Naveen Andrews didn’t always play killers! In Bride and Prejudice, a 2004 musical Bollywood adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, he played a role based on Mr. Bingley (Darcy’s friend). This clip shows him in an elaborate dance number:
Naveen discussed his preparation for the role in an interview with about.com conducted shortly before the film was released in the U.S.:
Q: What training did you have for the musical numbers?
NA: Oh Christ, well they had the choreographer, Saroj Khan, who does all those Bollywood films and is the best in her field. And I had to train nine hours a day for about 40 weeks trying to get this s**t done. It’s like traditional Indian dance coupled with M.C. Hammer from the early ‘90s, which has to be seen to be believed.
Q: Would you display your dance skills in a club?
NA: Absolutely not.
Here’s something very funny. Someone took the Bride and Prejudice dance number and used it to make a mash-up with the scene in LOST where Sayid tortured Sawyer:
Not the dancing! Oh no! I’ll tell you anything, just don’t make me watch any more dance! Hah.
The mash-up was made by RemieVander; Bride and Prejudice (c) Pathé Pictures International