By Chandni Brunamonti and Stacey Yount
Russian Olympic pair figure skating champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov wowed audiences at the recent 2016 European Figure Skating Championships in Slovakia with their gorgeous short program performance to Bollywood number ‘Nagada Sang Dhol’ from the 2013 film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela.
The pair was dressed in Indian-inspired attire and clearly infused Bollywood influence into their choreography. The best part? This routine helped the couple win the championship! It is their fourth gold medal at this particular competition!
Not only were the judges wowed by the fantastic performance, the lyricists of ‘Nagada Sang Dhol’, Siddharth-Garima, were nothing less than mesmerized. They told Stacey exclusively, “It was jaw dropping. Apart from the high that this is our song (and the fact that we are so emotionally connected to this particular one), the talent with which the couple performed was overwhelming.
“It felt as if they knew the meaning of every written word… This, more than any other recognition or award, is the sole reason to create. We feel it’s the music (by Sanjay sir) that cuts across as it does not conform to the boundaries of religion, class or language…To say the least, just like them, we are twirling, swirling and skating on joy!” the writing duo gushed.
Check out the full performance below! It’s safe to say, we’re obsessed!