There's a new viral challenge on the prowl these days. It's called the #BottleCapChallenge. And everyone – from top actors to the friendly blogger – is trying to nail it.
So what does the challenge entail? The person undertaking the #BottleCapChallenge needs to uncap the bottle in a kick, without letting the bottle move. The challenge reportedly began with Mixed Martial Arts fighters and soon gained traction on the web.
Last week, Kazakh Taekwondo champion Farabi Davletchin posted the #BottleCapChallenge video and dared several other celebs to accept the cap-kicking challenge on Instagram including Jason Statham, Conor McGregor, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Jackie Chan.
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The video went viral on social media and soon Jason Statham – The Transporter trilogy and Fast and Furious star – shared his cap-kicking video on Instagram in slo-mo.
Later, inspired by his action idol, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar too posted his slo-mo uncapping video on Instagram. The 51-year-old actor wrote, "I couldn`t resist the Bottle Cap Challenge. Inspired by my action idol Jason Statham, I will repost/retweet the Best I see, come on Guys and Girls get your Bottle out and your Legs in the Air, Let`s Do This."
I couldn't resist ? #BottleCapChallenge Inspired by my action idol @JasonStatham, I will repost/retweet the Best I see, come on Guys and Girls get your Bottle out and your Legs in the Air, Let's Do This ?ﾟﾏﾽ #FitIndia #WednesdayMotivation
Other top celebs to try it were singer John Mayer, director-producer Guy Ritchie and many more.
Soon, spoofs of the challenge went viral. Social media artist Barkha Sethi posted a funny take on the video:
Unlike most of the viral challenges such as #kiki or #dametucosita, #BottleCapChallenge is relatively easier. All you need is a bottle, a cap, a camera and plenty of patience and time to nail the kick.