Kumail Nanjiani took Bollywood dance lessons to prepare for Eternals

Kumail Nanjiani took Bollywood dance lessons to prepare for his role in Marvel’s superhero movie Eternals.The 42-year-old stars alongside Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden and Kit Harington in the upcoming comic book adaptation, which focuses…

Kumail Nanjiani took Bollywood dance lessons to prepare for his role in Marvel’s superhero movie Eternals.

The 42-year-old stars alongside Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden and Kit Harington in the upcoming comic book adaptation, which focuses on the Eternals, a group of immortal aliens who have been living on Earth for more than 7,000 years.

In a recent interview on Deadline’s New Hollywood podcast, Kumail revealed that he took Bollywood dance lessons to prepare for a huge scene in the upcoming movie which involves his character, Kingo, strutting his stuff.

“A lot of it takes place in the present day,” he explained. “My character, for instance, is like ‘OK we’re supposed to keep a low profile, no one should know.’ So I become a Bollywood movie star, that’s my secret identity.”

“We’re supposed to keep quiet and I’ve become the biggest Bollywood movie star,” Kumail laughed, before adding that he had to undergo tough training for the Bollywood number alongside more than 50 South Asian dancers.

“I was like, we went from, like, none of us, to so many in one scene!” he joked. “I took months of Bollywood dance classes to prepare for that. It’s really a workout… and you know, there’s like 52 dancers, and 51 of them are professional dancers, and then there’s me!”

The Pakistani-American star hit the headlines last year when he revealed the new ripped physique he achieved through training for the upcoming superhero movie.

Eternals is set to be released in November.

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Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee collaborating with H&M

Celebrated Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is collaborating with the team at H&M on a line.Since launching his label Sabyasachi in 1999, the fashion star has built up a reputation for his costumes for Bollywood films and stunning red carpet outfit…

Celebrated Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is collaborating with the team at H&M on a line.

Since launching his label Sabyasachi in 1999, the fashion star has built up a reputation for his costumes for Bollywood films and stunning red carpet outfits, with his celebrity clients including the likes of Renee Zellweger and Reese Witherspoon.

However, Mukherjee is to offer fans around the world access to his designs via a collection for the Swedish high street retailer.

“I am happy to announce the collaboration with H&M, as it gives us the opportunity to spread the Sabyasachi aesthetic to a wider audience in India and worldwide,” he commented. “Having done couture for the majority of my career, it is very exciting to bring that finesse of craft to ready-to-wear and create whimsical and fluid silhouettes that bring relaxed sophistication to everyday life.”

Named Wanderlust, the Sabyasachi x H&M collaboration will include items for men and women, as well as accessories. Pieces will take cues from India’s rich textile, craft and history, and mix modern and traditional silhouettes.

And Ella Soccorsi, H&M’s concept designer at collaborations and special collections, anticipates huge interest in the range.

“At H&M, we are thrilled to announce our collaboration with iconic Indian designer Sabyasachi, known for his dynamic use of indigenous crafts and textiles – a language so stunning that it permanently altered the fashion and design landscape of the country,” she added.

The Sabyasachi x H&M collection will be available to purchase from H&M stores and the label’s website on 16 April.

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