Thodupuzha: Wearing the beautiful silk gown and exquisite diamond jewellery, Dhanya Sojan felt like a real princess. Little did Dhanya know when she commented below a video posted by prominent jewellery group Malabar Gold and Diamonds that her words would change her life.
Dhanya (20), a native of Thodupuzha has been fighting a rare heart ailment called Congestive Heart Disorder, in which the heart functions at only 20% of its capacity. “I wish to wear like this and take lots of photoshoots. Malabar Gold and Diamonds, can you give a chance to wear your ornaments and take an ad shoot for you?” Dhanya had posted below the ad film for the Brides of India campaign that starred Bollywood stars Anil Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor”.
Malabar Gold was quick to respond to her comment and invited her for a filming session the next week itself. An ad campaign featuring Dhanya as a cheerful bride has already come out. Meanwhile, a short video that narrates the journey of Dhanya, which is directed by Rohan Mathew, was shared by Kareena Kapoor on her official instagram page. More a million people from around the world have watched this video within a few hours. They have been showering love and support to Dhanya ever since the video has gone viral.
After completing plus two in Kerala, Dhanya had flown to Canada to pursue her higher studies. It was in Canada that she was diagnosed with a chronic heart condition. She began treatment while attending the third-semester classes. Dhanya completed her final semester, staying at the hospital. After returning to Kerala, Dhanya continues her treatment at a private hospital in Ernakulam. The ad campaign featuring Dhanya was shot last month in Kochi. Her parents Sojan Joseph and Shanty Joseph and brothers Sebastian and Augustine are very supportive and are equally thrilled about Dhanya’s achievements.