The colors, the costumes, drama, the crying, the singing , the dancing, the singing, the dancing, the singing, the dancing…
I cant recall a Bollywood movie minus the singing and dancing. We may not have a movie plot but we definitely have 14 songs and 8 dances. Like a true Indian, I can carry off the colors, the costumes and the drama. Bollywood dancing..lets face it, I dance like a man. Like a man, who can’t dance.
Few months ago, I met up with the hostess of the very popular show Dance India Dance. I met her during her one of her dance practice sessions. She invited me to join in.
“Sorry I don’t dance”.
“Everyone can dance”, she replied, “Come on, go for it girl”.
I obliged. Her very sought after dance teacher showed me couple of moves and told me DO.
And DO I did. Well I tried and…
no!NO.. NO!!!…. not like that… move gracefully… sway your hips, thrust …come on thrust, shake…lip synch to the song… feel… EMOTE… like a girl…like a girl…sway…grace…
3 minutes later, we all agreed that maybe I should stick to “Sorry I don’t dance”
Sorry I don’t dance. That is about to change.
Despite the multitude of swaying, wriggling, thrusting talent in my country, it took an Indonesian Cop to change my mind.
Norman Kamru was caught in the wrong job. He did an uncop thing. Watch him
Not Sorry… I Do
A very talented dance teacher in Hong Kong, contacted me to help for a performance based on a Bollywood song. She must have thought “AHH Indian girl…she do bollywood dance”. She will soon find out the truth.
Anyways instead of the un-joyous, un-confident “Sorry I don’t dance”, I replied “ I haven’t done this before, but will do my best to make you proud”
The song she has chosen is the very swayey Kajarare.
Aishwarya Rai (the hot girl in the video) , shall try not to threaten you with my dancing skills.
Amitabh Bachchan (the old guy in the video), you better watch out – here I come ;)