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Richa Chadha Taught Us Covid-19 Protocols in 'Gangs of Wasseypur' Way Before 2020

Screengrab from the video uploaded by Richa Chadha.

Screengrab from the video uploaded by Richa Chadha.

Nagma Khatoon played by Richa Chadha in 'Gangs of Wasseypur' knew what necessary protocols one had to follow in a Covid-19 world.

Nagma Khatoon knew it all along. The covid-19 pandemic changed the way we eat, drink, or even breathe the air. Meeting friends and family became a distant dream, offices and school classes moved online, social distancing turned into the new normal. The experts and doctors across the world issued a handful of protocols namely proper sanitisation, wearing a face mask, and not venturing out if absolutely necessary to keep the deadly virus at bay. These steps are still very much relevant in today’s world that has a vaccine in it.

But did you know Nagma Khatoon, the memorable character portrayed by Richa Chadha, issued some of these Covid-19 protocols 9 years ago in the critically acclaimed “Gangs of Wasseypur"? While this of course isn’t the reality, a hilarious mashup shared by the OG Nagma aka Richa Chadha shows the character “lived" in a Covid-19 world in the dark comedy crime cinema that has achieved cult status since its two-part release in 2012.

In the short video shared by Chadha, Nagma can be seen practicing social distancing, serving a nutritious meal, not going too easy on maskless anti-vaxxers and even giving financial advice in the testing times of coronavirus.


Meanwhile, in an unrelated event, a Twitter user had “predicted" coronavirus back in 2013.

Posted by @Marco_Acorte on Twitter, it just read, “Corona virus….its coming."

While there was no other explanation for the tweet other than it implying he meant it for the generic group of ‘coronavirus’ and not specifically Covid-19, it blew up a year ago too, when the pandemic had in full-sway hit the world. You cannot edit the date or backdate a tweet on Twitter.

The word ‘coronavirus’ itself existed long before 2020 and even before 2013, they imply a generic name for the disease group. The tweet went viral at the same time that a study had resurfaced from China, where the pandemic first hit, on ‘predicting’ the virus, albeit in 2015. A document had reportedly been found wherein Chinese scientists and health officials are found discussing a “new era of genetic weapons" that could be “artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus, then weaponised and unleashed. The document was written before the pandemic in 2015.

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