Remember a sexy Karisma Kapoor dancing circles around Madhuri Dixit in their dance-off in Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)? It's a dance-off that leaves Madhuri dumbstruck.
and Salman Yusuff Khan have been doing something like that on the TV dance show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (JDJ). As challengers for the contestants, their performances set the bar high - very high. Could they be India's best dancers?
American dancer Gottlieb, who placed second in last year's JDJ, moved to India after she missed out on her dream role in the dance movie, Step Up Revolution. She has been a choreographer-contestant in the American So You Think You Can Dance 3. But she got lucky in India and was offered the lead in choreographer-turned-director Remo's Any Body Can Dance.
Khan, a mechanical engineer, won TV dance contest Dance India Dance 1 and became the choreographer for Yana Gupta, Isha Sharvani and Drashti Dhami for various editions of JDJ. The Bangalore boy had flown to Mumbai for a day in the middle of his final exams to audition for DID, because he wanted to be sure he didn't have regrets about letting go of his passion. Excerpts from an interview:How did you get into dancing?