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  • That’s Entertainment – Outlook list of top earning entertainers of 1999

    That’s Entertainment Every Indian, it seems, is a born entertainer,” remarked Satyajit Ray once, observing, during a break in shooting, a child mimicking one of the lead actors in the studio’s corridor Shantanu Guha Ray Every Indian, it seems, is a born entertainer,” remarked Satyajit Ray once, observing, during a break in shooting, a child mimicking one of the lead actors in the studio’s corridor. But that isn’t why listing the richest entertainers in India is such a complex and difficult task. The Indian income reporting system-unlike in the West-lacks transparency. Add to that the problem of unaccounted wealth. There are often no standard rates that an entertainer charges. A musician may charge $40,000 (Rs 17 lakh) for a performance abroad while his fees in

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  • Satyamev Jayate among Top Ten TV shows in Social Media Worldwide

    GENEVA: The U.S. singing competition Duets and the Indian talk show Satyamev Jayate were cited among the top 10 series trending in social media in a new report from The WIT (World Information Tracking).  The WIT tracks nearly 60,000 shows in its database, with 650 new ones being added every month. Its Witspotter service offers social TV analytics, tracking the buzz around TV shows. Its latest report reveals the top 10 trending shows in social media. Topping the list, Duets, a new singing competition on ABC in the U.S., amassed more than 200,000 Likes on Facebook and more than 10,000 Twitter followers prior to its launch, making it the most anticipated unscripted U.S. show of 2012 thus far in social media. Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone

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  • Satyamev Jayate’s reach continues to grow

    Aamir Khan’s television show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ has continued to grow its reach with the launch of its 5th week. The show has delivered historic reach of 40 crore people over the first 5 episodes aired in India. As per the TAM data for week 23, ‘Satyamev Jayate’ delivered 4.7 TVR in HSM markets (All 4+, HSM) and a national TVR of 3.9 (All 4+, All India). These are simulcast ratings of the original episode aired on Sunday morning 11 am across 9 channels. The combined viewership over the first 5 weeks reached 11.8 crores as per the TAM universe (Original + repeat airings). This when extrapolated to All India Universe, as per industry conversions, means that the show has reached out to 40 crore Indians

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  • Just cause rewarded, courtesy Aamir Khan

    The telephone in the office of Ahmednagar-based NGO Snehalaya has been ringing incessantly since last week. Its website crashed for two days due to increased number of visitors and to top it all, it has received a donation of Rs64 lakh within a week to carry forward its work against female foeticide. All this happened as Aamir Khan had appealed people to raise funds in his television show Satyamev Jayate. Snehalaya’s struggle for the cause of girl child and its struggle to eradicate female foeticide got wings with the help flowing in from all over the country post the show. Aamir Khan handed over the cheque of Rs64 lakh to founder Girish Kulkarni in Mumbai on Friday.

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  • Satyamev Jayate scores heavily in TAM mid-week data

    The question now is whether Aamir Khan hold on to audiences in subsequent episodes BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 14, 2012 Satyamev Jayate, the ambitious project of Star India and Aamir Khan, which also marks the television debut of the Bollywood superstar, appears to have struck the right chord with the audience. The success of the show lies in the fact that despite being a hard-hitting show, it has got the highest slot share with 47.6 per cent of the people watching the first episode while it helped the slot rating go up 7.25 times, according to mid-week data released by TAM for six metros (Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad). Satyamev Jayate opened at 4.27 TVR across Star Plus, Star Pravah, DD

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  • Satyamev Jayate notches 4.27 TVR in 6 Metros

    MUMBAI: Aamir Khan’s television debut show, Satyamev Jayate, has recorded an overall rating of 4.27 TVR (including terrestrial of DD) in the six metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The show, launched on 6 May at the 11 am-12.30 pm band, was simulcast on Star Plus, Star Pravah (Marathi), DD National, Star Utsav, ETV (Telugu), Vijay (Tamil), Star Jalsha (Bengali), Star World (English) and Asianet (Malayalam). The show reached out to 8.96 million people in the age group of 4+, as per data provided by TAM Media Research. In the 4+ market, the six-metro rating stood at 4.08 and the show reached out to 8.15 million people in C&S homes.

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  • Satyamev Jayate makes huge impact on Congress party in Pune

    In what can be called as an ‘impact’ of Aamir Khan’s television show Satyamev Jayate, Congress party leader in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Arvind Shinde, has demanded an explanation from the civic administration as to why was the Pre-conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) cell disbanded. Soon after the first episode of the show, which was based on female foeticide, was aired, the Congress took up the issue with the administration. Shinde has written to the municipal commissioner Mahesh Pathak demanding an explanation as to why the cell was dissolved. The cell, formed as per the instructions of the state government on June 1, 2011, was responsible for makings visits to sonography centres, checking registrations and licences, conducting sting operations to check sex

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  • Post meeting with Aamir, Rajasthan CM announces policy to save girl child

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government Friday announced it will frame a ‘girl policy’ to check increasing number of female foeticide and infanticide cases. The decision is seen as another impact of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s debut TV show “Satyamev Jayate” and came two days after the star met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The decision to come up with the ‘girl policy’ was made at a meeting here Friday. AFP

