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Papu Pom Pom Mimics Ranu Mandal, Fans Outraged


27 August 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


Bhubaneswar: Comedian Tatwa Prakash Satpathy popular in Odisha as Papu Pom Pom seems to have learnt little from the misadventures in his past.

Papu who recently landed in a soup after allegedly hurling sexist slur on sprint queen Dutee Chand, is once again in the news for the wrong reasons.

While in the aforementioned case, it was an audio (telephonic conversation) which revealed Papu's opinion about Dutee, this time it is a video which is expected to invite trouble for the Odia film industry actor-cum-comedian.

In a video which has gone viral on the social media, Papu is seen imitating Internet star Ranu Mandal whose melodious voice has touched a million hearts in no time.

Papu, in the video, donned a woman's attire and stood before a microphone singing one of the tracks which made Ranu famous. While it is yet to be ascertained that whether the track is being sung by Papu or he was lip-syncing, the video has enraged Ranu's fans in Odisha.

One of Pappu’s associates said that it was a Tik-Tok video and not to offend anyone. However, the video has received a backlash on social media with Ranu’s fans across the State considering it as a grave misconduct.

Ranu was recorded singing “Ek pyaar ka nagma hai” at the Ranaghat railway station recently. In no time, her video went viral with many comparing her voice to Lata Mangeshkar.