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Pyaasa Dialogue Immortalised In Book

The dialogue of Pyaasa, director Guru Dutt’s immortal classic, has been preserved in a book form. The film’s dialogue has been penned by Abrar Alvi and songs/poems by Sahir Ludhianvi. These are presented in the Hindi, Urdu and Roman scripts.

FoodFood To Launch on January 24

FoodFood, the 24-hour food lifestyle channel, will be launched on January 24. A joint venture of Malaysia-based Astro and Sanjeev Kapoor, the channel has roped in actress Madhuri Dixit as its brand ambassador. The channel is a pay channel priced

Robert Bakish Named President And CEO

Viacom Inc has appointed Robert Bakish to the newly created position of President and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks. Bakish was previously President of MTV Networks International. In his new role, he will oversee Viacom’s Media Networks properties that

Sun18 Media Appoints Gaurav Gandhi

Sun18 Media Services North Co, a strategic alliance between Network18 and the Sun Network, have announced the appointment of Gaurav Gandhi as its Chief Operating Officer. Gandhi will report to Rajesh Kamat, Group COO, Viacom 18, and the Executive Director

Hrithik Unveils Daring New Wax Figure

Hrithik Roshan attended the unveiling of his wax figure at the prestigious Madame Tussuads in London. Fans were delighted when the actor was revealed ‘Dhoom’-style. He is portrayed in a short-sleeve shirt left wide open to reveal his toned body.

PEEPLI [Live] Loses Oscar Race

PEEPLI [Live], produced by Aamir Khan, in association with UTV Motion Pictures, is out of the Oscar race. India’s official entry to the 83rd Academy Awards. The film is reportedly missing from the list of nine movies selected for the

Reliance Pictures Announces Movie Line-Up

Reliance Pictures has announced their movie line-up for 2011. The films include Moner Manush (Bengali), I Am Number Four (English), The Fighter (English), Janla (Bengali) Phirr (Hindi), Kavyam (Malayalam), Shagird (Hindi), Scream 4 (English), Haunted 3D (Hindi, Tamil and Telugu),

TLC To Kick Off New Show

Lifetsyle channel TLC will kick off the show, Invite, hosted by Ian Wright on January 31 at 9 pm. Airing every Monday, Wright will take an off-beat and humorous look at travel. He plays gracious house guest and is warmly Gets Launched

OneUp Arts Pvt. Ltd and actor Ajay Devgn launched their new online venture recently. Bhavna Somaiya, who is the editor-in-chief for, played the perfect host to the event. Also present at the function, Company Directors, actor Ajay Devgn,

UTV Action Launches Big Bang

UTV Action, the dubbed-action movie channel, has introduced a new property titled Big Bang to celebrate its first anniversary. In Big Bang, UTV Action will air films of legendary superheroes like Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Blade: Trinity and Hancock every Saturday

Shabana Azmi Organises Fashion Show

Shabana Azmi and her godchild Namrata Goyal have put together a fund-raising fashion show, titled MIJWAN-Sonnets in Fabric – a fashion show with a difference. This is a fund-raiser for MWS founded by Kaifi Azmi for the empowerment of the

Disney Channel To Launch Talent Show

Disney Channel is gearing up to launch a nationwide talent hunt show for kids called Shooting Stars. Kids can act, sing, dance, play a musical instrument or perform a comedy routine as their entry, and the winning participant will star

Ronnie Screwvala Sells

Reportedly, UTV Software Communications founder-promoter Ronnie Screwvala has sold 445,000 shares, amounting to a 1.08-per cent stake in the company. In an openmarket block deal transaction on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Screwvala sold the shares at Rs 565 per

Subhash Ghai Honored

Subhash Ghai received the ‘Special Distinguished Award’ at the 9th Pune International and Multimedia institute in Mumbai. Ghai is the first filmmaker in the history of Indian cinema who independently set up Asia’s largest institute for Film, Television, Animation and

MNIK At Oscars

Karan Johar’s SRK-Kajol starrer My Name Is Khan features on the reminder list of productions eligible for the 83rd Academy Awards amongst other names including Agora, Edge Of Darkness and Fair Game. Karan says, “MNIK started off as a movement

Feluda-The Kathmandu Caper To Premiere On Disney

Disney Channel will premiere Feluda – The Kathmandu Caper, a TV film made by Hyderabad-based DQ Entertainment, on January 1. This is the first-ever animated TV film based on one of India’s best-loved detective series – Feluda written by Satyajit

Joseph Eapen, CEO, MRUC, Quits

Media Research Users Council (MRUC) Chief Executive Officer Joseph Eapen has quit after an eightmonth stint with the company. MRUC had roped in Eapen in April this year. The MRUC board had hired Eapen to expand the scope of research

Kanika Saxena Is CMO, Balaji Motion Pictures

Kanika Saxena has joined Balaji Motion Pictures as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Prior to this, she was associate vice-president, UTV Bindass. Saxena has over eight years of experience, of which about two years have been spent at UTV Bindass.

Koffee With Karan Goes Mobile

Hungama Digital Media’s Hungama Mobile is showing archived mobisodes of Koffee With Karan, Season 3, on mobile phones. This service has already been launched with various mobile service providers, including Reliance (GSM and CDMA), Vodafone and Tata Indicom. Hungama Mobile

I Am Number Four

The new film, I Am Number Four, scheduled to release worldwide in February, a new sci-fi film from the director of Eagle Eye and Disturbia D J Caruso. The film is being presented by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Big Entertainment,

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