Monday, October 31, 2016

AR Rahman to Perform at Jammin' Live Concert

Multiple Oscar and Grammy award winner A.R. Rahman will be performing live at the first ever digital collaboration between legendary Bollywood composers and YouTube stars, Jammin’ Live at the NSCI, Dome in Mumbai! The exciting concert will feature breakout performances by internet sensation SANAM, the First Lady of YouTube India Shraddha Sharma along with legendary composers like Salim-Sulaiman, Clinton Cerejo and Mithoon on 11th Nov, 7 PM onwards. 
A musical performance of his latest digital hits along with crowd classics, A.R. Rahman’s set will also enthral the audience to the track of the season, Yaara’- a collaboration with all YouTubers of Jammin’.  "With Jammin’, Qyuki and its partners have created something unique - a platform without gatekeepers - for me and my fellow composers to work collaboratively with a new generation of online stars. I am really looking forward to performing at the Jammin Live concert along with all the Jammin artists” adds music legend and co-Founder of Qyuki- A.R. Rahman. 
With the release of a new song every week, Jammin’ has already broken the internet with millions of views and subscribers worldwide.  Speaking at the announcement, Mr. Samir Bangara, the Co-Founder and MD of Qyuki said, “Jammin' has spawned a new genre of music that we like to call 'Non-film Bollywood' by bringing together mainstream composers with YouTube stars to create original compositions that typically would be commissioned for a blockbuster film. Jammin' Live embodies Qyuki’s unique strategy of being a digital first, cross platform Media Company and we are looking forward to translating the Jammin’ magic of the virtual world into the real world arena”https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/r4nNkI3YSWVWigLDdSrbUWqjm9HYl0HeG_cQPrLP5GjIqP6xCWbKFcc9hjvbngbRxPXNB3YGjUpA_42xLlV_C20qFl4ILyBpYl6DMXOx44ICQ28ppNEywwOjDRD-x7dLpczpjaeg
Jammin’ is in association with YouTube and Satya Raghavan, Head of Entertainment for YouTube in India says, "This live concert with Bollywood music legends and YouTube stars heralds a new era for the music industry in India. We hope that JAMMIN' live concert will go onto define the new normal, where lines between mainstream music and popular independent artists content will blur, encouraging many talented artists to start their journey online.”  
The full lineup for the concert includes maestro A.R. Rahman, SANAM Band, Shraddha Sharma, Siddharth Slathia, Jonita Gandhi, Arjun Kanungo, Maati Baani, Sanah Moidutty, RaagaTrippin' and Mumbai’s Finest collaborating with Bollywood’s most accomplished music composers Salim-Sulaiman, Clinton Cerejo and Mithoon. Speaking of it’s musicality and reach, telecom giant Airtel India adds, “Airtel is excited to be associated with Jammin, which promises to be an absolute treat for music lovers given the phenomenal line up of artists. This is a great collaborative platform for both the established artists as well as the rising music stars and the go to destination for our online music audiences. With Jammin' Live, the concert will only not only satisfy the growing appetite for new and original music content but bring in a whole new audience.”  
Signature also proudly associates itself with Jammin’, "Signature StartUp MasterClass is a unique platform of inspirational talk series that showcases real life success stories of masters of creative fields and offers individuals a chance to be inspired on their passion to paycheck journey and make a mark. Jammin’ is a really inspiring initiative for those who want to follow their passion for music and we are happy to be the partners on this journey.” 
Jammin’s online and offline popularity has already made it one of the most recognized properties showcasing versatility and the true power of collaboration between real world and virtual world superstars. With only a few weeks to go, make sure you grab your tickets and get ready to be part of a spectacular night!

Ajay Kapoor to lead Rajesh Wadhawan Group’s new Film Production house

Rajesh Wadhawan Group, spearheaded by Kapil Wadhawan and Dheeraj Wadhawan, a leading business group with interest in finance, real estate, hospitality, and sports, is now entering Bollywood with their foray into film production. This new venture for the group will take shape under the able leadership of Ajay Kapoor.
After lifting T Series into leadership position in the film industry, Ajay Kapoor will now lead the Rajesh Wadhawan Group’s new foray into the entertainment business. Welcoming Mr. Kapoor’s addition to the group, Dheeraj Wadhawan, Vice Chairman of Rajesh Wadhawan Group said, “His wealth of experience and the body of work till date makes him a major force to reckon with in the industry. We welcome Ajay to our family and hope his vision and leadership skills will create strong foundation for our production house" said Mr. Wadhawan.
Starting a new chapter of his career, Ajay felt it was time he took up new challenges. “Over the years T-Series has given me a lot of love & strength and recognition in the market. It was time I took the experience I have gained and make use of it into exploring newer and bigger opportunities. I share the vision of this group’s foray into the film production business and hope to make a difference together as envisioned,“ Ajay said.
At T-Series, Ajay was famous for having produced box-office hits like Ready, Tum Bin, Bhool Bhulaiya, Roy, Bhootnath Returns, Baby, Airlift, Hate Story among other films. He worked with T Series Group for over 15 years.

