Ching’s Secret ropes in Neena Gupta & Priya Bapat to promote Chinese food in Indian homes

The TVC for ‘Desi Chinese se kya darna’ campaign is directed by the National Award-winning producer and director, Maneesh Sharma of Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Band Baaja Baaraat fame

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Nov 19, 2019 3:40 PM
Neena Gupta Ching's Secret

Capital Foods is working on a mission to help Indians cook Desi Chinese at home with ease. Hence, its flagship brand, Ching’s Secret, has launched a new ad campaign featuring national award-winning actor, Neena Gupta, and Maharashtra State Award winner, Priya Bapat - who are all set to amaze the audience with mouth-watering dishes made using Ching's  Secret Desi Chinese Masalas.

The campaign features four commercials directed by the National Award-winning producer, Maneesh Sharma of Dum Laga Ke Haisha and the director of Band Baaja Baaraat, Shuddh Desi Romance and Fan. Maneesh said, “It is always thrilling to associate with Ching’s – a brand that constantly looks to excite consumers and connect with them by capturing their feelings through innovative commercial ideas. The experience of working with the nation’s new ‘bahu’ Neena Gupta and with one of the most popular Marathi actors, Priya Bapat, was also enthralling.” 

Maneesh had earlier also directed the legendary Sridevi in a Ching’s music video and campaign for masalas.

To engage with regional consumers, Neena Gupta appears in three different avatars – as practical, no-nonsense housewives from Haryana, Bihar, and Punjab, while Priya Bapat features as a cheerful housewife from Maharashtra. Both of them brandish pans and ladles and cook up Schezwan Fried Rice, Paneer Chilli and Chowmein Hakka Noodles with ease - while they talk candidly to a camera showing viewers that there’s nothing to fear while making Desi Chinese.

Though Desi Chinese is the second largest cuisine in India, most people still fear to make it at home. This campaign intends to dispel these fears by telling mothers that, ‘Jab bhi kare dil... Desi Chinese nahin mushkil!’ In other words, it’s so easy to cook your family’s favourite Desi Chinese dishes with Ching’s Masalas. 

Navin Tiwari, the CEO of Capital Foods added, “Food is an integral part of India. It unites the varied demographics of the country and yet lets each region maintain its own uniqueness. However, Desi Chinese is a cult food loved across the country by people of all age groups. Recognizing this distinctiveness, our masalas make the whole cooking experience as enjoyable as the dining experience. Through this campaign, we have brought to life various parts of India and have united them with easy-to-make Desi Chinese.”

Since each campaign was region-specific, Maneesh has introduced some colourful local ‘kahawats’. 

On her ‘triple’ role, Neena Gupta said, “These Ching’s Secret films took me back to my North Indian roots which also helped me bring some local flavour to the characters that I play. I had to ensure that each of the three characters was different. It’s exciting to be associated with a brand like Ching’s Secret which always delivers something hatke to the audience.”

Priya Bapat expressed her excitement of doing a Ching’s Secret ad, “I love the brand Ching’s Secret – it is one of my favourites - because I am as Desi and fun as their Desi Chinese! Their films are always different from the message delivered in a sassy manner. I’m glad to have worked on this ad campaign that is so simple yet impactful. Hoping to have done justice in delivering the message and that consumers will like it.” 

Over the last 5 years, Ching’s Secret has created campaigns that have become the talk of the town. The Ching’s brand ambassador is the iconic actor Ranveer Singh aka, “Ranveer Ching’ who has featured in three mega films for Ching’s which have racked up millions of views online.

Since 1996, Ching’s Secret has literally created and owned ‘Desi Chinese’ as a cuisine in India. Ching’s caters to the India palate that craves for Chinese with a ‘desi’ twist.

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