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25 April 2019, Mumbai:

double the fun and masti as Sony YAY!, the destination of unlimited happiness
for kids, turns two, this summer! With a slew of summer activities lined up,
the channel with its kids-centric, home-grown content is all set to give
youngsters a double dose of everything that they love.

YAY! kick-started its summer activities with their birthday bash, courtesy the
‘YAY! Day My Day!’ campaign on-air. With an objective to celebrate their 2nd
birthday, the channel gifted its young audiences a unique chance to decide the
content line-up for their favourite channel. The Idea was to let kids take over
the channel for a day, and let them watch the shows of their choice. Young fans
simply had to vote for their favourite toons via the Sony LIV app (
and voila!

YAY! launched in 2017 with almost 95 hours of content. With kids wanting to
watch more of their favourite toons, the channel with a bank of over 300 hours
of content will be giving them a double fun-dose this summer as it readies
itself to release over 100 hours of fresh content this year. Kids will be
treated to brand new episodes of the coolest kid in town and his gadget-filled
supercar – Kicko & Super Speedo. Not just that, the boy with the coolest
swag will be seen fighting evil, for the first time in four brand new movies –
Kicko V/S Shrinko, Kicko and Super Speedo VS Benaam Woh, Kicko and Superspeedo
in Return of The Devils and Kicko and Superspeedo in Future Man Attacks. The
mischievous feline duo undergo a revamp as ‘Sab Jholmaal Hai’ gets renamed to
‘Honey Bunny Ka Jholmaal’ with the fresh set of episodes. In all, Sony YAY!
will air 13 new movies to enthral kids.
With tons of action, rib tickling comedy and laugh out loud moments, the
new movies are bound to leave the kids spellbound.

Sony YAY! is the only kid’s TV channel that serves content in
7 languages – English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bangla, Malayalam and Marathi.
Toons are kid’s best friends and naturally its more comfortable for them to
engage with them in their mother tongue. Speaking to them in a language they
are more comfortable in, helps them build an everlasting bond and relate
better. Keeping this in mind, Sony YAY! has made conscious efforts to provide
content in multiple language feeds, resulting in it being in a leadership
position in the kids’ category in West Bengal, Maharashtra and Kerala.

Sony YAY! endeavours
to ensure that it brings kids favourite characters across every platform that kids
are on. With kids getting increasingly tech savvy with an access to hand-held
devices at a very young age, the channel has ensured to give kids their
favourite entertainment on the go. With fresh and engaging new games on mobile
devices, a host of fresh and exclusive content for the Sony LIV! app, the
channel ensures that kids get their YAY! dose on the move.

Offline too, Sony YAY! has a plethora of initiatives planned
to keep kids engaged with their favourite toons across India. Malls in Mumbai,
Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Kochi, will allow
kids to meet their favourite YAY toons up-close and personal! Sony YAY! van
activation across India to more than 115 cities, will ensure that the
fun-filled characters meet and play with as many young fans. Not just this,
associations with a host of brands, amusement parks, and a slew of merchandize
will ensure kids everywhere go YAY!

intention is to build an ecosystem around kids where they meet and engage with
their favourite Sony YAY! characters across the day,from using Honey Bunny
products at home to singing and dancing with Kicko in their nearest mall.
Playing character based games to watching various other digital content on the


Leena Lele Dutta, Business Head, Sony Pictures Networks India,
Kids Genre

“We started with a belief to create characters
and stories that kids will love. It has been an exhilarating journey to be a
part of kid’s lives. This summer we have planned loads of fresh content with
109 new episodes and 13 movies on TV. The characters however are character
agnostic and every new platform is an avenue to bring toons to life beyond just
TV. Seven language feeds, digital extensions and consumer products are all a
step towards a new phase of our journey and we have never been more excited.”

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Sony YAY!

