Indian classical dance is nurtured by a profound philosophy. Aspect craves to merge with the formless, motions seek to evolve a part of the motionless, and the dancing individual seeks to become one with the eternal dance of the heavens.
Asha Parekh pinpointed Sanjay Leela Bhansali as a mere filmmaker who appreciates Indian traditions when it appears to portray dance in his movies.
Actor Asha Parekh confessed that the film industry has turned its back on its origins, and Indian culture, mainly when it comes to dancing. Remembering a story about her discipline, she said at an event in Boston, “We have forgotten our dance traditions.”
The veteran actor, who was later bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, occurred in a discussion with Connect FM Canada at the Indian Film Festival of Boston. She seemed to be extremely opposing of not only modern film songs, but similarly to the means they are picturized, and the remixes of some of her numbers.
She declared in Hindi, “We have disobeyed our dance tradition, and we’re endeavoring to copy Western dance. I believe you will agree when I say this, but the way of dance that we’re noticing these days is not our behavior. This is not our community. And we have an extremely prosperous tradition of dance, every nation has a dance of its own. And what are we doing? We’re seeking to obtain Western dance techniques.
Sometimes it senses like we’re performing aerobics, we’re not dancing. It harms my soul to see this.” She did, still, single out director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. She said, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an anomaly. You can see the honor for Indian culture in his work.”
She also sounded her displeasure with the several remixes of her classic songs. “They’re horrible,” she amplified, “The sweetness of the actual songs are drowned out by noisy drums and beats in the remixes. The words are lost.”
On Tuesday, the Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, declared that Asha would be conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year. The procession will be carried on Friday.
Asha Parekh denounces the modern dance work expressed in films. She tells that it glances like aerobics and not dancing.
Asha Parekh, a popular actress and dancer of her time, not barely ruled the film industry for several decades, but she was, moreover the queen of the nation’s hearts. Asha rose to stardom with ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ and she came to be the first preference of every filmmaker, every hero.
People were also demented about Asha Parekh’s dance style. Asha Parekh, who was a tendency in classical dance since childhood, tried to dance with dignity and style that went directly to the heart. But Asha Parekh is relatively awful about the dance prevailing displayed in films these days. Asha Parekh means that we are forgetting our culture and following western culture.
Here, Asha not only voiced sadness over the dance being shown in today’s Bollywood films but also complained about the remixes being rendered in the initial films.
Also, Asha said, “The remixes are very bad.” The sweetness, which is in the original song, is not in the remix. When remixing, only the drums play and all those delightful words go out.
Asha Parekh, who earned the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, said of the dance, “We have forgotten our dance.” What we are working on is that we are obtaining western dance. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an exception. You can see our culture is of huge importance in his films and dance. You all will decide with me that the sort of dance we are observing these days is not our style. This is not our culture. We have such a wealthy tradition of dance. Every state has its own dance style. And what are we doing? We are aiming to emulate the western dance method.
Asha further said, “Sometimes it appears that we are doing aerobics, but we are not dancing.” Watching this hurts my heart.’ Asha Parekh also complained about the remixes of the songs. Not only have many of his songs been remixed till now.
Beginning as a teenage artist, ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ bestowed stardom
Asha Parekh began her interim career as a child artist. Since innocent, she was also taking training in classical dance. After working as a child artist in rare films, Asha Parekh paused to finish her studies.
Asha Parekh runs a dance school
Asha Parekh bestowed several hits in her decades-long career. She was also awarded the Padma Shri in the year 1992. Asha Parekh has now been praised with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the 68th National Film Awards. He has been away from acting since 1999. Asha Parekh has been operating a dance school since her retirement.