The latest internet sensation, Professor Sanjeev Srivastava has been appointed the brand ambassador of Vidisha Municipal Corporation in Madhya Pradesh.
Srivastava, whose Govinda-style dancing skills have taken the internet by storm, has received praises from all corners including Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The CM had taken to Twitter to praise Srivastava`s dancing skills performance. "Professor Shri Sanjeev Shrivastav ji, who has been working in Bhopal, has created massive sensation over the internet in the whole of India. Believe it or not, there is something special in the water of Madhya Pradesh," the chief minister said.
Srivastava became a household name after his dancing video from a wedding went viral. He could be seen dancing on Govinda's chartbuster song-- "Aap Ke Aa Jane Se" from the 1987 flick Khudgarz. And since then netizens have gone berserk over the 46-year-old's dancing talent. His cool moves have now earned him the moniker 'Dancing Uncle' on the social media. He is a die-hard fan of veteran actor Govinda.
"This is an unreal feeling. I can't believe my dance video has gone viral. I thank everyone for the love and support. I have been dancing since 1982 and my idol is Govinda ji. Now I hope to get more opportunities," Srivastava, who hails from Vidisha, said.
Govinda from Vidisha, hats off sir.. his latest video @shailendranrb @govinda @manishndtv @AdityaRajKaul @KaptanHindustan @bhaiyyajispeaks #SanjeevShrivastava #DancingUncle #Vidisha pic.twitter.com/xNdhRsSPps— anurag dwary (@anuragdwary1) June 1, 2018
Talking to news agency ANI, a very overjoyed Srivastava shared his amazement to the sudden fame.
Srivastava is an engineer (electronics branch) by profession. He claims that he has been dancing on Bollywood numbers for decades. However, the popularity that a video clip of him shaking his legs on a Govinda number has brought is dreamlike.
The video was shot on May 12 during the ladies sangeet of Srivastava's brother-in-law in Gwalior.