Lake City International Film Festival 2019

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Divya Jagdale and Gulshan Pandey judge "Hindi Short Play Competition" in Mumbai.

On the completion of their one and a half decade in theatre, Rang Rasia Theater Group celebrated it by organising a theater festival - "5th Hindi Short Play Competition" in Mumbai.

Held on 3rd and 4th march in Andheri, Mumbai; many Theater Groups" participated in this competition. The winning prize went to Shyam Bhimsaria for Best Direction for his play “One Coin Please”. Majorlty of the shows showcased reality of life, albeit with a dash of honesty, comedy and social messages interspersed in their plays. The audience enjoyed it a lot as the duration of the plays ranged from 15 mins to 40 mins. This was a different experience all together for the audiences that normally see only one show in a theatre. The plays based on Social issues plays got more appreciation than others.

The brain child of Saurabh Sharma who was also the Director of this festival said, "We wanted to give something new to the audiences. Also with people's focus more on the Glamour world in form of films and television, they have started forgetting "Theater". This short play competition was organized to let them enjoy the nuances of good acting and a good script as a medium. Also, we wanted to strongly put across to budding actors and also those who are serious with acting that theatre is one of the strongest mediums towards your success. You not only learn the basics of acting but you can hone your acting skills and also sharpen it. Even the best talents in Bollywood have done their basics in theatre. It’s like have a strong foundation on which you can build your tower of success.”

Judges and special guests to the event included well-known Bollywood actress and theater personality Miss Divya Jagdale (Gulab Gang fame) and Actor Gulshan Pandey (Crime Patrol Dastak fame). Other chief guests included famous Comedian Banwarilal Jhol, Actor Rajeev Saxena and Narendra Panjawani. The winners to the competition were given away prizes, momento’s and certificates by Divya Jagdale.

Designer Mayyur R Girotra all set to Revive 50’s fashion @ Lakme Fashion Week 2014

One of the very renowned designer, Mayyur R Girotra is all set to launch and exhibit his classic ‘Salma Sitara’ SS’14 collection at LFW 2014. The concept behind this grand collection is 50’s and 60’s fashion wherein our grandmothers used to make use of it.

Designer Mayyur is reviving the whole concept with a modern twist in it. Commenting on the same he says, “This time my collection is going to be very unique and extraordinary in comparison to my previous stuff. It’s inspired from grandmother’s wardrobe. I have made use of very classic embellishments on my designs. I am sure audiences are going to love them.

Moreover, I am delighted to show my designs at LFW, being one of the best fashion weeks we have and this is my 2nd season at it. I am looking forward to much more fashion, fun and uniqueness this season”

The collection consists of sarees, Jackets, Anarkalis etc. Colours used are very bright and eye catchy Fuchsia pink, orange, lime green, red etc. Embellishments used are sequence, Aari work, pure Tilla, mix of patch and mirror work.

Weaving together the threads of extravagance and expert design, Mayyur Girotra pushes the envelope of high fashion as he concocts a diverse collection of Indian bridal couture that is truly fit for Kings. A rapidly emerging couturier, Mayyur breaks free from conventions and rules to spell magic with his work in Indian festive dressing. Be it a girdled fishnet skirt with an embellished corset blouse or asymmetrical embroidered coats paired with pencil trousers.

Deeply guilty of being involved in a long love affair with fine art and designing, Mayyur takes inspiration from the vibrant hues of Indian weddings and lends the bride a special glow. Following in the footsteps of his mother Riimple, Mayyur launched his label in 2009 and in this little time has quickly grown as a custodian of Indian textiles and embroidery. The designer is devoted to lending Indian couture a new chic statement –imbuing a touch of royal blue to the essence of all his outfits. Sensual gowns in the finest chiffon, graceful flowing anarkalis with impeccably intricate thread work and gorgeous Victorian jackets in opulent reshum and zardozi adaptations - the collection rivets on a harmonious amalgamation of Victorian ideas with Indian sensibilities.

A deep study of the architecture as well as thread work in the royal destinations of India, such as City Palace Jaipur, Amir Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and more has greatly influenced the outcome of his irresistible gowns and stunning lehengas. He also designs trendy chunky accessories every modern woman would aspire to wear!

