‘People like it when they hear us talking in Hindi’
Bollywood, which often boasts of a global fan base, saw two sisters from Germany turn into internet sensations thanks to a video compilation featuring them lip-syncing to some iconic dialogues from Hindi films. The sisters — Khatera
Grzmotbilski and Breshna Hamid — chose some popular Govinda films and the cult classic Andaz Apna Apna (1994) for their Dubsmash video, which has gone viral with over four lakh views.
While both admit that the fame on social media “was not at all expected”, they reveal that they learned Hindi as kids through desi films. “Our dad made us watch Hindi films. So we have grown up on them and we have learnt the language just like we did our mother tongue,” says the younger one, Breshna, who is staying in Mumbai to try her luck in Hindi films.
“We were just watching other people’s Dubsmash videos and decided to give it a try. But I never expected people to like it so much. They really like to see us speak Hindi fluently,” she says. Elder sister Khatera is a filmmaker, and says Bollywood films are a rage in their country. “I think there is so much colour and music in Hindi films, unlike cinema back home. That’s what attracts people to those films and they are so famous in our country,” Khatera says.