There were times when Indian media-hyped unprivileged people. Every now and then just to gain TRPs media tries to create a viral sensation out of those who are unprivileged. And overall, it’s just like circus attractions. So here are some of the example from Baba Ka Dhaba to Pradeep Mehra that you can’t deny.
1. Baba Ka Dhaba
No one knew the name of Baba Ka Dhaba. But it all happened when a blogger during the pandemic met an 80 years old man. He made a documentary on him and the struggles that he had to face during the pandemic. And within no time it became an internet sensation. Gathering huge success. This man had a small eatery in Malviya Nagar Delhi and no one knew him. But soon after the blogger shared about him. Many commoners and celebrities joined the viral campaign. And asked each other to visit his stall. But apart from this, he became the subject of memes and trolls. The media here in India used him as material. And when the interest of the people got over. Those people left him out to dry.
2. Ranu Mondal
The next on our list is Ranu Mondal, a lady who became a star overnight. She was found singing at the Ranaghat station in West Bengal. Her voice was so similar to Lata Mangeshkar that she became famous within no time. After the blogger made the video viral, numerous interviews both on TV and on social media made rounds. She also sang for Hamesh Reshammiya. Later she gained popularity and there were numerous memes, related to her. However, she soon vanished from everyone’s memory and shifted back to her old residence.
3. Sahdev Dirdo
Now many of you might be familiar about this Bachpan Ka Pyaar kid. He is talented kid, but the way media covered his story was bit different than what it was. Every time he sang the song. People interviewed him. And it was not less than a circus.
4. Bhuban Badyakar
While ago social media and Instagram influencers were seen dancing to the song of Kacha Badam. But do you know that to whom th the credit should go for this song. It is none another than Bhuban Badyaka. But in spite of giving him credit. Social media took the privilege. So not just Baba Ka Dhaba man but also Bhuban Badyaka went viral.
The another person who is in the list is Pradeep Mehra. He works in a restaurant. But one day after he finished his work, he was filmed running at night. After it was asked that what ,made him do that. He replied that he was preparing for army. Although it sounds good. But our Indian media made a viral news out of it. Not just this but also some media channels called him to the studio and asked him to run there. Although he didn’t asked for popularity, but the Indian media made him popular.