Having been part of several successful platforms such as Lakme Fashion Week, Dubai Fashion Week, Dubai Bride Show, Blenders Pride Fashion Week, Kolkata Fashion Week and many more, Mayyur has also had the honour of being picked by Maharaj Narender Singh, son in law of the late HH Maharaja Bhawani Singh of Jaipur, to redesign the official uniform for the Royal Polo Team of India. Not only did he work his magic on the Polo T-shirts, Mayyur also designed for the team formal breeches and achkans which may be worn off the field with exquisite style and panache. Mayyur preserves style and taste as he nips and tucks for today’s bride who desires comfort, class and most importantly, culture.

Complan - Amitabh Bachchan’s Secret of Strength

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan who continues to dominate the Indian film industry since the last four decades credits his career and his longevity to his love for his work and the strength to keep going.

To assert the importance of the right supplements to be strong and continue enjoying ones work, Mr. Bachchan has tied up with one of India’s Iconic FMCG brands, Complan, that has 34 Vital Nutrients and 1 Kg Pack has the power of more than 5 litres of milk. One of the most reputable and credible endorsers in the country, Mr. Bachchan has joined hands with FMCG Major Heinz India, to celebrate Complan’s 50th Anniversary which is being commemorated with the launch of the new-look packaging and new messaging “Taakat Ka Naya Plan – Naya Complan”.

Commenting on his support for Complan consumed since generations, Mr. Bachchan said: “I feel very privileged to be a part of this innovative and thought-provoking brand campaign. I am looking forward to taking this professional journey with the team at Complan, and I am excited to see the response we will get from audiences to the new commercial and brand messaging for Complan.”

Mr. Bachchan has also been seen in the new commercial for Complan where he sports the look of a fictional character called ‘Taakat Ka Bhoot’ which he has been particularly excited about. Mr. Bachchan premiers a new avatar of a Bhooth and will be seen in a white robe with flowing white locks. The new character provide the consumers with a unique and lasting impression of the iconic Mr Bachchan.

Speaking about Mr. Bachchan, Mrs. Seema Modi – Managing Director, Heinz India Pvt Ltd said “Celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year, Complan has signed Mr. Bachchan as one of the three celebrity brand ambassadors to unveil its new packaging and branding. It was an unanimous choice by our consumers. He is a living legend, evokes a lot of trust and embodies strength.

Mr. Bachchan  will bring immense credibility and memorability to Complan and the ‘Taakat ka Naya Plan - Naya Complan’ brand message. We are absolutely confident that his association would only further enhance the brand’s equity and help us appeal to a wider audience.”

Bestselling author Priya Kumar unveils her new book “The Inspiring Journey of a Hero”

Internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and bestselling author, Priya Kumar, on Friday, March 7, unveiled her first authored biography – The Inspiring Journey of a Hero, based on the life and success of Mr. O.P Munjal, the founder of India’s leading bicycle manufacturing company, Hero Cycles. Published by Penguin, the launch of the book took place at Crosswords Kemps Corner, Mumbai, in the presence of Mr. O. P. Munjal’s daughter Priyanka Malhotra.

"The Inspiring Journey of a Hero" is an ode to the values and success principles of Mr. Om Prakash Munjal. He first started a bicycle spare parts business with his three brothers in 1944 while later moving to complete bicycle manufacturing with the brand name Hero in 1956, the first bicycle manufacturing unit in India, producing 639 bicycles in the first year. From there, fuelled by meager resources and an insatiable vision and Hero Cycles stands today as the world's largest bicycle manufacturer.

Talking about the experience of writing this biography, author Priya Kumar said, “Writing this biography has been an immensely pleasurable experience for me. The journey that I embarked on with the Munjal family and the Hero Cycles crew, has transformed me and made me grow personally and professionally. With this book, I try to share the same experience with the readers and hope that it is as fulfilling a read for them as it was for me to write it.”

Speaking on the biography that is based on her father, Priyanka Malhotra commented, “Every child believes her father is a ‘Hero’. But as she grows up and faces the real world, it often turns to disillusionment. However, in my case the admiration kept growing. A man of unparalleled values and integrity while making sure that he never sacrificed his position. A businessman, yet a family man. Extremely busy, but having time for everyone. Responsible and disciplined, yet passionate about his hobbies. My father brings light to any room he enters.  Priya Kumar has understood the meaning of my father’s life and beautifully put it in words to share with the world.”

