6: Bollywood Dreaming with Nakul Dev Mahajan
By Queering Desi
On this episode, Priya chats with Nakul Dev Mahajan, an award-winning Bollywood choreographer best known for his 12 years of choreography on "So You Think You Can Dance."The two begin talk about "So You Think..." and the journey that led Nakul to open NDM Bollywood Dance Studios, one of the most popular Bollywood dance schools in the U.S. He opens up about his earliest memories of dance and talks about the cultural reckoning he faced in pursuit of it. Later, he shares what it was like coming out after establishing himself as a leading dance teacher in the community and the two do a deep dive about Karan Johar and the LGBTQ idols they wish they had. Finally, Nakul talks about his work on the new Disney Junior show, "Mira: Royal Detective" and the two play a Bollywood-themed rapid-fire round and "Instagram vs. Reality."You can follow Nakul (@nakuldevmahajan) on Instagram and Twitter.For his full bio, visit our website.Season 3 of Queering Desi is brought to you by Bakwaas Apparel. Use this episode's special promo code (NDM15) to get 15% off any order! Join the movement, be Bakwaas.