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Bollywood megastar Hrithik Roshan becomes brand ambassador of the leading global meet-up app happn

7th April 2017 Mumbai - happn, the French meet-up app, has just announced its partnership with Superstar Hrithik Roshan.

happn created the very first 100% mobile meet-up experience to offer a facilitator and help its users to interact with those that already share a part of their world. happn has revolutionized the industry by bringing back real-life in the user experience thanks to the unique combination of hyper-geolocation in real-time.

Bollywood megastar Hrithik Roshan becomes brand ambassador of the leading global meet-up app happn

Bollywood megastar Hrithik Roshan becomes brand ambassador of the leading global meet-up app happn

On the street, at work, at a party... it could be anywhere. happn puts real life experiences first and favors everyday coincidences. happn simply provides the answer to a universal desire: how can we find that handsome stranger again, the one we didn’t dare approach? Because it seemed inappropriate, impolite or wasn’t the right time.

The app gives users a second chance, the chance to discover, to find a person that caught their eyes.

happn’s concept is very straightforward yet universal: in big cities, you cross paths with so many people everyday, with whom you already share the same environment and potentially many other things by living or going out in the same areas. Why not actually meeting and getting to know them? Great people are around you. In showing you who’s been in the same place at the same time as you, happn acts as a tool to provide people with second chances at missed connections.

happn was co-founded by Didier Rappaport, also Chief Executive Officer of the company, and Antony Cohen. The app first launched in February 2014 in Paris, followed by London in May 2014 and New York City in September 2014. Today the app operates worldwide mainly across 40 major cities - including London, New York City, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Madrid, Sydney, Moscow and Mumbai to name a few - and has amassed 28 million users. In 2016, happn has grown at a pace of 2 million new users each month.

About happn in India

India’s got among the biggest and most populated cities in the world. It’s also the second fastest growing country, in terms of technology, internet, mobile penetration and digital communications. The company has naturally come to turn its eyes on India where it already accounts for close to 1 million users, and now officially launches its activities in the market, supported by great Indian business names and major Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan.

About his choice to partner with happn, Hrithik Roshan said, “What attracted me to happn is its concept of provoking your destiny.  And that it's not just a meet up app but more a tool to help you connect with people you have crossed paths with. It's a wonderful easy way to connect while maintaining respectability and dignity. You aren't just searching randomly but probably finding what is meant for you. As a society, India is living trough various changes and in coming days we will change further. Technology will increasingly play a major role in our day today lives. happn is something that I call intuitive technology and that can actually be life changing.”

“Mobility has brought back together the digital and real worlds. Thanks to meet-up apps and social media, and more specifically to real-time technologies, online and mobile platforms has found mainstream acceptance in the last couple of years, and has skyrocketed in terms of usage”, commented Didier Rappaport, the CEO of happn. “India is following the move, driven by an increasingly tech-savvy, digital young audience and millennials. We are delighted to have the support of a Bollywood icon like Hrithik Roshan. He is not only adding to the glamour quotient of the app but also a tremendous amount of credibility that will help us expand in the Indian market in an effective manner.”

happn also attracted investors such as Nimish Arora, owner of DCtex Furnishings and the music label Lahari Music.

About Lahari Music

Leading music label in Southern India, Lahari Music is a beehive of musical content across all genres and languages. Composers like Ilayaraja, A. R. Rahman, Deva, Sirpi, Devi Sri Prasad (DSP) and many others have contributed to Lahari’s collections. The company has seen the rise of renowned musicians and singer and is continually identifying and giving a platform to upcoming creative artistes.

About DCtex Furnishings

Nimish Arora is the co-founder of DCtex Furnishings, which is the third largest Home Furnishings company in the world having presence in more than 45 countries overseas.


happn is available for free on iOS, Android and Windows phone.

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Jabong launches HRX a fashion brand by Hrithik Roshan

Jabong adds Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan’s fashion brand HRX to its portfolio

Jabong launches HRX a fashion brand by Hrithik Roshan

Jabong launches HRX a fashion brand by Hrithik Roshan

India’s leading online fashion portal Jabong has announced the addition of HRX sports and lifestyle brand by Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan to its fashion portal. Around 1250 products will be available live on Jabong portal and mobile app. The latest collection of HRX footwear and apparel will be available for men and women with a price range of Rs.499 – Rs.4999, with an average price of Rs.1700. Hrithik Roshan will also shortlist top 10 summer key pieces from the collection for Jabong customers.

Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan, who is often referred to as India's 'most complete actor' and is credited with rekindling the fitness fashion among India’s youth who idolize him for his sculpted, muscular body, said, "My passion for fitness is strongly ingrained in HRX, the ultimate mission of which is to inspire people to be the best version of themselves. We embarked on this journey 3 years back and are strengthening our position by investing in fitness apparel, footwear & associated categories in months to come. Jabong becomes an important brand and channel partner to take forward this philosophy." Hrithik Roshan has revolutionized the Hindi film industry and enthralled audiences with his blockbuster performances in movies such as Kaabil, Bang Bang! Jodhaa Akbar, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dhoom 2, Krrish, Koi Mil Gaya, Lakshya, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Mission Kashmir, and Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai.

“As we launch the active & lifestyle brand HRX that keeps your fashion on-point, we are excited that we are already fully enrolled in Hrithik Roshan’s expansive vision of inspiring people to be their best versions. From T-shirts, crop tops, tank tops, capris, Shirts, Jeans and even bags and shoes, we have added a wide, curated assortment of HRX products that will unleash the fitness crusader in you.,” said Kalyan Kumar Gunasekaran, Chief Merchandising Officer, Jabong.

March 2017 is a brand fiesta at Jabong, which has added as many as 35 brands within this month, including New Era Caps, WROGN, Mothercare, Roadster, Cover Story, AAY, Zivame, Mast and Harbour, Forever21, YWC, Aeropostale and Ms. Taken among others. Jabong now has approximately 2000 brands in its product portfolio, out of which 50 brands have been launched in 2017 alone.

Jabong is known to have introduced a multitude of international fashion brands in India in the past such as TOPSHOP, TOPMAN, Dorothy Perkins, Missguided and Next to name a few. HRX is a sports and lifestyle brand based on a life philosophy to keep pushing. The products are presently being sold on Myntra and Flipkart.

Jabong is a major fashion multi-brand e-store that offers a wide selection of over 350,000 products across footwear, apparel, jewellery and accessories categories. With more than 1500 international high-street brands, sports labels, Indian ethnic and designer labels from over a thousand sellers, Jabong brings to its customers the latest trends from across the globe.

Incepted in 2012, Mumbai-based HRX aims to motivate and inspire individuals in their journey to overcome challenges and be the best version of themselves. An amalgamation of Bollywood leading actor Hrithik Roshan's brand attributes and core philosophy, HRX is one of the first home-grown Indian brand in the active lifestyle space. The brand has sports and training apparel, casual apparel, footwear and accessories for both men and women.
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Hrithik Roshan, Aditya Thackeray, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ajinkya Rahane to grace Lokmat’s Maharashtra’s Most Stylish Awards

•Tiger Shroff, Sonali Bendre, Ashutosh Gowariker, Shalmali Kholgade, Gautam Singhania to be present

•Bevy of beauties and style icons across Maharashtra to be honored

•A Style Property created 1st time in Maharashtra for the people of Maharashtra

Mumbai, January 25, 2017:  Lokmat, Maharashtra’s and Goa’s Number 1 newspaper announces the first of its kind ‘Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish Award’ on January 31, 2017.  This award will honor the most stylish and glamorous people from entertainment, politics, sports, business amongst other categories.

 Hrithik Roshan, Aditya Thackeray, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ajinkya Rahane to grace Lokmat’s Maharashtra’s Most Stylish Awards

This awards ceremony will be one of its kind star studded glitzy evening with celebrities and well known personalities from various walks of life. Renowned Celebrities, Corporates and politicians like Hrithik Roshan, Rishi Kapoor, Tiger Shroff, Sonam Kapoor, Amruta Khanvilkar, Sonali Bendre, Ashutosh Gowariker, Swapnil Joshi, Atul Kasbekar, Radhika Apte, Aditya Thakeray, Gauri Shinde, Shalmali Kholgade, Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Singhania, Rana Kapoor will grace the event. The evening will be followed by cocktails and dinner.

Lokmat Maharashtra's most stylish award is a platform to celebrate Style, which is a culmination of sophistication, inherent charm and attitude. This award will honor the most stylish people in Maharashtra and has been initiated 1st time in Maharashtra for the people of Maharashtra. It will highlight the style of the state that has left an indelible mark for generations to come.

Talking about this initiative, Aniruddha Hajare, Vice President & Business Head, Events and Activation, Lokmat Media Pvt. Ltd said, “We are delighted to start this unique award to honor the most stylish and glamorous people in Mumbai and Maharashtra from fashion and other areas.  This is an endeavor to uphold the state’s progressive people and their achievements beyond the field of entertainment. This unique way  evening promises to be as attractive as our other properties - Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Award, Lokmat Infra Conclave, Lokmat Women Summit.”

