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Hotstar rolls out Malayalam content with Mohan Lal as brand ambassador

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MUMBAI: Indian premium streaming platform, Hotstar reached out to its Malayalam speaking users and fans, accompanied by its new brand ambassador, the superstar of Malayalam cinema yesterday. Hotstar  offers more than 4000 hours of Malayalam content  including a large collection of the latest and classic Malayalam movies, and popular TV shows.

The launch will be followed by a six-week multi-media campaign featuring iconic Mohan Lal across TV, print, outdoor and digital. Hotstar plans to connect with its strong regional language audiences in the major regional markets of South India.

Speaking at the event, Mohan Lal said, “I feel proud that Kerala not only has the highest literacy rate, but also boasts of a large number of digitally savvy youth. But what is especially gratifying is that these big audiences are watching and enjoying the most popular and loved Malayalam movies and television series on Hotstar. I am really glad to be associated with a brand as vibrant and pioneering as Hotstar, which is changing the way people get entertained. For a creative person like me, it is very satisfying that our works are finding a legitimate way to reach the ever growing audiences on the digital platform and that fans are connecting with the best of Malayalam entertainment on an exciting new, platform like Hotstar. A marketing campaign of this scale targeted at a state is perhaps a first for any digital brand in the country. I wish Hotstar all the best.”

Star India MD South K. Madhavan said, “It is a pleasure to be here with Hotstar today and I am grateful to Mohan Lal the Superstar and a befitting brand ambassador for Hotstar in Kerala. With the changing landscapes of the entertainment industry and digitalization of content and consumption, Hotstar, India’s biggest digital content platform, is consolidating its presence in the Southern markets by providing a superior digital service to both the fans and the eco-system of Malayalam movies and television, along with brands in general.”

Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan said, “Over the last 15 months, Hotstar has established itself as the primary screen for young India. We are the only platform that showcases and curates the best of Malayam movies and TV shows, all for free to users. We are keen to showcase this extraordinary offering to one of the most extraordinary states in the country. We are grateful that as brand ambassador, Mohan Lal will be helping us showcase our platform to Malayalis across the world in the days to come.”

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