The Surf ad was simple enough. Little Sanju comes home with his lunch all over his school shirt and mummy gives him hell for it. But a voice-over soon lays the housewifeĂ‚Â’s temper to rest, explaining what SurfĂ‚Â’s latest detergent does to curry.
The 35-second spot was one of Vidya BalanĂ‚Â’s very first acting roles. What followed were an eclectic mixĂ‚Â—an idli ad, the critically acclaimed role in Parineetha and two Filmfare awards, and Lage Raho Munnabhai. Sanju`s mom has come a long way and we have the journey in pictures.
Text: Govind Vijaykumar
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