Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator, was pictured sitting cross-legged and with his hands together, sporting a grey puffer jacket paired with oversized mittens during the inauguration of Joe Biden. That snap triggered a major meme fest on social media.
Adding a desi twist to the meme mania, Indians have been morphing the viral Sanders picture into funny scenes from Bollywood movies, sending ripples across social media.
As part of the Sanders-meets-Bollywood memes, several Indian actors including Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurana among others – are seen chilling with the US senator against the backdrop of their movie scenes.
Mera Haal Na Bernie Uncle Ke Jaisa Ho Gaya Hai pic.twitter.com/JbzKtMFV3R— 𝙉𝙖𝙫𝙞 (@NaviKRStan) January 23, 2021
Over the weekend, Sanders told the tabloids that he was aware of the sensation his fashion choices have created around the world, while revealing a heart-warming story behind the mittens.
The mittens were hand-made from an old sweater by a teacher named Jen Ellis of Essex Junction. She gave the mittens to Sanders more than two years ago and was surprised to see him wear them.