"I loved and appreciated that everybody likes my singing!"
A Korean man attended an Indian wedding and impressed guests with his performance of ‘Kabira’ from the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, despite not knowing how to speak Hindi.
Kim Jaehyeon attended the sangeet ceremony and perfectly sang the song.
In the video, guests were heard cheering and clapping.
Kim captioned the post: “I can not speak any Indian languages at all, but to offer my congratulations to the newlywed couple @nishant_gawande1 & @pranjali_77, I prepared this song.
“Although I made a lot of mistakes on the stage, I loved and appreciated that everybody likes my singing! Thank you.”
The video showed his preparation for the song, revealing that he began practising a month in advance.
Kim even recorded the Korean lyrics so he can learn them.
He frequently recites the lyrics in the lead-up to the wedding.
At the wedding, Kim wore a traditional outfit. He then sits down on the stage and sings ‘Kabira’ while another man plays the guitar.
The video received over 50,000 likes and social media users were impressed by the performance.
One person commented: “You did amazing Jaehyeon! It’s not easy to sing in a language you’ve not learned or spoken in!”
Another said: “This shows dedication! Another form of showing your love and concern!
“Some people would not even bother to attempt this because they’re too shy or they have stage fright but it’s great to see him overcome this barrier!”
A third said: “But you tried well in front of so many people who are Indians, they would surely like your efforts.
“We Indian people love it when somebody wanted to adapt us, as we are. Well done dear.”
One comment read: “The efforts were worth it! You really did well.”
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The video was also shared by Piyusha Patil who revealed that Kim performed at her sister’s sangeet ceremony.
She wrote: “The most interesting and lovely performance from my sister’s sangeet. Sang to perfection! He originally sang for 3 minutes but had to cut it till 90s for a reel!”
Urging her followers not to make fun of the Korean man’s pronunciation, Piyusha added:
“He loves Bollywood music and wanted to offer a congratulatory piece from his side to the bride and groom.”
The bride commented: “I saw you practising with Piyu even before I started practising my dance.
“I cannot imagine someone putting so much effort for a song in our sangeet!
“You’re a gem of a person and we’re lucky to have you in our lives.”