By Aamir Bashir, Tom Midlane @Aamir_Here

AN ULTRA-FLEXIBLE 15-year-old schoolboy has left friends and family astonished with his bendiness - earning himself the nickname 'Rubber Boy'

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Videographer / Director: Ajay Verma
Producer: Aamir Bashir, Tom Midlane, Nick Johnson
Editor: Ian Phillips, Sonia Estal

Jaspreet Singh Kalra drinks a 'Sprite' by twisting his head backwards

Hailing from Punjab in the north of India, Jaspreet Singh Kalra's signature moves include contorting his legs so far backwards that they rest on his shoulders. 

The twisty teen can even rotate his head 180 degrees so he is facing backwards - like Meryl Streep's character in the classic Goldie Hawn film 'Death Becomes Her'. 

The twisty teen can even rotate his head 180 degrees so he is facing backwards
At 10 or 11 years of age, he started showing his flexibility by twisting and turning his neck, hands and other body parts

Surinder Kaur Kalra, Jaspreet's mother, said: "When he was born, we had no idea he had this kind of talent. 

"We became aware when he was 10 or maybe 11 years of age, when he started showing his flexibility by twisting and turning his neck, hands and other body parts."

Jaspreet says he only started to grasp the full extent of his extreme bendiness when he started doing yoga at the age of 12. 

Jaspreet's talents have been recognised by the India Book of Records and have made him a star at school and in his home city of Ludhiana.

"I fractured my elbow, so there was a gap of a year and half when I was unable to practice yoga," he said. 

"Once the injury healed, I started searching videos on Youtube and trying out different postures and bends and quickly realised that I am more flexible than other people."

And despite the near-impossible poses Jaspreet is able to pull off, he says his extreme elasticity means he has no fear of injury. 

Jaspreet says he only started to grasp the full extent of his extreme bendiness when he started doing yoga at the age of 12

"I have never faced any discomfort or pain while doing these actions. It has become my hobby. I like doing this," he said. 

"I can rotate my head at 180 degrees backward. I can rotate my arms at 360 degrees, I can do extreme front bending and back bending."

Jaspreet's talents have been recognised by the India Book of Records and have made him a star at school and in his home city of Ludhiana. 

And the teenager is loving every bit of the attention he is getting. 

The bendy prodigy has been nicknamed 'Rubber Boy'
The youngster's signature moves include contorting his legs so far backwards that they rest on his shoulder

"Boys and girls in my school treat me as a superstar," he said.  

"Many students come in the morning and take photographs of me and get my autograph."

And Jaspreet's growing fame is not lost on his parents, who say they are proud their son possesses such a rare ability. 

Jaspreet says his extreme elasticity means he has no fear of injury
Jaspreet's parents have become so used to his logic-defying moves that they have never taken him to a doctor to find out what caused it

"Our relatives and friends are left gaping when they see Jaspreet," mum Surinder said. "They are amazed.

"I want the whole world to know his name. It will make me feel proud of my son. He should become a superstar."

Jaspreet's parents have become so used to his logic-defying moves that they have never taken him to a doctor to find out what caused it.

“We never felt the need,”added Surinder. 

"People tells us 'you should take your son to the doctor, he might have some fracture or maybe some other problem like maybe a defect in the bone.

"But my son has never complained of any pain." 

Showing off: Jaspreet shows off his flexibility in front of his school friends

Surinder now wants Jaspreet to make a go of it with a career in yoga and to continue honing his ever-expanding array of poses. 

"His talent was revealed by yoga. Now he has learnt a lot of new techniques, we want him to take up yoga as his career," she said.  

Bend over backwards: the flexible boy shows off his skills
Jaspreet has his sights set on emulating - and even surpassing - the feats of his hero. American-based contortionist Daniel Browning Smith

Jaspreet has his sights set on emulating - and even surpassing - the feats of his hero. American-based contortionist Daniel Browning Smith currently holds the title of the world's most flexible person. 

"I want to make this talent as my career. Daniel Browning Smith is my inspiration. Currently, he holds the record of being the most flexible person. I want to snatch his record," said Jaspreet.