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Dance is in my genes: Gayatri Patel

entertainment Updated: Jun 18, 2009 18:47 IST

US-born Gujarati girl Gayatri Patel, who is making her debut in Bollywood with Lets Dance, is playing a character most suited to her as she believes that dancing is in her genes.

The film, releasing tomorrow, is centered around a teenage aspirant who trains street-children in dance and herself dreams of becoming a famous dancer.

"I am quite a dreamer and idealistic, I do think like my on screen character. I plan to open a dance school in the future as dancing is in my genes," Patel told PTI in an interview.

Patel, who has trained in Kathak, has been choreographed by the likes of Saroj Khan and Longinus of the "Jai Ho" fame for four songs and five instrumentals in the dance-based film.

"Longinus has composed contemporary and jazz dance moves for me, with straight lines and angular movements. He has said that I am going to be the next teen sensation," said Patel, who considers yesteryear's actress Vyjayanthimala as her idol.

The newcomer will also be seen performing in the Natwari style revived by ace choreographer Saroj Khan, which was made famous by the likes of Sridevi in the eighties.