Remember that silent kid from Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee starrer 1998 hit film 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', who used to count stars? Yes, we are talking about one of the famous child actors of the 90's, Parzan Dastur. The actor who acted as a child actor in many films like 'Mohabbatein', 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' to name a few and was one of the popular faces of commercials of the late 90's and early 2000s, was last seen in the short film 'Pocket Mummy' in 2017. Recently, he was part of a commercial for the online food delivery platform, Uber Eats and guess what, his commercial is very similar to one of the hit ads of the 90's by refined oil company 'Dhara'.
In the 'Dhara' advertisement, a little Parzan walks all alone towards the railway station and sits on a bench. When a person, who is known to him, inquires as to why he is sitting alone at the platform, he replies that he has left his house as he is annoyed with his family members. The person tells him that his mother is making some jalebis for him and after listening to this, an elated Parzan runs along with the person to have jalebis. When his mom asks him 'Will he leave the home now' to which his father replies 'will see after 20-25 years.
In the recent Uber Eats ad, a grown-up Parzan is seen leaving his society as he is not comfortable with his flatmates. This is when the security guard stops him and says that his flatmates have ordered Biriyani. He runs back to his house to have the food when one of his friends says will he go now? Parzan replies that he wants to leave. But his friends interrupt him and ask him to have the food first. This ad is a complete treat to all the kids of the 90's who remember the Dhara ad.
Uber Eats, is one of the fastest delivery platforms in India along with other delivery portals like Swiggy and Zomato. The food delivery platform started in Calfornia, USA in 2014 by the transportation company, Uber. In May 2017, Uber Eats launched its services in India and being a newcomer in the food industry, Uber Eats started its services in the business capital of India, Mumbai. But within one year, reportedly, it has spread its wings across 24 Indian cities. As per reports, Saad Khan, who is the national planning director of the advertising company, FCB Ulka, told that Uber Eats have tried their best to recreate a famous add of the 90's but it might have to face comparisons with the original commercial.