VFX ShemarooMe collaborates with Indian embassy in Paris to stream 'Chupke Chupke'

ShemarooMe collaborates with Indian embassy in Paris to stream iconic ‘Chupke Chupke’

As the world grapples with the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various OTT platforms have tried their bit to provide entertainment to its viewers across the globe.  

ShemarooMe, the video streaming platform from Shemaroo Entertainment, has joined hands with the Indian embassy in Paris to connect with Indian nationals and people of Indian origin in France to reinforce their eternal love for Bollywood and provide happiness in this crisis situation.

Following a similar campaign, #SociallyDistantVirtuallyConnected, in the US in association with the consulate general of India in New York, ShemarooMe partnered with the embassy of India in Paris to organise a watch party on 5 April 2020, of the iconic comedy film, Chupke Chupke

The OTT platform thereafter, offered two weeks’ of free subscription, particularly to ensure that interested audiences could keep themselves entertained when they are quarantined within the confines of their home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Embassy of India in Paris charge d’affairs Ankan Banerjee commented, “As we stand together to combat the spread and negative impact of the novel Coronavirus, I am pleased to see the love and solidarity that individuals are expressing across the globe. While we religiously follow social distancing, at the same time, we should also make efforts to unite to strengthen the human bonds through a virtual connection. This notable initiative by ShemarooMe to bring people together as one big family and watch its content with a two-week free subscription will further bind the Indian families closer together. We greatly admire SheemarooMe’s unique offer and look forward to watching the iconic movie Chupke Chupke through this newly created virtual connect to our favourite Bollywood.”

The initiative of live streaming of the film received an overwhelming response with over 26,000 Bollywood enthusiasts attending the event. For the embassy of India in Paris and ShemarooMe, this was a perfect way to unite people during these unprecedented challenging times. One expects that this initiative will gain further popularity in the coming few days and more and more enthusiasts will avail themselves of the opportunity to see Bollywood and other regional film classics over the upcoming fortnight. 

Commenting on this further, Embassy of India in Paris minister (consular) Shrila Datta Kumar added, “With tough times ahead for all of us, we need to find newer incentives to keep the morale high and keep ourselves motivated and happy. I appreciate ShemarooMe’s unique initiative to connect us virtually to Bollywood and other Indian regional movies. As we practice social distancing, two weeks of free subscription of the App, along with hosting a watch party for Bollywood lovers, the all-time favourite classic movie Chupke Chupke, will surely connect across all age groups. It is a laudable effort by Shemaroo to bring the people together through this campaign #SociallyDistantVirtuallyConnected, in these difficult times.”