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    Utkarsh Gupta lets us in on the drama of D4

    Everythinga��s not well at Mikhail Shaha��s dance academy on the dance fiction show, D4. Baby, female lead of the academya��s latest dance production, Soulmates, has met with an accident, and is bound to a wheelchair. And her replacement, Aneri Vajani, isna��t able to match her skills. Meanwhile, Shah is more worried about getting Baby back on her feet than fine-tuning the choreography. Thata��s because Shah is not that angry, and indifferent after all. He has a soft corner for Baby, who works as an administrative assistant at the academy, and happens to be a truly gifted dancer.
    The show is heading towards some nail-biting drama on May 20. Baby will finally get up and dance in this one-hour special episode, says Utkarsh Gupta, who plays the role of choreographer Shah. a�?I dona��t want to give away much, but Baby will get frustrated with Vajania��s inability to grasp the choreography, then get up, and teach her how to dance. A lot of new, and old problems will crop up in my own life after that episode,a�? he shares.
    Unlike his on-screen avatar, in real life, Gupta is anything but angry. He is the funny one, always impersonating others. a�?I like to mess around with the director. Hea��s my best friend,a�? says the 20-year-old, adding, a�?Sometimes I get into trouble. With so much music playing on the sets, me and my co-stars are always dancing. Ita��s good fun until the boss in-charge of the spot boys starts shouting, a�?Stop watching them, go, and work!a��a�?
    Not many know that Gupta has been a dance instructor in real life, teaching at New Delhia��s Oorja Dance Academy, and his first stint on TV was an audition for Dance India Dance in 2009. He turned actor with MTVa��s Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan, taking on the role of a musician. Gupta can sing, and play guitar too. But he is enjoying his time in front of the camera, a�?I love both, acting and dancing. But I enjoy dancing only when ita��s once or twice a week. It gets tiring otherwise,a�? says Gupta, who choreographs his solo performances on D4.

    Special episode on May 20, 7 pm on Channel V
    a�� Barkha Kumari


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