He was getting bored sitting at home. Nothing much to do he started scrolling through social media and he stumbled upon a picture of Deepika Padukone that was being trolled. He thought why not try something interesting with the picture.
“I saw the picture and could instantly I thought about the banana leaf. I asked my cousin to click a picture while I held the banana leaves posing like Deepika. The picture went viral and that was the moment when people started appreciating me”, narrates Neel Ranaut, the 24- year old boy who has shot to fame simply by re-creating pictures and videos of Bollywood stars. All that he used extra to create that unique look was ordinary stuff available at home.
A lawyer by profession, Neel’s real name is Sarbajit Sarkar and hails from Trishabari a remote hamlet of Tripura. This small-town boy managed to catch the attention of many fashion designers and celebrities by his unique style of re-creating their fashion.
“My main motive behind re-creating videos and pictures is that someday Kangana herself will notice my work and maybe I will get a chance to meet her in person. I am a big fan of Kangana”, he told VibesMojo in an exclusive chat. “I was new in Agartala and nobody knew my name so I decided to change the name to Neel as I love the colour blue and the surname I have taken from Kangana of course, he added.
Famous fashion designers like Sandeep Khosla and YouTuber Khusha Kapila and Doli Singh have also praised his work. The team of Kangana Ranaut has shared some of his re-created pictures in Instagram.
Neel is practicing in the West district court and he keeps looking for new pictures and videos of celebs so that he can re-create them once he goes back home. Though he is not interested in practicing Law, but being the son of a humble hawker he has to continue with his legal profession to support his family.