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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Virat crumbles but Anushka hits the box office jackpot

In an industry like Bollywood, it ideally shouldn't have gone past the first narration but a young female star not only produced that idea but has backed the film till its release. And Anushka Sharma's gamble has paid off and how! The Navdeep Singh-directed NH10 has been cruising at the box office emerging as a big hit has gone on to collect Rs 20.6 crore in its first week and a further Rs 5.23 crore in its second weekend taking its total 10-day collection to a fantastic Rs 26 crore. That makes the low budget film, produced under Anushka's Clean Slate Films banner, a hit and beyond! And when you add the 1 million USD overseas collections to it, the picture gets rosier.

Says Anushka: "I was always confident about NH10 scoring big with the audiences. Conventional wisdom might make it sound dark and violent, but it also connects emotionally and so well made that everyone could get into Meera's shoes and spends that nightmare of a night out there. The box office jackpot will only inspire us to continue on the same path and make films like NH10."

Dream Theatre becomes newest licensing agent for 20th Century Fox in India

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products appoints Dream Theatre as new licensing agent in India            
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announces today the appointment of Dream Theatre as its new licensing agent in India effective immediately. Dream Theatre will establish and grow the licensing business for Fox Consumer Products’ portfolio of TV and film brands including The Simpsons, Family Guy, Sons of Anarchy, Ice Age, Rio, and Avatar, among others in the market. 

The Fox portfolio has the distinction of not just having properties across movies and television, its legions of fans cut across age groups of  kids, teens, youth and adults making it one of the most sought after propositions in India and across the world. The addition of Fox properties to its portfolio reinforces Dream Theatre’s leading position in India with its three verticals of Entertainment, Sports and Lifestyle.

“We are delighted to have Dream Theatre as our new licensing agency in India," said Pinky David, Vice President Asia Pacific, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. "Their leadership and brand-driven creative approach makes them the perfect partner to continue exploring new consumer targets and expanding our retail reach in this very important territory.”

Dream Theatre will further establish all Fox Consumer Products brands in the Indian market with a focus on franchise building and retail expansion. Dream Theatre’s great reputation and truly unique approach to building brands and keeping them relevant locally allows Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to continue to expand the business in a country that is now the world’s third largest economy. 

Twentieth Century Fox theatrical film releases have performed superlatively with Ice Age and Rio featuring in the top 5 animated films in India.  On the television series front, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Modern Family and 24 air on India’s leading English Entertainment channels like Star World, Comedy Central, Zee Café and others making the brands household names. The avid fan following makes India a leading potential market for Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.

 “We are thrilled and are extremely proud to have been chosen as Fox’s partner of choice in India. We aim to make Fox one of the largest licensing propositions in India with its sheer diversity of appeal and its legendary popularity,” said Jiggy George, Founder and CEO of Dream Theatre.

The Fox partnership will allow Dream Theatre to unleash the power of Fox in India in the form of apparel, toys, stationery, home furnishings, gifts and novelties and more through licensees. Fans in India will now be able to buy authentic licensed merchandise which will be available at retail and online portals at price points ranging from INR 99 to INR 3000, making it possible for every fan to own their favourite Twentieth Century Fox movie or TV series merchandise.

“I felt nostalgic playing Sita on small screen again” Debina Bonnerjee

Gorgeous actress dons the character for Ram Navami special in Big Magic’s comic caper show Uff! Yeh Nadaniyaan
With devotees celebrating the birth of Lord Ram all over the country today, Verma family too has rolled up their sleeves. To celebrate the occasion of Ram Navmi, the family decides to do a small act of Raamayan to give the message of unity, love and peace to everyone. Making the occasion even more pious, popular actress Debina Bonnerjee will be seen recreating the magic of her character goddess ‘Sita’ once again on small screen. Catch the episode with a lot of comical errors and madness today, March 28 at 8:00 PM on Big Magic.

Speaking about the role, Debina said, “Playing Sita on small screen once again was a nostalgic moment for me. It's such a wonderful feeling when you get a chance to relive the character that is very close to your heart. I am very excited to see audience reaction when they see me enacting the character of Sita once again though in a very light hearted and entertaining way. I had a gala time working with the team and Upasana Ji.”

Parineeti Chopra launches ‘Stylori’, an online jewellery store for everyday fashion jewellery

Contemporary jewelry crafted from certified metals and gemstones for women at affordable price
To cater to the discerning fashion and style of the modern Indian women, NAC Jewellers, a company that has been crafting and designing jewellery since 1917 and retailing jewellery since 1973 is introducing Stylori. Stylori - an online jewellery destination (www.stylori.com) for everyday fashion jewellery was unveiled by the gorgeous actress Parineeti Chopra in a glittering ceremony held today at the Trident Hotel, Mumbai.

Stylori is Style - Love - Stories. It’s a celebration of modern Indian women who are young, expressive, opinionated, social and who love dressing up, not just for occasions, but every single day. Stylori urges every woman to play her style, mix & match and make their own style statement.

Stylori promises to redefine the jewellery experience for modern Indian women. The exclusively designed collection ranges from daily wear such as rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, bangles and nose pins to more occasion related exclusive designs. It also offers gold coins, an exclusive collection of solitaire jewellery and solitaire diamonds starting from less than .50 cent and goes upto 5 carat and above. Jewelry lovers can find contemporary jewellery crafted from certified metals and gemstones for every outfit, and at affordable price starting at Rs. 3,000/-. All products are designed after an extensive trend research carried across the country and certified by leading gemological labs in the country including SGL, IGI and GIA.

Commenting on the launch of Stylori, N. Anandha Ramanujam, Founder & CEO - Stylori, said, “We understand that jewelry is an integral part of every modern Indian woman, who prefer to wear the latest trends and designs. We are very excited to launch Stylori, which is a one-stop online shopping experience for the fashion conscious women and who love to dress up. We are confident that each jewelery piece from Stylori will make them into fashionistas as they have a wide range of jewellery to choose from, at affordable prices.”