Salama Agha inaugurated Perfect Woman Aesthetic centre (in pics)














Salama Agha inaugurated Perfect Woman Aesthetic centre

Perfect Woman Aethetic centre is an initiative by Dr. Khooshi Gurubhai and Gurubhai Thakkar under the division of GGCL.Perfect Woman Aesthetic centre is all about upholding fitness and cosmetic needs of today's gorgeous woman ,helping them with weight management,trichology,skin aesthetics,laser hair reduction and more maintaining their youth forever.With the Addition of Holistic healing therapy.Inauguration of the centre was attended by Veteran Actress,singer and Socialist Salma Agha,Zara Agha,Ekta Jain,Shree Rajput,Tinaa Ghaai,Sanchiti Sakat,Yogesh Kumar and Yogesh Lakhani of Bright Outdoor.Tinaa Ghaai who is now coming in serial May I coming Madam on Life OK was seen in a event after a very long time.

Sunil Grover turns Sidhu in The Kapil Sharma Show (in pics)




Harshvardhan Kapoor to join former Arsenal player Thierry Daniel in a friendly football game

The newest Kapoor on the block ,Harshvardhan Kapoor, walked away with rave reviews for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mirzya and will next be seen in Vikramaditya Motwane's Bhavesh Joshi.The Gen-X star who is currently shooting for the film, will take a day off this week as former Arsenal player Thierry Daniel Henry will be special guest ,at a football game in the city.Henry who spent eight years at Arsenal and was the club's all-time record goalscorer and the record goalscorer for France, will be in Mumbai for a brand association. As part of the initiative , Harsh has been invited to be part of a football game ,where a team of Bollywood celebrities will play against a team of young student football enthusiasts from Arsenal school.     

​विकी रजानी की फिल्म चंदामामा दूर के में दिखाई देंगे नवाज़ुद्दीन सिद्दीकी

​नवाज़ुद्दीन सिद्दीकी फिर से एक बार विकी रजानी की फिल्म ​चंदामामा दूर के में नजर आएंगे, इस से पहले नेक्स्टजेन फिल्म्स की मुन्ना माइकल में भी दिखाई देंगे। ​संजय पूरण सिंह चौहान निर्देशित भारत की पहली ​अंतरिक्ष फिल्म में लीड में सुशांत सिंह राजपूत है तो वही अभिनेता नवाज़ुद्दीन सिद्दीकी अंतरिक्ष यात्री के किरदार  नजर आएंगे। ​निर्माता विकी रजानी कहते है ​" सुशांत और नवाज दोनों भी फिल्म में अंतरिक्ष यात्री बने हुए है , जो एक टीम है  जिनका मिशन है  देश को एक साथ लाना। यह एक ख़ुशी का मौक्का है की मुन्ना माइकल में भी नवाजुद्दीन सिद्दीकी साथ है। वह एक प्रतिभाशाली और बहुमुखी अभिनेता है और मैं चंदा मामा दूर के में  उनके  साथ फिर से काम "के लिए उत्साहित हूँ । ​नवाज़ुद्दीन सिद्दीकी का कहना है " इस फिल्म की स्क्रिप्ट और कॉन्सेप्ट बेहतरीन है , ऐसी स्क्रिप्ट पर मेने कभी काम किया नहीं। फिल्म के निर्देशक से में प्रभावित हुए वे कई सालो से निर्देशन कर रहे है। में एक ऐसे अंतरिक्ष यात्री की भूमिका निभा रहा हु जो भारत के मिशन के लिए चाँद पर जाता है , इस से में  बहुत उस्ताहित हूँ। ​चंदामामा दूर के अगले साल के शुरू में फ्लोर पर जाएगी और २६ जनवरी २०१८ को प्रदर्शित होगी। ​

