Deepika Padukone took up the most challenging of dance forms with Ghoomar from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historic drama Padmavati. The director, Sanjay has left no stone in making Ghoomar the most riveting song sequence ever shot.
Deepika learned this dance form under the guidance of renowned Ghoomar expert Jyothi D Tommaar, assistant director of the only authentic Ghoomar academy. The song has been choreographed by Kruti Mahesh Midya. Shreya Ghoshal has lent her soulful voice to this song, with music by the maestro Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself.
Ghoomar is a traditional dance form of the Rajput women. It involves twirling in circles, leaving the onlookers enchanted and mesmerized by the beautiful dance performance. An extremely difficult performance art that takes years to learn, Deepika picked up the steps within a matter of a few days. With myriad of gracefulness and a royal poise, the song was shot keeping true to the traditional Rajputana folk dance.
Watch the song here:
Sources reveal that Deepika did over 66 twirls while shooting for the song. Adding to this, Deepika had to d dance in an extravagant costume, adorned in heavy jewelry.
Commenting on Ghoomar, Deepika said,
“The Ghoomar Song has been one of the most difficult song sequences that Sanjay Sir and I have shot for. His vision can be seen in the grandiose of the set and the immense hard work we’ve all put into making it. I had started preparing for this film and character for several months before we actually started filming. But it was for The Ghoomar Song that I walked onto set as ‘Padmavati’ for the very first time. The shooting of Padmavati began with The Ghoomar Song and I will never forget that day. I remember approaching my mark for the first shot and suddenly I felt a chill run through my body. It was almost as if Padmavati‘s soul had entered my body. That feeling still lingers and will continue for years to come”.
Starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Padmavati is set for a worldwide release on the 1st December 2017.