A short video featuring former Indian cricket captain, Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, has gone viral on the internet and become an instant hit among you tube users.
The .07-minute-long video, uploaded by Health Insurance Company Apollo Munich on May 7, got more than four lakh views in six days.
The short film titled "Sourav Ganguly-The Film" highlights the glimpse of the left-handed batsman's achievement, leadership skills, controversies surrounding him and his incomparable passion and love for his fans.
Ganguly's fans can see the 39-year-old cricketer in a never before avatar, mouthing dialogues in a spicy Bollywood style.
The flamboyant left-handed batsman is referred as tiger and was also seen saying dialogues like:
"Iss liye log mujhe baap nahin dada bolte hain."
"Kismat hum se kya khelegi? hum toh khelti kismat badalte hai......waqt ko wapas lana padta hai..."
(That is why people call me Big Brother and not Big Daddy.... Destiny doesn't fool around with me because I have the power to change it.... have to bring back time)
The video triggered fresh speculations among his fans. They believed it to be a trailer of an upcoming movie dedicated to Ganguly's glorious yet controversial career.
However, it was later revealed that the video was only an advertisement of a health insurance major and was not related to any movie.
Antony Jacob, CEO of the health insurance major, was quoted as saying in the media that the company has made Ganguly as their brand ambassador for the next three years and the advertisement was created in the format of a movie trailer as Ganguly's life was no less than a Bollywood thriller.
The CEO also added that Ganguly is a great motivator of people and his fans. Moreover he has displayed courage even during trying times.
Stating that Ganguly is a leader in his field, a company official said the trailer is a tribute to his career.
The hospital authorities told the media that the film will also be used for internal training and motivation purposes by the company.
(With inputs from IBNS)