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Saumya Saraswat: It’s my dream to open a dance school

ByS Farah Rizvi
Mar 22, 2023 07:07 PM IST

Dancer-actor Saumya Saraswat calls her journey from being a background dancer to making it as an actor, overwhelming

Dancer-actor Saumya Saraswat calls her journey from being a background dancer to making it as an actor, overwhelming.

Saumya Saraswat
Saumya Saraswat

“It’s not an easy task when your heart is into something but due to certain reasons you must make a transition. I loved dancing and trained rigorously for it. I joined the Vaibhavi Merchant dance group and did numerous film songs as a background dancer, then tried choreographing stage acts too. But I had the realisation that things were nowhere near what I aimed for. It was getting stagnant creatively as well. That’s when I thought of auditioning for acting and I got a breakthrough with a TV daily,” says the Pishachini actor. Saraswat still enjoys her regular dance practise and dreams to stay connected with the art. “It was and is my dream to come up with my own dance school where I can prepare aspiring dancers to follow their passion for the craft. It’s not an easy road, I know. There are dancing schools already producing and training numerous dancers, but to be honest, there are no takers for them. There is a large number of youngsters in the field but many lack the required finesse, and are not fully prepared to take up challenges in the future,” she said. “I remember how tough it was for me though I got to learn a lot in the process. It’s not as simple as it seems. Thank God, acting gave me a footing in the industry and now I feel, sooner or later, I will be able to do something more in dance as well,” Saraswat said.

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Currently, the young actor is busy with another TV daily. “After my last show, I got a very interesting character in the show Imlie and for now that’s my focus. Along with that I shot for an item number for an untitled Telugu film slated for this year. Also, things are looking up in the OTT space as well, so let’s see.”

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