Bollywood’s only PR guru Dale Bhagwagar stuns with a ‘meta’ guess

Dale Bhagwagar guessed Facebook’s exact new name hours before Mark Zuckerberg announced it. How he did it, we still don’t know.

At 9am IST on Thursday, October 28, India’s legendary Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar put up a message on his Facebook. It read, “I have a feeling META times are coming. #ThatDaleFeeling”

Though it’s no secret that since Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg had earlier mentioned the term ‘metaverse’ calling it the future of the internet, everyone was guessing about him rebranding Facebook and what the new name would be. People were not even sure whether he was planning to rename Facebook or have a new name for the parent company to its platforms of Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculos and others.


But the Mumbai-based Bollywood publicist guessed the EXACT name and posted that “feeling” message almost 10 hours before Zuckerberg actually made the announcement, speaking during the live-streamed Facebook Connect event that its new name will be Meta.

I have a feeling META times are coming. #ThatDaleFeeling

Posted by Dale Bhagwagar on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Now anyone who knows Dale on his Facebook would be aware that he often puts up these so-called “feelings” of his… which he probably guesses. Strange coincidence is, they always happen to come true!

But what still boggles us is how the heck did he guess the exact name, before any media outlet in the whole wide world. We tried to find out, but the publicity expert isn’t telling.

So who is Dale Bhagwagar? Popularly known as Bollywood’s only PR guru, Dale Bhagwagar tops the list as the best Bollywood publicist in India for having introduced the maximum PR trends in the entertainment industry. His futuristic PR methods often set the agenda for the entertainment public relations industry for the times to come. Dale Bhagwagar is dubbed as the Father of Bollywood PR for having brought order and structure to entertainment public relations, by launching India’s first Bollywood PR agency in the 90s, when only solo publicists were the standard.

Over the years, his Mumbai-based PR agency Dale Bhagwagar Media Group has handled the personal PR for more than 300 Bollywood celebrities including topmost names such as Hrithik Roshan, Shilpa Shetty, Priyanka Chopra and films like the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Don and Farhan Akhtar-starrer Rock On, apart from handling crisis management for around twenty Bigg Boss contestants.

Staying ahead of the curve with revolutionary PR strategies, Dale Bhagwagar is also the most famous Bollywood publicist ever. A simple Google search in his name brings up thousands of results.