Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CLINIC PLUS KICK STARTS ITS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME FOR GIRLS’ EDUCATION ACROSS INDIA

Every educated girl today, lays the foundation for a better tomorrow
Mother-daughter relationships is the closest of all human relationships, and what makes this relationship undeniably unique is a mother’s exceptional determination and convictionto make her daughter’s life more meaningful andrewarding. In line with this thought, Clinic Plus launched their ‘M se Maa, Maa se Mazbooti’ campaign; reflecting how every daughter gets her strength from her mother and how a motherplays a huge role in her development.With the launch of Clinic Plus’s Scholarship programme 2014, the brand takesanother step towards its commitment toempowermothers by providing scholarship for their daughters’ educationand help themfulfill their dreams.
The initiative mainly aims at enabling mothers to help their daughters study and become a force of strength for them in the future. As per the Educate Girls NGO report, for every 100 girls enrolling in schools in rural India - only 1 reachesclass 12.Another report states that women who complete their secondary education contribute more (15%) to the nation’s economy than men (11%). Keeping these statistics in mind, Clinic Plus aims to reach out to girls in these rural schools and provide them with secondary education, which in turn will reduce the dropout rate and aid them to build a better future.
Through this programme, a girl can enroll from a particular standard (5thto the 12th) and Clinic Plus willtake care of her entire education till the twelfth standard. Now it’s every mother’s responsibility to take the opportunity and help her daughter completesecondary education.
Talking about the Clinic Plus Scholarship Program Srirup Mitra, General Manager, Hair, HUL, says,“Our motive is not only to educate a few girls, but take a step towardsstrengthening the future of India. As a brand Hindustan Unilever believes at making a difference at the ground level and contribute to the consumers’ lives. Clinic Plus is the third most trusted hair care brand in the country, we want to further nurture this relationship by enabling every mother with the power to fulfill her daughter’s dream”.
In the past, Clinic Plus had initiated a campaign to celebrate Mother’s Day; depicting how a mother overcomes every hurdle just to provide her daughter with an extra year of education. For this campaign alone, Clinic Plus witnessed anoverwhelming response from over 2.5 mn.peoplecalling in to show their support for the brand’s initiative as well as mothers who understandthe need of educating their daughter.
How to apply for the scholarship programme?
To receive the application form, one needs to give a missed call on 09967199671. Post that an outbound call will be made to take the applicants’ details like address and other basic information, after which the form will be sent to their local addresses .The forms will also be available online at www.clinicplus.in.
After filling in all the details, one needs to post the application form back to the following address:
Clinic Plus Scholarship 2014, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Unilever House, B.D. Sawant Marg, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400099
The eligibility criteria for students to win the scholarship is:
1.       Candidates studying in class 5th to 12thhaving secured either:
-    Minimum 90% with 1 extra-curricular activity OR
-      Minimum 80% with 2 extra-curricular activities OR
-      Minimum 70% with 3 extra-curricular activities OR
-      Minimum 60% with 4 extra-curricular activities OR
2.       Scholarship will be awarded solely as per the discretion of the panel of judges depending on the candidate's academic performance
3.       All details and documents submitted are deemed to be true. If proved otherwise, candidate will be disqualified
4.       Participation shall be with the express consent of the parents / guardian of the candidates.

All application forms have to be submittedbefore 15th October, 2014.
About Clinic Plus: Building on the foundation of 25 years, the brand continues to play the role of an ally to the mother, helping her in her role as a NURTURER to her child. Clinic Plus shampoos have a unique milk protein formula which makes hair 30x stronger*. This allows the mother to give the daughter the freedom to do whatever she wants with her hair. This freedom further strengthens the bond between the mother and the daughter. Thus, the brand promise - mazbootbaalmazbootrishte. Testament to the love of the consumers – the brand was adjudged as the 3rd most trusted brands across industries by Brand Equity, thereby Clinic Plus being the most trusted hair care brand in the country.

