FILMFARE Middle East, re-launched by Danube Group in 2018, celebrates its first successful year with a Star-Studded Anniversary Celebration in Muscat~
The only Bollywood magazine in Arabic language to target the Arab World
Muscat, 28th March, 2019 – Bollywood has become a melting pot of bringing together different ethnicities, cultures, traditions and fans from all over the world. Addressing the rage among audience across borders, world renowned Danube Group re-launched FILMFARE Middle East Magazine
with celebrated actress Deepika Padukona along with director and Producer Karan Johar and many
others in 2018, with the aim to reignite the magic of silver screen and bring the best of B-town to the Arab world. Celebrating a successful first year, the glittering event will have an air of class, luxury, panache and some truly spectacular moments commemorated by the reigning super stars from
Indian cinema ranging from Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhaskar, Tabu to Rajkumar Rao, Jim Sarbh, Ali Quli Mirza, Ishaan Khatter and Jhanvi kapoor at Shangri la barr al jissah on
29th March 2019. Omani singer Haitham Mohammed Rafi will be opening the evening.

The anticipation around the event is gaining momentum as not only the reigning but the actors like
Shatrughna Sinha, Madhu Bhandarkar, Jackie Shroff, Asha Parekh, Raza Murad, Shan, Padmini KolKolhapure, from yesteryears will gather on the festive evening and the past will walk alongside the present at the Red Carpet to cheer the lauding fans. If this was not all, the audience are in for a treat with a curated list of power packed performances by Nora Fatehi, twin singer Sukriti
Kakkar and Prakrati Kakkar and evergreen Bappi Lahiri, Kubra Sait, Aman Verma and DJ Scorpio. The
event will witness an amalgamation of golden years with the talent of millennials as legendary singer
Bappi Lahiri who is celebrating 50 golden years of music in cinema will set the mood for the evening
with some melodious medleys.
Rizwan Sajan, Founder and the Chairman of Danube Group shared, “After breaking the record of 1.3 billion dollars’ turnover in 2018, we have been growing ever since and we credit this success to
our fans and fraternity across the world. Our only strategy is reaching to the right people and keeping
our engagement simple. We are thrilled to be associated with one of the biggest industries in the world which reaches out to audience across borders and ethnicity.”
FILMFARE Middle East unveiled at Bollywood Parks Dubai at Raj Mahal Theatre on 30th March, 2018
in its brand new avatar caters predominantly to the large Asian expatriate population in the UAE and
the GCC, as well as a significant Arab population who love their Bollywood cinema and celebrities.
The brand brings India’s biggest Bollywood film and celebrity content to the audience month on
month; and with it, the rich legacy of Indian cinema to the Arab world.
Sharing about the vision to re-launch the magazine to the Asian audience, Mr. Rizwan shared,
“Filmfare Middle East is a cult brand and it was my dream to revive this brand. We started this venture because we believed that this magazine holds an essence for the cinema and a huge readership among its target audience. We’re grateful to our readers and advertisers for their loyal
support as this one year marks the success of our vision to create one-stop content provider for
Bollywood cinema.”

About FILMFARE Middle East:
Filmfare ME sets the benchmark for content in the Middle East. It has been launched by a group that
is visionary and foresighted about its business. Under Starz Media Incorporation supported by the
Danube Group, the magazine has made a mark in Middle East. Also, it’s the only Bollywood magazine
in Arabic language.

About Danube Group
Danube Group traces its origin through Danube Building Materials. Established in 1993, the company
provides more than 50,000 products in stock and in-house value added services in all of its multiple set of showrooms across the Middle East region and India. The company operates from its head
offices and occupies more than 5.5 million square feet of land in Jabel Ali Freezone Authority (JAFZA)
making it one of the biggest land bank occupiers in JAFZA. The warehouses across the UAE stock more than 50,000 products. From a small trading firm, Danube has grown into one of the largest building materials company in
the region, with its diversified branches worldwide including UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and India, in addition to procurement offices in China. Danube has a team of 3,600 plus
people working across strategic locations across the GCC and India.