He has been making TikTok videos since a month, but they went viral ever since his brother started starring in them too. “We used to make the videos just like that and didn’t think that they would go viral,” he said.
“We have gotten a lot of love from people,” said Amir. The duo has more than 32,000 followers on TikTok. They went live on social media on Sunday and more than 4,000 people saw it and interacted with them.
Amir, who has three daughters, said that everyone in the family has supported their endeavour. “I have an elder brother in Saudi Arabia, even he has appreciated our videos,” he told SAMAA Digital.
Amir and Arif live with their respective families in a house on Jamshed Road in Karachi.
It hasn't all been smooth sailing for them, however. The two shared that they have received hate too because they have beards.
“People have even hurled abuses at us,” said Amir. “Many people said that you have beards and you should respect it.”
People don’t realize that we are not kids. “I have done Umrah and my brother has performed Hajj,” he said. “We know about our religion.”
Some people just can’t see others progressing in their lives. People think that just because someone has a beard they should only preach, he said. “Do you think people would’ve found comedian Umer Sharif less funny if he had a beard?”
Arif said that they just want to entertain people. “There were some comments in which people criticised us a lot but we released that 1,000 people have loved our work and there is a small section which disapproves of it,” he remarked.