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Pernia Qureshi to promote classical dance through dance recitals in various cities
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Actress-fashion entrepreneur Pernia Qureshi, who made her Bollywood debut with Muzaffar Ali's Jaanisaar released last year, is also a trained classical dancer.

She will now be seen promoting India's classical dance forms Kathak and Kuchipudi through her dance recitals that will be conducted in India and abroad including Delhi, Mumbai and abroad.

Her dance recitals, 'Chandi Raatein - Love and Dance under the Moonlight with Pernia Qureshi' to be held in Delhi on 12th February will be a live orchestra with musicians and singers and the whole recital will be about 50 minutes to an hour. Pernia has been a disciple of Kathak guru Raja Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy and has also trained with Kumudini Lakhia, who choreographed her dance steps in Jaanisaar.

While the Delhi dance recital is scheduled on 12th February. Pernia says, "I will be performing both Kuchipudi and Kathak under the discipleship of great gurus Padma Bhushan Raja Reddy and Padma Bhushan Kumudini Lakhia. I'm very excited for the event."

The trained classical dancer feels the genre should be encouraged by filmmakers in cinema. Pernia says, "Classical dance should be promoted in Indian films."


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