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Giving a testimony of her perseverance and dedication, Sandeepa Dhar rehearsed and shot for her dance schedules in the upcoming show 'Chattis Aur Maina' consecutively for seven days.
With the pandemic and the imposed lockdown in the nation, the team had to wrap the shoot in the earliest time possible, hence, the actress pulled off a week long schedule for the dance performances without any breaks. Playing a dancer in the show, Sandeepa is seen acing five varied dance forms including Bollywood, Bhojpuri, Belly Dance, Kathak and a Romantic couple dance for Chattis Aur Maina.
The actress is a professionally dancer trained in various dance forms like Jazz, Bharatnatyam and Contemporary, however, the show featured her attempting new dance forms, that the actress learnt in a span of just two days.
Sharing the experience of her tryst with new forms, Sandeepa Dhar said in a statement to us by her team:
"Belly dance and Kathak were completely new to me. I barely had 2-3 hours to learn the choreography, understand and learn the techniques for Belly dance. The techniques of Kathak are completely different from Bharatnatyam that I am trained in, so had to pick up the hand movements, chakkars and expressions really quickly to match the schedule. It was a major task since with Indian classical one cannot afford to do a sub standard job."
Though Sandeepa featured in a desi number for 'Laalam Laal' in Kaagaz, 'Chattis Aur Maina' demanded her to attempt a much more rustic Bhojpuri number, the aesthetics of which were very different and raw in comparison to anything she has doen before.
Talking about the strenuous schedule, Sandeepa shares,
"I have thoroughly enjoyed shooting for 'Chattis Aur Maina' as the show allowed the dancer in me to flourish in full stride throughout. Learning new dance forms like Belly Dance, and Kathak and shooting for them back to back was definitely hectic but it also gave me immense satisfaction to challenge myself and put my best food forward. As a performer, I always strive to grow and improve myself, Chattis Aur Maina made me push my boundaries and deliver my best with a deadline of seven days."
After MumBhai and Bisaat, Chattis Aur Maina is Sandeepa Dhar's third project to be shot and releasing in the post pandmic period.
Chattis Aur Maina starts streaming from May 28 on Disney + Hotstar.