When Indian TV show Mahakumbh was promoted at Times Square

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 06, 2015 10:57 IST

TV show Mahakumbh- Ek Rahasya, Ek Kahani brought Indian TV to the buzzing streets of New York's Times Square recently. Promos of the show were played out for a potential overseas audience at the Times Square.

It is a case in point that while Indian television is growing out of kitchen politics and run-of-the-mill concepts, promotional activities are also getting bigger. The mytho-thriller, which airs on Life OK, was promoted at Times Square as well as few other parts of Manhattan, said a statement from the channel Monday.


Promos of upcoming TV show Mahakumbh- Ek Rahasya, Ek Kahani being screened at Times Square, New York. (Photo: IANS)

The overseas campaign was executed with the support of 21st Century Fox, a conglomerate of Fox Star Studios, owned by Star Network. "Considering the storyline of Mahakumbh, the show has a lot of references to an international conspiracy related to Mahakumbh, it was important for us to grab attention of our loyal and potential overseas audiences. The promo was strategically screened on Times Square in order to reach out to the masses in one go. While Mahakumbh was our first attempt to gain worldwide presence, we will continue to focus on international markets in future as well for our upcoming shows," a channel spokesperson said in a statement.

Mahakumbh, that went on air on December 15, is a thriller about a boy who has supernatural powers. The gripping series features actors like Gautam Rode, child artist Siddharth Nigam, Seema Biswas, Payal Rajput and Manish Wadhwa.

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