Chand Nawab’s ‘Karachi Se’ video goes up for auction as NFT, expected to fetch ₹46 lakhs

Chand Nawab's 'Karachi Se' video goes up for auction as NFT, expected to fetch ₹46 lakhs

Chand Nawab's video going up for auction as NFT.

Chand Nawab’s video going up for auction as NFT. &nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspTwitter

Key Highlights

  • Chand Nawab shot to fame because of his video where he is seen reporting at the Karachi railway station before Eid in 2008.
  • His constant fumbling and passengers crossing the camera made it all the more hilarious.
  • As NFT, the video is expected to fetch ₹46 lakhs

Karachi: “Karachi se log apnon mein Eid manane ke liye androoni mulk jaa rahe hain. Cameraman Kamil Yusuf ke saath, Chand Nawab, Indus News, Karachi.”

Several years ago, Pakistani journalist Chand Nawab had no idea that his simple coverage of the Eid celebrations in Karachi will make him famous. The viral clip showing him messing up what he had to say along with people walking through to the camera, adding to his annoyance. It became so popular that it was enacted by actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’! 

Here is the clip.

Now, this very video can be yours! It has been put up for auction as an NFT (Non-Fungible Token) on a website called ‘Foundation. App’ Its minimum bid is at 20 Ethereum Tokens that amounts close to Rs 46 lakhs. 

The description said, “I’m Chand Nawab, a journalist, and reporter by profession. In 2008, a video of me surfaced on YouTube in which I fumbled while reporting Eid Festival frenzy at a Railway station. While reporting, I was contently interrupted by people, my fumbling and constant irritation made this video viral getting millions of views on YouTube and Facebook. My popularity again surged in 2016 when my viral video inspired Indian filmmaker Kabir Khan to create Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character in his 2015 blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan. I got fame overnight getting a lot of love and appreciation from India and Pakistan especially from Bollywood star Salman Khan and other cast of Bajrangi Bhaijaan.”

As soon as this news broke the internet, many netizens were already keen to buy this. They also felt that it will garner a large number of customers wanting to buy the video. 

For those who are unaware, this very clip went viral on all social media platforms. It became so popular that Kabir Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was inspired by his character. Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui played the role of ‘Chand Nawab’ in the movie and played this scene out. The character was just fictional in nature and only inspired by the Karachi-based journalist. 


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