Let's do the twist again

Oct 15, 2012, 08:13 IST | Hemal Ashar

Nine nights of dancing begin tomorrow. A tongue-in-cheek look at celebrity pairs who would be ideal to click sticks with one another and light(en) up Navratri.

Cartoons: Amit Bandre

Baba Ramdev with Anna Hazare
The anti-corruption crusaders need to step off their righteous perches and plunge into the dancing dozens. The yoga guru, Ramdev has been accused of sliding the anti-corruption rug from under Annaji's dancing feet. Never mind the Anna-crimony. Both should forget their differences and do some nifty moves on the navratri floor. Oh dandiyasana!

Sonia Gandhi and Sushma Swaraj
Sush, BJP chief and Soniaji, queen of the Congress. The political rivals can have a different kind of party on the dance floor. Imagine Sonia and Sushma, of the sisterhood of saris, giggling together as they debate if they could wear mirror work dandiya outfits in Parliament. Girrrrrls just wanna have fun.

Raj Thackeray clicks sticks with Uddhav Thackeray
The quarrelsome cuzzzzins of politics are can put their differences behind. Belting out speeches about their agenda is one thing. For these nine days though, they should leave the fighting-shighting aside and start dancing to the Gujju beat. Dandiya can bring them closer. Just hit it Phals Pathak!

Cartoons: Amit Bandre

Farah Khan aur Shah Rukh Khan ki toh nikal padi
The choreographer-actor and actor jodi, have decided to put the Mr-Kunder-don't-tear-us-asunder skirmish behind and celebrate with some dancing-shancing. Because clicking them sticks can bring old friends together and bury them differences underneath the stomping feet. They can be dandiya’s box-office hit couple.

Leander Paes vs Mahesh Bhupathi
Once, the No 1 doubles team in the world, the tennis duo is now a powder keg and a lit fuse. Boom! Explosion. As the Lee-Hesh rift widens, we think these two should wield dandiyas, not rackets for a change. Or, even use their rackets as dandiyas. Whatever they do, the duelling duo, should try to win the Davis Cup of dandiya. Errr... does dandiya have a Davis Cup? No. But they could be game, set and no match for the other dancers burning up the flooooor.

Priyanka Chopra 'n' Kareena Kapoor
The vital statistics of our two ladeeez are dangerous with a capital D. Priyanka and Kareena, have a (ahem) past that spells 'Shahid'. Now, though, maybe, they should clash sticks dressed in stringy, small blouses that could make the watching male population pass out. Hope the Navratri mandals keep some ambulances ready.  

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