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BOLLYWOOD BADSHAH SALMAN KHAN A GREAT FAN OF BIGG BOSS??

By Frank Franklyn – Futuristic Media Network

 

 

A special jasoos tells us that Bollywood badshah Salman Khan is a great fan of a particular television reality show. Now you don’t have to be a PhD in Bollywood entertainment to guess which TV show is catching Sallu miyas attention these days. It’s none other than Bigg Boss. And no points for guessing why. How can we forget that Sallu’s ‘special friend’ Claudia Ciesla is in Bigg Boss and the popular reality show has just entered its last phase now?

 

Our source tells us that once the show goes on air each evening, Sallu bhaiya tries to catch up wherever he is. If not, he will try to get the late night edition or will try to find out the outcome of the day from friends. And Fridays and Mondays – the eviction and nomination days respectively – are very special. Bollywood’s favourite star and heart-throb of millions of women the world over, will do everything to be in front of a TV set on Fridays and Mondays. We tried to ask Salman about his sudden interest in Bigg Boss, but all that he did was give us one of his trillion-dollar shy smiles. Ok Sally bhaiya we get the point. We will leave you to your TV set at least on Fridays and Mondays.

 

Meanwhile, the sexy, cute super model from Germany Claudia Ciesla may soon be seen as a cold-blooded killer in the brutal Raaj Varma Entertainment thriller movie THE LUCKY 13TH.  According to our sources, Claudia Ciesla’s role in the movie will demand her to brutally kill at least two people to survive as per the script of the movie.

 

While Claudia Ciesla may be locked away in the Bigg Boss house at Lonavla, a little birdie from Bollywood tells us that the 22-year-old German super model is soon expected to be seen in – as director Praveen Dodeja puts it – “the scariest movie ever made in India”.

 

Yes we are talking about the Praveen Dodeja directed; Raaj Varma Entertainment produced film THE LUCKY 13TH. Confirming this development Claudia Ciesla’s spokesperson and Executive Producer of THE LUCKY 13TH Flynn Remedios said, “Claudia Ciesla will most probably be a part of this project. We are trying to work things out as this is a big project and Claudia’s presence would add a twist to the story.”

 

While neither the director nor the Executive Producer were willing to share further details about the film, sources told us that The Lucky 13th will indeed be the scariest movie ever made in India. It is pregnant with blood and gore and is definitely a very, if not the most brutal film ever made. In the film THE LUCKY 13TH produced by Raaj Varma Entertainment, 13 young people all mysteriously inter-connected with each other find themselves in a desolate fort in the middle of no-where. A sinister fight to survive and get out of the place by killing the others is unleashed on the hapless 13 who have no choice but to heed the diktak of the evil monster. Only one will survive the ordeal, but not before he or she has brutally done to death the rest of the gang. The film stars German super model Claudia Ciesla (currently locked up in the Bigg Boss House, TV actor Swapna Tiwari, Jennifer besides 10 others.

 

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For immediate publication:

RAAJ VARMA ENTERTAINMENT

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THE LUCKY 13TH – THE SCARIEST MOVIE EVER MADE

 

Mumbai, Sunday 6th December 2009: Mumbai-based film production house Raaj Varma Entertainment today formally introduced their thriller film THE LUCKY 13TH. Speaking at a press conference today, producer Raaj Varma of Raaj Varma Entertainment said, “We promise audiences the most spell-binding entertainment ever.”

Director Praveen Dodeja assured his viewers one of the most unforgettable visual experiences ever seen on Indian screens. “While the film is pregnant with gore, brutality and grime, we will adhere to basic levels of decency and also ensure that it’s within the parameters acceptable to the Indian Censor Board,” said Praveen Dodeja.

In the film, 13 young people all mysteriously inter-connected with each other find themselves in a desolate fort in the middle of no-where. A sinister fight to survive and get out of the place by killing the others is unleashed on the hapless 13 who have no choice but to heed the diktak of the evil monster. Only one will survive the ordeal, but not before he or she has brutally done to death the rest of the gang. The film stars German super model Claudia Ciesla (currently locked up in the Bigg Boss House and TV actor Swapna Tiwari besides 11 others.

