“He says what are you doing, I’m a hermit.”

Nafisa Ali Sodhi spills the beans on the viral Lucky Ali video

Key highlights

  • Nafisa Ali Sodhi speaks about the “viral” Lucky Ali video in an exclusive interview
  • For Sodhi, shooting Ali’s photos and performances is about celebrating her dear friend’s talent and genius
  • Sodhi also talks about how Ali reacts when she slips her phone in his face

Little knew when veteran actress Nafisa Ali Sodhi shared a video with Lucky Ali singing at an impromptu concert in Goa it would garner up to 3,214,077 views (and still counts) on Instagram. In the video that literally “breaks the internet,” Ali sings his favorite song O Sanam surrounded by young musicians. For Sodhi, however, viral is a word that doesn’t matter and in the end it’s all about celebrating the talent and genius of their dear friend Ali.

Speak with Times Now Digital In an exclusive interview, Sodhi spilled the beans in the video’s BTS story. “So, my friend Bablu told me about this beautiful place and said that all the young musicians come there and since Lucky is here, he asked if you would like to come and listen to them. Lucky said: Yes, of course I encourage musicians, so I want to be there… so we went there and they sang and it was a beautiful evening … when it all came to an end they said: Sir, please sing us a song and now Lucky said: Nafisa, you took me to a place. I said what did you think you are their guru, you are the legend. If they want you to sing a song, show them how to sing. Then I just quickly put my camera on and recorded it, “she said with a laugh.

When asked if Ali knew of the insane reaction to the video, Sodhi said he was aware. “Yeah, yeah, he says what are you doing Nafisa? I said I took a clip of you and posted it so I don’t know what happened after that. I don’t understand what’s going ‘viral’ and all of me just wanted to celebrate my dear old friend’s genius, “she explained, adding that it is not easy for someone to record someone else’s guitar and play it in such a magical way for a live audience.

The video currently available on the internet is not the first Lucky Ali post on Sodhi’s soulful Instagram account. On the many photos and videos she shares of the singer, Sodhi said that she just wants to celebrate his friend’s music and share the passion with the world.

“You know, young people especially tend to forget. So why should we forget someone who’s a genius and just remember them when they were young and handsome and such a cool guy? Now he’s kind of a musician with.” a soul, experience and sensitivity and you can see it in his music, I find it very exciting and I feel like the diva and I nurture my old friend because I want people to see him today and not just remember it what he’s done it before, but now too, “she said.

Instagram / Nafisa Ali Sodhi

The veteran actress also revealed how Ali reacts to her clicking on his photos and recording videos. “I’m a great photographer and I keep sticking my phone in his face and clicking on his photos. And he says: Oh my god what are you doing I’m a hermit! I tell him he is not a hermit, now he is a Goa expert so we have to share our passion and show everyone the happiness that has developed. “

Sodhi talked about her equation with Ali and said they have known each other for years. “He’s just a very delightful, empathetic intellectual with a great philosophy … I also really like his kids. In fact, I posted the first shot of Tasmania, his eldest daughter, and posted it on Instagram.”

Ali, who lives in Nafisa’s other rented apartment in Goa, is busy making recordings, composing music and writing songs. The world may be a dark place right now, but thanks to Nafisa’s regular posts on sunsets, songs, and life in general, there’s a splash of sunshine on social media.