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Shane Warne's advertisement

Shane Warne's advertisement

In 2003, PepsiCo capitalised on Australian spin bowler Shane Warne's popularity in India by creating this television advertisement promoting the soft drink Pepsi. The advertisement, spoken in Hindi, teams Warne with the Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar and the West Indian cricketer Carl Hooper.

Warne has long been popular on the cricket-mad subcontinent but has become even more famous since signing a lucrative contract in 2008 to play in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition. Twenty20 cricket, in which each team has one innings and bats for up to 20 overs, produces short, lively matches that draw large crowds and even larger television audiences.

Shane Warne's advertisement

A colour photograph taken from a television advertisement for a carbonated soft drink. The photo shows three men in a supermarket. Only the upper parts of their bodies are visible. The man on the left wears a dark coat, yellow shirt and sunglasses on his head. He looks at the man in the middle, who is wearing a yellow shirt and a white t-shirt under it. He looks at the man on the right, who wears a dark shirt, dark coat and sunglasses pushed up onto his forehead. This man holds a can of the soft drink in his right hand. He has darker skin than the other two men. In the background two dark-skinned women stand near a supermarket counter, looking at the three men.

PepsiCo made this advertisement in a number of versions. Here, Warne and Hooper discover a stunned Tendulkar beneath a pile of Pepsi cans. In a longer version, the Australian and West Indian convince Tendulkar that he's the most famous chef in Hawai'i, in order to get him to fly them to Honolulu in his jet.

Take a look at this advertisment (MP4 1.5mb) duration 0:35
Courtesy: PepsiCo Incorporated.

Transcript: Shane Warne's advertisement

(MUSIC)

SHANE WARNE AND CARL HOOPER: Wow man!

CARL HOOPER: Pepsi.

SHANE WARNE: No, no, no!

CARL HOOPER: Oh, shucks!

SHANE WARNE AND CARL HOOPER: Sachin!

SACHIN TENDULKAR: Where am I?

SHANE WARNE: Ha ha ha! He's lost his mind!

SACHIN TENDULKAR: Who am I?

(LAUGHTER

Brett Lee and Asha Bhosle music video

A colour photograph taken from a music video. Two women and a man are in the photo. One woman sits at a round table to the left of the image, with her back to the camera. She is dark-skinned and wears a yellow top and a bronze skirt. The man sits opposite her at the table, looking at her. He is pale-skinned and wears blue jeans and a green long-sleeved shirt. He has both hands on the table, with his thumbs pointing up. He appears to be singing to the woman. In the right background sits another dark-skinned woman, wearing a yellow Indian sari. She looks at the man and the other woman. She has her chin resting upon her right fist and is smiling. Behind her is a bright red wall. Near the wall is another chair.

In 2006, while Australian bowler Brett Lee was in India for the Champions Trophy competition, he recorded a duet with Indian singer Asha Bhosle. The song, Haan Mein Tumhara Hoon, combined the great Indian loves of Bollywood film and cricket and was a hit on the charts.

Take a look at this music video (MP4 8.8mb) duration 3:36
Courtesy: Mauj Music.

Transcript: Brett Lee and Asha Bholse music video

(MUSIC)

BRETT LEE: Can you tell a girl you don't know that you're the one for me?
Do you walk right up, or play it cool, or simply let her be?
Can you tell a girl you don't know that you're the one for me?
Do you walk right up, or play it cool, or simply let her be?

I know I'm different, I'm not from here, I'm just another guy.
With blonde hair 'though, it's hard to hide, I think I caught your eye.

ASHA BHOLSE: Go away, go away, don't make this idle talk.
I'm an Indian girl and I'm a little shy.

BRETT LEE: OK

ASHA BHOLSE: Go away, go away, don't make this idle talk.

BRETT LEE: OK

ASHA BHOLSE: I'm an Indian girl and I'm a little shy.

BRETT LEE: All lies

ASHA BHOLSE: If you think you have won my heart, you better think again silly boy.
Why would you think so?

BRETT LEE: Can you tell a girl you don't know that you're the one for me?
Do you walk right up, or play it cool, or simply let her be?

Please. Give me one chance.
I know I'm not an Indi, I promise I'll make you laugh. I'll even learn some Hindi.

Do you like me yet? And can we call this fate?
I really like you girl, can we go on just one date?
One date.

ASHA BHOLSE: Quickly, quickly, very quickly.
All around the world you silly boys are all the same.

BRETT LEE: What?

ASHA BHOLSE: First win my heart, and then I'll decide Mr Brett Lee.
I'm not just any Indian girl, I'm also quite funny.

BRETT LEE: Playing hard to get are we? It's time I went away.
But hold your breath, I don't give up, I'm back again in May.

ASHA BHOLSE: Step back, step back, hold on dear sir, then I'll think about it.
You keep coming and going, so maybe we'll be a match?

BRETT LEE: Thank you.

You had a chance and blew it now, as the sun goes down.
And when night falls, you're by yourself and I am not around.
I'm not around.

ASHA BHOLSE: Oh please, please, please come back to me.
I really want you my love.

ASHA BHOLSE: Why? You are mine only. Will you stay mine forever?
However you are, will you stay the same for me forever?

BRETT LEE: Yes I'm all yours.

ASHA BHOLSE: Oh really?

BRETT LEE: I will be yours forever.

ASHA BHOLSE: Wonderful!

BRETT LEE: Yes I'm all yours.
I will be yours forever.
Yes I'm all yours.
I will be yours forever.

Asha G, I'll be yours forever.

ASHA BHOLSE: Oh really?



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