Showing posts from April, 2016

Richa Chadha debuts as a producer with Khoon Aali Chithi

Mumbai, April 29, 2016:  The versatile actress Richa Chadha has now decided to join the female bandwagon of actress turned producers. The diva is all set for her debut as a producer with a Punjabi short film, Khoon Aali Chithi “I’m glad that I could come on board as the producer for this project. It’s an amazing and powerful Punjabi short film. I really hope that we will be able to find great space for it at film festivals in the coming year,” says Richa, who is gearing up for the release of her next Hindi film, Sarbjit, directed by Omung Kumar. Richa Chadha’s production debut is as bold and unconventional as her roles in the movies like Gangs Of Wasseypur I and II and Masaan. Khoon Aali Chithi is a short film based on on the terrorism in the 1980s and 1990s due to the Khalistan movement in Punjab.  “Richa would be presenting and producing a Punjabi film, Khoon Aali Chithi, which is being directed by Rupinder Singh. Its title means ‘letters written in blood’. The film is doing

Dettol and Harpic partner with Simhastha Kumbh to educate millions of pilgrims about the importance of hygiene and sanitation

~Aims to raise hygiene and sanitation awareness as a part of Banega Swachh India initiative~ Mumbai, April 29, 2016:  After successfully partnering with Nashik Kumbh last year to provide hygiene to 30 million pilgrims and save 3.3 million liters of water, Dettol and Harpic have now joined hands with Simhastha Kumbh Ujjain to take the message of hygiene and sanitation to many more pilgrims. Held every 12 years and considered as one of the world's largest religious congregations, Simhastha Kumbh Mela is being held from 22nd April to 21st May and is expecting around 5 crore pilgrims from across the country. A mass gathering at such scale not only has a heavy impact on the demand for water and leaves the city with acute shortage of water supply, but it also poses a serious health risk to devotees attending it owing to some unhygienic conditions. As part of its nationwide initiative Banega Swachh India, Dettol and Harpic will reach out to pilgrims and educate them about t

Bipasha Basu wears Anushree Reddy Lehenga at her Mehendi Function

Bride-to-be Actress Bipasha Basu looked gorgeous as she opted for a signature  Anushree Reddy lehenga featuring vintage rose print with muted gold detailing teamed with a classic zardosi cutwork blouse and dupatta in tones of fresh pink at her mehendi function. A perfect choice for a summer wedding .

Panel Discussion on “Should Gambling be Legalized?”

‘Gambling should be legalized and properly regulated so that the State exchequer can earn large revenue’: claim experts Social impact assessment necessary; and a national law against corruption in sports is needed “Gambling or betting is an innate human instinct and cannot be wished away. Therefore, legalizing gambling or betting with an appropriate regulatory mechanism will help meet people’s risk appetite as well as generate revenues for the State exchequer”. This was the broad consensus among a high level panel of experts at the panel discussion on ‘Should gambling be legalized?’ organized by Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) on Thursday, 28 April 2016. Terming gambling as the oldest pastime since the time of the Mahabharat , moderator of the discussion Mr. ManeckDavar , CMD, Spenta Multimedia said attention to social issues is important given the socio-economic status of large sections of our country’s population. Mr. Y.P. Singh , a leading criminal lawyer, ar

The movie Azhar draws inspiration from real life events and lets audiences judge Azhar for themselves!

Mumbai, 29th April 2016:  With the release of the movie Azhar just 2 weeks away, many have been wondering what they can expect to see from one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Since the release of the trailer, speculation about how the movie will portray the legendary Indian batsman has been very high, especially when it is set during a very controversial stage of Mohammad Azharuddin’s life. Cinema has always been a medium inspired by various events, small or large. Azhar only takes inspiration from the former Indian captain's life. He was not only the most celebrated but also went on to become one of the most controversial cricketers in India, making him a spectacular subject. The makers have worked closely with Azharuddin himself. The aim of the film is to depict these key moments and let the audiences make their judgment about Azhar. Though Azhar is not a biopic, it is based on some well-known incidents and facts of former Indian cricket captain Azharuddin’s l

