O2 launches search for the next Indian Soap Star

To celebrate the launch of O2’s new international calling tariff International Favorites, O2 is giving someone a shot at international stardom with the chance to win a role in a top Indian soap opera. O2’s Indian Soap Star is a nationwide competition to find one lucky winner to take a walk-on, speaking part in the international award-winning Zee TV show Pavitra Rishta.

O2’s Indian Soap Star audition teams will be touring the UK starting in Glasgow, Manchester and Brent Cross on the 11 November, followed by Birmingham, Leicester, Slough and Croydon. As well as having an integrated screen test room manned by a videographer, there will also be a Mehndi artist, audition tips and the opportunity to make free international calls. To find out more about the audition roadshow visit www.facebook.com/o2uk

Following auditions, entrants will be narrowed down to a regional winner from each location, before the judging panel comprising representatives of O2 and Zee TV pick a final winner to be announced in early December on the competition’s Facebook page.

The winner and two friends will get a week of the full Bollywood treatment: return flights to Mumbai, a week’s accommodation in a luxury hotel, spending money ‘ all this on top of filming for the show.

Even those who fail in their bid for soap stardom will still get their moment of fame, as audition videos will be loaded on to the dedicated Indian Soap Star You Tube channel where they will be free to share with friends and family.

Pavitra Rishta, is one of Zee TVs highest rated shows, with 500 million viewers worldwide. It tells the story of a typical family from the Marathi region called the Karanjkars. The lucky winner will feature in a special episode of the show, filmed in India, in a unique role created especially for our new soap star from the UK.

This amazing competition coincides with the launch of International Favorites from O2. Offering excellent value for money, convenience and simplicity, International Favourites is one of the best deals on offer for the six million people that regularly call abroad.

Now available to sign up to in store or online, International Favourites puts an end to clock watching when calling abroad with a huge bundle of minutes, and no hidden catches. For £10 per month customers get 3,000 minutes (50 hours) to three international landline numbers and for £20 per month they get 3,000 landline minutes and 200 mobile minutes to five international numbers*.

‘International Favourites is a great deal for the UK’s Indian community who regularly call family and friends back in India,’ said Ravi Lal, Head of Voice & Messaging Services at O2. ‘Indian Soap Star is a unique and innovative way of engaging with this community and bringing them a once in a lifetime opportunity.’

For more information about the competition or to find out where your nearest audition is taking place visit www.facebook.com/o2uk. To find out more or purchase O2 International Favourites please visit www.o2.co.uk/internationalfavourites

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