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  • HT Poll Result: Aamir’s Satyamev Jayate touches hearts

    Following a great deal of hype and promotions, Aamir Khan’s ‘reality show’ Satyamev Jayate managed not only hit the television screens but also the viewers’ hearts. The show’s first episode, which dealt with the social issue of female foeticide, told some heart-wrenching stories of women who had suffered due to this malpractice. It ended with a moving track O Ri Chirayya, which was written and sung by music composer Swanand Kirkire. The episode moved many of the viewers to tears. We asked: Did you like Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate? And the response was: A whopping 88% voted in agreement that the show was the perfect television debut for Aamir Khan; a tiny 5% felt that Aamir and the show failed to impress and a 7%

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  • Aamir’s Satyamev Jayate impact: Raj govt to check female foeticide

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday urged the elected public representatives and NGOs to play an active role to curb the illegal practice of female foeticide. In a meeting here, Gehlot reviewed the efforts being made under the government’s schemes to check female foeticide, an official said. Gehlot while emphasising upon special campaigns across the state, directed officials to prepare an action plan for this purpose with support of public representatives of Panchayat levels and local bodies and NGOs. Aamir Khan in his debut TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’, aired on Sunday 6th May, had highlighted the story of a sting operation done by two journalists to expose increasing female foeticide cases.

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  • Aamir Khan’s show set to change television

    I t probably is one of the most explosive launches of a show inIndian television history. Satyamaeva Jayate – Aamir Khan’s homeproduction - has had it all: seven channels simulcasting the show in different languages, a launch ad spend of Rs 60 million, a campaign to keep the content of the show absolutely secret which heightened viewer curiosity, a very active buzz marketing campaign, close to Rs 900 million in sponsorship money behind it, reportage on almost every news channel, and, of course Aamir Khan, as a host and anchor of the show urging viewers – nay hypnotizing viewers to tune in. And they did by the millions. It is quite likely that the show will have the highest TRPs in television history and highest GRPs for a single episode of a

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  • Aamir Khan’s concern should be ours too

    The women who unburdened themselves of their anguish on television won’t win a gift hamper sponsored by a corporate; but if it could make us pause and think, Aamir Khan’s [ Images ] effort will not have been wasted, feels Saisuresh Sivaswamy.   I have a surprising admission to make: I don’t watch television. And I blame television for it.

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  • Aamir’s Satyamev Jayate is indictment of TV journalism and call for renewal

    Just when you thought that the news media was dissipating itself in the purposeless eddies of irrelevance, trying to keep people excited without engaging them here comes Aamir Khan with an exquisite piece of journalism. Satyamev Jayate is a television program which is ambitious in scope, thorough in research, unrelenting in questioning, singular in focus, simple in presentation and yet searing in its indictment – of much of journalism as it is currently practiced, of the medical profession, of the keepers of law, the deliverers of justice and the political leadership. Khan has shown that there is not dearth of issues, only of imagination and that the television rating points game can be played without social regression or dumbing down. Who would have thought that

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  • The hypocrisy of SRK and his supporters!

    I’ve been observing ”discussions” (!) and ”comments” online and in print media for long – on this stupid and bizarre SRK vs. X, Y, Z star stuff and how SRK fans trash every other star just to uphold their idol. From all that I have seen I can only conclude that arguing with any SRK fan or supporter is entirely useless. They are all, and I’m putting it as politely as I can, a bunch of hypocrites! – They themselves keep trolling videos, articles and anything related to any other star or his films online and keep posting trashy and dismissive comments about those stars – even if those stars are not SRK’s rivals. BUT ask others to ignore or ”mind their own business” or

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  • Talaash – The Most Awaited film of 2012!

    The upcoming Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor-Rani Mukerji starrer Talaash is already creating a lot of buzz even though its release is around 4 months away, very little is known about its story, even its official poster or trailer are yet to come. Here’re some lists of most awaited films/things to watch out for in 2012 in which Talaash has emerged on top:   – Survey from 15 top trade and industry experts of the country, as conducted by Hindustan Times: Aamir Khan’s Talaash emerged as #1 most awaited film of 2012 with a total of 26 points,  ahead of Salman’s Ek Tha Tiger (20 points), SRK-YRF film (19 points).

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  • Success of 3 Idiots breaks China’s Bollywood Great Wall

    The film’s popularity creating new push for Indian cinema in China: industry experts Indian visitors to Beijing are, more often than not, greeted by taxi drivers with passionate renditions of ‘Awara Hoon,’ a song that has, for decades, defined India in the Chinese imagination. But today, Indian visitors will increasingly find younger Chinese welcoming them with: ‘All izz well?’ Few films have made as deep an impact in this country since the days of Raj Kapoor as Rajkumar Hirani’s 2009 film, 3 Idiots. The film struck an instant chord with China’s famously overworked students, so much so that some Chinese universities were, last year, even prescribing the film in their coursework as a kind of stress-relief in their classrooms. “Rote learning made me rigid, stupid and I

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