Bollywood actor Sunny Kaushal, who is all set to star as the leading man for the first time in the upcoming film Bhangra Paa Le, recently revealed that he along with the team had to practise the Indian dance form for five hours every day in order to perfect their moves.
While speaking to Mid-Day, the actor said, “Before rolling, we trained in dance for five months, and rehearsed for four hours a day. As a leader of my [dance] troupe in the film, I had to [pay attention] to the technique. Bhangra has a lot of it. Also, it must be pulled off with grace and energy, and look like a fun form of dance.”
He also shared that they had to learn not only the traditional form but also the fusion version. “Our film has two storylines, one is set in the ’40s, and the other, in the present day. So, we had to learn the original form for the first part, and the fusion version for the second,” he told the publication.
“Our choreographers, Adil Shaikh and Vijay Ganguly taught us the sequences for the 10 songs in the film. Given that we couldn’t [learn it all] during the shoot, we had to learn the techniques before we rolled,” he further added.
Besides Sunny Kaushal, the film also features Rukshar Dhillon and Shriya Pilgaonkar in lead roles. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film is directed by debutante Sneha Taurani who has previously worked as assistant director on films like Muder 2, Wake Up Sid.
Bhangra Paa Le is scheduled to be released on 3 January 2020.