CELINA JAITLY UNVEILS AN EXQUISITE COUTURE JEWELLERY COLLECTION BY PAULOMI SANGHAVI (in pics)

Laila Khan Furniturewala 

Celina Jaitley 


Paulomi Sanghavi 

Madhoo Shah 

Sharmila Thakarey 

Suchitra Pilllai  
Paulomi Sanghavi and Celina Jaitley 



CELINA JAITLY UNVEILS AN EXQUISITE COUTURE JEWELLERY COLLECTION BY PAULOMI SANGHAVI

A glittering name in the world of gems and jewellery, Paulomi Sanghavi’s latest bespoke jewellery was unveiled by the gorgeous Bollywood actress, Celina Jaitly.  Held at her flagship store located in the heart of the South Mumbai jewellery strip, on Hughes road, Paulomi Sanghavi Couture Jewellery’s collection preview was indeed an exquisite one. 
The new collection unveiled by Celina Jaitly, are pieces of jewellery which are extremely fine and made with finesse. As far as the diamonds go, a little bit of colour stones are used to accentuate the beauty of the diamonds. Paulomi Sanghavi’s latest collection displays work of intricacies and perfect finish. The designs look absolutely international and classy; a perfect amalgamation which makes it look like a work of art. 
Seen at the occasion were many renowned faces such as Celina Jaitly, Sharmila Thackeray, Suchitra Pillai, Laila Khan Furniturewala, Madhoo Shah to name a few.
Talking about her passion, Paulomi says, “Jewellery is timeless and has always been the surest way to touch a woman’s heart. It is also a perfect fashion accessory in addition to being a good investment proposition. My latest collection is a beautiful combination of colour tones in pinks, yellows and whites for diamonds which makes it subtly colourful and even more poise. My inspiration to design this new collection comes from a lot of architecture, interiors and also florasl.”
The multi-talented jewellery designer, Paulomi Sanghavi has been a part of the jewellery industry in India since over two decades and has made her mark in the business having been trained at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Her unique, distinct and exclusive designs, both in the ethnic and contemporary segments, have made her known for customised jewellery, with a clientele who are a virtual who’s who of the society. A beautiful fusion of traditional and modern day designs, different finishes and colour combinations render a contemporary, distinctive touch to the entire collection. Paulomi Sanghavi’s exquisite pieces take wide-ranging shapes of both studded and solid necklaces, fingers rings, bracelets, earrings and much more. Panache, elegance, confidence and style make Paulomi Sanghavi Couture Jewellery inimitable and incomparable to any other.
You can have a look at Paulomi Sanghavi Couture Jewellery’s collection and the services the brand has to offer, on their official website - http://www.paulomisanghavi.com/

WITNESS THE TRUE MANIFESTATION OF MACAO'S CULTURAL VIBRANCY AT THE 19TH LUSOFONIA FESTIVAL 2016

‘The City Of Duality’, Macao, is all set to celebrate the highly anticipated 19th edition of the annual gala event, Lusofonia. Organized by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Macau Government Tourist Office, the highly anticipated 19th Lusofonia Festival 2016 is held during 28th- 30th October at Casas - Museu da Taipa with all the Portuguese-speaking communities of Macao. The very first Lusofonia Festival was held on June 10, 1998 on Portuguese National Day to honour Portuguese-speaking individuals residing in Macau who had contributed to Macau’s development.
Held in front of the Taipa Houses-Museum, Lusofonia is the ideal place for families to indulge in the festive season bringing in people together from various countries and regions. The 19th Lusofonia Festival 2016 showcases culture and cuisine with authentic food, drinks, and handicrafts from Portuguese-speaking countries around the world. Furthermore, one can also join the festive revelry and enjoy the wonderful music and dance performances and great games and activities for the kids.

Known for providing a true, popular festive atmosphere, the Lusofonia Festival perfectly demonstrates the vibrancy of Macao as an international tourism city in the heart of Asia which has retained the rich culture of its Portuguese-speaking communities.