At the launch, actress Parineeti Chopra said, “The collection is very simple, it's very me. I am extremely pleased to unveil the brand. The brand represents the new age women, celebrating her independence. Stylori aims to fulfill every woman’s innate need of self-expression through what she wears. I love the contemporary and feminine look that is clearly evocative of strength and grace.”

Stylori has been designed to encourage easy and convenient 'browsing', catering to all jewellery requirements under one roof. It also allows consumers to customize the jewelry according to their taste and preferences. The users will have the option of using the chat facility, where consumers can interact with a host of knowledgeable customer care executives real time to make the best buying decision. Along with the website, stylori mobile app will also be available for Android and iOS users soon, followed by Windows. Apart from everyday jewellery, the online store also offers gold coins, diamonds and one of the largest collections of solitaires starting at less than .50 cent and goes up to 5 carat.

As a part of Inaugural promotions, Stylori is offering a discount of Rs. 1000 to all new registrations. Besides the registration offer, Stylori is also offering a 10% discount on purchases up to Rs. 8000/-, a 20% discount on purchases between 8,000- 25,000 and a 30% discount on purchases above 25,000/-.

Coke Studio Partners with Shotformats for Digital Distribution of Music

Fans can now access coke studio songs and other digital entertainment formats, across wide distribution network of Shotformat. Coke Studio Season 4 expects electrifying performances from renowned artists, such as, Amit Triwedi, Ankit Tiwari, Pritam, Papon, Sharmali, Raftaar, Badshah, Rekha Bhardwaj, Vishal Shekhar, Mithoon etc.
Coke Studio Season 4 (India), the most awaited television show this year, has given away digital rights to Shotformats, a digital distribution and VAS company in India . The agreement covers the distribution across multiple digital platforms and formats, via online and offline channels. In addition, Shotformats becomes the sole distributor of songs of coke studio’s previous seasons, held in India and Pakistan.

Coke Studio is a global property and absolutely tailor made for great musicians to jam up together. Adding to this, Ms. Niyati Shah, Managing Director and CEO, Shotformats Digital, said, “Coke Studio is not only great music for ears but a visual treat as well watching these great talents collaborate to create new sound. At Biscoot we don’t only focus on creating a world class music and video streaming experience but focusing on creating a destination for musicians and Coke Studio therefore was a perfect association for us. It is simply creation of great sound which attracts Internet and Mobile users as it has something different to offer.”

Coke Studio fans, across all the online and offline platforms, can enjoy world class collection of music from some of the world's top artists. Not only this, they will have access to videos, mobile wallpapers, live concert footage, ringtones, caller tunes and other digital entertainment formats of coke studio. Shotformats will be deploying this content through its entire distribution network, which includes telecom partners, music streaming portal - bajao.biscoot.com and the innovative wide network of more than 10,000 retail outlets - Biscoot App Bazaar. Additionally, other music streaming portals in the market can avail Coke Studio content only from Shotformats.

Zee Music is the music label for this season. Shotformats distributes content for media houses, telecom firms, film companies, label and content providers among others. Now increasing number of content owners are partnering with Shotformats and utilizing their huge distribution network to monetize their content better, and thus giving the ailing entertainment industry its due share of revenues.

Coke Studio is a platform created by Coca Cola, where renowned as well as upcoming artists from various genres can collaborate musically in live studio recording sessions. Coke Studio Season 4 started earlier this month and expects electrifying performances from renowned artists, such as, Amit Triwedi, Ankit Tiwari, Pritam, Papon, Sharmali, Raftaar, Badshah, Rekha Bhardwaj, Vishal Shekhar, Mithoon etc.  

Switch Off with Arjun Kapoor

WWF’s brand ambassador Arjun to campaign for ‘Earth Hour’ 2015 in Delhi on 28th March
India’s youth icon and Bollywood’s latest sensation Arjun Kapoor is all set to pledge his support for the ‘Earth Hour’ 2015 in association with WWF on 28th March at the Green Fair in Central Park, Connaught Place at 8.30pm.

Earth Hour is the world’s biggest celebration for planet earth – every year millions of people across the globe switch off their lights to raise awareness about the climate change and this year will be no different. Arjun will be championing this cause for the second year in a row as he is very passionate about the cause and is dogged in his pursuit to influence young minds, inspire people and bring about positive change. The campaign urges everyone to turn off their lights and electronic gadgets for an hour as a stand against climate change.

Other activities which will also be a part of Green Fair includes – Kid’s upcycling workshop, Avahan live concert, upcycling workshop for Adults, Then and Now live concert, For Earth Hour Competition, Performance by Urshila Dance Academy Art; and will start from 12 noon onwards.

So, come be a part of Earth Day and take a step ahead to save our beloved planet. One hour can really make a difference!

Pravesh Rana teams up again for the fifth edition of Emotional Atyachaar

Gear up for an all-new season of Emotional Atyachaar, starting March 27th, 2015 on bindass as the upcoming season of the ground-breaking series chronicles stories with friends coming together to expose infidelity
Defining relationships and what they mean to the youth today, bindass, the home grown entertainment brand for the youth, is now bringing back Emotional Atyachaar - the series that has been synonymous with youth and relationships. Emotional Atyachaar is a show that has always mirrored society and with every season has brought stories of infidelity to light. And now with the fifth edition, while the show will continue to show the ‘infidel’ side of the relationship, it will also revolve around the theme of friendship.

This season of the ground-breaking series will follow the charades of friends as they get together and help uncover the plot. Loyalty will still be put to the test with every episode weaving together elements of unpredictable scenarios; entertaining investigative skills and eye-opening stories as friends will team up to save their friend from being cheated.

Emotional Atyachaar – season 5 will be hosted by popular actor Pravesh Rana, who will be seen taking the viewers through the hard hitting stories. “Coming back to Emotional Atyachaar is like coming back home. The tagline of this season tehqiqaat, yaaron ke saath! Truly symbolizes the crux of the upcoming season. Right from loyalty tests to self-investigations, from stories documenting betrayals by friends to betrayals in marriage, this has truly been a journey and am really excited with this new season”, said the actor.

