Classical dance should not take back seat: Pernia Qureshi

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) Fashion stylist and actress Pernia Qureshi, who is also a trained classical dancer, feels that today’s youth is not exposed to such dance forms and hence it needs to be promoted in a right way.

Ask Pernia if she is disappointed to see classical dance fading over the years and she told IANS: “It is very disappointing because no other country has the kind of heritage that we have.”

“It’s just a matter exposing people towards it. Our heritage is so rich that it’s important to attract people towards it.”

“Exposure is very important especially for the youth. Classical dance should not take a back seat. It’s so inspiring and beautiful and this art is way more interesting than ballet. It comes from my heart,” she added.

Pernia, a formally trained Kuchipudi dancer, is all set to showcase her dance skill through dance recital’s in Delhi on February 12 and she is quite excited.

“I will be performing classical dance forms Kathak and Kuchipudi. My performance will be for 45 to 50 minutes at a stretch,” said the actress who made her Bollywood debut with Muzaffar Ali’s “Jaanisaar”.

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