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                                                            Story provided by Komposit Entertainment

You can’t keep a good song ‘Down’ – or a record-breaking United States debut artist, for that matter. Cash Money/Universal Republic UK newcomer Jay Sean hit the No. 1 slot on the Billboard hot 100 Chart for the second time in three weeks, reclaiming the top spot after originally scoring the peak position the first week of October. It’s the first time an artist has rebounded to No. 1 after slipping to a runner-up post since hip hop superstar T.I. did it thrice in 2008. 

The mega-platform hit, which also features Cash Money Icon Lil Wayne, is the first single from Jay Sean’s upcoming U.S. debut album, “All Or Nothing, scheduled to hit stores and online platforms on Nov. 23. Sean was born in the Southall neighborhood of London into a British Indian family.

The platinum-plus “Down,” has fast become the debut single success story of 2009.  The feel-good anthem reached the one million digital singles sales milestone after only two months of release, garnering the No. 1 position on the Rhythmic Crossover chart at the end of September. The single song also was the Greatest Gainer at Rhythmic Radio (for over a month) and the Top 40 format. Sean is the first Cash Money artist to lock down the No. 1 post at Top 40 Radio Chart. The song also topped Canada’s Pop radio chart.

“Down” has hovered in the Top 5 stratosphere of the ultra-competitive iTunes chart since it hit the digital domain, climbing to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in near-record time before claiming the top spot. “Down” is lighting up the video and online arenas, hitting the No. 1 spot on the top urban/Hip Hop Countdown at Fuse in mid-September, and scoring as Top Ten video staple on VH’1’s popular Countdown show. The video has also become a YouTube phenomenon, snaring millions of views as it becomes one of 2009’s most popular clips.

The first United Kingdom artist to be signed by iconic hip hop imprint Cash Money, the savvy hit maker, by way of London, already has two internationally acclaimed albums under his belt, a mantle-full of awards and several Top Ten hits plastered across the U.K. and other countries. Other songs on “All Or Nothing” include “Ride It” and “War,” among others, and a host of featured guest such as Cash Money and Universal Republic label mates Lil Wayne and Kevin Rudolf.

Sean has lent his time and efforts to a cause close to superstar Justin Timberlake’s heart, performing at the star-studded Justin Timberlake And Friends Concert Benefiting Shriners Hospitals For Children, which took place recently in Las Vegas. 


                                                Story provided by INDO-US Chamber

The INDO-US Chamber of Commerce will present the India International Film Festival (IIFF) of Tampa Bay Jan. 22-24, 2010, at Channelside Cinemas in Tampa. The three-day festival will open with a main feature presentation and opening night gala at 7 p.m. on Friday, followed by a variety of feature films, short films, and documentaries from different genres.

More than 35,000 people of Indian origin call Tampa Bay their home. It is one of the fastest growing demographic and contributes about $3 billion in revenue. One field that plays a vital role in connecting this community and engaging others is films. India is the world’s largest makers of films producing more than a 1,000 films annually in several languages. With the IIFF, the chamber hopes to bring the community and business together, while providing a platform for independent film-makers to showcase their efforts.

Those with a passion for movies and are interested in getting involved in the organizing the fest can call Francis Vayalumkal at (813) 719-0303 or e-mail francis.Vayalumkal@gmail or Rachana Dinkar at More information will be available at


"What's your Raashee?" asks Harman Baweja of Priyanka Chopra in the film.
"What's Your Raashee?": Starring Priyanka Chopra, Harman Baweja, Manju Singh, Aanjjan Shrivastava, Darshan Jariwala, Dilip Joshi; directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar; music by Sohail Sen.

After "Laagan" and "Jodha-Akbar," noted director Ashutosh Gowarikar tries his hand at romantic comedy and expectations are high. Reports say this film is based on a Gujarati novel by Madhu Rye, which was made into a Doordarshan television serial. Harman Baweja is Yogesh Patel, a romantic lad based in Chicago, who must forego his dreams of love marriage. He is summoned home by his parents and told to find a bride within 10 days to save the family from utter financial ruin. Yogesh is due to receive a big inheritance upon his marriage, which would solve the family's troubles. Forced to find his dream girl in a hurry, his plan is to meet a girl from each raashee (sun sign) hoping to find a suitable wife and giving himself 12 chances of falling love. He has six days to meet them and three days to think it over. Priyanka Chopra successfully portrays all 12 girls with completely different looks and personalities.

Ranbir Kapoor and Konkana Sen Sharma pair up in "Wake up Sid."
"Wake Up Sid": Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Konkana Sen Sharma, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak; directed by Ayaan Mukherjee; music by Shankar, Ehsaan, and Loy.

Ranbir Kapoor plays Sidharth Mehra, an unmotivated slacker from Mumbai whose life undergoes a series of changes after taking his final year college exams. Sid's world is carefree and free from responsibilities. His friends, camera, car, and X-box 360 are the most important things in his life. Sid takes his father played by Anupam Kher, and all his hard earned wealth for granted. Above all, Sid is an honest boy and a good friend. Konkona Sen Sharma plays Aisha Bannerjee, an aspiring writer from Calcutta, who meets Sid on her first day in Mumbai. Aisha is ambitious and driven. Despite their contrasting personalities, Sid becomes Aisha's first friend in the city. Sid and his friends help her settle into her new life in the city. Soon, a series of events compel Sid to stop and evaluate his life. Will Sid eventually figure out what he's supposed to be doing with his life? This film is produced by Karan Johar and features music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor are Mr. and Mrs. Khanna in "Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna."
"Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna" Starring Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Govinda, Sohail Khan; directed by Prem Soni; music by Sajid-Wajid.

The drama revolves around the story of Samir and Raina Khanna who have a fairy tale marriage. Samir gets his dream job and they both have a great life until one wrong decision leads them to part ways. Salman Khan plays Samir; he must decide whether he wants to stay in the city that gave him success and love and then took it all away. Raina played by Kareena Kapoor must decide whether love and loyalty for her husband is more justified than her faith in a new-found friend. Sohail Khan plays Akash; he must decide if he truly loves Raina and if he's justified in winning her at all costs. Govinda plays the character who helps patch things up. The hustle and bustle of an international airport serves as the backdrop while the drama unfolds. Shooting took place in Australia and Mumbai. Watch for Priety Zinta, who makes a special appearance in a song.


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