Pooja Hegde polishes her dancing skills for Mohenjo Daro

South actress Pooja Hegde, who is making her debut in Hindi films with Mohenjo Daro opposite Hrithik Roshan, has started working on her dancing skills for the film

Written by Geety Sahgal | Mumbai | Published:September 5, 2014 1:00 am
Pooja Hegde being tutored to make the right moves by choreographer Sagar Das Pooja Hegde being tutored to make the right moves by choreographer Sagar Das

South actress Pooja Hegde, who is making her debut in Hindi films with Mohenjo Daro opposite Hrithik Roshan, has started working on her dancing skills for the film. Choreographer Sagar Das, who was hired to train Hegde, said that it was the first time a trainer has been hired to work on an actress’ dancing skills and work on a dance track which may not be in the film.
“I have been roped in by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions to give her a crash course in hardcore dance training for 10 days. So I choreographed a six-minute track which had all the dance forms in one song including contemporary, belly dancing, Kathak, Bharat Natyam and even cabaret! Pooja has trained in classical dancing for 10 years and is a good dancer, but Sunita (Gowariker) and Ashutosh wanted to see how easily and quickly she could adapt to different forms, like suddenly switch from classical dance to belly dancing. In fact this is like a hardcore crash course in dancing and has never been tried by any actress. It’s the first time a production house is hiring a choreographer to do this. We were working for 10-12 hours a day….after all she is working with Hrithik and cannot afford to lag behind.” said Das.

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