‘Dancing uncle’ sweeps Indians off their feet with a Govinda gig

46-year-old electronics professor sets the internet on fire with his cool dancing at a wedding

Dubai: His name is Sanjeev Srivastava and he is an electronics professor by profession. But his recent claim to fame didn’t come from any classroom. This assistant professor at Bhopal’s Bhabha Engineering Research Institute has set the internet on fire with a video of his dance on a number from 1987 Govinda-starrer Khudgarz. He has literally won his Bollywood-mad countrymen over with his supercool moves on the decades old Hindi film song. The video has been going viral on social media platforms and news channels since Thursday evening. 


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“Dancing uncle’, ‘best wedding dancer ever’, etc are some of the compliments he has received along the way.

The video was reportedly shot on 12th May during the ladies’ sangeet ceremony as a part of his brother-in-law’s wedding ceremony, which took place in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. 

And here’s the Part 2 of his dance from the wedding day event.

 

 

As the video went viral all over the world, he has even drawn praises from people of all walks of life, including Bollywood celebrities like Raveena Tandon, Divya Dutta and political bigwigs such as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivaraj Singh Chouhan.

A big hug to him, Raveena Tandon Tweeted.

“Ardent Govinda fan, Well done!,” Veer Zaara actress Divya Dutta tweeted.

And he is not an accidental dancer. He was an aspiring dancer during his younger years and has been doing dance shows since 1982. The professor from Vidhisha says he learnt his moves from his mother but he is also a keen follower of Bollywood actor Govinda.

This is what his wife Anjali Srivastava has to say about the viral video.

The 46-year old himself is stunned by the overwhelming response from the social media. He said he never expected this one minute video of his dancing would fetch his so much support from fellow Indians and such global fame in a few days’ time. 

“This is an unreal feeling, I can’t believe my dance video has gone viral. I thank everyone for the love and support.I have been dancing since 1982 and my idol is Govinda ji. Now I hope to get more opportunities,” he said.

His phones hasn’t stopped ringing ever since the video went viral and he reportedly had to take Friday off to field calls from, fans friends and the media.

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