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Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra, who had forayed into international singing with her number “In my city” featuring Will.I.Am has now come up with another song, “Exotic”, this time featuring Pitbull. The video has already created a YouTube record for being the most-watched video on mute.
Announcing the record, Salar Kamangar, CEO of Youtube, said, “Well, we’ve had various sorts of records here – Gangnam Style for being the most watched video globally, Why This Kolaveri Di for being the most watched Indian video because people wanted to know why it was the most watched Indian video and now Exotic for being the most-watched Indian video on mute. Well, this was pretty much on the cards – it would’ve been great if Priyanka won it for her first song, but that wouldn’t have been too likely, because people would’ve actually turned up the volume to see how she sounds. But for this one, probably because of the fact she looks super hot, all viewers have actually watched the whole video on mute. Else, even that wouldn’t have possibly happened.”
When asked by The UnReal Times correspondent Hrithik Baweja on whether it was an easy victory for Priyanka, Salar said, “Actually, guess what, she faced stiff competition from her own Prime Minister in this ‘most watched mute video’ category – but in her case, while singing forced people into pressing the mute button, they still watched the whole video drooling over her. But in the case of Dr. Manmohan Singh’s speech, neither did people have to press the mute button, nor were they awake at the end of the video, as most of the users closed the video tab only hours later, perhaps after they woke up the next day. So these factors gave Priyanka an edge.”
The film fraternity has reacted with great joy over the recording with ace actor and filmmaker Kamal Hassan saying, “Well, it’s been ages since I made Pushpak. I think it’s time I made another silent movie and I can very well use the services of Miss Chopra in a silent song like this.”
Priyanka’s close friend, actor Shahid Kapoor too, expressed his joy on the achievement, tweeting, “I’m really very happy to see my buddy Priyanka whining for Exotick!” Rumours are rife that on seeing the headlines being dominated by Piggy Chops, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh is also considering trying his hand at singing, under the name “Diggy Sings”.