Lokmat has associated with Red FM as the radio partner and RJ Malishka will be hosting the event. Over the years, the cosmopolitan state of Maharashtra has witnessed an evolution in style and Maharashtrians have positioned themselves successfully on the Global Style Map. This award is an honor platform for people beyond the entertainment category.

About Lokmat: 

Lokmat Media Pvt. Ltd. is a leading multi-platform media company with interests in a diversified portfolio of publishing, broadcast, digital, entertainment, community and social verticals. ‘Lokmat’ is the largest read regional language newspaper in India with 23.5 million readers (Source: Total Readership, IRS ’12 Q4) and the No. 1 Marathi newspaper in the country with 11 editions and a circulation of 1.4 million copies (Source: Audit Bureau of Circulation, July - Dec '14). ‘Lokmat Samachar’, with 3 editions is one of the largest read Hindi daily in the country with over 1.3 million readers (Source: Total Readership, IRS ’12 Q4). ‘Lokmat Times’ has 3 editions. Lokmat has recently been awarded India’s Most Attractive Brand – Print in 2016 and received ABCI Award in Environmental Category for it Social Initiative for Save Water called ‘Jalmitra’.

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Spotted : Hrithik Roshan in Alberto Torresi Shoes

Hrithik Roshan was recently spotted wearing shoes from Alberto Torresi for Kaabil promotions in Mumbai

Spotted : Hrithik Roshan in Alberto Torresi Shoes

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Hrithik Roshan in Brune shoes from Voganow

India 24 November 2016: Hrithik Roshan was recently spotted wearing Brune shoes from Voganow for RMD Boards in Dubai.

Photo/Image of Hrithik Roshan in Brune shoes from Voganow

Hrithik Roshan in Brune shoes from Voganow

Hrithik Roshan in Brune shoes from Voganow
Hrithik Roshan in Brune shoes from Voganow

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Spotted: Hrithik Roshan in Alberto Torresi Shoes

India 16 November 2016: Hrithik Roshan was recently spotted wearing shoes from Alberto Torresi in Delhi.

Spotted: Hrithik Roshan in Alberto Torresi Shoes

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Spotted :Hrithik Roshan in Voganow

India 14 November 2016: Hrithik Roshan was recently Spotted wearing Brune Hand Finished shoes from Voganow for Ananya Birla's 'Livin the Life' Single Launch in Mumbai.

Hrithik Roshan in Brune Shoes from Voganow

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Rado introduces chocolate brown collection in India

Brand ambassador Hrithik Roshan unveils tasty new timepieces

May 28,  13.27 AM IST || Pocket News Alert

Hrithik Roshan Brand Ambassador Rado and Simran Chandhoke_Brand Manager Rado(Mumbai– May 28, 2016) Rado, the Swiss watch brand known for its innovative use of design and materials, officially introduced its chocolate brown high-tech ceramic collection at the Rado boutique in Mumbai today. Marking the second anniversary of the boutique, the new line of watches was launched by Rado brand ambassador and beloved Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan.

Rado is proud to add a new colour to its growing spectrum of high-tech ceramic: chocolate brown. The new colour mirrors subtle changes in light from a light, sweet brown to a range of dark, rich chocolate hues. Chocolate brown is remarkably easy to wear, complementing warm, earthy colours in a wide range of styles from evening attire to casual sportswear.

Commenting on the launch, brand ambassador Hrithik Roshan stated, “Rado is known for watches par excellence and yet again they have surprised me with this delicious chocolate brown high-tech ceramic collection. In the international fashion space, brown is becoming the new black and is one of the year’s trend colours. I am really excited to launch these stunning watches, which have become my favourite chocolate indulgence these days.”

Well known to connoisseurs of Swiss artistry and craftsmanship, brown is the signature colour of the Maîtres Chocolatiers who have made Switzerland synonymous with chocolate heaven. The new colour offers all the benefits of high-tech ceramic including scratch resistance, lightness and the ability to adapt to the wearer’s skin.

Six unique ceramic timepieces in this colour were introduced at the event. Highlights include:

Rado HyperChrome Automatic Diamonds – Limited Edition
This dazzling piece in rich brown high-tech ceramic and rose gold coloured detail is studded with a total of 56 Top Wesselton diamonds, transforming this exceptional timekeeper into a sensuous, glamorous and exclusive delight.

Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Tachymeter
As Hrithik Roshan’s new watch of choice, this timepieces features a matt brown high-tech ceramic case with a polished rich brown bezel engraved with a tachometric scale and filled with white Super-Luminova. The rose gold coloured stainless steel inserts further add to the beauty of the watch.

Rado HyperChrome Automatic
This simple brown beauty features a polished, rich brown monobloc ceramic case and classic three-hand style.

