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Upcoming Bollywood Film Raees Trailer Launch; Shahrukh Khan Interacted Live With Audience via UFO’s Curtain Raiser

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The digital era saw yet another path breaking initiative by UFO Moviez. The world’s first-ever big screen trailer launch of movie ‘Raees’ mesmerized audiences in 10 theatres across Mumbai, Delhi, Indore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Surat and Moga. UFO Moviez’s latest initiative ‘Curtain Raiser’ enabled King Khan to launch the much-awaited Raees trailer simultaneously in the theatres and gave him an opportunity to interact live with audience on Big Screen. The platform –‘Curtain Raiser’, introduced by UFO Moviez, empowers a brand to interact live with audiences across their network of over 5000 screens.

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The Baadshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, stationed at UFO Moviez’s central studio, interacted with the audiences for an hour, with fans fervently asking for more. The audience sitting in theatres in the selected 10 cities could see and interact with the actor himself. The staggering enormity of the initiative truly came across when viewers at one location could hear those at another, while they interacted with Mr Khan.

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With this phenomenal event, UFO Moviez has ignited a spark that will provoke a revolution in the digital wave of Indian cinema. The name of the theatres participated for the interactive session are Mumbai – Gold Cinemas (Milan Mall), Moga (Punjab) – Neelam Nova Cinemaz, Jaipur – Golcha Cinema (Nile), Kolkata – Menoka Cinema, Delhi – Delite Theatre, Indore – Madhu Milan Cinema, Hyderabad- Venkatramana Megaplex Ahmedabad – City Gold Ashram Road, Bengaluru – Q Cinemas and Surat – DR World (INOX).

To promote the trailer launch, a short teaser was shot wherein King Khan himself invited people to the theatres to be part of this first of its kind of trailer launch.

A great way to launch the trailer indeed!!

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Bollywood Actress Amy Jackson Unveiled Cover of Health & Nutrition Magazine

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‘Singh is Bling’ famed actress Amy Jackson unveiled the cover of Health & Nutrition at an event held at Magna Lounge, Mumbai.

The actress shared various anecdotes on her experience of shooting with Superstar Rajnikanth. She was really surprised at his humility, considering the fact that Rajnikanth is considered as a Superstar. Amy also spoke at length about her action sequences in many Indian films.

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She shared an easy camaraderie with the media present at the event and smartly deflected any tricky queries on her relationship status with her charm and wit, maintaining that she is single presently. She also spoke on length on her fitness routines and goals ahead.

Way to go Amy!!

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Interview: Ace Journalist Ram Kamal Mukherjee on His Foray Into Fiction Writing With His Book Long Island Iced Tea

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Ram Kamal Mukherjee is well known for his coffee table book on Bollywood actress Hema Malini titled Diva Unveiled. This led him Ram Kamal Mukherjee bag the coveted title of India’s youngest biographer in 2005. With 17 years of experience in print journalism he has been associated with leading publications since 2000. He was the former Editor-In- Chief of Stardust, Assistant Editor of Mumbai Mirror (Times Of India) and Vice President of Pritish Nandy Communication. Mukherjee’s Long Island Ice Tea is his first venture in the world of fiction. With almost one million social media followers he remains one of the most popular journalists from Bollywood. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent engaged in a telephonic conversation with the ace journalist.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- So why is the title of the book Long Island Iced Tea? Many will think that this is a book on making amazing cocktails and mocktails?

Ram Kamal Mukherjee- Well, that is a possibility but I assure you that this has nothing to do with any kind of mocktails or cocktails. Incidentally Long island Iced Tea is my favorite cocktail. The eight ingredients needed are tequila, triple sec, jin, lemon juice, white rum, vodka, gomme syrup and a dash of cola. Wight ingredients make the perfect cocktail and eight stories make my book. One can aptly say that this book is a cocktail of life.

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How did this book on fiction happen?

Ram Kamal Mukherjee– Due to the hectic schedules, after writing the coffee book in 2001, I did not get much time to write. But when I was working as a journalist, I had certain breakouts. I wrote them down as short stories and saved them in my desktop. Later I copied them down on a floppy disk. Then took proper print out of the stories!! I had actually forgotten about them. But my wife actually discovered them while cleaning up the house. And this is how the book came into being.

