Hyderabad is known for its unique slang and dialect, which is filled with colorful expressions and humor. In the upcoming State elections, political parties are using the Hyderabadi slang ‘Dakhni’ to attract voters. The BRS and Congress parties have released videos and songs featuring famous Hyderabadi actors Gulla Dada, Aziz Naser, Ashwin Kaushal, and Adnan Sajid Khan.
The BRS party released a video with Aziz Naser and Ashwin Kaushal, where Aziz plays the owner of a paan shop and Ashwin is a customer. The video is based on Shah Rukh Khan’s movie Jawan, and Aziz responds in Hyderabadi slang when asked about the film. He expresses support for the BRS party and mentions their schemes and development work.
In the Congress Party video song ‘Bhul gaye na Anna,’ Gulla Dada portrays a lorry driver and Jamal Khan plays a cleaner. They mock the BRS party in typical Hyderabadi slang, highlighting issues such as reservations, suspected scams, and the alleged connection between KCR and the BJP. The song also taunts AIMIM.
These videos and songs aim to appeal to Hyderabadis and minorities in order to win their votes. The use of Hyderabadi slang adds a humorous touch to the political campaigns.