The brand provides nourishing solutions to have strong hair through its shampoo, conditioner and oils range. Thus, Clinic Plus has a full portfolio of Hair Care products to cater to the modern consumers of India.

*Based on lab test vs non-conditioning shampoo.

About Hindustan Unilever Limited: Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India's largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company, touching the lives of two out of three Indians. HUL's mission is to "add vitality to life" through its presence in over 20 distinct categories in Home & Personal Care Products and Foods & Beverages. The company meets every day needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.








Flirtatious and Flamboyant’ Sehban Azim is all set to break hearts as Zaki in Humsafars!


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In person he is shy and reticent, but Sehban Azim as the flamboyant and flirtatious Zaki is all set to capture your heart in Sony Entertainment Television’s Humsafars. He will be seen playing the part of Sahir Azeem Choudhury’s casanova younger brother who  will always be flanked by women. With his boyish charm, Sehban was the perfect choice for this role. But inspite of all his quirky traits, Zaki also has a golden heart  . In his entry scene, Zaki will be seen in hot pursuit of one of the pretty young things who will be attending the pre-Eid party. Of Course! he instead of the traditional mehendi he leaves behind his number on this gorgeous girl’s palm.
Speaking about his role, Sehban said, “In many ways Zaki is like how I am in real life. I am a little shy but Zaki is this flamboyant, extrovert who has his way with women. He enjoys undivided attention of women and is completely at ease in their company. He is also very suave, so I am loving it. It’s been fun portraying the role and in the coming episodes you will get to see the other side of him too!”

Subhash Ghai along entertainment professionals Inspire students in Delhi

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It was a full house at Muktadhara Auditorium in Delhi as youth and students from across the city gathered for an insightful session with industry experts. This was part of the Inspiration 2014, the pan-Indiaseries of media knowledge seminars organised by media & communication students from Whistling Woods International, one of the top 10 film schools of the world by Hollywood Reporter.


Open to students across colleges, this was the fourth year of the nation-wide series. The event witnessed industry professionals like Subhash Ghai – (Filmmaker | Founder & Chairman, WWI), Rahul Puri (MD, Mukta Arts Pvt Ltd | Head of Academics, WWI), Abhay Gupta (Founder & CEO, Luxury Connect), Vartika Nanda (Writer|Journalist), Ankur Kalra (CEO, Vibgyor Brand Services PVT. LTD.) and Priya Sachdev (Director & Creative Director, TSG International Marketing PVT. LTD) conducting an insightful session. The panelists discussed opportunities and career scopes in the media and entertainment industry with the young audience.
Subhash Ghai Puri, Founder & Chairman, WWI, said, “Delhi is full of talent. Every profession requires proper training to enhance skills and learn the technicalities and understand the basics. Therefore, whoever is planning a career in media and entertainment; should firstly pursue formal training and education.”
Young Achiever Gautam Sinha, the mind behind Nappa Dori, a brand that designs unique leather accessories and was felicitated by the institute for his achievements. In its fourth year, Inspiration 2014 has traveled across 7 cities starting from Ahmedabad and moving on to Kolkata, Pune, Guwahati, Delhi, Jaipur and Chennai to inspire students to do what they love.
On the occasion of being invited to be a part of the panel, Vartika Nanda, Writer & Journalist, said, “It’s a pleasure to share my experience and knowledge that I have gained from the industry with students. I am honored to be a part of this brilliant initiative by Whistling Woods International and interacting with enthusiastic students.”
Whistling Woods International (WWI) is renowned for programmes and courses that are intensive and offer world-class education in all aspects of animation, film, fashion, media and communication. The studentslearn from working professionals and stalwarts of the industry.The campus includes in-house facilities like studios, high-tech cameras and equipment, faculty, weekly celebrity master classes, specialisedcurriculum and student productions. The school also includes a Sony Technology Centre in Mumbai which is the 3rd facility in the world, the 1st and 2nd being in Hollywood, USA and UK respectively

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sony Max Highlights and Listings 1st-16th October 2014.

