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Olympics: Israeli swimmers perform on 'Aaja Nachle', impress Indians

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Tokyo, Aug 4 (IANS) Although they failed to qualify for the 12-team final in artistic swimming, finishing 15th among 21 teams, Israeli duet Eden Blecher and Shelly Bobritsky managed to create more waves than any other duet. The reason: They performed to ‘Aaja Nachle’, a Bollywood song.

The Indian twitteratti went crazy, some expressing gratitude, over the performance of the debutant Israeli swimming duet even though it failed to impress the judges as much.

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“Thank you so much Team Israel for this!!! You have no idea how excited I was to hear and see this!! AAJA NACHLE!!! #ArtisticSwimming #Olympics #Tokyo2020,” said one of the users.

“OMG Israel is doing artistic swimming duo on aaja nachle song!!!,” tweeted another user.

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“Synchronized swimming is being performed to Aaja Nachle!!,” added another user.

For the uninitiated, ‘Aaja Nachle’ is a song from a movie of the same name featuring actor Madhuri Dixit, a superstar of yesteryear.

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The Israeli consulate in Mumbai also got excited and asked the actor for her response.

“Bollywood is taking over the @Olympics as #Israeli swimmers Eden Blecher and Shelly Bobritsky perform to Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Aaja Nachle’ at #TokyoOlympics2020. @MadhuriDixit how did you like the performance?,” tweeted Israel in Mumbai handle.

–IANS

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