With cheaters getting smarter, and technology enabling cheaters to elude detection, who does one rely on? And with friends playing an important role in every individual’s life, Emotional Atyachaar season 5 will see the age-old adage of ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’ truly put to the test. This season, you won't just see stories of infidelity and heartbreak; you'll see stories of friendship and love, of loyalty and dedication.

The premiering episode features a heart wrenching story of a simple boy Ronit, who believes in living each and every moment of his life. This happy go lucky lad, always followed his principles, for him his relationship and his best friends, Akshay, Anjali and Gautam held equal importance. He was madly in love with a beautiful girl named Anna, but within few days his best friend Gautam informed that she might be cheating on him, as her profile was available on a dating site.  Having no option left, he started investigating Anna’s actions but to his luck she was found innocent. The story got more complicated when he got to know how her profile was created, and why Gautam played him against her?

Was Gautam planning some conspiracy? Was Anna Innocent or did she have different colors to her character? Emotional Atyachaar is produced by Endemol Shine India and will be telecast every Friday at 7pm

Friday, March 27, 2015

Anurag Pandey is ready to flaunt his acting prowess on the big screen...

This week's model cum actor is "Anurag Pandey" from Delhi who is slowly becoming a name to reckon with on the Theatre circuit. A Model on the Block, Anurag hails from Moradabad and is keenly interested in dramatics, acting, modelling as well as walking on the ramp. A fresh bundle of talent to watch out for, Anurag has kickstarted his career as second lead in a short film “Girgitt” that is produced under the banner of Qrius Films. Girgitt will soon find a premier screening in one of the prestigious film festivals being held across the country. In this film Anurag is playing second fiddle to a policeman who is corrupt to the core and doesn’t mind using his power to make some extra money. He is also keenly looking to walk the ramp professionally for designers.

Of late, good films are thinly delineating the lines between cult and mainstream. Every day, we get to see a movie where the actors are pushing forwards more and more, and are enjoying more success in cinema than ever before. Ask him what roles he is keen to do and pops the answer: “Anything that is meaty and gives me a chance to experiment with myself. The nuances you can bring in such a project is ultimate. I would like to make any character as real as any living character and in ways more nuanced, more interesting." 

Speaking about his ambitions, he says, “I don’t mind playing any character as I feel with my looks I can experiment variety, even negative, and it would be exciting just to be intrinsically evil that the audience would love to hate. Also I think doing such a role would not only be pretty challenging but are sure to raise your profile as well. Just the way, Rajkumar Rao has raised his own with projects like Shahid or Citylights!!”

As a role model, he look to actors of substance like Rajkumar Rao and even doesn’t mind shedding off his garbs if the role demands it.  Having said this, he also adores Salman bhai for his popularity and Akshay Kumar for the varied roles he has done. "If I am able to do even one percent of what they have achieved, I will consider myself very lucky. I am just looking for that one chance to experiment with variety,” signs off Anurag.

With a focus to see himself on the big screen and make a mark, Anurag is keenly looking to do movies, TV serials & short films, ads, print media and ramp walk too. We at Films & TV World wish him all the best. To view his profile, click: http://www.filmsntv.com/p/models.html

In case, you would like to be featured on this “Model of the week” page in our series, mail your portfolios with your contact details on studiofilmcafe@gmail.com. And ya, no need to get disappointed if you don't find yourself in the coming week. Who knows, it might be your turn next... Cheers!!

Court Restrains Shruti Hassan from signing any new movie, criminal proceedings also initiated

Picture House Media Ltd, a leading media and entertainment house based out of Chennai and Hyderabad has initiated Civil and Criminal Proceedings against actress Shruti Hassan.

Shruti Hassan after entering into a contractual agreement to be the female lead in a bilingual starring Nagarjuna and Karthi directed by Vamsi Paidipalli has reneged on her contractual obligations. She has arbitrarily pulled out of the project citing dates clash as a flimsy excuse. The dates were mutually discussed with her and schedules were planned around her convenience. The said movie has commenced its shoot and first schedule was completed and unexpectedly Shruti conveyed through an email that she wanted to exit the project.

This unethical and unprofessional act of Shruti Hassan has resulted in Picture House Media Ltd incurring financial as well as reputation loss. Though the financial loss is running into several crores, it is the loss of time and reputation that is significant because the schedules of all other artists who have committed their dates will be disrupted.

With an intention of ensuring that such unprofessional attitude is not repeated and to protect the interests of its various stakeholders, Picture House Media Ltd has initiated both civil and criminal proceedings against Shruti Hassan and the Honourable Judge has taken cognisance of this civil offence and issued an injunction restraining her from signing any new movie until further orders. For the criminal offence, Police have been instructed to investigate the matter.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Second poster of ‘Dharam Sankat Mein’ launched

Dharam Sankat Mein, is a Hindi Bollywood drama film by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, the studio which produced the film Oh My God. The film directed by Fuwad Khan starring Naseeruddin Shah, Annu Kapoor and Paresh Rawal has launched its second poster today. Dharam Sankat Mein is an official Hindi adaptation of British satire 'The Infidel'. It revolves around a Hindu man Dharampal (By Paresh Rawal), who goes through an identity crisis when he discovers he was adopted as a child, and was born to a Muslim family.

The film stars 3 National Award winning actors, Naseeruddin Shah, Annu Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in a comic role. The music is composed by Meet Bros Anjjan, Sachin Gupta, Jatinder Shah while lyrics are by Kumaar. The movie is all set to release on 10th April.

Mrs. India - Priyanka Khurana Goyal is leaving no stone unturned to win Mrs. Earth Crown

Mrs. India 2015 Priyanka Khurana Goyal visited Ahmedabad to create her portfolio in the run up to win the next Mrs. Earth Contest. The pageant will be held in October2015 in Jamaica. Well known Fashion Photographer Vijay Kabra shot the portfolio at traditional locations of the city. The two days there were spent in different outdoor and indoor photo shoots. Furthermore Priyanka visited hospitals and participated in social activities and organized awareness for the “Save Girl Child” campaign, to inspire married Gujarati women. She also addressed the audience to inspire a sense of doing innovative work after marriage. About the Mrs. India crown, she says this is an unbelievable victory for me; my real inspiration is my two year old baby, who is always ready to do something new.”

