It's Monday morning. Everyone looks either hungover, sleepy or bored. It's clear that they'd rather be anywhere else but here, in office. Computers are switched on, the coffee machine gurgles continuously and a general sense of dreariness permeates the air. What could change this into a peppy, happy workplace full of pumped up spirits and enthusiastic laughter?
Meet Allu Arjun.
He’s a Telugu actor known for his suave moves and a soon to release film called Rudhramadevi.
Meet Anushka Manchanda.
She is a singer and model who shot to fame after winning a music reality show on Channel [V] and forming the pop girl band Viva!
Now imagine, the two of them walk into your office, quietly, while everyone is busy staring into their screens and pretending to be working. Allu Arjun looks dashing in his leather pants, jacket and glitzy glares. Anushka has on a coordinated leather mini skirt, crop top and jacket. Together, they look like they’re ready to have some serious fun.
Lights. Sound. Action!
Anushka Manchanda presses the play button on her radio, the music starts to stream and she begins singing her popular song from the movie of the same name, ‘Ek main hun aur ek tu!’ and Allu Arjun dances to her rhythm, his every mirroring the tempo of the music. They look like they’ve been born to do this!
The zombies at work are initially stunned, entranced even – at this
unexpected showcase of excellent song and dance. And then it begins, with
something as small as a foot tap and a rhythmic rise of shoulders. One person
stands up, simply unable to resist the lure of the music and begins moving in
time. Another person joins him, yet another, and another.
Before you know it, the whole floor is dancing with Anushka and Arjun, all Monday blues forgotten. When the song ends, the crowd clamours for more and Anushka launches into her famous rendition of Akcent’s ‘I’m sorry’ titled ‘Mujhe maaf kardo’. Arjun tries some b boying and locking in this one and his daring moves evoke much applause from his admirers.
Meanwhile, the bosses upstairs are wondering what all the hue and cry is about and come downstairs to check on their cheeky subordinates. The sight that meets their eye leaves them astounded. Is this a dance class or an office? But then, someone draws in the CEO and he cannot help but respond.
Seeing the CEO sway his hips and dance like there’s no tomorrow, the other seniors have no choice but to join in as well.
It’s safe to say that productivity touched the roof on that particular Monday. Why wouldn’t it, after the rush of energy that Anushka and Arjun infused into the otherwise mundane workplace?
Stay tuned for more such stories of their powers to turn any situation around.