The first look of Eros International’s next, ‘Purani Jeans’, starring Tanuj Virwani, Aditya Seal and Isabelle Liete has been released. Produced by Manju Lulla and directed by Tanushri Chattrji Bassu, the film is scheduled to release on 1st May 2014.
Darren Aronofsy’s Noah, which is only few weeks away from its release date, is all set to tell the larger-than-life story of Noah and his Ark. The film is about Noah, who has visions of an apocalyptic deluge, and takes measures to protect god’s creation from the coming flood. Attached is a press note and a few images for the same.
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Celebs stand up for women’s security
Starting March 8, this Women’s Day, you will never reach out to the red-and-brown clad Me Mukti Marshall who’ll help you fend off miscreants. Smita Thackeray’s Me Mukti Marshalls initiative was launched today at the Bandstand Amphitheatre. Other than the Me Mukti Marshalls themselves, Smita Thackeray’s family members including her son Rahul Thackeray, sister Swati Thanawala, Jivika Shah, celebrities of the likes of Divya Khosla Kumar, Neeta Lulla, Leena Mogre, Shibani Kashyap, Vaishali Samant, Megha, Yogesh Lakhani, Dimple Nahar and many others were also part of the event.
The Me Mukti Marshall is your new friend-on-the-train who promises to be a strong companion until you alight. The team of 13 well trained women will travel on the Western Railway trains between 9.30 pm and 12.30 am between Andheri and Borivali and Mumbai Central and Churchgate to ensure you’re never alone. The women, trained in self defense, will be armed with a baton and pepper spray to protect you from trouble.
A unique initiative by the Mukti Foundation, the Me Mukti Marshalls understand your need for a companion on the local trains. The Mumbai local railway, once the city’s safe travel lifeline, has witnessed a steady rise in crimes against women. Statistics by the Mumbai Government Railway Police for 2013 state that there’s been a 80 per cent increase in cases of sexual harassment of women in the trains. Can we forget how a man got in to the ladies compartment of a western line local train and attempted to rape a nurse who was travelling alone in the unguarded coach last July? Or the case of a foreign tourist who was attacked on a train by a robber? Last year, data shows that there were 76 cases of crimes against women, including rape, molestation and kidnapping, registered between January 1 and November 30.
The Me Mukti Marshalls, a result of Mukti Foundation tie-up with security agency CISS, which is a team of women trained in basic unarmed combat, first aid and drills, will assist the Railway Police in their fight against crimes. With a baton and pepper spray, they will only deter an attacker before helping the victim take the miscreant to the police authorities.
“The police and authorities are doing their best to protect women in the railway premises. The Mukti Foundation appreciates their work and our Me Mukti Marshall is an effort to assist the authorities in curbing crimes and attempt to make women commuters feel safe during non-peak hours. Lakhs of women take the local train every day. Working women often return home late at night and at such times, the families are worried about the safety of their daughters and wives. Our Marshalls will be a friend and companion until the women get off the train,” explains Smita Thackeray, Founder-Chairperson, Mukti Foundation.
For the first few months, as a pilot project, the Marshalls will travel between 9.30 pm and 12.30 am on the Andheri-Borivali section and the Mumbai Central to Churchgate sections on the Western Line before expanding their presence on the Harbour and Central Lines of Western Railways as well.
> Generation Next Holi: Holi Reloaded 2014
> While plus 91 gear up for the most happening Holi celebration in town, bring a pre Holi
> Kavita Verma, Aarnav Shirsat, Teenu Arora all rocked the party
Colouring the town with the mega Holi celebration Holi Reloaded 2013 that saw a crowd of 3500, this year 3rd Rock Entertainment ups the bar by bringing the most happening Holi party ‘Holi Reloaded 2014’ to 3 cities
After the success of Holi Reloaded 2013 comes a much bigger & grandeur Holi Reloaded 2014 that will see a line of major artists from across the globe, spearheaded by Aarnavv Shirsat of 3rd Rock Entertainment.
