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TikTok sensation streams video of his house, clothes to prove he is not ‘faking’ poverty

Arman Rathod's video on 15 May, where he is seen dancing to the Hrithik Roshan song 'you are my soniya', went viral on social media.

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New Delhi: TikTok user Arman Rathod, who has won hearts of social media users with his dancing skills, uploaded a video of his house Wednesday after people accused him of faking poverty.

In the clip, Rathod takes viewers through his small house, covered with a tin shed, and also shows his parents — mother sitting on the floor, sifting through rice, and father on a charpai.

It also shows his scant belongings, including the number of clothes he has, as Rathod comments that he wears his father’s clothes while shooting for the dance clips.

Since the clarification, he has also made a Twitter and Instagram account for himself.


Rathod’s video on 15 May, where he is seen dancing to the Hrithik Roshan song ‘you are my soniya‘, went viral on social media. The clip received more than six million views. But some users soon claimed that he was a professional dancer who only pretended to be poor.


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Rathod’s viral dancing clip led many to compare him with Roshan, with many even tagging the Bollywood actor in their posts on Twitter.

This is not the only song that Rathod has danced to. Calling himself a fan of both Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, he has posted videos of himself dancing to songs from their movies. He has about two million followers on TikTok.

On Tuesday, Rathod had posted a video of Bollywood choreographer Terrence Lewis praising his dance moves and wrote: “Mere bhagwan ne aaj mujhe aaj darshan de diya” (my god/ mentor has given me his blessings today).

According to a Twitter user, Rathod hails from Valsad in Gujarat.

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