Commuters in the Delhi Metro were left baffled and amused as they stumbled upon a cryptic model of an auto-rickshaw at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. Miles away, a similar article was found at a mall in Mumbai. Strange objects, such as models of scooters and peacocks, kept popping up all across the country, with just the one thing in common — #16July.
To no surprise, #16July started trending on Twitter pretty soon early Thursday, yet no one knew what all the fuss was about. Even celebrities like Soha Ali Khan and Armaan Malik seemed just as clueless about the mystery of #16July.
— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) July 5, 2018
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 5, 2018
— Soha Ali Khan (@sakpataudi) July 5, 2018
Peculiar theories started popping up as Tweeple could barely contain their restlessness over #16July. While some assumed the date meant to highlight the upcoming Amazon Prime Day — a sales event on Amazon.in — others thought the big reveal could lead up to a biopic on auto drivers, all set to hit the theatres on July 16, 2018.
There were scores of speculative tweets, each adding to the excitement even more:
Is SRK and Salman Khan going to act in same movies which will announce on #16July??
— Mastaani:) (@Kudi_Mastaani) July 5, 2018
What if a biopic on auto driver is hitting the theatres? Will you watch it? #16July
— Urvashi Rautela Zone (@UrvashiZone) July 5, 2018
Bhai ki shaadi ki date announce karenge shayad uss din
—(@Manas4Ak) July 5, 2018
It’s #KatrinaKaif‘s Birthday.
— Satyam Chaudhary (@Zeev_sk) July 5, 2018
— THUGS OF HINDOSTAN(@AmeerAliTOH) July 5, 2018
— Sanju – All Time Blockbuster (@sachin_kully) July 5, 2018
Race4 ki announcement
— dec 21 (@iamdwarf_) July 5, 2018
That is the date when all the Indians will get the 16 lacs amount in their bank account as promised by Modi. #16July
— Tina (@iyertina) July 5, 2018
16 July is Snake Day and Peacock’s favorite food is snake.
— INSAF AHMED (@ias2863) July 5, 2018
Peacock protesting to no longer be national bird because of the state of affairs in the country??!
— Adnan Mukaddam (@andy_mukaddam) July 5, 2018
One of them even claimed to have narrowed it down, hinting that it’s all about the Founding Conference of International Solar Alliance.
— Aman Ahmed (@aman_khan1990) July 5, 2018
Not convinced? Well, you can always come up with your own theory. Any guesses?
(Written by Urvashi Sharma)