From Tamma Tamma to Tamatoa, Bappi da goes Hollywood

The original Disco King of Indian music has his sights set on Hollywood with the upcoming much awaited hollywood musical film Moana. Bappi Lahiri has entertained generation after generation with his foot tapping music, and now he is back with “Shona”. The Shiny Singer croons his way into Disney’s next fun adventure animated gem – Moana with a song called “Shona” (Gold). Could it be more apt?
Following the tremendous success of Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar’s reprisal of “Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai!” and the Hindi localized version of “Bare Necessities” featuring Vishal Dadlani, the studio is all set to localize their forthcoming film Moana and has collaborated with Bappi da to voice the dialogues and sing for the character of Tamatoa, a giant crab with a fondness for shiny treasures found which he hoards!
Confirms the Studio, “At Disney India, we believe that audience will always enjoy a movie that they find a connect with. The Jungle Book songs were such a highlight for our campaign and now with Moana as well, we wanted to retain the fun of this character and his song and Bappi Da was happy to voice it and sing for the movie ! Bappi da is someone who has fans across across age groups and he is just a perfect fit for the character and the song! Moana is a movie we are extremely excited about. The movie is a fun-filled adventurous journey and we can't wait for the audience to meet Moana, Maui and Tamatoa. " said Amrita Pandey, VP, Studios, Disney India.
Speaking of this collaboration, Bappi Da said, “My family and I have been big fans of Disney. From its characters to its music, it has always been iconic. It’s a great pleasure to associate with Moana. I am always looking forward to doing new things. This is the first time I’m dubbing for an animated character and I had lot of fun doing that. The character that I play is very similar to my own personality. I am hoping that people will enjoy this avatar of mine and shower their love on me like they have always done. It’s truly a ‘golden’ memory”
Moana, stars Auli’i Cravalho as the titular heroine and Dwayne Johnson as Maui. Moana showcases the life-changing journey of a tenacious 16-year-old who teams up with the mighty demigod Maui to fulfill an ancient quest.The film releases in India on the 2nd of December, 2016.

FICCI FLO INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH PHILANTHROPIST CARRIES MORGRIDGE ON NOVEMBER 4

FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) is organising an interactive session with Carrie Morgridge, Vice president, Morgridge Family Foundation and the author of Amazon best seller ’Every Gift Matters: How your passion can change the world’ at Federation House in New Delhi on November 4, 2016 .“Philanthropist Carrie Morgridge and her Husband John Morgridge head the Morgridge Family Foundation, a Denver-based philanthropy that supports causes like the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Mile High United Way. With her experience of
managing the resources of a charitable institution  Carrie wrote about her experiences in the 2015 book "Every Gift Matters: How Your Passion Can Change the World.". The proceeds of her popular book go to various groups working in education, health, the arts and the environment.” Said MS Vinita Bimbhet, President, FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) “The Morgridge Family Foundation makes about $10 million in grants a year, with money invested to improve health and wellness, foster-care system and education . In her book Every Gift matters  Carrie Morgridge shares
inspiring stories of powerful gifts in action showing readers how to turn the act of giving into a vehicle for positive change.”said Ms Bimbhet. 
The members of  FICCI ladies Organisation (FLO) , the apex women trade body of the country are also involved in various philanthropist and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. The interactive session will help for those with passion for a cause and a generous spirit to leverage their gift or donation  in the right way in order to have the greatest impact possible. The smallest, seemingly unimportant, donation can transform a life” said Ms Bimbhet.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Manoj Bajpayee nominated for Best Actor at the 10th Annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards

The two times National Award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee seems to be on his way for some more accreditations considering the kind of love he is receiving from across the globe. With so much appreciation coming his way not only from India but also from all over the world, the fine actor has been winning millions of hearts with his phenomenal performances.
It started with the premiere of his film ‘Aligarh’ at the Busan Film Festival to being invited as the chief guest to inaugurate the South Asian Film Festival of Paris where his film Aligarh was a topic of discussion amongst a panel consisting of well acclaimed personalities from the Film Fraternity from across the globe and also his cult classic film series ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ and his short film ‘Taandav’ was screened for the cinema lovers there.
The talented actor now goes on to be nominated by the 10th Annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Brisbane, Australia; for the Best Actor category for his performance in ‘Aligarh’. Nominated for such a prestigious award, Manoj has been pitted against well renowned actors from Asia.
“It is gratifying to be appreciated for all the hard work I have put to what I have achieved till now. There’s no stopping, there is a lot more to achieve; but the overwhelming response garnered from so many people, across the globe gives me the inspiration to perform better every time. I am thankful to all my loved ones and fans who have been my inspiration and have motivated me to do good work.” says the ecstatic Manoj Bajpayee.
He has portrayed different and challenging characters and has proved to be one of the finest actors that Indian Cinema Fraternity has and can count upon. The versatile actor plays a big role in promoting Indian Cinema, Talent and Culture across the Indian Boundaries, in to the hearts of various Cinema lovers in the world. With so much appreciation and recognition internationally, seems like the ‘Global Icon’ feather will soon be tucked in Manoj’s hat.

