Never off duty: Pakistani reporter dons groom’s attire, covers own wedding
Hanan Bukhari, who works with Pakistan’s City 41 channel, appeared on-air in his wedding attire and interviewed his family members including his father, wife and mother-in-law about the occasion.Updated: Feb 06, 2018 13:40 IST
A Pakistani journalist has taken his “dedication” for his profession to another level by covering his own wedding for the local television channel he works for.
Hanan Bukhari, who works with Pakistan’s City 41 channel, appeared on-air in his wedding attire and interviewed his family members including his father, wife and mother-in-law about the occasion.
“My family members and I are very happy today. Since ours is a love marriage, my wife and her family members are happy too,” the visibly excited Bukhari said before interviewing his father, who spoke at length about the “good qualities” of his son.
Bukhari, who introduced himself as a Majnu, then walked up to his newly-wedded wife and asked her how she felt about marrying him. He also asked her about the arrangements - a rally of sports cars and bikes he had brought for the wedding ceremony.
Not everyone was particularly amused with Bukhari reporting but his “extreme dedication” by not taking a day off on the day of his wedding made him the butt of jokes on social media.
Here are some of the reactions the now viral video has garnered
And Reporter of the year is this Pakistani journalist who covered his own wedding and interviewed wife 😂 https://t.co/kmh3yC9KG5— Sana Jamal (@Sana_Jamal) February 6, 2018
The City 41 reporter covering his own wedding is a postmodern Pakistani treasure. He proudly shares his big day.— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) February 4, 2018
Don’t make fun of him. Think about what the media has done for thousands like him. And for millions of us.
Congratulations to him, his wife and his whole family.
Level of Pakistan Media. A pkaistani Journalist reporting in his own wedding. This is insanehttps://t.co/wtrpKgESO7— Vaibhav Kukreti (@RahulSh36944869) February 6, 2018
Pakistanis have long lamented the electronic media in the country as prime time shows often feature hate speech and dubious commentators. This time electronic media is the spotlight for a different reason: the fact that City 41 reporter Hanan Bukhari reported on his own wedding. pic.twitter.com/JVylPEWVnm— *Dr Barkat SOOMRO* (@DrBarkatSoomro) February 5, 2018
Only in Pakistan would a TV reporter cover his own wedding by interviewing his father and his bride... https://t.co/gB64JsenAb— Arsalan Iftikhar (@TheMuslimGuy) February 4, 2018
Reporting goals for #2018 😎 pic.twitter.com/C9ACi34Toi— Javeria Siddique (@javerias) February 4, 2018
Camera rolling. Reporter: 'Karachi se' *random person enters frame*— Sheldon D'souza (@TheShelrock) February 6, 2018
Reporter: 'Karachi se' *random person enters frame*
Remember this? #PakReportersAreFun
"This Pakistani reporter covered his own wedding"https://t.co/iWsnIrGsIg
This is not the first time a journalist from Pakistan has succeeded in becoming an internet sensation.
Chand Nawab took social media by storm in 2008 when a video of him trying to keep his cool while recording a piece-to-camera on the stairway of a busy railway station went viral.
The scene was later re-enacted by actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan in 2015.