By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: After 23 years in the film industry, Nandita Das has finally got a chance to do a typical Bollywood dance, and that too in a Spanish film.
In Anna Soler-Pont’s film Traces Of Sandalwood, Nandita Das would be performing the full-on filmy dance for the first time in her career.
The director has roped in the formidable Saroj Khan to teach Nandita her dance steps.
Rehearsals are on full-swing for what promises to be the biggest challenge of Nandita’s career.
Apparently, Saroj Khan known to reduce the likes of Raveena Tandon to tears with her exacting instructions is giving Nandita sleepless night over the filmy gyrations.
Speaking shyly of her first tryst with Bollywood dancing, Nandita Das exclaims, “Can you believe it, in all these years I’ve never danced on screen, probably because I’ve been seen in a particular image both off and on screen? But hey, I also enjoy dancing! And I’ll prove it.”
Known to be a hard task-master, Saroj Khan is spending considerable time coaching Nandita on the latka-jhatka.
Apparently, the actress is not too comfortable with some of the gyrations. But she is getting there.