*hums Despacito with distorted lyrics* Because, yo no hablo español*
For the uninitiated, Despacito means slowly-slowly. But the Spanish number by Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee became a mass-sensation too damn fast. It went viral across the globe at the speed of light and even those who don’t get any head and hail of Español, started lipping the number.
Ever since then, there are a zillion covers of the song. Some, we quite like. It’s no doubt that Despacito rules 2017 and many voice artists want to add their zing to the song. And, that list of singers includes Shashi Tharoor’s nephew, Aryan Pushkar too.
Known to make a lot of covers, 19-year-old Aryan recorded his version of Despacito. And, his well-read and full of intellect uncle, Shashi Tharoor shared it on his Twitter handle.
Who says Indians can't sing in Spanish? Check out my amazing nephew Aryan Pushkar's rendition of "Despacito": https://t.co/CeIEwlGV7C
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 22, 2017
The VIT student is seen singing most bits of the song except for the rap bit and it’s shot with his friends sharing the frame. It was uploaded a couple of months ago, but the views shot up after the Congressman shared it.
Despacito! <3Who says Indians can't sing in spanish? 🎶Share! <3A huge thanks to Amethyst Creations for this super collaboration🔥A big hug to all the brothers who were in the video, you guys were the support I needed ❤Anuj Singh Yash Udhlani Pranjal Jalota Saurabh Agarwal Utkarsh Gautam Aachman Jain Kartikeya Jha Suraj Rath :)Keep sharing <3Much love Aryan
Posted by Aryan Pushkar on 27 ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ 2017
He even thanked his Shashi uncle.
Then, what? Tweeple had a lot to say about the video and about Shashi too.
1. Some complimented the voice.
Your nephew's singing is awesome. Lovely voice too
— Rekha (@Rekha56496631) November 23, 2017
2. We are guessing, yes.
This nephew is on sunanda’s side??
— Chumbak (@Chaubeyji_) November 23, 2017
3. Then, they started asking questions.
Can he also sing in Italian?
— Mr. Lal (@mlal1983) November 22, 2017
4. Can he though?
Can he sign jimmiki Kamal in Malayalam
— Balaji Iyer (@balajireal) November 22, 2017
5. Then, came advice.
Now try it in Sanskrit
— nehanjp (@nehanjp) November 22, 2017
6. Well, not every line, guys!
That's a lip syncing act.
— KayKay (@KayKay19810511) November 23, 2017
7. That sarcasm!
look out Enrique Iglesias u have competition
— sertaj kaur (@SertajKaur) November 22, 2017
8. Some talked about Shashi Tharoor too.
I know sir, Your nephew is talented and he can sing Spanish song but you are more talented, you can sing Italian song.
Better you can teach him Italian songs. Rajmata bhi khush aur Yuvraj bhi khush.
— Cracking News (@DeshiDrama) November 22, 2017
9. And, then, this too!
You think we really give 2 hoots about you or your nephew or #Pappu…??
— Parshwa47 (@parshwa77) November 22, 2017
10. And the chiller comment is still fresh in some minds.
Your nephew is "Amazing" & Miss World is just "chiller"?
— Rajinder Raina (@rraina1481) November 22, 2017
Coming back to Aryan, he’s done many covers and now that his Shashi Uncle has tweeted about him, we’re sure he is grabbing a lot more eye-balls.