A video of US President Joe Biden's statement on the terror attacks that took place at Afghanistan's Kabul airport four days ago has gone viral on desi Twitter for a surprising reason. Bollywood fans noticed that the statement had a familiar ring - it sounded quite similar to a dialogue from the 1991 film Saudagar, delivered by actor Raaj Kumar.
ISIS struck the crowded gates of Kabul airport in a suicide bomb attack on Thursday, killing scores of civilians and at least 13 US service members. US President Joe Biden pledged to strike back at the attackers shortly afterwards. "We will respond with force and precision, at our time, at the place we choose and at the moment of our choosing," he said.
Compare his words with the dialogue delivered by Raaj Kumar in Saudagar: "Hum tumhe marenge, aur zaroor marenge, lekin wo banduk bhi humari hogi, goli bhi humari hogi aur waqt bhi humara hoga (We'll kill you. We'll definitely kill you. But we'll choose the gun, we'll choose the bullet and we'll choose the time when we do it.)"
The phrasing of the two sentences sounds strikingly similar - as several Twitter users noticed after a popular Instagram page (filmhistorypics) juxtaposed the two videos together.
"Inspiration comes the strangest of places," wrote industrialist Harsh Goenka while sharing the video.
Inspiration comes the strangest of places….. pic.twitter.com/XzSHMwWnDt— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) August 28, 2021
IAS Awanish Sharan was also among the dozens of desi Twitter users amused by the similarity. He even found a possible reason for it. Mr Sharan, after sharing the video, also posted a Wikipedia screenshot revealing that the White House Director of Speechwriting is an Indian-American.
Obviously.???? pic.twitter.com/LsHRR0s9f2— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) August 28, 2021
The video, meanwhile, has racked up thousands of views and 'likes' on the microblogging platform. Take a look at some of the reactions it garnered:
When your speech writer is Indian and Bollywood fan ???????? https://t.co/9a6OJ0sKlc— Shubham Choudhary (@tweet4mShubham) August 29, 2021
For every occasion somewhere Bollywood dialogues connect in apt way.— bhoj devaraj (@BhojDevaraj) August 28, 2021
???????????? world inspired by our bollywood dialogues..— पंकज कुमार गुप्ता (@Pankajdev8111) August 28, 2021
The ISIS group, rivals of the Taliban, carried out a suicide bomb attack at the perimeter of the Kabul airport late last week that claimed more than 100 lives, including those of 13 US troops, reports AFP. The United States said it carried out an air strike on Sunday night in Kabul on an ISIS-prepared car bomb. That was followed on Monday morning by rockets being fired at the airport.Click for more trending news