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After a day of business, Apple's Tim Cook chills with SRK

SRK to host dinner for Apple chief Tim Cook
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"There is a dinner meet organised for him (Cook). There will be several top industry (Bollywood) people present for the dinner meet," sources said without divulging any further information. Among the guests are the Bachchan family, Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Farah Khan.


Post this, the 50-year-old actor is likely to attend the premiere of Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan starrer Sarbjit, which is slated to release on May 20.



Earlier in the day, Cook met ICICI Bank's top brass at the country's largest private sector lender's corporate headquarters in the megapolis.


Cook, whose every meeting is being closely watched here for cues about Apples business plans in India, walked into the ICICI Bank Towers in the Bandra Kurla Complex business district here and spent over an hour there, sources said.


He met the banks managing director and CEO Chanda Kochhar and executive directors at a closed-door meeting, they said but refused to divulge what was discussed.


ICICI Bank was among the first to introduce a banking application on the Apple Watch, even before the gadget got launched in the country.
Over the past few years, it has also introduced a slew of other initiatives on the digital front, including a digital wallet, just like the Apple Pay by the tech giant.


Cooks meetings during the four-day maiden visit to India are mostly with top leaders of Indian business houses that offer some opportunity for Apples businesses.


Early today, Cook met Anant Ambani, son of billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries group that is on the cusp of hitting the market with a high-speed 4G telecom network. Cook also met also Sunil Sood, who heads the countrys second largest telco Vodafone India. Reports suggested he would also interact with the countrys largest mobile operator Airtels top-brass later.


The visit to ICICI Bank comes at a time when there is a huge speculation over how digital and telecom solutions are slated to dominate banking in the future, with experts saying that technology will change the face of a bank. 

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