A NIGHT AMONGST THE STARS- ENCHANTED VALLEY CARNIVAL’S PREMIERE CAMPING EXPERIENCE, ENCHANTED VILLAGE FOR EVERY TRAVELER

With the days coming closer and closer, India’s largest multi genre festival Enchanted Valley Carnival is gearing up for its two day extravaganza on the 17th and 18th of December. A mélange of music, adventure sports and good food, EVC offers multiple camping options which is the ultimate experience to ensure an unforgettable EVC weekend. 
Camping has always been looked at as an adventurous delight with loads of tedious activities surrounding it, like putting up the tent, carrying mattresses, sleeping bags and toiletries but EVC has changed the definition of Camping by providing pitched tents with all amenities covered. There are numbered tents with campers being personally escorted to their tents while checking in. Luxury tents are facilitated with air conditioning and shower facilities along with 24 hour electricity and housekeeping services. From first time campers to regular fans of the outdoors, the EVC field is the place to be with its location at Aamby Valley City, Lonavala located against the backdrop of the beautiful valley. Nothing can compare to the feeling of being warmed up by campfire on a chilly December night after a day of insane music and fun from the biggest names in the industry!
Known as the Enchanted Village, EVC features a fascinating campsite that is plush expanse of bonfires, barbeques, exclusive food stalls, jamming sessions, painting & poi workshops, silent parties till wee hours and much more. The carnival offers a variety of tents to choose from with a number of facilities provided as well. The Regular tents offers accommodation for 2, 3 and 4 people including exclusive F&B services and special music programming activities for the campers. Campers are welcome to put up their own tents at EVC as well to join in the festivities.
Commenting on the festival, Shoven Shah, Founder- Enchanted Valley Carnival & Director- Twisted Entertainment (M) Pvt Ltd said-“Camping has been an integral part of the whole experience right from the beginning & I’d like to believe that we seeded a culture in this region that has over the years become a community of like-minded people who gather to celebrate music, art & a sense of togetherness.”
Speaking on the camping experience, Devraj Sanyal- MD & CEO of Universal Music Group. South Asia said, “We’re very clear of our vision for EVC & Enchanted Village. Our game is to offer both experiences- one that makes the average millennial tick, which the Indian youth wallet will allow & one for people who are looking for a luxurious stay. All one has to do is gather their tribe & party with us EVC style”
Sleeping outdoors is always an adventure, EVC ensures the feeling of enjoyment with a lineup of artists such as Flo-Rida, Arijit Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Alan Walker and many more amidst India’s largest camp site. Snuggling under the glow of the night sky, the carnival is a 24 hr. experience at a picturesque location. With so much anticipation for the end of the year, no camper will leave EVC without having a good time!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

T-Series announces its New Structure

Chairman and Managing Director of T-Series Bhushan Kumar has announced his new organizational structure. Under the new structure, Film Production will be looked after by Priya Gupta and Shiv Chanana, Music acquisition will be looked after by Vinod Bhanushali and Shiv Chanana. 
The above structural changes have been made post the exit of Ajay Kapoor from the organization. Ajay worked along with Bhushan Kumar on music acquisition and the legal function and was a co-producer on the past T-Series films like Bhootnath Returns, Roy and All Is Well to name a few. 
T-Series who has always been the leading music company in India, has now taken a giant leap in film production. Some of the upcoming films in 2017 are Raabta (Directed by Dinesh Vijan starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon), Baadshaho (Directed by Milan Luthria starring Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Vidyut Jammwal, Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta), Chef (Directed by Raja Menon starring Saif Ali Khan), Simran (Directed by Hansal Mehta starring Kangana Ranaut), Noor (Directed by Sunhil Sippy starring Sonakshi Sinha), Hindi Medium (Directed by Saket Choudhary starring Irrfan Khan), Takadum (Directed by Homi Adajania starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra) to name a few.

