When cricket and Bollywood mix on or off the field, the combination tends to be electric. This time around, it will be actor-musician Shruti Haasan who will soon be in a television commercial with cricketers Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle from the Bengaluru IPL team. She will be sharing screen space with the cricketers for the first time in the commercial directed by Priyadarshan for Lloyd.
A huge cricket buff, Shruti has often been spotted been spotted at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram stadium, supporting teams from a domestic league. And we’re informed that she is quite excited about doing this commercial with the ace cricketers. An insider reveals, “She has been the brand ambassador for this electronics brand for some time, and her popularity has ensured that she has stayed on board for a while now. As part of the current T20 season, they’ve decided to widen their approach, and throw in a sports angle with Kohli, de Villiers and Gayle - all of whom are massive brands in themselves.”
The makers of the ad also wanted cricketers who were in the same league as the brand. The insider adds, “The shoot was recently completed in Bengaluru, where Shruti channelled her edgy rockstar vibe in the ad.”
The actor-musician remained unavailable for a comment.
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