Holi Reloaded is a unique Electronic Dance music (EDM) festival that started in the year 2013 in Mumbai, ‘Holi’, and the festival of colors, has been celebrated and loved by millions of Indians and foreigners for centuries. At Holi Reloaded 2014, the beauty of color has been fused with dance music mania at an open venue in the presence of various international and national acts.
Aarnavv Shirsat, founder of 3rd Rock Entertainment talks about the upcoming event & pre- Holi dance extravaganza, “The Electronic Dance music scene has exploded in India within the last few years, with top DJs and acts touring on a regular basis and various dance music festivals happening around the country. It has surpassed all other forms of music in live concerts. This makes ‘Holi Reloaded’, a unique blend of culture and the trending EDM craze, a very special party. “
This has definitely got to be the most happening celebration of Holi…. The Generation Next Holi!
‘Gang Of Ghosts’ Shot At Actual Haunted Haveli In Gujarat!
Actor Satish Kaushik, who has directed the upcoming ghost-comedy ‘Gang Of Ghosts’, recently revealed that a major portion of the film has been shot at a haveli in Surat, which is actually haunted!
Confirming the news, Satish said, “I and producer Ratan Jain were on our way to Surat when I saw the Dumas Haveli. At the time, we had already seen and rejected over 50 havelis. However, there was something about this Dumas Haveli which caught my eye. Furthermore, I got to know that the haveli is actually haunted and is counted as one of the 10 most haunted places in India! This factor was what convinced me to shoot my film there.”
Venus Records and Tapes and actor-director Satish Kaushik’s ‘Gang Of Ghosts’ stars Sharman Joshi, Mahie Gill, Meera Chopra, Parambrata Chatterjee, Anupam Kher, Saurabh Shukla, Vijay Verma, Jackie Shroff, Rajesh Khattar, Chunky Pandey and other actors. The film is slated to release on March 21.
The Creative Environmentalist: Amy Billimoria receives Women’s Achiever Awards
Couturier Amy Billimoria bestowed with Women’s Achievers Awards by Young Environmentalists Programme for her outstanding contribution towards community & environment through EcoFashion
Couturier & Bridal Specialist Amy Billimoria, a prestigious ceremony by Young Environmentalists Programme Trust, was conferred upon the Women’s Achiever Awards. The award was an honor to the humongous contribution by the designer towards the society & environment through EcoFashion.
Amy Billimoria is a name synonymous with the one having made many proactive community changes.
This celebration honoured women from all walks of life! International Women’s Day is an important important time to recognize both the achievements of women & the leadership that women provide.
By recognizing the outstanding achievements of women, the Young Environmentalists every year bring dynamic women to the fore, highlighting and awarding them from all corners of the globe.
Specializing in couture & bridal fashion & known in the fashion circuit for her Classy & ornate collection, Amy has contributed lot towards global warming over looking fashion wastage, saving colors & fabrics with her ever gorgeous wearable designs, she talks about her healthy fashion, “ReUse, Reduce, Recycle has always been the core of my designing forte. It’s been 15 long years ever since I have been showcasing my collection & the theme always has been to spread awareness on EcoFashion.”
Elated on receiving the Women’s Achievers Awards, Amy Billimoria who looked chic in her black ensemble exclaims, “These young environmentalists are doing a fantastic job & this award is a matter of pride for me that will motivate me furthermore to work towards the community. I am overwhelmed to be present here. “
Emphasizing on EcoFashion, the designer explains, “I use old stuff, embroideries, Old Saris Borders & try to create unusually new & in style clothing so as to help save a lot of wastage. Transferring old traditional lehenga embroidery, re-creating old fabrics with new embroideries, I am doing every bit to curb the textile wastage.”
