Every village has one or two great singers he says

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Close-Up toothpaste. Every village has one or two great singers, he says. "They just never get a chance to show their talent." Mr. Sharma's specialty is rattling off the slogans of the brands that have hired him. Nestle noodles are "Easy to eat, fun to eat." "Castrol promises 33% more." And, "Did you wash your hands with Lifebuoy today?" He travels by road more than 5,000 miles a month, visiting as many as three remote villages a day, often getting stuck on dirt roads and in floods. He sleeps in cheap hotel rooms with the four others on his team, or in his truck. He can't go home for months at a time, bathrooms are scarce, and he has trouble finding appetizing food. His hair is orange from being in the sun all the time. He usually gets two shirts monogrammed with the logos of the latest promotion. He washes one by hand every day so he has a clean one for the next day. It isn't quite the fulfillment of his dream of singing at the best hotels, but he does get to perform every day and has made a lot more money than he made singing at weddings. "Now, I can afford to be married," he says during a break behind his truck. He tied the knot last month. His bosses have promised him that he won't have to travel so much now, but he has a better idea. "I will anchor shows together with my wife," he says. "Then we will get double the pay." --- Vibhuti Agarwal and Sonya Misquitta contributed to this article. License this article from Dow Jones Reprint Service Document J000000020090610e56a0002o
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