The film, which is multilingual, will be released in various languages across the world and will compete for eyeballs with some of the best studios in Bollywood as well as Hollywood, said Flynn Remedios, Media Advisor and Executive Producer for the project. “In terms of marketing and presentation, The Lucky 13th from Raaj Varma Entertainment will compare to some of the best products from Hollywood studios, if not excell in the industry,” said Flynn Remedios. The film goes on floors in the third week of December and is expected to be completed by end Feburary 2010. The film will release around May 2010, said Producer Raaj Varma.

 

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CLAUDIA CIESLA: DESI GIRL, PARDESI GIRL SLIDESHOW BY FLYNN REMEDIOS

CLAUDIA CIESLA: BRINGING INDIAN AND EUROPEAN TELEVISION CLOSER

 

 

Super model’s presence in Reality Show Bigg Boss sparks off a series of articles on Indian television in the European press

 

Popular supermodel Claudia Ciesla gets Channel Colours a few million new viewers from Europe.

By Frank Franklyn – Futuristic Media Network

When Endemol India and the channel Colours decided to sign on German supermodel Claudia Ciesla for the third season of their very popular show Bigg Boss, maybe they didn’t realise that Claudia – who is a very popular ramp and fashion model in Germany and the rest of Europe – would become some sort of a brand ambassadress for Indian Television.

 

Knowingly or unknowingly, Colours as a brand has ensured that its reach has spread to Europe and Germany for sure. Says Claudia Ciesla’s manager in Germany Gergor Kaden, “A lot of people in Germany have begun watching the channel Colours thanks to Claudia as she is very popular as a model, singer and fashionista out here. While the channel would have otherwise been an unknown entity among the common man in places like France, Germany, Italy, Poland, etc., Claudia’s presence and persistence in Bigg Boss has sparked off a flurry of media activity.” In the last six months, there must have been about 2-3 articles on Indian television, but the last two months has seen about 8-10 stories on the ‘booming Indian television market’.

  

Claudia Ciesla’s Indian publicist Flynn Remedios – himself a senior journalist and Media Analyst says: “While Bollywood and Bollywood movies were discussed and have been mentioned time and again in the European press and media, in the last two months, thanks to Claudia Ciesla’s ongoing stint in the popular Reality Show Bigg Boss, Indian Television shows have become the apple of the European media’s eye. At least 8-10 articles have appeared in the mainline European print media in the last one month alone,” explains Flynn, adding that one of the biggest German (and European) papers BILD has published two articles on Bigg Boss and Indian television shows in the last one month itself.

  

“A prestigious eco-political magazine FOCUS has also written about Indian Television. Local newspapers in Germany, Poland (from where Claudia originally hails) and Baveria (where she currently stays) have also run articles on Reality Shows in India,” adds Flynn Remedios displaying the clippings of these articles. “It’s not just the tabloid press or the entertainment media that’s suddenly taking additional interest in India. It’s also the business, commercial and financial media. Analytical articles have appeared on the advertising potential, the reach, etc of Indian channels like Colours. Even the quality of Indian TV programming and software has come under scrutiny with the latter coming out in a very positive and encouraging way,” explains Remedios. “Indian TV shows, their packaging, presentation, style, concept, publicity strategy and the works are now being discussed in detail in the European trade media,” informs Flynn Remedios, who tracks the international media with an eagle’s eye for his clients.

  

Another media analyst and entertainment journalist, Rejane Coelho opines that Claudia Ciesla’s participation has bridged Indian television with the mainline European media.

 “It’s not just the print media in Germany and Europe, even local television channels have run clips and footage of the Indian version of Bigg Boss regularly, showcasing Claudia Ciesla’s performance – something which they probably would not have done if she was not in the show. She could barely speak a few words in Hindi when she very bravely went into the Bigg Boss house,” says Remedios, who was responsible for Claudia Ciesla’s media strategy, branding and imaging in India.

