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International Dance Day: Sanya Malhotra expresses she wants to do a dance film with Hrithik Roshan

Actor Sanya Malhotra talks about her passion for dance and also shares that the art form has helped her deal with the lows in her life.

bollywood Updated: Apr 29, 2019 12:22 IST
Shreya Mujkherjee
Shreya Mujkherjee
Hindustan Times
Sanya Malhotra urges everyone to dance as if no one’s watching and let the happy hormones flow.(Viral Bhayani)

She is the happiest when she is dancing, as much as she is while facing the arch lights. That’s Sanya Malhotra for you. Today, on International Dance Day, the Dangal (2016) actor talks about the good things related to the art form and how it has changed her life.

Read: How Sanya Malhotra danced her way into Bollywood… 

For those who don’t know, Sanya’s love for dance began at an early age. She was in school when she accompanied her mother’s best friend to a dance competition in Delhi. Coaxed by her aunt, she by chance participated in a show and left everyone mesmerised with her version of Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast (Mohra; 1994).

“That day I knew I love dancing, more so because there was no stage fright at all. Then I became that kid who would dance at every family get together, parties or weddings. And mind you, I was famous too in those circles,” she says. Soon the hobby turned into passion, and Sanya trained herself in ballet, freestyle and jazz. On her to-do list is tap dancing and she also wants to learn a classical dance form.

Those who follow her on social media, it’s impossible to miss her dance videos and the kind of response they garner from her fans and colleagues alike. A latest video of her with rapper Naezy saw Hrithik Roshan commenting, “OUTSTANDING”. Mention this to Sanya and she falls short of words to express her happiness. Asked if she wants to do a dance film with Hrithik any time soon? “That would be a dream come true,” she says, adding, “Just the thought of it is giving me goosebumps. He is such a fabulous dancer. But before everything else, I want to do a dance film. Koi toh mujhse film mein dance karwao (Someone, please make me dance in a film). I want to see myself dancing on the big screen,” adds Sanya, who had choreographed her Dangal co-actor Aamir Khan for Secret Superstar (2017).

On whether she is planning to post any special video for her fans on the occasion of International Dance Day, Sanya says she is thinking of doing something with Naezy and choreographer Shazeb Sheikh. “Let me figure this out… It will be a surprise,” she keeps it at that.

And any message that she wants to give out to her fans who aspire to pursue a career in dancing, Sanya is quick to add: “Dancing does make you happy. It has helped me deal with the hardships in my life. Not everyone is a good dancer but you just have to enjoy doing it. Dance as if no one is watching. You can be a part of a group or dance at home and even involve your family. Trust me, it’s fun. It’s a good exercise for your mind, body and soul. At times, I visit workshops and see even non-dancers having a good time. That’s the spirit. The happy hormones need to be generated.”

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First Published: Apr 29, 2019 12:05 IST