Aamir Khan’s character from Thugs of Hindostan accompanies you on Google Maps this Diwali
Google Maps has collaborated with the YRF team where you can choose to let Aamir Khan accompany you on your driving adventures for the next two weeks
Published - 01-November-2018
Diwali is almost here as is YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan that is releasing on November 8. Joining in on the festive spirit, and to make your daily journeys even more delightful, Google Maps has collaborated with the YRF team where you can choose to let Aamir Khan accompany you on your driving adventures for the next two weeks.
“We are truly excited to bring a first-time India-specific entertainment experience to Google Maps in India. As people gear up for Diwali and to watch Thugs of Hindostan, we wanted to do our bit by making their driving journeys more fun and playful. Huge thanks to Tanuja Khetwal, Manan Mehta and the entire YRF team for helping make this possible, and we wish the movie every success,” said Neha Waikar, Product Manager, Google Maps.
“Thugs of Hindostan is a very special film. As YRF, we are on the journey to create many firsts with it. It’s not only the biggest Bollywood movie produced till date but also for the first time ever brings together two legends of Indian Cinema- Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. We were aware that no marketing idea that we implement can eclipse this. So we had to think of creating a first time, unparalleled and unrepeatable marketing idea to promote this film. And in Google Maps we found a perfect partner to do so. Google Maps is now a household name in India and is extensively used to travel around in our daily lives. We had a great time working with the team at Google to make ‘Firangi’ a part of these journeys. We are confident that people will love the experience and of course the movie,” said Manan Mehta, Vice President - Marketing and Merchandising, Yash Raj Films.
To get started, you’ll need to first update your app from Google Play or the App Store. Next, after searching for your destination, simply tap the image of Aamir Khan’s character “Firangi”, found on the bottom right of your Google Maps app. You’ll then see a prompt to enable the experience. Once enabled, you’ll see the navigation arrow replaced with Aamir’s character from Thugs of Hindostan -- riding his donkey as he does in the movie. He’ll be a constant companion wherever you’re driving over the next two weeks.
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