Born and brought up in Chandigarh, Priya Kumar is today an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, nationally renowned and award-winning bestselling author & the CEO and Chief Facilitator of Priya Kumar’s Training Systems. Priya has been leading the corporate training industry for over 12 years with a clientele of over 600 Fortune Companies and is India’s first certified Woman Firewalk Instructor. She is a Celebrity Columnist with publications like The Economic Times and does several Radio shows in India and overseas. Priya is the bestselling author of "I Am another YOU", "License to Live", "The Perfect World" and "Thinking Aloud" all of which are nationally and internationally well received. “The Inspiring Journey of a Hero” is the fifth book to be penned by Priya Kumar.

13th FICCI-FRAMES starts tomorrow at Mumbai's Renaissance Hotel.

FICCI Frames is one of the most noteworthy media and entertainment sector trade events in India will begin on March 12 to discuss ways to maximise economic and creative potential in 2013. The media and entertainment industry that encompasses films, broadcast (TV and radio), digital entertainment, animation, gaming, visual effects and many other aspects will be discussed at the three-day event.

The three-day global convention is being organized by industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). To be inaugurated by Information and Broadcasting Secretary Uday Kumar Verma, the inaugural keynote will be addressed by Motion Picture Association of America chairman and CEO Chris Dodd.

Regularly attended by a large number of eminent dignitaries and professional executives from this sector, the latest industry developments are discussed in detail here. Nearly 2,000 Indian and 800 foreign delegates are expected to attend the 14th edition of Ficci-Frames, themed on “A Tryst with Destiny: Engaging a Billion Consumers”.

Interactive Knowledge Forums and Animation sessions are organized during the show and attendees have the opportunity to attend topical workshops as well. Different varieties of gaming tools, animation equipments, broadcasting instruments, visual effects tools and digital entertainment services are showcased at the event and professionally organized business meetings are also scheduled here.

The country partner this year is Japan and FICCI Frames will see Japanese delegations which include stakeholders from the Japanese media and entertainment industry, mainly in animation segments.

The three-day global convention will witness top international speakers like Oscar winning director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy), award-winning editor Mark Goldblatt (Terminator, True Lies, Return of the Planet of the Apes), Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channels International president and CEO Hernan Lopez, Discovery Networks CEO Mark Hollinger and many more. From the Indian film industry, some of the speakers for the convention are Vidya Balan, Chetan Bhagat, Ekta Kapoor, Zoya Akhtar, Farah Khan, Kamal Haasan and others.

The topics to be discussed include digitization censorship, marketing, exhibition and distribution. Also, information ministers of south Asian nations will form an exclusive panel on forging bilateral ties to augment growth among geographically and culturally connected countries.

Key sessions of the event will include “Engaging a Billion Consumers in Media and Entertainment”, which will explore effective and profitable ways to engage the vast Indian audience through various platforms.

The FICCI FRAMES will start from Mar 12 and will continue till Mar 14 at Mumbai's Renaissance Hotel.

Sunny Leone’s sex tape to-be leaked

The Baby Doll of B-town Sunny Leone seems to be working very hard on changing her image from being a porn star to a mainstream Bollywood actress. However, this change seems to be more of a farfetched dream for the sexy siren. Repeated attempts made by the actress to steer clear of her past profession are of no use when Ekta Kapoor has taken up the mantle of promoting her upcoming movie!

zoOm found out through reliable sources that an un-cut sex video from Ragini MMS 2 is scheduled to go viral on internet soon! Keeping in mind the censor board and sensibilities of the Indian audience, a scene from Ragini MMS2 involving explicit sex scenes was dropped off. However, Ekta Kapoor and her team will now leak this video on internet in the name of “Sunny’s New MMS”. Though Ms. Leone may be unaware, but as part of film promotion, this video will be used as a weapon to garner traction towards the movie. Ekta Kapoor is popular in the industry for her promotional strategies and there is a high possibility of this uncut video to be a well-planned marketing gimmick.

Though Sunny Leone, in the past, has reiterated that she would not like to be labelled as an ‘adult star’, this uncut video will definitely resurface her old porn star image; which she has been running away from! Well if Sunny wishes to make a mark in the industry, she will have to try harder to stay away from the explicit scenes. To know more, tune into Planet Bollywood News every day at 7 pm on zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood Channel.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Shahrukh Khan unveils the Tag Heuer Golden Carrera Collection to mark the golden jubilee of its Carrera Series

TAG Heuer, the unparalleled market leader in watches and chronographs celebrated ‘The Golden Era of Carrera’ by launching its new collection of golden TAG Heuer Carrera timepieces in Mumbai.