Soch launches its exciting new range of ethnic wear - Hazel collection

~ A spectacular range of stylish Saree’s, Salwar suits, Kurti’s and Fusion Kurti suits ~ Bangalore April 22nd, 2016:  Keeping with the trends for the new season, leading ethnic wear brand Soch launched their new collection –  ‘Hazel' . This collection comprises of assortments in different fabrics, bright colours, fresh cuts and designs with exquisite embroidery and distinctive patterns. The collections complement the fashionable woman from everyday basics to luxe designer wear. The Hazel collection is a spectacular range of stylish saree’s, salwar suits, kurti’s and fusion kurti suits in fabrics such as chiffon, cotton, chanderi and georgette adding a dash of elegance and style to your wardrobe. The collections are further categorized under:– Kurti’s & Kurti suits:  The Hazel Kurti  collection features an eclectic array of kurti’s priced between Rs. 1298 - 2998. The kurti collection houses products in bright colours and neutral tones with stunning embroidery

Videocon d2h ties up with Vodafone m-pesa

26 th  April 2016, Mumbai : Videocon d2h (NASDAQ, USA: VDTH) announced that its sub base of over 15 Million can now recharge their d2h service using Vodafone m-pesa. This tie-up with Vodafone allows its customers a simple, convenient and on demand recharge facility using the proven m-pesa platform. In addition, the 1,20,000+ Vodafone m-pesa CashIn points will also accept recharge for Videocon d2h, thus providing additional convenience to customers. Mr. Saurabh Dhoot, Executive Chairman Videocon d2h  said, “I am delighted at our strategic tie up with Vodafone to enable recharge using their well established m-pesa digital Wallet and at the Vodafone outlets. It will give our customers an easy and powerful way to recharge their d2h account at their convenience.” Mr. Anil Khera, CEO Videocon d2h  said: “This tie up affirms our commitment to innovate in every aspect of our customer experience. I am confident our customers will find this new channel of recharges easy to use and will a

Rana kickstarts training for Baahubali 2

Promises to be bigger, meaner and deadlier! Mumbai, April 26, 2016 : After completing some high octane, never-before-seen underwater action sequences for his tri-lingual film GHAZI, the hunky actor Rana Daggubati has started training heavily for Baahubali 2. After losing weight for his submarine based war film GHAZI where he essays the role of a naval officer, Rana has been bulking up to reprise his role of Bhallala Deva in Baahubali 2.  Ask him about what he has been doing to almost reshape his body and bulk up, Rana says, "To gain fat, you need to sit around and eat. But I needed to gain muscle, which is a difficult, scientific process. The hardest part is sticking to the routine of a strict diet and vigorous training for months in a disciplined way. He also adds that he finds losing weight easier than bulking up. “I had to just reduce my protein intake for Ghazi so my muscle size and weight dropped" he signs off.

Shruti bowls over Virat, Gayle and Watson!

~Shruti to be seen in an ad for an electronics brand with Kohli, Watson and Gayle as a special for of the IPL season~ Mumbai, April 25, 2016: When cricket and Bollywood unite, the combination is always electric. This time it's going to be three to tango as the actress-musician Shruti Haasan will be seen jamming with cricketers Virat Kohli, Shane Watson and Chris Gayle from the Bangalore team for a soon to release television commercial around the IPL. This is going to be a new space for her entirely as she's never shared screen space with a cricketer before. A true blue cricket fan, Shruti is quite excited about doing this commercial with the boys. Says an insider source, "She has been the brand ambassador for this electronics brand for some time now and her success with the brand has ensured she stays on board with them for another term. As part of the current IPL season endeavour, they've decided to widen their approach and throw in the sport angle with

Richa trains in Jazz for Cabaret

Mumbai, April 25, 2016:  The versatile actress Richa Chadha, has been learning lyrical jazz for her role in Pooja Bhatt’s Cabaret. Richa is all set to show her seductive side in the film where she is essaying the role of a Cabaret dancer. Not only jazz, but Richa has been training hard in other dance forms like Ballet and contemporary as well. Richa being the hard worker she is, has left no stone unturned to perfect her dance for the role. A source close to the actor said, “Richa has recently enrolled herself into a professional crash course when she will be in Los Angeles in the coming month. She really is looking forward that this dance form gives her perfect mix of both lyrics and movement. She has wanted to explore this genre of dance for a long time now.” Confirming the news, Richa said, “I am excited to learn about lyrical jazz. I am going to LA soon and that’s when I plan to do a crash course in this dance. It’s a very smooth and technical form of dance. I have already


