"I couldn’t do it without ur unconditional love and support!"
Dance sensation Nora Fatehi was elated as her dance number ‘Dilbar’ reached one billion views on YouTube.
She celebrated the achievement at T-Series’ office in Mumbai.
The massive milestone also meant that Nora made history. Given that she comes from a Moroccon family, Nora is the first African-Arab woman to reach one billion views on YouTube.
She took to Instagram to share the achievement with her followers.
Nora shared a series of pictures of her being presented with a cake as well as a dance performance. She wrote:
“What an AMAZING SURPRISE flash mob. THANK u guys for planning this.
“Today history is made as I’m officially the first African Arab female artist to hit 1 billion on YouTube #dilbar!
“And I couldn’t do it without ur unconditional love and support!
“I’m forever forever GRATEFUL and GREATLY HUMBLED… more to come.”
Nora’s milestone announcement led to messages of congratulations from her followers.
One user wrote: “Awwwwwwwwh loveeeee these pics!!! How wonderful, congrats my love.”
Music producer Tizaf Mohcine said:
“Perseverance and hard work always pay off! I wish you the best for the future.”
“New excitement awaiting you: A new start, a new challenge, a new project… but for now I send you all my congratulations on your success!
“Well done, you have deserved it.”
Nora thanked Tizaf for the congratulatory message, replying:
“Thank u so much Tizaf, Can’t wait to start ours!!!!!”
The response also included several heart emojis, expressing her gratitude.
Given Nora Fatehi’s popularity in Bollywood, it was only a matter of time before one of her dance numbers would cross such a prestigious milestone.
Nora’s dance performance in ‘Dilbar’ smashed many records.
After it was released on YouTube, it crossed 21 million views within 24 hours, making it the first Hindi song to reach such numbers.
‘Dilbar’ featured in the 2018 film Satyameva Jayate and it featured John Abraham in the lead role.
It was a reprised version from Sirf Tum.
The song was composed by Tanishk Bagchi and was sung by Neha Kakkar, Asees Kaur and Dhvani Bhanushali.
In the music video, Nora Fatehi enthralled audiences with her belly-dancing skills.
As well as ‘Dilbar’, Nora has performed enticing dance numbers from various Bollywood films.
This included the likes of ‘O Saki Saki’ from Batla House and Street Dancer 3D‘s ‘Garmi’.
Her latest song, ‘Chhor Denge, was released on February 4, 2021, to much success.