If you’ve paid a visit to your Twitter account since last night, you would’ve seen Alok Nath, the quintessential father-of-the-bride in Bollywood movies on the top of the trending charts in India. The section, usually occupied by celebrities who’ve said something stupid or by people who have passed away, has a surprise addition today in the form of Bollywood's 'Father'.
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While the appearance of the hashtag on the topics is thanks to people cracking witty jokes on Nath’s stereotypical character in Hindi movies, we don't know exactly when it started. For those of you who’ve skipped the million reruns of Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Nath has been a staple character in the Sooraj Barjatya genre of movies. Essentially, Nath is famous for playing a father of a well-cultured set of children, and his only wish in life is to see them settled down (read: married) and then forge deep friendships with the new “samdhi-samdhans”, or the new in-laws.
There are multiple theories about how this viral trend started. While some say it was thanks to Hum Saath Saath Hain being aired on TV last night, others believe last week's #BollywoodTaughtUs trend, where too Nath was mentioned in quite a few tweets, gave birth to this whole new trend of jokes. As of today, there have been over 27,000 jokes on Twitter around Nath, according to Topsy.
Here are some hilarious – and really punny – jokes on Alok “Babuji” Nath:
Alok Nath walks into a bar and orders haldi ka doodh.
— Psycho (@i_Psycho) December 29, 2013
Alok nath's fav game is Temple run.
— Ankit Jain (@indiantweeter) December 29, 2013
Alok Nath went for Sunburn and did surya namaskar.
— Shreyas (@TheNaique) December 29, 2013
Alok Nath's selfies have 87 family members and a dog.
— Viren. (@KaminaPun) December 29, 2013
Alok Nath once had a girlfriend. She used to fondly call him Babuji. #AlokNath
— Abhishek (@abhichandel13) December 30, 2013
When you type #AlokNath on Google search, “I'm feeling Lucky” changes to “I'm feeling Sanskari”
— Kumar Vineet (@MBBSStud) December 30, 2013
Alok Nath has never received salary, he always received pension
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) December 29, 2013
When Aloknath was born, Doctor gave him to his father and said, “Mubarak ho, beti ka baap hua hai”.
— Supreme Leader (@engineerbyheart) December 29, 2013
Alok Nath's idea of a music concert is a mata ka jagrata.
— Shubhashish (@shubHASHISH) December 29, 2013
The only two wars Alok Nath has seen in his life are Haridwar and Pariwar.
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) December 29, 2013
Q: Which car does Alok Nath drive? A: Sanskar #kbye
— Sheena (@Iamnot_okay) December 29, 2013
Alok Nath's CAT exam center is Hanuman Mandir.
— Bean There Done That (@bizzarebhide) December 29, 2013
Heard any more funny ones? Let us know.