Priyanka also mentions that before representing India at the global platform of Mrs. Earth, she would like to get a first-hand experience of the diverse cultures of India and visit places of historic and traditional value, in different states, starting with Gujarat, Rajasthan and Bihar.

Priyanka Khurana Goyal, an IIM-C alumna of the batch of 2006 won the Mrs. India 2015 pageant. Priyanka, Vice President, Nomura Securities, became the first Investment Banker to win the pageant. The pageant was organized by Handicap Children and Women’s Aid which promotes community service for Women Empowerment. Priyanka, mother of a 2 year old child, was also awarded as Mrs. Popular by the fellow contestants. Priyanka will now walk down the ramp at the prestigious Mrs. Earth title in October in Jamaica.

Mrs. India Priyanka Khurana Goyal says, "The Mrs. India 2015 title was a keenly fought competition with 7 rounds - interview, talent, introduction, bridal, traditional, evening gown, tennis wear and question-answer round. Winning the title gives me a voice and a platform to express my views on social issues that I strongly feel about. I want to be an inspiration to all the women who wish to pursue their aspirations of being an all-round personality with multi-faceted interests and hobbies."

Virat Kohli & Salman Khan Kangaroo Spoof by Shudh Desi Endings

Continuing their super hit humor spree on the ongoing Cricket World Cup, Shudh Desi Endings is back with another spoof featuring Indian Cricket’s angry young man Virat Kohli and the Bhai of Bollywood, Salman Khan.

As Team India prepares to lock horns with Australia in the semi-finals on Thursday, SDE stars with their signature blend of hilarity and profanity go full throttle in aiming at the Kangaroos this time.

Like all the other videos, the Kohli and Bhai clip is edgy with an epic ending that will appeal to the cricket lovers as much as the series of lightening scoring shots of a power-packed Indian inning that's on the cards.

Groove to the tunes of Gippy Grewal

Film “Dharam Sankat Mein” produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Trignomedia Pvt Ltd has launched a track Tu Takke by Artists Gippy Grewal & Khushboo Grewal in association with Meet Bros Anjjan.

The track Tu Takke is a catchy track on which everyone will groove to. It features Paresh Rawal, a brilliant actor and comedian along with Hazel Keech, British actress and model dancing, on the tunes on Gippy Grewal & Khushboo Grewal, one of the highest selling Punjabi singers of all. The track is composed by Meet Bros Anjjan and the lyrics are by Kumaar. The total timeline of the track is 3 mins 54 sec.

Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ Dharam Sankat Mein is directed by Fuwad Khan. The film stars 3 National Award winning actors, Naseeruddin Shah, Annu Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in a comic avtar. The film is all set to release on 10th April. Dharam Sankat Mein, the official Hindi adaptation of British satire 'The Infidel'. It revolves around a Hindu man Dharampal (By Paresh Rawal), who goes through an identity crisis when he discovers he was adopted as a child, and was born to a Muslim family.

You can view the song here:

Monday, March 9, 2015

Malini Nair, Rachna Shah, Nasreen Munni Kabir launch Dhisti Desai's novel “Innocent Desire”

Leadstart Publishing and Kitab Khana, Flora Fountain hosted the book launch on a evening of 7th March 2015, The evening saw the book launch of Dhisti G Desai's novel Innocent Desire. The book was unveiled by Malini Nair, Rachna Shah, Nasreen Munni Kabir.

The event set the tone of a causal, light and a very lively atmosphere. Dhisti Desai said, Innocent Desire is a story of Haven Green, innocent yet yearning to commit a sin learns the power of extra-ordinariness and believes in herself once again when she meets the mysterious, handsome and bold Tenace Colby who drives her intimate passions beyond limits. He guides her on a journey of self-discovery that not only draws her further away from reality, which she had been rooting for, but also generates a whole new world for her to discover her identity.

Malini Nair said, “I would like to congratulate Dhisti on her new book launch. The book is very well conceptualized. The writing is so powerful that you actually believe that you are living the protagonist’s life. I wish her good luck and success in all her future endeavors.”

Rachna Shah said, “I am happy that I am called for the book launch. The highlight of the book is its story and characters. I enjoyed reading the book and I am sure the audience will like it too.”

Television Producer, Director and Author Nasreen Munni Kabir said, "Dhisti is an outstanding author who brings out passion and emotion in her writing. I am very amazed to see such talent in so young age. I wish her all the luck and success.”

Mr. Swarup Nanda, CEO, Leadstart Publishing excitedly stated “Leadstart Publishing is extremely happy to associate with Dhisti G Desai.  She is a writer who pays attention to small details. We sincerely thank Malini Nair, Rachna Shah, Nasreen Munni Kabir for being a part of the event.”

Speaking about her novel, “Innocent Desire” Dhisti says, “Dreaming never felt more real. For Haven Green, dreams were just unfulfilled fantasies that would never turn into reality. Little does she know it will be the only way for her to survive. Haven Green, innocent yet yearning to commit a sin learns the power of extra-ordinariness and believes in herself once again when she meets the mysterious, handsome and bold Tenace Colby who drives her intimate passions beyond limits. He guides her on a journey of self-discovery that not only draws her further away from reality, which she had been rooting for, but also generates a whole new world for her to discover her identity. The story grows on twists, turns and surprises that leave you astounded. Unravel an adventure that leads you on a journey of Innocence filled with daring Desires.”

“Inspiration to me comes only from stories that are truly experienced by other people which are not only those which can be related to but are also worth sharing. That’s why I write - To be inspired and to inspire,” says Dhisti Desai who at the age of 21 has written 5 books and is working on the 6th one, and Innocent Desire is her first officially published book. Being a graduate of Mass Media from Wilson College, Mumbai, she set off on a journey of writing not only as a hobby but also as a career. Dhisti has taken up writing since two years and will continue writing till the end of time. Her books are a source of inspiration to others and help in change of heart during tough situations. Her love and passion for writing will never stop and her confidence and dedication will lead her to become a stronger human being and a brighter one in the future.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity...


