21 April 2021 20:12

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As India celebrates 69th Independence day one aspect of independence – financial freedom of its citizens cannot be overlooked.

Moneycontrol takes this opportunity to enable Indians to take charge of their finances and achieve the dream of financial freedom with the launch of Independence Day initiative- Financial Freedom.

The week long initiative, from 13 to 20 August, will provide access to advice from marquee names from the industry such as Nirmal Jain: Founder and Chairman of India Infoline, Ajay Thakur: Head BSE SME, Rashesh Shah: Chairman and CEO of Edelweiss Group, S. Naren: CIO of ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company and Gaurav Mashruwala: Certified Financial Planner.

Users can interact with experts in financial planning domain through chat sessions to get insights on cutting edge strategies employed by experts. It will have a quiz that will help users to ascertain their understanding of money matters. The initiative also has other engagements like polls and forum utility, where users can express themselves.

The campaign will also reach out on other platforms like Facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn and Twitter where people can join social conversations using #FinancialFreedom.

Rubeena Singh, COO , moneycontrol adds, “We at Moneycontrol have conceptualised Financial Freedom seeking to impart knowledge and helping each and every Indian investor take greater control of their finances and savings. With this, we hope to help more people realise their dreams aided by the right financial know-how. We hope and believe that the 1st edition of Financial Freedom will lay the foundation to satisfy the changing needs of the Indian investor going forward. This will play a large role in our larger aim of enabling financial independence for all.”


A stellar comical extravaganza for the entire family

Sushmita Sen, Sonu Sood & Shekhar Suman are on a lookout for the country’s 1st ever entertainer!

SAB TV one of the leading entertainment channels in the country launched its most awaited comedy reality show ‘Comedy Superstar’. The show will see diva Sushmita Sen, the handsome Sonu Sood and the brilliant Shekhar Suman as judges, who will be responsible to find the next best comedy idol in India. Comedy Superstars is all set to hit the small screen from the 22nd of August 2015 at 10 PM exclusively on SAB TV.

Hosted by the suave Jay Soni and the gorgeous Sudeepa Singh, Comedy Superstar will see aspiring comedians from different segments of the society battle it out to win the title of the country’s first ever ‘Comedy Superstar’. Produced by Pyramid Productions, Comedy Superstar will identify the ultimate entertainer who possesses the X factor. The twelve contestants will be judged on five main attributes of a comedian through various parameters of comedy. The ultimate comedy superstar will need to possess certain attributes such good humor, the ability to entertain audiences and with an exceptional personality. The format of Comedy Superstar is integrated in terms of stages, elimination, selection process and scoring. The judges will be the only ones judging the performances and it is not open to social media, audience polling, etc, which makes the format different from the other shows on the small screen.

Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen will be adding to the glamour and oomph factor on the show along with the very handsome Sonu Sood who is making his debut on the small screen. Veteran actor Shekhar Suman completes the trilogy and will be looking at the contestants’ capabilities to think on their feet and deliver a power packed performance. Together the trio will present to the world India’s first ever ‘Comedy Superstar’.

SAB TV is the pioneer of comedy shows in Indian television industry leading the pack with its one of a kind content. SAB TV has always believed in providing a platform for young talent across the country and encourages unique concepts. With Comedy Superstar SAB TV is taking its brand belief ‘Innovation through Differentiation’ to the next level by providing unadulterated entertainment to it viewers. The show is looking for someone who is a package of complete entertainment who will win the hearts of the viewers.

Mr. Anooj Kapoor, Senior EVP & Business Head - SAB TV said, “Comedy Superstar is our latest offering to our viewers and we have kept up with our promise of always delivering entertainment that is unadulterated and yet unique in terms of concept and treatment. We have explored with the format of the show and it is different from what we have done before and we believing in providing a platform to budding talent, so that they can exhibit their flair. We are hoping that our viewers will like our latest offering and will sit back and enjoy Comedy Superstar.”

A total package of entertainment and laughter coupled with the charm and sassiness if the judges, ‘Comedy Superstar’ is all set to rule the roost in the comedy genre on the small screen.

Comedy Superstar premiers on the 22nd of August, 10 pm only on SAB TV!

Watch the all new season of ‘Science of Stupid’ with Manish Paul on 15th August

On India’s 69th Independence Day, National Geographic Channel and Manish Paul is launching a special campaign to help people achieve a new kind of freedom. Freedom from Stupidity!

On 15th August, with the launch of the much awaited new season of Science of Stupid on National Geographic Channel, Manish Paul will showcase amazing misadventures of people from around the world. All of these mishaps, from biking stunts gone wrong to people slipping on wet floor, will be analyzed to find the scientific reason of what exactly went wrong and why.  Manish will explain the physics, chemistry and biology at play, and then present forensic details to explain the stupidity that resulted in failure.

Catch the premiere of the new season of ‘Science of Stupid’ at 9 pm on August 15, 2015 on National Geographic Channel.

The new season combines science with some of the craziest, most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded from all over the world. It not only has UGC footage of these unbelievable fails, but also combines great animation sequences with incredible slow-motion photography to explain the stunts.

Manish Paul, who has also hosted the two earlier seasons of the highly successful series, says ‘This new season is much more exciting than any episodes you would’ve seen earlier! It not only has some mindboggling clips of stunts gone wrong, but also showcases some really fascinating science theories! Of course, watching it will be incredibly entertaining. But it will also make people more aware of stupid and embarrassing things they can commit. Hopefully, we will give them Freedom from Stupidity through this series!’

