It fascinates and repulses in equal measure, but is hard to ignore and has become a staple diet of everyone’s media consumption. After being elevated to cinematic glory in Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Page 3’, the once single-page entity now has an entire magazine to itself, titled what else but ‘Page 3’. The tabloid is set to hit Delhi newsstands on November 5.
A weekly, ‘Page 3’ is published by Combined TV and Cine Network Pvt Ltd. The tabloid is already available in Mumbai.
‘Page 3’ covers a wide variety of topics ranging from fashion, lifestyle, health, astrology, films and entertainment, night life and parties and of course a generous dose of celebrities, well-known personalities and gossips. The tabloid is priced at Rs 15.
Explaining the objective behind getting into Delhi, Ashok K Ohri, Managing Editor,
‘Page 3’, said, “In the last two to three years the Page 3 phenomenon has picked up in a big way in Delhi, lot of Page 3 activities happen here. So, we feel it’s the right time to start a publication like this in Delhi.”
Editor-in-Chief Rajiv Saxena and Executive Editor Chaaru Aanand of Madad Consultants, the founders of ‘Page 3’ tabloid, would be supporting the Delhi publication as well.
Saxena was Joint Editor with Sahara Group for more than eight years before joining ‘Page 3’. He has also worked with Jain TV as Editor, besides a short stint with Swedish TV as South Asia Bureau Chief. Aanand is also social activist and runs an NGO called Madad.
In its first phase of launch, ‘Page 3’ tabloid will be made available in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Dehradun and Kolkata. In the second phase, which would be by the end of the month, it would reach Jalandhar, Lucknow, Bhopal and other prominent cities across India.