S T Y L E umbai-based choreographer and stylist Arindam Banerji is the official choreographer for Miss India Worldwide and has worked with Bollywood celebrities such as Rekha, Sushmita Sen, Govinda, Kareena Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat and many more. M We got a chance to catch up with the ace choreographer and stylist in Dubai where he is working on various projects. different forms of art,” he further elaborated. With several Western dance forms being used in Bollywood now, one wonders what the future holds for Bollywood dance. “I believe Bollywood dance has a great future ahead. Slowly it is making its grip internationally. It has a cultural base and western essence. It is a mix of several dance forms found in every part of India,” said Banerji. “I will always choose choreography over styling as I am a born dancer and I have an eternal love towards dance,” said Banerji about his preference. When asked about which actor he most enjoyed working with Banerji said, “Though I have choreographed a lot of Bollywood stars, I think my experience with Govinda was the best. He is a great human being and is fun to work with.” Choreography and styling are two very different areas of work. Banerji has made a mark in both. “Both are different zones. One is more into body language and expressing emotions and the other is more into vision.” “It is not easy to transit from choreography to styling. Styling is to make things beautiful, it is hiding emotions under beautification and dance is expressing every emotion. Hence both are very ARINDAM BANERJI On Fashion Styling And Choreography 62 I believe Bollywood dance has a great future ahead. Slowly it is making its grip internationally. It has a cultural base and western essence.