Updated: April 17, 2022 6:33:18 am
Music transcends boundaries and languages and we have seen countless examples of it before. And when it comes to peppy, upbeat Indian music, there’s hardly anyone who can resist tapping their feet or even breaking out in a dance. Now, taking things to a whole new level, a popular French dancer is melting hearts online while trying out Bharatnatyam.
Jika, a popular Instagram influencer, who has expressed his love for Bollywood dance numbers before, recently took many by surprise by trying out an Indian classical dance form. Joining forces with popular Indian dancer and choreographer Shanti, the duo along with Emile Travis were seen performing out in an open garden.
Doing a fusion choreography to a mashup version of ‘Snehithane Snehithane’ from 2000 hit Tamil film Alaipayuthey and ‘In My Bed’ — the three dancers brought some freshness to their style, wowing all online.
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With not just an effort to learn peppy dance numbers from various Indian regional languages songs, his followers were elated to see him learning a difficult classical dance form. Many commented on his form and zeal to learn, while hoping they would get to see more of his talent. Some even flooded the comments sections with requests. “You should wear mundu next time,” one remarked, lauding him.
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However, it is not the first time that desi people have been impressed by his dancing skills. From grooving to ‘Saami Saami’ from Pushpa: The Rise to recently dancing to ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani’ from the Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer Sooryavanshi, his love for Indian music is increasing each day.
Of late, particularly during the pandemic, many social media stars from around the world have risen to fame creating Indian content and Jika is no different. From US Dad Ricky Pond to Tanzanian siblings Kili and Neema Paul, foreign influencers’ love for India has been increasing and equally appreciated.
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