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Don't miss the exclusive premiere of 'Taxi' this Friday, July 21st on Star Movies

Mumbai, July 18, 2006: If you love fast cars and gizmos make sure you hop on with Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon for a crazy action packed joyride. This Friday night, tune in to the exclusive premiere of TAXI only on Star Movies. Produced by Luc Besson, TAXI is an engaging romp that features likeable performances from its lead actors. It grossed US$36,538,318 at the worldwide box-office.

Belle Williams (played by Oscar-nominated rapper-turned-actress Queen Latifah) is a speed demon. Zooming through the streets of New York in her tricked-out taxi, she's earned a reputation as New York's fastest cabbie. But driving a hack is only a pit stop for her real dream: Belle wants to be a race car champion. And she's well on her way--until she's derailed by overeager cop Andy Washburn (played by Jimmy Fallon), whose undercover skills are matched only by his total ineptitude behind the wheel.

Washburn, whose lack of vehicular skills has landed him in the precinct doghouse, is hot on the heels of a gang of beautiful Brazilian bank robbers, led by Vanessa (played by supermodel Gisele Bundchen). To nab the evasive crooks, drivers' license-less Washburn convinces Belle to team up with him to pursue Vanessa and crew. With this begins a high-speed game of cat and mouse with the robbers. That is, if Belle and Washburn don't end up killing each other first.

So hop into this Taxi for a ride through the streets of New York that will have you on the edge of your seats with the thrill of the ride. Don't forget to tune in to "TAXI" on Friday, July 21st at 9 p.m. only on Star Movies.

About Star

STAR is a leading media and entertainment company in Asia. STAR broadcasts over 50 television services in nine languages to more than 300 million viewers across 53 Asian countries. STAR channels cover all genres including general entertainment (Star Plus, Xing Kong, Star Chinese Channel, Star One, Star Utsav, Star World, Vijay, Phoenix Chinese), sports (ESPN, Star Sports), movies (Star Chinese Movies, Star Gold, Star Movies), music (Channel [V]), and news and current affairs (Star News, Star Ananda, Phoenix InfoNews Channel). STAR controls over 20,000 hours of Indian and Chinese programming and also owns the world's largest contemporary Chinese film library, with more than 600 titles, featuring superstars including Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Bruce Lee. In partnership with leading companies in Asia, STAR businesses extend to filmed entertainment, television production, cable systems, direct-to-home services, terrestrial TV broadcasting, wireless and digital services. STAR is a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation. www.startv.com

For further information please contact:

In Mumbai

Zeenat Khan

Asst. Vice President - Publicity

STAR (India) Ltd.

Tel No. 91-22-56305555

Shiraz Bhavnani / Aditi Chada

Vaishnavi Corporate Communications

Tel: 91-22-6656 8787

Fax: 91-22-6656 8788

Email:sbhavnani@vccpl.com/achada@vccpl.com

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