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A 54-year-old woman from Heeramandi's Gajagamini March goes viral; Netflix reacts

Screenshot from the viral video.

A 54-year-old dancer has taken the internet by storm with her flawless recreation of Aditi Rao Hydari’s Gajagamini Walk out of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's OTT debut, HeeramandiThe video shared on Instagram has gained immense popularity on social media, with many attempting to recreate the legendary walk.

Dancer Neeru Saini is a well-known digital artist who frequently posts dance videos on Instagram. In her latest video, she is seen in a colourful traditional multi-coloured lehenga and a silver blouse. She completes the look with a mustard yellow dupatta adorned with mirror embellishments as she executes the Gajagamini walk with flawless precision.

Netflix India appreciated Neeru's efforts by commenting, “OBSESSED. 100. Neeru, tum bade WOW ho,” a reference to a dialogue from Heeramandi. The video has garnered over 14 million views and continues to attract more viewers.

The viral video has garnered an abundance of positive responses from Instagram users. One user praised her performance, saying, “You absolutely KNEW the Gajagamini walk! Love seeing how versatile you are darling, keep rocking and don't listen to the negative comments, they are too caught up in their prejudices to recognise talent.” Another user remarked, “Old is gold. You win the trend,” while a third added, “Winner of this trend. Lots of love.” The compliments continued, with one viewer commenting, “Wow that is just beautiful,” and another opining, “You are amazing ma'am.”

Aditi Rao Hydari plays Bibbojaan in Heeramandi, a series set in the pre-independence era that explores the lives of fictional courtesans in Lahore's Heeramandi. The show's debut has generated huge interest, and the Gajagamini walk has become a cultural phenomenon celebrated by fans worldwide.