“Isn’t the Ghoomar a shining example of make in India?” Asks an ecstatic Sanjay Leela Bhansali as his film does a Ghoomar of its own at the box office. The Ghoomar dance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat which is often offended by certain rogue elements in the country, has taken the world by storm by its popularity.
A video showing American school students, cheerleaders dancing to Ghoomar during an NBA basketball match between Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat in the United States of America has gone viral, proving just how much it’s loved! And understandably, Sanjay Bhansali just can’t stop smiling.
“I heard how little children performing the Ghoomar dance at a school in India were stopped. I’d like to tell those disruptive elements that you can’t stop something as beautiful and innocent as this from reaching out into the hearts of people across the world.” Sanjay’s heart swells with pride to see Ghoomar reaching into the hearts and feet of American kids.
Says the director, “What better illustration of our Prime Minster Narendra Modiji’s ‘Make in India’ policy? I feel our culture is so rich and varied. We’ve so much to give the West. Why not take our culture and art forms to the West rather than continuously borrow their lifestyle and culture?”
Bhansali would like to give credit for the impact of the Ghoomar dance where it is due. “Of course Deepika danced like a dream.But it wouldn’t have been possible without our choreographer Kruti Mahesh and the Ghoomar specialist Jyoti Tomar.”