Mumbai: While “Dhola Re” from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s award winning Devdas, went down as a cult song , the filmmaker is ready to top it ,with a lavni number in his upcoming magnum opus Bajirao Mastani.
While Saroj Khan had choreographed “Dhola Re” starring Madhuri Dixit Nene and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Remo D’Souza has been roped in for the ambitious song in Bajirao Mastani ,that will see both Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra perform.
The song will be shot over a period of 12 days, with over 50 background dancers on a larger-than-life set.What’s more is that both the actresses have been rehearsing for over 10 days for the song, given its challenging choreography.
Talking about the song says choreographer Remo, “Though it is essentially a lavani number, it would not be wrong to call it a mix of folk and classical dance as well. It is never easy to work with SLB as he wants nothing short of perfection. Also, with the costumes, it is never easy to choreograph or perform for the actresses. This one has two actresses so it will require absolute perfection and synchronization”.
Says director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, “After 12 years , since Devdas, audiences will see 2 contemporary actresses dance together in the same frame.It is a lavni composed folk song and a lot of work has gone into the sets and the picturization of the song. Both Priyanka and Deepika have worked extremely hard on the song and rehearsed long hours for it.