Says Elsie Gabriel, Founder of Young Environmentalists Programmer Trust, “We have recognized leading women who have made a positive difference in
the community and stood out as enigmatic leaders. Many have made grass root level efforts,
others have campaigned nationwide, some have contributed to policy making
decisions by the government and some simply have gone all out to garner public support with out a flinch, none the less all have devoted time and effort in making our world a
better place for others!”
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Kangana Ranaut promotes her latest film “Queen” at Reliance
Mumbai, March 7, 2014: Reliance Digital Xpress, technology experience zone and the electronics
arm of Reliance Retail played host to the ravishing Kangana Ranaut at Reliance Digital Xpress store
in Milap Mall, Kandivali to promote her upcoming film “Queen”. The Film is set to release on 7
“Queen” is story of Rani who is a 24 year old Punjabi girl staying in Delhi. She is from a very
conservative family; her brother escorts her everywhere for her safety. It’s when her wedding gets
called off because her fiancé gets killed in a car accident, Rani gets the biggest shock of her life and
is totally confused. But instead of crying or lamenting about her current situation, she decides to
move on. She goes for her honeymoon alone. The film focuses on Rani growing up as an individual,
and her journey of rediscovering her own identity while on her honeymoon alone.
Reliance Digital Xpress has been designed to create awareness about the latest technological
advancements and bring solutions that allow consumers to optimize the utility of their devices and
ensure peak performance. Reliance Digital Xpress will help users discover technology solutions for
their daily needs that ensure unlimited entertainment, allow them to work better, create functional
home solutions and enhance social networking capabilities. All this is made possible by leveraging
Reliance Digital’s specialized service support division, ResQ. ResQ has built an enviable reputation
and capability to understand and deliver solutions according to consumer needs. Our expert ResQ
geeks will offer guidance to customers, demonstrate a solution and help them with installation and
The solutions range from converting a TV into a Smart TV, Data Backup to providing safer home
solutions. With Reliance Digital Xpress in-house products like Reconnect smart box, D Link Boxee
Box, WD TV live we bring you technology solutions at the fraction of the cost.
The Digital Xpress stores house latest gadgets including smart phones, ultra books, HD speakers,
music players, smart TVs and many more such gadgets which make a better lifestyle. Consumers
can also learn how to integrate their latest electronic and wireless devices, use video calling from
their latest gadget, how to stream movies directly from the cloud or how to use high-tech camera
enabled intercoms. The well-trained team at Digital Xpress stores will help to solve any queries
and guide consumers through the process of choosing the most apt option that matches their
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Some examples of solutions available at Reliance Digital Xpress:
Specialists at Digital Xpress stores can help set up IP cameras at the consumer’s house and
integrate it with user’s mobile devices that will help to keep an eye on the home while at work
In case of data loss on a device, Digital Xpress stores will help you with a centralized storage and
set up wireless backup solution for the customer. They can help you get access to your photos and
files sitting at your home on your smartphone or tablet using secure remote access and mobile
The stores are designed considering the intrinsic requirements of gadget freaks. The stores have
designated corners to experience each gadget individually in its own environment. All this creates a
superior shopping experience for the customers.
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Jackky Bhagnani To Play A ‘Dream Leader’ In ‘Youngistaan’
Actor Jackky Bhagnani’s look in upcoming film ‘Youngistaan’ is being compared to a certain scion of the Gandhi family, but the actor, who plays a young Prime Minister in the film, asserts that his character is not modeled on any one politician.
Talking about his role in the film, Jackky said, “There’s no effort to look like any politician, but rhere are many things I might do in the film which might resemble other politicians or international leaders. We have tried to make a dream leader who lives his personal life to the fullest and is also very efficient in his professional life. So you will see a lot of leaders in my character. It’s like a dream role.” Jackky added that the film is entertaining as well as capable of sending the right message to the youth.
Richa Chadda Gets Tattooed !
Richa Chadda known to wear her heart on her sleeve recently got inked and got the names of her parents (Kusum and Somesh) tattooed on the inside of her wrist.
