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Toonz Retail launches its 2nd store in Chennai

The new spacious multi branded store with many more product categories is up and operational in the East Coast Road at Sholinganallur area making it their 6thone in Tamil NaduWith the spirit of celebrating the joy of parenting, Toonz Retail, the fastest growing homegrown retail chain for all the needs and occasions of kids, from 0-12 years, launched their second store in Sholinganallur on August 15. Spread over an area of around 2000 Sq. feet,this new store is spacious and offers a complete range of exciting kids’ products. ECR being one of the very popular tourist spots of Chennai, the company is anticipating maximum footfalls to the new store.“We have been receiving a great response from our Anna Nagar store and we have discovered that there is a huge potential of kids retail in Chennai. So to cater thousands of families in and around area of East Coast Road, we planned to open up a store inSholinganallurto provide a one stop solution for the child’s needs”, saidMr. SharadVenkta, Ma…

Back in Business! Ranveer Recovers from Injury to Plunge into Action

Ranveer Singh had a difficult injury to his shoulder around May this year. Triggered by a hard fall from horseback, Ranveer suffered this injury while shooting for ‘Bajirao Mastani’, forcing him to rest up for nearly 2months. He was spotted wearing cool slings while promoting ‘Dil Dhadhakne Do’ But there is very good news for his fans & filmmakers, as Ranveer has made a near complete recovery very quickly from this major injury.Shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’, with its epic action sequences, sword fighting and training for combat, had brought out the enthusiastic action hero in Ranveer. But the injury compelled him to stop all physically intensive shooting, however Sanjay Leela Bhansali continued to shoot other portions during this course thus not interrupting the film schedule.Determined to make full recovery, Ranveer has focused on healing and physiotherapy extensively, and now is back to great physical shape. Earlier, movement of the shoulder after surger…

After the great success of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Mary Kom, Rob Miller roped in for Azhar.

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International stunt and sports director, Robert Miller aka Rob Miller who has worked on several Hollywood films including John Miller Must Die and License to Wed, apart from international sitcoms like One Tree Hill and The Office has been roped in to direct the sports sequences in MSM Motion Pictures & Balaji Motion Pictures' Azhar starring Emraan Hashmi. The sports director who last worked on National award winning sports films ' Mary Kom , Bhaag Milkha Bhaag  and Chak De! India ‘ will now be chalking out and directing some crucial highlight scenes in the entertainer based on the life and times of former Indian Captain , Azharuddin.. Sources reveal that Rob and his team of stunt and sports coordinators are currently in London, where the film is being shot. Recently we spotted cricketer Azharuddin flying to London to overlook the filming of the cricket scenes and support Emraan Hashmi in the portrayal of himself. One could only imagine what a cricketing  extravaganza film…

A special van for Akshay Kumar all the way from Bulgaria

While shooting in Romania for Singh is Bliing, Akshay Kumar had a vanity van brought in from Bulgaria. The reason being, Romania didn’t have a large van that could meet the actor’s specifications. Producer Ashwini Yardi confirms, “Akshay had a vigorous action schedule in Romania with a song and a 10-day long action. We thought it would be best to provide him with the most luxurious vanity van so that his comfort between shots is taken care of. The van was specially called in from another country (Bulgaria). It had a massage chair, a bedroom that extended out to a regular size bedroom at any home, a full functional kitchen and a huge dining area.”

MAX 2 Highlights and Listings 1st – 16th September

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Sony Max Highlights and Listings 1st- 16th September

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Star World and Star World HD to bring an all new season of the super successful culinary reality show – Amazon.in presents MasterChef Australia S7 powered by India Gate Basmati Rice

Star World, India’s leading English General Entertainment channel, is all set to bring the latest season of the biggest and most watched culinary show on Indian television - Amazon.in presents MasterChef Australia S7 powered by India Gate Basmati Rice. Starting 3rd September, the seventh season of the globally popular series will air every Monday to Friday, 9pm only on Star World and Star World HD.MasterChef Australia has been a tent pole property for Star World and has inspired millions of Indians year on year changing the way food is perceived in India. The last season further cemented the show’s massive fan following, becoming one of the most-watched shows in the 9 PM slot in 3 years across the category.Commenting on the show’s launch Star World official spokesperson said “MasterChef Australia has been a flagship show on Star World that has transformed the culinary landscape in India. Star World has always been a pioneer in exposing India to global lifestyles and creating that urba…