Thursday, 21 st  April 2016:  20th April evening witnessed the the most innovative, revolutionary and advanced technology in Biometric Systems in India. With over 16 years of experience in the biometric industry, Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President at Invixium launched the brand’s latest biometric product family IXM MERGE at Taj Santacruz, Mumbai. This by-invitation-only event was attended by VIPs, industry experts, consultants, integrators, end-users, media, Invixium staff and key figures of the Invixium ecosystem. Some highlights of the event included a keynote by Shiraz Kapadia, cutting edge 3-D mapping video and panel discussion with industry leaders like Richard Agostinelli, CEO at Crossmatch Technologies and Ravi Ahluwalia, Deputy General Manager at Hitachi Europe Ltd. The entire Invixium product family including the newly launched IXM MERGE was on display for guests to get a first-hand feel. IXM MERGE is a combination of design and smart engineering.  The family inc

Yuvraj Singh and Robin Singh launch PUMA's bold Tricks collection for the sporting season

With the pink left and yellow right, PUMA Tricks collection is made for those who want to be Forever Faster  Mumbai, 21 st April, 2016: The Fastest Global sportswear brand in the World PUMA, along with Yuvraj Singh and Robin Singh revealed Tricks, a new colorful interpretation of its evoPOWER and evoSPEED spike, in pink and yellow, made for those who like to play loud.  The new eye- catching Tricks collection was unveiled today at PUMA’s Linking Road store in Mumbai. The dual color Tricks collection is designed for high performance on the field for football and cricket. The Tricks collection houses a wide variety of products that caters to two different sports cricket and football. The stars of the Tricks collection are the Dual Cricket Spike and the Football boots which are sure to turn heads during the major tournaments this summer. A mélange of style and performance, these evoPOWER cricket spikes have an upper that boasts a soft synthetic material whilst stability and bre

METRO Cash & Carry opens wholesale outlet at Surat

·           Wholesale pioneer enters Surat with the first of its wholesale outlets in Gujarat ·           New outlet located at VIP Road, Surat seeks to serve the city’s traders, small businesses & hospitality industry ·           Guaranteed lowest prices offered across branded grocery and non-food products Mumbai, April 22, 2016:  METRO Cash & Carry, the world leader in business-to-business wholesale, today opened a new wholesale distribution centre in the city of Surat, Gujarat.  Located at VIP Road, the Surat wholesale outlet will be METRO’s first in the State of Gujarat, and its 20th in the country.  METRO prides itself on its reputation as a reliable, customer-focused and quality-conscious wholesaler.  The global pioneer of cash-&-carry wholesale made its first foray into the Indian market in 2003.  Since then, METRO has established 19 wholesale outlets in 12 cities across the country, supported by a strong network of regional and national suppliers and

Latest statement from Kangana Ranaut’s Lawyer

Mumbai 21 st  April, 2016 : Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee states that "My client Ms. Kangana Ranaut has alleged that Mr. Hrithik Roshan was continuously hacking her email accounts due to which she was forced to shut and abandon her two primary email accounts more than 8 months ago. These allegations was also contained in my counter notice cum reply dated 1st March 2016, to which Hrithik has still not replied to despite lapse of more than fifty (50 days). It is a matter of record that Hrithik filed his FIR only on the 5th of March 2016 i.e. after my client claimed that her emails were hacked. It is therefore apparent that the emails that Hrithik is referring to or relying upon, in all probabilities is not genuine at all and could largely be fabricated. In any event my client is bold enough to admit and accept the emails which were genuinely communicated to Hrithik on his correct email id, only once she verifies the contents of the same. Until such verification and acceptance on t