Confirming the news, Richa said, “I always wanted to get inked at a place most visible to me. But since I am an actor I had apprehensions. In our tradition it is said that all good deeds are done from the right hand. I got my parents names tattooed on my wrist inside so I always remember them and what they have inculcated in me. And if at all, I do anything good and worthy, the karma goes to them.”
Richa, who was showered with praise for her performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ram Leela’, will be next seen opposite Randeep Hooda in ‘Main Aur Charles’.
ejaz khan at 92.7 BIG FM’s ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 trophy preview
Mumbai, March 8, 2014: 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No.1 FM Network announced that the network is ‘the Official FM Radio partner in India’ for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 cricket tournament. Following this announcement, India’s No.1 radio Network held a special trophy preview for fans at Phoenix Mills in Mumbai. Actor Ejaz Khan was present along with RJs from the station who unveiled the trophy amongst much fanfare.
As the Official FM Radio Partner in India for the prominent tournament, which will take place from March 16 to April 6 in Mirpur, Chittagong and Sylhet, 92.7 BIG FM will offer listeners an excellent line-up of unmatched and highly engaging entertainment around the biggest cricket extravaganza. Special coverage and expert opinion during the course of the tournament will include a match review and preview segment exclusively for the listeners of 92.7 BIG FM. Through the 22 days of the game, 92.7 BIG FM invites a celebrity from the film fraternity who will be the ‘Match ka Star’, where he / she talks about the day’s match and love for the sport. In addition, the radio station also presents exclusive, regular and detailed updates on team composition, key players, match trivia and score updates
The network will also conduct a thrilling MEGA competition centered on the India-Pakistan match. Listeners will be able to participate in the contest on morning shows where RJs will test a participant’s knowledge on the matches between the two teams. Lucky winners stand to win an opportunity to watch the India-Pakistan match LIVE in Bangladesh. Knowing that cricket is loved across the country and is a religion in India, 92.7 BIG FM will air the contest across 45 stations. Along with promotions on-air and on the digital medium, 92.7 BIG FM will also conduct special Gully cricket tournaments across the country.
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Train Travelling at Night made Easier: Me Mukti Marshal launched by Ms. Smita Thackeray
Women to the Rescue of the Women! Me Mukti Marshal launched by Ms. Smita Thackeray is your new friend-on-the-train who promises to be a strong companion until you alight. The team of 13 well trained women will travel on the Western Railway trains between 9.30 pm and 12.30 am between Andheri and Borivali and Mumbai Central and Churchgate to ensure you’re never alone. The women, trained in self defense, will be armed with a baton and pepper spray to protect you from trouble.
Ms. Smita Thackeray explains, “From March 8, you will never feel alone or unsafe on the train at night. Just reach out to the red-and-brown clad Me Mukti Marshal who’ll help you fend off miscreants.”
Shibani Kashyap & Vaishali Samant came forward to support the launch of Me Mukti Marshal, event managed by Aarnavv Shirsat; 3rd Rock Entertainment!
A unique initiative by the Mukti Foundation, the Me Mukti Marshals understand your need for a companion on the local trains. The Mumbai local railway, once the city’s safe travel lifeline, has witnessed a steady rise in crimes against women. Statistics by the Mumbai Government Railway Police for 2013 state that there’s been a 80 per cent increase in cases of sexual harassment of women in the trains. Can we forget how a man got in to the ladies compartment of a western line local train and attempted to rape a nurse who was travelling alone in the unguarded coach last July? Or the case of a foreign tourist who was attacked on a train by a robber? Last year, data shows that there were 76 cases of crimes against women, including rape, molestation and kidnapping, registered between January 1 and November 30.
