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Indiana Mehta On Cracking The Audition For Netflix's 'Work It' & Being Different From 'Step Up' Franchise

In a recent exclusive conversation with us, we had dancer/actor Indiana Mehta coming in to talk about her journey of entering the world of dancing and then we reached at the tip of pointing out how acting happened to her. However, while she decided to take a shot, the audition process of a film abroad is starkly different to that in India, and in our continued conversation, she gave further inputs on the same.

2020-08-06T17:08:00Z

Netflix is all set to rock and roll with its next offering coming up and this time, it is a dance film with a difference. We have already reported about the streaming giant's upcoming offering, Work It is actually a lot more than just a dance movie. In a recent exclusive conversation with us, we had dancer/actor Indiana Mehta coming in to talk about her journey of entering the world of dancing and then we reached at the tip of pointing out how acting happened to her.

However, while she decided to take a shot, the audition process of a film abroad is starkly different to that in India, and in our continued conversation, she gave further inputs on the same.

She said, "The audition process for Work It was so fascinating, to say the least. Firstly, you had to send in a few videos of your dancing to even be considered for auditions and when I was called, there was this huge panel who was taking the auditions. So, they had already seen my western dancing and just like probably anyone else would feel, I felt a constant sense of nervousness and I started questioning myself, 'what are you doing here' etc. But I took a moment to soak that in and when I saw others doing their style and share of dance forms, it hit me that I can do Bollywood which gives me an automatic edge to anybody else. Others aren't into it and it is something that I can showcase. Next thing I know, I was in the film. The whole thing still feels rather surrealistic to me where I cannot believe that I star in a Netflix film that will be available soon but I feel glad too. Because, that is the other thing about Netflix here where not every presentation makes it to be a worldwide release and I am glad, Work It is that film."

When we talk about dance films, usually there is just one franchise that we are reminded of if we talk about global impact and that is the Step Up franchise. We asked Mehta about it, to which she said, "It is true that we can only think about the Step Up franchise when we talk about a dance film that has made a global impact but this film has a different yet has a simple backdrop to itself. We all play 17-year-olds, Yes, I am playing a 17-year old (laughs) and I am paired opposite Sabrina Carpenter, who is one of the biggest pop stars we know. Overall, it is such a feel-good film and depicts the journey of these teenagers making their way in the dance scene. It is exactly like a comfort watch where you can sit back with your family and enjoy it and feel endeared by it. The fact that names like Alicia Keys and others are attached to it makes it all the bigger and special."

Well, the film is up for a global release on Netflix tomorrow and we cannot wait for it. What about you? Leave in your comments below.

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