Marks & Spencer to be ‘Official Fashion Show Partner’ of the Aircel Chennai Open 2013

Marks & Spencer to be ‘Official Fashion Show Partner’ of the Aircel Chennai Open 2013

Chennai, 24th December, 2012: Marks & Spencer, one of the UK’s leading retailer with 24 stores in India, has come on board as the ‘Official Fashion Show Partner’ of India’s only ATP World Tour championship, the Aircel Chennai Open 2013.

The world of tennis has always had a serious affair with fashion and style both on and off the court. During the upcoming edition of the tournament that attracts the biggest names from the world of sports, business, films and politics, Marks & Spencer, will host a glamorous fashion evening showcasing their on-trend stylish and fashionable pieces.

Legendary player, Vijay Amritraj will play the master of ceremonies, setting the mood of the evening with his charming personality. The runway will be set ablaze by India’s leading models, as they adorn Marks & Spencer’s exclusive collection and create magic on the ramp. And taking a break from making that perfect serve or smashing back a volley, a number of ATP players will hit the runway showcasing M&S’ stylish range of merchandise.

The fashion extravaganza will be hosted at The Park Hotel, Chennai on Sunday, 30th December 2012 with an exclusive invite list for the event.

Venu Nair, Managing Director, Marks & Spencer India said “We’re absolutely delighted to be the ‘Official Fashion Show Partner’ of the Aircel Chennai Open 2013. We’re looking forward to showcase our latest stylish and innovative fashion collection to tennis fans across India. This will be a perfect way to kick off 2013, an exciting year for M&S India.”

Commenting about the partnership, Mr. Ashu Jindal, COO, IMG Reliance said, “We are pleased to have Marks & Spencer on board as the ‘Official Fashion Show Partner’. Their uncompromising attitude towards creating stylish and high quality products has made them one of the most iconic brands in the international market.”

The 18th edition of Aircel Chennai Open has one of the strongest playing fields ever, featuring an impressive line-up of tennis players including top 20 players Tomas Berdych, Janko Tipsarevic, Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka among others. Both Indian and International participants will compete for the coveted title.

ABOUT AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2013

The USD 430,000 Aircel Chennai Open, owned by IMG and operated and organized by IMG Reliance, is India’s only and South Asia’s premier ATP World Tour Open 250 event. Started in 1996, by IMG, a global leader in sports management and marketing, the tournament has completed sixteen successful years of existence, branding Chennai and India on the global tennis map thus creating a legacy of sorts of promoting international tennis in India. Winner of the prestigious ATP’s Player Services Award of Excellence (2006) for its outstanding organization and wonderful hospitality towards the participants and ATP’s Best Marketing Award (2008), the event has acquired the status of a much sought-after tennis event for both players and fans alike in the International tennis circuit. The 18th edition of the tournament will be held from December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013 at the SDAT Tennis stadium in Nungambakkam, Chennai. The tournament is conducted in Chennai under the aegis of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and is organized with the active collaboration of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA).

ABOUT MARKS & SPENCER:

Marks & Spencer opened its first store in India in 2001 and in April 2008 M&S entered the Joint Venture with Reliance Retail to form Marks & Spencer Reliance India Pvt Ltd. M&S currently has 24 stores located in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Amritsar, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.

Reliance Retail Limited is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited and opened its first retail store in November 2006. It today operates more than 1,000 stores in over 85 cities serving over 2.5 million customers every week.

ABOUT IMG RELIANCE:

In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis–at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

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Daler Mehndi recorded the title track “Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya ”

for music director Lalit Pandit
for director producers Sunil Agnihotri film “Balwinder Singh ..Famous Ho Gaya”
Sunil Agnihotri first time brings two top singers of our country to grace the silver screen in his
Film “Balwinder singh …Famous ho Gaya”
Daler Mehndi was excited to record the song for brother’s Mika Singh debut film as actor
Sunil Agnihotri says “iI couldnt think of anyone else other than Daler mehndi when i thought of the title track ,having 3 top singers of the country in my film singing is one of the best things happened to us and BALWINDER SINGH FAMOUS HO GAYA WILL SET NEW PRECEDENCE IN MUSIC ,as lalit pandit has done a pathbreaking work in the film ”
Daler Rehearsed for the song and the final take earned him accolades for a beautiful redention .

