Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar met ‘barbershop girls’ Neha and Jyoti, known for running their father's barber shop. The girl duo has broken the stereotype and have been looking after the barber shop in the Banwari Tola village of Uttar Pradesh. It was their father’s illness, that made Neha and Jyoti take the unconventional way. Since then the duo have been inspirational for many and now are being hailed as poster girls of women empowerment. Sachin Tendulkar Wishes Brian Lara on His 50th Birthday, Shares a Picture of The Duo Gorging On Fish.
Now Tendulkar visited the ‘barbershop girls’ and uploaded the photo on his official Instagram account. “A First for me! You may not know this, but I have never gotten a shave from someone else before. That record has been shattered today. Such an honour to meet the #BarbershopGirls and present them the @gilletteindia Scholarship. #ShavingStereotypes #DreamsDontDiscriminate,” wrote the former Indian cricketer. Uttar Pradesh Sisters Disguise As Boys to Work at Barbershop After Father Fell Sick.
Here’s Sachin Tendulkar’s post.
Few days back, Tendulkar shared an ad by grooming brand Gillette, which featured Neha and Jyoti. Tendulkar wrote, “the real life story of Neha & Jyoti - daughters, dreamers & champions from Banwari Tola, UP. @GilletteIndia, this story will inspire everyone to have the right attitude and achieve their dreams because we learn from what we see. #NoGlassCeiling #NoInequality #BarberShopGirls.”
Here’s the ad featuring 'barbershop girls'
The real life story of Neha & Jyoti - daughters, dreamers & champions from Banwari Tola, UP. @GilletteIndia, this story will inspire everyone to have the right attitude and achieve their dreams because we learn from what we see.#NoGlassCeiling #NoInequality #BarberShopGirls pic.twitter.com/n5dSeyqJIL
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 30, 2019
Gillette’s commercial, ‘#ShavingStereotypes – The Barbershop Girls of India’ is created by Grey India. Sandipan Bhattacharyya, CEO of Grey Group, believe that the boys need inspiring role models to be better men.
"With this campaign and a powerful message like #ShavingStereotypes, Gillette drives home a point that has utmost relevance in the times we live in. The boys watching today need inspiring role models so that they grow up to be better men.” Bhattacharyya was quoted as saying by exchange4media. Meanwhile, the ad is now viral has over 15 million views on YouTube and has been shared by various celebrities on social networking sites.