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Westernised Bollywood dancing will fade away: Mithun

Bollywood's original disco dancer Mithun Chakraborty thinks that the current style of Bollywood dancing is too westernised and will not last long. He also thinks that form of dance lacks mass appeal.

entertainment Updated: Aug 02, 2009 13:39 IST

Bollywood's original disco dancer Mithun Chakraborty thinks that the current style of Bollywood dancing is too westernised and will not be last long. He also thinks it lacks a mass appeal.

"Nowadays dance in Bollywood has become more westernised, but this trend will fade away," says Mithun, whose favourite dancer from the current crop is Hrithik Roshan.

Chakraborty had debuted with Mrinal Sen's Mrigaya, and went on to make a mark on the canvas of Bollywood with his unique style of dancing in films like Disco Dancer and Dance Dance which is admired by people even today.

"India is not restricted to four cities, rather India lies beyond the four metropolises where people don't identify
with this style of dancing," says the veteran actor, who was in the Capital recently to promote his upcoming film Chal
Chalein
.

The film, directed by Ujjwal Singh, is about a group of kids fighting against excessive parental pressure to excel in
their careers. It was screened at the Cannes Film festival earlier this year.

"Every year, once the board exam results are out, you see news about some child committing suicide out of
disappointment and fear of their parents. Chal Chalein is centered around a similar case," says Chakraborty.