Indian TikTok Has Done What Even Arnab Could Not… Cracked an Interview with Coronavirus

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Indian TikTok Has Done What Even Arnab Could Not… Cracked an Interview with Coronavirus

Illustration: Mitesh Parmar

The only other thing in demand during quarantine, second only to toilet rolls in Australia, is the never-ending train of bizarre TikTok trends in India.

As Indians continue to stay home, no amount of dalgona coffee or turmeric latte is enough to stop its TikTok users from stepping up their trend game this season. Cue its latest discovery: To quite literally become the coronavirus. #JustTikTokThings

TikTok creator Shivam Malik in his original sound presents a quick interview in the Q&A format. The excerpts…

Naam? Corona

Surname? Virus

Nickname? Covid

Age? 19

Mother’s Name? China

Current boyfriend? USA

Ex? Italy, Iran, Spain

Crush? India

@the_helpinghand

Aaj ka naya gyaan. ##thehelpinghand ##edutok ##lol 😂

♬ original sound – Shivam Malik

The rest of the TikTok community was quick to pick up the sound as it went viral. Some used a filter that gave them an alien-like avatar…

@sachin_gupta079

Corona ka interview ☹️ ##biharwala ##teampaglait ##sachuuworld ##fbg

♬ original sound – Shivam Malik

@mohak.narang

Corona ka interview .😱 ##Foryoupage ##trending ##foryou ##comedyindia ##15svines ##viralme

♬ original sound – Shivam Malik

@sameeksha_sud

Ohh bhai, maro mujhe maro…. 😂 ##teentigada ##samkesitare

♬ original sound – Shivam Malik

Trust TikTok to make the most of the lockdown. We previously dealt with  “Go Corona Go”, and soon enough got a Hindi rendition “Ja Corona Ja”.

@nitinjani8

Ja Corona ja😀##comedy ##khajurbhai ##khajurbhai_ni_moj ##trending ##jigliandkhajur ##home ##lockdown ##jantacurfew @tiktok_india @tarunjani7 @pappu2222

♬ Ja Corona Ja – Nitin Jani

And it didn’t stop there.

The tune, which originally featured creator Nitin Jani along with multiple people banging thaalis to the beat, took a form of its own. The rest of the users soon started burning effigies of Covid-19, made from potatoes which look like the virus, to get rid of it.

@iam.umesh.16

Corona ja 😁😁

♬ Ja Corona Ja – Nitin Jani

While the TikTok community in India is not the one to ever give up, the rest of us right now can’t help but chant, “Bas bhi karo na!”

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