Mathura, June 17 : Ashish Sharma of Uttar Pradesh's Mathura city attempted an unusual feat to break a world record of watching films non-stop for the longest time.
During his marathon movie-watching attempt, Ashish watched 48 Bollywood films for over 120 hours and ended his feat on Monday here. He started at 11:08 a.m (IST) on June 11 and ended up at 8:12 p.m. (IST) on Monday (June 16).
Sharma surpassed the previous record of 117 hours and four minutes set bylaudia Wavra of Germany.
Ravi Shankar Godara, a Guinness Record holder, confirmed Sharma making the record.
Godara set the Guinness Record on May 20, 2007 for memorizing most birthdays in two minutes and got the eligibility of participating in any Guinness World Record event attempt and observe it.
"The record was first made by Claudia Wavra from Germany for 117 hours and four minutes and Ashish was supposed to break it. He started on June 11,2008 and followed the stated rules and regulations of the Guinness Book of World Records as provided to me," said Ravi Shankar Godara.
Ravi Shankar Godara also said that the longest movies watching marathon record breaker was duly checked by a doctor after every four hours.
The conditions also stipulated that the duration of each movie should not be less than 90 minutes and the participant can have rest for 10 minutes after each film.
Ashish, however, said that his attempt to enter the Guinness World Records was to bring the name of his native place Mathura into record books.
"I saw a book of the Guinness Book of World Records in a library in Nehru Place market of New Delhi. After studying it I felt there was no mention of Mathura in such a book of records. So, I decided to do something that will place Mathura in the record book," he said.
Ashish, however, will be issued the world record title one month later after scrutiny of his data, statements of witnesses, CDs and DVDs. By Brajesh Kr. Singh