A 10-year-old breakdancing sensation from Balochistan has managed to capture the attention of one of his biggest idols, Bollywood actor and ace dancer Tiger Shroff! Subhan Sohail from Turbat is a viral hit in his home province, with his teacher at school describing him as a “dance icon”, according to Arab News. Responding to a tweet by a journalist that mentioned how Subhan is a huge fan of Tiger, the Heropanti actor wrote on Twitter, “Hope to meet him some day,” along with a smiley face emoji.
The original tweet read, “Meet Subhan Sohail. He’s ten and he’s a breakdancer in a poor village near Turbat, Balochistan in Pakistan’s southwest. His dream is to be like Tiger Shroff. Here’s hoping this little guy keeps dancing till he gets there.”
According to a conversation with Arab News, the young dancer, who has never had professional training, was initially inspired by Michael Jackson, sharing, “I learned how to breakdance by watching videos on my mother’s cellphone. I was six years old and started practising at my house without taking any dance classes.”
On how it took him some time to share his skills with the world, he shared, “Initially, I was shy and hesitant to dance in public,” adding, “Then my family supported me and emboldened me to perform at school and family events.”
Subhan’s school teacher, Amul Sakin Baloch, uploaded the dancer’s video to social media, which eventually became a viral hit in Balochistan. “I first uploaded his dance video on social media after which many people requested me to share it again because they loved his performance,” he shared, adding, “Now he has become a dance icon for the whole province of Balochistan.”