“Let your skin be born again” says actress Aaditi Pohankar

The skin you were born with isn’t the skin you live with! On International Women’s Day 2015, it’s time to give Indian women the power to be pure and natural.  Doy Care Aloe Vera Revitalizing face wash which lends your skin a new lease of life, is the latest innovative tribute to all  women  on this occasion by VVF (India) Ltd., a global leader in personal care products and Oleo-chemicals business since the last 75 years.

Aloe Vera is a miracle ingredient with 75 potentially active phyto-nutrients and 200 active compounds like (Minerals, Amino acids, Vitamins, Enzymes, etc.). “Consumers regularly use Aloe Vera for multiple purposes in various forms. For the last one and half decades Doy Care has been offering the benefits of pure aloe vera gel through its soaps and consumers swear by its quality.  With the changing lifestyle and consumer habits, we found that the consumers are looking out for many such pure and natural products to address their daily personal care needs.  “We plan to strengthen Aloe Vera equity further by creating an ingredient platform; i.e. extending into various categories across personal care with Pure Aloe Vera gel. Expect many more products with Aloe Vera in the near future,” says Mr. Ashish Potdar, Senior Vice President & Business Head-Consumer Products, VVF (India) Ltd.

‘Let your skin be born again!’-  is the clarion call by modern young women from different walks of life, who have tested the new miracle ingredient inspired product and are gushing about its benefits. “Take the first step to rejuvenated skin with Doy Care Aloe Vera Face wash. This gentle 100% soap free formulation is enriched with pure Aloe Vera gel that revitalizes your skin for a pure & natural you,” says the blockbuster film Lai Bhari’s scintillating actress Aaditi Pohankar. “Young women can easily get lost in today’s fast-paced, challenging world. Maintaining naturally healthy skin in this active life is a challenge. Ideal skin requires minimal makeup and looks naturally beautiful. The upper layers of the skin get renewed every 28 to 40 days, which means that you don’t have the same skin today as you had yesterday!  Aloe Vera as an ingredient helps in expediting the process of skin renewal and thus leading to healthier and revitalized skin every day. I’m happy that Doy Care Aloe Vera contains pure Aloe Vera Gel that revitalizes my skin and gives it new life. Now, I can finally be a pure natural ‘Me’!” added Aditi.

“We believe that there is nothing quite as radiant as natural beauty. Our mission is to help you discover and connect with your natural selves, thereby unlocking your real beauty. We are extremely passionate about the range of products we bring to our consumers. We are proud to be recognized for our excellence in product development, and our firm commitment to bringing superior quality products to our consumers and the rewards and recognition’s that we have received over the years, from our customers as well as national institutions, are a testament to that commitment. Doy Care is committed to offering the goodness of pure and natural ingredients to nurture and nourish your natural beauty,” adds Mr. Potdar.

The World of Doy Care consists of a range of products offering the experience and benefits of pure and natural ingredients. At Doy Care we believe that what goes on your body is as important as what goes in your body, and that’s why we have created a range of products that offer the experience and benefits of pure, natural ingredients which help nurture and nourish your natural beauty. Doy Care is available in three variants: Doy Care Aloe Vera, Doy Care Honey & Glycerin, and Doy Care Crème, all enriched with ingredients sourced directly from nature.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Launch party of Miss Duniya 2015 a global pageant to empower women

Miss Duniya Corp Enterprises Inc., the presenter of "Miss Duniya Beauty Pageant 2015" is pleased to announce the success of its kick-off extravaganza held at the glamorous Sofitel Hotel Beverly Hills, CA, (USA). Over 250 of Tinseltown's elite attended with several celebrities including Bret Lockett, Carmen Diaz, The Harris Brothers, Natasha Blasick, Penny Johnson Jerald, Gulshan Grover, Nicholas Clark, Rusha Kota, Laju Choudhury, Jeffrey Christopher Todd, Sasha Rukovsaya, Sid Mallya, Sydney Hall, Pooja Batra, Reggie Benjamin, Massi Furlan, Briana Renee, Jatin Pandit, Tiffany C. Adams, and supermodels from all over the world.

The first "Miss Duniya," will support a unique platform focused on empowering women and inspire young women to follow their dreams. This futuristic Pageant will spotlight education, intelligence, leadership, independence, commitment to humanity in a 21st Century era. Through this platform, the inner and outer beauty of the Contestants will be encouraged. "The Miss Duniya Beauty Pageant Grand Finale" is scheduled to be held in December, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, (USA). Contestants from over 129 countries will be competing in the Grand Finale of Miss Duniya.

Live Auditions will take place in Mumbai, Chandigarh and Bengaluru from 4th April to 18th April 2015. The registration for Miss Duniya 2015 is free and can be done from any corner of the globe. To apply for round 1, participants can log on to http://missduniya.us/apply.php 



"Beauty awakens the soul to act" and Homai Baria acts with style and elan

This week's Model is Mrs. Homai Baria – An Actor/Model from Chennai who found her calling when she landed up on the sets with a Parsi friend accompanying her kids for a shoot. Destined perhaps to get into this career, the mother for the shoot did not come as she fell ill and they took a test on her. And as they say - the rest is History. She was roped in and from then on it has become her passion. From being a successful professional baker to an Avon cosmetics leader, her heart she says lies in acting.

Homai Baria has gained popularity with her poignant portrayal in the Kalyan Jewelers advertisement with actor Prabhu as well as of Apollo hospital, Tazaa tea, CITI BANK, ICICI Bank, etc. to name a few. She has also done a few tamil movies and is open to picking up roles that suit her age and her profile. She can aptly play a grandmother or do roles of a professor or a doctor too. She has even walked the ramp for the Gold Jewelry Council of India as the grandmother of the bride. “It was an awesome experience even if I shivered in the first walk but later it was a piece of cake walk,” Baria says laughingly in her trademark jovial style.

