We are all resorting to individual techniques to sail through the lockdown. The long-abandoned hobbies have been helping us keep our sanity alive during these gloomy times. Amid all the despair and uncertainty, actors, as well as social media influencers, have been coming up with new content to keep their fans entertained. Madhuri Dixit, the dhak dhak girl of Bollywood released a music video recently, dedicating her first self-composed song to the frontline corona warriors. The song, ‘Candle’ speaks of finding hope in the despairing times.
The song has been recorded at her home. It starts rather abruptly with a close-up of the actress singing and it is interspersed with visuals from around the world. These visuals reflect the murkiness the coronavirus has brought us in and how warriors are at the forefront to fight away the deadly disease. The dancing diva of Bollywood has left her fans awestruck with the melodious voice she had not revealed until now. She has garnered praise from all over the country including many other stars from the industry.
She posted the video on Instagram with the caption, “#Candle Out Now! Happy, excited & a little nervous! Here’s my first ever song, out for all of you to enjoy. #Candle out now exclusively on Facebook and Instagram. Hope you love it as much as we enjoyed creating it!”
Karan Johar was the first one to appreciate the 53-year-old actress, he tweeted, “Is there anything my supremely talented friend @MadhuriDixit cannot do ??? Please give this beautifully rendered song a soulful listen! The world of music welcomes you Madhuri!” Following this, Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan and Anil Kapoor, among others, commended the actress’s voice and effort through tweets.
Madhuri Dixit had announced the release of the song on her birthday. She said, “When I was growing up, music was something that played an integral part in our household. It gave me the inspiration to be a part of so many amazing things in life. So on my birthday, I decided to release the teaser and share the sneak peek of the song with my fans.” Before this, she had released a small rendition of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect wherein her son Arin Nene played the piano. This small video was lauded by her fans motivating the actress to launch her first single.
“When I was growing up, music was something that played an integral part in our household. It gave me the inspiration to be a part of so many amazing things in life. So on my birthday, I decided to release the teaser and share the sneak peek of the song with my fans.”
The song is being hailed as a ray of hope for the lyrics that tend to reinvigorate our strength and ‘burn like fire’. It compared the human vigour to ‘a candle in the rain or in a hurricane’, whose flame keeps rising even in extreme surroundings. The too-loud music at some places culls out the impact it could have had. Nevertheless, the song does light one up and makes them think about those who have been risking their lives to save ours. The single ends with the message, “This is dedicated to all of those fighting on the frontlines. They are the real heroes today. We need to burn bright like candles through the hurricane and emerge stronger together.”
Saavriti is an intern at SheThePeople.TV. The views expressed are the author’s own.