The Me Mukti Marshals will only assist the Railway Police in their fight against crimes. With a baton and pepper spray, she will only deter an attacker before helping the victim take the miscreant to the police authorities. “The police and authorities are doing all they can to protect women in the railway premises. As an NGO, the Mukti Foundation appreciates their work and our Me Mukti Marshal is an effort to assist the authorities in curbing crimes and attempt to make women commuters feel safe during non-peak hours. Lakhs of women take the local train every day. Working women often return home late at night and at such times, the families are worried about the safety of their daughters and wives. Our Marshals will be a friend and companion until the women get off the train,” explains Smita Thackeray, Founder-Chairperson; Mukti Foundation.
For the first few months, the Marshals will travel between 9.30 pm and 12.30 am on the Andheri-Borivali section and the Mumbai Central to Churchgate section on the Western Line before expanding their presence on the Harbour and Central Lines.
On International Women’s Day designer Umair Zafar and diva Rituparna Sengupta team up to promote women embroidery workers
· Bengali bombshell Rituparna Sen Gupta pledges support to artisans and crafts persons
Mumbai, 8th March 2014. On International Women’s Day – 8th March, 2014, designer Umair Zafar and actress Rituparna Sengupta announced their association to promote women embroidery workers in India. The Bengali beauty has pledged her support to women artisans and crafts persons across the country and will support fashion shows and events that provide employment initiatives and allied media interaction on the subject to create awareness about the plight of women embroiders and the sorry state of affairs.
Says Umair Zafar, “Women are exploited in most walks of life or professions, but when it comes to artisans and craftsmen and particularly embroidery workers, the plight of women embroiders is really pathetic. They are not only monetarily and sometimes sexually exploited by their employers or mukhiyas or middlemen, they are paid much lower than male workers, though they work more diligently and honestly than their male counterparts. Some big names in the fashion industry including designers and brands are notorious for exploiting women embroidery workers. They will buy embroidery patches and work for a few hundred rupees by underpaying and bargaining with the near-starving workers who are forced to sell their crafts at less than half the market rate to save their kids and themselves from starvation. The designers then sell the same product after embellishing it, at 1000 times the raw material purchase cost. For example, a chikankari or other embroidery work produced in Lucknow is bought for Rs 500 per piece and then re-branded and sold in Mumbai and Delhi for Rs 15000. This is sheer exploitation of the poor workers and must be exposed by the media. At times, a few designers who are known to be close to some A-category Bollywood actresses will buy or order raw art work in bulk worth lakhs of rupees, and not pay the artisans for months on end. The artisans who take soft loans to fund the purchase of fabric, etc end up paying huge amounts in interest, which causes them great loss and hardships. Artisans have lost their homes and belongings due to such rogue (but well-connected) designers who fleece them of everything.”
Designer Umair Zafar comes from a traditional family of craftsmen and embroiders and both his parents – mother and father are involved in the trade. “My mother used to save money from her embroidery earnings to pay my school fees and ensured that I finished my diploma in fashion designing. I have a great attachment and affinity to traditional craftsmen and artisans. At a recent event at Lucknow where I presented my Chikankari collection, Rituparna and I were discussing the plight of chikankari and embroidery workers in general when I causally mentioned to her how women workers were exploited. She immediately agreed to be part of a joint effort to spread awareness about this issue and support the cause of women crafts persons and artisans.
On 1st March 2014, Sigma Rock presented Umair Zafar’s Chikankari Summer Collection 2014 at a glittering ceremony at the M B Club in Lucknow to promote the craft and enhance and encourage the craftsmen and karigar community which has suffered greatly due to neglect and lack of promotion. Bollywood diva Rituparna Sen walked the ramp for Umair Zafar and also distributed prizes and awards to achievers of Sigma Rock.
Nisha Yadav shoots with designer Randell Gomes on International Woman’s Day
Model and actress Nisha Yadav shot for Goan fashion designer Randell Gomes on Woman’s Day 2014. The theme of the shoot was “Affordable, Wearable Fashion for Women of all Sizes and Shapes”. This shoot was for Randell Gomes pret summer collection. Designer Randell Gomes had launched a pret collection last year called Mumbai Fashion Street Collection which is inspired by Mumbai’s fashion street at Dhobitalao in South Mumbai. This year he has introduced a new line of wearable and affordable clothes for women of all shapes and sizes under the same name.
