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61st Idea Filmfare Awards 2013

“Unveiling the nominations”

 

The Filmfare Awards are back in the cyber capital of the country to announce the latest nominees of the 61st Idea Filmfare Awards 2013 (South). The stunning Samantha Prabhu was present at the conference to announce the nominees along with Mr Tarun Rai, Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide Media and Mr Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular. This year’s nominations have been chosen from a long list of popular and critically lauded movies. The competition promises to be stiff but that only means a thrilling awards night that will live up to every expectation.

The 61st Idea Filmfare Awards 2013 (South) will be held at the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, (Nehru Indoor Stadium), Chennai on July 12, 2014. It will be an evening where the luminaries of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam cinema come together to celebrate and honour the best in their fields.

TheFilmfare Awards have always strived for a perfect balance of public opinion and critical appreciation. This year too our readers and movie buffs around the world voted for their favourites across 10 categories in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films. Our exclusive list of nominees was chosen after careful tabulation of the data from the vote count. Subsequently, a specially-appointed jury will now help pick the winners from among the nominees, in each regional category.

 Speaking on the occasion, Mr Tarun Rai said, “Sixty years ago, when the first Black Lady was given out, the South Indian film industry was very small. With 607 films produced last year, the industry has grown tremendously. And the Idea Filmfare Awards have grown immensely in stature. And out of the 607 films, 205 are in contention to win the converted Black Lady this year. We are very proud of our six-decade long association with South Indian cinema.”

Talking about the popular Idea Filmfare Awards, Mr. Rajat Mukarji, commented, “Idea will offer the best mobile entertainment experience to the fans of South Indian cinema in our 6th year of association with the Idea Filmfare Awards. With 25% of our subscribers coming from the southern markets of AP, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the Idea Filmfare Awards South gives us an unique opportunity to connect with our millions of consumers with innovative marketing and engagement programs.”

The first ever Filmfare Awards (South) were held at the prestigious Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai and the venue was then shifted to the distinctive Music Academy. Initially, only Tamil and Telugu films were considered for the awards but Malayalam and Kannada films became part of the event in 1966 and 1969 respectively. The film fraternity and all its fans consider Filmfare Awards (South) as the ultimate form of recognition in cinema excellence. The thought of winning a Black Lady is still as alluring as ever.

About Worldwide Media:

Worldwide Media is a part of the Times Group, one of India’s largest media and entertainment conglomerates, and publishes Filmfare ­– India’s No 1 entertainment magazine. Femina – India’s largest women’s magazine, BBC TopGear, HELLO!, BBC GoodHomes, GRAZIA, Lonely Planet Magazine India, Home Trends, BBC Knowledge and BBC GoodFood are other exciting titles from Worldwide Media.

About Idea Cellular:

IDEA Cellular is India’s 3rd largest national mobile operator, with more than 137 million subscribers. With traffic in excess of 1.75 billion minutes a day, Idea ranks among the Top 10 country operators in the world. Using the latest in technology, Idea provides world-class service delivery through the most extensive network of customer touch points. Idea is listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India.

IDEA Cellular is an Aditya Birla Group Company, India’s first truly multinational corporation. The Group ranks Number 4 globally and Number 1 in the Asia Pacific in the 2011 Top Companies for Leaders (TCFL) study conducted by Aon Hewitt, Fortune (the Global Business Magazine) and the RBL Group. It operates in 36 countries, and is anchored by more than 136,000 employees belonging to 42 nationalities. More information on Idea Cellular is available at www.ideacellular.com and on the Aditya Birla Group at www.adityabirla.com

61st Idea Filmfare Awards                    61st Idea Filmfare Awards 2013 “Unveiling the nominations”     The Filmfare Awards are back in the cyber capital of the country to announce the latest nominees of the 61st Idea Filmfare Awards 2013 (South).
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GIONEE FHM unveiled leading actress Deepika Padukone as Sexiest Women In The World 2014

 

The most awaited event of the year culmintaed over a party  

 

 July just got hotter and the celebrations just got bigger as FHM India unveiled the winner of  FHM sexiest women 2014 over the most happening affair that was held in the city. Glamorous actress and the toast of the season currently – Deepika Padukone was awarded the FHM sexiest women of the year.

 

 

The evening was a glitzy glamorous affair attended by actors, international models, TV personalities and many more. Deepika was wearing a sassy Orange gown and was perfectly dressed for the evening.