Sony YAY! is the
first kids offering from Sony Pictures Networks, India. Its vision is to be
a part of kids’
everyday lives through various endeavours. A
channel targeted at kids aged 2 – 14 years, Sony YAY! is here to set new
standards and benchmarks in kids’ entertainment. The channel’s content is
unique, fresh, and relatable and is produced in India. The channel, within one
year, produced 6 original shows which include Guru Aur Bhole – a
musical comedy, Sab Jholmaal Hai – a comedy
with hilarious adventures of an odd team of pets, Paap-O-Meter- a
unique laugh-out-loud ghost comedy and KickO
and Super Speedo – a tale of a super-kid and his super gadget car who are
out to save Sun City. Available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali,
Malayalam, Marathi and
English. Sony YAY! is the first kids’ channel to be available in 7
languages. The channel has entered in to licensing and merchandising,

making their endearing characters a part of kids’ lives wherever they are.

About Sony Pictures Networks India

Sony Pictures Networks India
(SPN), is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony
Entertainment network of television channels.

SPN has
several channels including Sony Entertainment Television (SET and SET HD),
one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX,
India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, another Hindi
movie channel showcasing great India Cinema; MAX HD, a high definition Hindi
movie channel airing premium quality films; WAH, the FTA channel for Hindi
movies; SAB and SAB HD the family-oriented Hindi comedy entertainment channels;
PAL, a genre leader in rural Hindi speaking markets (HSM) showcasing the best
of Hindi general entertainment and Hindi movies from SPN’s content library; PIX
and PIX HD, the English movie channels; AXN and AXN HD, the channels
showcasing the best in Reality, Entertainment and Drama; Sony BBC Earth and
Sony BBC Earth HD, the premium factual entertainment channels, Sony AATH, the
Bangla entertainment channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel; YAY!, the
kids entertainment channel; sports entertainment channels – SONY SIX, SONY SIX
मराठी, the Marathi general entertainment channel;SonyLIV – the digital
entertainment VOD platform; SPN Productions, the networks
film production arm and StudioNEXT the
independent production venture for original content and IPs for TV and digital
media. SPN reaches out to over 700 million viewers in India and is available in
167 countries.

The network is recognized as
an employer of choice within and outside the media industry. SPN is a recipient
of several awards, including the ‘Aon Best Employers India’ Award in
recognition of SPN’s unique workplace culture and exceptional people practices,
consistently ranking amongst India’s Top 10 Companies with Best Health &
Wellness Practices by SHRM & CGP Partners, listed by Working Mother &
AVTAR as one of the 100 Best Companies for Women in India and adjudged one of
India’s Great Workplaces by the Great Place To Work® Institute.

Sony Pictures Networks India
Private Limited is in its 24thyear of operations in India.
has a subsidiary, MSM-Worldwide Factual Media Private Limited and an affiliate,
Bangla Entertainment Private Limited in India.

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ManotoTV is a leading content and media brand based out of London who create content for Iranians across the world. They have been interviewing famous personalities from Iran. They will be here in India to interview actor model entrepreneur Mandana Karimi. She gained fame with bollywood film kya kool hain hum 3, bhaag Johnny and Main aur Charles but she became a household name with Bigg Boss 9.

ManotoTV is a leading media house and they have done some path breaking content and the numbers are sheer joy to watch. They have more than 166mn views on their YouTube channel and a followership close to 6 mn on instagram and Facebook combined. They will be covering the life of Manadana Karimi and we would give you further details on this. We spoke to Mandana on this and here is what she has to say, ” I am super excited to be featuring at ManotoTV. They are a huge media house back in Iran and they are famous for making great content and they work with people who have always pushed the boundaries. So it’s an absolute honour and joy to be featuring in Manoto. Its will be tailor made for the Iranians and I am very happy that they would get to know about me and my journey. If I can inspire even one life I would be happy. ”

We wish Mandana all the very best and are really looking forward to this. We hope they have it in hindi or with subs so we could also understand her journey more.


