INOX announces the winner of basketball spinning contest

by Priya Jadhav
Mrityunjay Patidar of Bangalore spins the basketball for 4 minutes 27 sec to win an all-expenses-paid trip to US with a partner to watch NBA games LIVE
The contest is a part of INOX’s marketing partnership with NBA in India 
Mumbai, 2020. India’s leading multiplex operator INOX Leisure Ltd (INOX) today adjudicated the winner of its basketball spinning contest #SpinYourWayToNBA at the Mega Finale event held at INOX Megaplex at Inorbit Mall Malad, Mumbai. Mrityunjay Patidar from Bangalore spun the basketball for 4 minutes 27 Sec on his fingertip to win the contest. Mrityunjay Patidar has won an all-expenses-paid trip to US with a partner to watch NBA games LIVE. Mrityunjay edged out Kaizaad from Mumbai, who spun for 1 minute and 49 seconds, to emerge as the winner. Nihal Karkera from Mumbai stood 3rd with a spin of 1 minute and 3 seconds.The Mega Finale witnessed 6 finalists battling out for the winning spot.
INOX had announced the exciting contest called #SpinYourWayToNBA for its followers across the country as a part of its partnership with the NBA in India. The contest invited participants to spin a basketball on their finger tip, shoot a video of the same, and post it on social media. The participant spinning the basketball on the finger for the longest duration of time, stood a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to United States of America to watch NBA games LIVE. INOX received more than 700 entries from all parts of the country through various social media platforms and on-ground activations.
Announcing the winner, Alok Tandon, Chief Executive Officer – INOX Leisure Ltd said, “I congratulate all the 6 finalists for reaching this far. My best wishes to Mritunjay Patidar for this amazing performance and winning the trip to US to watch the NBA games LIVE. Spinning the basketball on the fingertip requires skills, patience, practice, and above all, love for the game of basketball. Delighting our patrons is our top most priority, and our association with NBA is a part of that priority, as it gives a chance to them to experience the iconic brand NBA from close quarters. This first-of-its-kind contest has added a new dimension to our experiential marketing initiatives, and we are delighted to have engaged with so many basketball loving patrons of INOX across the country and strengthened our bonding with them.”  
The winner, Mrityunjay Patidar, a yoga trainer by profession, amazed the audiences by spinning the ball for 4 minutes and 27 seconds to become the winner of the contest. He added, “I practice yoga and meditation which helps me concentrate well and stay focused. I also play a lot of sports, including Basketball. I recommend we all should incorporate physical exercise in our routine as it helps the body and mind. I never imagined while coming here that I will win this contest. I am very excited and thankful to INOX and NBA for giving this amazing opportunity of going to USA and watching NBA games live.”
As the NBA’s Exclusive Multiplex Partner in India, INOX will also introduce numerous NBA elements in and around its cinema houses, including co-branded popcorn buckets, NBA posters and NBA jersey wall displays.  INOX will host screening parties for select games throughout the NBA season as well, along with meet-and-greet sessions with former NBA players.
About INOX Leisure Limited: INOX Leisure Limited (INOX) is amongst India’s largest multiplex chains with 146 multiplexes and 614 screens in 68 cities. INOX has redefined movie experiences in India making it truly a 7-star experience. Each INOX property is unique with its own distinct architecture and aesthetics. Beyond the normal screens, INOX also has INOX INSIGNIA for the discerning audience or KIDDLES for young patrons or MX4D® EFX Theatre for an immersive experience or the panoramic viewing with ScreenX at select locations. INOX brings the very latest in projection and audio technology with INOX Laserplex, IMAX & INOX ONYX. Some of the key multiplex features include plush micro adjustable leather recliners with a butler on call facility, gourmet meal choices by celebrity chef and designer staff uniforms. INOX recently launched Megaplex, a massive experience-driven entertainment center at Inorbit Mall, Malad, Mumbai which is home to the most number of cinema formats in the world.