Aavya Gupta crowned Miss Diva Of India International 2019

 

Aavya Gupta 1

Newbie Aavya Gupta has been crowned Miss Diva Of India International 2019 at a grand finale of the beauty pageant organized by Virus Films & Entertainment. Winning over 40 contestants from the nook and corners of the country, the brainy beauty from Mumbai received the crown at the hands of another Bollywood actress Shazahn Padamsee.

Aavya Gupta with Shazahn Padamsee

Aavya is a student of Poddar International College in Mumbai and started out assisting her dad in interior designing projects. With her interests as varied as architecture and acting, Aavya has idolized artistes Madhubala, Sridevi and Govinda.

Aavya Gupta 2

“I feel honoured to bag this title. It’s given me the courage to think bigger and reach out for more goals,” says an enthusiastic Aavya. “I’m extremely grateful for the full-hearted support I have received from my family too. They have always encouraged me and their confidence in me gives me strength,” she adds.

Aavya Gupta 6

Aavya has quite a few modeling assignments to her credit. They include advertisements for brands like Sofy, Mahindra Jewellery, Himalaya Body Lotion and even a music single titled La Fanaa from T-Series, for which Aavya has even lent her voice.

Aavya Gupta 8

She spends her time pursuing hobbies such as horse riding, singing, dancing and sporting. She has trained in Bharatanatyam, Kathak, belly dancing and contemporary dance forms. With such varied talents, Bollywood sure has an interesting personality to look forward to in Aavya.

Aavya Gupta 9

Does numerology work in Bollywood?

“When luck favours, numerology fails. But strange thing is, luck favours the ones who don’t depend on it. So now, where does that leave numerology! In short, there is no need to fiddle with your name’s spelling. Because that may only make the numerologist feel lucky.” -Dale Bhagwagar

PR Quotes

“From what a PR gets, he might make a living. But from what a PR gives, he might make a life.” -Dale Bhagwagar

 “There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.” -Brendan Behan

“We are living in a world where perception is reality.” -Dale Bhagwagar

“Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” -Arthur Ashe

“The key to a great story is not who, or what, or when, but why.” -Tomorrow Never Dies

“Good publicity is good. Bad publicity is better. Ugly publicity is the best… because it travels the fastest and hits the hardest. The worst of all is no publicity.” -Dale Bhagwagar

“There is no news like bad news.” -Tomorrow Never Dies

“Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity and so we ask ourselves, will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we’re gone and wonder who we were? How bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved…” -Opening sequence of Troy

“Immortality is the recollection one leaves.” -Napoléon Bonaparte

“What happens when you don’t publicize.” “Nothing.” -Dale Bhagwagar

“If you wish in this world to advance your merits you’re bound to enhance; you must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or, trust me, you haven’t a chance.” -William S. Gilbert

“PR is an intriguing mind game in a media minefield. But with the kind of reach a PR has, it becomes extremely important to keep PR ethics in mind while executing promotional strategies and branding brands. Otherwise, a PR can end up misleading society and causing havoc.” -Dale Bhagwagar

“Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and public opinion controls the courses of the nation.” -Charles Evans Hughes

“It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator’s skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen.” -William Bernbach

“Networking is a daily commitment, not a monthly ritual.” -Dale Bhagwagar

“PR means telling the truth and working ethically – even when all the media want is headlines and all the public wants is scapegoats. Public relations fails when there is no integrity.” -Viv Segal

“Visibility is one of the biggest determinants of celebrity, and certainly the poll list reflects that the most popular girls are those who are the most famous.” -FHM editor Neil Bierbaum, speaking about the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.

