It’s great having a brand ambassador who has played amazing roles like Professor Virus, Lucky Singh and Dr Asthana; but when one’s brand ambassador plays the role a real flesh-and-blood icon, it’s a great honour for both the ambassador and the brand.
P Mark Mustard Oil is truly gratified that its brand ambassador Boman Irani is playing the role of Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in the upcoming movie, Jhalki. This isn’t a very large role per se but Boman is very clear about why he signed on for it. He strongly feels that a fearless, selfless social activist like Kailash Satyarthi deserves a biopic and it is important for Indians to know their heroes.
And indeed, Satyarthi is a real life hero. He has risked his life to make India a safer and better place for children. His child rights movement Bachpan Bachao Andolan has done some amazing work in rescuing children from child labour and trafficking. It has also campaigned relentlessly to give children the right to free and compulsory education – which could, in the long term, be a game-changer for India.
Inspired by Kailash Satyarthi, Boman signed on readily when the role was offered to him. He believes that this is a story that needs to be told… indeed must be told; because India needs role models like Kailash Satyarthi.