Gary of India; Lineker Goes Bollywood in His Latest Crisps Advert

By Harris, Ed | The Evening Standard (London, England), March 7, 2003 | Go to article overview

Gary of India; Lineker Goes Bollywood in His Latest Crisps Advert


Harris, Ed, The Evening Standard (London, England)


Byline: ED HARRIS

THE groom sits astride a distinctly skittish horse, clinging fiercely to the reins with a look of fear in his face. Behind him, wearing ceremonial dress, wedding dancers sing and sway. The air is filled with confetti and in the background the golden dome of the temple reflects the sunlight. It looks like a typical Indian marriage. But hang on - are those terraced houses in the distance? And that chap on the horse - he looks just like Gary Lineker?

It is indeed the television presenter and former England international footballer, appearing not in a Bollywood blockbuster but his latest advertisement for Walker's crisps. And the exotic scene is not downtown Delhi, but a back street in Southall, Middlesex.

Lineker, his hair dyed black, plays a groom arriving to collect his dowry - the keys to a cornershop, and, presumably, the crisps inside. He thinks he has married a young beauty - but his bride turns out to be Meera Syal, looking like her Granny Sushila character from BBC2 comedy show The Kumars At No 42.

Leicester's favourite son smiled and joked with the crew as the cast went through several takes. And there was real drama on set as Meera sustained a freak injury. She was leading Lineker's horse when it stepped sideways and trod on her toe. She was forced to hobble off the set while anxious crew members examined her injury, but returned, apparently not seriously hurt.

Victoria Road, a quiet corner of this west London suburb - which boasts a large Asian community - had been transformed.

Lighting was rigged in front gardens and brightly-coloured bunting strung between lamp posts. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Gary of India; Lineker Goes Bollywood in His Latest Crisps Advert
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.