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Introduction

  • Bollywood Film-Fame Canada has been around for over 7 years. In its short 7 years, Bollywood Film-Fame Canada has become one of the most prominent media outlets in Toronto today. The editorial content is constantly re-vamped to ensure that readers wants and expectations are met. The interviews we do are exclusive - either done via telephone or in person. Because of the enhanced quality of our publication, we are able to maintain a relationship with our advertisers and sponsors that is mutually beneficial.
  • Bollywood Film-Fame Canada is easily accessible as it is available at many South Asian stores, boutiques, restaurants, and high-end retailers across the Greater Toronto Area. An option for subscription packages is also available for those clients who do not reside within the GTA or cannot visit one of our distributing centres or would simply like to enjoy the convenience of Bollywood Film-Fame Canada being delivered to their doorstep. We have a readership that boasts of 100,000 readers as this magazine is not just available at retail stores and vendors, but doctors offices, lawyers offices, where patrons frequent, visit, and read. Judge for yourself - our magazine is such that anyone who picks a copy up, will keep it because of its high quality. This significantly increases our readership.
  • With high quality, a glossy look, and a unique and professional design, Bollywood Film-Fame Canada is a promising venture which catches the eyes of the public and the public picks up the issue - why would it not? It's free!

Importance of Bollywood Film-Fame Canada

  • We are the only Bollywood entertainment magazine which features real interviews, real articles, written by our writers here, presented in a professional manner, which is offered to the Greater Toronto Area and Toronto community at no cost.
  • Statistics Canada predicts that the South Asian community is estimated to become the largest ethnic group in Canada by 2017. Furthermore, the South Asian community is currently one of the most education and highest income-earning ethnic groups residing within Canada. With this comes a growing enthusiasm in non-South Asians about Bollywood. Let us provide you with some examples. Just within the last few years, we have:
    • Witnessed the IIFAs coming to Toronto and taking it by storm. We were there.
    • Witnessed Teri Meri Kahaani being premiered in Toronto. We were there.
    • Witnessed TIFF featuring Bollywood films each year. This year is Shuddh Desi Romance, Qissa, and Lunchbox. We were there.
  • We are at every South Asian event. From an advertiser's perspective, this is key. We are providing a high quality, free publication which features your company. Just within the last year, we have been at:
    • The Suhaag Show
    • Dreams Wedding Show
    • Kismet Wedding Show
    • Miss India-Canada Pageant
    • Concerts: Sunidhi Chauhan & Ali Zafar, Adnan Sami, Sukhwinder Singh, Shreya Ghoshal (upcoming)
    • Festivals: desiFEST, Mosaic, Albion-Islington Fusion of Taste, and the Caribbean festival (Canadian Fest 2013)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the target audience like?

The good thing about a Bollywood magazine like ours is that both the old and the young can find something interesting for themselves given our editorial content. Bollywood movies are now playing at AMC, Famous Players, and Cineplex. This expands our target audience to allow for even those who are not from the South Asian community. In fact, many of our subscribers are not South Asian!

What is the circulation like?

  • More than 30,000 copies are printed. An estimated 100,000 readership exists assuming 4-5 people per household/office read the magazine.
  • For a full list of stores, please see the Distribution List attached. The magazine can be found at retailers, professional officers, fashion stores, hair salons and boutiques, and local grocery stores. The magazine can be found at every major South Asian event in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

Advertising in a newspaper is much cheaper - why should I advertise in your magazine?

  • Bollywood Film-Fame Canada is high in quality, rich in content.
  • BFFC has a wide target audience. Both the young and old are likely to pick up a magazine. Not all will pick up a newspaper. It is easy to read, easy to carry.
  • People tend to discard newspapers. People do not discard magazines. Magazines are kept at home, on bookshelves, on racks, on centre tables.
  • This high quality magazine is free. There is many more people who would pick up a free magazine than a free newspaper.
  • All of our editorial content (from archives) will soon be online, published on our website, which is soon to be launched (by October-November 2013). We also have a growing online presence through Facebook and Twitter. Talk to us about how we can give you increased exposure online as we talk to you about our custom advertising packages!

Why shouldn't I just advertise in a directory?

