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Interview | Social media sensation Kili Paul on his Bollywood connect and walking 2 hours daily to charge his phone

Tanzanian brother-sister duo Kili and Neema Paul shot to fame here after lip-syncing to the song Raataan Lambiyan from 'Shershaah'. Now they have a Bollywood song deal on the horizon.

December 05, 2021 / 05:31 PM IST
Kili Paul says he grew up watching a lot of Bollywood movies. Especially films starring Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Jackie Shroff, and Hrithik Roshan.

Kili Paul says he grew up watching a lot of Bollywood movies. Especially films starring Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Jackie Shroff, and Hrithik Roshan.

Life for Tanzanian siblings Kili Paul and Neema changed after a video of them lip-synching to Raatan Lambiyan from Shershaah went viral on Instagram.

That one song garnered over one million views (and still counting) in just five days. The video was reposted by Shershaah stars Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra, as well as singer Jubin Nautiyal (who sang the original) and composer Tanishk Bagchi.

Since then the duo has been inundated with messages from not just admiring Indians but also people all over world requesting for their songs.

In an interview, Kili gave us a peak into his life as a Masai and his dreams of meeting Bollywood stars. Edited excerpts.