Neha Sharma: Dance sets me free
The young and talented Neha Sharma is a trained kathak dancer. CS chats with her about her passion for dance
After I finished my first Telugu film, I realised that I really need to hone my skills. So, I learnt jazz. I also did salsa and street hip hop classes, hip hop being my main focus. I didn’t go for ballet because I was too freaked out by it. For ballet, I feel one should start really young to get that flexibility. Apart from this, there are a lot of things that I still want to learn, like pole dancing.
There’s something about dance that makes me feel liberated. It’s like nobody’s watching you and you are free. It really gives me a kick and I am passionate about it. Even as a kid, I was the enthusiastic child in class. Whenever my teacher would ask ‘Who wants to go on stage?’ I would be the first one to raise my hand.
Crazy about them
My recent favourite dance number is Chikni Chameli. There’s full-on dancing in this song. As a kid, I was crazy about Le Gayi Le Gayi when Dil Toh Pagal Hai had released. I would dance to it all the time. I like Madhuri’s numbers a lot too. Chane Ke Khet Mein was a track that I liked a lot. Another one of my favourite tracks was Humma Humma. It’s just awesome! I like Prabhudeva’s style of dancing. He got the hip hop trend to India and I used to love dancing to songs like Mukabala and Urvashi. I admire Madhuri Dixit and Katrina Kaif. I think no one can do the Dhak Dhak step better than Madhuri; it’s very sensuous and yet not vulgar.