टी सीरीज से निदेशक अजय कपूर का इस्तीफा

म्यूजिक इंडस्ट्री  की जानी -मानी  कंपनी टी सीरीज में 20 साल तक सेवाएं  देने के बाद अजय  कपूर  ने निदेशक पद से इस्तीफा दे दिया है। टी  सीरीज के संगीत को ग्लोबल बनाने में अजय की अहम भूमिका रही। अजय कहते है, "टी-सीरीज ने मुझे बहुत  कुछ दिया। प्यार, शक्ति और बाजार में मान्यतालेकिन अब मैं लाइफ के दूसरे  एडवेंचर  का मजा लेना चाहता हूँ।"  अजय कपूर ने रेडी, तुम बिन, भूल भुलैया, रॉय, भूतनाथ रिटर्न्स, बेबी, एयरलिफ्ट, तुम बिन २, हेट स्टोरीज, राज रिबूट जैसी फिल्मों के  निर्माण में भी अहम भूमिका निभाई।  टी सीरीज का कहना है कि कंपनी  के विकास में अजय के कॉण्ट्रीब्यूशन  को हमेशा याद रखा जाएगा।

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Akshay Kumar is a true hero: Devendra Fadnavis

From the driver's seat to the office chair and then the comfy couch, sedentary lifestyle could well be the killer, avers a new Mayo Clinic study. Sitting could well be more dangerous than smoking, as it kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting.Recent researches tag global figures on account of sedentary lifestyle deaths are an alarming 5.3m, terming it pandemic, equating to about one in 10 deaths from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and breast and colon cancer. Habitual inactivity raises risks for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thrombosis, and metabolic syndrome among many others.Prolonged sitting adds up to six percent of all cases of coronary heart disease, about 7 percent of type 2 diabetes and 10 percent of breast and colon cancer; that is  5.3 million deaths per year, more than the 5 million lives lost annually to smoking.A new way of thinking, suggesting the public needed to be warned about the dangers of inactivity rather than just reminded of the benefits of being active seems to be the only possible solution in sight, aver researchers drawn from centres across the world, who feel that governments needed to look at ways to make physical activity more convenient, affordable and safer.Keeping this in mind, Asif Bhamla, President, Bhamla Foundation, has roped in Akshay Kumar as the MCGM’s good health ambassador by getting the superstar to bring to life, Jaanbachao campaign and wants every citizen not to be his own enemy and protect himself against diseases. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, and also starring renowned Marathi actor Nikhil Ratnaparikhar, the campaign is a unique initiative by the foundation and MCGM.This Goodhealth campaign followed the TB Harega Desh Jeetega campaign with Bill Milanda Gates Foundation, featuring Amitabh Bachchan to essay character of the common man.Bhamla, who is known for his philanthropic activities, is known for his support to environmental and humanitarian causes. The current campaign sees Akshay Kumar bring out the fitness consciousness is the common man, and was launched by Devendra Fadnavis, Hon Chief Minister of Maharashtra in the presence of Ajoy Mehta, Municipal Commissioner, Mumbai, Additional Commsioner  Sanjay Deshmukh, Ashish Shelar, Shalini Thackeray, and eminent cardiologist Ramakanta Panda of Asian Heart Institute and Sonu Walia among others. Shekhar Suman was the Master of Ceremonies.Devendra Fadnavis was vocal in his appreciation. “A true celebrity is one who does not just deliver hit films but also takes out time to stand up for causes that matter. Akshay has not just taken out time for the Jaanbachao campaign but is also here for the launch. This, in my mind, makes him a true ‘hero, a true ‘superstar’. Asif Bhamla has a social bent of mind and through Bhamla Foundation has done a commendable initiative with MCGM,” he stated.Added Asif Bhamla, “We lose health for half our lives earning wealth, and the other half we lose wealth to get good health. This campaign aims to shake us from our couch potato roots and get us to get out there and do something now. Who else could be a perfect ambassador than Akshay Kumar? And when it came to direction, we could think of no one better than Rajkumar Hirani. I am glad, both agreed and the Chief Minister is gracious enough to give the nod to launch the same. We hope this campaign goes a long way in helping not just Mumbaikars but each global citizen stay healthy.”Akki had a word of advice. “For good health, all you need to do is to not eat anything after 6:30 pm… if you follow this simple rule, diabetes, hypertension and any such disease can be kept at bay.” “India is burdened with a twin epidemic of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Even as we tackle diarrhea and tuberculosis as causes of large scale death, we face the dubious distinction of being the heart disease and diabetes capital of the world. Unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption and stress along with poor health seeking behavior puts Indians at high risk for NCDs.  The brunt of NCDs is borne by most people in their most productive years and it affects their families and the nation at large," avered Dr. Ramakanta Panda, Cardiac Surgeon and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai. “According to the WHO Global action plan, if these risk factors are addressed by changing lifestyle, it can reduce NCD related premature deaths by 50%. It  is very important to adopt a healthy lifestyle which includes regular exercise and healthy diet,” he added.Considering that researchers estimate that if only 10 per cent of those who are currently inactive started to exercise, 533,000 lives would be saved; if 25 per cent began moving, 1.3 million deaths could be averted, with just 30 minutes of brisk walking or cycling five days a week, we would like this initiative to surely make a difference.

