Our own Bengalurean Mr Nags has some of the juiciest gossip on the team members in the RCB Insider.

Who is Mr Nags the man who knows the secrets of RCB playersImage source: Royal Challengers Bangalore/YouTube
Features Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 05:30

Are you a devout follower of Royal Challengers Bangalore and want some scoop on the team members? Look no further. Our own Bengalurean Mr Nags has some of the juiciest gossip on the team members in the RCB Insider. 

Want to hear how the handsome Ab de Villiers proposed to his girlfriend? Ever heard Gayle and team owner Vijay Mallya speak in Kannada? Well, here is Mr Nags showing glimpses of their lives off the field. But who is this Mr Nags – the RCB Insider who speaks like a typical Bengalurean Kannadiga? 

Don’t rack your brains much, it is our very own Danish Sait – the infamous prankster on FM Fever 104. The RCB team over the last two weeks has been uploading videos of Mr Nags crashing into RCB shoots and its parties on its website.

Speaking about what prompted him to be the character he is, Danish says, “Mr. Nags is like a stereotypical representation of Bengalurean. The audiences can therefore relate to him since the accent, mannerisms are similar, therefore relatability is high. He is in a bubble of his own, not noticing that the world thinks of him as an idiot.”

Danish hails from a family of political lineage; his grandfather Aziz Sait was a Congress man from the Mysuru. As a child, he observed the numerous visitors who thronged his house every day to interact with the family.

Soon, he started mimicking the different voices and accents he heard and even before he knew it, he was in a profession where he could use this talent.

While explaining the character that he essays, the popular RJ says the intention is to create humour content for the audience while simultaneously gathering scoop from the team.  

Denying that he is not a mascot for the team, he says he just plays a character that entertains people and connects them with the team.

“The RCB Insider videos have got a good response and people have liked the content. Actually the name Nags was a cooler version of Nagraj (one of the several names he uses in his pranks). People have often said that I’m a brand ambassador for Kannada since I regularly prank in the local language.”

The episode with Ab de Villiers where the cricketer shares his experience of proposing to his wife, Danielle, is his favourite because it captures both a softer romantic side of the South African as well as his humoristic side. 

 

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