Posted on November 26, 2015 at 5:12 pm

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#ThrowbackThursday: When Salman Khan relished Haldiram's snacks for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Post the release of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Salman Khan’s fans now know about the superstar’s favorite food in the film – Salman is seen enjoying a thali couple of times from India’s most popular snack and sweet brand Haldirams and seeing him enjoying the sumptuous delicacies surely made everyone’s mouth water. In fact in one of the scenes even his on-screen lady love gets a thali for the Dabangg Khan.

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Besides the in-film presence/integration, they also came up with an innovative way to promote the film. In a first, the logo of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo along with a unique contest was printed on more than 1.5 crore packets of Haldirams snacks and distributed Pan India; hundred lucky contest winners won the special Haldirams – Prem Ratan Dhan Payo gift hampers while one lucky fan of Salman won an opportunity to attend a promotional event with the Superstar himself.

This integration was the brainchild of marketing consultant Neeta Shah of ‘Pulp Fiction Entertainment’ , who believes that innovation is the key to break the clutter of brands seen in the same film. Says Neeta,

Haldirams is a family brand trusted for it’s quality and wide appeal so are Rajshri’s films known for it’s values and hence associating Haldirams with the film “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” was a perfect integration as it was seamlessly and interestingly woven into the script. It is important to leverage the Brand’s mandates and objectives with the film’s script so that the particular scene does not look forced. Just in-film presence is not enough…it is important to extend it into out of film associations as well through innovative ‘out-of-the-box’ strategies.”

Neeraj Agarwal, Director at Haldirams adds in,

Sooraj Barjatya’s film emphasises on family values and traditional bonds, our tagline – “Taste Of Tradition” follows the same brand values since many generations and eras. We are extremely proud and happy to associate with the film and Superstar Salman Khan.”

Talking about their collaboration with Haldirams, PRDP’s director Sooraj Barjatya says,

“­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­It was sheer delight working with the full Haldirams team during the making of the film ..they went out of the way to help us at every step including putting up a regular store in our studio ,not to mention the lovely goodies they shared with the full team !..it was a perfect integration keeping inmind the spirit of the film and the characters ..thank you Haldirams!”

Now that you know what Salman enjoys eating in the film, head to your nearest Haldirams store and gorge on the royal fare offered at their outlet.