PRESS RELEASE

Mika Singh and Shaan finally dance to their own tunes in Sunil Agnihotri’s Film “Balwinder singh …Famous ho Gaya”. Sunil Agnihotri first time brings two top singers of our country to grace the silver screen in his Film “Balwinder singh …famous ho Gaya”.

Justin Timberlake, Will smith, Jamie Foxx, mark Wahlberg, frank Sinatra, snoop dog etc have been successful singers and even more successful actors.

Having the talent of singing is a blessing in disguise for Bollywood as well, and it can open the doors of acting into the film industry. And if someone has a complementing look to his singing talents, then he/she stands a good chance to make it big in the acting forte as well.

The thought of interesting casting was crossing director Sunil Agnihotri’s mind for a long time he decided to take up the musical way to get an entry ticket for Mika singh and Shaan first time together as co actors the most sought after singers of our country just fit the bill

Of course Shaan and Mika were skeptical but the script was brilliant and hilarious to the core which excited both of them For Shaan and Mika singh this will be the biggest cinematic accomplishment ,Sunil has brought both the singers together to act for the first time Both the singers of a great career and are one of a few singers and this transition from music to acting will be successful – and that success looks set to continue. – Famous Ho Gaya started…Music is the biggest asset along with the Script which is a complete entertainer.
The Film is being directed by Sunil Agnihotri. Produced by Sunil Agnihotri Productions in Association with Vandana Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd., The film is an all-rounder comedy and brings Sunil Agnihotri back to his passion of films after his ion going successful stint with TV.

The Singer turned Actors Mika Singh and Shaan are going to be seen soon as leading actors in the Film “BALWINDER SINGH… FAMOUS HO GAYA”.

Produced by Sunil Agnihotri Productions in Association with Vandana Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd.

Directed by Sunil Agnihotri

Music :- Lalit Pandit

Lyrics: Nikhat Kazmi, Kumar

Dialogues:- Tanveer Khan

Story Screenplay:- Rajan Agarwal,

Additional Screenplay-Sanjiv Soni, Shrikant Vishvakarma.

Choreographer:-Rekha Chinni Prakash

DOP: Nirmal Jani

Sound: Uday Inamati

Art: Rangarao Chowgule

Editor: Aseem Sinha

Line Producer: Shiva Rindani

Media Consultant:-Parul Chawla (Piicture N Kraft)

The film is a musical comedy

Thanks & Regards,
Piicture N Kraft Team

Piicture N Kraft
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Andheri (West) Mumbai-400053
Email-parulcpnk@gmail.com & parul@picturenkraft.com
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English Vinglish wows the Toronto International Film Festival & Marrakech International Festival

After being featured at the prestigious 2012 Toronto International Film Festival where the film and Sridevi’s performance received a standing ovation – not to mention the international press hailing the actress as the ‘Meryl Streep of India.’, Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish traveled to the Marrakech International Festival that contained a strength of over 15,000 people where the film was screened with French subtitles .The locales who do understand Hindi gave the film,that garnered over Rs. 42 cr. at the Indian BO and Overseas – USD 4.5 mn , a standing ovation ,not to mention , the women in the audience who came up to director Gauri and Sridevi with their warm feedback.

In fact the popularity of the film and leading lady Sridevi had upped the crowd that followed the team around, so much so, that security had to be doubled.

Reveals Gauri Shinde “With every new screening whether it was first screening at Toronto or the all India release or Marrakech, it has been overwhelming with the kind of response the film received. From regular women to kids (which I didn’t expect at all) to teenagers responded passionately to the film and told me how affected they were”.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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