Rado introduces chocolate brown collection in India

Rado introduces chocolate brown collection in India

Rado introduces chocolate brown collection in India

Rado introduces chocolate brown collection in India

About Rado
Rado is a globally recognised brand, famous for innovative design and its use of revolutionary materials to create some of the world’s most durable watches. Ever since its beginnings in Lengnau, Switzerland, Rado has been a pioneer, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today.

The Rado boutique in Mumbai is located at 317, Rinku Cooperative Housing Society, Linking Road, Khar West, Mumbai. It is open 7 days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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HE Deodorant speaks gentleman’s word with Hrithik Roshan and Vir Das

 May 16,  17.55 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

•Digital Campaign Film featuring standup comedian and actor Vir Das rolls out  on the theme – “real men respect women” ………..because HE Respect is for real men

•A brand new commercial shot with the HE brand ambassador Hrithik Roshan is also to be released very soon for HE Respect

•Pioneering example of brand focusing on objectification of women for commercial purposes.

HE Deodorant speaks gentleman’s word with Hrithik Roshan and Vir Das

Chandigarh, 16 May, 2016: Its time the macho debonair shows the real ‘HE’ inside him that not only dares to Be Interesting but also holds women in high esteem. To champion the idea, HE, the popular deodorant brand from the house of Emami Ltd, has come up with a new variant, ‘HE Respect.’ In a trailblazing example of a brand focusing on product development in response to the social milieu, HE Respect has devised a product idea that is not just a campaign, but an entirely new state of mind championing the cause of respect to women in all walks of life – a polar opposite to everything the category at large propagates.

Deodorant brands in general promote the concept of chic magnet attraction. In a strong deviation to the same, HE Deodorant has positioned itself differently from the very beginning with “Be Interesting” being its core brand value. Projecting the face of the modern metrosexual confident man, HE Deodorants, has always been a brand that instigates meaningful social conversations. Taking this brand value to the next level, HE Deodorant, for its new variant HE Respect, has launched a 3 - phased digital campaign against such objectification of women for commercial purpose.

The new “Respect” campaign was designed around the central thought - Real men Respect Women. As a part of the 1st Video, a digital video film featuring popular stand–up comedian and actor Vir Das takes a dig at the objectification of women in advertising to sell products by showing men in various promotional situations which normally use women and underlining   how the men felt uncomfortable in those situations.

This teaser phase is supported by activation where a number of thousand men have been sent RESPECT T-shirts through the brand’s online partner ‘Wear your Opinion’, asked to wear them and click selfie and post it on facebook/ HE Be Interesting and tweet @ #HeRespect, if they believed in the RESPECT philosophy.

Setting up the context, the film will eventually lead to the 2nd Video of HE RESPECT to showcase its main campaign starring Hrithik Roshan where the brand ambassador speaks out against the disrespect shown towards women generally in the surrounding social milieu and urges young men to wear the Scent of Respect and be the Real Men Who Respect Women.

In the 3rd Video, the HE Respect Manifesto will be rolled out to uphold the brand essence.

The digital videos have been conceived and developed by Orchard Advertising Pvt Ltd of the Leo Burnett Group. The digital execution and amplifications for HE Respect is being handled by the digital agency - WAT Consult.

HE Deodorant speaks gentleman’s word with Hrithik Roshan and Vir Das

“We at Emami believe that there is a need to nurture a positive role model among men, who are able to accord due respect to women. HE RESPECT seeks to honour and bring into light such men who believe in honouring women. The main thought of the campaign was that, Real Men, Respect Women. Also as a brand, HE believes that every human being has an interesting side to him and he should strive to live the interesting life” said Mr. Harsha V. Agarwal, Director, Emami Limited, on the occasion of this announcement.

Talking about the campaign, Mr. Raj Deepak Das - Chief Creative Office, The Leo Group said,” HE Respect has been a passion project for us from the very beginning. We were clear that an important message needs adequate firepower and support to make a real difference. And we had fantastic partners in the HE brand team who believed in us enough to develop an entirely new product and then a powerful campaign that takes on well-established industry practices head on.”

HE Deodorant speaks gentleman’s word with Hrithik Roshan and Vir Das

Rajiv Dingra, Founder & CEO, WATConsult, the brand’s digital agency said, “In today’s times, brands sometimes know no bounds when it comes to promoting a certain product. We objectify women in a heartbeat if it gets us the sales we want. That being said, I am very proud of the route HE Deodorants is taking to promote their new fragrance ‘Respect’. Showing the men what they might face when the tables turn is something completely unprecedented. The response the brand has received so far has been overwhelming. “

HE Respect will be made available across all metro cities and E-commerce portals in a pack size of 150 ML priced at Rs 190/-. An interesting interplay of aromatic, woody and marine families gives the variant its distinctive long-lasting fragrance.

