Celebrities get a kick out of #BottleCapChallenge

Get your bottles, camera and roundhouse kicks ready

By The Telegraph in Calcutta
  • Published 4.07.19, 6:19 PM
  • Updated 4.07.19, 6:38 PM
  • a min read
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Jason Statham, Tiger Shroff and Akshay Kumar perform the #BottleCapChallenge. (Image compilation from Twitter and Instagram)

2018 was the year of Kiki and Momo challenges. The #BottleCapChallenge is ruling 2019 at present. While the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014 raised awareness and donations towards the motor neuron disease and had a social cause, the #BottleCapChallenge is a fairly harmless viral challenge which requires you to unscrew the cap of a bottle with a roundhouse kick without knocking the bottle over.

The videos taken in slow motion add a dramatic dimension to it. The origin of the challenge is still unclear but action-movie-star Jason Statham posted a 23-second Instagram video of him performing the challenge which had more than 14.5 million views by Wednesday.

It may have started with Kazakh Taekwondo champion Farabi Davletchin. Last week Davletchin posted a cap-kicking video on Instagram with the hashtag #farakickschallenge. He challenged several celebrities, including Jason Statham, Conor McGregor, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jackie Chan.

The hashtag did not really catch on but the challenge did. 

Many Bollywood celebrities have also accepted the challenge including Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff who have starred in action movies.

So all you need is a bottle, a slightly unscrewed cap (cheating hack alert), a camera and some time to hone your skill to pull off a roundhouse kick.