Online video pokes fun at Kejriwal, AAP takes it in ‘right’ spirit
When AIB decided to spoof Arvind Kejriwal, they added Alok Nath to their trademark brand of funnies. So as far as spoofs go, Nayak 2 – The common man rises is super funny. And it has babuji's aashirwaad too!tv Updated: Jan 29, 2014 10:34 IST
Spoofs on political parties are not new. But what’s uncommon is party members taking the spoof on their party in the right spirit and sharing it with the aam aadmi. The video has been conceptualised by a comedy collective, called All India Bakchod.
While the video, called Nayak 2: The Common Man Rises, has already had a million hits, it was AAP leader Yogender Yadav retweeting the video saying “I loved this take off on Arvind bhai! Hope you enjoy it too” that got the political party applause.
“While many political parties do not take things in the right spirit, the AAP leadership shows they have a sense of humour. See, they are aam aadmi after all,” says Akash Krishna, a lawyer, who,too, watched the video.
In fact, Yadav himself got a few tweets congratulating him for “setting an example”. One such tweet read: @insanebaba: @AapYogendra @ArvindKejriwal Thank you for setting an example, that there are some people who can take jokes as JOKES”. People are delighted to see that there is a political party that can laugh at themselves. “How many political parties can laugh at themselves? AAP definitely can. Thumbs up to them,” says Garima Sharma, a teacher.
The makers of the video also praised the AAP leader for being a sport. They tweeted: @AllIndiaBakchod: @AapYogendra Thank you! You are a sport and we’re fans! Keep going strong!
The video has also provoked a few AAP supporters. However, the makers say they “have received messages from several people from AAP and a bunch of senior leaders from the party have also retweeted the video”.
(with inputs from HT Correspondent)