The Carrera series was launched in 1963 and was a creation of Jack Heuer - great grandson of the brand’s founder, for race-car drivers and motor racing enthusiasts. Jack Heuer was inspired by the Carrera Panamericana road race, which is considered the toughest in the world and it has been this inspiration that has led the Carrera on its iconic journey. To celebrate the Golden Jubilee, the brand launched its new collection of Golden Carrera timepieces.

The elegant reinterpretation of an enduring masterpiece, with maximized Carrera refinement and allure, this new Carrera series by TAG Heuer is powered by the supremely accurate Calibre 5 automatic movement. Created for the true connoisseurs of luxury, this collection has options in 18 carat Gold for those who like bling and 18 carat Rose Gold for those who like to keep in subtle. With options of rose gold or gold with steel and leather straps, details are stunning in their sophistication: hand-applied TAG Heuer logo, indexes and date window.

On the occasion, Brand Ambassador Shahrukh Khan was presented with the New Carrera Calibre 5 Rose Gold timepiece by Franck Dardenne, General Manager, TAG Heuer India.

With two in-house patented movements, TAG Heuer is also celebrating the Art of Manufacturing this year. The intricacy and detailing required for ultimate precision that goes into the creation of every watch is a task. Every component has to come together at the precise moment in order to achieve the accuracy that a TAG Heuer timepiece is known for. It is this theme that was depicted through a visual and musical extravaganza presented by a live jazz band, wherein the band showcased how different musical notes come together one by one to create that perfect symphony.

Since the evening was all about celebrating the Art of Manufacturing and Creation, and given the long withstanding association that TAG Heuer has had with the world of glamour and movies, Indian Film directors who have created unconventional cinema were felicitated at the event. Leading Directors like Kunal Kohli, Punit Malhotra and Tarun Mansukhani were all gifted the latest Steel and Gold Carrera Calibre 5 timepiece by Franck Dardenne and Shahrukh Khan.
The evening was a star-studded affair that had a large gathering off celebrieties and socialities who were seen enjoying cocktails and canap├ęs. Amongst them were Achla Sachdev, Rashmi Nigam, Hamza Patel, Tanaaz Bhatia, Pria Kataria Puri, Sidharth Malhota, Vikram Raizada, Rahul Dholakia, Vishal Malhotra, Timmy Narang, Aly and Yasmine Morani, Soumik Sen and Indian Fashion Designer Manish Malhotra.

Brand Ambassador Shahrukh Khan said: "I am very excited about the latest Steel and Gold collection launched by TAG Heuer to celebrate the Golden Era of the Carrera. TAG Heuer is one of my longest associations of over a decade. I love the fact that TAG Heuer challenges the rules and thinks outside the box and I'm honored to be associated with such an iconic and forward-thinking brand.”

Speaking on the occasion, Franck Dardenne, General Manager, TAG Heuer, India: “TAG Heuer’s association with cinema goes back to the time Jack Heuer invented the FilmMaster, timing the duration of the film sequence in the 60s. It has been the gateway to reach the wrist of many actors, from Charlton Heston to Steve McQueen, through Clint Eastwood, and of course Shahrukh Khan. Carrera series prove that icons can reinvent themselves, that a long legacy is an incentive to go on innovating, creating. That is why we are happy to honour the promising directors.”

Monday, March 3, 2014

Canadian Governor and wife visits sets of Tumhari Paakhi

With a desire to promote bilateral trade and to discuss the future of audiovisual co-production between Canada and India, Canadian Governor General, David Johnston along with his wife, Sharon Johnston visited the sets of Shashi Sumeet Productions’ show ‘Tumhari Paakhi’ on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Tumhari Paakhi was on the only television show set that they visited during the course of their stay in the country.