WED
1-Oct-14
09:00:00PM
1942 A LOVE STORY
Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koraila
THU
2-Oct-14
08:00:00PM
GOEMON- EK JAAN BAAZ YODHA
 Yōsuke Eguchi, Takao Osawa, Takeru Satoh
FRI
3-Oct-14
08:00:00PM
SOORYAVANSHAM (RENEWED)
Soundarya, Amitabh Bachchan
SAT
4-Oct-14
08:00:00PM
MAIN HOON LUCKY THE RACER
Allu Arjun, Shruti Hassan
SUN
5-Oct-14
08:00:00PM
MOHABBATEIN
Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya  Rai,  Amitabh Bachchan
MON
6-Oct-14
09:00:00PM
DHOOM 3
Aamir Khan,  Abhishek Bachchan,  Uday Chopra
TUE
7-Oct-14
09:00:00PM
ROWDY RATHORE
Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha
WED
8-Oct-14
09:00:00PM
AASHIQUI 2
Aditya Roy Kapoor,  Shraddha Kapoor
THU
9-Oct-14
09:00:00PM
KRRISH 3
Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi
FRI
10-Oct-14
09:00:00PM
MAIN HOON LUCKY THE RACER
Allu Arjun, Shruti Hassan
SAT
11-Oct-14
08:00:00PM
BHOOTHNATH RETURNS
Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani
SUN
12-Oct-14
08:00:00PM
TBA

MON
13-Oct-14
09:00:00PM
YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI
Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
TUE
14-Oct-14
09:00:00PM
GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA
Ranveer Singh,  Deepika Padukone
WED
15-Oct-14
09:00:00PM
GUNDAY
Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Kapoor
THU
16-Oct-14
09:00:00PM
QUEEN
 Kangana Ranaut, Rajkumar Rao

Bunty caught in a fix in Hum Hai Na!

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Sagarika is helping Bunty find a match for Ratna. She needs her picture for it but Bunty doesnt have one. So without telling anyone at home, Bunty brings Ratna to the photo studio to get her pictures clicked. On the other hand Babuji needs Pintu’s  passport size photo for filling some forms and ends up coming to the same photo studio where Bunty Sagarika and Ratna are present. Madhu calls Bunty and informs him not to step out or they all will be caught.
What will Bunty do now? Will he be caught? To find out, watch the interesting episode tonight at 9:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

Itti Si Khushi premieres tonight at 8pm on Sony Entertainment Television

Sony Entertainment Television’s new show – Itti Si Khushi is about a 26 year old girl who comes out of coma after 12 years. The first episode will see the entire family excitedly gearing up to welcome Neha home. But when she returns she finds everything different and changed. Though she is extremely happy meeting everyone, she is surprised to see her room beautifully kept yet changed. On seeing her sister Akansha, Neha insists on meeting with her childhood crush Aman.  Although her family refuses, the mischievous Neha doesn’t listen to anyone and sneaks out of the house quietly in search of Aman. While everyone is worried, she is having fun wandering in the market on her own where she bumps into Aman
Will Neha recognize Aman after 12 years? Will they be able to connect the same way they did over a decade ago? To find out catch Itti Si Khushi premiering tonight at 8 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television
 

Friday, September 26, 2014

COUNTRY CLUB INDIA PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING ITS ASIA’s BIGGEST NEW YEAR BASH 2015 WITH DAISY SHAH, GUAHAR KHAN, SOPHIE CHOUDHARY AND ARTI CHABRIA