 

Neha Sharma, Elli Avram, Kiara Advani, Karishma Kotak, Adhyayan Suman, Sara Loren, Urvashi Rautela, Alesia Raut, Bruna Abdullah, Zoya Afroz  and many more were spotted at the event making the evening lively adding the chutzpah and oomph to the event.

 

FHM every year organizes these most sought after awards based on public voting and publish yearly rankings for the Sexiest Women In The World. FHM India follows the tradition of the 100 Sexiest Poll which has been conducted by FHM UK for the last 20 years. The results of the Indian edition of the poll are released to the public every year by the winner of the poll.

 

“There are lists and then there is the 100 Sexiest list – the difference is that this is a For the People, By the People list. There is no editorial agenda, no marketing gimmick; we are merely working as a platform to showcase our list of top100 women. And yes, we are ranking them. 2014 is a year of some major ups and downs – for instance, Kareena hasn’t made to the top-10, Bipasha is languishing somewhere in the 30s and Mallika Sherawat is down at 95,” Kabeer Sharma, Editor FHM India said.

 

Voting trends of FHM awards currently are as follows:

 

Katrina, the past 5 series winner is currently at no. 3

 

Kareena Kapoor doesnt even make it to top 10

 

Rochelle Rao, voted as the hottest calendar girl of the year, is at no. 14

 

Prachi Desai beats Sonakshi Sinha & Sonam Kapoor

 

Bipasha is currently no. 30

 

Archana Vijaya, the hottest Indian sports anchor, at no. 52

 

Emilia Clarke, English actress best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones voted 11th in the UK, gets positioned at no. 93

 

Mallika Sherawat performs her worst, ranked at no. 95

 

India’s fascination with Mad Men seems to be over, Christina Hendricks doesn’t even make it to top 100.

 

The July Issue of FHM India would feature exclusive coverage of these sexiest women. On the cover would be unveiled the winner of this year and the most sexy women on the planet.

 

Arvind R. Vohra, India Head – Gionee Smartphones said “Mobile phone has evolved into a lifestyle product and this association has been done while keeping this in consideration. This initiative from FHM is all about celebrating the glamour and beauty and it gives us a perfect platform to us to associate our super sleek Gionee Elife 5.5 – the slimmest phone in the world. We at Gionee are very excited about this association as it has not only a lot of style, glamour and oomph but also a lot of substance, and this synchronizes with our S 5.5  offerings.”

 

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 The best of Indian creativity, all in one place. Was held on 29th JUNE at VIVIANA MALL, Thane.

Indian wedding couture’s (IWC). IWC festival 2014 program was a exclusive opportunity to access of buyers attending IWC’S Festival 2014. It was an opportunity to enjoy substantial media exposure, both locally and nationally.

It gives you the privilege to be mentored and groomed by a leading authority in the Indian fashion industry on all areas of the show and collection, immediately upon selection. IWC festival 2014 is part of IWC that has established itself as one of THANE’S most definitive fashion lovers and bridals who has got benefited through brands, enabling Indian fashion to integrate with the Global wedding fashion world.

Indian Wedding Couture is a showcase of the very best Indian design products. Bespoke, curate and 100% original, it’s all about creative distinction!

Indian Fashion creativity is blossoming and there is no better place to experience it than at the fashion event ‘Indian Wedding Couture’.

As the country’s premier showcase of high-end, homegrown design, Indian Wedding Couture is also the only platform that welcomes advertising, fashion, product design, publishing and marketing, all under one roof.

Indian Wedding Couture was covered 5000 squares feet of floor space and welcomed more than 2000 visitors over the entire day.

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Neha Dhupia walked as a Showstopper at Indian Wedding Couture  The best of Indian creativity, all in one place. Was held on 29th JUNE at VIVIANA MALL, Thane.
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OLDEST LUXE BARBER SHOP TRUEFITT & HILL LAUNCHES IN INDIA

 

Mumbaikars have a reason to celebrate!! Truefitt & Hill, a unique luxe barber shop which specializes in men’s grooming services launches their new and exquisite outlet in the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai at Khar, Linking Rd.

 

Gentlemen’s evening hosted by

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Mr. Istayak Ansari, Director Truefitt & Hill and Mr. Krishna Gupta, MD Truefitt & Hill, saw of mix of celebs of socialites like Tusshar Kapoor, Atul Agnihotri, Sanjay Gupta, Ashmit Patel, Terrence Lewis, Shiv Pandit, Prashant Raj, Ayaz Khan, Deanne Pandey, Troy Costa, Pradeep Hirani, Sammeer Sheth, Karan Valecha, Prabhod Davkhare, Dipankar Zalpuri

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and many more were present at the launch soiree.

