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Habitat For Humanity India Rupee For Change Brand Ambassador John Abraham To Felicitate Youth Supporting Housing For All And Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Mumbai, 19th January, 2019: Bollywood Actor, national award winning producer and Habitat for Humanity India Rupee for Change Brand Ambassador John Abraham felicitated students, and teachers of the schools that had partnered with NGO Habitat for Humanity India for its ‘Rupee for Change’ campaign.

The Rupee for Change is an annual campaign of Habitat for Humanity engaging schools across the country in advocacy, volunteering and awareness raising activities to support Habitat’s work of building homes and sanitation units for the families in need of decent shelter. In addition to campaigning for Habitat for Humanity India, these young students also raise funds and contribute to the NGO. The top schools in academic year 2017-18 for the ‘Rupee for Change’ campaign have been selected from the four regions of the country – west, north and south – namely The Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, St. John Universal School, Goregaon, Mumbai, The Millennium School, HMEL Bathinda, Sadhu Vaswani International School, Hyderabad, and Gowtham Model Schools, Hyderabad.

In a special ‘Meet and Greet’ event held on 19th January 2019 at Novotel, Juhu in Mumbai, John Abraham interacted with the school students, Principals, teachers and honour them for their contribution.

John Abraham has been associated with Habitat for Humanity India since 2006 and launched the Rupee for Change campaign in 2013-14 wherein the youth serve as change agents supporting the cause of Swachh Bharat and Housing for All – the national movements that Habitat India is aligned with. The Rupee for Change campaign motivates students to voluntarily contribute INR 1 per day towards building homes and sanitation facilities for the underprivileged people. Many of these students also offer sweat equity by way of volunteering and taking part in building homes thus transforming lives of many families and gaining a new perspective towards the world.

“I would like to congratulate the students who have participated in the ‘Rupee for Change’ campaign and contributed to the cause. The funds will definitely give hope to the people who don’t have home of their own. ‘Rupee for Change’ is a special campaign to me and I am proud to be associated with this campaign. I would like to urge the students to continue participating in this initiative,” says John Abraham, Habitat for Humanity India’s Brand Ambassador.

“Rupee for Change campaign introduces the reality of homelessness to the students and motivates them to contribute to the cause of the people who don’t have roof over their head. The response from the schools across the country to the campaign in the academic year 2017-18 has been quite encouraging. The students are the real champions in this campaign. We are grateful to the principals, school management and the parent community for their support,” says Rajan Samuel, managing director of HFH India.

About Habitat for Humanity India

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. In India since 1983, Habitat for Humanity has supported more than 1.8 million people to build or improve a place they can call home. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.

To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit www.habitatindia.org

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Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan delight with a visit

Mumbai, Saturday January 18, 2019: BeingHuman E-Cycles in association with BeingStrong Fitness Equipment, created much excitement at the GetActive Expo in MMRDA today, while drawing attention to theirunique solutions for a healthier lifestyle. The brainchild of Bollywood’s greatest fitness icon Salman Khan, BeingStrongFitness Equipment, is the perfect complement to BeingHuman E-Cycles for those on the journey towards a wholesome lifestyle.

BeingStrong, was launched by Salman Khan, in collaboration with Jerai Fitness, India’s largest brand in the segment, with a goal of making best in class fitness equipment affordable for common people in the country, and making everyday fitness a way of life across the country – from villages and towns to major urban centres. The actor has also acquired 100% manufacturing rights for this from Jerai Fitness.

The brand is running a fun fitness challenge for Mumbai’s marathon over four days. A bench-pressing contest with women lifting 27 kgs and men lifting 54 kgs had fitness enthusiasts lining up! The person who bench-pressed the largest number of times in a day will enter the finals with Ayush Sharma and Sohail Khan in attendance tomorrow. A big hit at the event is the availability of the BeingHuman E-Cycles just outside the venue for trials. The contest and the rides added a dash of laughter while stoking the competitive spirit of fitness enthusiasts lining up to get their participation bibs for Mumbai’s annual marathon.

