Not too long ago, Turkish musician Bilal Göregen had impressed desi netizens with his rendition of Bollywood classic “Kaliyon Ka Chaman”. Buoyed by the impressive response to the video, Göregen has now attempted Daler Mehndi’s popular Punjabi track ‘Tunak Tunak Tun‘.
For the uninitiated, Göregen had gone viral this year for the popular “vibing cat” meme, where the visually impaired musician plays darbuka on a bench as an animated cat nods its head in sync with the beats being played.
Watch the video here:
Since being shared online, the 4.20-minute video has garnered over 16 lakh views and has been flooded with netizens praising the musician, including the singer himself.
As the video created a buzz, YouTube too shared Göregen’s rendition of the folk hit saying it’s “the crossover 2020 needed”. Reacting to tweet, Mehndi shared a backstory about the song and promised to create music together with the famous Turkish musician.
This is the power of my music, my lyrics, my voice, the rhythm, even the dance hook step was choreographed by me. It took me 24 days in the studio to crack this song. Copyrights in the song are reserved with me. Thanking Divine & my fans. Will do a song with Bilal https://t.co/NLV2SYAYOK
— Daler Mehndi (@dalermehndi) December 9, 2020
“I love how he doesn’t get the Punjabi words right but still nails the accent,” read one of the many comments on the video.