“While industrialists make products in the factory, many brands are created in the minds of PRs.” -Dale Bhagwagar

“The stroke of the whip maketh marks in the flesh; but the stroke of the tongue breaketh the bones.” -Ecclesiastes

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.” -Daniel J. Boorstin

“When I ask myself the question: ‘Who is my favourite client?’ Most of the time, my mind answers: ‘The next one’.” -Dale Bhagwagar

“An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.” -Daniel J. Boorstin

“I’m a manipulator. It’s my job.” -Dale Bhagwagar

“You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” -Duke Ellington

“If a PR person lies to a reporter, he lies to one person. If a reporter lies, he lies to thousands, even lakhs. This simple thought should increase the responsibility of every PR to stand by ethics and truth.” -Dale Bhagwagar

“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.” -Jim Morrison

“Protection and crisis management are gaining more importance in the PR profession than image-building and publicity.” -Dale Bhagwagar

“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.” -Steuart Henderson Britt

“PR is a very complicated and scheming world today. And not many in the profession itself; have fully understood its tentacles.” -Dale Bhagwagar

“At the end of the day, ‘people buy people’. So spending time on your personal brand will pay dividends for years to come.” -Lesley Everett

“Live a bit in the present and a bit in the future, because the past is just like a newspaper. It loses its value next morning.” -Dale Bhagwagar

#BeEqual #StayEqual #SayNoToWomensDay

Please do NOT wish ladies Happy Women’s Day and stuff like that. Because if you do, you could be endorsing the notion that women are different or unequal, and need special days or preferential treatment to celebrate womanhood. Please treat all humans as equal. -Dale Bhagwagar #BeEqual #StayEqual #SayNoToWomensDay

Page 1 lead

It’s been an interesting beginning of the day for me today. 🌞 Have been extensively quoted in the Page 1 lead story of the entertainment supplements of Deccan Chronicle, the No.1 English Daily in the South. 🗞

In fact, in eight Deccan Chronicle – Entertainment city editions — Hyderabad and Karimnagar editions (from Telangana), along with their Vizag, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Nellore and Anantapur editions (from Andhra Pradesh). 🌇

Thank you Oishani Mojumder for the fantabulous story. And yes, must say, you sure are a very introspective journalist. 😀😀 Thank you once again. 🙏

Preetisheel Singh in Hindustan Times

Got my PR client Preetisheel Singh speak to Hindustan Times for a feature which appeared as a front page lead in HT City. Special thanks to Shreya Mukherjee for it.

PS: Sorry friends, HT has been putting more and more restrictions on its free epaper, as it expects people to pay and login et al for full functionality. So I wasn’t able to download a good resolution image for the article.

Thank you, Chaitanya :) :)

TESTIMONIAL: “Only you can make media miracles happen, Dale. You are the media monarch with the midas touch.” -Chaitanya Padukone, eminent senior film journalist and author

What’s new? This is!

https://mangobunch.in/silver-screen/bollywood/preetisheel-singh-begins-her-2019-innings-with-a-bang/

My PR client Preetisheel Singh has made a rocking start this year too. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Last year, she handled the makeup, hair and prosthetic for actors in Padmaavat, 102 Not Out, Mulk and Andhadhun. 🤩 She’s started this year with the look for Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Thackeray. Coming up are RAW, Chhichhore, Housefull 4, Bharat, Panga, Raat Akeli Hai, Boomerang, Om and PM Narendra Modi. 🎯 Audiences…. dil, jigar aur chair handles thaam ke baitho. 🎞 🎲  -Dale Bhagwagar

Thank you, Preetisheel :) :)

TESTIMONIAL: “You the magic man, Dale.” -Preetisheel Singh, India’s numero uno makeup and prosthetic designer

Thank you PreetisheelMark… rock on with Da MakeUp Lab 😀😀 Great to work with you guys. 🤠 -Dale Bhagwagar

Journalists v/s PRs — The numbers

I have a feeling PR professionals have outnumbered journalists in Bollywood.🎞 Am not saying its good or bad.⚖️ Just saying 😉 -Dale Bhagwagar

Treat it as a game, and you win.. no matter what!

PR is not about working hard. It’s about working smart. Most PRs never understand that. They take it too seriously. Yes, PR carries a lot of responsibility…. but its not boring at all. In fact, its excitingly challenging if you are ready to know and learn and play. If you are ready to treat the work as a game. Then, whether you succeed or fail, in a way, you always win. -Dale Bhagwagar

Have you become the frog in the pond? If yes, then get out of it.

“Doing PR only on Facebook is like living in a pond. The water feels familiar; the fish like you lots; the frogs find you beautiful, wow and gorgeous; floating leaves make you feel alive. BUT hello girl, it’s still just a pond. There’s a whole big PR world outside Facebook. And that is where the REAL FAME lies.” –Dale Bhagwagar