 “Even I was worried. How would Claudia cope? How would she manage when her culture, customs, diet and lifestyle are so very different?” But Claudia Ciesla the fighter has managed to stick on for almost ten weeks, when others like Sherlyn Chopra with a much greater fan following were evicted in the first phase of the show itself.” Between Greg and myself, we had given her 6-8 weeks, says Remedios, but she has really done well for herself. “When the show went on air, some of my media friends and even editors said Claudia Ciesla was a bimbette and kinda dumb. But that was a well-thought of strategy to lie low and stick around,” adds Remedios whose strategy has probably helped his client do what other Indian actresses like Sherlyn Chopra (co-incidentally his former client) failed to comprehend. Keeping a low profile, lying low was a rehearsed strategy. Claudia Ciesla is otherwise a very aggressive woman with fire in her belly, says Remedios.

 

Claudia Ciesla prayed at the Golden Temple, Amritsar and Siddhivinayak in Mumbai before entering Bigg Boss

By Ashwin Salian – Futuristic Media Network

 

German supermodel Claudia Ciesla who is an ardent follower of Hinduism and always carries a Ganesha with her, had visited several temples in India and even offered prayers and gifts at the Golden Temple – a shrine that she is very fond of – her manager Flynn Remedios revealed in an interview to a Bengali newspaper. She had even attended a Dandiya programme and offered prayers to Goddess Kali, the report mentions.

 

 

Apparently, Claudia Ciesla who is very religious by nature, after her conversion to Hinduism has even tried to abstain from Non-Vegetarian food and alcohol. She has even stopped consuming wine. She was very keen on visiting certain places of worship before she could be locked up for three months and insisted that her publicist take her to the Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabhadevi and the Walkeshwar Temple both in Central Mumbai. She even paid a secret visit to the Dargah at Haji Ali –  just hours before she left for the Fariyas Hotel at Lonavla prior to entering the Bigg Boss entrance event which was held at the Amby Valley – seeking the blessings of the Almighty, says her publicist. She went disguised at all the places, as her contract with the Channel Colours and the Production House Endemol forbid her from being seen or spotted in public.

 

 

So intense was her devotion that the day she arrived from Germany, she went to her hotel changed into Indian wear, disguised herself with a wig and immediately drove with her Indian manager and another friend to the Siddhivinayak Mandir at Prabhadevi where she stood in a queue for almost one hour to get a darshan of Ganeshji -all this after spending more than 16 hours in an airplane.

 

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Claudia Ciesla’s near-death-experience in a Stunt Plane

By Frank Franklyn – Futuristic Media Network

 

Videos of Claudia Ciesla’s Stunt Plane flight can be found at http://www.youtube.com/flynnremediosmedia

We have all seen the mostly smiling, cute face of super model and Bollywood actress Claudia Ciesla on Bigg Boss on Colours. We also know that Claudia is a professional stunt pilot. What we don’t know is that the gorgeous beauty had an almost fatal accident and a near-death experience a year ago– at the age of 21 – while training as a stunt pilot.

According to her publicist and manager Flynn Remedios, Claudia or CC as she is lovingly called by friends had just begun her training and it was her second flight. By then she already had her PPL or Private Pilot’s Licence, but flying stunt planes is an all together different ball game. Stunt planes are extremely lightweight or microlites are they are called in flying jargon, explains Flynn Remedios, adding that they have a very powerful engine. “Due to this combination, they can develop almost double the thrust and lift that a normal aircraft of that size can. This enables them to do summersaults and doubles and even take off or get airborne at shorter-than-normal duration. But controlling them is far more difficult and a new pilot can easily go wrong. A small error could mean life or death for the pilot.”

Claudia has also flown F-16s and other military aircraft at air shows in Germany. Of course the F-16s she flew were modified versions without any military entrapments. The planes didn’t carry any weapons, but never-the-less was an F-16 all right.

