Earlier, there were reports of how medical professionals at AIIMS (All India Institute Of Medical Sciences), New Delhi, have been forcibly evicted from their rented homes due to the fear that it would make them more vulnerable to coronavirus. Like any other person, this news didn’t go well with Kuchipudi exponent Deepika Reddy. As an honour to healthcare professionals all over the world, Deepika along with her daughter Shloka created a dance video. In the four-minute video with English subtitles, the duo is showing the selfless work done by medical professionals and what all preventive measures people can follow against the virus.
“In India, there is an old saying that doctors are second to God. But in many places, there are treated in a bad way. All the health care professionals including the housekeeping department in hospitals are doing a selfless job. And that too, they haven’t taken any break from their noble service. So, instead of ignoring and hurting them, we need to salute them and appreciate their efforts. This is the least we can do from our part,” says Deepika. When Deepika suggested the idea of a dance video to her daughter Shloka, she was more than happy to join in the kind gesture. “Since we are unable to record any new music at present, we took music from one of my old projects. We practised the dance steps at home and recorded the video in our living room. Since we wanted to reach people across the globe, we added English subtitles as well,” explains the dancer.