‘Peo­ple like it when they hear us talk­ing in Hindi’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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