Did you know? Shah Rukh Khan’s train dance in ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ was never the original plan
90s; the era had something about it. When we recollect the popular songs, especially the dance numbers composed in this period, each had a unique charm of its own. The songs still makes us groove whenever they are played even today. And who can forget the iconic dance track ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora. The track earned huge popularity upon its release, be it for its music, lyrics or singer Sukhwinder Singh’s vocals, every element of this song was impressive. But, the fact that it was shot on a moving train certainly turned out to be its most outstanding feature.
Recently, we stumbled upon an old interview of choreographer Farah Khan where she recalled that how she and the team had come to the decision of dancing on the roof of a moving train, that ultimately lead to the iconic track being shot in the most unique way. Not many would be aware that the track was never originally meant to be shot on the moving train, but on the railway station of Ooty. Yes! You read that right. (Also Check:From void to fame: Bollywood celebs who started off as background dancers)
On his talk show ‘Face to Face’, the host Karan Thapar was discussing about Farah’s second consecutive win at the Filmfare Awards (Best Choreography) for her track ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’. And it was during their conversation when Karan asked what made Farah do that dance on a moving train. To which she replied saying, “Because actually we really didn’t get permission at the railway station (smiles). It was supposed to be the train stops and people get down and they dance here and there. And we didn’t get permission on the railway station and we had this one train in Ooty which we got. And it was like it was as big as this table literally… it was this narrow. So, yeah we just go up and we did it and Mani sir (referring to director Mani Ratnam) was very excited about shooting on this train, and then you know nobody could say no to him so…”
Further, she even went on to share that ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ was just played and it was in one rehearsal that she choreographed the entire number, like all the moves. Later, the song was shot over a period of four and a half days. And the rest as they say is history.
Check out the full interview of Farah Khan below:
Did you know Alia Bhatt was the FIRST choice for Ranbir's 'Wake Up Sid' ?
Director Ayan Mukerji is introducing audiences with a fresh pair on-screen in his next. Yes, we are talking about ‘Brahmastra’! The director has roped in Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor for his trilogy. The lead actors of the film stunned everyone when they made a joint-appearance at Sonam Kapoor‘s wedding. We are already aware of Alia’s fondness for the Kapoor Jr. The actress herself made a confession that she always wanted to marry Ranbir. The duo has been spending quality together lately. The rumors of the two dating are going since a long time.
Keeping that aside, we have some interesting thing to share about this rumoured lovebirds. While everyone is excited to see them together in ‘Brahmastra’ which releases in 2019. But hey! This is not the FIRST that the duo has come together on-board for a project. [Also read:EXCLUSIVE: Alia Bhatt to get special training for Brahmastra?]
Remember RK’s ‘Wake Up Sid’ opposite Konkana Sen Sharma? Well, Ayan Mukerji had initially approached Alia to play the character opposite Ranbir. The 25-year-old actress had even auditioned for the movie but for some reason, it was passed on-to Konkana.
Check Alia’s audition video for ‘Wake Up Sid’ here-
It was not just meant to be, we say! Anyway, we are way too excited to watch them entertain us with their super-hero flick.
Whatt!!! This singer rejected Madhuri Dixit's wedding proposal
Bollywood’s Dancing Diva Madhuri Dixit is celebrating her 51st birthday. The Dhak Dhak girl ruled the hearts of her fans in the 90’s ever since she danced into the hearts of many with her chart buster song ‘Ek Do Teen’ from ‘Tezaab’. Madhuri soon created a niche for herself in Bollywoood all thanks to her acting chops and dancing skills.
With six Filmfare awards and Padma Shri award in her kitty, Madhuri was on the wish list of many. But not many know that this beauty for whom many are mad, was once rejected by a famous Bollywood singer. Yes, Madhuri Dixit’s marriage proposal was rejected by famous Bollywood singer Suresh Wadkar.
Madhuri belongs to a conservative Maharashtrian family, and her parents didn’t want her to work in movies. Madhuri’s father started hunting for a perfect groom for her, since they wanted her to get married and settle down.
Madhuri’s parents sent Suresh Wadkar a marriage proposal. But, the response was not what they expected it to be. The budding singer, who was 12 years older than Madhuri rejected the proposal. The reason for his rejection was that he found her too thin.(Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Madhuri Dixit gets involved with the TV series on her life)
The rest they say is history. If she had settled down in marital blisss, we would not have witnessed such a multi-talented diva.
Today Madhuri is married to Shriram Madhav Nene, a cardiovascular surgeon from Los Angeles. Together they have two sons, Arin and Rayaan.