SAVOY makes a bold entry into India

Nargis Fakhri with Silky Kothari Mehta, Director, House of Clocks & Watches at the launch of Savoy watch
SAVOY makes a bold entry into India

The new brand of time pieces reflects style, quality, appropriate pricing and Swiss finesse

Mumbai, November 14, 2013: From the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland comes a unique collection of lifestyle watches. SAVOY, the all-new accessory watch brand was unveiled yesterday by the stunning Bollywood actor Nargis Fakhri in Mumbai.

Representing internationally-acclaimed brands like Escada, Timberland, Police, Aigner, Swiss Military, and Roamer, SAVOY belongs to a well established Swiss group that prides itself on creating watches with high quality standards and an impressive presentation. As a high-end manufacturer, SAVOY competes with some of the most well-known luxury watch brands worldwide. True to its tagline ‘Unconventional, Independent and Distinctive’, SAVOY exists to delight and integrate cutting-edge design for watches, jewellery, accessories, and small leather goods.

SAVOY’s designs are bold, modern, edgy and supreme targeted at those who seek quality products with a high style and design quotient and believe in innovation over price or name. Priced between Rs.40,000 to Rs.1,50,000, SAVOY ‘s seasonal range includes unisex timepieces available in three different case sizes – the standard Icon EXTREME 45mm, and all-new Icon MIDWAY 41mm and the Icon LIGHT 35mm versions – all featuring high-end Swiss made movement, iconic design within a luxury environment at reasonable prices. Each range has its own striking details that include Mother of pearl dials, sapphire crystals, safety deployment buckets, diamond bezels and enamel embellished inserts as well as Swiss ETA and RONDA mechanical features that are lasting exhibits of SAVOY’s endless attention to detail.

Speaking about the launch of SAVOY Watches in India, Mr. Pascal Savoy, Founder of SAVOY said, “I have always been infatuated with the world of luxury and innovation and it’s this passion that has helped me build the SAVOY brand and fill the void in the watch industry for Swiss Made watches. When retailers put out watches in their showcases, you can’t tell which watch belongs to which brand. SAVOY watches stand out because of their stylish square-shaped barrel and round face design. We are confident that SAVOY’s iconic designs, affordable prices and unique style statement will have a huge fan following in India.”

Highlighting the new trends in the Luxury segment, Mr. Savoy further added, “Nowadays, men are changing their watches more often compared to 10 years ago. Despite mobile phones now serving as timepieces, watches remain an expression of personal style. SAVOY is not a fashion watch that follows trends, it is attractive because of its understated elegance. The watch positions itself as affordable luxury synonymous with confidence, character and class.”

Delighted to be associated with the SAVOY brand, Mrs. Silky Kothari Mehta, Director, House of Clocks & Watches Pvt Ltd, a sister concern of RiddiSiddhi Bullions Ltd said, “Since 2009, House of Clocks & Watches Pvt. Ltd has launched the world’s leading timepieces in India. We are happy to bring the internationally-acclaimed SAVOY brand to our country. The Swiss-made luxury accessory stands for innovation, individual expression, craftsmanship and quality, fundamental characteristics which every discerning Indian demands today from the luxury segment. SAVOY is a new standard of accessible luxury which will be well accepted by our patrons across the country.”

SAVOY has made its presence felt in more than 15 countries around the world from North America Central and South America, to Europe and Asia with 40% increase in sales.

SAVOY would be available at fine retailers, boutiques, online and department stores in India.

About SAVOY Watches

SAVOY – the new watch brand in the luxury space was launched in November in India and is credited as one of the most innovative design in its price category. SAVOY is spearheaded by Pascal Savoy, a prominent figure in the watch industry. He worked for the Richmond Group, which owns luxury brands such as Cartier, Piaget, Baume & Mercier, Montblanc. He then went to Florida to raise the profile of certain luxury watches and became president of Hublot in America. The SAVOY brand belongs to a very well established and private Swiss group that represents a wide portfolio of lifestyle brands, managed and represented through a network of offices in Switzerland, Dubai, Hong Kong & Ft. Lauderdale in the USA

For further information, please visit www.savoycollections.com

About RiddiSiddhi Bullions Limited (RSBL)

RSBL is one of leading bullion dealer leading bullion dealer, RSBL specializes in bars and coins of various precious metals like Gold, Silver and platinum. RSBL sells bullion through its online and offline platform. RSBL has recently ventured into diamond and gold jewellery and so luxury watches is a natural extension. Founded in 1994, RSBL is proud of holding the largest variety of bullions and coins across India.

