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Lessons brands can learn from 'cool and relevant' Amitabh Bachchan

As times changed and age caught up with him, Bachchan repositioned himself as a television artiste, a doting father, a devoted husband and later as a champion of health causes

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The many roles of Amitach Bachchan put together in a collage

Sohini Das Mumbai
A septuagenarian Amit-abh Bachchan engages in a puerile argument with a fellow passenger on a flight over a pack of an ethnic snack in a recent television commercial by Bikaner-based snack maker Bikaji. The brand is looking to hook the millennials with traditional Indian snack foods, a category that faces stiff competition from more “contemporary” products from global brands. 

Bikaji chose Bachchan to help expand its reach and also position itself as a “cool ethnic” brand. So “Amitji likes Bikaji” is its tagline. 

This persona of a “cool and relevant old man”, feel brand experts, is Bachchan’s biggest asset as a celebrity

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First Published: Oct 28 2019 | 11:10 PM IST

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