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Country Club India Ltd, India’s largest leisure infrastructure conglomerate that offers state-of-the-art clubbing facilities, innovative family holiday packages and star-studded entertainment events held a press conference this afternoon at its club in Andheri West introducing hottest of Bollywood dancing Diva’s for the ASIA'S BIGGEST NEW YEAR BASH who will be performing in different cities in India and Middle East. Salman Khan’s "Jai Ho" lady Daisy Shah will be joining the CCIL New Year Bash star club for the first time, along with Bollywood’s sizzling Chand Bibi Gauhar Khan, The sensuous Arti Chabria will be seen dazzling the crowd, along with Sophie Choudry who will set the stage on fire with her vocals and dance moves.
Proudly introducing his gang of glamorous girls CMD CCIL Mr. Rajeev Reddy said, “Its always been a great pleasure in having the highest level of entertainment quotient in all our events and this time we are starting the preparations as early as three months prior since it will mark our 25th year in the industry and giving our club members ample time to decide their favorite club destination according to their favorite star.”
On having the best of Country’s dancing divas Mr. Reddy said, “I’m glad we could manage having Daisy and Gauhar on board for the very first time in this special year of our joyful celebration and its always been great to have Sophie and Arti for their phenomenal performances and they almost a family now. I’m very positive about the success of our 25th Asia’s biggest New Year bash along with these beautiful and gorgeous ladies.”

Director Faisal Saif Clarification on Rajanikanth for the movie 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth'


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Hi There..
Regarding the clarifications of my upcoming Hindi feature film 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' for which superstar Rajinikanth has filed a case and received interim injuction (Stay Order) on the Title, I would like to clarify that my film is not a Biopic on Rajinikanth but it's just a Tribute to the superstar in a light funny way which will not hurt the Superstar Rajinikanth's sentiments or the Fan base. I myself am a craziest Fan of Superstar Rajinikanth and will never ever do such a thing.
The spokesperson to Mr.Rajinikanth quoted that Mrs Latha Rajinikanth came across few Videos circulating on YouTube of my film that had scenes of immoral nature which prompted the superstar to file a case. First of all, My film Main Hoon Rajinikanth is NOT a biopic and no where related to Rajinikanth's life or his accomplished work. It's just the Title that i have kept because in my film the main protoganist is named Rajinikanth Rao and he is a CBI Officer. Second, When the film is not related to the Superstar Rajinikanth, What prompted the very kind hearted actor to approach the court of law without even seeing my film, I really fail to understand. I will not say that even Superstar Rajinikanth has done some Romantic and Erotic scenes earlier in his films and videos from films such as Kandhan Karunai (Bathing scene with Sridevi), Alayudhinam Arbutha Villakkum directed by I.V.Sasi (Sensuous scene with actress JayaBharathi) etc. can be accessed on YouTube. Thirdly, When Central Board Of Film Certification of India (CBFC) has already passed my film Main Hoon Rajinikanth, How can we say the film has scenes of immoral nature? Are we questioning the Government Body here? Such statements coming from the people related to the Superstar who is famous for his generous and down to earth nature, Defamed our film Main Hoon Rajinikanth for which presently we are facing a huge loss and reputation of our film before it is being seen by the people.
The Law Suit (Stay Order) also says specifically that a Notice was sent to us on 15-07-2014 (Which we never received till date). The Notice has a Para No. 7 that says Superstar Rajinikanth's film Kochadaiyaan is a soon to be released animated film and we are trying to en-cash our film in the name of Promotion and marketing. I would like to remind that Kochadaiyaan was already released worldwide on 23-05-2014, And this Notice was prepared two months later and sent to our production house which we never received. On the basis of this Notice, The case was filed.
Superstar Rajinikanth has brought a new right called Personality Rights which is very much commendable and has opened a gate where celebrities can protect their rights. These rights are talked about mostly in West. But doesn't West approves the idea of Spoof and Tributes? In fact, Spoof and Tributes are taken in West in a very healthy way! Scary Movie series, Mafia are the best set example.
I as a Writer and Director deny that i have used any Caricature, Name, Style or Dialogues of Superstar Rajinikanth in my film Main Hoon Rajinikanth. I am ready to show my film to the Superstar Rajinikanth, Madras High Court or anyone who wishes to see my film so that they may come to a right conclusion about my film NOT being based on the Superstar Rajinikanth in any manner. The case filed by the lawyers of Superstar Rajinikanth against my film Main Hoon Rajinikanth is absolutely baseless and it has been done with lack of knowledge and without seeing the content in my film.

