Bombay Bol: Sameer Kulavoor, Explains

Updated: Oct 03, 2019, 09:15 IST | The Guide Team | Mumbai

After being associated with Arshad Warsi's character in the Munnabhai series, the word forayed into Netflix's hit series Sacred Games when Nawazuddin Siddiqui said, "kabhi kabhi lagta hai, apun hi bhagwan hai."

Sameer Kulavoor
Sameer Kulavoor

Apun/apan

Meaning: While there's ample inspiration from Hinglish, the language of the city, this particular word dips into both the Marathi word 'aapan' meaning 'we' as well as the Hindi word 'apna' i.e. ours. And so, we arrive at 'apun' or 'apan' that takes the form of 'I' or the Hindi 'main'. After being associated with Arshad Warsi's character in the Munnabhai series, the word forayed into Netflix's hit series Sacred Games when Nawazuddin Siddiqui said, "kabhi kabhi lagta hai, apun hi bhagwan hai."

Sameer Kulavoor is a visual artist

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