Punjabi stars Diljit Dosanjh and Sonam Bajwa are the latest names to join the viral “Pawri ho ri hai” meme bandwagon. Diljit is currently shooting with Sonam for an upcoming film in Canada. He shared a video on Instagram, where he is heard saying: “Yeh hum hai, yeh humare director hai aur yahaan shooting ho ri hai.”
He then points at Sonam and then says: “Yeh Sonam hai, yeh uski costume hai aur usse thandi lag rahi hai”. Diljit will turn producer with the self-starring film Honsla Rakh. The film co-stars Sonam Bajwa and Bigg Boss 13 sensation Shehnaaz Gill, and is set to hit the screens on October 15.
The ‘pawri’ meme took the Internet by storm recently after Pakistani social media influencer Dananeer made a video
roasting ‘borgors’ (a term used for those in Pakistan who try to imitate Western culture). In the video, she said, “ye hamari car hai, ye hum haiaur ye hamari ‘pawri’ horahihai” (This is our car, this is us and we are having a party).
The 19-year-old Pakistani student who shot to fame after her five-second video 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 ‘pawri’ meme was instantly picked up and used in public service announcements, ads, etc, across the border. 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.
Music composer Yashraj Mukhate created an edit of the ‘Pawri Ho Rahi Hai’ video by Pakistani influencer Dananeer and now the influencer has taken things up a notch higher. Grooving to the beats created by Yashraj, Dananeer has created a fun video with two of her friends. Using a chair and spoons as props, she made a funny video with her friends where all three are wearing shirts with the text ‘PawriHoRahi Hai.’
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.