Digital Film details: 

Links: ;

Working Title of the film: HE Respect

Duration: 1 minute 10 secs; 35 secs

Exposure Medium: Digital

Creative Agency: Orchard Advertising Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai (Leo Burnett Group)

Digital Agency: Wat Consult, Mumbai

About Emami Ltd

Emami: (NSE:  Emami Ltd, BSE: 531162)  Emami Ltd, founded in 1974, is one of India’s leading FMCG Companies engaged in manufacturing & marketing of personal care & healthcare products.

With over 300 diverse products, Emami’s portfolio includes trusted power brands like Zandu, Boroplus, Navratna, Fair & Handsome, Mentho Plus, Fast Relief and Sona Chandi Chyawanprash.   In 2015, Emami Ltd acquired controlling stake (66.67%) in Fravin Pty Ltd., an Australia based Company with major strengths in R&D and manufacturing of natural and organic personal care products.  During the same year, the Company also acquired the business of ‘Kesh King’ and forayed into the Ayurvedic hair & scalp care segment.   Emami products are available in over 4 million retail outlets across India through its network of 2900 distributors and its global footprint spans over 60 countries including GCC, Europe, Africa, CIS countries & the SAARC.

Emami has maintained a CAGR turnover of 16% over the last 5 years through its consistent business performance.   Emami focuses on aggressive marketing powered by celebrity endorsements like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Yami Gautam, Juhi Chawla, Shruti Haasan, Bipasha Basu, Sonakshi Sinha, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, Sushil Kumar, Sania Mirza among others.

Emami Ltd is the flagship Company of the diversified Emami Group.  Please visit for further information.

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V.I.P Industries ropes in Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan as the Brand Ambassador for their maiden marque VIP

April 2 2016,  17.34 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

National 2nd April 2016: V.I.P Industries leaders in the luggage industry announced the launch of their mega campaign “When you are very important” for their homegrown brand VIP. The campaign features reigning heartthrob Hrithik Roshan as their Brand Ambassador illustrating the transformation of India’s pioneering luggage brand, creating a niche brand positioning.

Leaving no stone unturned the campaign is created by a team of globally acknowledged creative minds such as Thomas Krygier - Director of Oscar winning commercials, Olivier Schneider - Stunt Director for classics like James Bond 24: SPECTRE, Fast & Furious 6 and conceptualised by the team of Whyness Worldwide.

Filmed in Prague, one of the largest cities in Europe, the campaign showcases the superstar trying to escape a gang of thugs who want to steal a precious jewel which he carries in a VIP strolley. Against a beautiful backdrop depicting the magnificent cultural sights; the scene is shot on the streets where Hrithik is seen fighting the gang in an aesthetically choreographed fight sequence at the same time demonstrating the durability and toughness of the bag.

Commenting on the new campaign Radhika Piramal, Managing Director, V.I.P Industries says, “VIP is a brand with which we pioneered in the luggage industry. Almost 4 decades old; brand VIP continues to reign as one of the most preferred luggage companions. Through this campaign we offer our consumers another reason to continue to associate with brand VIP, as the campaign tag line says “When you are very important”.  We are extremely delighted to associate with Hrithik Roshan; there couldn’t have been anyone else who could match the classic legacy of our brand.”

Speaking about his association with the company Hrithik Roshan, Brand Ambassador, VIP says, “I am privileged to associate with a brand like VIP, as they have always focused on putting forth a product which exceeds in quality and performance; which is what I strive to do as an actor as well. It was a great experience shooting the TVC which involves a beautifully choreographed action sequence on the streets of Prague.”

Going live on 2nd April the campaign features the tough and scratch resistant arctic blue Tube strolley. Designed in attractive colors offering toughness and scratch resistance the collection is definitely a must have. Enhancing its reach the campaign will be promoted across all platforms such as TV, social media and OOH.

About V.I.P. Industries Ltd:

Established in 1971, VIP Industries Ltd. is Asia's No. 1 luggage manufacturer. Its four factories produce nearly five million pieces a year, making it the second largest producer of luggage in the world. The state-of-the-art VIP Design Lab at Nasik has to be credit several international patents and design registrations. Since inception, the company has kept in step with the changing need and taste of the discerning and quality conscious traveler. VIP Industries already has a global footprint with its products available not just across India but also all over Middle East, the UK, USA, Germany, Spain, Italy and select African and South East Asian countries.
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Famous Actor Hrithik Roshan to romance Actress Yami Gautam in Sanjay Gupta movie Kaabil and it is directed by Sanjay Gupta

February 8 2016,  22.19 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Hrithik Roshan will be romancing Sanam Re actress Yami Gautam in Sanjay Gupta's directorial venture 'Kaabil'  Its a new project which we will see Hrithik Roshan  and Yami Gupta together on the screen space.

