Virender Sehwag has got a full new head of hair! Ok, ok, this is a wig for a new Pepsi commercial, but Veeru is so excited that he just might go for an actual transplant.
Delighted with this new look, the cricketer has set the photo as his mobile screensaver. "The experience of sporting a fresh hairdo was great fun," says Sehwag. "The look is youthful and irreverent. This commercial has given me a chance to try something new. I hope everyone will like this new look."
Wife Aarti is pleased for Sehwag. "He loved it - everyone wants to have a cool hairstyle. I like Sehwag with any hairdo, but yes, if he actually gets it [a transplant] done, then nothing like it."
The ad shows how some people try to use connections to get ahead in life as opposed to a sincere person banking on talent.
"This theme and my look reminded me of my early days," Sehwag says, "when I was trying to realise my dream of being in the Indian cricket team. Connections might work in some cases, but not in cricket. I was selected as I had the thirst to succeed."
Stylist Divya Anand says, "The ad is cheeky, with the brand ambassadors positioned to connect with the youth. We not only wanted Virender to relive his days of struggle, but also wanted to show him in an avatar people have never seen before."