 

Explaining the incident, Flynn says, “Something went wrong and Claudia found the little micro lite stunt plane suddenly going out of control. She was not able to control the engine or get it to obey her. No matter how much she struggled with the joystick or flaps, the plane refused to obey her and CC found herself plummeting to the ground at about 200 kilometers an hour. She had reached ‘the point of no return’ or the minimum altitude where a stunt plane can recoup and get airborne again, when her frantic prayers were answered and the delinquent bird got back to normal and Claudia was able to guide it back to a proper landing.

The incident left her shocked and numb. At that time, Claudia had told a close friend that ‘when you are inches away from a near-sure death, you realise the importance of Life and know that it’s a gift to be cherished and respected. This incident also changed Claudia’s life to some extent. She got more active in social work and in India has plunged headlong into ‘doing her best for the poor, downtrodden and less fortunate.’

In recognition of her social work in India and her efforts towards resource mobilisation for the underprivileged, Claudia Ciesla was recently awarded the prestigious Karmaveer Puraskaar Award by iCongo   on 26th November 2009. iCongo is the confederation of NGOs and the apex body representing major NGOs in India and the Khemka Foundation with partners like TISS, BCCI, NASSCOM, etc.

 

 

 Photographs of Claudia Ciesla’s stunt plane flight can be found at http://futuristicmedianetwork.blogspot.com

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Claudia Ciesla: Stunt Woman in a Stunt plane

 

By Rejane Coelho – Futuristic Media Network

 

Super model and Hollywood actress Claudia Ciesla has many firsts to her credit. She is one of the first firangi models to be awarded the Karamveer Puraskaar in India for her social activism and involvement. She is also the first foreign model to make it to the Bigg Boss house. Last year, (the now late) Jade Goody – a foreigner – was invited almost as a special guest of host Shilpa Shetty to the Bigg Boss house. This was primarily because of Shilpa Shetty’s interaction with Goody during her stint at Bigg Brother and the participation of Goody had a different agenda alltogether. But Claudia’s participation in Bigg Boss makes her the first foreigner to enter a well-known Reality Show in India all on her own, should we say merit.

 

While all these are commendable ‘firsts’ for the 21-year-old natural blonde, what many of us do not know is that Claudia Ciesla is a professional stunt plane pilot. She has an amateur pilots flying license and has been flying stunt planes as a stunt plane co-pilot for the last two years – whenever she has the time that is out of her modelling, ramp and fashion shows, says her publicist Flynn Remedios.  And her e are the photographs that Flynn Remedios gave us to prove his claim.  Claudia has also flown F-16s and other military aircraft at air shows in Germany. Of course the F-16 she flew was a modified version without any military entrapments. The planes didn’t carry any weapons, but never-the-less was an F-16s all right.

 

Coming back to her social work, Claudia Ciesla was awarded the prestigious Karmaveer Puraskaar Award by iCongo   on 26th November. iCongo is the confederation of NGOs and the apex body representing major NGOs in India and the Khemka Foundation with partners like TISS, BCCI, NASSCOM, etc.

 

Last year Kajol was the recipient of the same award and Claudia Ciesla joins the elite group of Bollywood personalities including Rahul Bose, to be recognised for their contribution to society and their efforts to “make a change”. The award was accepted on her behalf by her spokesperson and manager in India, Flynn Remedios as Claudia Ciesla is locked up in the Bigg Boss house – a very popular reality show on the GEC Colours.

 

The Karmaveer Puraskaar, is iCONGO’s  National People’s Award for Social Justice and Action that honours concerned citizens who have been and led the change they wanted.  In the past, Ad guru and social activist Alyque Padamsee , Dr Leo Rebello,  Rahul Bose, Remo Fernandes, M S Swaminathan (Father of the Green Revolution in India) have been recipients of the Karmaveer Puraskaar.

 

 

 

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