When Baahubali got Tamannaah Bhatia and DJ Snake chatting

Baahubali actor Tamannaah Bhatia thanks social media that has helped her and DJ Snake connect as the actor talks about being a fan of the French DJ.
Tamanaah Bhatia is keen on working with DJ Snake in future.
Tamanaah Bhatia is keen on working with DJ Snake in future.
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 05:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Actors have fans. And even actors are fans. That’s how Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) star Tamannaah Bhatia got to interact with a musician whom she admires and took up his dance challenge.

The French artist William Sami Etienne Grigahcine aka DJ Snake has a strong fan following in India, and he is fond of India, too, which is why he shot two of his popular tracks — Lean On and Magenta Riddim — in the country. What caught everyone’s attention sometime back is the social media conversation between DJ Snake and Tamannaah.

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Recalling it, she says, “He’s such a talented artist. I had so much fun talking to him via Twitter. I missed meeting him when he was in India to shoot for his song. The fact that he liked Baahubali is what got us talking and then the dance challenge followed.”

It started with Tamannaah sending DJ Snake a copy of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), when he was shooting for Magenta Riddim in Telangana, Hyderabad, as she couldn’t meet him. The disc jockey, who enjoyed the film, tweeted about it; Tamannaah also tweeted about liking his new song. The friendly banter went on, until he presented her with the dance challenge, and asked her to match steps with Magenta Riddim. Tamannaah accepted the challenge, and her moves impressed Snake, who later shared the video and wrote: “From Paris to Bollywood...” and tagged the actor. The video went viral.

DJ Snake shot his song Magenta Riddim in India. (Instagram/djsnake)
DJ Snake shot his song Magenta Riddim in India. (Instagram/djsnake)

Asked about a possible collaboration, Tamannaah says, “Social media helps people all over the world to connect with each other. It helped me, being a fan of DJ Snake, to connect with him as well. As far as working with him is concerned, if that happens, it’d be wonderful.”

From Paris to India #MagentaRiddim @tamannaahspeaks

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At a time when a lot of Indian actors — Irrfan and Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher and Radhika Apte — are doing international projects, Tamannaah feels that this cultural exchange helps art grow. “There’s so much that we can share with each other. If I get the right opportunity, then I’d also do international films,” adds the actor, who is known for films such as Humshakals (2014), Entertainment (2014), and became nationally famous with Baahubali.

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    Shreya Mukherjee is a senior content producer at Hindustan Times. She has spent over eight years covering entertainment, features and hard-news. When not writing, her passion for travel, literature, films and music gets her going.

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