Randell Gomes who was born in Goa but grew up at Dhobi Talao near the CST Railway Station and was fascinated by the variety and color of clothes available very cheaply on Fashion Street. Says Randell Gomes, “My sisters would go to Fashion Street every weekend. When I was a student at St Xaviers college, we would visit Fashion Street to buy bermudas, shorts and T -shirts which were available for as little as Rs 30 per piece. It was simply fabulous. Most of the stuff available at Fashion Street were export rejects and some of them were re-cycled clothes. But the joy we experienced getting an outfit within our limited budget was tremendous. At that time, shopping was fun and a great pleasure. With my new range of pret outfits for men and women, I want to make cheap fashionable clothes available for everyone.
I am glad to have Nisha Yadav model for this range. She is a good model and its fun working with her.”
>>> Kamasutra 3D director Rupesh Paul to take legal action against technicians for misleading
>>> Kamasutra 3D director Rupesh Paul said he will take legal action against three of his team members for misleading, which resulted in a bitter, acrimonious fight between him and actress Sherlyn Chopra.
>>> According to the sources, three of the core members of KS3D, approached Sherlyn for another venture. They even gave her an advance. A midst all this, they informed her that she will be losing major chunk of role in the movie Kamasutra 3D and this disappointed her. They even provided her with false documents and further fuelled the enmity.
>>> Earlier, there was a huge uproar on a social networking site, that saw Sherlyn abusing the director incorrigibly. She wanted to defile him in the eyes of media as she was hurt. But, what caused this sudden war of words was still a mystery.In reply to her misbehavior, Rupesh filed a defamation case against her for tarnishing his image and reputation. She went on to file a counter case of sexual assault against him in Santa Cruz police station. But as the allegations were baseless and lacked any solid proof, she lost the case and Rupesh got a permanent bail and this unsettled her further.
>>> With the fight going nowhere and the real reason being unknown, Sherlyn’s new manager suggested that they should meet and sort out everything. Ameet Prajapati, the assistant director of K3D, looking at the belligerence of the whole scenario decided to proceed with the meeting. They had a long discussion and they discovered that some of the three core members created the misunderstanding and stemmed a deep-seated animosity between the director-actress. There, it was also revealed that the three members would post on Sherlyn’s behalf on her social networking site.
>>> Sherlyn Chopra, talking on the situation said, “Mr.Paul and I have risen above the drama. Drama is most appealing on celluloid. And that’s where it should remain. To the detractors who got us to lose our focus temporarily, I’ve got just four words- Better Luck Next Time!”
>>> Rupesh assured her that no part of her screen space would be chopped off from the movie. When the real intentions of the team members was known to Rupesh and his team, they were aghast and saddened.
>>> The movie has suffered a huge loss in terms of delay, in the process. They have decided to take some serious legal action against them. Also, one of the technician will be sued for leaking the footage on the net without Rupesh’s prior consent.
>> The peace finally comes down on the two with Sherlyn promising the director to be a part of all the major promotions for the movie and be the Chief guest for its world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival.
KD Pathak to solve a murder mystery
In the upcoming episode of Adaalat, KD Pathak will be seen facing the biggest dilemma of his life when he takes a mysterious murder case in his hands. Most of the people travel to the city of dreams to try their luck in bollywood. Bindiya, a small town girl travels to Mumbai with a dream of becoming an actor but her life takes a dramatic turn when she gets accused of the murder of the director who offered her a role in a movie. With all odds against her, KD Pathak must solve this mystery and find the real killer before Bindiya’s dream of becoming a star comes to an end.
Watch a mysterious case of Adaalat this Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television