Hula-Hoop Sensation Eshna Kutty’s Mother Writes About Daughter’s “Overnight” Success

hula hoop saree video, Eshna Kutty Mother Chitra Narayanan

A 23-year-old Eshna Kutty recently won netizens’ hearts by hula-hooping with aplomb in a saree and sneakers in a viral Instagram video. Now, Kutty’s mom, Chitra Narayanan, a renowned journalist, has shared a LinkedIn post that decodes her daughter’s “overnight” success.

In her post, Narayanan admitted that Kutty’s family was also “gobsmacked” at the instant popularity of the viral video. “Why did this video of Eshna Kutty go viral. After all, it wasn’t shot well, the saree was an old one, and she (Kutty) herself rated the hooping part 4/10, ” Narayanan wrote.

What You Should Know: 

  • Chitra Narayanan recently wrote about her daughter Eshna Kutty’s instant success through hula-hooping in a saree and sneakers in a recent viral video. 
  • Narayanan attributed Kutty’s success to her passion and talent as well as the emotional quotient and “desi touch” in the video. 
  • She also revealed that Kutty posted the video in solidarity with a fellow hooper who faced harassment. 

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Chitra Narayanan Decodes Daughter’s Success

The proud mother went on to share her thoughts about why her daughter’s dance video garnered over 1.5 million views. She first elaborated upon Kutty’s passion for her craft saying “Eshna has put in unbelievable hard work over a decade. To hone her craft, she learnt juggling, slack-lining, acroyoga, hip, hop … She did movement therapy at TISS with the goal of helping people through hooping.”

Narayanan highlighted that Kutty’s video is high on emotions like “vulnerability, goofiness, pure joy, and uninhibitedness.” She added, “A rehearsed video wouldn’t have had the same emotional quality.” Kutty’s mother also attributed her daughter’s success to a supportive community of “friends, followers, and mentors.” Underlining Kutty’s noble intentions, Narayanan wrote, “ … this post was in solidarity with a fellow hooper who was harassed.”

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“Desi Touch” and “Raw Talent”

Narayanan ended her post by adding that Kutty added a “desi touch” to her routine with the saree and Bollywood music which helped the video to stand out. She also called attention to her daughter’s inherent talent “#SareeFlow pulled people in but they saw her profile and stayed on & spread the word.”

Previously, Chitra Narayanan had shared the viral dance video on Twitter as well. She tweeted, “Woke up to several people whatsapping me this video ! Meet my daughter who has sparked off a #sareeflow trend.”

On Daughter’s Day 2020, Narayanan also tweeted a message for her daughter. She wrote: @EshnaKutty whose video is giving joy to many. Besides her hoop dance, she sings beautifully & draws well. But what makes us proud is her “big heart” as@rameshnarayan put it. A vignette from her #HoopforHope fundraiser before lockdown!

The #SareeFlow movement attempts to encourage women to embrace the traditional nine-yards and not view it as complicated. In a caption posted alongside the dance video, Kutty explained, “the intention was… to feel so comfortable and happy wearing it without the pressure of being a delicate lady.”

Presently, the movement has led to many other women sharing pictures of themselves relaxing and having fun in sarees on social media. Read more about it here.

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Tarini Gandhiok is an intern with SheThePeople.TV