First trailer: Freida Pinto turns into a Desert Dancer

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2015 16:38 IST

Indian-origin Hollywood actor Freida Pinto-starrer Desert Dancer has unveiled its first trailer.

The trailer sees Pinto, 30, and her friends practicing choreographed dance moves in Iran's suppressed society and risking their lives, reported Ace Showbiz.

The movie centres on a real-life dancer Afshin Ghaffarian (played by Reece Ritchie). The video first shows him as a kid who gets punished at school for dancing in class. Afshin's passion, however, does not die. He learns dancing from videos of Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev, and later creates his own dance company alongside some friends, including Pinto's Elaheh.

Directed by Richard Raymond, the movie kicks off the opening night of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theatre.

Also starring Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen and Marmama Corlett, the film will open in select theatres in the US on April 10 before going wide on April 17.

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