Miss India UK and worldwide runner up Niharica Raizada, actress of films like Masaan, 6-5=2, Damadol, Total Dhamaal and the forthcoming Sooryavanshi wears many hats. Very few know that the granddaughter of veteran composer OP Nayyar is also a cardiologist-scientist and has been treating thousands of patients during the COVID crisis. Combining her skills, Niharica is heralding her birthday on April 18 with the amazing song dedicated to her and warriors like her.
“In fact, every woman is a warrior,” says the lead actress of international film Warrior Savitri. The French song ‘Bout des Doigts’ which means ‘Till the tip of your Fingers’ performed with Shampa Gopikrishna, directed by Swapnil Kumar and shot by Rishabh Puthran sees Niharica and Shampa in rusty red grooving to the music, their expressions speak of power, empowerment and the softness that only red signifies.
Niharica who speaks and has acted in films in five global languages says, “The lyrics of Bout des Doigts tell you to listen to your heart and not to go by what people say; to live life by your own rhythm and make all the memories you can, and live each moment to the fullest. “Zindagi bhale aapko mukke maare, lekin girkar sambhalna aur sambhalkar utna wohi seekh hai.”
“I relate to the song because it gives people the energy and will to carry on and fight in these tough times. Dance has been the light in the darkness for me and has lifted me out of the worst moods possible, and I want to help people see the same light,” echoes Niharica adding that though we are in shortage of vaccines, oxygen and staff, everyone is doing the best they can. “It is such crises that help hearts heal and come together as one,” avers the cardiologist who makes a million hearts go aflutter with her histrionics and moves. Check out the accompanying performance video!