We have been watching the Saath Nibhaana Saathiya's Kokilaben’s funny rap version of scolding Gopi Bahu. The rap version has set the internet on fire. Saath Nibhaana Saathiya was one of the most-watched shows back then. It had a huge fan following and fans loved the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law duo, Kokilaben and Gopi bahu. Rupal Patel and Gia Manek had done a fantastic job and even after the show ended, a lot of memes were made on it. A guy named Yashraj Mukate, whose Instagram bio says he’s an engineer by education and a music producer by profession, has given an interesting twist to Kokilaben and her conversation with Gopi Bahu and Rashi. The video has been loved by the audience and fans are loving it. Social media is all filled with Kokilaben's video and now even memes have been made on Rashi from the show. Rupal Patel who is currently seen as Meenakshi Rajvansh in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke has now reacted to this rap made on her iconic character Kokilaben.
In an interview with Etimes she said, "Kokila was the role of a lifetime, and I have the deepest gratitude for the show’s makers and the channel. There is a moment, an incident or a character in an artiste’s life, that becomes a milestone. Kokila is that for me. It’s such a lively character. People appreciate it for various things — her voice, authority, look and the way she balanced her two bahus, who were as different as chalk and cheese. She is your ideal saas. The show and the characters’ simplicity is what connected with viewers." Rupal Patel also revealed that she is not on any social media platforms and it was her sister-in-law and her Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke costar Rhea Sharma who sent her the rap. She said,"My sister-in-law sent me a message about it. Later my co-actor, Rhea Sharma sent me the rap. My immediate reaction was surprise and shock. I was perplexed about how Yashraj got this clip since I never sang on the show. Later, I realised that it’s a rap and he has used my dialogues for it (laughs!). I liked it so much that I asked a few friends for his number. I spoke to him and expressed my gratitude. I am humbled and grateful for Smriti (Irani) madam for liking it. I am not on any social media platforms as I don’t want to be distracted when I am working. On the set, my world is the screenplay and the show. I reach before time and ask for the screenplay for the day. I even memorise my co-actors’ dialogues to know their cue. If I am not involved in a scene, how will I convince my audience with my portrayal of it?"
Rupal Patel also said that she was not offended by the rap or any memes that have been made on Kokilaben until now. She said, "A viewer expresses his appreciation in different ways. It could be a funny response, too. Why should I feel offended? That’s one of the ways to express your love, too. I always go by the intent behind the response. Aur mujhe woh kabhi galat nahi laga. The character has made a mark on people’s minds and hence, they remember it to date. In fact, a lady would impersonate me on a video-sharing social networking service. I found it very funny. I don’t mind that at all, as I know intent is not to harm or offend anyone. Neeyat par sab kuchh nirbhar karta hai. Only prominent characters or personalities become a subject of memes or caricatures, and I am proud that Kokilaben is one of them. A true artiste should not have any ego. Main mitti ka patra hoon jo kisi bhi character mein fit ho jaaye. Ek artiste tab tak zinda hai jab tak uske kaan mein taaliyon ki goonj padhti rahegi. Phir chahe woh comedy ke zariye ho ya kisi aur emotion ke."
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