  • A directory is a reference guide at best. People do not pick up a directory easily and surf through it. It also has a lot more competition.
  • BFFC is more likely to be picked up because of curiosity. Entertainment is one thing everyone is usually interested in.
  • BFFC is in the market for 60 days as it is a bi-monthly magazine. With issues coming out six times a year and staying in the market year-round, it provides a considerable amount of time for word of mouth and maximum exposure for your business.
  • If a phone directory, newspaper, and BFFC is sitting in the doctor's office you are waiting in, which one would you pick up?

Publishing Schedule

Issue Booking Deadline Artwork Deadline In Market
January-February Mid-December Mid-December January
March-April Mid-February Mid-February March
May-June Mid-April Mid-April May
July-August Mid-June Mid-June July
September-October Mid-August Mid-August September
November-December Mid-October Mid-October November

Editorial Content

  • Bollywood Now: the latest news about the who, what, where, when, why, and how in Bollywood
  • Previews: check out the next batch of potential superhits coming your way on the big screen in a few months
  • The Verdict:
  • Movie Review: check out what our film critic has to say about the two films just released
  • Music Review: check out what our music critic has to say about a film album just released
  • Glam&Glitter and The Runway: who doesn't like to peruse through photos of celebrities? We share some photos of celebrities all glammed up for film and fashion events
  • Fashion: We either do a flashback of what a celebrity has gone through, show you who wore what best, or provide you with some free fashion advice
  • Masala Corner: Features and recipes
  • Community: Through events, we glance at the recent South Asian and cultural events that have taken place all across Canada. Through our Community Spotlight, we feature on an up and coming personality that has made a mark in the community.
  • Black & White: A flashback to the past as we pay tribute to a fine celebrity who won our hearts over in the past
  • bizTALK: A look into the box office and the business side of things, including revenues, profits, marketing strategies, and who works at the box office
  • Special Features: According to the time of the year and the recent trends emerging in Bollywood, an article is dedicated to specific actors, various happenings, and/or key trends emerging in the entertainment industry at the time
  • Interviews: All readers love interaction and this is what our interviews provide. They are real. The interviews are done by us, either in-person or via telephone. We've had celebrities like Parineeti Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, Amrita Puri, and Vidyut Jammwal specifically congratulate us for being well-researched and a pleasure to interview with!
  • We've interviewed many, many, and many. The likes include:
    • Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Dharmendra, Om Puri, Sonu Sood, Shahid Kapoor, Imran Khan, Zayed Khan, Irrfan Khan, Sharman Joshi, Arjun Kapoor, Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Fardeen Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Prem Chopra, Amit Sadh, Prateik, Ali Zafar, Rahul Khanna, Dev Goel, Shaimak Davar,
    • Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Esha Deol, Shraddha Kapoor, Hema Mailini, Bipasha Basu,
    • Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Adnan Sami, Shraddha Pandit, Harshdeep Kaur, Abhijeet Sawant, Rishi Rich, Jaz Dhami, H-Dhami, Ishita Sarkar, RDB, Nindy Kaur ...any many, many more
    • All of these features will soon be online, published on our website, which is soon to be launched (by October-November 2013). We also have a growing online presence through Facebook and Twitter. Talk to us about how we can give you increased exposure online as we talk to you about our custom advertising packages!

Distribution List

Steeles & Torbram

  1. Sanjhi Rasoi Rtauant
  2. Stephen's Furniture
  3. S.G Liquidation
  4. Sajawat & Puja Hut
  5. Indo Pak Video store.
  6. Smile Hair

Bramalea & Peter Robertson

  1. Dhillon Video
  2. Pizza Depot

Peter Robertson & Dixie

  1. Dixie Video
  2. Dixie Sweets & Restaurant

Bramalea & Bovaird (Springdale Plaza)

  1. Homelife Realty
  2. Mt. Everest grocery store

Airport & Sandalwood

  1. Sandalwood Medical Centre
  2. Planet Bollywood Video
  3. Sweet Palace Restaurant
  4. Singh Electronics

Peter Robertson & Torbram

  1. Konis Beauty Salon
  2. Pehnawa Fashion
  3. Warraich Meats
  4. Asian Punjabi Bazaar
  5. Sweet Palace
  6. Video Station
  7. Pizza depot
  8. Dhillon Video
  9. Can Tech Connections
  10. Raj Bhole Paan
  11. Papa’s Pizza
  12. Moga Meat

