Thank God for Nazma Aapi. In these trying times, we all are so glad to have our favourite comedienne giving us her take on the terrible, terrible situation the world is currently in. What started off as simple character sketch videos on Instagram has officially become a celebrity by herself. Yes, Nazma Aapi is a celebrity, but Saloni Gaur–the woman who portrays her–is officially one. There’s nobody she cannot impersonate, I’m pretty sure of that. Be it Kangna Ranaut, Ananya Panday, Sonam Kapoor, Indian mothers-in-law, she does them all with ease.
But our favourite will always be Nazma Aapi. She takes every situation–serious or not, political or not–and gives her own take on them. Which are always hilarious. Here are our favourite thoughts that Nazma Aapi has had under lockdown:
On March 4, when Coronavirus was slowly trickling into India, becoming a reality here:
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Nazma Aapi on Corona virus. Ps- Be safe and take precautionary measures like wash your hands regularly, use a hand sanitizer, wear a mask etc or just google it guys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #nazmaaapi #salonayyy #coronavirus #delhi #instadaily #instagood #virus #covid19 #newdelhi
On March 16, when ‘work from home’ was supposed to be just a short experiment
On March 20, when she asked us to Self-Quaran-Tarantino
On March 26, when everybody was panic-buying groceries
On March 29, when the migrant labour situation was just beginning to worsen
On April 2, when she updated us with the latest lockdown news
On April 3, when the violence against doctors also just begun
On April 14, when Modiji’s speech left us all in confusion…and not for the first time
On May 6, when liquor stores reopened and the number of covid cases spiked up
On May 13, when Modiji once again left us in confusion
Bonus: Nazma Aapi’s take on Coronavirus at Zee News
What we love about her is her ability to take on such difficult, depressing events: the pandemic, communal tensions, political propaganda, and handle them all with class and humour. Saloni Gaur may be only 20, but she has a strong funny bone and more talent than most people on the Internet. And the real world. More props to you, Saloni & Nazma Aapi!