A couple of years ago, my partner got a real kick out of seeing this billboard plastered around Mumbai…
Why? Though he spent 30 years in the ‘biz’, I was the one getting a tiny slice of ‘fame’ (notoriety?) thanks to the small square with my photo.
Today, he’s having the last laugh as billboards for his recent TV commercial can be spotted all over the country! And the ad is running not just in India but also in South & South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Behind the billboard for me?
When Aalim asked to do a shoot with my snazzy new hair cut, it had to be that very night as I was flying off to Singapore the next day! We began at midnight and I don’t even remember when it finished…. and the poor make-up artist really struggled as I had a nasty sun burn from a day spent splashing about at the Breach Candy club.
Behind the billboard for my partner?
Aside from all the rehearsal time, the 30 second commercial was a physically demanding two-day shoot. While there were stunt men, most was all him, with the bruises to show for the harness shots (leaping & jumping) and a nasty knock from the door flip shot (no he didn’t to the flip!). He was definitely stiff for a couple of days after, but enjoyed doing all the whacky moves and the experience working with a top-notch team.
And here what all the fuss is for – Blue Star’s Daddy Cool advert:
What I personally love about the ad is it plays on his character – a seemingly serious exterior hides a zany interior. Enjoy!