News|October 30, 2010 1:16 am

Slumdog Choreographer, Longinus Feels Aishwarya Dances Amazing

Slumdog Millionaire fame choreographer, Longinus Fernandes, who choreographed a dance sequence in Hollywood film, Eat, Pray and Love, dream came true when Bollywood diva, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan danced on her choreographed song, Udi udi in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s forthcoming film Guzaarish.

Explaining about the song, the choreographer says,

“It’s very unusual. We have never seen Aishwarya doing these steps. It’s very different from what she has done in the past and she has done a brilliant job with it. She is a wonderful dancer and dances like a dream.

It did not take her long to learn the dance but it did take her some time to perfect it and to get into the mood of the character.”

The song is slowly becoming a rage especially because of Aishwarys’s impressive and graceful moves in a black and red long dress.

“Sanjay wanted to make the song different and unique. I asked him if we can add a little bit of Spanish to it and give it a raw, earthy feel. He liked the idea, so we gave the whole dance a look which is very rustic to make it look as natural as possible.”

Longinus, who won a Filmfare Award for best choreography for the song “Pappu can’t dance sala…” in Jaane tu Ya Jaane Na, had assisted Farah Khan for a couple of years.

Talking about how he gets a chance to work with Sanjay, he says,

“It was not very difficult for me to get this break because Sanjay Leela Bhansali has always been very fond of me. He was a judge with Jhalak… and he told me that time that he will work with me for sure.

“I did a small piece in Saawariya too, but that went unnoticed. But with this one Sanjay and I are so happy that people actually like the sequence.”