Amidst much glamour and fanfare, Eros International revealed the first look of their forthcoming film Aladin yesterday at Taj Lands End, Bandra.
Mr.Biren Ghose from Eros International, along with Director Sujoy Ghosh and actors Riteish Deshmukh & Jacqueline Fernandez introduced the Aladin promo to the press fraternity, which was followed by a loud & cheerful applause.
The production house also announced a mega tie-up with Godrej Appliances to launch the Godrej-Aladin 'Make A Wish" offer. This is one of the biggest possible consumer promotion schemes in India where 3 major wishes of the Indian consumers could be granted on purchase of Godrej appliances this festive season:
Wish No. 1 - Act in the next Bollywood Blockbuster
Wish No. 2 - Dinner with Amitabh Bachchan
Wish No. 3 - Free Home Appliance
Godrej will also be sharing a part of their revenues from this offer to the 'Make-A-Wish-Foundation".
Ms. Jyoti Deshpande, COO & Commercial Director, Eros International said, “Aladin is a fun filled modern day adaptation of the timeless classic which promises to entertain the entire family. We are very excited with our strategic brand tie-up with Godrej Appliances to promote our film synergistically as well as bring a little bit of magic to people"s lives this festive season".
Director Sujoy Ghosh commented, “Like Aladin, each one of us would love to have a Genie in our lives. This initiative will not only fulfill wishes of some lucky people but will also bring smiles to several children, which is a truly commendable gesture."
Commenting on the tie-up, Riteish Deshmukh said, “It is an honour to portray the role of a boy hero in this contemporary take of the classic story. The journey to finding the magic within is the transformation everyone seeks. Godrej Appliances is extending this further through this wonderful contest to everyone".
Debutante actress Jacqueline Fernandez added, “Playing Jasmine in my movie debut, in this classic family love story retold was a wish come true. This Diwali, Godrej"s offer to its customers gives you a chance to make your wish come true as well!"
Speaking at the launch of the Godrej Appliances 'Godrej Aladdin Make a Wish Offer," Mr. Kamal Nandi, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Godrej Appliances, said, “Eros International"s upcoming movie Aladin is all about being granted surprise wishes which you never imagined. We see the theme of this movie as a perfect fit with our desire to give our customers more value and that is why we have tied up with them for this Make-a-Wish offer."
Starring Amitabh Bachchan as Genius - The Genie, Riteish Deshmukh as Aladin and Sanjay Dutt as 'Ringmaster', Aladin is a contemporary look at the classic fairy tale where Riteish plays the title character. Aladin also marks the debut of Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandes who is paired opposite Riteish.
Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Aladin is the story of a boy who faces ridicule at every stage of his life because he shares his name with the protagonist of the famous fairy-tale. In the film, Aladin is a shy, young man, constantly bullied by a certain gang of boys in his college. He secretly loves his classmate Jasmine (Jacqueline) but never musters the courage to tell her about it.
One day, through a twist of fate, the incredible 'Genius" (Genie) lands up in his life and all hell breaks loose for Aladin! That genie refuses to leave Aladin alone and follows him everywhere, unwilling to leave without granting him 3 wishes!
But there is another side... an ultra-cool and uber-evil magician Ringmaster is using a magic mirror to Google our Aladin. And he wants to kill Aladin, take back the lamp and reclaim his powers (for even Ringmaster was once a genie)…
As Aladin"s 3 wishes run out and the Ringmaster closes in on him, the stage is set for an exciting battle between the forces of good and evil. Packed with fun, music, masti, action and adventure Aladin boasts of a visual scale as never seen before on Indian screen.
The music of the film is composed by talented duo Vishal & Shekhar. Aladin is produced by Eros International in association with Sujoy Ghosh"s production company Boundscript. With the grand canvas and the mounting of the film, Aladin promises to be a visual extravaganza. It is hitting theatres on October 30th.