While Alia Bhatt learnt some graceful moves from Madhuri Dixit to dance to the remix of Tama Tama, Shraddha Kapoor who twirled to the sensuous Humma Humma had danced to the song in her childhood! This and more from actresses who have danced to remix of old hit numbers….
When I was called to dance to the hit old number Laila Main Laila from Qurbani in Raees, I couldn’t believe it! It was a double dhamaka, firstly to dance in Shah Rukh’s film and secondly to dance to this 1980 hit number on which Zeenat Aman had danced to. I was happy that the song was a hit but I don’t think I danced as beautifully as Zeenat Aman had in the original. She was a great actress and had her own inimitable style.
In Student of the Year I had danced to the once extremely popular Dosco Deewane which was sung by the late Nazia Hassan. The remix version was quite different from the old but I really enjoyed dancing to it. The best thing was that there was no comparison to the original. The song was picturised on Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and me, so it was all the more fun. More recently I danced to Madhuri Dixit’s Tama Tama number in Badrinath Ki Dulhania. What got me really charged was that Varun who was also with me in the song accompanied me when I went o learn the steps from Madhuri Dixit. I enjoyed dancing to both these songs because dancing to old numbers has its own charm.
When the song Humma Humma of the film Bombay released I was in school. I liked the song so much that as soon as I would hear it I would start dancing! So you can imagine my excitement when I had to dance to a remix of the song in OK Jaanu. Baadshah’s rap made the song all the more special because it brought newness to the number. Aditya Roy Kapur who was my costar in the film also added his bit and we both did some very sexy moves. But I don’t think we could match to what Manisha Koirala and Arvind Swamy had done in the original which I think was very unique. But Aditya and I gave our best moves!
A remix of the 2002 number Maahi Ve, which was a cabaret song replete with sensuous moves, was picturised on me in Wajah Tum Ho. The original was picturised on Malaika Arora who had given some stunning moves in the film Kaante. The remix also had me giving some very sensuous moves and the song was a hit with the audience. I had a great time doing the song because I got a chance to show my dancing skills and style.
When Rakesh Roshan approached me to do a special number in Kaabil I was very excited. And when I learnt that it was a remix of Sara Zamana Haseeno Ka Deewana from Yaarana, I couldn’t contain my happiness. To do a song which was originally filmed on Amitabh Bachchan was like a dream. Of course it was picturised on me in a completely different way. I was anxious whether I could do justice to this iconic number but I worked really hard enjoyed doing the dance steps. The best part was that the audience loved it!
By Arti Saxena