Hoop dancer Eshna Kutty's dance to Genda Phool is creating waves on social media. The routine looks quite tough to begin with - but add to that the fact that she performs with a hula hoop while wearing a saree and it's little wonder that netizens are amazed.
Eshna, 23, posted the dance video on Instagram Thursday, from where it quickly reached Twitter. The performance impressed many, quickly garnering a ton of praise. It was 'retweeted' on the microblogging platform this morning by her mother, journalist Chitra Narayanan.
"Woke up to several people Whatsapping me this video! Meet my daughter who has sparked off a #sareeflow trend," Chitra Narayanan wrote while sharing the clip. The video shows her daughter dressed in a maroon saree and sneakers, hoop dancing with expert ease to the Dilli 6 song.
Since being posted on Twitter Thursday, the video has been viewed over 2.6 lakh times and collected hundreds of comments praising the hoop dancer. While many used the hashtag #SareeFlow to compliment Eshna, others shared their own saree pics.
Eshna Kutty has over 40,000 followers on Instagram, and this is not the first time she has used the #SareeFlow hashtag in one of her posts. She had earlier urged her followers to share their own videos of hoop dancing in sarees using #SareeFlow. In her post yesterday, she explained why she came up with the hashtag.
"This post is primarily to share with you why I put out #sareeflow as a hashtag," she wrote.
Can one really flex to a song like Genda Phool which is all heart tho? This post is primarily to share with you why I put out #sareeflow as a hashtag. It had been on my mind for months, and the intention was not to create the most sensual saree videos, but to feel so comfortable and happy wearing it without the pressure of being a delicate lady. That aside, I wanted to also spotlight Indian hoopers because we're so few in number but growing so fast. Theres so much diversity in our cultures and even in our sarees that I hoped this trend would add a very unique twist to a global art form. Or visa versa- that you'd want to get yourself a hoop because you secretly want to dress up to goof around. Either case, I think it's fantastic that you're doing it anyway and sharing it ❤️ . . . Wearing @pumaindia + mother's saree obv✨ . . #hoopersofinstagram #hooplife #hoopdance #hoop #hoopersofig #hooplove #flowarts #hoopflow #hulahoop #hulahooping #infinitecirclescommunity #girlswhohoop #hooper #hooping
"It had been on my mind for months, and the intention was not to create the most sensual saree videos, but to feel so comfortable and happy wearing it without the pressure of being a delicate lady.
"There's so much diversity in our cultures and even in our sarees that I hoped this trend would add a very unique twist to a global art form," she added.
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