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Friday, April 17, 2015

Cheer Girls are all set for a Hungama this Season

Hungama ups the entertainment quotient for RCB, MI & KKR fans with music and international Cheer Girls           
The cheer factor during IPL 8 will be at an all time high as 3 IPL teams bring the cheer on this season with Hungama Cheer Girls team. The Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians teams and cricket fans across the globe will see these talented girls bust a move on their team anthems along with peppy and upbeat numbers to keep up the festivities at all times.

With this association Hungama aims to extend the IPL merriment into the digital world as they create team-dedicated playlists where team members will share on their favorite songs and add them to their team’s playlist. Adding to the exciting mix Hungama will reach out to consumers during the on-ground live matches and offer their premium PRO service free for 2 months.

"Matching the festivities this season, Hungama has tied-up with the top three franchisees of the league - Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Since the league is a global platform, we are thrilled to be associated with it in such an innovative and exciting manner. While cricket fanatics will concentrate on the nail-biting tournament, the Hungama Cheer Girls will enliven the electric atmosphere as they perform on the peppy and upbeat music from the playlists. Extending the league's euphoria into the digital world Hungama has created team-dedicated playlists that comprise player favourites, and the team anthems, which will be available across Hungama’s 52 million unique consumers.” said Siddhartha Roy, CEO of Hungama.com

Consumers can avail free Hungama PRO service for 2 months when they SMS any of the three team initials to 54646. Example, MI (initials for Mumbai Indians) to 54646.

Shehzad Khan to show a new ‘Andaaz’ on Akbar Birbal

Big Magic’s Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal has a sizzling surprise in store for its viewers. This week, toadd more spice to the episode, veteran actor Shehzad Khan will enter the Mughal Empire as Akbar’s enemy Turram Khan. The actor who has been part of the cult movie Andaz Apna Apna will now showcase his serious side with a twist of comedy. Catch the tug of war between Turram Khan and Akbar this Friday, April 17 at 9:00 PM on Big Magic.

Confirming the development Shehzad Khan said, “It has been a pleasurable experience working on Akbar Birbal, and for the first time in my acting career, audiences will see me in costume drama and I am really excited to see their reaction. This role is my comeback to small screen. My character, Turram Khan is just not an ordinary grey character; it has a dash of humor in him that is extremely entertaining for my fans”.

As the episode unfolds, on the occasion of Rani Sahiba’s birthday, Akbar announces three days leave in the Empire. To take advantage of this situation, Akbar’s enemy Turram Khan with his huge army surrounds Agra. As Akbar’s whole army in on leave, Birbal requests Turram Khan to meet him for a discussion, to which he agrees.  On reaching the kingdom with his minister Zalim Khan, he puts forward two challenges for Emperor Akbar. Puzzled about the consequences, on Birbal’s suggestion, Akbar reluctantly agrees to the challenges. What were the challenges? Will Akbar loose face in front of his kingdom or has Bibral already planned a strategy to defeat Turram Khan.

Catch the episode full of laughter and suspense today, April 17 at 9:00 PM on Big Magic.

Krishan Hooda’s initiative Thinkers Adda will mentor aspiring film-makers

Thinkers Adda is an initiative driven by filmmaker Krishan Hooda who recently made a shift from shorts to features. But his love for shorts is something that is immeasurable. Hooda who is relatively new with his 2nd feature called Rebellious Flower – A biopic on the life of Osho already thinks responsible towards aspiring filmmakers. His short film, The Last Audition was selected in Shuruaat ka interval and released by PVR Pan India. The film also was selected at Hanoi film festival 2015 where Mr Hooda officially represented India.

He says,” Mentoring is way of learning in itself, I want to invest in growth and that includes growth of many aspiring filmmakers along with me”. Thinkers Adda is initiated with a motive to encourage people. It is a meet up adda where all the free thinkers, creative thinkers and filmmakers are invited to discuss their share of experiences.It also screens internationally acclaimed films to understand in depth criteria of filmmaking, globally. 

Co-founded by Aditi Sinnarkar, a PR professional; strategize and designs Thinkers Adda along with Krishan Hooda. Recently in one of their meet ups they have announced ‘ Short is Shot’ segment to encourage the members to come up with short story ideas and the selected one is encouraged & mentored by Thinkers Adda.

PVR Director's Rare to release Surkhaab on May 22

The movie that has traveled several continents, winning praises at various international fests, is all set to see the light of day in India. The drama thriller ‘Surkhaab’ is an intriguing journey of a woman who gets swamped with unexpected events, when she illegally migrates to Canada to be with her younger brother. The movie will have a limited release on May 22, 2015 in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Amritsar under PVR Director’s Rare.

Directed by Sanjay Talreja, ‘Surkhaab’ stars the talented actress Barkha Madan in the lead role of a strong woman named Jeet. It also stars Sumit Suri, Vinita Malik and Naresh Gosain in supporting roles. Surkhaab was screened at some of the best international film festivals such as the Madrid International Film Festival and Commfest Festival in Toronto to name a couple and is the winner of the prestigious award for the Best Foreign Language Film at the London International Film Festival  2013.

The movie explores underlying themes of globalization, cross immigration and women empowerment. ‘Surkhaab’, begins with the story of Jeet (Barkha Madan), a state level Judo champ living in Punjab. In spite of hailing from a strong army background Jeet is unable to find a stable job and decides to run away to Canada to find a job. What follows is her inspiring journey to make a life for herself, protect herself and her family and deal with several unforeseen circumstances, in her run across her new country.

