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From crime show to dance moves

tv Updated: Jun 26, 2012 13:54 IST
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Actor Falk Hentschel, who has so far played dark characters, says that he had a lot of fun shooting for Street Dance 2.

"My experience in this film has been very different because usually I play dark or tough characters that don't get to be so playful. So, to do a movie that is so fun with a lot of laughter, was great," Hentschel said.

Previously seen in Knight And Day, and TV shows Arrested Development and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the actor plays a street dancer in Street Dance 2. "I wanted to be an actor when I was little. There wasn't a real way in, so my mum, she said: 'why don't you learn how to dance.' So, I started with latin and ballroom which is so unusual for a 14-year-old," he said, adding, "That turned into hip-hop. Then I wanted to know a bit more about dance like jazz and tap. Later, I became a back-up dancer which lead me to Hollywood. I have been focussing on acting for 10 years now and solely acting for the last five years. Then, I got this role in Street Dance 2."

Directed by Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini, the film is a sequel to Street Dance 3D. It features the return of the dancing sensation, George Sampson.

The story revolves around Ash (Hentschel) and Eddie (George Sampson), who want to beat the world's best dance crew at a dance-off in Paris, France. They gather the greatest street dancers from around Europe, hoping to add a Latin element, courtesy salsa dancer, Eva (Sofia Boutella).

Speaking about other dancers in the film, Hentschel said "I don't think dancing is ever to be about the best, it's supposed to be about expressing yourself . To me, everyone is an expert in expressing themselves. They're experts in being dedicated, disciplined and are wonderful people." "It sounds corny but they are all number one. I have probably the most respect for Sofia Boutella because she's hard working," he added.

The movie released in India on Friday.