Habitat For Humanity India Rupee For Change Brand Ambassador John Abraham To Felicitate Youth Supporting Housing For All And Swachh Bharat Abhiyan   Mumbai, 19th January, 2019: Bollywood Actor, national award winning producer and Habitat for Humanity India Rupee for Change Brand Ambassador John Abraham felicitated students, and teachers of the schools that had partnered with NGO Habitat for Humanity India for its ‘Rupee for Change’ campaign.   The Rupee for Change is an annual campaign of Habitat for Humanity engaging schools across the country in advocacy, volunteering and awareness raising activities to support Habitat’s work of building homes and sanitation units for the families in need of decent shelter. In addition to campaigning for Habitat for Humanity India, these young students also raise funds and contribute to the NGO. The top schools in academic year 2017-18 for the ‘Rupee for Change’ campaign have been selected from the four regions of the country – west, north and south – namely The Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, St. John Universal School, Goregaon, Mumbai, The Millennium School, HMEL Bathinda, Sadhu Vaswani International School, Hyderabad, and Gowtham Model Schools, Hyderabad.   In a special ‘Meet and Greet’ event held on 19th January 2019 at Novotel, Juhu in Mumbai, John Abraham interacted with the school students, Principals, teachers and honour them for their contribution.   John Abraham has been associated with Habitat for Humanity India since 2006 and launched the Rupee for Change campaign in 2013-14 wherein the youth serve as change agents supporting the cause of Swachh Bharat and Housing for All – the national movements that Habitat India is aligned with. The Rupee for Change campaign motivates students to voluntarily contribute INR 1 per day towards building homes and sanitation facilities for the underprivileged people. Many of these students also offer sweat equity by way of volunteering and taking part in building homes thus transforming lives of many families and gaining a new perspective towards the world.   “I would like to congratulate the students who have participated in the ‘Rupee for Change’ campaign and contributed to the cause. The funds will definitely give hope to the people who don’t have home of their own. ‘Rupee for Change’ is a special campaign to me and I am proud to be associated with this campaign. I would like to urge the students to continue participating in this initiative,” says John Abraham, Habitat for Humanity India’s Brand Ambassador.   “Rupee for Change campaign introduces the reality of homelessness to the students and motivates them to contribute to the cause of the people who don’t have roof over their head. The response from the schools across the country to the campaign in the academic year 2017-18 has been quite encouraging. The students are the real champions in this campaign. We are grateful to the principals, school management and the parent community for their support,” says Rajan Samuel, managing director of HFH India.   — About Habitat for Humanity India Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. In India since 1983, Habitat for Humanity has supported more than 1.8 million people to build or improve a place they can call home. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.   To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit www.habitatindia.org

The story of the ‘Rani’ in Guru Randhawa’s song ‘Ban Ja Tu Meri Rani’

The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony Entertainment Television has opened to fantastic ratings and has topped the list with its entertaining and hilarious content. Every week, guests from the Bollywood fraternity are gracing the show giving
its viewers interesting sneak-peek’s into their lives. This Saturday, Punjabi singer, Guru Randhawa will be seen gracing The Kapil Sharma Show along with Bollywood’s serial kisser
Emraan Hashmi as they come to promote their upcoming movie Cheat India.

Guru Randhawa gets the audiences grooving as he sings away his super hit tracks while on the show. Not many know that Guru Randhawa had started singing when he was in the 3rd standard and had started writing when he was in the
7th grade. The singer rose to fame with the very famous ‘Ban Ja Tu Meri Rani’ which became a chartbuster overnight. The song has become a party anthem. Kapil jokingly says that if anyone wants to know the place from where the girl belongs, they
should listen to Guru’s songs citing example of another famous song of Guru ‘lagdi lahore di ya’. Guru Randhawa then reveals the story behind him writing Ban Ja Tu Meri Rani. He reveals that he had written the song for a girl back in the days and after writing
the song, he sang it to her but then she dissed him off saying that he is nothing and she doesn’t want to be with him which left him heart-broken. When the song became a hit, that same girl called him back and confessed her love but having learnt his lesson
well, Guru rejected the proposal.

Guru said, “It’s all about time and one should love the person and not the fame that comes with that person. I realized that this girl was in love with the fame I had achieved and not me, so I never took it forward, though she wanted
to come back to me.”

Guru also shares that when he was in school in Gurdaspur, a girl wanted to kiss him. He got so scared that he went and informed his elder brother about it. Emraan Hashmi is startled to hear thata girl wanted to kiss him to which Kapil says
‘hogi bacchon ki Emraan Hashmi’.

The episode promises to be a laughter riot with Emraan & Guru coming together on the show and revealing some funny moments of their lives.
Tune in to Sony Entertainment Television on Saturday, January 19, at 9.30pm to watch The Kapil Sharma Show.

