Castrol India salutes mechanics by launching “Castrol Garage Guru – The Super Mechanic Show” on national television

Shares servicing and repair training with mechanics through the show

Bollywood actor Jimmy Sheirgill marks his television debut on this show

Mumbai, September 24, 2018 – Castrol, India’s leading lubricant company, today launched a new reality TV show cum masterclass, ‘Castrol Garage Guru – The Super Mechanic Show’ with Jimmy Sheirgill as the host.  The show complements India’s largest mechanic skill testing initiative – Castrol Super Mechanic Contest that was started in 2017 and is into its second edition in 2018. 
The show is produced by BBC Studios, and will air weekly on Zee Anmol from September 30th 2018 every Sunday at 10.30 pm. 
The TV series focuses on the lives of mechanics in India and tracks their transformation into Super Mechanics throughout their journey in the contest. It also conducts masterclasses where experts shares their insights and tips on repairing and maintaining vehicles. The show also covers the on-ground event of the Super Mechanic contest, conducted in nine cities across the country and the grand All India finale of Castrol Super Mechanic Contest held in Mumbai
Commenting on the launch of the show, Kedar Apte, Vice President - Marketing, Castrol India, said “We are proud to launch this new reality TV show cum masterclass -  ‘Castrol Garage Guru – The Super Mechanic Show’ which will showcase the inspiring journey of our mechanics to Super Mechanics. Over the last two years, we have worked hard to recognize the contribution of mechanics in keeping India moving, through the Castrol Super Mechanic Contest. This TV show will strengthen the voice of mechanics and share their skills and prowess with the world.”
The launch of this show also marks the TV debut of popular Bollywood actor Jimmy Sheirgill as host. “Shooting for this show has been a novel experience. I met real life heroes. The mechanics I met through the show and the stories they narrated of friendship, love, trust and of course great skill, are imprinted in my mind and I am sure when viewers see those stories they will be as moved as I was. For my mechanic brothers, there are some great tips and hacks for repairing vehicles” – said Jimmy Sheirgill. the popular Bollywood actor who was recently seen in Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi

Soniya Kulkarni, Creative and Business Head for Formats and Productions, India at BBC Studios commented, “Branded content is an exciting space for us to be. It’s an opportunity to create unique content that connects directly with consumers and has wide appeal. We are happy to partner with Castrol to bring to the limelight an essential yet overlooked set of people. I am confident that viewers will relate to the hopes, dreams and talent these mechanics have which makes this series such an universal human story”.

About Castrol Super Mechanic Contest

There are over 130 million vehicles on the road in India which require ongoing maintenance and mechanics provide that service. However, vehicle technology is constantly evolving and getting more sophisticated. The mechanics skills therefore need to be upgraded constantly. As a market leader, Castrol seeks to ensure that mechanics who are our partners have updated skills and access to knowledge & training. We have several initiatives wherein we speak to mechanics about changing engines, role of lubricants and customer service. Castrol Super Mechanic Contest is culmination of these programmes by giving mechanics the recognition they deserve for keeping India moving.