Speaking about her ambitions, quoting Dante Alighieri she says, "Beauty awakens the soul to act. I chose modeling because I love acting and comedy is my forte. I do agree I got into this line by accident but now love every minute of it. I took a four year break to look after my 4 grand kids but now am ready to roll. And I’m looking forward to that one character that leaves a deep impact in the minds of all… and I am keen to do such a role.”

Quoting Alex Haley >>Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children<< she asserts, “I don’t mind playing a violent grandmother too like Oprah Winfrey who is playing a violent brothel-running grandmother of comic Richard Pryor in a new biopic. I guess with my too good to be true looks it would be pretty interesting and am sure the audience too will love it. Also I think doing such a role would be pretty challenging for sure as in real life I am just the opposite. The crux of it is that I want my acting prowess to do the talking cos I think doing varied shades and roles are sure to raise your profile. You’re also more interesting if you’re more passionate about acting and I am just passionate about it. Period!”

With a focus to do varied roles and make a mark, Homai Baria is keenly looking to do movies & short films, ads, print media, etc. We at Films & TV World wish her all the best. To view her profile, click: www.filmsntv.com/p/models.html

In case, you too would like to be featured on this “Model of the week” page in our series, mail your portfolios with your contact details on studiofilmcafe@gmail.com. And ya, no need to get disappointed if you don't find yourself in the coming week. Who knows, it might be your turn next... Cheers!!

Divyendu Sharma gets intimate with Prachi Mishra in Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend

The music of Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend continues to create the right buzz. After two party songs - ‘Birthday Bash’ & ‘Tipsy’, the makers of the film recently released a new number called ‘Tere Liye’. The soulful soft romantic song, beautifully written, composed and sung by Indeep Bakshi, is very relatable especially for all those who have been in love. It also features Divyendu Sharma of Pyaar Ka Punchnama fame with Prachi Mishra and they get quite intimate in it.

Produced by Manjeet Kaur & Tarnpreet Singh, Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend also stars Pradhuman Singh, Ira Dubey & others and is set to release on 2oth March, 2015. Speaking about shooting the intimate scenes with Prachi and whether he was at any point apprehensive about shooting them, Divyendu said, “I believe as actors we do every scene on its merit. We are professionals and can’t be apprehensive doing anything.”

Added Prachi, “We shot the song right at the end of the film’s schedule and by that time Divyendu and I had become good friends. So the so called ‘intimate scene’ wasn’t tough at all. I was pretty comfortable doing it.”

The director of the film, Japinder Kaur says, “Tere Liye the name itself is so nostalgic. It's a painful romantic and soulful melody. The shoot was a very surreal experience as well and we shot in Emirates palace, Abu Dhabi, which is an exquisite and beautiful location. Both Divyendu and Prachi also got the feel of the song from their heart and put it in action beautifully.”
You can watch the song here..

Highway, Diya Aur Baati Hum, Udann and Beti project honoured at Elevate 2015

Imtiaz Ali's movie Highway, the Star Plus daily soap Diya Aur Baati Hum, Colors social message show Udann and Anu Ranjan's NGO Beti fighting for the cause of the girl child, were honoured with felicitations at Elevate 2015, the second annual conclave held at The Club, Mumbai, this week.

In partnership with The Club, the event was marked by panel discussions and felicitations of various network and studio teams, Bollywood film and television writers, producers and directors, whose projects have made a profound impact on audiences.

Coinciding with the International Women's Day, Garry Lyons of the University of Leeds, UK, along with activist-filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, presided over the conclave. Ms Vinta Nanda, CEO and managing director, ACEE The Third Eye gave the opening address.

Prominent speakers including Amit Khanna, Sudhir Mishra, Dr. Sanjiv Badhwar, Sanjay Tripathy, Dr. Nikhil Datar, Anu Ranjan, Suhail Tatari, Dr. Lata Shenava, Bhawana Somaaya and Gajra Kottary.

Dignitaries at the event included The Club's Mr. Dinesh Khanna, Comall Sunjoy Wadhwaa (of Balika Vadhu fame), Deeya Singh (of Hamari Sister Didi fame), Selvaggia Velo (of River to River; Florence Indian Film Festival in Italy), filmmakers George Mathew, Manish Gupta, Aijaz Khan and designer Salim Asgarally. 
Elevate 2015 was organized as part of The Third Eye program; a free-on-demand resource centre for information on sustainable development, climate change, health, legal and rights issues for filmmakers and creative communities, leading in the business of media and entertainment in India.

The Third Eye is a partnership between the 'Asian Centre for Entertainment Education' (ACEE), India, and 'Hollywood, Health and Society' (HH&S), Norman Lear Centre, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. The 'Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation', among others, funds the program.


Friday, March 6, 2015

World Holi Fest by Shashi Sumeet Innovations

Drums filled with water, stalls laden with gulal (colour powder) and pichkaris (water guns), and crowded eating joints turned Zabeel Park, Dubai and Kalagram Grounds, Chandigarh into a massive color festival on Friday morning, with the young and old drenching themselves in the spirit of Holi.

World Holi Fest,a 2 city Holi event that happened in Dubai and Chandigarh was a first time initiation by Shashi Sumeet Innovations, brain child of Shashi Sumeet Productions.

A stellar event, it had few of India’s famous TV actors performing along with Dj’s and anchors who turned Holi into a first of its kind event.

The lineup
Dubai- Aamir Ali, Eijaz Khan, Deepika Singh, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Avika Gor, Manish Ramchandani, Barkha Bisht, Neil Bhatt, Rj Tarana & Dj Hiren.

Chandigarh- Debina Bonnerji, Gurmeet Choudhary, Gaurav Khanna, Mohsin Khan, Ridhi Dogra, Nikita Dutta, Shraddha Arya, Vindhya Tiwaru & Dj Kaycee.

