Superwoman comes to India

Apr 13, 2015, 08:24 IST | Dhara Vora

YouTube sensation, Punjabi kudi and the owner of unicorn slippers, Canadian comedian Superwoman or Lilly Singh will be kicking off her first world tour with seven shows in India in May

A peppy welcome, solid-colour lipstick, eyeliner flick and a cap worn backwards, Lilly Singh, popularly known by her YouTube moniker — Superwoman, is just as we imagined her to be.

Comedian Lilly Singh aka Superwoman being her exuberant self. Pics/Sayed Sameer Abedi
Comedian Lilly Singh aka Superwoman being her exuberant self. Pics/Sayed Sameer Abedi 

The Canadian comedian of Indian origin, gained popularity with her hilarious video posts about everything under the sun — from her take on Punjabi mothers to ladies loos. Singh is now ready to take over the world with her world tour titled — A Trip To Unicorn Island World Tour. The tickets were sold out within the first 24 hours and Culture Machine, the digital video entertainment company had to add extra shows.

Two of her most popular characters in her videos are those where she plays her fictional Punjabi parents. "Initially, I think my parents didn't even know that I made the videos. Then, a relative called them up saying: 'Do you know what your daughter is doing on the Internet!' and they thought I was going through a phase, and weren't very supportive. But now, they are big fans. They think it's funny," she says about her parents' reactions to the videos.

While Singh can go crazy in her videos, there are a few things that she thinks her parents might have an issue with. "When I talk about relationships and boyfriends, they might have a problem with it," she laughs.

Her trips to India have also made her meet several Bollywood personalities, and Singh is open to being a part of the industry. Her ideal role she tells us "would be in any film as the love interest of John Abraham", as soon as she learns to walk in a sari and learns Hindi (she speaks Punjabi).

With spoof videos being 'the thing' to do nowadays, for newcomers, Singh suggests doesn't force or over-think. Despite being popular, criticism comes her way as well. When asked how she deals with it she quips, "I cry a lot (laughs)!

It's inevitable that people are going to write mean things on the Internet. Now matter what you say people are going to criticise. I have taught myself to focus on what deserves my attention. A bad comment does affect me but then I move on." Though she tells us that she wouldn't make a reaction video on the bad comments as it wouldn't be fair to fans.

Some of her favourite international video stars are Jenna Marbles and Ryan Higa, while from the Indian scene, she finds Viral Fever and Tanmay Bhat from AIB, to be very funny.

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