The stars have fallen and are going to light up the lives of children across the country. This Diwali, Cartoon Network and POGO have partnered with upcoming, star-studded mega Bollywood movie Happy New Year to create two television specials that will feature the entire cast of the movie.
Director Farah Khan and actors Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah a.k.a. ‘Indiawaale’ will feature with Oggy and the Cockroaches in a special titled Oggy aur Indiawaale slated to premiere on 18 October at 12PM on Cartoon Network. The special will be based on the theme of the movie – life gives every loser a chance to be a winner. Motivated by the Happy New Year team, Oggy will stand up to the cockroaches and Jack in a hilarious battle to win Olivia’s heart and become a winner!
Referring to Oggy, Shah Rukh Khan said, “Duniya mein do tarah ke log hote hain…Winners aur Losers! Lekin zindagi har loser ko wo ek mauka zaroor deti hai jismein wo winner ban sakta hai. Aaj main aapko milvaunga Oggy se - aisa hi ek loser.”
Drawing similarities between his character in the movie to Jack (from Oggy and the Cockroaches), Abhishek Bachchan said, “Nandu Bhide, dimaag mein keede. You watching Jack and I speaking Englisssss, Englissss, Englissss, Englissss, Englissss, Englissss!”
The Diwali celebrations on Cartoon Network follow with a week-long line-up of movies and specials such as Kris ki Diwali, Phataka Oggy, Hanuman Returns and many more from 20-26 October 2014 at 12PM.
However, the biggest Diwali bonanza is the Dilwali Diwali contest wherein kids can win a holiday to Singapore! All they have to do is answer the contest questions from 20-26 October 2014 at 12PM on Cartoon Network! For the runner-up winner, Cartoon Network will be gifting him/her a gigantic goodie bag containing 100 gift items!
Happy New Year’s Indiawaale will also team up with India’s biggest superhero Chhota Bheem in a special titled Bade Dilwaale Bheem aur Indiawaale that will premiere on 19 October at 12PM on POGO. The feature will draw similarities between Indiawaale and Dholakpurwaale and bring out how different people can come together to achieve a common goal for a good cause.
Commenting on the POGO special, Boman Irani said, “Indiwaalon ki tarah, Dholakpur mein bhi koi hai, Jo kabhi kabhi loser se winner ban jaata hai!”
After seeing the abundant talent in Dholakpur, Deepika Padukone said, “Mujhe Dholakpur isliye achha lagta hai, kyunki wahaan meri tarah ek se ek dancers hain!”
POGO is also adding sparkles to Diwali with a line-up of movies and specials such as The Adventures of Sinbad, Chhota Bheem ki Baazi, Bheem Tussi Great Ho! and many more from 20-26 October 2014 at 12PM.
On the occasion of Diwali, POGO is gifting kids a chance to be a superhero with Chhota Bheem in his next movie! All kids have to do is participate in the Be A Superstar contest from 20-26 October 2014 at 12PM and answer the contest questions. There are many more exciting gifts to be won every 15 minutes.