“I have a new digital family”

Dananeer Mobeen, 19, who became an overnight sensation after his five-second ‘pawri ho rahi hai’ video went viral across subcontinents. In an exclusive interaction with News18’s Star Talk, the Pakistani college student reveals that the video has changed her life in a way that it has added more love, appreciation, and a lot of new people to her life. She has met many new people on social media platforms who have now become a new family and calls them her “digital family”. The viral video has already inspired many marketing campaigns, movie stars and many more to come up with their own versions.

Asked how she felt when the creator of Pawri’s viral video, musician Yashraj Mukhate showed her the clip, Dananeer said she was definitely shocked. She had seen the content creator’s work earlier and particularly liked the rap song Rasode Mein Kaun Tha. She says it was a happy time for her because Yashraj’s work with video and music was really creative.

Dananeer is a self-admitted fan of Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor. When asked what would be a question, she would like to ask Bollywood stars. Dananeer says she would like to ask King Khan, “How he manages to stay so grounded after achieving all he has.” He hasn’t lost touch yet and is as nice as he can get. To Kareena, whom she called an icon, Dananeer said the actress has her charm. She wonders how these stars have come a long way in the industry and stay true to themselves. Not only her, but her family are a huge fan of SRK star Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

Referencing the character of Kareena in the film, Poo’s style, Dananeer dedicates his own dialogue which has also become iconic. She said, “Ye principal hoon, ye kabhi khushi kabhi ghum hai aur tumhe itna sundar lagne ka koi haq nahi hai. How dare you. ”When asked if she agrees that her meme has become a bridge of trust between two countries – India and Pakistan, she replied“ definitely. ”She is grateful that she was able to be a pioneer in this field, she saw love flow across the border and she hopes things will improve from here.

Indians overwhelmingly loved the video and Dananeer only likes the citizens of his neighboring country. At a young age of 19, she saw so much popularity, so would she like to pursue a career in film? To that, she says it’s early to answer them as she is still exploring the avenue. She still needs to discuss things with her family and other considerations need to be taken into account as well, she says. However, she says she might consider it in the near future.

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Speaking about herself and her future plans, Dananeer mentions that she is done with her A-level and has applied to college, which starts from next September. It is located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.

What can we expect from her next? She says she wants to reiterate that her Pawri video was really hit and miss and it wasn’t intentional. As she signs up, she says she hasn’t planned anything for her next one yet, but she’s sure new things will be posted on her blog and YouTube channel soon.