Jimmy Sheirgill is soon to make his debut on a reality TV. The ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ (2016) actor has been approached to host a mechanic show.
Reported on Mid-day, the show is called ‘Castrol Garage Guru – The Super Mechanic’, which will be testing the mechanical skills of the contestants. Launch in 2017, this will be the second series for the show. Speaking of his excitement, the Punjabi actor said, “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.”
A BBC production, the show will be aired on Zee Anmol on a weekly basis, which will not only showcase the talent of mechanics in India; following their journey in their trade, but also the experts share their tips and advice.
Sheirgill shared his reason for joining the show, “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.”
The ‘Daana Paani’ (2018) actor said the show was in line with his interests, saying he was “also very pleased about how the ethos of the show.” Further adding, “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.”
Asked if Sheirgill would like to do a fiction show, the ‘Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi’ (2015) said he would be willing to consider it. “It all depends on the kind of script I get, to be honest. Fiction, in all honesty, is something I wouldn’t mind looking forward to, but ultimately it depends on the script, and, more importantly, it depends on the platform. I’ve really wanted to try out a web series, and maybe that’s what I’ll look at doing.”
‘Castrol Garage Guru – The Super Mechanic’ will commence on 30th September.