Hrithik Roshan who is currently busy with Asuhtosh Gowariker’s Mohen jo Daro, will start shooting for Kaabil soon. Kaabil is being produced by his father Mr. Rakesh Roshan.

Hrithik took to Twitter to share the news about Kaabil.

Famous Actor Hrithik Roshan to romance Actress Yami Gautam in Sanjay Gupta movie Kaabil and it is directed by Sanjay Gupta

Hrithik Roshan ✔ @iHrithik Says in twitter account  Hrithik Roshan Tweeted
Im looking 4ward 2 dis journey. #KAABIL- v r capable of much more than v can ever imagine. @yamigautam v r going 2 rock dis! @_SanjayGupta

Even Yami Gupta is happy about the news. 

“Can’t wait to commence this journey Hrithik! Super elated to be working with you! Let’s go,” Actress Yami Gautam posted on Twitter.

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Taking Indian Football Higher, Deeper, Wider India Football Forum 2015 scheduled for 29th Oct’15 in Mumbai

October 27, 2015,  12.46 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

MUMBAI, 27th October 2015: Governance, the needs of the modern fan, connecting to the consumer in a fast evolving media landscape, the business potential in grassroots outreach. These are just some of the key issues that will be addressed at this year’s India Football Forum 2015 (IFF), presented by STAR Sports, on Thursday, 29 October, taking place at the St. Regis Mumbai.

Established in 2010, the India Football Forum, the flagship property of the SportzPower Knowledge Series (SKS), brings together some of the best minds in the industry on one platform for what is the definitive conference on the business of football in this market. Additionally, to improve the overall presentation and profile of the conference SportzPower has partnered Mumbai-based Event Capital to deliver the event.

From social media to second and third screens, it is a whole new world out there as far as media is concerned, which is providing the disruptive tools for the nimble and the quick to shake up the established order, which of course means cricket in India, and chart out whole new success stories.

A stellar grouping of industry stalwarts such as Nitin Kukreja, President Sports, STAR India; Ronnie Screwvala, Founder, U Sports; Peter Leible, Chief Representative Asia Pacific DFL Sports Enterprises; and Santosh Desai, MD & CEO, Future Brands, will be opening up to the industry on a range of issues that impact the fast evolving football landscape in India.

And with the trend of superstars from India's film and sports world taking equity positions in the multiple sporting leagues that are taking a foothold in this market gaining momentum, a very special address from Hindi film 'A' lister Hrithik Roshan, co-owner of Hero Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City, will be of much relevance to the high profile gathering at the India Football Forum 2015.

Adding heft to the knowledge delivery at this year's IFF are two cutting edge case study presentations by ESP Properties and Repucom International.

The above speakers join an impressive and diverse list of expert speakers that include the likes of:
·         Shirish Kulkarni, Executive Director DSK Developers, President LFC International Football Academy – DSK Shivajians

·         Supratik Sen, CEO and Co-Founder, U Sports

·         Karan Ahluwalia, President & Country Head Media & Entertainment, Luxury & Sports Banking Group, YES BANK Ltd

·         Ardeshir Jeejeebhoy, CEO, LFC International Football Academy – DSK Shivajians

·         Vinit Karnik, National Director - Entertainment, Sports & Live Events, ESP Properties, Gaurav Gokhale, Business Head, Football at Star India

·         Srinivasan Gopalkrishnan, AVP Marketing & Commercial – Football Sports Development Limited (ISL)

·         Gaurav Modwel, CEO, FC Pune City

·         Indranil Das Blah, CEO, Mumbai City FC & COO, CAA Kwan

·         Rathindra Basu, Vice President and Head of Sales, Indian Subcontinent at IMG Media

·         Ravi Chavan, Vice-President - South Asia, Repucom International

·         Mustafa Ghouse, CEO, JSW Sports Pvt Ltd.

·         Neetu Bhatia, Co-Founder & CEO, Kyazoonga

·         Nikhil Sharma, COO, Anglian Management Group; Director, Shillong Lajong FC

·         Neel Shah, Business Director, Libero Sports India

·         Arun Raghu, Co-Founder and Director, Fans On Stands Sports Pvt Ltd

·         Nimish Raut, Country Head, Sports & Events Marketing, Red Bull India

·         Navin Fernandes, Athletes Specialist, Red Bull India, to name a few.

