Kumail Nanjiani Teases Bollywood Dance Scene In Marvel Studios’ ‘The Eternals’

The Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani recently teased that the Marvel Studios film will feature a Bollywood-style dance scene.

Kumail Nanjiani recently appeared on Deadline’s New Hollywood podcast with his wife Emily Gordon to discuss a number of projects they’re working on, including his role in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals. The star revealed that a lot of the film sees the race of superheroes hiding in the present day, but he also explained that his character Kingo becomes a Bollywood star as a bizarre way of hiding his identity.

“A lot of it takes place in the present day. My character, for instance, is like ‘OK we’re supposed to keep a low profile, no one should know.’ So I become a Bollywood movie star, that’s my secret identity. We’re supposed to keep quiet and I’ve become the biggest Bollywood movie star.”

Nanjiani also revealed that The Eternals features a huge Bollywood dance scene involving his character, explaining that he prepared for the moment with intense dance classes, but that all of the dancers in the scene are professionals.

“I took months of Bollywood dance classes to prepare for that. It’s really a workout… and you know, there’s like 52 dancers, and 51 of them are professional dancers, and then there’s me!”

Are you excited to see The Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani in the dance scene? What else do you want to see from the Marvel Studios film? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ The Eternals:

“Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.”

Directed by Chloé Zhao from a script written by Matthew K. Firpo and Ryan Firpo, The Eternals stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayak as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as Druig, and Angelina Jolie as Thena. Kit Harrington was cast as Dane Whitman.

The Eternals will be released in theaters on November 6, 2020.

Source: New Hollywood

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