She could also be a novice ahead of the camera, but Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar had little trouble when performing her first dance number for her debut vehicle, Prithviraj. The actor, who has trained in Kuchipudi under legendary dancers Raja and Radha Reddy, reveals that her lessons within the classical dance form helped her perfect the moves.
"Initially, i used to be overwhelmed on seeing the size of the song, but during my rehearsals, I started feeling confident. The old learning came back to me, and that i was sure that i might be ready to pull through. i used to be relieved that my director and choreographer were proud of my performance," says Chillar, who plays Sanyogita within the Akshay Kumar-fronted period drama. Thanking her gurus for building her solid foundation in dancing, she adds, "Their diligence is that the reason I enjoyed doing the song in Prithviraj."