Dramatic Thriller ‘31st October’ Declared Tax-Free In Punjab

Writer-producer Harry Sachdeva’s dramatic thriller ‘31st October’ set against the backdrop of the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom ,which had released last week, has been declared tax-free by the Punjab Government. The government took this decision after taking in consideration the bold step taken by the makers of the film to throw light on the darkest day in the country’s history, the victims of which are yet to get justice from the Indian judiciary.
The film, which stars Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan, was not only lauded in India, but had also garnered appreciation from across the globe in its depiction of the gruesome riots and the bond of friendship and brotherhood between communities. The film revolved around the struggle for survival of a Sikh family trapped in a riot zone in New Delhi in the aftermath of the anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
While many Gurudwara management Committees and Sikh organizations lent their support by bulk booking theatres to show their members the film, few of them even approached the Punjab government for them to extend their official support. Upon reviewing the film, Punjab Government officials agreed on the historical importance of the film and they called upon Harry Sachdeva to inform him of the acceptance of the Tax Exemption in the state.
"I am grateful for the Punjab Government to see the merit and the message of the film and exempt from paying entertainment tax. My goal is to make this film reach as wide as possible and now people in Punjab can go see the film at a concessional rate. As this is a film that promotes brotherhood as well educating our young generation about the truth of the 1984 Sikh Genocide, it was important for it to get support from government in addition to the community,” said Harry Sachdeva , who was recently in Amritsar to meet with Sikh community leaders.
Expressing his happiness at the Box office response, where the film has collected 7.5 crore worldwide till Wednesday, Harry is hopeful for the collections to pick up further and a continued run on second week inspite of the two big releases- Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil coming outthis Friday.
Produced by writer-producer Harry Sachdeva and Magical Dreams Productions Pvt Ltd, , co-produced by Anand Prakash, directed by National award winner Shivaji Lotan Patil, and released by Panorama Studios, ‘31st October’ is a glimpse into the  controversial dark chapter of India’s History

An EVC pre-party with Lost Stories this Friday

Enchanted Valley Carnival in the run up to its upcoming multi-genre festival this December will host a pre party at OPA Bar and Café this Friday, 28th October.The event will feature Lost Stories, the Indian electronic music duo who gained fame through their official remix of ‘Faded’ by Alan Walker and many more. Comprised of India's best EDM producers Prayag Mehta and Rishab Joshi, their unique combination of progressive sounds and melodies have made them a musical duo to watch out for. Lost Stories has seen tremendous success & were recently featured on the iconic DJ Mag list of Top 100 DJs where they landed the #52 spot. For entry details, Call 9769045278 or check out OPA Bar and Café’s Facebook page.This pre party is just a prelude to the Enchanted Valley Carnival which is scheduled for the 17th and 18th of December 2016 at Aamby Valley City. 
EVC Pro Night
Genre: Commercial 
Entry details: Call 9769045278 

