The Internet has definitely been a bizarre place. And sometimes the reality can be more surprising. But when reality meets the internet, that moment remains etched in history forever. We witnessed some really unimaginable celebrity interactions this year that made us go “Woah! How did that happen?”
Our celebrities have a humungous fan following in the country. When International celebs visit India and meet the stars here, the fans just go berserk. And this year there took place a number of unexpected celebrity meetups that shocked and amazed us.
From Alia Bhatt interacting with Andrew Garfield to ‘the Harry Potter’ clicking a selfie with Mrunal Thakur to iShowSpeed meeting Daler Mehndi, it’s been wild to watch this multiverse of celebrities. Let’s take you through some of these epic moments:
Tom & Zendaya At The NMACC
The grand opening night of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) was graced by world-renowned personalities. Not just Bollywood but even Hollywood celebrities attended the mega event in Mumbai. On the second day of the launch, Zendaya and Tom Holland flew in to be a part of the night.
Zendaya stunned in a blue sequinned saree while Tom looked dapper in a suit. Supermodel Gigi Hadid who was there too, opted for a gorgeous white and gold saree. This picture of Tom and Zendaya with Neetu Ambani, the King, and Bhai of Bollywood went viral on social media.
Ananya Meets Kim
Ananya Panday took to Instagram and posted photos from her last trip to New York City where she attended the Skims x Swarovski store launch. The ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan‘ actress looked gorgeous in a blue bodycon dress and was joined by her sister Rysa Panday. She met A-listers like Kim Kardashian, Ashley Graham, Serena Williams, and Freida Pinto at the event and posed with them too.
iShowSpeed x Daler Mehndi
The 18-year-old content creator and streamer from the United States is an ardent admirer of legendary singer Daler Mehndi. iShowSpeed‘s fondness for Daler Mehndi’s classic hit “Tunak Tunak” is so profound that he single-handedly revived its popularity on social media.
The YouTuber’s enthusiasm was palpable when Mehndi agreed to meet him after hearing about his frequent mentions of the song during his YouTube streams. To make the encounter even more memorable, the singer arranged for some traditional Indian lassi, which left the YouTuber in awe. The highlight of their meeting was undoubtedly when IShowSpeed and Daler Mehndi danced together to the iconic song in a studio.
MC Stan Meets Sachin Tendulkar
Rapper and social media influencer MC Stan had a fanboy moment when he met Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. Sharing a glimpse of his meeting with the cricketer on social media, the ‘Bigg Boss 16′ winner wrote, “Ballin Wit The legend @sachintendulkar God of cricket. So grateful. Haq se!!!!” In the video, the rapper is seen bowling to Sachin in a closed space while the crowd cheers for the duo.
PM Modi Meets Ankit Baiyanpuria
Ankit Baiyanpuria rose to fame when he launched the demanding 75-Day ‘Hard Challenge’ on Instagram to enhance his mental fortitude and self-discipline. Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined Haryana’s fitness influencer, in a cleanliness drive as part of the ‘Swacchata Hi Seva campaign’. In the video shared by the PM, he was seen asking Baiyanpuria about his daily fitness routine and the fitness challenge he took up.
There were quite a few more instances of unforeseen celebrity interactions in 2023.
- Our very own Punjabi music maestro Diljit Dosanjh was seen having chai Diplo.
- Who knew there would come a day when we spot Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya Bachchan along with Rekha in the same frame?
- Madhuri Dixit Nene made Apple CEO Tim Cook try his first-ever Vada Pav when he recently visited Mumbai.
- When football legends met Bollywood legends: Messi and Amitabh Bachchan, and Ronaldo and Salman Khan met each other.
- Abhishek Upmanyu was present at Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding anniversary celebration.
- Our most loved shark Aman Gupta met the OG and iconic shark from the original format – Kevin O’ Leary a.k.a. Mr Wonderful.
Which of these was the most unexpected crossover or your favourite meet? Let us know in the comments below!