Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Unveils exciting new TVC to mark the extension of Sizzlin’ Hot platform to iconic brands including Lay’s, Doritos and Kurkure

Lay’s – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Msngf5HTM

Kurkure - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwGNhMZFNgg 

Doritos – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWHQaFndA7w

New Delhi, September 26, 2023: Flaming up the snack aisle, PepsiCo India, one of the leading players in snack and beverage industry, has introduced a new TVC to celebrate the expansion of its Sizzlin' Hot platform. This fiery TVC features the complete Sizzlin’ Hot range including Lay's, Kurkure, and Doritos while highlighting the irresistible heat-packed experience each product offers.

Sizzlin' Hot taps into the deep affinity Indians have for 'chilli' and offers a spicy sensation, tailored for each iconic brand within PepsiCo's salty snack portfolio. Following the success of Lay’s and Doritos Sizzlin’ Hot in India, Kurkure recently joined the fiery lineup, introducing its own Sizzlin’ Hot variant that infuses ‘chilli ka tadka’ with Kurkure's iconic crunch. 

The TVC brilliantly portrays a spectrum of reactions that unfold when people snack onto the irresistible Sizzlin' Hot range. Set against a captivating backdrop of diverse scenes, including cozy living rooms, bustling offices, and vibrant public spaces, each moment captures their unfiltered, spontaneous responses to the fiery spiciness. From frantically searching for something cool to shedding tears and energetically sprinting in search of relief, this engaging sequence of genuine and humorous reactions serves as a mirror, reflecting the surprise that awaits anyone who takes their first bite of Sizzlin' Hot.

Commenting on the Sizzlin’ Hot range expansion and launch of the TVC, Anshul Khanna, Vice President and Foods Category Head of India and South Asia, PepsiCo said, "Last year, we introduced one of our most successful global platforms, Sizzlin’ Hot in India and have witnessed an overwhelming response. As we approach the festive season, we're thrilled to announce the expansion of the platform with localised flavours for the unique Indian spice palate across our beloved brands, including Lay’s Maxx, Kurkure, and Doritos Dinamita. The launch will be accompanied by a comprehensive 360-degree marketing campaign that is sure to get people to intrigued about the fiery range. We hope that consumers love this new range and continue to spice up their snacking occasions." 

“The Sizzlin’ Hot flavour is available in 3 formats – Kurkure, Lays and Doritos. No matter which one you pick up, the fiery taste is likely to make you react in unexpected ways. From fiery exclamations to bizarre sounds, the execution of the TVC brings together a gamut of expressions in a way that you can’t help but watch it again. Pretty much like the product, that you can’t help but eat another”, added Vikram Pandey (Spiky), National Creative Director, Leo Burnett India.

Sizzlin Hot’ range is available in Lay’s, Kurkure and Doritos across all leading retail and e-commerce platforms in India. The TVC will be supported by a robust 360-degree surround campaign.


Creative Agency – Leo Burnett India

CEO & Chief Creative Officer, South Asia – Rajdeepak Das

CEO Leo Burnett South Asia – Dheeraj Sinha

National Creative Director – Vikram Pandey & Sachin Kamble 

President-North – Samir Gangahar

Executive Vice President – Jaikrit Singh

Executive Creative Directors – Harsh Maheshwari, Saarthak Dutt & Shahnawaz Qadeer,

Creative Team – Alisha Sharma & Shweta Bharti

Executive Vice President-Strategy & Planning – Ankit Singh

Strategy Team – Ashish Mathew & Shailja Dhoundiyal

Vice President – Binay Mehra & Neha Kapoor 

Account Management Team – Kirti Sinha, Shubham Aggarwal & Uday Lalotra

Film Department – Sagar Bhanushali

Production House – Pack Films

Director – Vivek Kakkad

Producer ¬– Leejude Dsouza

About PepsiCo India:

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $86 billion in net revenue in 2022, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with pep+ (PepsiCo Positive). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the center of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com, and follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn @PepsiCo.

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