A Handshake with Jackie Chan

Being an Indian, a reason for a trip to china would have been “business, exhibition” & unless me and my husband stumbled upon this exciting opportunity, china would have never been in our list for a voyage! Nonetheless had we given a thought, this exquisite wonder came across for Beijing & Shanghai & to make it more special , we got a chance to be a part of “International Event – Jackie Chan International FAN club” ,to celebrate JC’s 60th Birthday@ Beijing.

Without any thoughts juggling over, this was a certain motivation & a life changer trip to meet my Childhood Hero & a noble soul!

Thrilled, Instant VISA application was given, baggage packed, we started from Mumbai to Beijing via Hong Kong. Even 10-11 hours flight was a comfortable one, as the thought of meeting JC kept us overwhelmed throughout. I just gleamed with joy, when JC International team welcomed us at Beijing Airport & we flooded all the wishes for his Birthday.

Next few days had to be a blast meeting & greeting the biggest philanthropist, a loyal hero for many kids around the world & to enjoy a superb cultural remix:)

Same day evening saluted us with the most popular & loved singers as JC, COCO D & many more (from China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand) presenting@ International Peace Harmony Concert attended by thousands of fans across globe .Hardly did we understand the words (as none of the songs were in English) but that did not restrict us from applauding to the striking thunderous beats of the beautiful music & presentation.

The next day, post having a lovely city trip, we arrived@ Marriott, with lovely arrangements for the FAN gathering, first Luncheon followed by the most awaited Party. Some 500-600 odd people had gathered in a big hall lit with beautiful chandeliers. It was hardly 15 minutes for Jackie to arrive & the mad fan began cheering & hooting… Chanting ,JC..JC…JC …we love you !! Such was an aura; yes after all we had a chance to meet Jackie Chan.

5-4-3-2-1 & yes JC was there very much, with such a humongous aura, awe –stricken, madly standing & dancing to catch a glimpse of him, & equally stunned to see him in “Tears” on the applause of his fans. A perfect memorabilia, well deserving & admired personality was there to enjoy the evening with his beloved fans.

It took some next 10-12 min for all of us to settle on the seats ,with the program welcoming a wonderful AV ,30 –min named as “secrets of JC” –describing him & reflecting his activities ,as a person ,as a professional from a small Kid to a star (spreading across various social messages),to social worker (of kids across the world) .

His Welcoming:)

I can definitely assure that anyone in the mass could have fallen prey to his love there & then. There was no thought, as to why this individual attracted so many all over the world, not just with his stardom, but with his noble deeds as well. So much of Fun, freak, laughter, and emotions built in!!Astounded & crazy for JC.

This was a perfect day with over smiling faces & happiness spreading across.

Guys, just to share as to why he is #madeofgreat, why he has mad crowd following him. Forget him as the most passionate actor or a stunt-man, just overlook his incredible martial arts displayed, but observe & fall in love with his “Charity, his love towards “Unwanted & poor little wonders being brought up around the world”. He is just as amazing in charity as leaping from a moving train. His regret towards lacking formal education & passion towards society made him give a formal way to charity- “The Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation”, & The Dragon’s Heart Foundation which offers not just scholarships but also provides medical assistance ,raises awareness on diseases as AIDS ,Influenza & many others ,helps in natural disasters .Dragon’s heart builds school & helps children & even elderly people in need!

In his own words “When I was a child, I was very poor and wanted everything. So when I got money I began buying things. Now I want to give away everything. When I give somebody something and see their face, it just makes me so happy.”

His daily work in just a pair of jeans or pants ,without much hullabaloo around, he has become a role model not just for me but numerous lives ,for little wonders who deserve to live a life of dignity ,who deserve to study ,who deserve to move apart from poverty! Such is Mr. Chang’s name, such is his work, that world salutes him!

Yes, he was an inspiration to me & this visit turned to be a game changer in my life..EARN JUST TO SPEND ON OURSELVES?? Isn’t it what we all do? Or sometimes give penny to the roadside beggars or donate in a temple? But, is that the motive with what GOD has sent us? With millions of kids struggling for a pair of clothes on their body, is this enough what we are doing for them? Well, these questions have banged hard in my body & soul .Post looking at the work of Mr. Chan & relating it to his life, I actually felt embarrassed to find my “ZERO CONTRIBUTION” & yes this was a turning moment of my life.