The couple were greeted by the producer, Mr. Sumeet Mittal, who also took them around the set and introduced them to the entire cast and crew of the show.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sumeet Mittal, Founder & Director, ShashiSumeet productions said, “We were thrilled to have Mr. David Johnston and his wife at our sets. We have had well-known celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan who have visited our sets in the past but someone like Mr. David Johnston visiting our set gives us a proud feeling and indeed a great honour”

“Our entire cast and crew were excited and were busy making arrangements for them. It felt like a celebration and no one was in the mood to work”, quipped Mr. Mittal.

Currently, the production house is busy shooting for the upcoming Maha episodes, which will unveil the ultimate Biwi no. 1, Pakhi or Tanya. So, tune in to Tumhari Pakhi, 3rd March onwards, every Monday to Friday at 9.15 pm!!

Zenga partners with FOODFOOD and launches its App: Goes live on mobile phone & web

FOODFOOD the No 1 Food and Lifestyle channel and ZengaTV, India’s largest Digital video and mobile TV platform announce an exclusive strategic partnership for their TV channel by a newly launched mobile app. With this partnership, FOODFOOD content, both live and VOD, is now available free to mobile phone and web users globally, on Zenga TV’s superior, seamless, non-buffering mobile & Web TV service.

The innovative FOODFOOD mobile app not only gives users the opportunity to watch delicious dishes being prepared live on television but also prepare them at home. The app contains recipes of all the shows from the TV channel and website. The app also contains video recipes from the chefs and stars of FOODFOOD, as well as simple tips and advice.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Abhishek Joshi, CEO, Zenga TV, said, “In India's fast growing and competitive market, there is an ardent need for new technologies that help in engaging customers. We focus our research and developments in the mobile space to enable companies enhance their efficiency, audience engagement and customer satisfaction. With the FOODFOOD app, Zenga goes one step ahead in ensuring that we continue showcasing content which is unique and relevant for our viewers. This partnership will ensure that the viewers can now continue to watch and access the channel, even while on the move. We will continue to build such apps which will give ‘real’ benefits to the customers & viewers.”

Mr. S K Barua, of FOOD FOOD, said "We at FOODFOOD India are infusing cutting edge technology into our products and services, which has been our single minded focus. This innovative app is yet another pioneering achievement. With this strategic partnership we are delighted that with the app we can showcase all our shows and Video on Demand with intelligent features, including access of live TV. We received overwhelming feedback to our efforts to make FOODFOOD an online brand. The app will help us reach a larger audience through tablet and mobile phone customers who trust the FOODFOOD brand, but want a solution that caters to their lifestyle on the move.”

The application is available for all IOS, Windows and Android mobile and Tab users. Fans can download this free of cost from iTunes App Store for iPhone/ iPad and Google Play for Android users and Windows store for Windows users.

Zenga is a Free Digital Video service that presents a range of Indian and international TV channels like News, kids content, Music videos, Movies in Hindi, English, Telugu, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Kannada etc which can be accessed through PC, Tablets, mobile phone (whether smart or featured) and plays through your resident media player. Zenga users can enjoy movies from Hollywood or watch genre- based content from all over the world.

A joint venture between Asia’s leading cross-media group, Astro Overseas Limited (Astro), Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and Mogae Consultants, FOODFOOD Channel was conceptualized by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine today, TV show host, author of bestselling cookbooks, restaurant consultant, architect of unique range of food products and winner of numerous awards. Turmeric Vision intends to become India’s first Food Content Company that will create Food Content and Food Entertainment Brands to be distributed through multiple platforms like Television, Web, Mobile etc.

Guneet Monga ventures into Ad Film Production with Golden Gaddi Films

Noted film producer Guneet Monga, who is credited with having produced films such as The Lunchbox, Gangs Of Wasseypur, Peddlers, That Girl in Yellow boots and Shaitan amongst others has now ventured into ad film production. Golden Gaddi Films, will be responsible for producing Ad and corporate films, while Sikhya Entertainment will produce feature films.

Speaking about this expansion, Guneet Monga said, “We were constantly approached to make ad films and short content. We have produced several short films and were waiting for the right moment to venture in to commercials. As Sikhya Entertainment’s slate for the year is set, we decided it was the right time to enter into ad film production. We were already in the business of making films, and saw this as an obvious extension for the company and us."

Golden Gaddi films will represent a panel of directors, including acclaimed directors - writers Anurag Kashyap, Vasan Bala, Shlok Sharma, Bejoy Nambiar, Anubhuti Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan amongst others.