Actor Varun Dhawan has kicked off prep for his next.
Actor Varun Dhawan is known for his hardwork and dedication towards his roles. The actor has started prep for his next, a dance film directed by Remo Dsouza and is leaving no stones unturned.
Varun is getting himself trained in gymnastics for his role by action expert Kuldeep Shashi and is spending a lot of time perfecting gymnastics. He is learning different forms of dance like Bhangra, Urban and Street hip-hop from Remo’s dance troupe. Apart from this, the actor hits the gym twice a day for his work-out.
Varun who was on a no carb diet earlier has shifted to eating carbs to acquire the physique required for the character.
The film also stars Shraddha Kapoor and will go on floors by the end of this month.

Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra interview Queen remake superstars
Top film critics and industry trackers Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra interviewed the lead actresses who are toplining the simultaneous South Indian remakes of the Kangana-starrer Queen. The leading ladies featuring in the Queen remakes are Parul Yadav, Kajal Aggarwal, Tamannaah and Manjima Mohan. This historic simultaneous production of the films in four South Indian languages has generated interest in Bollywood as well. This is a positive move for the South Indian industries and will create audiences for their movies in North Indian states as well.
The Kannada remake of Queen is titled as ‘Butterfly’, directed by Ramesh Aravind. The dialogues have been written by Mamta Sagar & Ramesh Aravind and stars Parul Yadav. The film is presented by Taizoon Khorakiwala, produced by Manu Kumaran, co-produced by Parul Yadav, under the banner of Mediente Films.
The Tamil remake of Queen, titled ‘Paris Paris’, has been directed by Ramesh Aravind and has dialogues by Thamizhachi Thangapandian. It stars Kajal Aggarwal and has been presented by Taizoon Khorakiwala. The film is produced by Manu Kumaran, co-produced by Parul Yadav, under the banner of Mediente Films.
The Telugu remake of Queen, titled ‘That is Mahalakshmi’, stars Tamannaah. The film is presented by Taizoon Khorakiwala, produced by Manu Kumaran, co-produced by Parul Yadav, under the banner of Mediente Films.
The Malayalam remake of Queen is titled as ‘Zam Zam’ and has been directed by Neelakanta. The film has dialogues by Vipin Radhakrishnan and stars Manjima Mohan and Sunny Wayne. The film is presented by Taizoon Khorakiwala, produced by Manu Kumaran, co-produced by Parul Yadav, under the banner of Mediente Films.

Shilpa Shetty: “Anurag Dada is the real brat of the show”

Sony Entertainment Televisions’ popular show, Super Dancer Chapter -3 has their top 12 contestants all geared up and ready to give their best
shot at the Grand Premiere this coming weekend with some power packed performances.

The 3 Super Judges, Shilpa Shetty, Geeta Kapur and Anurag Basu, have been judging the show for 3 years now and share a great bond. The audiences
love the camaraderie between Geeta, Anurag and Shilpa. The three of them share such a good rapport that they are often seen pulling each other’s legs. Their fun banter only shows that they share a good chemistry with each other.

Many may not know this but Anurag Basu (affectionately called Dada) is a prankster on the sets of the show and is continuously pulling some trick
or the other on the other two judges during the breaks of the shoot. He takes Shilpa’s cellphone and randomly calls or answers any calls or messages people without her knowledge.

Once, Dada recently added salt in Shilpa’s tea. He plays such pranks so smoothly that he rarely gets caught in the act. He distracted Shilpa and
swiftly put salt in Shilpa’s tea. Unaware of the fact that Dada might have done this, poor Shilpa sipped the tea. She assumed that the buttered bread that she dipped in the tea first was the cause for the salty taste. The next time that Dada tried to distract
her, she noticed him doing something with her tea cup and caught him red- handed.

Shilpa says, “Dada is the biggest kid and brat of the show even despite us having so many kids around. He always looks to pull his pranks on people
and has a good laugh about it. We have to be careful from him.”

Geeta added that Anurag has pulled the same salt prank at her too before. She is wiser from the incident and now, orders a fresh cup of tea in
front of her just to be sure that its safe for her to drink.

Don’t miss the masti and magic of dance on Super Dancer 3.
Tune in to Sony Entertainment Television, this Saturday & Sunday, at 8pm to watch the Grand Premiere episode.