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‘Come on now, follow my lead’: Modi sings Shape of You and the internet is lovin’ it

Inspired by the American cover versions, the 19-year old music producer from Kerala wanted to show how good Indians could be when it comes to creating mashups.

music Updated: Jul 03, 2017 16:02 IST
Narendra Modi,Ed Sheeran’s,Tony Tarz
Posted on YouTube by musician Tony Tarz, the mashup video has amassed more than 1 million views within days. (HT\Filephoto)

The internet is going gaga over the latest mashup of Ed Sheeran’s worldwide hit ‘Shape of You’ featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

And Tony Tarz is the man you should thank for the video. The 19-year old passionate music producer from Kerala was inspired by the American cover versions of the hit song, which has given birth to dozens of mashups, as he just wanted to show how good Indians could be when it comes to creating mashups.

“This video is created not to under estimate our modi ji but to show not only Americans but also we Indians too know how to make this type videos (sic),” Tarz wrote.

With this video, Modi joins the likes of former US president Barack Obama, US president Donald Trump and Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau, whose Shape of You parodies are already a hit on the internet.

The video has amassed more than 1,00,000 views till now and social media users can’t stop admiring the brilliant editing of the video, a compilation of bit and pieces from the Prime Minister’s speeches.

“how on earth did u even get all those words?? editing must have been a nightmare!(sic)” commented one YouTube user.

Another user wrote, “Ahhhhhh Finally somebody for India !! Awesome editing !! It must have taken ages!”

Released on January 6, 2017, Sheeran’s Shape of You broke records by topping the singles charts in 30 countries. It remains one of the most-watched music videos on YouTube, with more than 670 million views and counting.

First Published: Jul 03, 2017 15:25 IST