Commenting on the same, Monga adds “Our directors are undoubtedly some of the finest minds in the industry and we are glad to be representing them. They are well aware of the medium and because of their craft, are able to tell the stories effectively with the magic that cinema holds”

Having been launched recently, Golden Gaddi Films has already produced ad films for leading brands and is currently in the midst of producing three other ad films.With a team of producers, production team, artist - client managers, writers and directors, Golden Gaddi Films aims at producing Ad films for various mediums.

SAMVIDHAAN - Making of the Constitution of India’ on RajyaSabha TV.

One of the India’s most prolific and awarded filmmakers Shyam Benegal is back on Television, 25 years after his landmark TV Series ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’. Samvidhaan – The Making of the Constitution of India is a 10 part mini-series produced by Rajya Sabha Television and directed by Shyam Benegal. The series goes on air beginning March 2 at 10 AM with a repeat telecast at 10 PM every Sunday on RajyaSabha TV.

Written by Shama Zaidi and Atul Tiwari from a concept by Rajya Sabha Television, the series stars Sachin Khedekar as Dr B R Ambedkar, Neeraj Kabi as Mahatma Gandhi, Dalip Tahil as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Utkarsh Majumdar as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Rajendra Gupta as Dr Rajendra Prasad, Tom Alter as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Rajeshwari Sachdev as Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Narendra Jha as Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Divya Dutta as Shrimati Purnima Benerji and Ila Arun as Hansa Mehta among 150 others in the series.

Shyam Benegal says, “The making of India’s Constitution is an incredible story of almost impossible dimensions. It is a story of perennial relevance. I am fortunate to have got the chance to narrate this story for television.”

 “The story that is India and the story ‘of’ India and its birth has rarely been told. And the story of the birth of this rich and diverse country begins with the framing of our Constitution. At Rajya Sabha Television our endeavour is to create programs that document contemporary history of Independent India. ‘Samvidhaan’ (the making of the Constitution of India) was a natural progress in this journey,” says Gurdeep Singh Sappal, CEO Rajya Sabha Television, who has produced the series.

After more than a year and a half of extensive research during which the writing also commenced, Samvidhaan went on the floor in August 2013. Over a 1000 people have been directly involved in the making of this serial and has 150 experienced film and television actors.

Irfan Khan endorses ENVY 1000, a leading ‘All Perfume, No Gas’ deodorant

ENVY 1000, has appointed Irfan Khan as its brand ambassador, justifying the products real value positioning as Irfan represents real values of real men.

It’s time to extend the ENVY 1000 experience into your daily grooming regime. Developed by Vanesa Care, Envy 1000 is an exciting new men’s deodorant without any gas. With a lively, international scent, this long-lasting deodorant provides all-day or all-night protection, and indeed it will set the trend of Deodorants with No Gas, by giving complete value for money  – says Irfan Khan, the eminent classic actor.

Mr. Saurabh Gupta, Director, said, “With Irfan, we plan to strengthen ENVY 1000 connect with the real men. ENVY 1000, All Deodorant Perfume, No Gas with guaranteed 1000 sprays, is a product that reflects the evolution of the brand in keeping with the changing consumer attitudes. “As a real Man icon, Irfan is a trend-setter and appeals to real men audience. His style, charisma and attitude are reflected in the sentiments of millions of Male Indians who aspire to be Real themselves. He brings with himself a refreshing all the time which we believe will go a long way in reinforcing universal appeal for the brand as the way Irfan quote in his own realistic style justifying the Realistic of the product ENVY 1000, “No Hawabazi Sirf Deo” Gupta added.

Vanesa Care the manufacturer of Envy 1000 is a fully integrated manufacturing company with the balanced mix of marketing and retailing. The company is well equipped with modern infrastructure in manufacturing and retail, and produces a wide range of quality Deodorant Perfume Sprays for men and women.

With dedicated attention to quality and dynamic marketing ENVY 1000 has fast  grown to be the most competitive brand in India.

BecomeShakespeare.com’s Short Story Writing Workshop 2014 a grand success

BecomeShakespeare.com held a Short Story Writing Workshop on the 1st and 2nd of March, 2014.The workshop which was being conducted at Fort, Mumbai had been designed as an idea-fuelled event. It was a highly interactive and intellectually inspiring program aimed specially at people who wish to take their writing to the next level by improving their creative writing skills in fiction. Many aspects such as Plotting, Characterization, Dialogue, Point of View and a lot more was covered during the two-day workshop.

