PTI | 12:07 PM,Jul 21,2012
Mumbai, Jul 21 (PTI) After raunchy item numbers,
Bollywood actresses seem to be enamoured with ‘lavani’, a
Maharashtrian folk dance and are leaving no stone unturned to
emerge as the ‘lavani queen’ of the B-town.
As Katrina Kaif’s ‘Chikni Chameli’ and Vidya Balan’s
‘Mala Jau De’ dance numbers got rave reviews for their folk
dance performances, Rani Mukherjee is the latest addition to
In her upcoming film ‘Aiyaa’, the leading lady of the
film– Rani Mukherjee does three item numbers in her dream and
lavani is one of that. Rani plays the role of a Marathi girl
in the film and is paired opposite southern star Prithvi Raj.
Directed by Sachin Kundalkar, ‘Aiyaa’ is co-produced
by Anurag Kashyap and Viacom 18 is slated to release in
October end this year.
Lavani has been a hit with dancing divas like Helen,
who gave an unforgettable performance in ‘Mungla’ song in
‘Inkaar’ (1977), Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Humko Aajkal Hai’ from
‘Sailaab’ (1990), ‘Main Kolhapur Se Aayi Hoon’ from ‘Anjaam’
After Madhuri Dixit’s lavani performance, this dance
form had more or less disappeared from Bollywood, only to make
a comeback in Karan Johar’s remake ‘Agneepath’. British Indian
actress Katrina, through her foot-thumping ‘Chikni Chameli’
performance proved that she can also be a desi Marathi girl.
“It (‘Chikni Chameli’) was very fast and it was not a
style I was used to, but I took it as a challenge. I worked
very hard for this song,” Katrina had said.
Ace choreographer Ganesh Acharya, who had directed
Katrina’s moves in the song, says, “Katrina has given all the
power and dedication that was needed. I think only she could
have done a song like ‘Chikni Chameli’ and nobody else.”
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