Jimmy Sheirgill unlucky in love? Nah! Jimmy strikes back

Often mocked for playing a character whose beloved leaves him for the hero, producers of his next release, Happy Bhag Jayegi, help Jimmy get his due love.

Mayur Lookhar

He's a good actor but often plays the role where the hero takes away his beloved right from under his nose. Poor Jimmy Sheirgill has earned a reputation for playing the sacrificing lover who never gets to marry the girl. 

Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Sheirgill has had a long history of playing the unlucky lover. Imagine even Uday Chopra, yes you heard it right, took away his girl in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai.  Well, even a change in name (Shergill to Sheirgill) hasn't yielded any luck. So it's deja vu as the actor finds himself playing a similar character in the upcoming flick Happy Bhag Jayegi. Perhaps Sheirgill himself must now be seeing the lighter side of it.

Happy Bhag Jayegi may result in another disappointing love story for Shergill, but in a cheeky move, the producers, Eros Now decided to help Sheirgill get his long-awaited due. No, Jimmy isn't swapping characters with Abhay Deol in Happy Bhag Jayegi, but Eros Now created few cheeky memes replacing the leading hero’s face with Jimmy Sheirgill. They called it #JimmyStrikesBack.

1 Jimmy Mastani

Jimmy finds himself romancing not just one, but two wives in the Bajirao Mastani meme, and that too Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. If Sanjay Leela Bhansali had seen this meme, would he then have signed Sheirgill in stead of Ranveer? The former sure would have cut the budget.

2. Tanu Weds Jimmy Returns

Twice he’s seen Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) ditch him for Manu (Madhvan). Well, worse the second film saw him miss out on Tanu's goofy doppelgänger too. One has always wondered why did Tanu leave Raja Awasthi (Sheirgill)? He sure doesn’t have a pot belly like Manu.

3. Jimmy Leela

One is fine, but two is a luxury. How Sheirgill would have loved to romance Deepika Padukone in Ram Leela and then Bajirao Mastani.

4. Jodhaa Jimmy

Whoa, now this is too surreal. Jimmy stepping into the shoes of Akbar. But Jodhaa Jimmy rhymes and sounds much better than Jodhaa Akbar. Doesn't it?