Viral Video: Bhangra-Dancing British 'Grannies' Are Taking The Internet By Storm

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Viral Video: Bhangra-Dancing British 'Grannies' Are Taking The Internet By Storm

There's more to these bhangra-dancing British grandmothers than meets the eye

New Delhi:  The clip begins innocently enough. A couple of elderly looking women, milling about in a busy, noisy shopping mall when suddenly, they break into dance. And not just any dance - but a very energetic bhangra. The two-minute long clip sees the women shake their hips, and move their arms and legs about in a surprisingly coordinated effort. And if they seem more energetic than they look, well, wait for it, there's a twist. The British "grannies" aren't exactly what they seem to appear.

A video of them dancing was shared early on Thursday morning by Mahindra Group's Executive Chairman Anand Mahindra, with a caption reading: "This should perk up your morning. Proves that no matter where you're from, your age or your shape, you'll look cool when you get down & Bhangra!"

Unsurprisingly, the tweet was shared nearly 700 times in less than 5 hours.
 
Although they seem like "grandmothers," the women dancing are in fact actors in their 30s, 40s and 50s. They perform together for Fizzog Productions, a theatre company based in England.

The group has been together for nearly two decades. They met as students in college where they studied Community Theatre.

"The Dancing Grannies," described by the group as "elderly ladies who like to get down and boogie wherever they please" are, it turns out, part of a popular ongoing sketch.

Speaking to the Daily Mail after another one of their earlier videos went viral, Sue Hawkins, who plays the "elderly" character Letty said: "We just cannot believe the reaction we've had to the video. We have had a huge response from people in India who loved the Bhangra dancing."



Want to see what the women look like without their "old lady" disguises? Take a look at this video of them dancing from a show 5 years ago:



Grannies or not - it's clear everyone loves dancing bhangra.

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