Yashraj on his Kokilaben video: Never expected it go viral this way

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Yashraj Mukhate from Aurangabad rose to fame when he remixed a dialogue from TV show Saath Nibhana Saathiya with some beats and background score. The video features Kokila (Rupal Patel) scolding her bahu Gopi and Rashi for keeping the cooker on the gas stove without chane (chickpea) .The video is close to reaching three million views on Instagram. The 24-year-old has now become a social media star after this video. 

Yashraj said in an interview with Dainik Bhaskar that this one dialogue changed his life. When this video was uploaded on the evening of August 20, there were 25 thousand followers on Instagram at the time, now within a week, more than seven lakhs have been reached. At the same time, subscribers of YouTube have also increased from 10 thousand to now have crossed 1 million.

Yashraj said one day I watched this video while scrolling on Facebook. I understood that the dialogue of this character has tone and rhythm. This inspired me, after that, I put music and harmonies in it. After this video, I got a call from Roopal Ji, who plays Kokilaben. I felt that she had called me to scold me, but she appreciated my work. 

The social media star said that I have been a fan of Anurag Kashyap since childhood. He messaged me after seeing my work and said that come to meet the studio sometime, let’s do something together. This was the most motivational comment for me so far. 

Yashraj said, “I went to audition in Indian Idol in 2016. There were three rounds before the studio round and I was knocked out in the first round. I sang the first word of the song ‘Tujhse Hi…’ that the team asked me to go out, they had not even heard my full voice. After this audition, I thought that I had to focus on the rest of my skill, not on singing. However, later when I composed my songs, people also liked my voice a lot. ”

Yashraj made his first piano cover of the English song ‘Wake Me Up …’. This was his first video on YouTube.

(Source – Dainik Bhaskar)

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