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.

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