Steeple Bush & Torbram

  1. Punjab Music Inc.
  2. Standard Sweets & Restaurant
  3. Asian Bazaar
  4. Springdale Meat Market
  5. Indian Beauty Salon
  6. Springdale Video
  7. Indian Beauty Salon

Queen St. & Torbram

  1. Photoland Studio

Jaipur Gore Plaza

  1. Subzi Mandi
  2. Housewares Plus
  3. Popular Pizza

Gore Centre

  1. Vancouver Cloth House
  2. Bollywood Restaurant
  3. Medical Centre
  4. Subzi Mandi
  5. Telvinder Gill Law Office
  6. Convenience Store
  7. Golden Grocers
  8. Dosa Spot
  9. Dhillon Video
  10. Raj Bhole Paan

Kennedy & Steeles

  1. Frontier Cloth House
  2. Village of India Restaurant
  3. Mand Grocers
  4. Gill Jewellery
  5. Brampton Sweets

Finch & Westmore Drive

  1. Medical Clinic — Dr P Singh
  2. Westmore Dental Clinic
  3. Gupta & Associates
  4. Asian Food Grocers
  5. Choice in Furniture

Albion & Westmore Drive

  1. Singh Food Centre
  2. Singh Meat Shop

Carrier Drive & Albion Rd

  1. Samosa & Sweet Factory

Finch & Hwy 27

  1. Finchwood Textiles
  2. Physio Therapy
  3. Medical Centre
  4. Warriach Meat
  5. Dr. Sawhney Office

Albion Mall

  1. Cellular Point
  2. Kashmiri restaurant

Albion & Martin Grove

  1. Royal Video
  2. Sai Physio Therapy

Albion & Islington

  1. Akal Optical
  2. India Bazaar Grocers
  3. J&J Hair Dressers
  4. Param Video
  5. Kwality Sweets
  6. Asian Chinese restaurant
  7. Raj Jewellers
  8. Dental Clinic—Dr Amanpreet Chopra
  9. Bollywood Fashions
  10. Bestway Carpets
  11. UAE exchange
  12. Aryan restaurant
  13. Paan Video store
  14. Albion Video store

Derry Rd & Airport Rd

  1. China Garden Restaurant
  2. Mughal Mahal Restaurant
  3. Golden Grocers
  4. Ashoka Jewels
  5. Chat Hut
  6. Apollo Video
  7. China Palace Restaurant
  8. Uppal Video
  9. Asian Wok Roll Restaurant
  10. Arora Law Office
  11. His & Herz fashion store
  12. Indian Jewellers

Derry and Edwards

  1. Versailles Convention Centre

Bristol & Hurontario

  1. Bombay Chopsticks
  2. Bollywood Unlimited

Eglinton & Hurontario

  1. Saravana Bhavan

Dundas & Hurontario

  1. Apollo Video
  2. Karachi Bazaar
  3. Karachi Video Store
  4. Brar's Sweets Restaurant

Middlefield & McNicoll

  1. Tandoori Restaurant
  2. Buzz Video Store
  3. A1 Sweets & Restaurants
  4. Khoobsurat Beauty Salon
  5. Subzi Mandi Cash and Carry

Middlefield & Finch

  1. Samosa King
  2. Embassy Restaurant
  3. Shadi Jewellers
  4. Fashion Valley
  5. Beauty Spa
  6. India’s Taste

Steeles & Middlefield

  1. Music Asia
  2. Middlefield Supermarket
  3. Markham TV and Appliances

Gerrard Bazaar

  1. Chandan Fashions
  2. Maharani Fashion
  3. Maharaja Fashion
  4. Skylark Restaurant
  5. Regency Restaurant
  6. Milan Saree Emporium
  7. Forever Salon
  8. Forever Fashions

Dixie and Steeles

  1. Brar’s Sweets and Restaurant
  2. Printwell Offset

Airport Rd and Cottrelle

  1. Laser Spa
  2. Asian Food Centre
  3. Warriach Meat

Torbram and Cottrelle

  1. Sai Vachan creations
  2. Golden Grocery
  3. Nutrition Store
  4. Meat shop
  5. Rhythm Creations
  6. Kang Video
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