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Usha Jey’s latest dance video features a hybrid of hip-hop and Bharatanatyam.The choreographer of Hybrid Bharatanatyam, has recently gone viral on social media for her exquisite blending of cultural boundaries

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Usha Jey's latest dance video features a hybrid of hip-hop and Bharatanatyam. 

Fusion dances are always fun to watch, especially when they are Indo-Western. Usha Jey, the choreographer of Hybrid Bharatanatyam, has recently gone viral on social media for her exquisite blending of cultural boundaries. Usha’s latest video is doing the rounds on internet and is winning the hearts of people with her performance. Her latest dance video features a hybrid of hip-hop and Bharatanatyam. 

A Sri Lankan based in Paris uploaded a video of her dance that blends hip-hop with Indian classical. She is seen shaking her leg to Lil Wayne’s Uproar. She captions the video, What the f-though? Where the love go?

Usha also wrote about the fusion dance. She said, I call this Hybrid Bharatham and this is my way of switching between Hip-Hop and Bharatanatyam, 2 dances that I love, learn, and respect. My aim is to keep the essence of each dance and create something that does justice to who I am, she added.

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A user said, The smoothness by which you switch west to south Asian and back is simply awesome!! Also, story telling the song with movements in Kathak style. Wow!! Another wrote, Love this. Fun to watch, well-executed, joyful, and a small sign of what’s possible when we make the effort to connect across cultures.

Usha has been doing Hip-Hop for nine years and Bharatnatyam for four. She holds a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Project Management as well. Jey is a true-blue millennial hybrid, balancing her Tamil roots with her French existence on a daily basis with her dance series.

It’s a dance that people start young, but I started when I was 19-20 years old, which was already a challenge, Usha said when asked what drove her to begin learning Indian classical at the age of 20.

She further said, she enjoys watching this dance and thinks it is lovely. It’s so fascinating that I’ve started taking classes and studying them. I don’t mind starting things late because I believe that everyone has their own time zone. I’d rather do something late than never, she added.

The Hybrid Bharatnatyam series premiered in December 2019, and with just three episodes, it has already earned accolades from Raja Kumari, a trained Indian classical dancer.

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Arjun Kapoor unveils stylish new look after wrapping Singham Again

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Arjun Kapoor recently wrapped shooting for Rohit Shetty’s highly anticipated film, Singham Again, in which he will seen playing an antagonist. The actor is known for his dedication to his characters and maintains a rugged, bearded look throughout the film process. Now he has unveiled his new look with a stylish haircut and beard trim, showcasing his transformation on social media.

In a video shared on Instagram, Arjun Kapoor can be seen getting his new look, humorously asking his hairstylist to make him look sexy. His final appearance exudes confidence and style, perfectly complementing his character in the movie. Alongside the video, he captioned that he had told Siri to get a haircut, adding a touch of modernity to his transformation. 

The film marks a significant milestone for the actor, as Singham Again is his 20th film. The much awaited film is anticipated to be a blockbuster as it is made under Rohit Shetty’s direction, who is known for his high-octane action sequences. The Ishaqzaade actor expressed his gratitude towards Rohit Shetty, acknowledging him as the Boss of Mass Cinema and emphasizing the importance of this project in his career.

Earlier on February 14, 2024, the makers of Singham Again teased fans with the actor’s menacing first look as the antagonist. The image shared on social media portrayed him with blood smeared on his face, excluding a sinister aura that hinted at the intensity of his character portrayal.

With an ensemble cast including Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Tiger Shroff, Deepika Padukone, and Kareena Kapoor Khan, the movie promotes an immersive cinematic experience. The expansion of Rohit Shetty’s cop universe has built excitement among viewers, who eagerly await every detail about the film’s plot and characters.

Arjun Kapoor’s new look is getting a lot of attention on social media. Fans are excited for Singham again, eagerly waiting to see his powerful performance as the villain in this action-packed movie. 