The festivities were also a fine example of why Dubai is considered the melting pot of all nationalities. Apart from close to 500 Indians, there were also a bunch of Filipinos, Australians and African nationals at the venue, mingling with each other in the celebrations. Same went for Chandigarh where the response was overwhelming.

“We are expecting close to 3,000 people by evening. Most of them would come in the afternoon. A crew of 400 people has been working round the clock to ensure everything runs smooth,” said Pankaj Khana, the business head of ShashiSumeet Innovations, the organizer of the World Holi Fest.

“We also have tight security all across the venue. There is one security person for every 20 people, there are cameras all around, and a medical team is on standby,” he added, completely unaware of two little children standing behind him, grinning ear to ear, waiting with water guns.

Warm wishes...


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Loveleen glams up Lisa Haydon for Puma Ignite Launch!

Only the best works for the ethereal looking Lisa Haydon.Looking amazing in her work out clothes for Puma Ignite launch, her presence definitely added a lot of spark. The gorgeous dusky beauty looked ravishing thanks to makeup and hairstyle artist Loveleen Ramchandani. She successfully managed to transform Lisa Haydon into a true Puma Girl.With flowing messy hair and natural makeup, Lisa Haydon could not look more perfect in the Puma ensemble.

Loveleen Ramchandani has earlier styled Yami Gautam and the likes and her magic touch is definitely taking over the industry. Afterall, only a true makeup/hair stylist can make Lisa Haydon look more glamorous than she already is.

Ajay Devgn & Hajmola Chatpata No.1 talent show Grand Finale!

Ajay Devgn & comic talent show Hajmola Chatpata No.1 brought together the funniest grand finale of it's second season.Among the 14 finalists, it was Saddam Shaikhhailing from Aurangabad, Maharashtra that exhibited the most spontaneity,charm,wit and comic timing.He showed true perseverance,passion for the genre, sincerity and utmost hard work.

And who better than Ajay Devgn, brand ambassador, to have judged this show and went all out through radio and television campaigns to encourage people to come forward and register themselves.

Commenting on the entire campaign, Brand Ambassador, Hajmola and Celebrity Judge, Hajmola Chatpata No. 1 Season 2,Ajay Devgn stated, "I have wholeheartedly supported this huge Campaign and encouraged participants to come forward and display their hidden talent. I have done various comic roles myself and am of the view that making people laugh is a difficult thing to do and that those who genuinely have the passion to make people laugh should certainly come forward since it is the best gift one can give himself and others too."

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Poster First Look of DunnoY 2 Life is a Moment

This is the First Look of Dunno Y2...Life is a Moment. A breezy gay romantic comedy, it is the sequel of 11 international award winner Dunno Y...Na Jaane Kyun. It stars Zeenat Aman, Kapil Sharma, Yuvraaj Parashar along with European and Pakistani actors. It is the first Indian Norwegian collaboration film with international crew. While Lata Mangeshkar has sung the theme song, it is directed by Norwegian director Tonje Gjevjon and Indian director Sanjay Sharma.

Anuj Sharma take off with Romantic Musical Thriller "Ishq Junoon - Passion of Love”

In the first time in Bollywood Anuj Sharma assigned four noted composers - Sonu Nigam, Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Ganguli and Aanjan Bhattacharya to compose various songs for his New Romantic Musical thirller. He has Made several films with different zones since 30 years under the roof of Production House " Shantketan Entertainments" as Producer 'Singh Saab The Great his last release Film. Now Anuj Sharma has focused on  new waves, temptation of real and materialistic love with full dose of entertainment and unforgettable music.

According to Director Sanjay Sharma - My film is totally different connected with new generation like his part of life, its combination of Entertainment, Treatment and  good performermance. With unforgettable music, the cast and credit are yet to be finalized.

Idyabooster brings creative projects closer to interested investors

Idyabooster, a Mumbai based online marketplace, is looking to bring together creators of quality content across film, theatre, television and music,  with investors who are willing to bet on small budget productions and lesser known names if the project is viable and profitable for investors.

It aims to bring new investment opportunities to investors new to this asset class, so they can co-invest with others, commit smaller amounts and reduce their risk through a portfolio of projects.

Says Nandini Mansinghka, Founder of Idyabooster, "Idyabooster looks to do 7-10 high quality projects through the year. Eventually looking to bring great opportunities to investors across India and globally, so that they can be part of this exciting new asset class."

The company has already co-produced a Bengali horror-fantasy-thriller 'Ludo'(which is currently in post-production) with Starfire Movies, directed by Q and Nikon. They are in the process of green lighting a couple of other projects, which they will be announcing soon.

In April, Idyabooster will also be visiting MIPTV, one of the largest TV content markets globally, with a palette of their own funded projects as well as content from other partners.

Priyanka Khurana Goyal supports Cancer patients by walking the ramp for Shaina NC and Manish Malhotra

On a buzzing Sunday evening at the National Sports Centre of India, the who’s who of Mumbai, gathered together for a Fashion show organised by celebrity designers Shaina NC and Manish Malhotra. A starry line-up of Mumbai’s socialites walked the ramp at the soiree planned in support of the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA). Shining among them was Priyanka Khurana Goyal, Winner of the Mrs. India Queen of Substance 2015.

Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Goyal says “, “It is the responsibility of every corporate, every organization and especially the privileged to give back to the society that has created them. It is definitely a commendable initiative by Shaina NC and Manish Malhotra to create awareness about CPAA to raise funds and to become the torchbearer for others to follow. Two of the cancer survivors also walked the ramp - this is really inspirational and gives immense hope to other patients who are currently fighting this deadly disease.

Gracing the evening with their presence as Chief Guests were Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Actor Aamir Khan.

Mary Kom & Onler Kom celebrate their everlasting love with Platinum Love Bands at PC Jeweller

Mary and Onler’s powerful relationship and their serenity of love epitomises the platinum kind of love
India’s finest five time boxing world champion Mary Kom and husband Onler Kom celebrated their Platinum day of Love at PC Jeweller today in the capital city. The inspirational duo celebrated their love for each other by exchanging Platinum Love Bands to mark their everlasting love.

