In the Tokyo Olympics, Israeli swimmers delivered a fabulous performance on Madhuri Dixit’s famous track “Aaja Nach Le”. Yes, you read it right!
Footage of Israeli swimmers performing on Madhuri’s song has gone viral on the internet. Swimmers Blecher and Bobritsky can be seen in the video flapping to Madhuri’s classic move from the song. Indian supporters are overjoyed with the duo’s choice to involve a Bollywood song.
Bollywood is appreciated not only in India but also overseas, as illustrated by Israeli swimmers performing on actress Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Aaja Nach Le’ during the current Tokyo Olympics. Eden Blecher and Shelly Bobritsky of Squad Israel did a special part of their routine to actress Madhuri Dixit’s hit song ‘Aaja Nach Le’ on Tuesday at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre during the Artistic Swimming Duet Free Routine Preliminary.
Individuals all across the world complemented the Israeli duo, and many admired them for giving a touch of Bollywood to the Tokyo Olympics, whereas others marked Madhuri Dixit, questioning whether she had viewed the clip.
MyGov India Released a Clip on Twitter
MyGov India, the government’s public interaction portal, released a clip of their routine on Twitter yesterday. It showcases Eden Blecher and Shelly Bobritsky performing a song from the 2007 drama of a similar title.
The swimmers are shown brilliantly synchronizing and partnering on the soundtrack that is now grabbing headlines in the 15-second clip. Indian audiences have been sharing the footage, which simply explains Israel’s love for Bollywood.
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) August 5, 2021
Israeli Pair was Contending for a Spot in the Final
According to reports, Blecher and Bobritsky’s Olympic routine ranked 16th out of the 22 groups who contested in the free routine. The Israeli pair was contending for a spot in the final of the women’s duet technical routine category. Meanwhile, they did not qualify for the final showdown.
For the unfamiliar, the artistic swimming category in the Olympics contains a freestyle routine style dance spanning close to three to four minutes. Similarly, a technical routine contains five distinct moves that last a highest of 2.50 minutes. Athletes in this section are ranked and evaluated based on synchronization, peculiar technique, and choreography.
The Israel-Bollywood Love Connection
Bollywood films are incredibly loved in Israel. Following his journey to India in 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the ‘Shalom Bollywood’ gathering, which featured plenty of top actors, directors, and producers, like Amitabh Bachchan.
“I gazed at other celebs and felt you guys are a huge deal. And on this basis the world cherishes Bollywood, and Israel loves Bollywood, and I also love Bollywood,”
Observe a Few of the Responses from Twitteratis
The footage has been seen thousands of times on the micro-blogging medium since it was released a day ago. Observe a few of the responses it has evoked:
“Thank you very much, Team Israel!!! I can’t tell you how delighted I was to hear and watch this!! “AAJA NACH LE,” a Twitter user wrote.
Other user twitted, “Separated by nations, unified by Bollywood.”
Another user added, “What a diverse bag of surprises with Bollywood in the Olympics!”It was fantastic, an amazing genre where art knows no boundaries!!”
What a mixed bag of surprises with Bollywood in Olympics 😅Just loved it ! Really , Amazing gener where Art has no boundaries !!
— Renu Sharma 🇮🇳 (@RenuSha36631550) August 5, 2021
“Aaja Nach Le” Signified Dixit’s Comeback to the Big Screen
The actress cherishes a significant place in her heart for the drama because it signified Maduri Dixit’s comeback to the big screen after a five-year exile.
Aaja Nach Le, directed by Anil Mehta, also featured Konkona Sen Sharma, Jugal Hansraj, Akshaye Khanna, and Kunal Kapoor in notable roles.