Unique and bizarre challenges are nothing new on social media platforms. The latest fad among people around the world is the #BottleCapChallenge. It is all about unscrewing a bottle cap with a spinning roundhouse kick, without touching the bottle. Social media sites are abuzz with various celebrities attempting to give this challenge their own unique spin, thus inspiring others, too, to join the fray.
It all started when Slovakia-based Roman Kambur posted his action on his Instagram page on June 20. Soon, Karo Pashikyan, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter from Kazakhstan, tried the same, and he nominated Taekwondo champion Farabi Davletchin. He pulled it off in two different ways and this was followed by US-based MMA trainer Max Holloway. It was singer-songwriter John Mayer who nominated Hollywood star Jason Statham, after which some of the Indian celebs got obsessed with it. Check out how a few of our celebs kicked it off in style.
That Akshay Kumar was the first film star from the country to give it a try doesn’t come as a surprise, thanks to his penchant for fitness and dare-devil stunts. His video garnered almost 7M views on his Instagram page. Bollywood’s own khiladi posted on Twitter and Instagram, “I couldn’t resist #BottleCapChallenge Inspired by my action idol #JasonStatham, I will repost/retweet the Best I see, come on Guys and Girls get your Bottle out and your Legs in the Air, Let’s Do This.” The best thing is that he kept sharing some of the videos by others, which he thought was worth enough for others to watch.
Arjun was the first one from Kollywood to take up the challenge. This was unsurprising, given his impressive physique and his interest in action movies throughout his acting career. Staying true to his moniker, ‘Action King’ for the umpteenth time, the actor unscrewed the bottle cap elegantly. He took to his Facebook page and posted the video with the caption, “Dedicated to my boss Bruce and all my fans”. His actress daughter, Aishwarya, also posted her dad’s stylish kick on her Instagram page, which received a good response from netizens.
Known for pulling off some breathtaking action with unbelievable dedication, Vidyut Jammwal also joined the list. The #BottleCapChallenge, perhaps, is a child’s play for the Thuppakki star who often leaves his admirers in awe of his action skills. An expert in the ancient martial art form, kalaripayattu, he went a step ahead and unscrewed the cap of three bottles, which were placed adjacently. Vidyut’s video, which lasts for 30 seconds, received almost 50K likes on his Facebook page. He posted, “#Jammwalions this one’s for you… #bottlecapchallenge #itrainlikevidyutjammwal #kalaripayattu #farabidavetchin #jasonstatham.”
Tiger Shroff, who is also a hardcore fitness freak, shared a video of him performing the challenge on his Twitter and Instagram pages. Tiger mentioned that he was inspired by Hong Kong actor and martial artist Donnie Yen and challenged Riteish Deshmukh and Dino Morea.
Other celebs who did It
Siddhant Chaturvedi, who rose to fame with Ranveer Singh-starrer Gully Boy, did the roundhouse kick quite effortlessly and joined the list of actors who were successful at the challenge.
Arjun’s nephew and Kannada star Chiranjeevi Sarja, attempted the challenge and said his uncle was his motivation. He posted, “I couldn’t resist to do this #BottleCapChallenge, after seeing my idol #Arjunsarja doing it ?? #ChallengeAccepted #FitIndia Common everybody show us the beast in you!!.”(sic)
Another Sandalwood star, Ganesh, also performed the action and tagged Jason Statham and Akshay Kumar in his Twitter post.