The first day of the workshop had two sessions; the first session began with reading of a short story by the very talented conductor of the workshop, by Mrs. Renu Balakrisnan. The second session was an exciting discussion on ‘The Elements of good Short Story Writing’. The heartening aspect of this session was the creative spirit that was seen in all the attendees which included group of creative writing students, aspiring writers, journalists. The first day turned out to be action-packed and thought-provoking. In short, BecomeShakespeare.com’s Literary Workshop provided the much-needed and sought-after chance to interact with a brilliant group of people and to learn about Short Story Writing.

On the second day, the focus was on getting the participants to begin writing different pieces based on the elements that were discussed on Day 1 and comparing and assessing the structures of the same - one of the most essential aspects of the workshop. This was followed by the final assignment given to the participants; to begin writing their short story to create a short story collection, which added to the dimensions covered by BecomeShakespeare.com as a workshop event. “I’ve never seen such a lovely and vibrant group, and I hope one day they all become successful authors”. Mrs. Balakrishnan said. All in all, the program was replete with spectacular group of participants and Mrs.Balakrishnan bringing alive the atmosphere with interesting discussions. The most excellent part about the workshop is that the participants have been given the chance to get published with BecomeShakespeare.com.

Mrs. Balakrishnan who conducted the workshop writes book reviews for Elan magazine and has conducted writing workshops for teachers in schools and colleges. She has attended a Master in Education course at Oxford Brookes University, UK, and Creative Writing programs at the New School, New York.

BecomeShakespeare.com is a publishing services provider and currently provides editorial, design, self publishing, book marketing and distribution services for English fiction and non-fiction. It provides best in class services in each of the above categories and wishes to help writers improve their craft. This is why they are coming up with Literary Workshops as well.

Akshay Kumar shifts release date of "Fugly" to 13th June for friend Sajid Nadiadwala

16th May 2014 marked the clash of two films starring some of India's most anticipated newcomer debuts - Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi's Grazing Goat Pictures' second Hindi production Fugly which has four film debuts including that of former Olympic boxer Vijender Singh and Anil Kapoor's nephew Mohit Marweh and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Nadiadwala Grandsons Heropanti starring Jackie Shroff's son Tiger Shroff.

With both films being youth centric and launching fresh pairings, faces and talent, Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi took the commendable decision to shift the release date of Fugly to the 13th June 2014, to avoid splitting the audience share.

Ashvini Yardi says: "Akshay and I both share our individual friendship with Sajid and we took the joint decision to inform Sajid that we would shift our release date to 13th June 2014.

Both our films are youth oriented films and mark the launch of promising newcomers in our industry. It's important to give both the films the chance they deserve and it wouldn't be fair to divide the audience. Although the genres may be similar, their individual subject matters are very unique."

Sajid, Ashvini and Akshay are longstanding friends and Akshay and Ashvini's gesture to shift the release date of Fugly will only cement their friendship.

Fugly is a coming-of-age drama set in the by lanes of Delhi, and marks Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi's second Hindi venture after the Blockbuster success of OMG - Oh My God! Produced under Akshay Kumar and Asjvini Yardi’s production banner  Grazing Goat Pictures’ and directed by Kabir Sadanand, ‘Fugly’, is a story of four friends: Dev, Devi, Gaurav and Aditya and how this carefree bunch, at the threshold of their lives, get caught in a ‘Fugly’ incident, which sucks them slowly into the big bad world of corruption, politics and the real society in the capital. The entertainingly original Fugly is wacky, kitsch and puts the best of friends through the most bizarre events of their life - the game is FUGLY!

The central characters are played magnificently by an ensemble of some of the freshest faces to emerge from India: Anil Kapoor’s nephew Mohit Marwah, Olympic medalist Boxer Vijender Singh, grandniece of Sayed Jaffery, Kiara Advani and Slumdog Millionaire actor Arfi Lamba will make their Bollywood debuts in the film. The film also sees the fondly remembered ‘Anjali’, from the 1998 blockbuster, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, Sana Saeed, in a special song and Jimmy Shergill who returns to the big screen after his stupendous performance in Bullet Raja. Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan also make a special appearance in the title track of the film ‘Fugly’, by Yo Yo Honey Singh.