Gayatri is the dancing diva of GenX, says MalaikaJune 13th, 2009 - 10:30 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
When the gorgeous Malaika Arora graced the “Let’s Dance’ music release with her friend and the film’s co-star Aqib Afzaal at JW Marriott this week, she might not have expected much of the event. But after she saw the film’s heroine Gayatri Patel give a scintillating live dance performance, she was spellbound. When she came up on stage to release the music, Malaika was all praise for Gayatri and even went on to state, “she’s the dancing diva of GenX”.
These complementary words from the “dancing diva’ were the most mellifluous for newcomer Gayatri, who has earlier been termed a “dancing tornado’ by her National Award-winning director Aarif Sheikh.
Prefixes apart, the music launch saw Smilie Suri, Shaad Randhawa, director Manish Gupta and singing star Himesh Reshammiya gracing the occasion, as Siddharth Kanan anchored the event with wittiness personified (he had the audience in splits with his wise cracks).
The other cast and crew of the film including Ajay Chaudhary, Sugandha Garg, Asif Basra, Abhaas Yadav, Nikuunj Padaya, Paras Arora and Anjan Srivastav was also present.
Having music by Vipin Mishra and another National Award winner Tarali Sharma, her movie’s songs have been choreographed by none other than Longinus Fernandes (of “Jai Ho”-”Slumdog Millionaire’ and “Pappu Can’t Dance Saala”-”Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’ fame), Rajiv Goswami (of “Veer-Zaara’ and “Dhoom’ fame), Pappu-Malu (of “Saawariya’ fame) and the evergreen Saroj Khan.
The US-born-and-bred Gayatri, has done jazz, hip-hop, filmy, Kathak and Natwari dancing in the film. She plays a simple but determined dance teacher, who on her path to fame, changes course, to motivate a group of underprivileged kids. Gayatri is trained in Kathak and is also a pro at Yoga. A lethal combination this, it helps her attempt the most daring dance steps, breath-taking whirls and swirls and some awesome splits.
Produced by Dr Arvind Patel, Let’s Dance is all set to hit the cinema halls on June 19. So put on your dancing shoes and get set for the fun. And don’t be surprised if Malaika joins in! - Sampurn Media
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