Zee5 looks to drive up subscription with Sunny Leone biopic

The series will be available in four regional languages also


MUMBAI: Sunny Leone is back. But this time it's not her dance moves that will sway you but rather her biopic. Zee5, the over the top (OTT) platform by the zee group, is launching Karenjit Kaur-the untold story of Sunny Leone.

Commenting on the offbeat theme of the biopic Zee5 India CEO Tarun Katial said, “What’s the point of repeating what has been done before?"

The platform has been bullish about original content right from day one. After launching original shows of diverse genres including ZERO Kms, The Story, Babbar ka Tabbar, this platform is set to drive up subscription by adding a biopic. While the biopic is in episodic format, Sunny Leone played her own character.

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In addition to that, the series will be available in four regional languages including Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Marathi which can help it garner fans outside metro cities. Other than focusing on digital marketing, there will be heavy promotion on ZEEL’s network as well as outdoor.

Katial said that all the platforms shows are getting the required traction. "In digital, we want to build some robustness in the user data before we take decisions of preferring one genre over the other. We don’t want to get bracketed and clustered just yet,” he said.

Katial believes that there ample opportunities in getting subscription revenue. “There’s definite room for big subscription revenue. I think you should give more credit to Indians. They didn’t want to shop online but e-commerce is such a major business now,” he commented on the future of the SVOD model.

In the six months of Zee5, the earlier users of OZEE and Ditto TV have been integrated successfully and the platform has already rolled out a global launch. The plan is to market to different geographies on user-based segments, language-based segments and tastes and preferences. Rather than going with a very generalised marketing strategy, the platform is opting for user-based marketing strategy.

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