Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was left overwhelmed after her childhood dance teacher, prolific dancer Lata Surendra, dedicated a performance to her.
Aishwarya attended the inaugural of first ever World Congress of Dance in India, which also saw performances from Sandip Soparkar, Alesia Raut and Ashley Lobo’s Navdhara India Dance Theatre.
“I danced with her from second grade to seventh grade and ever since then, dancing became my way of life. I knew what I was experiencing with her, from her would remain a part of me always. I am very emotional right now. There’s no bigger joy than to see your guru perform and if she does for you, then it becomes a different honour,” Aishwarya said at the event.
Equally moved, Lata was all praise for her student even as she expressed her desire to teach dance to Aishwarya’s daughter Aaradhya.
“I have seen the growth Aishwarya has undergone in her life. She is the perfect daughter to her parents. She is a beautiful partner to her husband. And when I saw her taking Aaradhya to Cannes, it made me proud of her. Generally, the kids keep waiting for the attention when their parents are at the peak of their career but that’s not the case with Aish. It’s been an honour to teach Aishwarya and now, I wish to teach Aaradhya!” Lata said.
Lata is the section president of the World Congress of Dance. The 49th edition of the event is a five-day event. It will include seminars, workshops of various dance styles, marking a cultural trade fair of dance with Maestros from across the globe.