About House of Clocks & Watches Pvt. Ltd

Established in 2009 and headquartered in Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, House of Clocks & Watches Pvt. Ltd is a sister concern of Riddi Siddhi Bullions Ltd (RSBL) India’s largest and most renowned bullion dealer. Representing the spirit of changing times, House of Clocks & Watches Pvt. Ltd is an exclusive distributor of the world’s leading wall clock company NeXtime and wristwatch brands. It provides and prides itself on giving connoisseurs and admirers a brilliant opportunity to choose from a wide range of competitively priced, iconic, unique and beautiful timepieces. In three years since its inception, House of Clocks & Watches has built for itself an enviable record of accomplishment, supplying timepieces to 45 stores and 25 web-based outlets across India.

Incase of any queries, please contact:

Concept PR

Neha Kandalgaonkar

neha@conceptpr.com

+91 9892194965

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Rakshit Wahi to co-host Boogie Woogie

After news of Sargun Mehta hosting the new season of Boogie Woogie got out, there has been buzz about the second host on the show. It is now been confirmed that Rakshit Wahi will co-host the show along with Sargun.

Boogie Woogie, the nation’s first and original dance reality show is returning after a hiatus of 4 years. This season will see kids aged between 6 – 14 years battle it out for the kids championship. It will be for the first time that the show will have a host and not just one but two! Sargun has played many popular characters on screen and Rakshit was last seen playing the character of Sunny in Parvarrish. Both Sargun and Sunny will add freshness to the much popular show.

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Straight from the Heart! Big B’s presence at the emotional trailer launch of Shekhar Suman’s directorial debut ‘HEARTLESS’

With Amitabh Bachchan alongside offering his blessings & support and having tremendous appreciation for Shekhar Suman’s directorial debut ‘Heartless’, it was an incredibly emotional moment for everyone present at the Trailor launch of the film.

Amitabh Bachchan spent some quality time with Shekhar & his family & shared timeless moments while sharing a very heartfelt positive feedback of the film. With Producer Alka Suman giving Amitabh Bachchan a very colourful flowerful welcome, the millennium’s biggest superstar mentioned that he is extremely glad to be a part of the first look of the Shekhar’s maiden venture and that after witnessing the trailor, it doesn’t seem that this piece of brilliance called ‘Heartless’ is Shekhar’s first directorial film venture.

Shekhar & Alka Suman with his son Adhyayan Suman played the perfect hosts for the evening. Adhyayan Suman was at his confident best and shared his proud moment stating “More than success in life, I always wished God to give him an opportunity to do something to make his parents feel proud about & today I really thank God for making him a part of this phenomenal experience called ‘Heartless’. The entire journey has helped me evolve into a much better person & this learning is priceless…Heartless is not just a film but a life changing experience for me.”

Ariana Ayam, the leading lady opposite Adyayan Suman looked gorgeous at her first public appearance had lot of heads turning.

Entire ‘Heartless’ team marked their presence during the trailer launch, with every member of the film taking pride in sharing their unforgettable experiences during the making of this special project called ‘Heartless’.

“Direction is the final destination of every actor whether it is Clint Eastwood, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Tom Cruise or Aamir Khan”, says Shekhar Suman, the first superstar of Indian Television, as he gears up for the biggest challenge of his life, his directorial debut ‘Heartless’, a romantic thriller that deals with the extremely emotional subject of Anaesthesia Awareness.

Known for his razor sharp wit and repartee’s Shekhar in person is diametrically opposite to what people know of him. Says Shekhar, “Heartless has a slice of my heart in it.The film is dedicated to my elder son Aayush whom I lost to an incurable heart disease. It was a huge emotional experience for me to direct and act with my son Adhyayan for the first time… he is a very sensitive and an intense actor and is the heart and soul of the film.Today, with the fast changing lives & lifestyles, when most of us are becoming heartless one way or the other, I’ve tried to make a film that will hopefully touch many hearts.”

The film also deals with the sensitive ‘mother-son relationship’ that has not been seen in Indian cinema since a long time. The film stars debutante Ariana Ayam along with the evergreen queen of emotions Deepti Naval, Om Puri in a never seen before avataar and Madan Jain. Says Shekhar, “It’s my biggest honour to direct three of the finest actors in the Industry, Om Puri , Deepti Naval and Madan Jain. I’ve introduced a new girl Ariana, who has in her the makings of a great actress and I’m sure she will go a long way.”

Shekhar exemplifies the idiom of being like fine wine, getting better with age & experience. He is as excited as an anxious newcomer, adds Shekhar, “Direction is my calling and my new poison. If you want to evolve, you never stop trying… as they say a rolling stone gathers no moss.”

With such a grandeur opening, All’s well that begins well.

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Parul Chawla

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The Terrific Musical Trio bringing Music Mania!

