By Jyothi Venkatesh
Shankar Movies, in association with Joy Mukerji Productions has come up with a motivational song as a tribute to the Indian sports ambassadors at Tokyo Olympics. Talking about why he decided to come up with his wife Supriya Mukherjee and Sunil Kapoor, a motivational song based on his concept as a tribute to the Indian sports ambassadors at the Tokyo Olympics, super star Joy Mukherjee’s handsome son Sujoy Mukerjee quips, “It is a harsh truth that most of the sportsmen and women who are a part of the contingent of 127 representing India at Tokyo Olympics have come from a very humble back ground. For instance, Hockey Captain Rani Rampal’s father is a poor rickshaw puller etc. It is our duty as citizens of India to encourage the participants to give their best irrespective of the results.
Sujoy continues. “Our PM Shri Narendra Modiji has also been motivating them off and on. The paradigm and the concept behind making this video are primarily to inculcate the feeling of patriotism and fervor not only in Team India but also in the countrymen too. A lot of sponsors are available for cricket but not many come forward to support our athletes. We are absolutely sure that even from being a humble background our youth are capable of doing much better in Olympics and such other events in case they are provided proper training and diet. We, through this song and video have tried our best to support and motivate them so that they display indomitable courage with unflinching zeal and perform well”.
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While the lyrics for the song has been penned by the twin brothers Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor, who have also rendered the song. The video has been filmed and directed by Sujoy Mukherjee at Filmalaya Studios. The audio and the video have been released on Red Ribbon Musik YouTube Channel and all the audio streaming platforms. The music has been composed by Gagzie and Rishab. Devashish Sargam has directed the video. “A few days ago, a program was telecast on TV that showcased the background of our hockey players. It pained us to see that the women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal belongs to a very poor family. Her father is a cycle rickshaw puller”, says Sujoy Mukherjee.
Sujoy signs off. “It is sad that though we have an Indian contingent of 127 athletes who are participating in the Tokyo Olympics; hockey has been sidelines because of the public at large opting for cricket. We should give equal importance to all the games. There was yet another hockey player who did not at all know the taste of bottled milk till she grew up to be 16 years old. Yet another player played in her village in Haryana with a broken stick and that too barefooted. Such players competing with the likes of the affluent Australians and beating them to pulp is really unheard off. Seeing their pitiable plight but dominating spirit, we decided to encourage these players and enhance their morale and fighting spirits.”