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Anushka and Virat’s New Venture ‘Nisarga’ Forays into the World of Motorsports

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have announced their first ever foray into promoting events and experiences through their new venture “Nisarga”. Nisarga will associate with like-minded partners to promote high impact events and IPs. The initiatives will undertake curation of special segments in existing IPs as well as develop and create new platforms.

As a first step, Nisarga has tied up with Elite Octane, a specialist motorsports and entertainment events company with cult IPs like The Valley Run. As a partner Elite Octane will be instrumental in executing various activities and creating new platform segments, especially in the domains of motorsports and entertainment. The calendar of events currently comprises of 3 motor sporting events, expos and one music concert including innovative youth-connect programmes.

Anushka and Virat said in a joint statement, “Nisarga embodies our values and vision in what we do personally and professionally. Nisarga’s initiatives will promote these perspectives, the impact of which will be seen as we embark on this journey and execute these on the ground, through engaging experiences so that we leave behind more than what we were given.”

The core management team at Nisarga comprises of a trio of leaders with a combined experience of over 60 years in the industry. Mr. Taha Coburn Kutay, CEO of Nisarga leads the Global Operations and Strategic Partnerships, Mr. Shivank Sidhu oversees Strategic Marketing, Events and Alliances and Mr. Ankur Nigam, COO leads Finance, Legal and Transactions.

Taha Coburn Kutay said, “I welcome Elite Octane as our strategic partner. We are excited to announce a robust calendar of motor sporting events from the house of Nisarga with the help of their decade long expertise in creating cult motorsports IPs.’’

Ankur Nigam added, “We are thrilled to commence work on these important initiatives and creating IPs in various shapes and forms that coincide with the core objectives that we have laid down for ourselves at Nisarga. The recently announced E1 World Championship partnership is another step in that direction.”

Rongom Tagore Mukerji, Founder, Elite Octane said, “I would like to thank the core team of Nisarga for believing in our mutual vision as we move ahead to make these exciting initiatives a reality. Our

focus for the past decade has been to take motorsports to all, which is primarily the reason for choosing the globally popular format of Drag Racing. It is truly the T20 of Motorsports and the only format that connects any one or vehicle with RACING in a controlled environment. We have seen tremendous growth in the popular EV Race Categories and with the support of Nisarga, we intend to take significant steps towards building a clean motor-sporting future with focused initiatives”.

The larger idea behind this partnership is to take forward a mutual vision of an events calendar and bring out the tremendous scope of promoting solutions that will positively impact our way of travel and racing. The three motor sporting events include The Valley Run ’23, Hyderabad Speed Fest, Aces of Speed alongwith Pro Auto Expo and music concerts called Eco-Harmonix including innovative youth-connect programmes.


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