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Abhay Deol will share a table on September 4 with Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson at an exclusive 'Diner Du Siecle' to celebrate the arrival of Moet & Chandon bubbly in China more than 150 years ago.
"I am looking forward to this event. It is both humbling and exciting all at the same time. Moet & Chandon is not just an established and respected house but a brand that has been associated with glamour for decades now. It's heartening to see them recognize talent from across the world and celebrate life and art together," Abhay said about the exclusive honour.
"And what can I say about Scarlett that has not already been said? Being a celebrity means being many things, the persona that comes across from the characters you play, the image that comes. I'm just looking forward to getting an insight into the person and not the celebrity," he added
Moet & Chandon arrived in China in 1843, exactly a century after it was launched.
"At the dinner in The Peninsula, Shanghai next Monday (Sep 5), Abhay, the only Indian star invited for the prestigious event, would be hosted by House of Moet & Chandon President Daniel Lalonde and iconic Hollywood star and Moet Muse Scarlett Johansson," said Gaurav Bhatia, Moet Hennessy India's marketing director.
Bhatia described Abhay as one who "stands for pure art, glamour, success and is the face of contemporary Indian cinema, much akin to Moet & Chandon's spirit of celebration, heritage and savoir faire."
"He brings with him an enviable body of work and a cult following. Needless to say, we are most excited that Abhay will be joining us at this spectacular evening in Shanghai," Bhatia added.
Moet & Chandon will take the opportunity to auction a luxurious coffret filled with bottles of the prestigious Grand Vintage 1911.
The proceeds will benefit the Nature Conservancy, a local environmental initiative helping to protect nature and preserve wildlife, according to Bhatia.