Assuring my soul ,pledging my heart ,I intend to contribute to my society ,with a set goal in next 2 years ,with a group of youth’s ,I swear to start small but significant contributions & work for these little joys ,I pledge to see “SMILE” on their innocent faces ,I “SWEAR” to begin the change by educating in small lots ! Hand in hand we all can make our “Bharat Mahaan”!!

As rightly said “ What drives us from within is what makes us great”, Similar is the trust , loyalty which Tata Brand has entrusted since ages amongst Indians & here comes the most reliable #madeofgreat , Lionel Messi ,Brand Ambassador of Tata Motors http://madeofgreat.tatamotors.com/

So readers ,just let us know “What do you think of Tata Motors association with Lionel Messi “? Your views matter ,so leave a comment & you might win an Exciting GIFT VOUCHER  .

Ending the note with Thanks ,She She!! 🙂


Love u JC!


12 thoughts on “A Handshake with Jackie Chan

  1. No doubt in it JC is a wonderful person… hats off to him for his deeds.

    Answer to your question :
    Tata Motors has earned the goodwill from giving the best and innovative Automobiles and it is also known as one the best Automobile Manufactures. And if you see the Lionel Messi , his throughout dedication, zeal , targeted goal of life and technically soundness make him big, achiever and remarkable position in the world.
    As per me, the association of Tata Motors and Messi is a grand amalgamation of two legendary entities of the world, and their amalgamation will definitely break down the clutters and affect the cut throat competition of Tata Motors. Tata motors will sure get a huge preference by the fans of Messi. This will sure make a record of Tata motors in the world of production or may be the highest selling automobiles.
    Tata motor’s main target is to give an impression on the large amount of crowd and this can be achieved only through the Messi, because the youth generation is crazy for MESSI and this can be smart move and a great achievement for Tata Motors they positioned MESSI as their BRAND AMBASSADOR .
    In the nutshell, Tata Motors , Messi joining hands will definitely give more soundness in technicality of promotional strategies and Messi’s influence will influence the audience for choosing Tata Motors and expand the business drastically.


  2. Hi Jhilmil
    Indeed the name of JC brings memories of nostalgia
    I am sure it must have been a great feeling for you be up a close and personal with a legend who is also very nice person and #madeofgreat
    Indeed a nicely written post. I wish you good luck for the contest
    Here is my answer
    The association of Tata Motors with Lionel Messi is that of two greats. Lionel Messi has been exceptionally talented who with his hard work, determination and sacrifices has got better and tougher in his chosen sport so is the Image, reputation and quality of TATA Motors that have transformed brilliant ideas into masterpieces of engineering and created a brand and products that we are so proud of as Indians. Lionel Messi has transformed his body and the mind body co-ordination into a masterpiece of precision and excellence it would not be wrong to say that Lionel Messi is the TATA Motors of sports where as TATA Motors is the Lionel Messi of vehicles both giants in their own spheres driven by the drive to excel and lead by example. So Lionel Messi is the best choice for becoming the brand Ambassador for TATA Motors


  3. Have seen himonly as a star . great to know about his good deed .Thanks for letting us know about his softer side .

    Then, here’s my answer for the legendary assioction between Tata Motors and Lionel Messie:

    Tata motors being the first Indian brand to associate itself with an international sports icon is truly being envied!. Yes! When two people with identical qualities merge, the brand power increases enormously. Just as expected Tata Motors is tasting it by the reach and vibrations it has created with its association with Lionel Messie.

    With both’s determination, dedication and power to conquer in their respective fields- their collaboration is surely a big hit and #madeofgreat indeed

    and if you haven’t read mine..please drop in at


  4. Wow Brilliant to know such a soft side of Jackie ,I was fan of him only as an actor. Really now would learn more about his charity & would imbibe similar thoughts & actions in my life ,It’s really great to know about being so simple even after having a life of stardom! Great post.

