stunning country with varied landscapes. We required a good mix of retro and contemporary for the part we wanted to shoot there, and Oman gave us a lot more. It has a lot to offer visually, which worked well for us as film-makers.”

“There are so many beautiful locations across the globe but little did we know that a country of such stark yet stunning beauty is a neighboring country. We needed a location of pristine beauty in the Middle East, and Oman, a relatively virgin location, worked for us like a charm. It’s a rich mix of sea, sand and mountains,” added director Milan Luthria.

The Muscat-based Tour Oman (the in-bound tours division of Travel Point LLC), the country’s national carrier Oman Air and the stunning beach-side hotel property, The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, played vital roles in the arrangement.

Said Mahesh Ramamurthy (of Tour Oman), “We were glad to be the Oman Hospitality Partners for such a big film. We facilitated various familiarization trips and the communication between Balaji and the MoT. We are thrilled for Oman to be represented in the film and look forward to its release.”

The film shoot, a first of its kind in and for Oman, is set to bring the destination to limelight. “Oman’s stunning locale was a destination of choice for the producers of Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai-2 and it fits seamlessly into the script of the movie. We believe that through the movie the audiences will see the different facets of Oman in their natural splendor,” says Lubaina Sheerazi, Ministry of Tourism, Oman- India representative.

The film was shot at the Qantab Beach, Qurum Corniche, Central Business District and The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.





Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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