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Garima Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; March 14, 2013)
It is no mean feat to match steps to a song that has been immortalised by Madhuri Dixit. But looks like Rohan Sippy was confident of being able to pull it off. The director has revived Madhuri’s iconic Dhak Dhak song in his upcoming film Nautanki Saala, with the three actresses — Evelyn Sharma, Pooja Salvi and Gaelyn Mendonca.
Says Pooja, “I’m a big Madhuri fan and her Dhak Dhak is among the best songs ever choreographed. It was a dream to dance to its remixed version.” While Gaelyn accepts that she had to “work very, very hard to get the moves right, Evelyn adds, “I became nervous when I heard that we were going to perform to Dhak Dhak. Who can have the audacity and courage to dance to a number that Madhuri Dixit has immortalised on screen! But Rohan said that since we are all newcomers, there would not be much comparison. And that we should treat it like a tribute.” Finally, says the director, “It is such an iconic song and it is a dream to be able to use it in one of our films.”
Producer Bhushan Kumar says, “The three pretty girls have soft, romantic roles in the film, along with the two nautankibaaz — Ayushmann Khurrana and Kunaal Roy Kapur. Their look in this song has lots of oomph. Stepping into the shoes of Madhuri is not easy, but the girls have done a wonderful job with Ayushmann and Kunaal giving those funny expressions that will leave you in splits.”
Nautanki Saala, produced by T-Series and RSE, releases April More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 8, 2012)
The makers of Nautanki Saala are on a trip down memory lane. First, they got Abhishek Bachchan to shake a leg to the title track of the movie that draws inspiration from a dialogue the Big B was heard spouting in Ramesh Sippy’s 1975 blockbuster Sholay. And now, director Rohan Sippy will revisit the nineties number, Dhak Dhak that had the entire nation grooving to Madhuri Dixit’s tunes, in his film, which is co-produced by Ramesh Sippy and Bhushan Kumar, head honcho of T-Series.
Bhushan Kumar confirmed the development and added, “It is not a remix of Dhak Dhak. Rather, we are recreating the song. And, it won’t be an item number either.” A source close to the film told Mirror, “Bhushan had always wanted to use the Dhak Dhak song in a film produced by him. After seeing many people use old songs in their films, Bhushan thought he had a catalogue of all the hit tracks of the nineties. With Dhak Dhak being one of his favourites, he put forth the idea to Rohan.” It is learnt the song will be recreated by music composer Mickey and will be picturised on the cast of the film, sans any ‘it’ girl. The source added Rohan will be using a fresh voice for the song.
Saroj Khan on her favourite student Madhuri Dixit as they work together again after a hiatus
By Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; May 4, 2012)
It was yesterday once more for Madhuri Dixit and Saroj Khan as the duo got together to shoot for the promos of a dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 at Filmistan Studios over the weekend. The actress and the choreographer share a special bond that goes back to when Mads was an upcoming actress and Saroj a leading choreographer.
The two feels that the music’s beats connect them. The veteran choreographer has always admitted that Madhuri has been her favourite. According to her, Mads understands the steps exactly and the way she wants them to be done — even before she can fully explain it. And even today, the star feels guilty if she skips a step in front of her guru!
About working with Madhuri again after a hiatus, Saroj says, “It feels exactly how you feel when your child comes back from boarding school. I have seen her grow from her Ek Do Teen days and I am proud to see my student as a judge for a dance show.”
She adds, “I have had a chance to work through the past several decades. In earlier days, expressions and movements defined a choreographer’s style. This is what Madhuri and I are bringing alive. No one can beat her expressions.”
For the two-day shoot, the Dhak Dhak star would begin filming for each segment by touching Saroj’s feet while the latter showered every bit of attention on her special student. Each shot was okayed More >
The actor proves it by gyrating to Madhuri’s famous ‘dhak dhak’ with B-town’s Baadshah Khan
Saumit Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 26, 2011)
The Wolverine seems to have set his sights on Bollywood and dropped more than broad hints about his intentions to Karan Johar, who is seen to be instrumental in getting Hugh Jackman to India
“Indian cinema keeps getting bigger every year. Bollywood is very popular in Australia too they all know about it there. I’m looking forward to working here and I’ve even begun meeting directors. Karan, are you listening?” said Jackman at the concluding session of FICCI Frames on Friday.Nilesh Wairkar
And almost to prove that he’s up to the song and dance routine required, when Shah Rukh asked him to match his steps to a desi Bollywood number, Jackman jumped up from his seat to accept the challenge.
He even got rid of his jacket to put his best foot forward in front of the cheering audience.
The number was Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Dhak Dhak’ and everyone was in splits as they shook their booty in unison and twirled around on stage, Jackman managing to even match the lyrics word for word with Shah Rukh.
The Australian hunk even gave his dance partner something to think about when he went on to say that he had loved My Name Is Khan so much that he would even consider working in a sequel to it. “We’ll call it My Name Is Jackman and I’m not a tourist.”
The fact is that though he achieved international stardom for portraying the More >
Madhuri Dixit’s back for TV show and film; will be in town for three months
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; November 18, 2010)
Pamela Anderson, one night before, brought the airport roof down… but Madhuri Dixit made a quiet entry into Mumbai, the city she seduced and ruled for years with her exceptional acting and dancing skills. The Dhak Dhak girl of Bollywood is here for three months during which she is expected to sign a big movie and also judge the TV dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. However, she’s keeping her plans secret. “I have been offered some good projects but I’m still in talks and things are not really finalised. So, I would not like to say much,” she told BT outside the airport. She’s kept track of Bollywood, of course, and is quite taken up by Ranbir Kapoor. “He must be proud of what he has achieved as he has done it on his own terms. Ranbir must have had expectations to live up to but he has done fantastic. I have also met Imran Khan and he has an impressive persona. Priyanka is a good actress and she was superb in Fashion,” said the former diva.
Madhuri, who has been living in the US with her husband Dr Shriram Madhav Nene and sons Arin and Raayan since quitting Bollywood in 2002, has come down with her parents. “They haven’t been to India for some years now and wanted to visit Mumbai. My children will follow when their school shuts for the holidays,” she said, adding, “I plan to take my parents More >
Television stars turned Bollywood actors Rajeev Khandelwal and Prachi Desai will be seen together in Vikram Tuli’s debut film Joker. The lead couple recently shot a song choreographed by veteran choreographer Saroj Khan.
A source from the film reveals that Saroj Khan designed a few dance moves which the lead couple got very uncomfortable with.” The source elaborates, “Saroji gave them dhak dhak moves a la Madhuri Dixit. Rajeev and Prachi found the pelvic thrusts quite cheesy and refused to do them. Even the director thought a few steps looked vulgar and old fashioned and requested Saroj Khan to alter them. After a little argument, Saroj Khan came up with some new dance moves.”Rajeev Khandelwal Prachi Desai
Rajeev Khandelwal, who will be doing a song for the first time on screen and is determined to overcome his fear of dancing, confirms, “Yes, I was a little uncomfortable but there wasn’t any argument. You cannot disrespect a veteran like Sarojji but we were finding it a little funny, especially me, to do some dance moves. This is the first time I am dancing on screen. It’s not a dance song per se and there were a few moves which we don’t see nowadays. When Sarojji does it, they look very graceful, but when you copy those steps you look a complete fool. So it took me More >