We all are unique in some or the other way and we all love that! But will that be the same case if any of us bears an uncanny resemblance to a super famous personality? Being a lookalike of a famous personality can be intimidating but it sure does bring a little glory and fame. And it has brought fame to a Nagpur youngster who can be safely called cricketing great Virat Kohli’s doppelganger!
When Asif Jamil, a 25-year-old youngster from Nagpur, went to see the recently held India Vs England match at VCA stadium Jamtha, on January 29, 2017, he was surrounded by Virat Kohli fans who wanted to click a selfie with this Kohli lookalike. And it was not just two or three guys who wanted the selfie, Asif claims that around 5000 people clicked selfies with him that day! In a chat with Nation Next, Asif shares as to how he feels to be Virat’s lookalike, what kind of fame has it brought to him and also shares a funny incident which took place when he tried to meet his role model – Virat Kohli!
Pros of being a Kohli lookalike!
Being a Kohli lookalike has worked in Asif’s favour in his professional life. Asif says, “I’m a model and I have worked for a lot of brands and have been involved in a lot of print shoots. One of basic the reasons I have been getting a lot of work lately and that is because of my resemblance with ‘The Virat Kohli.’ In 2012, I modelled my hairstyle after his hairstyle. I even started dressing the way he does! But the response I have been getting lately is just amazing. Virat Kohli is my role model as he is one of the most leading fashion icons of the modern world!
Being Kohli for a while!
Asif claims that a funny incident took place recently when he tried to meet Virat Kohli when the Indian team was in Nagpur for a match. Asif says, “In the past, I have tried meeting Virat Kohli a lot of times. Even this time around when the Indian team visited Nagpur I went to try to meet him at Hotel Radisson Blu where the team was staying. I went in a car and the moment I entered the Hotel in the car, the guards saw me and they started saluting me! I did not go through a security check and my car was directly sent to the Indian Cricket team security area. I was being welcomed as Virat Kohli and it was then when I felt that this could lead to a problem. So, I left the place immediately!” Speaking about the love he got from people at the stadium as a Virat Kohli lookalike when he went to see the match, Asif added, “The stand I was in, people were going crazy to take selfies with me. The security personnel present over there had to allot a few security guards to control the public and for my own safety. The security guards kept shifting me from one stand to another as everywhere I went, people wanted to have selfies with me!”
Here’s a short video of Asif being surrounded by people for selfies at VCA Jamtha stadium during India Vs England’s match recently!
RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President
The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.
Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.
Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.
The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.
Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka, Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.
President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .
Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.
Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.
Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.
“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.
“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.
With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.
Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live
A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.
During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.
On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.
The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.
After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.