Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Meenakshi Seshadri was among the most popular actresses in the Hindi film industry during the 80s and 90s. A multi-hyphenated personality, she captivated audiences with her beauty and talent. 
At 17, she became the youngest woman crowned Eve’s Weekly Miss India. She debuted in Bollywood with ‘Painter Babu’ in 1983 and gained fame with Subhash Ghai’s ‘Hero’, co-starring Jackie Shroff.

With her 'looks to die for,' impeccable acting skills and intoxicating smile, Meenakshi had a massive fan following. Her career extended beyond Bollywood, as she also starred in many South Indian films.

Additionally, she is a trained dancer in Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, and Odissi. On multiple occasions, her graceful dance moves in movies left viewers mesmerised.

Recently an old video of the yesteryear diva has gone viral on social media, in which she is seen explaining the difference between Bharatnatyam and Odissi.

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Meenakshi, who is an exponent of both dance forms, said that in Bharatnatyam there is a lot of discipline. It is a very stiff rigid dance form and all the steps are in straight lines and curved steps are very less. While Odissi is a very graceful dance form asserted the Damini star. 

She said that as Odissi is based on the statutes of Konark and Khajuraho it is restrictive as the statues are carved on a stone.

Meenakshi then goes on to demonstrate how a dance pose is different in Bharatnatyam and Odissi.

Since being posted, the video has garnered over 295K views on X with over 10K likes. Even the comments section is flooded with reactions of netizens. Users seem to be excited to learn more about the two classical dance forms from the legendary actress.

Commenting on the video, a person wrote, " Thank you for sharing. As someone from Odisha, I wasn't aware of the connection between Odishi and our Konark Sun Temple." (sic)

Another wrote, “Really beautiful and scientific explanation…” (sic)

A third user wrote, “Great & wonderful description of the two forms of dances "Bharat Natyam & Odissi" !” (sic)

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