US: India Offers Atypical Video Challenges

January 23, 2016

by VINDU GOEL, The new York Times

MUMBAI — As the morning rain dripped in the garden outside, the yoga teacher Aparajita Jamwal got down on one knee, stretching the other leg behind her in a lunge known as the equestrian pose.

“Imagine you’re a horse — you have a lovely mane flowing behind you — looking up towards the ceiling,” Ms. Jamwal urged in a soothing voice. “Take two more breaths here.” As she slid her body into a plank pose, the director yelled, “Cut!” and everyone took a five-minute break.

Rajshri Entertainment, the creator of this low-budget yoga instructional video, is one of the oldest players in India’s film industry, known as Bollywood.

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