Chaired by noted sports writer, commentator and thinker Ayaz Memon, the India Football Forum 2015 is a must attend for anyone looking for a broader perspective and key insights into the opportunities available and challenges that await in what is the most exciting sports and media market in the world at present.

Taking Indian Football Higher, Deeper, Wider India Football Forum 2015 scheduled for 29th Oct’15 in Mumbai

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Premieres on Discovery Channel on November 2 at 9 PM

Mumbai, October 23rd, 2015: Discovery Channel will salute the determination, willpower and triumph of real life heroes who overcame their limitations and challenges and are today a living inspiration for the rest of the world in its new series HRX HEROES WITH HRITHIK ROSHAN.

Presented by India’s superstar Hrithik Roshan, the nine-part series will present the real life stories of men and women from across India who had very little going for them but they did not give up on their dreams and emerged as Heroes. The amazing stories of achievement include: Manufacturing an Aircraft, Winning Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship, Celebrated Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Captain of Blind Cricket Team of India, Accomplished Actor and Dancer and India’s First Female Fire Engineer.

HRX HEROES WITH HRITHIK ROSHAN will premiere on November 2nd and will air every Monday-Tuesday at 9 PM on Discovery Channel, with a repeat on Saturday and Sunday at 8 PM.

Launching the series, Hrithik Roshan said, “I wish to share with the world and spread the belief that it is possible to look adversity in the face and emerge victorious by overcoming it. HRX REAL HEROES will bring to focus these incredible real life stories which the entire nation needs to admire. I believe Discovery Channel is the ideal platform to spread the message of courage and determination which in turn will inspire thousands of more such heroes.”

Rahul Johri, EVP and GM-South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Discovery Channel has been entertaining and inspiring viewers in India for the last 20 years with the finest range of factual programmes. HRX Heroes with Hrithik Roshan is an outstanding series that salutes the undying spirit of real life heroes. I am confident that Hrithik Roshan’s popularity will motivate millions to discover the hero in them.”

HRX HEROES WITH HRITHIK ROSHAN will showcase the lives, joys and tribulations of these nine heroes:

Harshini’s dream of wearing a uniform took her to a Fire Service College in Nagpur. Little did she know, it was an all-male college. But she wasn't prepared to hear that “a girl cannot do this”. She went on to become India’s first female fire engineer.

Born in poverty, wedded at an early age, subjected to abuse and ill-treatment, Kalpana Saroj faced it all, yet rose to become an inspiration. She strived against the odds and took charge of her own life. Today, she is a celebrated entrepreneur.

Navin Gulia, adventurous by nature and an aspiring army cadet, had his ambitions cut short by an accident that left him paralyzed. But his belief in himself never waned. He struggled against terrible odds, beating naysayers to claim back his life. His spirit of adventure still soars and he is a motivation for millions. Today, Navin Gulia is recognised as an adventurer, philanthropist and a motivational speaker.

Saji Thomas, congenitally deaf and mute, was an exceptionally gifted child while growing up in the outskirts of Kerala. As a child, he built cardboard models of airplanes and cars. His dreams literally took flight as he built his own aircraft.

Before Sangram took to the wrestling ring, he had already fought several physical and mental battles. He was barely three years old when he was detected with rheumatoid arthritis. After decades of trying to overcome the illness, in 2015 he won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championships.

Seventeen-year old Sudha was an acclaimed Bharatnatyam dancer. While travelling with her family, she met with an accident that left her with a fracture. Complications led to a point where doctors gave her one choice: life or limb. After losing her one leg, she pushed herself through two painful years with the Jaipur foot. With constant practice, she learnt to dance again. Today, she is an accomplished actor and dancer.

Shekar Naik was visually impaired and belonged to an economically weak background. Hence, his keen interest in sports was always frowned upon. Until 2014, when the Blind Cricket Team of India won the Blind Cricket World Cup, under his captaincy.

Subhreet had a difficult childhood. She lost her father at a young age, and grew up with a single parent. An accident then changed her life drastically, as she lost one leg. Not one to give up, even this did not deter Subhreet from following her passion: dance. Today, she has performed in various prestigious events and is an accomplished dancer.

Virender Singh can’t hear, but fighting able-bodied wrestlers comes naturally to him. He faced many challenges and was also sidelined because of his disability. But none of this deterred him from becoming India’s most successful deaf athlete.

Discovery Channel will salute the determination, willpower and triumph of real life heroes who overcame their limitations and challenges and are today a living inspiration for the rest of the world in its new series HRX HEROES WITH HRITHIK ROSHAN.

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October 23, 2015,  05.24 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan is thrilled and is looking forward to pick out a gift for his mother on the occasion of her upcoming birthday. More so after having officially launched the online gifting portal '’ (SMG) at a grand event in Bengaluru.

