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Richa Chadha learns tribal belly dancing in Kazakhstan

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Bollywood actress Richa Chadha has done quite a few challenging roles in her career. From films like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ and ‘Masaan‘ to ‘Love Sonia’, she has proved her mettle. Richa will be seen in a biopic on South sensation and adult star Shakeela. It was earlier reported Richa learned belly dance for one of the dance sequences in ‘Shakeela’ which will soon be released. This is the first time Richa will be seen performing on a belly dance number on celluloid.

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After having trained briefly in this dance form, Richa found an affinity to the dance form and spent time to research on it. Now, it’s been learned that Richa will soon start learning tribal belly dance to hone her dancing skills further.

Richa, who learned belly dance for her film, loved the dance form and wanted to explore this middle eastern dance form by learning the act from experts. Richa traveled to Kazakhstan which is considered to be one of the prominent countries to host various belly dancing schools. To add a twist to her learning, she went through an extensive tribal belly dance training workshop which was held by one of the world’s biggest figures in the space – Olga Meos.

Richa, who just returned from doing the course in the dance form expressed, “I came across this particular style of dancing while doing some research for ‘Shakeela’. In the film ‘Shakeela’, there is one song in the film in which there is little section of belly dance. I was going to research for it and I came across this particular style on YouTube. As I researched a little more on it, I discovered that this style had very oriental routes.”

Richa further added, “There was a group of belly dancers gypsy women who have traveled to Eastern coast of India. It has elements of Odissi, it has elements of Kalbeliyan dancers. So I went in purely from an academic interest and I ended up being a big fan of the style. I will go for many courses if possible because I just loved the experience of going and learning something.  That’s why you see belly dancers don’t make a lot of facial expressions because they are focusing on that one particular muscle that needs to twitch right so it’s very very difficult but it’s a beautiful mystical art form.”

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