Monday, June 11, 2007
Sushmita Sen took some time off from her schedule to visit the sailors of INS Viraat for NDTV's show 'Jai Jawan'. At the time of shooting the ship was sailing about 100 nautical miles into the Arabian Sea, off the coast of Mumbai. Sushmita was flown from Mumbai by the Pilots of the Viraat in their Chetaks. She landed to a rousing welcome given to her by the sailors and was welcomed by the senior officers of the Viraat.
After meeting the captain at the compass where she assisted in giving commands to help steer the ship, Sushmita was taken to watch the Air Power demonstration. Sush also volunteered for the 'Jackstay' which involved her being sent across to another ship, the INS Beas with the help of cables. It was a dangerous feat to perform as we were in the middle of the ocean. She then also had a lunch with the sailors and officers
After this she met Bravo, the official mascot of the World Military games. Together they flagged of the tug of war competition held between Sushmita's team and the Captain's team. Sushmita cheered and participated in the game and finally her team emerged victorious.
The grand finale was the stage show which was held in the hangar, way down below the flight deck. She recited some poetry and also danced to the track 'Mehboob Mere' from Fiza .Having traveled all the way she had brought some messages for the sailors from their family back home.
Before her goodbye Sush sang "aaj jaane ki zid na karo" for the sailors.
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