After setting social media ablaze with her mesmerizing dance performance to Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan’s “Besharam Rang” from the film Pathaan, the talented influencer Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar returns with yet another sensational dance video. This time, she collaborates with stand-up comedian Anjana Bapat to recreate the iconic Bollywood song, The Dance Of Envy, originally picturized on the legendary duo Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor.
While sharing the video on Instagram, influencer Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar wrote, “Two 90s babies celebrating their love of Madhuri Dixit on her birthday!!! Please Tag her in the comments @madhuridixitnene and wish her so that she sees this. Also our adoration for Karishma Kapoor for making this routine iconic with MD,”
She further added, “This is also a love letter to every 90s baby who has danced this Dance of Envy in front of the mirror. To everyone, the 90s and beyond, who keep their desire to be out there and dancing a secret, it’s time to celebrate our love for The Madhuri Dixit, our love for dance, and our love for our bodies!!!”
While concluding such a heartfelt message, Tanvi wrote, “This time around Pooja and Nisha are not competing for Rahul, they’re collaborating because they love to dance together! They don’t seek being compared, they seek to flaunt friendships between women and the strength in those bonds. I mean we love Shahrukh but here’s to female friendships..So, Anjana and I, Tanvi, bring to you, The Dance of AnVi.”
In a captivating video, the talented duo flawlessly recreates a dance face-off between Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor from the 1997 film Dil To Pagal Hai. Dressed in matching outfits reminiscent of the original song, they embody the essence of the timeless Bollywood classic.
Watch the video right here:
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In no time, the video went viral and many netizens came forward to express their thoughts. Here’s what people posted in the comments:
One user wrote, “There are certain human emotions that I find difficult to explain when kids around ask me about them… next time a tiny human asks me about passion I’ll just show them this video which is a piece of art and a tight slap to our society obsessed with conventional beauty standards! “ Another user wrote, “Can I just say that I had tears in my eyes ♥️♥️ you guys are amazzzzzing. Please teach me how to dance like this. And don’t everrrrrr stop!!!”
A netizen wrote, “Words aren’t enough to describe the grace with which you did this music piece. It’s doing full justice to the masterpiece. Being a plus-size person myself who loves dancing I could never ever have imagined that it can be done so gracefully. Thanks for attempting and inspiring so many like me. Love and admiration…,” Someone wrote, “Hats off to you girls! YOU ARE PIONEERS! The majority of the audience absolutely loves this but the powers that be in Bollywood will use this very same majority as an excuse to not cast women with normal bodies in leading roles. But you girls are UNSTOPPABLE. It’s just a matter of time before Bollywood bends the knee. NEWSFLASH- this is how many many many women look and they are BEAUTIFUL ❤️”
One user wrote,” This is so great to see. I know in an Indian society where everybody is obsessed with weight and so judgemental, it’s absolutely a great effort. You two were beautiful out there.” Another user mentioned, “Awesome u are an inspiration for lots of people who do not have the courage to show their talent keep rocking” “I had a very bad day and watching this lifted my mood instantly! 😍 Awesome performance! You guys killed it 🔥”, wrote a user. Someone mentioned, “Such gracefully passionately beautifully performed this awsum piece of dance .. Just blown with it.”
With their infectious energy and flawless dance moves, Tanvi and Anjana ignite a wave of 90s nostalgia that will undoubtedly make you want to dust off your dancing shoes. However, their performance goes beyond entertainment; it challenges the prevalent issue of body shaming in our society.
While celebrating and appreciating such acts, it is crucial to recognize the damaging impact of body shaming and why we should actively counter it. Talents like Tanvi and Anjana’s dance tribute break down stereotypes, showcasing that artistry knows no boundaries and that every body type is capable of expressing themselves through dance.
As a society, we should celebrate and uplift these acts, promoting inclusivity, acceptance, and self-expression. Let us embrace the message of their performance and strive for a society that empowers individuals to be proud of their unique bodies and talents, instead of succumbing to harmful body-shaming standards.