~Stream all 20 mesmerizing episodes of this unique tale of love and
sacrifices now!~

Watch the episode here:

ALTBalaji’s latest offering Baarish- When you are in mood
for romance is all set to bring the old-school
monsoon romance back in this summer heat. Seeking the quintessential love saga,
audiences can be rest assured for an epic tale of love, family, and drama. With
the trailer already having created a storm, viewers are in for an
awesome-mausam treat as veteran actor Sharman Joshi and the ever-elegant Asha
Negi make their digital debuts with the much-awaited show.

The rain playing a pivotal role in this romance-drama, Baarish showcases
the hardships of maintaining relationships and how the imperfect love story of
Anuj (Sharman) and Gauravi (Asha) is defined by their responsibilities towards
their respective families. The narrative between a Gujarati diamond merchant
and a simple Marathi Mulgi entails the challenging journey of love and respect.
As society continues to keep its prying eyes on any couple, the situation makes
it more difficult for Gauravi working under Anuj as his employee. With their
family being of utmost importance to the two, sacrifices and decisions by them lead
to the pair getting married and their fate being decided. The series shows how
marriages can be arranged but love can’t. Love grows gradually and slowly with
each moment and day spent together. Unfortunately, in their case love gets
shadowed by misunderstandings, leading the couple to part ways at the juncture
when they had begun to bond as a couple.

about her very first production in the digital space with 24 Frames
Media, Bhairavi Raichura quipped, “I am extremely exhilarated as it is
the first time ever I am producing a web show. Everybody likes the feeling of
love and Baarish will definitely be a not-to-miss feel-good series that is
portraying a beautiful, simple love story. I am sure that the audience will
adore this love-story“

On the
launch of his digital debut, the evergreen actor Sharman Joshi said,
“I am overwhelmed with the response that we have been receiving with the
trailer. It was an extremely thrilling experience to be working on the web
space and I am excited for the viewers to be seeing our delightful series!”

charming Asha Negi quipped, “People have been showering love
from everywhere and I feel blessed to have been a part of this project. It has
been a beautiful journey throughout and I cannot wait to hear what the audience
has to say after watching our quaint show.”

An unusual
tale of a middle-class girl and a rich businessman, Baarish embraces the
complexities of life. With a host of emotions running high, the series aims to
strike the right chord with the viewers. Starring a talented ensemble of cast
including Priya Banerjee, Vikram Singh Chauhan, Shubhangi Latkar, Benaf Patel
and Sahil Shroff, we’re in for a heartwarming story in a series that will
surely leave us wanting for more!

Binge-watch all episodes of Baarish on
ALTBalaji now!

Celebs Unveil Padmashree Mahendra Kapoor Chowk
Padma Shri recipient and legendary playback singer Mahendra Kapoor was recently honoured posthumously with a ‘Chowk’ to his name at the Junction of Turner Road & St. Martins Road, Bandra West. Unveiled at the hands of Jeetendra, Suresh Wadkar, Johnny Lever, Udit Narayan, Madhushree, Anil Deshmukh, Dr.Pai among other such dignitaries, in the presence of Praveen Kapoor, Ruhan Mahendra Kapoor, Neerja Ruhan Kapoor and Sidhant Kapoor, the Padma Shri awardee’s wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandson respectively. The rest of Mahendra Kapoor’s family, well-wishers and dignitaries congregated to make the event merry and momentous. The celebrities sang some of Mahendra Kapoor’s evergreen numbers like Mere Desh Ki Dharti to mark the occasion.
The late Mahendra Kapoor was among the handful of singers who dominated the golden age of Hindi film music. Like Mukesh was the soul of Raj Kapoor, Mahendra Kapoor was Manoj ‘Bharat’ Kumar’s voice; he sang a host of hits for the actor including patriotic hits like Mere Desh Ki Dharti from the film, Upkar, to Aur Nahin Bas Aur Nahi of Roti Kapda Aur Makaan.
And that is not all for the Kapoor family’s legacy. Mahendra Kapoor’s son and grandson, Ruhan Mahendra Kapoor and Sidhant Kapoor, are taking their father and grandfather’s legacy forward impacting the music world and fraternity with accolades and achievements that would be making the late legendary playback singer proud.

