Wamiqa Gabbi trained in contemporary dance for Vishal Bhardwaj’s short film, Fursat

The actress trained in contemporary dance numbers for over two weeks, even though she is a trained Kathak dancer.

Sharmistha Ghosal Published :  10th February 2023 03:30 PM   |   Published :   |  10th February 2023 03:30 PM
Wamiqa Gabbi and Ishan Khatter

Wamiqa Gabbi and Ishan Khatter

Wamiqa Gabbi’s recent project Fursat, a short film by Vishal Bhardwaj, has a growing number of admirers. Since the movie has extensive use of dance to tell the story, all the actors, including Wamiqa needed to hone their dancing skills. The actress trained in contemporary dance numbers for over two weeks, even though she is a trained Kathak dancer. The actress was busy shooting for another project and had to fly in between schedules to commit to her training for the project.

Wamiqa says, “Dance is a form of language that Vishal used in this movie. We have mostly used contemporary dance steps and the brief I got was, irrespective of where you stand or what your position is, everyone should look like each other's mirror image. Which meant our timings had to be bang on. Even though I am a trained Kathak dancer, I trained in contemporary dance for over two weeks and used all my free time in between my shoots for practice. I am just glad all the hard work just paid off. I was shooting for another project and I would fly into Mumbai on my day off to come to Mumbai and rehearse with my teacher.”

Wamiqa Gabbi

The 30 minutes long movie, which also stars Ishan Khatter, was shot on iPhone 14 pro and was released on YouTube recently. The short film, which has been hailed for its cinematography and choreography, was praised by  Apple CEO Tim Cook. The short film tells the story of a man named Nishant who gets a glimpse into the future with the help of an ancient relic called Doordarshak.

Wamiqa will next be seen in Vishal Bharadwaj's Khufiya along with Tabu, and Ali Fazal amongst others. She was last seen in an anthology series Modern Love: Mumbai on Amazon Prime Video which is an adaptation of the hit American series of the same name Modern Love. She was part of Mumbai Dragon directed by Vishal Bharadwaj.

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