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Bappi Lahiri BTS mashup and Russian tribute make a viral comeback

A BTS fan-edit mashup and a grooving Russian performer, dance videos on Bappi Da’s popular Bollywood hits are trending again

Pooja Mitra | Published 18.02.22, 08:32 PM
Old videos on Bappi Lahiri songs have made a trending comeback

Old videos on Bappi Lahiri songs have made a trending comeback

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Bappi Lahiri’s grooving number from 1982 film Namak Halaal and Amitabh Bacchan’s famous hook steps are an instant hit even in 2022. The OG Disco King of India who gifted music lovers timeless numbers like Pag Ghungroo, I am a Disco Dancer, Tamma Tamma, Yaad Aa Raha Hai, Ramba Ho passed away on February 15 at the age of 69, leaving his fans across the globe mourning. 

As the netizens pay tribute on social media, an interesting throwback video has seen the light of the day, and BTS ARMY+BappiDa lovers can’t keep calm! The fan-edit video from 2020 shows the seven members of Bangtan Boys, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook grooving to Pag Ghungroo. The seamless editing skills have been lauded by the netizens, as the video trends again.

One of Bappi Da’s many numbers that transcended borders was I am a disco dancer from the 1982 film Disco Dancer. The fact that it reached Russia is documented in this 2015 video from a talent show, where a performer is seen singing the number and dancing to it — shiny disco outfit and the works included — amid cheers from the judges. 

Along with the BTS mashup, this is another old video that has seen new light with netizens celebrating the spirit of the song once again.

If you have been bobbing your head and grooving while watching these videos, you’ll be happy to know that this is not the first time Bollywood numbers have got on the international trending circuit or been used in a mash up. 

Famous French dancer Jika regularly posts videos of him dancing in his own signature style to popular Bollywood numbers, like this one on Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko.

And BTS fans, who’ve always spoken about the versatility of the boys’ dance steps, have numerous mashup videos with Hindi songs. One that broke the internet was BTS grooving to Chunari Chunari from Biwi No. 1. If you are Salman Bhai and BTS fan, here’s the video to groove this weekend.

Last updated on 18.02.22, 08:32 PM
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