A video of a man singing the song Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye went viral on social media and received praise from the Bollywood fraternity.
Many people including Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Kunal Kapoor praised this sweet video of a man singing “Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye”.
Kunal Kapoor called on internet users to support the singer. He wrote: âAwesome! You can support this very talented and innovative musician wherever you are. The power of UPI and technology.
Brilliant! You can support this very talented and innovative musician wherever you are. The power of UPI and technology ðð https://t.co/pZ6NHtdK6q
– Kunal Kapoor (@kapoorkkunal) 10 October 2021
Wow. How cool !! https://t.co/5sP4C2SlZq
– Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) 10 October 2021
The clip was originally posted to Twitter and Instagram using the handle @ ankit.today with a caption that read: “When talent meets technology, the possibilities are endless.”
I shot a video of young Shakeel playing in Mumbai on Sunday. In 2 days, people donated for all of her music school fees, @iHrithik & @kapoorkkunal shared it and it was the subject of news! @TwitterIndia is a force for good! â¥ ï¸ðhttps://t.co/Z1c1ywk5gi
– Ankit. Today (@ankitv) 12 October 2021
The performing man, identified as Shakeel, can be seen singing the song while strumming his guitar in front of a small crowd.
As the camera moves to the right, a sign with the singer’s phone number, Instagram ID and UPI QR code is revealed and anyone who wants to help help him follow his passion is revealed. A message read: “Thanks for the contribution, this pays my music school fees.”
Once shared, the video garnered over 65,000 views and around 539 retweets.
Overwhelmed by the response Shakeel received on the video, he re-shared the clip to his Instagram account while thanking the user who shared the video for “changing his life.”
“The viral video that caught everyone’s attention, @ ankit.today sir, you literally changed my life by sharing this, I want to thank everyone who watched me play, cheered me on and contributed to my cause I am very grateful and grateful to each of you, I am blessed to be able to do what I love.
âTo this day, none of my parents, family or friends knew what I was doing. I want to tell all of you that I am a street musician (street artist) and I am proud of it, I finally had the courage to reveal my identity publicly.
In his message, he also thanked Hrithik and Kunaal for their support and courage towards him.