Despite doing a few Bollywood films, dancer-actress Lauren Gottlieb’s Bollywood career has not picked up pace. However, that does not seem to perturb Lauren as she has also been getting offers from across the globe. Now with a Hollywood film in her kitty, Lauren believes her future lies in the West.
Lauren is currently filming for Jac Mulder’s Hollywood film, Twisted Blues, in Dubai. Lauren auditioned for the role via video conference (on Skype), while on her annual visit to her family in the United States.
“I got a call from a friend who is also working on the film. He told me that they had cast an Egyptian actress with whom things didn’t work out, and were looking for someone. My friend sent a few videos to the director. A Skype-call later, things fell in place.”
Lauren will be doing a Hollywood film after almost four years. In the past, Lauren has done small roles in few Hollywood movies, including Hannah Montana: The Movie and Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.
Lauren Gottlieb says from now on she only wants to focus on Hollywood projects, and not Bollywood.
Watch: Lauren Gottlieb in Mercy song by Badshah.
International Dancer Lauren Gottlieb Got a Foothold in Bollywood Through the ‘ABCD’ Franchise
International dancer, choreographer, and now also an actor, Lauren Gottlieb, who forayed into Bollywood with “ABCD: AnyBody Can Dance”, was also a part of the sequel ‘ABCD 2’ that was shot in Las Vegas.
Lauren who has trained and choreographed the likes of Tom Cruise and Toby Maguire (original Spiderman) says that “Every time I decided to pack up and quit Bollywood, I got my next big offer”.
“ABCD 2”, directed by choreographer Remo D’Souza, featured Varun Dhawan, a great & energetic dancer, and Shraddha Kapoor.
Lauren Gottlieb also played the lead actress in the movie ‘Welcome To Karachi’ that had Jackky Bhagnani and Arshad Warsi in it.
Lauren enjoyed working with Varun Dhawan in ABCD 2. “Varun and I were trying to do something new that has never been seen before. He is super hardworking and so is Shraddha. We had lot of fun,” said Lauren.
More about Lauren Gottlieb
Lauren is a dancer from the US and was the runner-up in the dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” in 2013. The show not only helped her get noticed, but also helped her get a break in Bollywood. One of the judges of the show was Remo D’Souza (director of the ABCD movies) and the show was responsible for giving her some popularity in India, even before she came in movies. Checkout some of the videos of international Dancer Lauren Gottlieb.
Lauren in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa
Lauren giving an audition, when she was not famous
Lauren and Neil doing Hip Hop
Lauren seems to have a better chemistry with the Bollywood dancers, doesn’t she? Perhaps she’s best suited for Bollywood movies. Nevertheless, its definitely good for her as Bollywood is growing by leaps & bounds, surely she will find fan following across various countries now.
So is Lauren going to permanently shift to India?
She’s not sure of that right now, but deep inside, she feels that she has got a spiritual connection with India, because every time she decided to call it quits in Bollywood, a big offer came her way. Lauren Gottlieb says, in her heart and soul, she feels like an Indian.