Precious platinum is a naturally white metal that never fades or tarnishes with time, just like real love that lasts for an eternity and is symbolic of everlasting love. An ideal way to seal a bond of love that lasts forever.

Speaking on the launch Onler Karong Kom said, “I first met Mary at the Nehru Stadium in Delhi; a very passionate & determined girl who wanted to become a boxer against odds. We have known each other for a long time and over the years our feelings have grown. Platinum as a metal perfectly symbolises everlasting love that will remind us of the love we share with each other that is steadfast across all odds. Today being here at P C Jeweller and exchanging love bands is a beautiful moment of love that we will cherish for life.”

World Champion Mary Kom further added, “I cherish the days my beautiful sons were born as my Platinum Day of Love. The days will always be a special for me and a remembrance that is treasured all my life. I believe Onler’ strength of character is constantly reflected through his love and affection for his kids and me and platinum is one such metal which just brightens the celebration of true love. It signifies true love in each one’s life marking a special moment. In addition, this metal is elegant, classy and its understated look blends well with my personality and it is something that I will enjoy wearing.”

She further added, “My relationship with Onler is the platinum kind that is growing stronger with each passing year and today I would like to say to you Onler, I am because of you.”

Mr. Balram Garg, MD, P C Jeweller said, “Platinum is fast gaining momentum amongst the young consumers. Today’s, modern couples prefer platinum as the metal exemplifies everlasting love. The metal’s inherent qualities match the sensibilities of love and modernity. Platinum has witnessed a phenomenal success with the concept of Platinum Day of Love and has created high emotional appeal and aspiration amongst the younger consumers.”

Ms. Vaishali Banerjee, Country Manager India, Platinum Guild International added, “Platinum is a metal that stands for deep love and emotions closest to your heart.  It signifies the deepest love, whether it is between couples or parent and child or siblings, etc. Qualities of platinum being unchanging and everlasting, makes it’s a metal symbolic of this love. The design themes of the new Platinum Love Bands infuse the endearing emotion of endless love through the three design concepts,  ‘Infinity Symbols’, ‘Endless Love Knots’ and ‘Duo Bands’.”

While the patina of platinum and the metal’s inherent qualities truly personify the depth and the emotion, illustrative of a lifetime of love, the celebrity couple’s momentous celebration was marked by precious platinum, a naturally white metal that never fades or tarnishes with time, just like real love that lasts for an eternity.

The design concepts adopted for the Platinum Love Bands - Endless Love range are ‘Infinity Symbols’, ‘Endless Love Knots’ and ‘Duo Bands’. The range, symbolic of eternity, captures a way of expressing love and includes pieces of minimal expressions of mythological or ancient icons of eternal love on the modern metal platinum.

Womens Pride Ride this International Womens Day

A bike rally that highlights the achievements of women and draws attentions to women safety 
International Women’s Day honours women’s struggles and achievements throughout history and is celebrated around the world on March 8th. Each year Nav-Bharat Co-Operative Society hosts “Womens Pride Ride” a rally that highlights the achievements of women as well as draws attention to the inequality issues women still face today.

This year the Women’s Pride Ride rally is organized by Nav-Bharat Co-Operative Society in association of Royal Thumps (Royal Enfield Riders Group) and BURN (Bassein Urban Riders Network). 

The ride is organized on Sunday, 8th March, 2015. The ride will start at 8 am from Gandhi Smarak, Arnala Beach (Virar West) and will head towards Vasai Fort. The event will be graced by the presence of Mrs. Sulakshana Naik (Women’s Indian Cricket Team Member) and Ms. Neha Patil (Marathi Movie Actress).

The rally this year will also witness Harley Davidson Bike Riders and Superbike Riders who have pledged to support the cause and be present in large numbers.  The organizers’ urge all riders to come in large numbers for the ride and help them spread awareness to help, respect and protect women.

Date: Sunday, 8th March, 2014
Meeting Point: Gandhi Smarak, Arnala Beach, Virar West
Time: 8.00 am

Sony DADC salutes the power of womanhood

Recommends Top 5 motivational movies to commemorate Women’s Day
A woman plays a pivotal role in every domain and on the eve of International Women’s Day, ‘Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC’ – a leading home entertainment content provider in India brings to you the most inspiring and powerful women centric movies.  Every woman embodies courage, strength, determination, perseverance, love and many more qualities. Some movies have best exemplified these qualities of women in some motivational & powerful movies played by some iconic actresses. Sony DADC recommends movies of influential maidens in cinema this Women’s Day. From the Oscar Winner Gravity, Erin Brockovich, Salt, Gone With the Wind to The Wizard of Oz – each movie offers a unique cinematic experience.

Leading ladies like Scarlett O’Hara, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock are few actresses who reflect strength and are role modelsfor women and also admired by men across the globe.Catch up on these films with your besties or family and there is no better gift this Women’s Day than your all time favourite story coming alive on home video. These movies are available on DVD and Blu-ray disc formats which offer high definition quality picture and superior audio quality, with special  bonus features, unseen in theatres and on television.

Visit your nearest retail outlet or log on to an e-commerce portal like Amazon.in, Flipkart.com, Snapdeal.com, etc to own your copy of these 5 top motivational movies.

Gravity: Director - Alfonso Cuarón
Star-cast: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Erin Brockovich: Director - Steven Soderbergh
Star-cast: Julia Roberts and Albert Finney
The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia Roberts, who fought against the energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The film was a massive box office hit, and critical reviews were highly positive.

Gone with the Wind: Director - Victor Fleming
Star-cast- Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard and Olivia De Havilland.
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. The movie is set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era, the story is told from the perspective of white Southerners.

Salt: Director - Phillip Noyce
Star-cast - Angelina Jolie, Andre Braugher, Daniel Olbrychski
Angelina Jolie stars in Columbia Pictures' Salt, a contemporary espionage thriller. Before becoming a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. She will prove loyal to these when a defector accuses her of being a Russian sleeper spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture, protect her husband, and stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the CIA.

The Wizard of Oz: Director - Victor Fleming
Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.