Kunal Nayyar took to Instagram with a post which requested Big Bang Theory character Sheldon Lee Cooper’s favorite “Soft Kitty” song. What’s wrong with “Raj Koothrappali”?
Well, as you know, the Big Bang Theory actor is involved in commitments outside of the highly-rated sitcom. Extensive travel is part of Kunal Nayyar’s lifestyle, whether for work or pleasure. And with that, Nayyar is often exhausted from flights and alone.
While suffering from jet lag, Kunal Nayyar took to Instagram to express himself. He asked his fans, “Is [‘Soft Kitty’] for jet lag?” At the end of the question, Kunal added “#singtome,” as a request for the notable Big Bang Theory song of comfort.
So, as requested, Kunal Nayyar’s fans began to comment with the lyrics from “Soft Kitty.” If you don’t know them by now, you’re probably not a Big Bang Theory enthusiast. However, they are as follows.
“Soft kitty/Warm kitty/Little ball of fur/Happy kitty/Sleepy kitty/Pur, pur, pur.”
Sometimes, you can also sing it in a “round,” as in the example below.
The Big Bang Theory – “Soft Kitty” in a Round
Between Kunal Nayyar’s Big Bang Theory schedule, his other film endeavors, and his leisure lifestyle of overseas travel, it’s possible that his jet lag and need for “Soft Kitty” comes from one of the aforementioned. Yet, there’s no confirmation on Nayyar’s whereabouts when he requested the song.
As mentioned, Kunal is working on some other projects aside from Big Bang Theory. Recently, Nayyar made an announcement via Instagram concerning his part in Jesse Eisenberg’s play, The Spoils. It premieres in London on May 27. According to Kunal, he’s getting ready to partake in “tea and biscuits,” so to speak.
However, according to the play’s website, Kunal Nayyar has been participating in The Spoils since its creation. So far, the play has been limited to the Pershing Square Signature Center in New York. Yet, even with its localized demographic, the play has received several fantastic reviews, one coming from New York Times.
This feature that includes Nayyar is about a narcissist named “Ben,” played by Eisenberg. The official site notes as follows.
“Nobody likes Ben (Jesse Eisenberg). Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He’s been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan (Kunal Nayyar), an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back.”
If you’re interested in more footage of the Kunal-inclusive feature, you can watch The Spoils‘ trailer below.
Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar – The Spoils Trailer
In a feature interview, Kunal Nayyar mentioned that everyone would need time to digest the message in the play. Specifically, Nayyar mentioned that it would make its audience reflect on themselves. And, based on multiple reviews, it does that well.
Nonetheless, while Kunal Nayyar’s character Raj Koothrappali might have questionable sexual orientation at times in Big Bang Theory, Nayyar is happily married to Neha Kapur, Miss India Universe 2006. Via Instagram, Kunal has posted several photos of his beautiful wife. Most recently, Nayyar celebrated his wife’s birthday just days ago in London.
“A little hazy, but boy was it a OG night. Thank you Kunal Nayyar for being my [heart] and being the best husband a girl could’ve asked for, and [Siddartha Tytler] and [Kunal Walia] for being the #bfffffffssss a girl could ask for and @drveetee for being the best family a girl could ask for and of course Simon and joss for being the loveliest friends a girl could ask for:))).”
Kunal also posted on his own Instagram about the happy occasion.
So, possibly during this flight back to the States — from London — Kunal Nayyar suffered from jet lag and needed the assistance of his fans with their renditions of “Soft Kitty.” What are your thoughts about it? Have you ever found yourself “having a go” at the song in your personal life? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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