If you haven’t already checked out @SheikhImaan‘s fabulously hilarious piece about the “12 Bollywood Pokemon Cards That You Absolutely Must Collect,” then you need to head on over to Buzzfeed ASAP. Out of the many fabulous super powers discussed in this piece, Hrithik Roshan’s “wriggle wriggle wriggle” skills were the most on-point.
Hrithik’s been getting a lot of love for his tribute to Michael Jackson in the Bang Bang title song video, but we were all introduced to his magical dancing skills almost 15 years ago. Yes, it will be fifteen years since this song took the world by storm this January, so let’s all take a moment to feel a little old.
I think it’s safe to say that “Ek Pal Ka Jeena” and Hrithik’s moves helped make this film a huge blockbuster, because we all know the riveting story-line featuring humshakals probs didn’t do all the hard work.
Hrithik and Amisha Patel (now known as “Ameesha Patel,” I don’t get it either) became overnight superstars, and this song won choreographer Farah Khan her third Filmfare Award for best choreography. I’m probably not alone in immediately thinking “Ek Pal Ka Jeena” whenever anybody says “Hrithik,” so let’s revisit the original “wriggle wriggle wriggle” that helped Hrithik make his initial mark on Bollywood:
Farah Naz Khan is an internal medicine resident at Emory University. After graduating from college in Boston, she returned to her Alabama hometown to attend medical school, and was reunited with the mix of Southern hospitality and South Asian culture that had shaped her childhood. Follow her on Twitter @farah287 or read some of her thoughts at farah287.blogspot.com.