When you hear the words pole dance, for many a seductive dance performed by exotic dancers with lithe limbs in a dimly lit bar comes to mind. And it doesn’t help that special dance numbers in Bollywood have played to this image.
However, pole dancing is gaining prominence in India, with a bit of a twist. Besides being used to perform complex dance routines, a lot of Bollywood beauties are now swearing by pole exercises for a fitter body.
And one of these beauties is Jacqueline Fernandez. The actress was shooting for A Gentleman’s song Chandralekha in Miami, when she hit upon the idea of incorporating pole dancing in it. And the rest, as they say, is history. Not only was her performance appreciated, she’s found the benefits to the art as well. “I’ve made it a part of my regime as it helps my fitness, as well as upper body strength,” she said in an interview earlier.
Jacqueline isn’t alone. Yami Gautam too got applauded when she posted a few pictures and videos on her social media account, charting out fitness through pole dancing. “Pole dancing is a great way to work on your fitness abilities and your dance,” Yami said. “It challenges your fitness level a lot more.”
Perhaps one of the biggest proponents of this art form in Mumbai has been Kalyug actress Smilly Suri, who turned to pole dancing as a form of physical and mental exercise after a personal crisis. “I was battling depression when I lost my parents,” she opens up. “Back then, I was advised to do something that made me happy. Having had learnt so many dance forms before, I wasn’t satisfied. Out of sheer coincidence, I landed up in a pole dance class instead of an aerial one in Dubai, and it changed my life.”
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