Social media is a channel which is like a dry forest and anything which is creative and humorous, that remotely catches mass interest spreads like wildfire.
Sometimes, it does not take much time to become ‘viral’; For example, the young girl who smiled (Priya Warrier) winking in a music video, or Dhinchak Pooja, the pop-star from UP, who gained nationwide fame for her unique voice.
Has everyone in India by now seen this video of the amazing #DancingUncle (at a wedding presumably)? Insta, FB, WhatsApp, Twitter – no matter what platform I’m on, he’s everywhere! 😂 And I can’t get enough, he’s just too good! pic.twitter.com/h4TTHtSKlK
— Tina Sharma (@TinaSharmaT) May 31, 2018
However, there are more and more viral videos that end up showcasing someone’s hidden talent, and an example of this is the #DancingUncle video that has been circulating in social channels recently. If you haven’t seen it, then surely you must have a look at his performance.
In Indian weddings, generally the bride and the groom will be the center of attraction but in this case, uncle made it. Sanjeev Shrivastava showed up his performance to whole India.
Shrivastava, 46, hails from the Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh and is an Assistant Professor of Electronics at the Bhabha Engineering Research Institute in Bhopal.
There were Press reports that Shrivastava has been dancing since 1982, inspired by his mother Mohini Devi Shrivastava, who was a classical dancer. With no formal training, he won Madhya Pradesh’s ‘Best Dancer’ award 3 times in the 1980’s, at competitions held in MP Capital, Bhopal.
At his brother-in-law’s marriage in Gwalior on 12th May, Shrivastava was actually pulling out the dancer in him, when someone shot the video, and Shrivastava is extremely grateful for that.
If we have a look at the video that has been circulated, they are indeed a delight. In the first one, as the strains of ‘Aap Ke Aa Jane Se’, from the 1987 Govinda-Neelam classic ‘Khudgarz’ hits the ears, Shrivastava seems entirely at ease, having fun.
Shrivastava has awakened the dancer in everyone and has received great appreciation from various people across India, including Shivraj Chauhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Bollywood actress, Raveena Tandon.
Now, maybe he can still use modern technology to record some new dance videos, and follow up on his dreams!