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Is your name Rahul, Tina, Simran? Bollywood names to get cheap air tickets!

Do you share your name with some of the most famous film characters which have been brought to life by Bollywood actors and actresses? If so, you can get a discount on air tickets.

With a view to paying homage to iconic Indian cinema, Virgin Atlantic airline has decided to offer discounted tickets to those who have for their name one of the 12 most famous 'filmi' monikers in Bollywood.

Karan, Simran, Anthony, Tina, Vijay, Pooja, Arjun, Priya, Rahul, Kiran, Rohit and Sonia are the 12 names which would bring discounts on tickets to passengers sharing the same, an airline official said.

The scheme is part of the Richard Branson-owned airline's 'Feel like a Star' campaign, which aims to convey the airline's hip, innovative and localised experience to flyers.

"'Feel like a Star' campaign highlights the unique experience of flying Virgin and will surely connect with all Bollywood lovers. Last year, we flew over 1,000 passengers with these shortlisted filmy names and are looking forward to welcoming many more Rahuls, Priyas and Rohits on-board this summer," said Stephen King, General Manager, Virgin Atlantic - India.

The airline will give a 5 per cent discount on Economy class tickets and a 10 per cent waiver on Premium Economy bookings for passengers with the popular 'filmi' names.

The bookings are open from March 18 to April 17 for travel up to July 31.

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