The very name of Dara Singh brings all vivid memories of Lord Hanuman in the epic serial Ramayan, that not just revolutionized but also evolutionized the idiot box into a smart one!
Continuing this ‘legacy’ was his son, Vindu Dara Singh, who also donned many an avatars and went onto entertain the audiences from 6-60! These avatars ranged from playing Lord Hanuman till the recent reality show ‘Bigg Boss’, in which he emerged as a clear winner! Well, if that wasn’t enough, Vindu can now be seen as a tiny gaming character in the second level of ‘Pepsi The Game’ that will premier on the TV screens tomorrow (Thursday, April 8). Sources close to Bollywood Hungama said that, “Vindu will don a never seen before look! It will be that of a 1-foot tall gaming character called ‘Funk-Key’! Vindu aka Funk-Key, will pose as the second challenge to Youngistaan’s heartthrob, Ranbir Kapoor. For the uninitiated, in the first level of ‘Pepsi The Game’, Ranbir gets stuck under water. And now, in the second level, Sanjay Dutt – the Game Master sends his under-sized champ, Funk-Key to stop Ranbir from getting closer to his Pepsi. While Ranbir doesn’t find tiny Funk-Key a threat initially, wait and watch what happens when hundreds of Funk-Keys appear in front of him.
Talking about his look in ‘Pepsi The Game’ Level 2, a visibly excited Vindu said, “When Pepsi guys approached me with the concept and a sketch of the look, I asked them if they’re making the Indian version of Star Wars! I had to wear a funky orange, silver and green costume, which was quite heavy and I had to fly wearing the same in one of the sequences using harness… so, it was tough but lots of fun”. He also added that “Pepsi The Game is a big-budget, high-value production with a lot of special effects to make me look much smaller and create hundreds of clones. I am glad all the hard work has resulted in a great looking and entertaining concept that has never been seen on the Indian television screen. So, watch out for me as ‘Funk-Key’ in ‘Level 2’ of ‘Pepsi The Game’, he added.
Talking about the whacky name ‘Funk-Key’, our sources told us that it was actually Vindu who named his character as he found the look extremely funky. Not just that, he is also shown guarding a key that Ranbir has to find to reach his Pepsi and the hot WOW girl, Jacqueline Fernandez!
Is there anything that we can say now… except for, “Wow! Vindu… you are simply the flavour for the season!”