Bollywood comedy star and actor Johny Lever is the father of two kids, daughter Jamie Lever and son Jesse Lever. 31 yr old Jamie Lever has been making a mark with her comedy acts by appearing on shows like ‘Comedy Circus’, Akshay Kumar’s ‘The Great Indian Laughter’ among others and she also appeared in Kapil Sharma’s debut film ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’. Jamie’s younger brother may not have yet appeared on the small or big screen but the fitness enthusiast who boasts of six pack abs, is known in the social media space already. The 29 yr old elder son of Johny Lever has finally made his acting debut too by appearing alongside Boman Irani in a TVC for a mustard oil company. Jesse plays a boxer while Boman portrays his boxing coach. In the hilarious video, after winning the first round, boxer Jamie gets punches thrown at him by his own coach(Boman) who’s trying to give him tips for the next one. This results badly once he gets back in the rink, eventually falling down hard on the ground.
And this is when Boman appears in his original self on screen saying “specialist ka kaam specialist hi kar sakta hai, mustard oil ke liye bharosa kariye sirf…” promoting the mustard oil brand he shot the TVC sequence for. Also interestingly, the Ad is directed by Boman’s son Kayoze Irani. 31 yr old Kayoze is also an actor and has featured in Bollywood films like ‘Student of The Year’ and ‘Youngistaan’.
Watch the TVC feturing Johny Lever’s son Jamie with Boman Irani, below:
Jamie is thrilled to have shot this Ad with Boman and he posted pictures posing with the veteran actor on his social media page captioning them- “Shot this fun, crazy TVC (my first actually) for @pmarkmustardoil with the amazing @boman_irani Sir ???????? directed by: @kayozeirani Thank you to everyone at #iranimovietone #love #peace #joy #thankyoulord ❤️”
He also posted a screen grab from the TVC getting punched by Boman Irani on his Insta-story but wrote in text over it- “Bohot maara Boman Irani Sir ne! But every punch is a blessing for me”
Jesse Lever’s Insta story
For the unversed, Johny Lever’s son Jesse has also battled cancer at the mere age of 10 back in 2000. Father Johny Lever while talking about his film career, opened up on his son’s struggle in an interview with TOI in 2014. He was asked ‘You were a part of practically every film in the 90s, but then disappeared in the last decade. Was that by design?’. He replied, “In 2000, my son Jesse was only ten when he was detected with tumour. That changed my life and it made me forget comedy. I did only one film and one show in one year. It was not financially enough, but I did not want to reduce the money as it lowers your position as an artiste. I felt without my asking, God had brought me to this position, now it is my job to maintain it. I sacrificed both roles and shows, but did not agree to work for less”.
And while Jesse, who’s also a singer and a drummer, just made his acting debut, he does not want to do comedy like his dad. He told HT in 2017- “Initially, I thought I should only do comedy and stand-up, like dad. But when I started doing stand-up, all my acts flopped! On the other hand, I bagged many best actor awards when I acted in serious roles in college plays. I decided to focus on drama and music”.
On a related note, Jesse-Jamie’s father Johny Lever has finally got on to the Instagram page too and the veteran Bollywood actor has already made two updates upon his Instagram debut with also actor Vrajesh Hirjee giving him warm welcome through one of these, in a video message.
Jonhy Lever captioned his first pic: “Hello! It’s good to see you here..”
And in the message with the video he wrote: “My first #instagram video..Thanks @vrajeshhirjee for this one. Many more to come. Stay tuned!”