 

Sobhita Dhulipala (Miss India Earth 2013), Koyal Rana (Miss India World 2014), Gail Da’ Silva (Miss India United Continent 2014), Prateek Jain (Mr. India World 2014) were also present to grace the occasion.

 

Superior and distinct services offered by Truefitt and Hill along with their grooming products, hand-crafted leather accessories, Deakin & Francis cuff-links, Barker shoes from well renowned company from England, and Cigar & Cigar accessories from Dominican Republic & Cuba were a hit among all the gentlemen present at the soiree.

 

Sumptuous hors d’oeuvres were served along with thirst-quenching mock tails and wine.

 

Gossips:

 

Tushhar Kapoor was mesmerized with the interiors and was seen booking an appointment for himself.

 

Sanjay Gupta and Atul Agnihotri were seen conversing about their upcoming projects in the Royal suite

 

Terrence Lewis was in a new avatar clean shaven and dapper looks are apt for the occasion.

Miss India’s with their beauty added oomph quotient to the soiree

 

Ashmit Patel, Shiv Pandit and Prashant Raj were seen demonstrating their bromance!

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  • “10th Excellence National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2014″ – Mr. Waahiid Ali Khan (CMD – Sshaawn Group of Companies)
  • “Best Director 10th Excellence National Awards 2014″ – Divya Khosla Kumar
  • “10th Excellence National Lifetime Achievement Awards 2014″ – Bappi Lahiri
  • “10th Excellence National Awards 2014 for Contribution to India & Global Music” – Leslie Lewis
  • “10th Excellence National Best Debutante Awards 2014″ – Prashantt Guptha
10th Excellence National Best Debutante Awards 2014″ by Toronto Productions “10th Excellence National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2014” - Mr. Waahiid Ali Khan (CMD - Sshaawn Group of Companies)
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Lonely Planet Magazine India presents the Travel Awards 2014

 India’s favourite travel magazinebrings you the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2014, held at Palladium Hotel, Mumbai. showcasing the experiences most loved by the Indian traveller.

For the third year running, Lonely Planet Magazine Indiainvited the country’s discerning travellers to choose their favourite destinations and hotels. Nominations for some of the awards were shortlisted by a panel of travel experts and professionals, and LPMI readers voted both online and in the magazine. The panel comprised LPMI Editor Vardhan Kondvikar, Rajeev Wagle, Managing Director, Kuoni India, Manu Kashyap, Director, Windmill Holidays, Sucheta Potnis and Hans Tuinman, Founders, Travellers-palm.com, Madhavan Menon, Managing Director, Thomas Cook India Ltd, Deep Kalra, CEO, Makemytrip.com, Deepali Naair, CMO, Mahindra Holidays.

Compered by Ash Chandler, actor and performer, the LPMI Travel Awards 2014, held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel, Mumbai felicitated 32 of India’s favourite experiences. The winners were joined by the who’s who of the national travel industry, several international invitees and celebrities like Kabir Khan, Rahul Khanna, Evlyn Sharma, Rajkummar Rao, Zeba Kohli and many others who enjoy the experience of travel.

Vardhan Kondvikar, Editor of Lonely Planet Magazine India, said, “The Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards, firmly established as the industry-best measure of what Indian travellers love, is now in its third year, taking the concept of relevant traveller-voted awards to new heights. Focussing this year on destinations and accommodation choices that Indians appreciate, we began with a strong list of nominees selected by industry-wide travel experts from India’s premier travel facilitators, which were then voted on by Lonely Planet Magazine India’s army of well-informed readers. We have some exciting new winners this year, alongside some perennial favourites, demonstrating the widening range of experiences that Indian are willing to open their hearts to.”