When Sharman Joshi Made Rekha Emotional!!

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Actor Sharman Joshi who  has been whipped up in a viral frenzy thanks to the debut of his extremely touching and emotional video on mothers has revealed that he only put up the video post showing it for approval to none other than Rekha, his 'Super Nani' co-star!
Buzz is that the talented actor first showed the video to Rekha very recently and we hear that the superstar icon got highly emotional when she saw the Mother special video!! An inside source who snapped the special pic when Sharman showed Rekha the video on his laptop also said that not only did Rekha get quite choked up with tears but blessed Sharman for making such a video too!!
Directed by Indra Kumar and produced by Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria, Super Nani is an ode to woman power and releases on Diwali. It also stars Shweta Kumar and Randhir Kapoor.
Mother’s Day might have come and gone, but for actor Sharman Joshi, every day is a Mother’s Day, which he recently proved by making a short  thought evoking film as a tribute to his mother.
The short film, which also stars Sharman Joshi, revolves around a touching incident wherein Sharman sees an office colleague scolding his mother for calling him up in the middle of work. Following this, Sharman starts telling his colleagues about how some people work throughout the year and even during festivals without a single holiday and without any salary. When his colleagues scoff at this and demand to know the identity of such people, Sharman discloses that he was talking about mothers, who strive continuously for the sake of their families. As realization sinks in, the colleague, who had spoken rudely to his mother, decides to call her back.

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Evelyn Sharma to host Life Mein Ke Baar


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Having never taken the conventional route to do anything, Evelyn Sharma has always believed in doing things her way, the fun way. The actress strongly believes in the mantra that you only live once, so live to the fullest! Following this philosophy, Evelyn is extremely pumped up on being approached for the popular travel show Life Mein Ek Baar.
After turning down several other big shows like Bigg Boss and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, the fun loving actress immediately agreed to LMEB and was heard saying, "It is such an amazing concept! The show gives you freedom and opportunity to try out your most adventurous dreams, and that in a team of your best friends! It's like you are working and on a vacation at the same time. Imagine you had to snorkel in the most beautiful ocean for work! I am really excited to start shooting for the show."
Well, looks like Evelyn will not have to wait all that much as the shoot starts by the end of September at one of the worlds most famous holiday destinations. The show will air for a period of ten weeks and will capture the personal experience of this once in a lifetime trip of Evelyn and her girl gang - Shahzahn Padamsee, Pia Trivedi and Rochelle Rao.

Harshad Chopra and Shivya Pathania’s off screen masti!

 
It’s been just a week since the show went on-air but Sony Entertainment Television’s Humsafars is grabbing the eye balls of the viewers for its interesting storyline and fresh pairing of Harhsad Chopra and Shivya Pathania. While their characters Arzoo and Sahir are yet not friends on-screen, off screen the duo get along like a house on fire. They are seen not only having fun but also helping each other with their scenes. While shooting for the upcoming Eid sequence, the gorgeous Arzoo and the dashing Sahir were seen enjoying a lighter moment. See it for yourself!

Shri Sajid Nadiadwala re-elected as President of IFTPC

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Shri Sajid Nadidawala was unanimously elected as the President of the Indian Film & TV Producers Council at the 23rd Annual General Meeting on September 24, 2014 in Sun N Sand Hotel, Juhu.
Subsequently following office bearers were elected :
 Shri Vikas Mohan                              : Sr. Vice President
Shri Jamana Das Majithia                 : Co-Chairman (TV Wing)
Shri Ramesh Taurani                         : Vice President
Shri Sunil Lulla                                  : Vice President
Shri Vipul Shah                                  : Vice President
Shri Harry Baweja                             : Vice President
Shri Gordhan Tanwani                     : Hon. Treasurer
Shri Vashu Bhagnani                         : Hon. Treasurer
Shri N R Pachisia                               : Hon. General Secretary
Shri Kumar Mangat                           : Hon. Jt. Secretary
 The other council members elected for the governing body are:
 Shri Subhash Ghai, Shri David Dhawan, Shri Ritesh Sidhwani, Shri Madhur Bhandarkar, Shri Rahul Dholakia, Shri Salim Akhtar, Shri N D Kothari, Shri Satish Kulkarni, Shri Shyam Bajaj
 From the TV Wing following members have been elected:
 Shri Shamashish Bhattacharya, Shri Pinto Guha, Shri Sunjoy Wadhwa, Shri Rajan Sahi, Shri Rakesh Paswan
 The two members have been co-opted for the governing body:
 Shri Afzal Khan, Shri Pankaj Shukla