Siddha Group Offers Boishakh
Mashe Chaitro Sale

Kolkata, 24th April, 2019: Eastern India’s leading real estate
developer, Siddha Group, have introduced their special offer “Boishakh
Mashe Chaitro Sale” where the buyer will get significant discounts
across Siddha Group projects at Rajarhat, Madhyamgram, BT Road, Khardah and NSC
Bose Road/Southern Bypass in Kolkata and in one project in Jaipur.

this unique flash sale concept,
which is a one-of-its-kind initiative in the real estate sector in Kolkata and
Jaipur, Siddha Group is offering customers a discount of upto 26% on booking a flat or a commercial
space, in between 26th April, 2019 to 28th April,
2019. Thus the customer will be able to save up to Rs 21.40 lakh on purchase of their Siddha flat or commercial space.
The offer is valid for limited stock
and on first come first served basis.

year during the festive period we plan lucrative schemes for the home buyers
which receive significant response. This year for the first time in the
real estate market of Kolkata and Jaipur, we have decided to come up with a 3
days’ flash sale offer on our projects. This offer is on select stock and on
first come first served basis”, said Mr Sanjay Jain, Managing
Director, Siddha Group.

Mashe Chaitro Sale” offer is valid on Rajarhat
projects like Siddha Galaxia, Siddha Pines, Siddha Town Rajarhat, Xanadu | BT Road projects like Siddha Eden
LakeVille in Bonhooghly and Siddha WaterFront in Khardah | Madhyamgram project Siddha Town | NSC Bose Road/Southern Bypass project Siddha Suburbia | Jaipur project Siddha Aangan in Ajmer

About Siddha Group:

its inception in 1986, Siddha Group has been creating homes making better
living affordable in Kolkata and Jaipur. Siddha’s passion for quality homes has
been driving it forward increasingly with each new project. Led by group
chairman Chandra Prakash Jain and group managing director Sanjay Jain, Siddha
Group creates and markets high-quality housing in India. Combining upmarket
design skills, optimal materials and excellence in construction, Siddha is
focused on delivering comfortable homes at convenient prices within committed

The dance song of the year from Student of the Year 2 is here.
Punit Malhotra’s Student of the Year 2 has created immense buzz among the audiences. Featuring Tiger Shroff in the male lead, the film marks the debut of Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria.
After treating the fans with The Jawaani Song, the makers have now released the second song from the film – Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiyaan. The song is a party anthem and will surely be the dance number of the year. Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjianii, the song is on the lines of Radha from Student of The Year.
Talking about the film, director Punit says, “We are banking on the film, we are happy with it and hoping that people will go and watch it in theatres.”
Tiger Shroff says, “Shooting for this song was like one big celebration”
“Shooting for this song was so much fun. It was the last few days of our shoot and it couldn’t have ended in a better way than this celebration”, reveals Tara
Ananya adds, “We really needed a party and I think this is the best party we could have asked for”
Fox Star Studios presents a Dharma Productions film Student Of The Year 2. Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar & Apoorva Mehta, the film is set to release on 10th May, 2019.

SOTY2’s hot new sangeet song on the block
Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria — the lead trio of Punit Malhotra’s Student Of The Year 2 (SOTY2) — are back in a desi avatar. The youngsters will be seen in a cool new sangeet song, titled Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiya, which launches today.
Director Punit said “The previous film had Dafli Waley, we have Yeh Jawaani. They had Radha Teri Chunri, we have Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiya. Of course, the music of the films are in tune with their respective stories, but this song is in that space. It’s a young sangeet number. Tiger is a great dancer, and he gives every performance his all. So, we had to up the ante as far as the dance is concerned.”
The pressure of recreating the magic is immense, admits the director. “The songs of the original film really worked. So, yes, the pressure to recreate that magic is there. But we had so much fun shooting this film, and I feel that it shows and translates on screen,” he added.
Fox Star Studios presents a Dharma Productions film Student Of The Year 2. Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar & Apoorva Mehta, the film is set to release on 10th May, 2019.