We were asked to provide three dancers in a new Bollywood film called Pure Love.
It was being filmed on location at a beautiful old Manor House Hotel in Hertfordshire. We had to arrive at 4am as the dance part was at the end of a night shoot for the scene we were in. We met the choreographer, other dancers and drummers, and all the team over from Mumbai. Learning the choreo and having the rehearsal at 5am was a first – only in the world of Bollywood would that happen eh?!
We had lovely dresses given to us to wear and we were sewn into them by the costume department so they were a perfect fit.
At first we were used just in the background of a Mehndi scene where one of the main characters was singing. Then another of the main female leads starts dancing and we join in with her. It was a lot of pressure as the time was running out so no time for mistakes, and ALL the large cast were all watching us. But I think we did a great job and when we watched the playback it looked good! Can’t wait to see it when it comes out…