The video of a boy from Kashmir's Kishtwar District has gone viral in India, with Bollywood celebrities showing a special interest in it. The boy's vivacious dance, which is accompanied by a traditional instrument, a 'Dhol', has left netizens' hearts full of spirit.
In the clip, the boy can be seen grooving, lifting his hands, and matching his feet to the Dhol beats. Dressed in a sweater with a red shirt-beneath, he snaps his fingers, stops for a moment and bursts into a dance again.
Bollywood actor-artist Farhan akhtar retweeted the video, saying "This little guy got big groove."
Similarly, Bollywood veteran actress Raveena Tandon shared the video and called the dance "a lovely pahadi dance and the cutest version of it!" 'Phadi' refers to the hills in Hindi and people living in the hills are called 'Pahadi'.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 23, 2020
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) July 22, 2020
The kid is also a hit among the general public on Twitter. While a few netizens called it the carefree attitude and innocence of childhood, other are simply in awe of his dance skills and are enjoying the vicarious thrill.
This is what I want to see in the face of childhood Kashmiri— Sushil (@AmiableSingh) July 21, 2020
Thanks for the 55 seconds peace.— Tahir Hassan Malik (@imMTahir) July 21, 2020
Wow, my God! See the confidence of the Champ.— Mudasir Dar (@Mudasir_adp) July 21, 2020
Made my day... needed it badly. Loads of love to him.— Dr.Midhat Farah مدہت فرح (@farah_midhat) July 21, 2020
A Twitter user even opined that the video should be played on national television once and the fear of coronavirus will melt like butter.