Yashraj Mukhate has turned into an overnight sensation. He created a medley on Rupal Patel’s Saath Nibhana Saathiya also termed as Rashi meme which grabbed eyeballs in no time. Not only did it cross 1 crore views on YouTube, but his social media following also has boosted from 100K to 700K+ in just a week.
Celebrities like Rajkummar Rao, Amruta Khanvilkar, Disha Patani have previously praised his rap. Disha even created a video on the same. Union Minister Smriti Irani too initially was left in splits. She took to her Twitter and had a hilarious reaction to the remix. But she ended up deleting it minutes after.
Smriti Irani mentioned that Yashraj Mukhate had previously posted in support of Pulwama Attack. Owing to the same, she has decided to delete his post as she will promote it at the ‘cost of the nation.’ But now, the young artist has exclusively opened up about the row.
Yashraj Mukhate, in an exclusive conversation with Koimoi revealed that it was all a misunderstanding. “I don’t know, someone sent her some screenshot. It was nothing, it was a song. Then I explained it to her because she had put that story up (on Instagram).”
He continued, “I told her, I sent her the entire lyrics of that song and told her, ‘ma’am, aisa nahi hai. Someone misunderstood my hashtag. I had never used Twitter before. On Instagram, we’re used to using all the relevant hashtags to improve the reach. I did the same on Twitter, which was misunderstood. I made the song on the celebration of the surgical strike. I sent her the entire song, the lyrics also. That is why she finally ended up deleting the Insta story as well.”
But all is well that ends well. Stay tuned to this space for excerpts from the fun conversation with Yashraj Mukhate.