Imagine this – 400 diyas, chari dancers (fire dancers) an elaborate setting with beautiful royal paintings hanging all around, and one of the most beautiful maidens of Bollywood in the center of it all performing the traditional folk dance of Rajasthan – Ghoomar. Almost like a dream, isn’t it?
Only difference, it’s not a dream but as real as it can get. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is known for bringing grandiose and opulence to the screen has taken his passion for lavishness to another level for his forthcoming magnum opus – Padmavati.
Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, the film is a dramatized account of the 1303 siege of the Chittor fort in Rajasthan and SLB in his signature style has left no stones unturned to make sure he recreates the era to perfection.
For this particular dance sequence featuring his muse – Deepika Padukone, SLB erected a set which resembles the inside of the Chittorgarh fort. The entire set for the song took 40 days to build, with over 100 people involved in making it.
Even Deepika took over a month-and-a-half to learn this dance form that has been long associated with royalty.
“Ghoomar will be the first song SLB shoots for the film and everything from visuals to the sound, to the sets is being carefully planned and put together. It will be a complete royal experience and the final look will leave people spellbound,” said a source.
Well, this is what you get when passion meets dreams.
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