Sai Dhansika, who played an assassin and Rajinikanth's daughter in Kabali, is winning hearts on social media after she posted a video of her practising Silambattam like a boss.
The actor made her debut in 2009 and has acted in a handful of films although most of them have not been big banners. However, she will soon be appearing in Dulquer Salmaan's highly anticipated flick Solo and also has a line-up of several other interesting projects.
Dhansika's Instagram video carries a small note that says that she starts her mornings with silambam and the dynamic voice of Power Pandian master who has trained several sportspersons and others in the martial art.
The actor's deft foot movements and the way she handles the silambam with confidence show that she has been practising rigorously.
'â€˜Silambamâ€™ or â€˜Silambattamâ€™ comes from the Tamil words â€˜silamâ€™ (hill) and â€˜perambuâ€™ (bamboo). The type of bamboo used to perform Silambam comes from the Kurinji hills in South India and the martial art is named after it.
Silambam is so ancient that it finds mention even in Sangam literature such as the â€˜Silapathikaramâ€™ and others, dating its origins to as far back as the 2nd century BC.
Of late, Silambam has become a novel way for fitness enthusiasts to lose weight and built their strength. It's also supposed to help with stress.