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Madgaon Express starring Kunal Kemmu now available on Prime Video

Madgaon Express was released in theatres on March 22, 2024

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Kunal Kemmu’s directorial debut Madgaon Express, is now available for free streaming on OTT platform Prime Video. The film was initially released in theatres on March 22, 2024, and garnered positive reviews from critics. After its theatrical run, the film raked in a substantial sum of Rs 44.5 crore across the globe. Madgaon Express features a stellar cast that including Pratik Gandhi, Avinash Tiwary, Divyendu, Nora Fatehi and Chhaya Kadam in key roles.

The streaming platform Prime Video shared on Instagram that the Goa trip film has been released, alongside a poster with the caption that says #MadgaonExpressOnPrime, watch now.

Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, the plot of the film revolves around childhood friends Dodo, Ayush, and Pinku planning an exciting trip to Goa, but their adventure quickly is derailed due to a series of unfortunate decisions and what was supposed to be a fun getaway, turns into a chaotic journey.

Kunal Kemmu expressed his joy, stating that each member of the cast has given their best to ensure that viewers gain an enjoyable experience while watching the hilarious shenanigans of the three main characters. He also stated his excitement about the opportunity for a broader, international audience to enjoy his passion project on Prime Video as the film will be available for streaming in more than 240 countries.

The Golmaal Again actor previously mentioned his intentions to work on a sequel to Madgaon Express. He expressed the need to begin writing for it but stressed that it would only be meaningful if the storyline matched or surpassed the humour of the original film. The actor-filmmaker elaborated that while there were no initial expectations for the first film, its success now requires him to meet higher expectations in the sequel.

According to reports, Kunal is said to be appearing in the sequel of Go Goa Gone in the future. However, the actor stated that he hasn’t received any confirmation yet. Prior to Madgaon Express, the actor was last seen in the family comedy film Kanjoos Makhichoos, which was released in 2023.

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Kartik Aaryan undergoes drastic body transformation for Kabir Khan’s Chandu Champion

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Director Kabir Khan said in a social media post to praise actor Kartik Aaryan’s dedication for his upcoming film Chandu Champion. Khan revealed Aaryan’s impressive physical transformation, showcasing the actor’s commitment to portraying a real-life athlete.

In his post, Khan highlighted the film’s inspirational true story, but went on to emphasize Aaryan’s own journey as equally inspiring. Khan shared that when he first approached the Satyaprem Ki Katha actor for the role, the actor had a significantly higher body fat percentage due to a previous role. Kartik Aaryan, however, didn’t hesitate and readily agreed to achieve the physique required for the character—an international-level multi-sport

Khan’s post further detailed the Pyaar Ka Panchnama actor incredible transformation. Over the course of the course of a year and a half, the actor shed a significant amount of weight, reducing his body fat percentage from 39% to a remarkable 7%. Notably, the Chak De India director emphasized that this feat was achieved entirely naturally, without the use of steroids—a point Kartik Aaryan himself was particularly adamant about.

The social media post was accompanied by a photo showcasing Aaryan’s great physique, a stark contrast to his previous appearance. Khan concluded by expressing his pride in Aaryan’s dedication and hard work.

The Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor himself re-shared Khan’s post, calling it his biggest reward and expressing gratitude to the director for his motivation and support throughout the challenging transformation process.

Aaryan’s dedication has garnered significant attention online, with fans praising his commitment to the role. The dramatic transformation has also heightened anticipation for Chandu Champion, promising a powerful performance from the actor.

One user commented, saying proud is an understatement for Kartik Aaryan, while another user wrote he is so dedicated to his work. Truly an inspiration for all of us out there, a third user wrote. The way your directors, producers, and even co-stars praise and applaud you and your work is special. Something more special because it’s felt’s personal being knowing that person for years now, a fourth user said. Others also praised him and dropped fire emoji in the comment section.

\Meanwhile, Kartik Aaryan will be also seen sharing screen with Vidya Balan and Tripti Dimri in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3.

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