‘The Transporter: Refueled’ Celebrates Reboot With Rocking Party at Playboy Mansion

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EuropaCorp celebrated the reboot of “The Transporter” franchise in style Tuesday night with a premiere and party at the Playboy Mansion, replete with dancers and Playboy bunnies. Despite stepping into the shoes of an iconic action hero, Ed Skrein said he wasn’t nervous and approached his role in “The Transporter: Refueled” like he does any other.
“I approached it the same way I approach my independent movies for $300,000,” Skrein said. “I try to be as honest as I can in each situation and live each moment how the script dictates, not how previous movies have been, not how anybody else would have done it, not with the thought of it being a franchise.”Skrein assumed the role of Frank Martin, played famously in three films by Jason Statham (Chris Vance also plays Frank Martin in the TV series), a former special-ops mercenary who is now living a “less perilous” life transporting classified packages for famous people. Starting fresh and rebooting the franchise was exciting, said Loan Chaba…

GLOBAL POP SENSATION JUSTIN BIEBER TO RETURN TO THE 2015 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” STAGE WITH FIRST-EVER PERFORMANCE OF NEW SINGLE “WHAT DO YOU MEAN”

Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Justin Bieber today announced that he will perform “What Do You Mean,” the lead single from his highly anticipated new album, at the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards,” airing Sunday, August 30th. The performance will mark Bieber’s first return to the VMA stage since his epic medley performance of “Baby,” “Somebody to Love” and “U Smile” in 2010.  His new single, “What Do You Mean,” will be released today on RBMG / Def Jam Recordings. The 2015 MTV VMAs will feature Miley Cyrus as host. In addition, Kanye West will join the exclusive club of legendary artists bestowed with the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.” Announced performers include The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots. Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.In addition, MTV has teamed up with world-renowned fashion designer Jeremy Scott to redesign the MTV Moonman for the 2015 “MTV V…

BSE FELICITATES GV FILMS LIMITED WITH SILVER BELL RINGING CEREMONY on COMPLETING 25YEARS OF LISTING

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India’s first listed media company GV FILMS LIMITED (GVFL) marked its silver jubilee milestone of listing on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) with a bell ringing ceremony at the stock exchange. On this momentous occasion Mr. Shankar Jadhav Head –Strateg, BSE, felicitated GVFL Chairman and Managing Director Shri Bala Giri with a memento of BSE Gong. The function was held at the International Convention Hall at BSE on 27th August 2015 was marked by the presence of Board of Director GVFL Mr.Sudhakar Shetty, Suhan Shetty etc. Mr.Bala Giri, GVFL said, “It is indeed an honour for GVFL to celebrate 25 years of being listed on BSE. The journey of GV films has not been an easy one. The company has been able to rise like a phoenix from ashes and now looks ahead to some glorious times starting with the honour. We aim to carry forward the rich legacy of GV films.” Stating further he said, “GV FILMS Ltd has gone in for Capital Reduction and are all set to propel the company on the fast growth track…

FX BRINGS ITS INDIAN VIEWERS THE ULTIMATE SURVIVAL OF THE FUNNIEST TELEVISIONS MOST COMPELLING COMEDY TALENT HUNT “LAST COMIC STANDING” TO AIR EXCLUSIVELY ON FX INDIA

Funny business is now serious business only on FX! Last Comic Standing, the biggest and most gripping battle of comedians is all set to launch First on FX. Bringing in award winning and popular shows that stand apart across genres, FX will showcase the edgy comedy talent hunt, starting 7th September, 2015 at Monday to Friday 8 pm. For the first time ever, FX will air a non-fiction show and original programming on the 8 pm slot thus bringing viewers a refreshing start to primetime viewing.FX has brought in all new programming that spans genres – be it musical dramas or psychological thrillers, or even cult science fiction. With the launch of Last Comic Standing, FX is all set to redefine comedy, as the series takes from the usual fluff, slapstick and gag humor synonymous to the genre nowadays and introduces audiences to a smart, tough and brilliant brand of humor and stand-up comics. Unique styles of comedy, high pitched energy, jokes with substance and acts like never before; the seri…

