Kalpen Suresh Modi, how could you NOT make a desi reference? We are quite taken by his Kal Ho Na Ho reference, and from the looks of it, so is the internet!
We are talking of none other than Kal Penn! The Harold & Kumar star tweeted out a post on 6 April, likening the Vice President of the United States Mike Pence to Kantaben from Kal Ho Na Ho. To no one’s surprise, Indians on Twitter were quite stoked by the Bollywood reference. While some applauded the post with much zest, others couldn’t stop gushing about how alien the reference must be for Americans.
Mike Pence reminds me of Kantaben from "Kal Ho Na Ho"— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) April 5, 2017
Is Penn referring to Kantaben’s take on gay rights? Now Penn did not mention why Pence reminded him of Kantaben, but Twitter users were fast enough to shoot their fair share of guesses.
Here’s a look at some of the reactions!
@kalpenn not even going to pretend I know the character reference, but I imagine he's a pretty convincing super-villain— Fuegostein (@AaronFuegostein) April 5, 2017
@kalpenn This is absolute gold. Especially for the people who actually have seen the movie— Akhil Hegde (@ahegde92) April 5, 2017
@kalpenn I truely feel sad for the folks who won't understand this reference, just awesome 👏🏾— Wahab Ali (@CrazySecurity) April 5, 2017