Malaysia introduces e-visa for Indian tourists

Mumbai, April 20, 2016:  Travelling to Malaysia got a little more convenient. The Malaysian Government recently introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization Visa (e-visa) for a short visit to Malaysia. At this point in time, the e-visa facility is available to Indians residing in India only and is valid for a single journey stay of maximum 30 days in Malaysia for tourism purposes. India is a significant contributor to the tourism economy of Malaysia. Last year as many as 722,141 Indian tourists visited Malaysia making it the 6 th  largest contributor to tourist arrivals. Mr Mohd Hafiz, Director, Tourism Malaysia, Mumbai said, “We are always trying to make travel to Malaysia as convenient as it can get and the introduction of e-visa is a major step in that direction. We are confident that with this ease in visa process more and more Indians will now consider Malaysia as a destination of choice for their next holiday.” The Malaysia e-visa comes at a fee of around Rs 2710 and

Nationstar Mortgage Launches New Product Development Center in India

Mumba i, April 21, 2016 –  Today, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., a leading residential   mortgage services provider in the United States with approximately 2.5 million customers, announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art product development center in Chennai, India. Located in at DLF IT Park, Nationstar’s India Product Development Center will play a key role in the company’s transformation to become the most customer-centric home loan company in the U.S. “Companies that provide the best customer experience win, and we’re on a journey to create the best customer experience in the mortgage industry,” said Jay Bray, Nationstar President and Chief Executive Officer. “Technology and product development will play a critical role in our mission to keep the dream of homeownership alive. This new center represents our long-term commitment to creating best-in-class products that make the home loan process more rewarding and less worrisome for our customers.” The new facilit

One River, Many Stories

Dia Mirza takes you on a fascinating journey along the Ganges on ‘Ganga- The Soul of India’ on Living Foodz Mumbai, April 19, 2016: Actor and environmental conservationist, Dia Mirza will take viewers of Living Foodz on a breath-taking journey along the vibrant Ganges through ‘Ganga - The Soul of India’, which is slated to launch on May 1. Dia makes her debut on Indian television with the show. The landmark show marks an important milestone for the premium lifestyle channel, which has consistently pushed the boundaries of food and entertainment since its launch in September 2015. Ganga - The Soul of India gives viewers a peek into the fascinating legacy that is shaped by the country’s longest river. It explores all that the river has to offer, including the people, history, mythology, anthropology, adventure, music and of course the cuisine animated by its revered waters. "It is impossible for me to encapsulate in a sentence the boundless joy, the learning, the discov

Nawaz's record making super stardom!

Mumbai, April 21 st  , 2016 :  Raman Raghav 2.0 marks Nawaz's 8th film to be celebrated in 4 years at Cannes Film Festival. Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 seems to be setting a new record for actor par excellence Nawazuddin Siddiqui even before its national release with it's showcase this year at the Cannes Film Festival. This makes Nawaz possibly the only star in history who's had seven films showcased and celebrated at the Cannes Film Festival in 4 years!. 7 films as an actor and 1 short film as a producer. Says an industry insider, "2016 seems to be the headline making year for Nawaz with his accolades and recognition. After celebrating a memorable evening at a recent awards show where he won awards for both the Best Actor in a Comic Role and a villainous role - a never before seen phenomenon for an Indian actor, he has found yet another reason to celebrate and make headlines with Rama Raghav 2.0. The film has made waves right from it's script s

Zoya and Dafni present: Women-On-The-Go: Trends Today

Mumbai, April 20, 2016: Zoya, exquisite diamonds from the House of Tata, today hosted a panel discussion with three versatile and talented women – Gul Panag, Shruti Seth and Sapna Bhavnani, discussing trends in life, beauty and style for ‘Women-on the Go’. The discussion was moderated by Gitika Taraporewala. The evening included a preview of Zoya’s stunning new summer collection – Zoya Masterpieces and a demonstration of DAFNI, the revolutionary home solution for hair straightening, brought to India by Gul Panag and Tressmart. Zoya Masterpieces was the cynosure of the evening. Sangeeta Dewan, Principal Designer for Zoya, said , “In its quest for excellence, Zoya takes you on a voyage around the world to seek inspiration. Along the way, it finds its muse in the mythology of Greece, the graceful moves of Spanish Flamenco dancers, and returning to Benaras, the oldest living city in the world, it is enchanted by the ornate temple spires. These inspirations are then transforme

MasterChef Australia season 8 contestants revealed!