What are the stories about?

Ram Kamal Mukherjee- I will say that the stories showcase my experiences as a human being. The stories deals with relationship issues, sex, modern problems, Bengali film industry and so on. In fact I lost the best short story which was a murder mystery.

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Who are the target audience of this book?

Ram Kamal Mukherjee- The target audience is the college students and those individuals who want to read something light on their way to work and so on. The price is also reasonable at Rs 199. This book will be available at different online e-commerce sites as people are now having a hard time with cash. They can buy online too.

Do you have any plans of writing a sequel of this book?

Ram Kamal Mukherjee- Well, I think that if the people like the book and they are happy, my mission is fulfilled. I will then plan on writing a sequel. This is a light read book and I have no wish of being awarded any literary award for this book too.

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What will be your next book on?

Ram Kamal Mukherjee- Since there is NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) with the publisher I will not be able to divulge anything about the book. But I will give the hint that it will be a biography.

Wishing Ram Kamal Mukherjee all the best for his foray in the world of fiction writing!!

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Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.

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Bollywood Actor Boman Irani at INFOCOM 2016; Engaged Audience in Motivational Session It’s Never Too Late to Start


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The first day at INFOCOM 2016 saw the presence of Bollywood actor Boman Irani at the motivational session. The session was titled It’s never too late to start and was about the will power and passion that every individual has and how that can be utilized to achieve something in life.

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Boman Irani began the session by stating how he lost his father at a young age and how he was raised in a home full of ladies only. “That had an effect on me. I used to lisp and was dyslexic. Hence I did not score high grades. When I went for my school admission they showed me pictures where I have to use the S letter. I knew I will lisp and hence I kept quiet. I did not get the admission initially. But later they took me understanding the fact that there was some problem I was hiding” said the actor.

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The actor remembered his grandmother’s words who had said that he may become anything but he must be the best in that job. “If you aim for the stars, can you land on the tree top!!” added the actor.

Boman Irani joked that though he may get to work with the top actresses in the industry, the only hitch was he was playing his father or uncle.

The actor interacted with the audience and kept them hooked. His jokes and witty remarks kept everyone amused and the slides of his life’s journey helped in keeping the session interesting.

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Serendipity Arts festival 2016 in Goa; Lillete Dubey and Mahesh Dattani to Present Script Lab at the Event

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The first edition of Serendipity Arts Festival, a multi-disciplinary arts festival will be held in Goa from 16th-23rd December 2016.  The festival will present a series of interesting learning and education workshops to help initiate art lovers into a whole new world of technique and creativity.

One such initiative will be led by renowned playwright, theatre actor and director Mahesh Dattani and popular Bollywood actor, director and theatre artist Lillete Dubey who are joining hands to present the ‘Script Lab’.

An education initiative by the Serendipity Arts Trust, a Munjal initiative for the promotion of creativity and imagination in arts and culture, Script Lab is a four-day residency workshop that will be held during the first four days of the Festival – from 16th to 19th December. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce playwriting, tap talent, help with character development, constructive feedback and also to help writers turn a critical eye on their own works.

The intensive four-day residency program will include two days of instruction, one day of mentorship and will conclude with dramatized readings of the plays in an outdoor setting at the Festival.

The registration fee for the four-day workshop is INR 10,000/- which will include boarding, all meals, mentorship and materials required for the program. The 15 participants who were shortlisted in October will be put up at a lovely home-stay to encourage focused and personal interactions during the course of the residency program. The process of creating the script will begin in November with guidelines from Mahesh Dattani sent to participants at regular intervals over the course of 6-8 weeks.

Serendipity Arts Festival will be the first of its kind, multi-disciplinary arts event that will be the first edition in a long-term cultural project that hopes to affect positive change in the arts in India on a large scale. The selection of curators, the festival structure, and the programming itself all represent a sincere effort to address the creative needs, aspirations and potential of contemporary India.

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