Tune into National Geographic Channel to catch the launch of the new season of Science of Stupid at 9 pm on 15th August. The series continues every Monday to Friday at 9 pm on the channel.

Watch as two conmen and a cop join hands to solve unique and bizarre cases

Life OK presents an all new genre of comedy - crime with a unique partnership between conmen and a police officer who get together to solve bizarre cases of scams and conning

We often hear of a common phrase, ‘Police walokinadostiachihainadushmani’ (It’s neither good to be friends or an enemy with a policeman). The chasebetween a cop and aconman has always beenprevalent. But when they both tie up with each other, their relationship becomes even more exciting.

Starting August 15th 2015 Life OK presents a new comedy-crime series called Daffa 420. The show will air every Saturday &Sunday at 8pm only on Life OK.

Manoj Pahwa(Chand) who was recently seen in the super-hit Bollywood film DilDhadakne Do, is popularly known for his excellent comic timing. He plays a pivotal role here along withthe versatile actor Amit Mistry (Bhola). Amit has played a fundamental part of several movies like Singh Saab The Great, YamlaPaglaDeewana and many more. Yuvika Chaudhary(Anusha) who is known for her sizzling character as Dolly in Om shanti Om, playing the role of an honest and sharp police officer. She is challenged with bizarre cases that prove difficult to crack while keeping to the code of law. Through Chand and Bhola, she gets an insight into a conman’s mind which leads her to solve these bizarre cases. This unusual partnership evokesinstant laughter and adventure in this light crime caper.

Chand, is a cynic-chauvinist strategist who, with his sharp and witty mind, reads what the naked eye can’t. His partner,Bhola, who is always in awe of him, loyally follows all his orders and considers him his hero. Each character’s different mannerism and individualistic perspective sheds a different light on each of the cases. Chand and Bhola’sunbreakable relationship and their conning experience will help them tackle different cases strategically.

Inspired by world famous cons, this unique show will take the audience through strange yet hilarious cases with every episode. Anusha will be seen cracking these unique cases with the help of Chand and Bholawho con oblivious people by leading them to temptation.This exciting sequence of funny and bizarre cases and the manner in which the trio solve them, will bring thrill and suspense with lots of laughter and entertainment to the show.

Commenting on the show, a Life OK spokesperson said, “We are excited about the launch of this all new genre of fictional comedy-crime series with a unique storyline and promising actors. Manoj Pahwa and Amit Mistry have an exceptional comic timing and Yuvika Chaudhary is a very talented actor. I’m sure they will entertain the audience and give the show an interesting look. We are optimistic about the show and trust the viewers will enjoy it too.’’

Daffa 420 is co-produced in collaboration with Saregama India and Mahir Films.

Says Manish Popat, “Saregama Productions is looking forward to the launch of Daffa 420. It is anupbeat comedy-crime show with talented actors and a very jovial story line that will entertain the audience with every episode. Anusha and the duo Chand and Bhola, will bring in lots of laughter and entertainment as they crack absurd con cases.’’

Mahir Khan, Producer at Mahir Films comments, “This is a one of a kind show which has been inspired by world famous cons. We conducted extensive research for almost three years and are very pleased with the outcome. The modus operandi of these confident tricksters comes alive in a beautiful way throughout all the episodes. Our core focus was to ensure it is a family drama by limiting the violence factor.”

Backed with a unique storyline and hilarious comic moments of the talented actors, Life OK promises to givethe audience a feel-good experience withDaffa 420.


There are heroes and heroic tales of battles won; then there are sacrifices and tragic stories; all for the sake of India’s Independence.

To celebrate the glorious 69th year of our freedom and the privilege that our armies and freedom fighters have left us behind with, 92.7 BIG FM gives soldiers the BIG Salute at Siachen, the highest battlefield in the world with ‘BIG Paigham – Sarhad Ke Naam’.

As part of the initiative, 92.7 BIG FM’s RJs – Prateek, Balaji, Shruthi and Abhimanyu will host an event for the jawans. While the RJs will interact with soldiers over conversations and games, popular singer Aakriti Kakkar who has lent her melodious voice to hit songs like Saturday Saturday in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya and Iski Uski in 2 States among others, will entertain the jawans with some soulful songs and renditions at Siachen.

Apart from a normal life, soldiers are also unable to interact with family members from time to time. Giving life to the campaign, ‘BIG Paigham – Sarhad Ke Naam’, the RJs will collect messages from family members of soldiers stationed at Siachen and read out all messages to them as part of the initiative. They will also take messages from the jawans and communicate them back to their loved ones.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited stated, “Independence Day celebrations of a country especially one with a democracy and secularity like ours, largely signifies the unity that is prevalent amongst citizens. We celebrate it extensively but we also tend to forget that our jawans are still out there safeguarding our country. To extend our gratitude to them, we will be celebrating this Independence Day differently, doing something that no one ever has – travelling to the top of the Siachen glacier and accompanying the jawans, living their life and celebrating the occasion with them. Our RJs are extremely excited to listen to their stories and I am certain that our listeners will enjoy listening to them on-air too.”

Looking forward to an unforgettable experience in Siachen, singer Aakriti Kakkar said, “I am delighted to partner with 92.7 BIG FM and be the chosen one for such a prestigious activity for Independence Day. This will be my closest experience to witnessing greatness, feeling nationalist and embracing the patriotism in its truest form in Siachen. It is truly an honour and I feel in my own little way, this is perhaps the least I can do for our country's forces through music. I owe every day we live to them and it is so humbling a feeling to be able to live few moments with them this Independence Day, all thanks to 92.7 BIG FM.”


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