Do you remember the naughty kid in the Dhara commercial who ran away from home citing, “Sab gussa karte hain main ghar chod ke ja raha hoon,” only to return back when he was informed that his mom was cooking jalebi. His innocent smile and the sparkle in his eyes when he utters the simple words, “Jalebi?” worked wonders on the audience in the late 90s and early 200os. The ad was such a hit that it is still remembered and is one of the most loved and popular ads of all times. Parzaan Dastur the kid who made his debut in the ad went on to star in Karan Johar’s directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji. In a movie that spanned three hours and five minutes he only spoke seven words and made them immortal. Parzaan Dastur was the silent Sardar kid who perpetually counted stars on his hands and kept his mouth sealed shut. The only time he spoke was when Kajol was going from the summer camp. His words, “Tussi ja rahe ho? Tussi na jao,” is still quoted. Now the small lad is a grown man of 24 years and is making his comeback in a video with Being Indian.
Parzaan Dastur never actually left the Bollywood fraternity. He worked in Bollywood for three-and-a-half years as an assistant director and also starred in films. He worked as a child actor in Mohabbatein, Zubeidaa, Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham, Hum Tum, Parzania, Sikandar and Break Ke Baad. However, his screen outing have been limited because he was busy completing his studies. Now, he is back in this new video by Being Indian and has done a swell job indeed.
Parzaan Dastur plays the role of Snehal – the boy who adjusts in the video. The video is a hilarious take on the adjustments and compromises that we have to do in our lives. It talks about the cruelty of life, the adjustments and the myriad instances where we have to curtail our dreams and tell our heart to accept defeat. However, it also shares a very poignant and important message at the end – the silver lining that is there in every failure, in every setback which we often fail to see. Watch the video here:
We’re sure this article made you nostalgic about your childhood and the Dhara ad that you loved, so here is the link for it: