Mumbai. Student of the year, Varun Dhawan’s blooper at Koffee with Karan, where he said that Manmohan Singh was the President of India, has sent a shock wave (bigger than Modi wave or AAP wave) across the middle class of India.
What has hurt the most is the surprising fact that despite being unaware of a basic general knowledge question, Varun was doing quite well, money and career wise.
“My 12 year old son, Chintu knows the names of CMs of all Indian states. All I dream is that he continues with the same pace and clear IIT after passing 12th. But even after that he will get a job like 10 lakh per annum, but that guy Varun is getting crore for each of his project even without knowing President’s name. Hey bhagwan!” argued Alok Sharma, a bank employee, justifying his angst against Varun.
Parents are afraid that Varun’s blatant display of dumbness will have a negative impact on their children, who treat Bollywood stars as their idols.
While parents are worried, students are excited. “I was enthralled to see Varun’s and Alia’s response to the question. Remembering name of PM and President has nothing to do with doing good in life,” said Bittu, a class 9th student of Delhi public school.
“It’s a political conspiracy, they want us to remember their names. That’s why such questions are asked in exams,” Bittu added further, flaunting his conspiracy theory knowledge which he acquired from YouTube.
However, Varun has his own explanation of the matter. “If you remember the school in Student Of the Year, that was high class and there we were not expected to know answer of middle class questions like, ‘Who is President of India’,” said Varun Dhawan. “There, we were not suppose to overload our starry brain with useless stuffs.”
Varun reinforced his logic by giving example of Alia Bhatt, who is a pass out of the same school. She reportedly said name of Prithviraj “Chauhan” as name of India’s President.
When Faking News asked why Siddharth Malhotra could come up with the correct answer on the show despite being from the same school, Varun quipped, “In SOTY, Sid was from a middle-class family, and on a scholarship.”
Not impressed with these answers, Indian Parents Association (IPA) has requested the government to conduct a GK test of all the star kids to check if they are suffering from some kind of ‘Knowledge Malnutrition’.
Meanwhile, sources close to PMO say that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was very happy with Varun Dhawan. “No one acknowledges Manmohan Singh’s role in Indian government. People think he doesn’t exist. But Varun treated him with so much kindness. One of the best things to have happened to him before retirement,” a PMO source revealed.