Posted by: S/J | 01/15/2010

Does this mean we matter now?

The day we’re pondering where we stand on the one year anniversary of this blog, we receive our first ever press release! Miss Malini would have a laugh riot! Why you ask? Well the public relations machinery — in the words of Malini — of Mumbai has a bad reputation, not only are the press releases usually fatuous, but the spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired.

Well this press-release isn’t about some TV personality, nor is it from Mumbai. This is about Veer and the British actors that are partaking in the movie and it’s from the UK. It seems the PR people associated with Hindi TV and films don’t have spell-check or find it unnecessary to learn grammar. (This is giving PR people a really bad reputation, we both chose Public Relations as our options and anyone who has studied Communication realizes the value of good writing.)

We didn’t change anything, there’s a lot of information, read on if you want to play ‘connect the spelling and grammar mistakes.’ Guess at least we got some good quality pictures out of it…and if we’re getting press releases that should mean something good, right?

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VEER SYNOPSIS

From the misty pages of history comes a story of extreme valour fierce pride and poignant love. As the British enslave India with their devious devide and rule policy, kings and nawabs fall to their guile and cunning and entrust their precious kingdoms to the foreigners.

Except for the brave pindaris who prefer deaf to honour and will fight to their last breath to save their land..their mother.

The bravest, the toughest, the strongest of the Pindaris is Veer. As Veer takes on the might of the British Empire, he also has to fight the conniving king of Madavgarh as well his own jealous tribesmen. But then the stakes are high…

As stake is his love for princess Yashodhara, at stake is his thirst to avenge his father’s dishonour. At stake is his very existence itself.. Cannons roar, swords clash in fierce battle, the dead pile up…And when the dust settles down on the blood soaked land..One valiant warrier stands head and shoulders above them all – Veer!

Veer an epic saga of bravery and drama, treachery and love…

http://www.veerthemovie.in Releasing on 22nd January 2010.

LISA LAZARUS

Lisa Lazarus has been an established model since the young age of 13, modelling for brands such as Elizabeth Arden, GHD, Tigi Bed Head, Leekes and more. Lisa gained a few years experience before entering into glamourous life style of beauty pageants, she won her first title Miss Llanelli at the age of 16, then went on to win Miss Swansea, 3rd place in Miss Wales and 12th runner up to Danielle Lloyd in Miss Great Britain 2006. Lisa’s success give her to opportunity to represent Wales in ‘Model of the World’ competition held in Africa where she was awarded ‘Miss Bikini Great Britain 2006’. Most recently Lisa won the Miss Universe UK 2008 title, and represented the UK in the famous Miss Universe competition owned by Mr Donald Trump. Miss Universe 2008 was held in Vietnam, 80 girls form all over the world took place in the final which was won by Miss Venesuela.

Lisa made her debut in Bollywood through one of the biggest forthcoming film ‘Veer’ starring superstar Salman Khan. Presented by Eros International and produced by Vijay Galani Moviez, ‘Veer’ is an epic love story of a warrior set in British India. The film is directed by Anil Sharma of ‘Gadar’ fame who specialises in period films. In ‘Veer’ Lisa plays the character of a very glamorous and sweet English girl, the well cultured and cheerful daughter of Resident Madhavgarh. She has come to India to explore its beauty and to learn about its culture and tradition. Lisa falls in love with Salman Khan.The Welsh beauty will have to fight for the affections of Salman on screen with another lead actress Zarine Khan.

TIM LAWRENCE

Tim has been in the Bollywood industry for many years. Tim started his career in Bollywood in 2004 when shooting for, ‘I Proud to be Indian’. Staring opposite Sohail Khan. Now staring opposite Salman Khan, he’s back in Veer.

In Veer Tim plays Fraser plays a hardcore british defense officer now promoted to Governor general. A cruel man who wants to rule india for the queen. At the beggining He helps the the king of india double cross the Pindaries after they help the king destroy another tribe. Fraser kills thousands but avoids killing Veers father. As the story progresses Fraser sets up a British education policy in uk but with a double twist to it.

Veer is set on revenge… Tim has worked extemely hard on this character and is excited to seeing the movie.Tim would love to do more films in india as he finds it an amazin adventure and very demanding but satisfying. He also works for an english agency called Ugly`s. Tim gets all sorts of work inc tv ads, fashion shoots, editorial work, advertising modelling. Recently Tim did a commercial for meatloaf, has done commercials for many products and companies and his image is in many computer games such as Gangs of London. Tim has worked in british films such as King Arther, The Devinchy Code, Chaplain,but he enjoys the hub of the indian industry best of all.

WILLIAM CHUBB

William Chubb’s long acting career has encompassed appearances in theatre, television and film. In particular he is known for his roles in West End theatre, which include Richard Greatham in Noel Coward’s Hay Fever with Judi Dench, Dr Emerson in Whose Life is it anyway? with Kim Cattrall, and the Headmaster in Alan Bennett’s History Boys. His television appearances include leading roles in The Ambassador with Pauline Collins, and Extremely Dangerous with Sean Bean. His films include The Affair of the Necklace and Gladiatress. He is currently rehearsing Peter Hall’s new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Judi Dench.

In Veer William plays Steve, the British administrator of the Kingdom of Madhavgarh. Veer falls in love with Angela, Steve’s daughter. The role involved shooting at film city in Mumbai, and on location in Rajasthan, and several of the scenes included dialogue with Salman Khan.” He can be contacted through Brunskull Agency.

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Responses

  1. Hahahhahaha – priceless!!! As an old Brit woman I am constantly irked by poor proofreading and a total lack of punctuation knowledge. The above is appalling. You’re right – it makes PR people look awful.


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