Small step forward

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Sep 2018 12:14:19


By Sugandha Rawal,

Bollywood actor Jimmy Sheirgill is making his debut on the small screen as the host of a reality show Castrol Garage Guru - The Super Mechanic Show. Lauding the evolution of television, he says he would love to do something in the fiction space as well.

Castrol, a lubricant company, is coming out with the reality TV show, which complements its mechanic skill-testing initiative -- the Castrol Super Mechanic Contest -- that was started in 2017 and is into its second edition.

“I have honestly never really thought about the excitement. It’s the experience in doing a project which counts for me. That said, I did have those moments where I thought about meeting different mechanics, learning about their stories, and learning the intricacies involved in repairing or servicing a vehicle,” Jimmy told IANS in an email.

The TV series, produced by BBC Studios, focuses on the lives of mechanics in India and tracks their transformation into “Super Mechanics” through their journey in the contest. It also conducts master classes where experts share their insights and tips on repairing and maintaining vehicles. The show will air weekly on Zee Anmol from September 30.
Why did he pick this show for his debut?

“BBC approached me for the show, and you know we keep getting scripts, we keep getting ideas, but I hadn’t found one which was as unique and as heart-warming as this one.
“From the go, I really liked the concept of the show, especially the fact that its focus is on uplifting a community which has been undervalued,” he added.