    Well for the question on Tata Motors & Messi ,I believe similar is the relationship which is more built on TRUST ,RESPECT ,LEADERSHIP ,all of which reflect TATA as a Brand & Lionel Messi as a player. The faith that people have on Messi when he turns on the field is the same when something associated to TATA is brought forward. SO I believe that this association will definitely create wonders ,it’ll help TATA Motors to achieve pinnacle of success but along with their innovative products for all segments !

    All the very best !


  5. You must surely be feeling on cloud 7 when you meet such a dynamic personality Jackie .. He is recognized for his Humanitarian across globe and I have seen work done by his foundation in UK and Australia Personally . So , it’s a right way to pay regards to his work.

    Regarding Tata and Messi , Messi is known to be Another Maradona , a player for whom football ground is a canvas and ball is the brush which he uses to create a Painting which leave the observers stunned . It took years to master those skills and similar can be said for TATA MOTORS . Right from Indica to recently announced ZICA to NANA . they have planned their product very well for target consumer and this deal is a win – win for both to expand and grow each other’s fan base . Surely Trust , Loyalty , Brand , Humbleness and Attention to their Fan/Customers applies to both of them .. Definitely this will gain a INDIAN BRAND desired Global Eyeballs and may be ” HAND OF GOD ” was behind this deal 🙂

    Anyway , Your posts are always interesting and keep up the good work .


  6. What a beautiful story, thanks for sharing this incredible experience!


    These are not mere words but a part of our soul. Not just the ones that we carry around in our individual bodies but that supreme soul that binds us all together in this universe. That is why we teach our children values and morals so that these little pockets of our souls do not die away. But when we look around at our modern day lifestyle and society,it leaves a lot to be desired, right? Wrong 🙂 I would say,as long as we have even 1 shred of humanity left,there is a ray of sunshine and that is what we see here.

    I am inspired by your story just as I am inspired by the stories of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi. As I said above about humanity and ray of sunshine, it is very few icons left in this world who make me feel that way. Both Tata and Messi definitely make it to this short list.

    When we talk about Tata Motors,we talk about the pride that every Indian feels because this is our truly global brand, a brand with a soul, with every product made to help us fly. This is a corporate behemoth that has not amassed its fortunes at the cost of the little man but by being a part of the very grassroots. The legacy of excellence and giving back to the society selflessly is so ingrained in Tata DNA that it has become part of folklore. Even today,in any Indian home, the moment a son/daughter gains employment in a Tata company, nobody talks about salary or CTC, they just thank their lucky stars that they are a part of Tata family. The very soul of India resides in Tata. Tata Motors has taken these very same values global, making Indians proud of what they represent. ‘Look,we represent excellence, with a dollop of old world values, with love and respect’ !

    When we look at Messi, we see a boy with dreams in his eyes and a man who has put everything he had in making them come true, and he did! With singleminded focus,dedication and hardwork, he has managed to outdo every obstacle he faced since his birth personally, healthwise and family financial situation wise. Every obstacle became just another step for him to grow and reach up the sky. And still, every time he walks out on the field, he plays with the same agility, alarcity and a a hunger to prove himself as if it is his first game! He hasn’t achieved his demi-God status without superhuman efforts.

    When these two demi-Gods of their respective fields come together, there are bound to be fireworks and that is exactly what it is! Purely from a corporate point of view, there are rare instances when we see such a perfect fit form. It can be called a divine sign that a symbol of vibrancy and dynamism like no other has taken shape with the partnership of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi. More than a mere advertising gambit,it is an amalgamation of those perhaps ‘lost’ values that the world needs more of,now more than ever. Maybe the Gods are finally happy!

    Prajakta Sinha


  7. Tata Motors’ association with Lionel Messi spells a significantly notable alliance that will steer the company towards favourable benefits. I always acknowledge Tata Motors as a distinctive name in Auto industry, which will not let the success ‘larger-than life’ elude from its fate now with a timeless guild with iconic figure Messi. I don’t see this union of Tata Motors as an aspirational effort for garnering some quick publicity and evoke specific reaction from myriad crowd with Celeb branding, but is rightly an embellished handshake for keeping up the pace to get to the pinnacle of success graph. To sum things up, I am joyous to see the brand and the star uniting for ‘One in a Million’ #madeofgreat power-packed drive ahead 🙂

    Shilpa Bindlish


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