Speaking on the release, producer Vivek Kumar says, “I am glad movies with strong female protagonists are being wellreceived by audiences. ‘Surkhaab’ with its talented star-cast and gripping story is sure to strike a chord with the Indian Diaspora across the globe. Additionally, the response from the international festival circuit has been over-whelming and I am sure that the evolving Indian audience will enjoy the film as well.”

Commenting on the film, Mr. Sanjeev Bijli, Joint Managing Director, PVR Group, said, “Sanjay Talreja is an extremely talented director and Surkhaab is a brilliant piece of work by him. We are extremely pleased to bring a film that has also won several accolades at various international film festivals, to Indian audiences. PVR Director’s Rare has always extended its support to quality cinema and we are proud to be associated with Surkhaab as well.”

The director of the movie, Sanjay Talreja says, “With this movie, we touch upon the theme of women empowerment and problems concerning migration. We hope that our audiences will be able to relate to the story of an underdog who emerges triumphant against all odds.”

Catch the trailor of ‘Surkhaab’ here that will be releasing across theaters in India on May 22, 2015. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Narad Muni ties the knot: Swarg-Lok in shock

This week, Narayan Narayan Chulbule Narad Ki Natkhat Leelayen will bring forth a bag full of laughter and surprises. Narad Muni, the most eligible bachelor of Swarg-Lok who decided not to marry ever will be seen getting hitched in the most unusual manner. Mischievous Narad famous for creating trouble gets into a puddle himself. With a lot of hilarity and comical errors, be a part of Narad Muni’s entertaining journey this Friday, April 17 at 8:00 PM on Big Magic.

The episode unfolds with Vishnu and Narad Muni passing through a forest where lord Vishnu feels thirsty and requests Narad for some water. Near the water well, Narad’s eyes falls on a girl named Maya and he soon forgets about Vishnu and starts following her. Narad visits her home, meets her parents and they tie the knot. In short span of time Narad becomes a family man and father to 3. He disowns veena and kartaal and lives a common man’s life. Seeing this scenario, there is havoc everywhere, where Goddess Lakshmi, Apsara Vatsla and Lord Shiv all are left dazed with Narad’s doings. What trouble did Narad Muni invite by getting married? Has the great Saint denounced his godly stature for real?

Catch the never seen before story of Narad Muni this Friday, April 17 at 8:00 PM on Big Magic.

Miss Duniya 2016 Calendar Shoot with Sid Mallya and Ash Gupta

Miss Duniya 2016 calendar shoot sees collaboration of internationally renowned fashion photographer, Ash Gupta,renowned Fashion Designer, Rocky Gathercoleand Sid Mallya. Miss Duniya has also announced the appointment of Ash Gupta as Creative Director for Miss Duniya Beauty Pageant 2015. Calendar shoot also saw presence of board members of Miss Duniya 2015 former Miss India PoojaBatra and Gulshan Grover.

Ash Gupta is an internationally-known photographer, director and image-maker who has worked with top Hollywood and Bollywood stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, PreityZinta, MallikaSherawat, Harman Baweja, Fred Durst to name a few. Ash explains his artistic philosophy: "You will hear most photographers tell you they see beauty everywhere. I cannot. I see the odium bourne of the chaos that life provides. I rearrange the pieces...hold them in hand, mold and shape...this is what I am, this is what I give."
Sid Mallya, joined forces with Ash Gupta and Rocky Gathercole to create this extraordinary Calendar that was held at the HQ Avalon Studio. The Calendar shoot was hosted by actor Sid Mallya who provided moment-by-moment updates and interviews with celebrity guests.

Miss Duniya's goal is to provide a platform for young women to achieve growth and development and will open avenues into various industries including but not limited to Entertainment and Modeling. This platform is stepping out the norms of the pageant industry to create something unique, and its aspirations are to inspire women around the globe.

The Miss Duniya 2016 Calendar will be unveiled at an extravagant Grand Finale of Miss Duniya Beauty Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The Calendar will be sent to a select group of international movers and shakers where it's sure to create a stir in fashion-art circles and bring attention to support for growth and development of young women globally.

Taapsee Pannu scorched the ramp for Tanieya Khanuja’s Grand Finale

Ace Designer Tanieya Khanuja considering her par experience in fashion industry and also Bollywood, was invited by IIFD to do the grand finale show and she mesmerized the audience with beautiful actress Taapsee Pannu as her muse on 12th April, 9 pm at Opulent, New Delhi with her stunning new SS’15 collection.

Tanieya, a doyen designer, excitedly states “It was a matter of pride and honour to do a grand finale show at such a prestigious fashion week and having the gorgeous Taapsee walk for me was like a cherry on top! I showcased my new SS’15 collection inspired by Hollywood style which included nautical stripes dresses, cape tops and pants, ruffled dresses, crop top-skirt and elaborate red carpet gowns made of luxurious and rich fabric. The colour palettes are varied from bright summer colours to the dark hues of blacks and the audiences witnessed array of unique designs.”

With the burst of colours and pop of sophisticated prints, Tanieya Khanuja is dazzled the audience with her mesmerizing style at IFFD.

After Qualifying from NIFT and London College of fashion, Taniya Khanuja entered the glamorous world of Fashion in 1998 and has never looked back since. Being a Director of U.K based company; Taniya has achieved an overwhelming success through her diffusion and couture line. Over the years her razor-sharp business acumen has ensured that she has reached great heights within the fashion industry and has become a top entrepreneurs retailing from 22 stores across United Kingdom. She has been exclusively designing for British Asians to Nigerians and English brides. Each garment created by Taniya bears her signature stamp, showcasing stunning colors and exclusive embroidery. Taniya Also retails from Canada, USA, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Tokyo and Delhi.

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