चिरंजीवी की फिल्म कैदी नंबर १५० के लिए चॅनेल्स लगा रहे हैं बोली

अभिनेता रामचरण  के बैनर कोनिडिला प्रोडक्शन तले  बन रही फिल्म  कैदी नंबर 150 से जुड़ने के लिए पूरी  साउथ इंडस्ट्री की बेसब्री से इंतज़ार कर रहे है. इस फिल्म में अभिनेता रामचरण के पिता चिरंजीवी अहम किरदार में नज़र आएंगे, यह मेगास्टार  चिरंजीवी की १५०वि फिल्म होगी, इस फिल्म का पहला पोस्टर मेगास्टार  चिरंजीवी के जन्मदिन के अवसर पर रिलीज़  किया गया था। 
मेगास्टार चिरंजीवी की फिल्म कैदी नंबर १५० से लोगो को बहुत अपेक्षाएं हैं हर  कोई  इस  फिल्म  से  जुडना  चाहते   है , फिल्म  डिस्ट्रीब्यूटर  के  साथ  साथ  बड़े  बड़े  साउथ  के  चैनल्स  भी  इस  फिल्म  के  सेटेलाइट  राइट्स  खरीदने  की  होड़  में लगे हुए  है , चुकी  यह  फिल्म एक लैंडमार्क फिल्म है इसीलिए इस फिल्म से जुडना चाहते है,  मेगास्टार  चिरंजीवी  की  फिल्म  है  , इसीलिए  लोगो  को  यह  उम्मीद  है  की  यह फिल्म साउथ इंडस्ट्री की  बैंचमार्क  फिल्म  साबित  होगी . इसीलिए साउथ इंडस्ट्री इस फिल्म से जुड़ना चाहती है. खबरें ये आ रही है  की  किसी चैनल ने इस फिल्म के लिए   पुरे १०० करोड़ की बोली लगायी है. 

THE VOICE INDIA KIDS - Winner Nishtha Sharma UMG record deal

Universal Music India is set to give the winner of ‘The Voice India Kids’ reality talent show - 10 year old, Nishtha Sharma - a fabulous launch pad to kick-start what could be a long and successful career in music. 
After having proved her singing competency on the reality talent show `The Voice India Kids’ aired on &TV, Nishtha has bagged a record deal with the world’s leading music company Universal Music Group (UMG) which includes an exclusive 3 year artist management contract through which Nishtha will be groomed and nurtured for a career in the world of music!
A self-confessed fan of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Shreya Ghoshal, the Sultanpur, UP resident won praise and admiration of the 3 judgesNeeti Mohan, Shekhar Ravjiani and Shaan who commented on her confidence and dedication. The young singer consistently wowed audiences through the show with her versatile voice, singing classical and semi classical songs.
Speaking on the occasion, R H Chhatrapati, Vice President, Universal Music, South Asia, said, “Our endeavor at UMG Live has always been to support and develop new talent in the music industry. We’ve been successfully doing this with young talent from various music properties on TV who have grown into very good performers over the years! We now welcome Nishtha Sharma to the UMG Live family and look forward to widening her horizons as we groom her to record and perform live all over the world”.
The nation was taken by storm by this young musical wonder, who continued to keep the audiences in awe, week after week, with her prodigious flair. As she begins her journey with UMG, this young talent with a mesmerizing voice will definitely create a place in the hearts of the music lovers around the world.

प्रतीक बब्बर के नाटक 'सिक्स' का मंचन 12 वे महिंद्रा एक्सीलेंस पुरस्कार में

सिक्स नाटक में प्रतिक बब्बर पहली बार एक समलैंगिक किरदार निभा रहें हैं। उनके किरदार को लोगों सें काफी अच्छा प्रतिसाद मिल रहा हैं।
दर्शकों के बढते रिस्पॉन्स को देखते हुए प्रतिभाशाली अभिनेता प्रतिक बब्बर अपने सिक्स नाटक का मंचन १२ वे मंहेंद्र एक्सलन्स थिएटर अवॉर्ड्स (मेटा) में करना चाहते हैं। बेहतरीन नाटकों को मंच देने के लिए यह थिएटर अवॉर्ड जाने जाते हैं।
सूत्रों के अनुसार, "सिक्स नाटक को इन दिनों मिल रहें बेहतरीन प्रतिसाद के कारण प्रतीक बहुत उत्साहित है। इसलिए प्रतिक को लगता है, की, निर्माताओं ने इस नाटक को इस प्रतिष्ठित थिएटर पुरस्कार के लिए रजिस्टर करना चाहिये । मेटा में चयन होने के लिए निर्माताओं को पूरा नाटक रिकॉर्ड करने भेजना होंगा। इस पुरस्कार के लिए पचास हजार से ज्यादा विडियो भेजे जातें हैं। जिसमें से सिर्फ १० का ही चयन किया जाता हैं।
"नाटक की कहानी, सेट, पोशाक, लाइटिंग, निर्देशन और परफॉर्मन्स जैसे विभिन्न तत्वों को पहचाना जाता हैं। नसिरूद्दीन शाह और कल्की कोच्लिन का नाट भी इससे पहले इस थिएटर महोत्सव का हिस्सा बन चुके हैं।
12 वा महिंद्र थिएटर अवॉर्ड ४ से १० मार्च २०१७ के दौरान नई दिल्ली में होने जा रहा हैं।

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