Aamir Khan watched ‘Chale Chalo’ on &pictures LIVE with viewers in India

Aamir Khan with the team of Chale Chalo-


Taking interactivity a notch higher!

Aamir Khan watched ‘Chale Chalo’ on &pictures LIVE with viewers in India


Mumbai, June 8, 2014: &pictures, the channel known for providing ground-breaking interactive content to its viewers since its launch, created a first time record of a LIVE interactive initiative with Bollywood’s superstar, Aamir Khan. Taking interactivity to the next level, &pictures hosted Aamir Khan in a LIVE event where he interacted with his fans through calls, tweets and sms. Separately, the channel also gave an opportunity to select lucky winners across India to watch the film with Mr. Perfectionist himself in Mumbai.


During the interactions, Aamir disclosed that ‘Chale Chalo’ – the making of ‘Lagaan’ is very close to his heart. It was not only the story and script that appealed to him but also the on-set experiences that made this film special for him. Interestingly, while Lagaan was directed by Ashutosh Gowariker who is known for his remarkable cinematic style, ‘Chale Chalo’ was shot by an amateur cinematographer. Supremely talented director-producer and TV chat show host, Karan Johar added to the excitement as he came with Aamir to curate the event and the screening of the movie. Karan Johar who once said that ‘Aamir Khan is Indian Cinema’s game-changer’ was truly excited himself as he found the real life drama and content of Chale Chalo really intriguing.


Mr. Akash Chawla, ZEEL Marketing Head, National Channels, said, “&pictures being a true reflection of the subtle evolution of movies and movie viewing experience, has its positioning revolving around two keywords- interactivity and engagement. For this movie, we built up an extensive curiosity campaign to intrigue our audiences and we are very excited with the response we have received. It has been a pleasure to work with Mr. Aamir Khan and we look forward to creating any more such interactive experiences for our viewers in the future on &pictures”.


Mr. Ruchir Tiwari, ‎Vice President -Head of Programming, ZEEL – Hindi Movie Channels, said, “At &pictures we always aim at providing interactive content and Chale Chalo is the proof of the pudding. While the movie was an enthralling experience in itself, the live segments, tweets and sms’ by Aamir himself took created very exciting break content.”


A very excited Aamir Khan said “This movie is closest to my heart. When we were making the film, we were not thinking of releasing it at all… we just made it out of passion. I am really excited that I have got this opportunity with &pictures to showcase my film to the television audiences.”


Hurdles, obstacles, tears of joy, real emotions and feelings – ‘Chale Chalo’ had it all; and so did Aamir. &pictures gave its audiences a one of its kind opportunity to watch the film and have a tête-e-tête with their favourite star, the one and only, Aamir Khan!

About &pictures

&pictures is a reflection of the subtle evolution of movies and movie viewing, which can be attributed to the evolution of movie viewers. Today, the divide among people from various walks of life is fading and fast disappearing. Things like nationality, religion, caste, creed and colour have little or no influence on why people interact, mingle, work, party and celebrate with each other. Today’s viewer is inclusive in nature. He accepts the new and respects the old. He connects. He soars.

The Ampersand depicts the new age viewer’s graceful ability to connect with cultures, people and practices, as he pursues his dreams. The Ampersand in the logo merges seamlessly with the ‘P’ of Pictures and connotes the ease with which today’s viewer blends his ambition to soar high while remaining rooted to his sacrosanct values. The colour red also constitutes similar traits. It radiates his bold ambition as well as the richness of his traditional values.

The line ‘SapnonkiUdaan’ celebrates this unique phenomenon, who’s reaching out to his dreams in newer skies with the power of his capability, confidence and elders’ blessings.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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