When Apple announced iOS 14, the new operating system for iPhones back in June 2020, there was a lot of social media chatter around the tech-giant taking heavy “inspirations” from its rival Google Android. While features such as home screen widgets and picture-in-picture support especially got the loudest cheer on Twitter from Apple fans, these features had already been native to Android phones, something the users didn’t shy away from reminding their rival iOS counterpart. But did you know it’s not just Android that Apple took its inspirations from? In fact, Apple watched the 2008 Bollywood movie Chamku before coming up with its very own wireless Bluetooth earbuds called AirPods in 2016.
If you’ve not already guessed it, yep it’s a joke. But not for a true Bobby Deol stan account whose recent tweet showing the actor using “AirPods” in 2008 movie, well before they were launched by Apple, has sent the Internet and desi fans in a frenzy.
Was Bobby Deol a time traveller? Are AirPods actually AirBobs?
Lord Bobby using AirPods in 2008 pic.twitter.com/PqwJZ5EHsk
— Bobbywood (@Bobbywood_) March 8, 2021
Bobby Deol was ahead of his time, felt many. Using wireless buds in 2008? Elon Musk, who?
Bobby could decrypt passwords just like that https://t.co/UsIWy10MKK
— arun p (@arun_6466) March 8, 2021
Humraaj movie me video calling bhi kar li thi.
— Sanjay Kumar (@Sensiblesanjay9) March 8, 2021
@Puneite_ lord bobby was ahead of his time
— John Doe (@ronitchotlani) March 8, 2021
Where do you think apple got the idea from? 🙌🔥
— Kshitij Sharma (@kayZ_04_FCB) March 8, 2021
— Sanyukta (@dramadhikari) March 8, 2021
The now-viral tweet, which trended in India on Monday, features a still from Chamku, a 2008 Bollywood action-thriller starring Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, and Danny Denzongpa.
Scroll to 53:00 mark to see time-traveller Bobby Deol.
Meanwhile, in a recent interview, Bobby Deol said that it took him some time to accept the fact that he would have to settle for roles lesser than the lead.
“I used to be a big star once upon a time but things didn’t work out. My market value went down. I went through a phase where I couldn’t understand why this happened and I started giving up,” Bobby told IANS.
The actor added that it was when his kids wondered why he was at home, did he realise that it was time to get back to work.
“When I saw my kids noticing me sitting at home, it dawned on me that I am an actor and my job is to perform and play characters, and not just the main lead. As an actor, I realised that I needed to prove myself and that’s how I started looking at things,” he said.
(With IANS inputs)