19-year-old Pakistani student who shot to fame after her five-second video (pawri ho rahi) went viral on social media across the subcontinent, hopes numerous renditions of her monologue will translate into more dialogue between rival neighbours India and Pakistan.
The short video shot by Dananeer Mobeen in the Nathaigali mountains of northern Pakistan and uploaded onto Instagram shows a group of youngsters enjoying themselves by a roadside.
Swinging around the device she is filming on, Mobeen gestures behind her and says in Urdu, “This is our car, this is us, and this is our party taking place.”
Seemly innocuous, she deliberately mispronounces the English word “party” as “pawri” to poke fun at South Asians who adopt Western accents. It immediately struck a chord in both India and Pakistan, sparking top trending hashtags on social media, and garnering millions of views and hundreds of spin-offs.
“It was the most random video. I initially had no intention of uploading it,” Mobeen said, expressing surprise at how viral it had gone and adding the trend showed the power and reach of social media.
Jumping the ‘pawri ho rhi hai’ wagon, a man shared another version of the phrase on Twitter on February 18. A Twitter user posted a video of two Indian Army men who gave the phrase their own twist.
The clip has been viewed more than 2 lakh times on Twitter and has gained over 8000 likes. Netizens are expressing their love and gratitude to the soldiers in the comments, thanking them for their service.
The world has been taken over by a party trend ‘Pawri Ho Rahi Hai’. Many Bollywood celebs are coming up with some super fun and interesting memes after ‘Yeh humari pawri ho rahi hai’ video of a Pakistani girl went viral.
BJP National President JP Nadda gave his own version to the viral ‘Pawri Ho Rahi Hai’ trend recently when he visited West Bengal for a rally. Watch video
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