Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Aaja Nachle’ Takes Center Stage as Israeli Duo Perform to the Bollywood Song at Tokyo Olympics
Israel’s Eden Blecher and Israel’s Shelly Bobritsky compete in the preliminary for the women’s Duet Free Artistic swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Center in Tokyo on Aug. 2, 2021. The swimmers performed part of their routine to Madhuri Dixit’s Bollywood song, “Aaja Nachle.” (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images)
MUMBAI – The recent performance of Israeli swimmers during the ongoing Tokyo Olympics is proof of the fact that many foreigners crazily follow Bollywood.
On Aug. 3, Eden Blecher and Shelly Bobritsky of Team Israel competed in the Artistic Swimming Duet Free Routine Preliminary, where they performed a part of their routine to actor Madhuri Dixit Nene’s hit song “Aaja Nachle” from the movie of the same name. A video of their performance has been doing the rounds on the internet.
Indian fans are all praises for the Israeli duo for adding an element of Bollywood to the Olympics.
“Thank you so much Team Israel for this!!! You have no idea how excited I was to hear and see this!! AAJA NACHLE,” a social media user tweeted.
“Entry of Bollywood in #TokyoOlympics and as usual there’s some different level of energy in our Indian songs,” another netizen wrote on Twitter.
Israel’s duo of Eden Blecher and Shelly Bobritsky were fighting it out to seek qualification for the final of the women’s duet technical routine event at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. However, they were not able to qualify for the summit clash.
As per the official Olympics website, the participants are scored on the basis of synchronization, difficulty, technique and choreography.