News|December 28, 2010 11:11 am

Emma Brown Finds Bollywood Dance Challenging


One more foreign lady is joining a club of foreign actresses working in Bollywood. I am talking about Emma Brown Garrett, who is playing a character of unny Deol’s Canadian wife in “Yamla Pagla Deewana, releasing on Jan 14.

The actress has also shaken her legs on bhangra beats in the film. She has matched steps with Punjabi boys Sunny, Bobby and their father, veteran actor Dharmendra, in the peppy title track of the movie. Explaining more her experience while dancing, Emma says,

“This is my first dance sequence and it was a great experience! Bollywood dancing seems very exciting, but I have realised it is very difficult and tough”

“Hats off to the choreographers and all Indian actresses for pulling off the steps so well and that too with perfectly coordinated expressions. It takes a lot of hard work.”

“My dance is a mixture of traditional and contemporary. The choreographers had a challenge not just with the song, which is a remix version of an old song, but also my limitations as a dancer. But they have done a wonderful job.”

Emma said she had a whirlwind of a time while shooting for the movie in Patiala.

“We spent a couple of months shooting in Patiala and it was fantastic! Since Mumbai doesn’t have too much of a tourist culture, Patiala was a very welcome change. Punjabi culture is so warm and colorful, people are forever dancing and singing…the men look great with their turbans in myriad colors and so do the women…all decked in fancy suits.”

The actress will also be seen as a Russian girl in Rohan Sippy’s ” Dum Maro Dum”. The actress shares more about her experience while sharing screen space with legendry actors like Mithun and Dharmendra,

“I am glad that a ‘gori’ coming from abroad has been welcomed with open arms in such a huge industry. I have been lucky to have worked with fantastic actors like Mithunda, Dharmendra sir and Abhishek Bachchan already, and I definitely look forward to more masala films in India.”

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