MS Dhoni dons the retro jersey look for Zed Black Agarbatti’s latest TVC

Conceptualized by Oberoi IBC & directed by Farah Khan, this integrated campaign aims to get India praying to the mantra #prarthnahogisweekar

Delhi : Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s picture in the retro Indian jersey took social media by storm early this month. As soon as it was shared on Instagram, the fans and followers couldn’t keep calm after watching the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman in the retro jersey. The wait is finally over.

Zed Black, one of India’s largest incense sticks manufacturer has launched its new campaign which will have their brand ambassador Captain Cool, M S Dhoni in a conversation with his audience reminiscing his demeanor and motivating approach towards youth of the country. Zed Black will soon unleash its biggest-ever lineup of star-studded brand commercials which are aimed at targeting consumers across the nation and giving Zed Black the opportunity to engage the youth for the cause of Prarthna Hogi Sweekar. Along with the existing celebrity ambassador, Bollywood Superstar Hrithik Roshan for Manthan Dhoop, Zed Black will continue to emphasize its hold on the Indian agarbatti sphere. Conceptualized by Oberoi IBC, this integrated campaign for Zed Black 3-in-1 Agarbatti aims to get India praying to the mantra #prarthnahogisweekar.

Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on 15th August last year and since then his popularity around the world has not diminished. The boy from Ranchi, who made his ODI debut in 2004, who changed the face of Indian cricket with his calm demeanor, sharp understanding of the game, and astute leadership qualities is still reigning the hearts of cricket fans as the pictures in the retro jersey are spreading like wildfire.

Ankit Agrawal, Director  & Partner, MDPH shares, “Zed Black Agarbatti, is amongst the top 3 brands in its category in India which stands as a reflection of its ‘go getter’ spirit, devotion, resilience, belief and prayers. MS Dhoni, who is staunch believer of tranquil state of mind that helps in focused efforts and better results, complements well with our brand value. Zed Black 3-in-1, which is a market-leader, creates an atmosphere of purity, hope & positivity that helps maintain a balance. Zed Black is elated to give MS Dhoni’s fans a moment to cherish by unveiling the TVC with the retro jersey look exactly after one year since he announced his retirement from International cricket on 15th August “.


Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan has directed Indian cricketer M S Dhoni for this commercial.  The legend also got a new ‘faux-hawk’ cut which also became a topic of discussion on social media by celebrity hair stylist Aalim Hakim. . Ace photographer Daboo Ratnani has wonderfully captured all of Dhoni’s looks for the TVC campaign.

“It’s Zed Black’s journey of hope, success, prayers and innovation that drew me to the brand. To be the face of a brand that sends out a beautiful message like Prarthna Hogi Sweekar, giving people hope and strengthening their beliefs is what resonated with me. Their new campaign is inspiring and motivating,” said M.S Dhoni.

“Zed Black, has gone beyond just the advertising jingle, with the latest extension of its flagship ‘Prarthna Hogi Sweekar’ campaign being commissioned into mini-shorts indicating the thought that prayers will be answered. The new campaign with M S Dhoni has a moral underpinning that reflects the importance of family praying together, workplace worship, community prayers, the simple love of imparting the habit of praying amongst kids and love for the country”, shared Anshul Agrawal, Director & Partner, MDPH.

Speaking on the TV Campaign & roping in M S Dhoni, Ad film director & MD, Oberoi IBC India Pvt Ltd, Anand Oberoi said, “I am hopeful that this association will ensure higher brand recall, and eventually create a larger following amongst the masses for Prarthna Hogi Sweekar”.

Since its inception in 1992, Mysore Deep Perfumery House with, its flagship brand Zed Black 3-in-1 is amongst the key players in the organized agarbatti sector providing highest quality range of agarbatti, dhoopbatti, dhoop cones,dhoop sticks, essential oils, hawan samagri and more accounting to a vast range of over 1200 products. MDPH has extended its arm with enormous consumer reach in the Indian household with established brands like Zed Black 3 in 1, Manthan Dhoop & Dhoop Sticks, Manthan Sambrani Cups, Arij, Aarogyam Camphor, Zed Black Pineapple,  Gauved Sambrani Cups, Parfum, Panchdeep, Duva & more.

Today, its flagship brand Zed Black processes over three crore incense sticks, selling 15 lakh packs every day. The brand today is one of the top 3 agarbatti manufacturers in the country. The company also has set a strong global footprint with exports to 30+ countries like USA, Brazil, Ethiopia, Netherlands, Australia, Malaysia etc in 6 continents

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