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05-12-2012, 08:00 PM #1
Sourav Ganguly's Bollywood debut not yet planned
Recently rumors are rife with reports stating that cricketer Sourav Ganguly, also known as the Prince of Kolkata, will be making his screen debut. The internet was abuzz with reports that Sourav A.K.A Dada will be starring in the movie named ‘Ganguly- The Movie’. Even a three minute trailer was released on YouTube, which got 2,46, 667 hits in just three days.
The trailer uses a kitschy image of a roaring tiger in the backdrop even as Sourav mouths lines such as Waqt ko waapas lana parega and Iss liye log mujhe baap nahin dada bolte hain. However, the interesting bit is that this trailer is not for a movie on Sourav but an ad of a health insurance major that he is endorsing.
Says Antony Jacob, CEO of the health insurance major, "Sourav is our brand ambassador for the next three years. We are planning to do a lot of work together in terms of building transparency and customer satisfaction. This ad has been designed like a movie trailer because we believe that his life is no different from that of a Bollywood thriller. The ups and downs, the success and motivation are the four pillars on which this film stands. Every viewer should take this as a love story between Sourav Ganguly and his fans."
The insurance giant is also planning to introduce more such interesting videos like the tribute to the Bengal Tiger. Meanwhile, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is all set to appear in upcoming Bollywood flick ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’. Apart from his appearance the cricketer has also allowed the makers to use his name in the movie. The movie will have Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani in the lead role. The story of the movie is about a boy who has a dream to play cricket.
Ever since its launch on May 7, the trailer has already registered more than 1,50,000 hits at last count. Some say this could be the next big online hit after Kolaveri Di. The ad was shot on April 28 at Sourav's Kolkata residence.