Viral Vipin Sahu became the talk of the town after his paragliding video surfaced on social media and became the laughing stock among the netizens. In the video, the viral paraglider could be seen literally begging his instructor to get him back to the ground, remembering his family and praying to the god for his safety during his mid-air commentary throughout his paragliding session in the video. In an exclusive interview with Republic Bharat, Vipin Sahu, the viral paraglider, got candid about his experience in the air that made popular across the social media spectrum. Responding to question on how did he feel in the air, Vipin Sahu said that he thought it was the last moment of his life, after which he ended remembering all his family members.
"At that I remembered my entire family, I thought it will be the last moment of my life, so I remembered everyone," Sahu said.
On being questioned about his feelings and reactions to becoming famous with his paragliding video, Vipin Sahu gave the credit to social media for making the video viral and connected with it.
"The video has become famous due to social media. People saw the video multiple times and connected with it. They saw themselves in the video. They thought could have been in the same place and have the same fear as I did," Sahu added.
Planning on going for sky-diving next, the viral paraglider spoke about he felt when he was in the air and about the moment he got down after the session.
"When I got down then I felt happy. I realized that my consciousness has returned. When I was up, I felt very unconscious. I was trying to reduce my fears. My brain stopped functioning," he further said.
In the video that has left the netizens LOLing, Vipin Sahu was seen taking off from the ground with fear and excitement. However, as soon as he realised he is off the ground, he was seen pleading with the instructor to get him back to the ground. After the first few minutes, Sahu also ended up begging to his instructor, saying 'Land kar do bhai' repeatedly. While the instructor kept on reassuring Sahu of his safety, Sahu was all panicky and afraid during the entire flight session. Moreover, he also offered a bribe to the instructor to make him land as quick as possible.