By Tulsi, Bollywood.com News Network
The suspense for the dance face off between Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in Bajirao Mastani is getting just unbearable!
While Priyanka shares sneaky pictures, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali rejected all the claims made about the “epic” dance performance by the hottest ladies of Bollywood!
Well, finally we have Remo D’Souza, who has agreed to share some juice with us! The chorographer just completed shooting the dance number, and he’s now ready to speak about it!
Says Remo, “I was stumped when Sanjay Bhansali asked me to do this earthy folk number. I wanted to know how he thought of me for this when I am identified with a far more urban choreography in numbers like Disco deewane and Budtameez dil. But he said the challenge was in making me discard my image and do something totally unexpected.”
So is it a lavni like the rumours claimed it would be?
“No, it’s not a lavni”, he clarifies. “That misapprehension was the result of the way the two ladies wore their sarees. It is Sanjay Bhansali’s cook, the lady whom he calls Maausi, whose steps we’ve borrowed. There is a particular hybridized step that she practices. We borrowed her step and then worked on it. It turned into fusion number, with elements that have never been seen before in a dance number.”
So finally, the big question is, who is actually doing it better? That’s what we all want to know!
Remu puts this in a few words that are almost bang on!
“Both Deepika and Priyanka danced their hearts out. But there was no sense of competitiveness between them. That worked to my song’s advantage. They both contributed to making the number very special.”
Maybe we should stop calling it a “face off” then!