Actress Madhuri Dixit, who performed lavani in the song Humko aajkal hai, says she is looking forward to Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone’s dance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s forthcoming magnum opusBajirao Mastani
“Anything about dance always excites me, so I am very, very excited to see Priyanka Chopra andDeepika Padukone’s ‘lavani’ dance in Bajirao Mastani,” said Madhuri on Thursday during the announcement of Mumbai’s first ever Contemporary Dance Festival, Jugnee.
In Bajirao Mastani, Priyanka and Deepika will perform a ‘lavani’ dance together. It is touted to be a crucial part of the film’s climax. Madhuri, who is a trained classical dancer and is also credited to have introduced the folk dance in films, has earlier teamed up with actresses like Karisma Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in songs onscreen.
Recalling that time, Madhuri, who also has her online dance academy, said: “I had a competition with Karisma in Dil To Pagal Hai. It was wonderful. Shiamak (Davar) was the choreographer for that. The dancing was a little more jazz and contemporary and I was doing that style for the first time. I enjoyed when we danced. Karisma and I got along very well, so we had a great time,” she added.
Madhuri is all praise for the grandeur with which Bhansali shoots his songs. Recollecting the days when she shot Dola re dola” song with Aishwarya for Devdas, Madhuri said: “When I did ‘Dola re dola’ with Aishwarya, Saroj Khan-ji had choreographed it and it was terrific. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has picturised it. There were many trolly shots and long shots and after a long time a song was being picturised on that level.”