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Hundreds gather at Connaught Place to celebrate ‘Rap King’s ‘Bol Na Aunty Aau Kya’

An event invite to friends on Facebook resulted in people coming together to celebrate ‘Rap King’ Omprakash Mishra’s song.

music Updated: Sep 13, 2017 00:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Omprakash Mishra,Rap King,Aunty Ki Ghanti
A Facebook event resulted in people coming together to celebrate ‘Rap King’ Omprakash Mishra’s song ‘Aunty Ki Ghanti’(Screengrab from Rap King’s song)

When Omprakash Mishra went to audition for the reality talent show Indian Idol, judges Farah Khan and Anu Mallik probably didn’t foresee how famous he was going to get.

Mishra’s claim to fame is cringe-worthy rap song he uploaded to YouTube in 2015. His ‘Aunty Ki Ghanti’ about a young boy’s infatuation with a woman relatively older than him has since attained a cult status of sorts.

So, when a Facebook page called Shit Indians Say started an event - Shouting “Bolna Aunty Aau Kya” - which they said would be held in the heart of New Delhi, no one thought it was for real.

Although over 13,000 people said they were interested in attending the flash mob, it all seemed like a joke.

That was until Connaught Place witnessed an unusual gathering on Sunday. It wasn’t a group of protesters or a bunch of artists but a band of girls and boys, who could be heard shouting two lines from the song in a loop:

“Bol na Aunty aaun kya,

Ghanti mein bajaun kya,

Shot mein lagaun kya”

After Dhinchak Pooja captured people’s imagination earlier this year, Mishra witnessed a rebirth of sorts and became the fodder for memes on social media.

Mishra’s video has over 2,703,716 views, 25,000 likes and 48,000 dislikes.

First Published: Sep 12, 2017 16:58 IST