‘Rasode me kaun tha? Tum thi? Main Thi? Kaun tha?
You can listen to this viral rap anytime you switch on your social media handles. It has spread like a wildfire. Often referred to as ‘The Kokilaben Rap’, Kokilaben Modi, her daughter-in-law Gopi Bahu and her sister-in-law Rashi conversation got an interesting twist. The rap is edited by a Mumbai based musician-singer Yashraj Mukhate.
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By now, Kokilaben should not need any introduction. She’s a character from the Hindi tv serial, ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’ which ended in 2017. But the memes and mashups and jokes haven’t.
Talking about the viral video Rupal Patel (Kokilaben) said “My sister-in-law sent me a message about it. Later my co-actor, Rhea Sharma sent me the rap. My immediate reaction was surprise and shock. I was perplexed about how Yashraj got this clip since I never sang on the show. Later, I realised that it’s a rap and he has used my dialogues for it (laughs!).”
“I liked it so much that I asked a few friends for his number. I spoke to him and expressed my gratitude. I am humbled and grateful for Smriti (Irani) madam for liking it. I am not on any social media platforms as I don’t want to be distracted when I am working”, Pinkvilla quoted Rupal Patel.
The actress also spoke to the musician who made the rap video and thanked him. She said, “I spoke to Yashraj and thanked him. He has utilised his creativity nicely and that made this song viral. No doubt Kokila Modi is an iconic character but now this rap song will make her more memorable in people’s hearts.”
Ever since then, the song has gone viral to the extent that other Instagram users are now coming up with their versions of the mash-up.
Talking about the serial, Saath Nibhana Saathiya was a virally popular Hindiu serial that tracked the life of a Gujarati joint family that laid stress on family values and ‘sanskaar‘. The drama serial focused on Gopi Bahu, who was a simpleton married to a city boy in a high-profile and rich family. She slowly becomes a more empowered, strong, and independent woman after her wedding by Kokila ben, who is shown as a champion of Gopi and simple values as well as a twisted form of feminism. The serial became one of the highest rates of Hindi GECs of its time.