American actress Lauren wants to take Bollywood dance to US

Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) International dance reality show winner Lauren Gottlieb is "in love with Bollywood" and wants to popularise Bollywood dance in the US with her debut Hindi movie Remo D'Souza-directed "ABCD - Anybody Can Dance".

A trained dancer, Lauren is an American and has featured in various TV shows. Now she is trying her luck in Hindi films.

"I want to take Bollywood style of dancing to the west through my film. I want everyone to see the film there, this will bring them closer to understanding Bollywood," she told IANS.

"ABCD", the country's first 3D dance film and coming out Friday, reportedly is on the lines of "Step Up" series and Lauren feels comparison to the Hollywood venture is inevitable.

"You will naturally compare because both are dance films. But 'ABCD' has something different. It is very raw and shows Indian culture and heritage," she said.

The actress was first introduced to Bollywood style of dancing when she was participating in "So you think You Can Dance".

"We did a lot of research and watched Bollywood films," she said and added that acting in a full-fledged Bollywood film has been one of her dreams since.

"I really didn't know that I would get this opportunity. It is like a dream come true for me."

Post "ABCD", she hasn't got more offers, but keen to play long innings in the Hindi film industry.

"I have not got any offers as yet but I would love to work again in a Bollywood film. I am meeting people at the moment. I guess I have fallen in love with Bollywood," she said.

"ABCD" also stars Prabhudheva and Ganesh Acharya.

Latest News

  • Praise from John Madden gives Tina 'terrific boost'

    Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Starring in "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" itself was a privilege for actress Tina Desai, but getting praised by its director John Madden has made her Hollywood stint even sweeter for her. "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", a sequel to the 2012 film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", featured a cast including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Lillete Dubey and British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel, apart from Tina. …

  • Ritesh Batra gets innovative to revive Mumbai's Irani cafes

    Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) "The Lunchbox" fame director Ritesh Batra is trying to revive Mumbai's Irani cafes with a series of events at select spots in the city. The first two sessions were held at Koolar Cafe and Kyani Bakery, while the third session - a candid chat with casting directors Atul Mongia and Seher Latif - was held on Friday at Excelsior Cafe. "My objective is to reinvent these cafes as cultural spaces to exchange ideas. It's very heartening to see full house at these events," …

  • Vidhu Vinod to host 'Broken Horses' screening for B-Town directors

    Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) A host of veteran and young Bollywood directors are likely to attend a special screening of Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood project "Broken Horses" here on Monday. Chopra is hosting the screening of his maiden Hollywood venture, and it will be attended by the likes of Ramesh Sippy, Pradeep Sarkar, Sudhir Mishra, Sriram Raghavan, Abhishek Kapoor, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Subhash Kapoor, Bejoy Nambiar and Nikhil Advani to name a …

  • Day 3 Of Fashion, Fabrics and Fashionistas!

    New Delhi, Mar. 28 (ANI): The 3rd day of ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week 2015 began with designer Paromita Banerjee's Up-Cycled Boro Collection. …

  • Post 'Bigg Boss', Gautam Gulati finds time management tough

    Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Determined to ensure that his "Bigg Boss 8" victory doesn't go to waste, Gautam Gulati is making an all-out effort to market his popularity in every conceivable way including films. Now Gautam has a marketing team on board, and yet there is a lot of strain. After 'Bigg Boss', I am recognised and treated well. "In one, I play a conman, and in the other I am a film director." Beyond these details, Gautam is not willing to talk about his film projects yet. …

  • Big actors refused my film due to Sunny Leone: Bobby Khan

    Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Bobby Khan, who roped in Sunny Leone for his movie "Ek Paheli Leela", says many known actors refused to work in it because of the presence of the Indo-Canadian adult film star. Khan told IANS: "Many big actors and known faces were approached for the film. They loved the script, but they refused it because Sunny belongs from the porn industry. It was very sad that many actors refused to do this film." After working with Sunny, Khan vouches for her …

  • My father living his dream through me: Jaz Dhami

    Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) "High Heels" hitmaker Jaz Dhami, who is all set to make his Bollywood singing debut after the launch of his latest single "Beparwaiyan", says his father -- Viccar Dhami, lead vocalist of the bhangra band Sangam -- has been his "biggest inspiration" and is "living his dream" through Jaz. Born and brought up in Birmingham, Britain, Jaz shot to fame after his collaboration with rapper-singer Yo Yo Honey Singh for "High Heels", which gained tremendous popularity among …

  • Can't see myself just looking pretty and dancing: Radhika Apte

    Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte is content after two back-to-back different entertainers -- Sriram Raghavan's "Badlapur" and Harshvardhan Kulkarni's "Hunterrr". "I don't care what the language of the cinema is, as long as it has a connect with real life. …

Loading...