Brussels Performance Shots / Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Below are Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga  performance shots from Brussels. 
photographer: Alex Vanhee

Harshad Chopra’s goes shirtless for his new show ‘Humsafars’

With his chocolate boy image, Harshad Chopra has made many girls go weak in the knees. However in his new show Humsafars on Sony Entertainment Television, Harshad is seen a completely different avatar. He is brooding and suave with an intimidating personality. This new look has resulted in his female fan following grow like never before, making him the new television heartthrob.
Giving his fans a further treat, Harshad will be seen shirtless in the upcoming episodes of the show. The track will see Arzoo (Shivya Pathania) coming to Sahir’s (Harshad Chopra) house looking for someone but enters Sahir’s room by mistake where he is relaxing in his pool. Mistaking Arzoo for his assistant Joe, Sahir asks her to give him the towel. To catch the interesting sequence, stay tuned to Humsafars, Monday-Thursday, at 10:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Parle Products launches the ‘Litter Free’ campaign at the biggest Dandiya Event, this Navratri!

~ Parle Products partners with Rangeela Raas at Goregaon Sports Complex ~
Parle Products, one of India’s pioneers in the biscuit and confectionery manufacturing segment have announced its association with Rangeela Raas, the biggest Dandiya celebration this year. Along with Dandiya Queen Falguni Pathak, Rangeela Raas promises to be a large scale celebration with immense energy. Parle Products will kick start their ‘Litter Free’ campaign with an objective to spread the message to keep the city and our surroundings clean.    
The ‘Litter Free’ campaign will encourage citizens to be responsible towards the environment and aim at achieving a cleaner nation. Through this association, the 9 days of Navratri will witness an increase in the number of dustbins at the venue, signs declaring that the place is a litter free zone, educating the audience to avoid littering the place and most importantly; indulging the audience to make a pledge about keeping the area and city litter free.
Speaking about the campaign, Mr. Pravin Kulkarni, General Manager - Marketing, Parle Products said, “Navratri is an important festival which is celebrated with enthusiasm & grandeur and hence, is an excellent platform to launch our ‘Litter Free’ campaign. This is the beginning of many other initiatives to control and manage waste in our country. We are happy to begin our efforts at Rangeela Raas, during the auspicious Navratri festival.”   
Litter in our country has enormous consequences, from economic and environmental standpoints and our overall quality of life. Through the ‘Parle Litter Free Campaign’, Parle Products offers a potentially brighter future of curbing inappropriate garbage build up around our environment. With a series of opportunities, in the form of festivals, occasions, events and many more that lie ahead, Parle Products is determined and confident to lead the masses onto a litter free path. 
About Parle Products:
Parle Products has been India’s largest manufacturer of biscuits and confectionery for over 80 years. Being the makers of the world’s largest selling biscuit, Parle-G, and a host of other popular brands, the Parle name stands as a symbol of quality, nutrition and great taste. With a reach spanning even to the remotest villages of India, the company has definitely come a long way since its inception. Many of Parle Products’ biscuits and confectionery brands are market leaders in their category and have won accolades at the Monde Selection. Since 1971, with a 40% share of the total biscuit market and a 15% share of the total confectionery market in India, Parle has grown to become a multi-million dollar company.

Special Dialogue Promos for Stree

Dinesh Vijan’s horror comedy, Stree, has created a huge wave of excitement amongst the audiences with its intriguing concept. The trail...