The talented Bollywood actor Jimmy Sheirgill after his remarkable presence on the silver screen is all set to enthrall the viewers of the television. The actor is going to make his debut on the small screen as the host of a reality show titled ‘Castrol Garage Guru – The Super Mechanic Show’. The actor has understood and lauding the evolution of television by saying that he would love to do something in the fiction space as well.
Castrol Garage Guru is presented by Castrol, a lubricant company and it is stepping into the world of the small screen with the reality TV show. It complements its mechanic skill-testing initiative, the Castrol Super Mechanic Contest that was started in 2017 and is into its second edition.
The actor talks about the show and says, “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.”
The reality show will show the lives of mechanics in India and it will tracks their transformation into Super Mechanics through their journey in the contest. The show is produced by BBC Studios which conducts master classes as well in which experts will talk about their insights and tips on repairing and maintaining vehicles.
Jimmy chose the show as his debut and said, “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.”
“Also, what mattered here was the fact that I was approached for this show long before the filming and shooting began. It felt to me like not only do I think that this role is suited for my taste, but even BBC felt so, which made the entire filming and shooting process much more easier,” he added.
“Had I been asked for a show with dance and all, it wouldn’t have really suited my personality. It is not like a thing which ‘Jimmy Sheirgill’ would do. I can also relate to the entire concept of mechanics, and cars and automobiles. I also want to be a part of this cause because mechanics are like the unsung heroes of our country. Without us knowing they do so much for us, and we don’t even know about it! Plus, this show helps you know your car, its intricacies which can help you in case you get stuck somewhere,” the actor further said.
The Tanu Weds Manu actor stated, “TV audience has matured a lot” adding that “Because of the form of content that has changed on the platform. We’ve seen various shows come and go, all making their respective mark.”
The show will air weekly on channel Zee Anmol from September 30.