Commenting on the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2014,Tarun Rai, CEO, Worldwide Media Ltd, said, – “When we launched the Lonely Planet magazine we set a new benchmark for travel magazines. We have done the same with Lonely Planet Travel Awards. Now in its third year the awards celebrate the travel choices of our readers. They have voted in huge numbers through our on-line and in-magazine poll for their favourite destinations, experiences and accommodation. Across 32 categories the Awards celebrate the best in travel.“

The winners are:

India’s Favourite Destination – Switzerland

Best Emerging Destination – Belgium (International), Chhattisgarh (Indian)

Best Destination for Culture – Spain (International), Gujarat (Indian)

Best Destination for Adventure – Australia (International), Uttarakhand (Indian)

Best Destination for Wildlife – South Africa (International), Madhya Pradesh (Indian)

Best Destination for Families – Malaysia (International), Rajasthan (Indian)

Best Value Destination – Thailand (International), Kerala (Indian)

Best Destination for Food & Drink – Singapore (International), New Delhi (Indian)

Best Destination for Relaxation – Bali (International), Kerala (Indian)

Best Destination for Shopping – Dubai (International), Mumbai (Indian)

Best Destination for Romance – Paris (International), Gulmarg (Indian)

Best Wildlife Resort – MalaMala Main Camp, MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa

(International), Orange County, Kabini(Indian)

Best Hotel for Relaxation – Wildflower Hall, Mashobra

Best Business Hotel – Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC (International), ITC Grand Chola, Chennai (Indian)

Best Value Hotel – Palais de Mahe, Puducherry

Best Heritage Hotel – Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Best Luxury Hotel – Burj Al Arab, Dubai (International) The Leela Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram (Indian)

Best Hotel for Romance – Coconut Lagoon, Kerala

Best Home stay – Tathagatha Farm, Darjeeling

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Was also the only Indian film to be in-competition at the Busan International Film Festival 2013 and was also more recently the official selection for the Indian Panorama section at IFFI Goa

 Having gained tremendous critical acclaim both internationally and domestically, Girish Malik’s ‘JAL’ which released on 4th April 2014 has added yet another feather in its cap. The movie which stars Purab H Kohli, Kirti Kulhari, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Saidah Jules, Mukul Dev, Yashpal Sharma and Ravi Gossain amongst others has been named the Best Film in the Special Effects Category at the 61st National Film Awards. JAL’s special effects were done by Intermezzo Studios.

Commenting on the moment director Girish Malik says, “It’s a moment of great pride! Everyone dreams about winning the national award and we are honored to have won it in our very first movie. It is a clear vindication of the handwork and dedicated effort of the entire team.

“Visual Effects is a key element of the film which adds immensely to the storytelling and the entire experience of the film that the audience takes back with it. We worked on a very tight budget and it was a huge challenge. We had to make it look realistic, so it’s great that we are being rewarded for our work,” added Girish.

Produced by Oneworld Films, in association with Clapstem Productions and NFDC, and distributed by DAR Film Distributors, also marked the official debut of Sonu Nigam and Bikram Ghosh as music directors.

Jal is the story of a young water diviner, BAKKA who is gifted with a special ability to find water in the desert. With the backdrop of water, the film tells a complex and fascinating story of love, relationships, enmity, deceit and circumstances that bring about the dark side of human character. It is a high-octane, action- drama with a shocking climax. Shot on an epic scale, the film is a visual treat andhas managed to capture ‘Rann Of Kutch’ like never before prompting even ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ to applaud Jal as “a breathtakingly photographed tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.” Indian critics have also hailed JAL as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a poignant and powerful film which is a visual delight.

Jal was also the only Indian film to have made it to the prestigious in-competition segment of the Busan International Film Festival and was also more recently the official selection in the Indian Panorama section at IFFI Goa.

Other credits include: Story & Dialogs- Rakesh Mishra; Screenplay – Girish Malik and Rakesh Mishra; Director of Photography – Sunita Radia, Sound Design- Sound Ideaz Studio, and Action – Parvez Khan

Girish Malik’s ‘JAL’ WINS National Award For Visual Effects   Was also the only Indian film to be in-competition at the Busan International Film Festival 2013 and was also more recently the official selection for the Indian Panorama section at IFFI Goa…
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A new year brought out a new roster of young talent to watch out for. On April 13, as Grazia India celebrated its sixth anniversary with ‘crazy, sexy, cool’ party, they also hosted the graduation of a new lot of Grazia Young Fashion Award winners. The evening awarded nine designers and four fashion favourites over cocktails, bites and a perfect playlist.

A luminous gathering honoured a bunch of talented designers at The Leela, Mumbai, as a year’s worth of research and judging came crashing into a spectacular celebratory party, which included a brilliant musical performance by Anushka Manchanda.

The Grazia Young Fashion Awards are an annual property hosted by Grazia India, picking exceptional talents in the field of fashion and style. Besides the eight categories that recognise great work in fabric innovation, accessory design, creative labels etc, there was also a group of glamorous popular awards, to highlight stylish trendsetters.

