The South Korean singer Seori recently in an interview said that she is addicted with ‘Tunak Tunak Tun’ by Daler Mehendi. The song was released in the late 1990s and was a hit.
Seori told Hindustan Times when asked whether she knows any Indians songs, she said, “A song called Tunak Tunak Tun was used as a theme song on a very popular comedy show in Korea when I was young. I recently found out that it was an Indian song, and it is a very addictive and good song. It’s also a song that contains good memories.”
Further talking about India Seori told Hindustan Times, “There is a movie that I like. It’s a movie called Finding Kim Jong-Wook (Finding Mr. Destiny). It was so good that I watched it several times, and its background is in India. The romantic and mysterious part made me want to go to India. I’m interested in the mysteriousness of Indian instruments and music. I’m looking forward to knowing what kind of new influence I will get if I go,” and talked about how the film-shaped his image towards India.
Meanwhile, it is worth mentioning that once even BTS member RM talked about ‘Tunak Tunak Tun’ and had said in an interview with Rolling Stones, “I could say that the most famous Indian song in Korea is Tunak Tunak Tun. It’s really famous. I sang it when I was a middle school student when I was 14.”