"She’s a powerhouse of talent!”
An Indian woman has impressed social media users after a video of her performing backflips while wearing a saree went viral.
Performing backflips is difficult enough as the body makes a full 360-degree rotation in the air.
Doing backflips while wearing a saree is unachievable for many but not for Mili Sarkar.
She is an International Yoga Gold Medallist and she took to Instagram to share her athletic abilities.
In the video, Mili is seen adjusting her orange saree before starting off with a cartwheel. She then effortlessly performs several backflips in a row.
The difficult gymnastics routine impressed netizens. Twitter user Aakash Ranison shared the video and called Mili a “powerhouse of talent”.
He wrote: “Women can do everything that men can and they even do it better.
“They also can do many things that men cannot. Meet Mili Sarkar, the woman whose backflip in a saree is breaking the Internet. She’s a powerhouse of talent!”
Others praised the Indian woman for her viral performance.
One said: “Awesome… great backflip in a saree which is difficult to perform even for any experts.”
Another posted: “Really difficult to do this in saree but you did amazing.”
One wrote: “I can’t even jump while skipping and she did this.”
One social media user said Mili was the perfect candidate to be trained for the Olympics and World Championships, adding:
“These are our girls who need support to get Olympic medals.”
Mili is not the first person whose performance in a saree has gone viral.
Previously, a woman named Eshna Kutty, of Kochi, shared a video of herself hula hooping to the Delhi 6 song ‘Genda Phool’ while wearing a saree and trainers.
The video went viral and was shared by many netizens, which included the likes of Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan.
Eshna explained her reason for making the video. She said:
“I wanted to also spotlight Indian hoopers because we’re so few in number but growing so fast.
“There’s so much diversity in our cultures and even in our sarees that I hoped this trend would add a very unique twist to a global art form.
“Or visa versa- that you’d want to get yourself a hoop because you secretly want to dress up to goof around.”