Pankaj Tripathi revealed that his daughter is a fan of K-pop group BTS. The South Korean group consists of seven members – RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.
“These days, she is only with BTS and Korean actors; Hindustan Min Oska Kaha Man Hai (She doesn’t watch any Indian actors) Hindustan Min Oska Kaha Man Hai (She doesn’t watch any Indian actors), but his wife, Meridula, not only his daughter but his wife, Meridula, also has a fair share these days,” Pankaj told a leading daily in a recent interview. From K-Drama Now, he added, “She’s also watching Korean shows with my daughter now.”
“My wife and daughter want to go to Korea to meet K-drama actors and K-pop singers. I don’t know why but they are very popular. I tell them they are heroes of a smaller country; we are heroes of a bigger country, they should focus on us (chuckles)”, Pankaj said.
Over the past few years, BTS has seen an increase in fans from India. Recently, on BTS member Jungkook’s birthday, a group of Indian BTS fans rented billboards and transmitted messages to the singer.
This year, the K-pop group also shared messages with fans in the country through several interviews. While speaking with Hindustan Times, BTS assured fans that they will try to visit India.
“We can’t be thankful enough for you to listen to our music. We really hope it gets better soon. Please keep your strength and hope you get some energy from listening to our music! If we can see each other safely and the opportunity presents itself, of course we’d love to perform! In India,” Jane said.
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Meanwhile, Pankaj recently met his lover and friend Manoj Bajpai. The latter took to Instagram and shared a photo taken from the reunion. “An evening with my old and big #Vineetkumar friend and dear @pankajtripathi at (Pankaj’s) last place!! What a great host both Pankaj and Meridula!! #biharifood #bihariactors #bihariconversation.”