Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff hopes to meet a 10-year-old Subhan Sohail, a Pakistani break-dancer. A video of the school-going boy dancing went viral on social media.
Subhan Sohail belongs to Turbat Balochistan and wants to dance like Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff. Pakistani journalist Mehreen Zahra Malik shared the video of the boy on Twitter and tagged Tiger Shroff.
Malik wrote: “Meet Subhan Sohail. He’s ten and he’s a breakdancer in a poor village near Turbat, Balochistan in #Pakistan’s southwest. His dream is to be like @iTIGERSHROFF. Here’s hoping this little guy keeps dancing till he gets there.”
Commenting on the tweet, Tiger Shroff said: “Hope to meet him someday.” Subhan became a household name after his video of breakdancing in a school uniform went viral on social media. His teacher had shared his video on social media after which the boy grabbed the attention of people.
Hope to meet him someday😊 https://t.co/zPGmbSYoLu
— Tiger Shroff (@iTIGERSHROFF) May 21, 2022
Subhan first watched the video of ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson on his mother’s phone when he was six. After watching the video he announced he wanted to become a break-dancer. “People started praising me, which gave me confidence,” said Subhan while talking to Arab News Pakistan.
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Subhan’s mother said they faced criticism earlier due to the prevalent conservative culture where they live. “I was very happy after hearing that my son’s video was appreciated,” Sohail’s mother said. “But later many people in our family discouraged Subhan and told him that dancing was not thought to be a good profession within our rural society.”
“Despite such negative comments,” she added, “I still want him to take up dancing as a career because my son wants to be a world-class dancer.”
Subhan says he has not taken any professional classes but has learned the dance style after watching videos online. “I learned how to breakdance by watching videos on my mother’s cellphone. I was six years old and started practicing at my house without taking any dance classes.”