Mumbai, April 20, 2016:  One of the most popular cooking shows, MasterChef Australia returns in its eighth season to Star World and Star World HD with a diverse group of contestants. This season brings a list of brilliant home chefs to showcase new levels of skill, passion and their home cooking talents in the hope of taking home the title of Australia's next MasterChef. In India, the popular show will air close to the international airing on Star World and Star World HD next month. With a section of contestants vying for the coveted white apron in the audition rounds, the names of some contestants have already been revealed. The first contender to be a part of the Top 24 and get a step closer to the grand title is the 30 year old, Indian-born home cook who has also impressed the celebrity chef Marco Pierre White on the show – Nidhi Mahajan. Speaking about this opportunity,  the 30-year old call-centre worker Nidhi said in an interview with Confidential, “ I had tears in my

Charlize Theron’s son disappointed with Emily Blunt – the actress tells why on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The beautiful Emily Blunt appeared on the latest episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! promoting her upcoming fantasy film,  The Huntsman: Winter’s War . During her chat with popular host Jimmy Kimmel, Blunt spoke about her special FROZEN connection, her little admirer, riding an imaginary animal and her panic attack during her husband’s on-stage fashion disaster. With her character Freya, the Ice Queen in her upcoming film strongly resembling Elsa from FROZEN, Kimmel pointed the striking similarities out to the actress, to which the actress revealed he wasn’t the only one. She said,  “Charlize’s son was on set a lot and he’s obsessed with Frozen so he really thought I was Elsa,”  Blunt said.  “And then he got really disappointed because he saw me in my sweatpants one day with the white hair on, and he just looks at me and goes, ‘Put on your dress.’ Like, he was really bummed about it. ‘Put it on now.’ But that’s not all, according to Kimmel, the actress looked like “a lump on a g

Unique Identity System aimed at Businesses and Government - Hive One ID by Hive Technology in India market; Ushers in the next technological revolution: The single identification technology

April 20, 2016:  Dubai head-quartered Hive Technology introduces Hive One ID, a complete single secure identification technology suited to the 'Internet of Everything' into the Indian market. Leo TechnoSoft, Pune are the distribution strategists for Hive One ID in India. Aimed at corporations, retail entities, hospitals, smart cities and government initiatives - Hive is a wireless wonder that can manage a host of activities in our world, suitable to identify and monitor objects, people and animals, with a single identification across multiple applications. The totally secure One ID broadcasts its data with instructions on what to do with the data at regular intervals. Any Hive Reader in range will read the data and transfer it as per the instructions encrypted in the One ID data bank. This small wireless identification, carried in the form of a card, watch, or pendant consists of a radio frequency transmitter and a number of sensor modules that enrich the data coll

Monjoy Mukerji to revive legendary actor Joy Mukerji’s banner ‘Joy Mukerji Enterprises with ‘Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara’

April 20 2016, Mumbai : Legendary Actor/ Producer Joy Mukerji’s son, Monjoy Mukerji is all set to revive his father’s production house ‘Joy Mukerji Enterprises’ with ‘Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara’. The film marks the directorial debut of Monjoy Mukerji, the film is a youthful slice-of-life story of three young couples. The romantic comedy is slated to release on 28 th  May 2016 and apart from this film, the Banner is also producing two more films which are already scripted and the shoot will begin soon Starring  relatively new faces Sahil Anand, Niyati Joshi, Vikram Kochchar, Divya Choksey, Nilesh Lalwani, Jayaka Yagnik, Herry Tangri (who starred in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and is in Dhoni) and Sareh Far the film is a slice of life in the life of these couples and how they truly discover the fruits of love in the beautiful valley of Kashmir is the crux of the story. The film is funny and most of it is shot in the picturesque locations of Kashmir. Commenting on the same director Monjoy said, “T