Monday, December 18, 2006
Model-turned-actor Upen Patel has recently been expelled from a dance class at Bandra because of the furor he created there.
He had joined the class almost a month ago to learn Salsa. He was also picking us the steps pretty quickly. However, as inevitable as it sounds, he proved to be a major distraction for the girls who attended the same class. Every girl wanted to shake a leg with the smoldering actor, which made the instructors lose their cool. The other guys were also feeling neglected, so Upen was politely asked to leave the class.
However, Rumi Sood, the owner of the academy, had a different story to tell. She said that Upen was really quick at picking up the steps and his style was too advanced for the class. She also agreed that Upen was a huge distraction for the ladies. Therefore she was compelled to take up this decision.
Upen took this incident in the right spirit, saying that it is indeed a compliment for him. He was overwhelmed to learn that the instructors thought he was too good a dancer to be trained at the class. He went ahead to saying that he did not actually want to "learn" dance but take it up as a leisure activity as he loves to dance.
Upen Patel recently received the best debutante award at the GIFA, Dubai. He will soon be seen in Suneel Darshan's musical Shakalaka Boom Boom, also starring Bobby Deol, Celina Jaitley and Kangana Ranaut.