Meet Ssumier Pasricha: Pammi Aunty aka SRK’s lookalike

Ssumeir Pasricha, more commonly known as Pammi Aunty talks to us about what made him take up a project like this.
Ssumier Pasricha who plays Pammi Aunty is an internet sensation.
Ssumier Pasricha who plays Pammi Aunty is an internet sensation.
Updated on Jul 18, 2016 11:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Celebrity lookalikes have become the talk of the town ever since , social media spotted actor Priyanka Chopra’s doppelganger and now here is one of Shah Rukh Khan lookalike. But this time it’s kind of different because this doppelganger - Ssumier Pasricha has been a star in his own right but it was only later that his resemblance with actor SRK was recognised .

Q. What was your inspiration for you channel Pammi Aunty?

A. Well talking about my inspiration , it was just a random funny video I posted on snapchat and that video created a lot of buzz., it got appreciated and shared and that’s what inspired me to do more of this stuff. I named my channel much later after this video.

Q. What made you create the character Pammi Aunty?

A. Every Punjabi family has such a character who like to crib and gossip all the time and about almost everything and being born and brought up in a Punjabi family I have been surrounded by these characters so that’s what inspired me to create Pammi Aunty. Pammi is also a very Punjabi name so it also has a Punjabi connect to it.

Q. What is the kind of response that your channel has been getting?

A. It’s been getting a lot of love and has grown with time. People have given me a lovely response and a lot of fans have been telling me that they can relate with the character or there aunts are just very similar to the charcter. Now Pammi Aunty has become bigger than Ssumeir Pasricha and it’s become my recognition somehow.

Q. You are being called SRK’s doppelganger, how do you feel about it?

A. SRK is too big for me to be compared with. But I’m quite happy with the comparison and I do think we have a few things in common in terms of looks like the face cut, eyes and the beard. I have been told a lot of times before too that we have a lot of features in common.

Q. Are you a SRK fan? What are your favourite films of him?

A. I am a big fan of SRK. I love his work in Devdas and Chak de.

Q. Which social media platform are you most active on?

A. I mostly post videos on Instagram and Facebook. I am also very active on Snapchat.

Q. You’ve been in both Delhi and Bombay so which city do you prefer and why?

A. Anytime Bombay, I earn my bread and butter from here.

Q. So besides for your channel Pammi Aunty, what are other things that you do?

Read:Pammi Aunty is the best thing that can happen to you today. Hor ki!

A.I am also a fashion photographer, singer and TV host but I think that my channel Pammi Aunty has taken over all these professions of mine.

Q. Recently actor Rishi Kapoor also tweeted about your channel. How do you feel about it?

A. I just have one word to say about it “honoured.”

Q. Who are your favourite comedians?

A. I really look up to the work of comedians Amol Palekar, Dharmendra and Johnny Lever.

Q. How do you feel about comedy shows? Have you thought of being a part of one?

A. I love every form of creativity and I would love to be part of one if destiny allows me to.


    Nikita Sachdev reports on Page 3 parties and cultural events for the daily entertainment and lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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