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Model Natasha Sikka files police complaint against online stalker


By Frank Franklyn – Global Entertainment News Network

Mumbai-based model and actress Natasha Sikka has filed a complaint with the Mumbai cyber crime cell against a former friend who has allegedly been sending out false and defamatory emails to various professional acquaintances of the model.

According to Flynn Remedios, publicist and spokesperson for Natasha Sikka, “the model was briefly engaged about two years ago to a Delhite. When she called off the engagement on grounds of cruelty and harassment, her incensed former boyfriend started sending out false and defamatory emails to her professional contacts like photographers and web portals. The accused person also put up a vulgar and indecent blog about the model claiming falsely that she is being investigated for fraud. His emails threaten legal action for copy right infringement claiming to be sent from a law firm head quartered in England, under the false email identity of Yogendra Pratap Singh.” The police are trying to track down the IP address and location of the sender who has been going about this scandalous deed with great impunity.

Natasha Sikka has informed the Mumbai Cyber Crime cell which is trying to track down the sender.  Flynn Remedios who runs the Futuristic Media Network news and content syndication service, also received some defamatory emails and crank calls threatening him with dire consequences for promoting and supporting the model.






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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.


For more details contact:

Melissa DeCosta / Flynn Remedios

Tel: +919821666000 / +919819233444       Email:  flynn.media@gmail.com

Facebook:           http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lucky-13th/157436051745?ref=mf

Website:              http://thelucky13th-thefilm.com          Blog:  http://thelucky13th-thefilm.blogspot.com




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.


Hollywood actress Claudia Ciesla awarded the prestigious Karmaveer Puraskaar award for Social Involvement






By Frank Franklyn – Futuristic Media Network


Hollywood actress  (and Bollywood too) Claudia Ciesla was awarded the prestigious Karmaveer Puraskaar Award by iCongo  – for her involvement in social work 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.


Speaking to media immediately after the award ceremony at Delhi on Thursday, Claudia Ciesla’s manager Flynn Remedios thanked iCongo representatives Meenu Chopra and Jeroninio Almedia and Rajeev Sharma of Khushii for ensuring that Claudia Ciesla’s humanitarian work in India didn’t go unnoticed. “As a Bollywood actress, Claudia Ciesla is often in the news for her alleged linkups and hot photos. While linkups, red hot photos and other gossip are all part and parcel of Bollywood, Claudia Ciesla is a woman with a golden heart. She has been ceaselessly working for the poor and downtrodden in India for the last six months and has involved herself in fund raising, charity shows, resource mobilisation spending hours interacting with the under privileged, street children, orphans and destitute women. While it would incorrect to even try to compare Claudia Ciesla to Mother Teresa, in all humility I will venture to say that Claudia Ciesla is probably another Mother Teresa in the making,” said Flynn Remedios.


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.


Speaking about the award, Rajeev Sharma – Director  Resource Mobilisation, Khushii said, “Claudia  Ciesla has willingly supported the cause served by Khushii, especially its remedial education programme for the underprivileged children called “Shikshaantra” in many complementing ways, be it participating in a recent fashion charity event (fundraiser) with a complete waiver of fees to meeting and interacting with the less privileged children that study in the Shikshaantra schools at Sangam Vihar, New Delhi. Her compassion and humanitarianism shone through especially when she met and talked with the beneficiaries, forging a bond of mutual respect and affection.


Claudia has also offered to serve as an ambassador of KHUSHII and Europe and beyond, advocating the cause to a wider audience. Her commitment and passion for education and cause of the underprivileged goes beyond the lines caste, country and creed. I hope that as she becomes more successful in life her contribution to the social cause will enhance in the same proportion. And hence I believe that her winning this award will encourage others as well to come forward and contribute towards the betterment of the society.”