Naveen Andrews (Sayid) dancing

Naveen Andrews dancing in "Bride and Prejudice"

Naveen Andrews dancing in "Bride and Prejudice"

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 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.

Too bad!

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

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2 responses to “Naveen Andrews (Sayid) dancing

  1. Oh I love it! A former co-worker of mine is really into the Bollywood genre. I’ll have to ask her if she’s ever seen this one. 🙂

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Bollywood film (aside from this clip) before, but I love big extravagant musicals, so the films might be right up my alley.

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