The designer awardees are chosen over months of deliberation from a distinguished panel and the Grazia fashion team. This year’s panel included Sangita Sinh Kathiwada – Propreiter Melange, Sabina Chopra – Fashion Entrepreneur, Tina Tahiliani – Owner Ensemble, Aparna Badlani – Owner Atosa, and Anjana Sharma – COO, Stylista.com from Mumbai and Sujata Assomull – Entreprenuer and fashion journalist, Sunil Sethi – President, Fashion Design Council of India, and Asha Baxi – Ex-founding Dean, NIFT, Fashion Design, from New Delhi, as well as the Grazia Fashion Team.

In addition to the nine designers who took home trophies, the winners also included an exclusive selection of awards, the Grazia Cover Girl of the Year, Sonam Kapoor, Grazia Face of the Year, Shraddha Kapoor, ONLY Model of the Year, Archana Akhil Kumar, and Grazia Showstopper of the Year, Lisa Haydon.

Amid the Awards ceremony, the night was truly about fashion, as ONLY presented a fashion show showcasing the best of their spring summer collection. The focus lay on the emergence of two key trends, the return of 90s grunge and a laidback spirit of bohemia. Both were beautifully amplified by a selection of high-street picks.

The evening saw a massive turnout from the fashion and glamour quarters of the city, from the Indian fashion fraternity, Mumbai’s glamorous best, Bollywood, and the who’s who of the corporate world.

The evening’s Presenting Sponsor was ONLY; Hair Styling Partner – TRESemme; Eyewear Partner – Vision Express; Hospitality Partner – The Leela, Mumbai; Joyride Partner – Vespa; Dessert Partner – Magnum; Footwear Styling Partner – Tresmode; Beverage Partners – Sula Wines, Budweiser and Stoli; and Gift Partners – Colorbar, Tart, Fantasie Fine Chocolates, Spa la Vie by L’Occitane and Calvin Klein Fragrances.

The winners of the GRAZIA YOUNG FASHION AWARDS 2013 were:

1. Indie Cool

Vrisa by Rahul & Shikha Mangal

2. Label Alert

Selvage by Chandni Mohan

3. Urban Wear

Mrinalini Gupta

4. Innovation in Fabric and Texture

Swati Kalsi

5. Best Accessories, Bags

Square Loop by Kanika Sachdeva

Best Accessories, Shoes

AKA Bespoke by Aeiman Jarwala, Karan Berry, Ateev Anand

7. Best Accessories, Jewellery

Akaliko by Tehzeeb Merchant

8. By Popular Demand

Nikhil Thampi and Nishka Lulla

 

1. ONLY Model of the Year

Archana Akhil Kumar

2. Grazia Showstopper

Lisa Haydon

3. Grazia Face of the Year

Shraddha Kapoor

4. Grazia Cover Girl of the Year

Sonam Kapoor

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Shining the spotlight on the future of fashion A new year brought out a new roster of young talent to watch out for. On April 13, as Grazia India celebrated its sixth anniversary with ‘crazy, sexy, cool’ party, they also hosted the graduation of a new lot of Grazia Young Fashion Award winners.
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Young & vivacious designer Shouger Merchant Doshi of Zanaaya Couture showcased her sparkling partywear collection christened as ‘Pearlesque Party’ exclusively for the elite ladies of BIA(Bombay Industries Association) at VILLA 69,Juhu.

 

Designer Shouger unveiled her party collection through a fashion show. Thecollection was a mix of Indo-western embellished by intricate moti & zardosi appliqué work .The clean cut silhouettes were creative, light & comfortable to wear in the Indian summer.

 

Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela looked drop-dead gorgeous as the showstopper in the embellished red gown adorned. Celebrity columnist and luxury consultant Nisha Jamwal also burned the ramp amidst thundering applause by the the socialites & fashion mavens of Juhu and Bandra. Villa 69 was thronged with cheering ladies who jostled to get a look at the red & pink blingy gowns adorned by Urvashi & Nisha as they sashayed down the ramp waving at the ladies at the show. Later a sumptuous dinner was laid out for the guests.

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Urvashi Rautela & Nisha Jamwal scorched the ramp for Zanaaya Couture BIA Show @ VILLA 69 Young & vivacious designer Shouger Merchant Doshi of Zanaaya Couture showcased her sparkling partywear collection christened as ‘Pearlesque Party’ exclusively for the elite ladies of BIA(Bombay Industries Association) at VILLA 69,Juhu.
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