Three Ghazal maestros, Anoop Jalota, Pankaj Udhas & Talat Aziz announce their musical venture ‘Music Mania’

It was one such musical evening when the Ghazal maestros for the first time ever came together to announce their one-of-a-kind music club, ‘Music Mania’, initiative of Bntertainment Global founded by entrepreneur Bina Aziz

A music club Music Mania, one becomes a member of, through affordable membership fees, taking you to through world of music. Music Mania to host several evenings during the membership span presenting live performances by the maestros themselves, various artists across different genres & upcoming talent.

Music Mania promises to host the best musical nights in the tinsel town at the plush locations.

Drown yourself in the mesmerizing Mushairas, Jugalbandhi, Sufi music, Ghazals, Qawallis, Blues, Jazz & Bollywood music.

Conceptualized by Bina Aziz, (Director – Bntertainment Global!)

Managed by Bntertainment Global and spearheaded by Anoop Jalota, Pankaj Udhas and Talat Aziz Music Mania assures you the best musical evenings you wouldn’t want to miss. Talat Aziz promises us, “We now bring to you Music Mania! It will be the new rage…a mania! Get ready for a music extravaganza!—Music that will keep you asking for more…Music that knows no barriers or boundaries… And music that resonates with souls of all ages.”

Regards

Parul Chawla

Piicture N Kraft

Email: parul@picturenkraft.com

Hand Phone : 9833577407 / 9004136155

Landline : 022 -22926509

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Jackpot theatrical unveiling

The theatrical unveiling of Kaizad Gustad’s Jackpot starring Sachiin Joshi, Sunny Leone and Naseeruddin shah was an exciting evening with media turning out in huge numbers to grace the event which was held at Cinemax, Versova.

Kaizad Gustad said that for him, “the combination of Naseer, Sachiin and Sunny was the Jackpot,” while Sachiin confessed that “it is a con within a con and is pacy and entertaining.” Sunny Leone said that “I am so happy with my role in Jackpot. I simply loved the role and I am glad the film has turned out well.”

Jackpot is a fast-paced rollercoaster full jhol thriller film, set in the world of casino boats and gambling in Goa, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Sunny Leone and Sachiin Joshi. Produced by Viiking Entertainment and Media, written and directed by Kaizad Gustad.

Warm Regards
Anusha Srinivasan
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Nandini Viswanathan
Naarad PR
09769477595
nandini.viswanathan@gmail.com

Utkarsha Singh
Naarad PR
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This is to inform you that the International Pop icon – Lenka will be performing in Mumbai on 23rd November at Blue Frog. Giving all music enthusiasts a reason to rejoice, Vivanta by Taj is back with its annual property ‘Divas of Rock’ in association with VH1, Sony Music and Blue Frog.

The property, in its third year, is designed to provide a unique platform to showcase potential and promising talent and encourage emergent female artists to exhibit and enhance their skills. This year, Divas of Rock bring to you Australian Alternative Pop Diva, singer-songwriter, and actor Lenka Kripak. Lenka shot to fame with her debut album ‘Lenka Lenka’ and now after three albums and multiple hit singles, the artist enjoys a huge Facebook fan base. Lenka will be showcasing her talent to the Mumbai audience for the first time at Blue Frog on November 23, 2013 from 9pm onwards.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Veer Vijay Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Vivanta by Taj – Hotels & Resorts said, “The idea behind introducing this initiative and naming it the Divas of Rock was to encourage young and fledgling female talent and offer them a platform to showcase their abilities to the right audience.” Divas of Rock” debuted successfully 2 years back. The brand Vivanta by Taj is evolving rapidly. Vivanta hotels host a large number of women. This unique initiative finds a perfect fit with its distinctive values and future plans.”

Commenting on the association, Mr. Shridhar Subramaniam, President India & Middle East Sony Music Entertainment, said, “We have been a part of Divas of Rock since its inception as we believe in the core value of the brand. In its third year we bring to you our Australian pop icon Lenka who has a tremendous following in India across age groups. This multi city tour will give fans an opportunity to listen to her up close and we are confident she will be a great live act.”

It is a known fact that the music industry is considered a major component of the media and entertainment market that can be further enhanced with the appropriate involvement of female artists who possess a wide variety of astounding aptitude. Women artists find it difficult with limited resources and restricted avenues to optimally utilize their gift. Divas of Rock is a streamlined medium through which female artists stand an equal chance to be noticed by showcasing their skills through a road show performance format, supervised by a panel of experts, across different cities.

Divas of Rock is one of the many endeavours undertaken by Vivanta by Taj that will portray its core values of creativity, radiance and vibrancy. The name ‘Vivanta’ draws inspiration from the term ‘bon vivant’, signifying sophistication and appreciation for the good things in life and also from the attributes of vividness and vivacity.

Vivanta addresses multiple personas of sophisticated and urbane travellers, be it masters of corporate theatre, gastronauts and exploding taste buds, urban crusoes or 21st century princesses.

Please feel free to get in touch should you need any further details from our end.

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