Disappointed or relieved? Dhinchak Pooja videos taken off YouTube, thanks to Kathappa

Internet singing sensation Dhinchak Pooja’s videos have been deleted from Youtube after alleged copyright violation but here’s why social media is hailing ‘Kathappa’ this time.

entertainment Updated: Jul 12, 2017 18:54 IST
Pratik Prasenjit
Pratik Prasenjit
Hindustan Times
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Dhinchak Pooja’s videos have been removed from YouTube after a copyright claim by user named Kathappa Singh(YouTube screengrab)

Dhinchak Pooja fans suffered a rude shock on Tuesday evening after viral videos of the ‘singing sensation’ were deleted from her YouTube channel.

Dhinchak Pooja, who crooned songs like ‘Selfie maine le li aaj’, ‘Swag wali topi’ and ‘Dilon ka shooter’, took the internet by storm with her videos garnering over a million hits almost instantaneously. Her videos, despite the ‘cringeworthy’, ‘off-tune’ and other labels, became quite a rage and spurred even popular Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam to give them a shot.

According to reports, her videos were taken off YouTube after a user ‘Kathappa Singh’ allegedly reported her songs for copyright violation. Her latest video ‘Dilon ka shooter’, which she came up with after ‘public demand’ is still out there, though.

While it is unclear who this Kathappa is, the ‘Bahubali’ namesake is already being hailed as a saviour on social media sites, with some even invoking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promised ‘Achhe din’ slogan to drive home the moment of solace.

The videos were removed after a copyright claim by user named Kathappa Singh (Youtube/Screenshot)

Meanwhile, with the complainant’s identity remaining unknown, a question that lingers this time- Why did Kathappa kill ‘Dhinchak Pooja’ videos?

First Published: Jul 12, 2017 12:43 IST