Now avail LIVE Darshan of Lalbaugcha Raja on your mobile handsets!! Shemaroo Entertainment acquires exclusive RIGHTS for LIVE VIDEO Content distribution of “Lalbaugcha Raja” on mobile platforms

Shemaroo Entertainment, an established integrated media content house, has acquired for the fifth consecutive year the exclusive video content  rights of  one of India's most popular deities –“LALBAUGCHA RAJA” for mobile platforms. Consumers will now be able to enjoy aarti, LIVE darshan and many more videos of LALBAUGCHA RAJA anywhere and anytime on their mobile handsets. All they need is to send a simple SMS - “SELBR” to 56060.  They will receive a link on their mobile. They can enjoy LIVE darshan and many other videos of “Lalbaugcha Raja” by simply clicking on it. LIVE darshan of Lalbaugcha Raja will be available from 17 September’15.Shemaroo Entertainment will distribute content of Lalbaugcha Raja to all the telecom operators.  Also will provide LIVE feed of the deity to selected mobile apps with good subscriber base to reach to the wider audience. During the ten days of Ganesh Utsav, around 1.5 million devotees come each day to seek the blessings of Lalbaugcha Raja. And this …

Eros International & Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh to have its World Premiere at the 20th Busan International Film Festival

Hansal Mehta is known for his sensitive, quality films that have a substantial story to tell. Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the prestigious Asian film jamboree has recognized this National Award winner’s ability to tell unusual human celluloid stories by lending its platform for the World Premiere of his next,Aligarhin its section - A Window on Asian Cinema. The most applauded & keenly watched film festival in Asia, BIFF brings together some of the best filmmaking talent from across the world.Starring acclaimed actors, Manoj Bajpayee & Rajkummar Rao in key roles, Aligarhis based on a real life incident in Uttar Pradesh which found its way into the headlines not so long back. A Professor (Manoj Bajpayee) is suspended by his University for being gay after he is caught on camera in a sting operation. A young journalist (Rajkummar Rao) investigates his first breaking story. Set in the myriad dark lanes of a volatile, decadent society, the two strike an unlikely friends…

“JUS-TIN! JUS-TIN!" CHANTS GET LOUDER AS MILLIONS OF `BIELIBERS’ AROUND THE WORLD IMPATIENTLY AWAIT HIS BRAND NEW SINGLE “WHAT DO YOU MEAN”?

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MUSIC BIGGIES AND CELEBRITIES JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT THE POP SENSATION’S MASSIVE SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN TOWARDS THE SINGLE’S RELEASE ON 28TH AUGUST`15THE SINGLE “WHAT DO YOU MEAN?’ WILL BE AVAILABLE DIGITALLY SIMULTANEOUSLY IN INDIA ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD ON 28THAUGUST!Justin Bieber, the pop sensation has never ceased to make headlines for his music as well as his popstar-esque shenanigans. The 21yr old pop sensation has recruited all of his friends from the entertainment industry into making his new single “What Do You Mean?” the talk of the town this summer. An aggressive social media campaign kick-started with his song being tweeted line by line in a riddle. The question on every ones lips is ‘What Do You Mean?’Over the last month the pop star has gotten one celebrity every day to tease followers and fans alike by holding up a sign with the tracks title on it and a countdown to the day of its release. So far, music bigwigs like Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, Carl…

EEMA ANNOUNCES THE INTERNATIONAL JURY FOR EEMAX GLOBAL AWARDS 2015

JURY COMPRISES ARTISTIC DIRECTORS, CORPORATE HEAD HONCHOS, ADVERTISING GENIUSES, GLOBAL EVENT GURUS AND FILM STARSThe Indian event industry’s apex body, the Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), has unveiled a list of eminent dignitaries from across the globe to grace theInternational Juryof Experts panel of the first edition of EEMAX GLOBAL Awards 2015. Established to recognize excellence and honor the best events and experiential marketing projects from India and around the world, the prestigious conclave and awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on the 19thand 20thSeptember, 2015 at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai.The International Jury has been carefully curated by EEMA, bringing on board leaders from around the globe from the world of brands, media, cinema, advertising, marketing and events. Crossing boundaries, the carefully chosen jury members will adjudicate on a unified platform and choose the best and most deserved talent and performances in the event industr…