Chand Nawab stealing the limelight!
“Karachi se log apnon mein Eid manane ke liye androoni mulk jaa rahe hain. Cameraman Kamil Yusuf ke saath, Chand Nawab, Indus News, Karachi.”
Karachi Se report by Chand Nawab
Chand Nawab, a Pakistani reporter/journalist, had no clue that his basic coverage of the Eid celebrations in Karachi would make him famous some years ago. The popular video shows him stumbling over his words and individuals stepping up to the camera, adding to his irritation. It got so popular that actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui portrayed it in the film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’!
This video is now available to you! On a website named ‘Foundation. App,’ it has been placed up for auction as an NFT (Non-Fungible Token). Its minimum bid is 20 Ethereum Tokens, which is about $67,500.
Karachi Se video auction as NFT
The description reads, “I’m Chand Nawab, a journalist, and reporter by profession. In 2008, a video of me surfaced on YouTube in which I fumbled while reporting Eid Festival frenzy at a Railway station. While reporting, I was contently interrupted by people, my fumbling and constant irritation made this video viral getting millions of views on YouTube and Facebook. My popularity again surged in 2016 when my viral video inspired Indian filmmaker Kabir Khan to create Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character in his 2015 blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan. I got fame overnight getting a lot of love and appreciation from India and Pakistan especially from Bollywood star Salman Khan and another cast of Bajrangi Bhaijaan.”
Many internet users were eager to purchase this as soon as the news emerged. They also believed that it would attract a big number of people interested in purchasing the DVD.
This video, for those who are unaware, has gone viral across all social media platforms. His persona was so popular that Kabir Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was based on him. Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui portrayed ‘Chand Nawab’ in the film and acted in this scene. The persona was entirely fictitious, with the Karachi-based journalist serving as the sole inspiration.
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