TGS Group has designed “” to help the craving givers to select and deliver apt gifts for their loved ones. Bollywood heartthrob Hritik Roshan launched the India’s much awaited e-commerce marketplace for gifting in Bengaluru on October 21, 2015.

Forgotten to buy a gift for the loved ones due to hectic work schedule? Don’t have time to rush to huge shopping malls to hunt for a gift that could impress your loved ones?

Solutions are available at the click of your mouse or buttons of your smartphones!!

Shopping requires one to scour through busy markets or stroll around shopping malls. It also consumes a helluva time of the givers to select gifts, whether it may be exquisite or simple in nature, to impress the receivers.

In order to amaze both the givers and receivers, the city-based firm TGS E COM is launching a system where the people can select and send their gifts online to their dear ones. The TGS Group has prudently and precisely designed the online gift portal ‘’ that the Bollywood heartthrob Hritik Roshan launched here.

The people can select and deliver over one lakh gifts to their friends and dear ones on important occasions just at a click of a button in The main aim behind designing and launching the portal was to save time to search ideal place to buy gifts; roaming across huge malls to select the gifts; placing order; going to collect them; gift-wrap them and visiting places to deliver the gifts.

The would present an array of around one lakh gifts to the customers. The digital photographs and details of gifts at the portal would ease the tension of customer in selecting and buying gifts besides saving their precious time.

In the press meet Hrithik roshan shared his views on the investments. “Why not? I am very proactive in my mind about being enabled and give opportunities and platform for people to grow. We have lot of talent and it needs to be nurtured. So if I find something that I believe in I would invest my efforts and money in. It could be startups or could be on the lines of,” he said after the launch an e-commerce marketplace for gifting in Bengaluru. Hrithik launched the online gift portal, designed by the TGS Group. It will help people select and deliver apt gifts for their loved ones.

Asked if he would invest on startups catering the fashion, film or glamour world, Hrithik said it could be anything and he would be happy if it could contribute towards making the world a better place to live. “It could be anything (not only in the field of glamour, film or fashion). For me, it has to be something that has to be a contribution to the world for better place,” he said. Hrithik already has launched his own casual wear brand, HRx, which had debuted online through an exclusive partnership with myntra.

The online gift portal is the brainchild of Dr Mandeep Kaur, Chairman and Managing Director of Send My Gift. "India is the country of festivals and emotions. Celebrations and emotions are incomplete without gifting. Therefore, the SMG has decided to launch the portal “”, she proudly says.

Bollywood actor Hritik Roshan launched the portal that carries the perfect tagline of ‘Delivering Emotions’ in Bengaluru on October 21, 2015. It will be Bengaluru’s biggest ever e-com launch event, Ms. Kaur said.

Sendmygift Associating with celebrities such as Hrithik Roshan and others is by considering the huge potential of Indian gifting market. The Indian gifting market is projected to be at 30billion by2020. latest research shows that the most of the gifting is done by the people between the age group of 18-35, so by associating with celebrities such as Hrithik, Sendmygift is aiming to reach out to this target segment She added.

Dr Mandeep Kaur, Chairman and MD & Co Founder Mr. Chinta Shyamsundar Say's "that The projected gifting market in India is estimated at $20-30 billion by 2020. The income level, spending level and aspiration level of people has risen tremendously over the past decade and there is a big gap between demand & supply in gifting industry. plans to bridge this gap. SMG is being driven by experienced professionals and it offers a user-friendly technology to deliver emotions”.

They further added that “SMG understands the importance & psychology of its customer in gifting sector and we strive ourselves to deliver emotions as quickly as possible, that too without any emotional loss! We are going to re-connect & revolutionize ‘emotions’ in a big way in India, especially the young population in India.  We are expecting over 25k orders on our launch day and we target over five lakh orders in coming months. We are targeting revenue over Rs.1000 cores by this financial year end and Rs.4000 Cores in next financial year 2016-17”

We believe that in the coming months and years SMG will set a benchmark and change the dynamics of the gifting Industry. With over 7,000 plus sellers on board, who are spread across the nation, a highly responsive fast delivery network and a strong infrastructure already in place, SMG is going to become a one stop shop for customers. SMG's USP is its ability to target both online and offline target audience through a user friendly web portal and a dedicated TV channel. The other pluses include Two to 24 hrs delivery, capability of leveraging its strength with a fast delivery network in a highly responsive market segment and the ability to create a highly personalized gifting experience with innovation and sensitivity says, Mr, Chinta Shyamasundar, Co- Founder.

Over 10 thousand people participated in the launch event. Also Film Director Ramesh Aravind, Film Star Lisa Ray and other film stars were present.











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