A 31 year old Indian, Bengaluru-based Entrepreneur, whose name is Kovid Kapoor rephrased the movie title, “My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist” as “My name is Kovid, and I am not a Virus!”
He posted this week that he had travelled outside India for the first time since the onset of the pandemic and got a bunch of people amused by his name. “Future foreign trips are going to be fun!” he said in a tweet that has been liked more than forty thousand times and received more than four thousand retweets. The comment triggered a barrage of jokes, memes, messages and interview requests, in a moment of light relief as the highly contagious Omicron variant sees case numbers surge in India.
Kapoor told about the attention he is getting from the internet: “It’s fantastic! It’s incredible how much attention I’ve gotten since yesterday! Giving radio interviews, for example, makes me feel like a mini-celebrity. I’m having a terrific time thus far, despite the fact that it will definitely wear out in a few days.”