Seeing the amazing grace that Deepika brings to the Ghoomar song and dance in Padmavati it is evident that the number did not just happen in the routine way that filmy choreographic songs happen.
It so happens that one of the most accomplished Ghoomar dancers of Rajasthan. Jyothi D Tommaar was on sets the make sure that Deepika performed the revered dance form with the understated grace that it deserves.
Says a source from Sanjay Leela Bhansali productions, “We wanted to retain absolute authenticity of the Ghoomar.Deepika had to perform the subtle and intricate dance form not the way it is shown in our films but the way royalty performs it. In addition to the routine choreographers we got JyothiTommaar a true and disciplined exponent of the Ghoomar who has taught the dance form to the Rajmata of Kishangarh.”
Deepika spent 12 days rehearsing the Ghoomar number and 4 days actually performing it on camera. Approximately 60 chorus dancers, all trained Ghoomar exponents,performed alongside Deepika.
The result is spectacular beyond belief.
Says Sanjay Bhansali, “We wanted the Jhoomar to retain its purity since this was being performed by Rani Padmavati. Every step and every move in the dance form celebrates the royal grace of royalty.This is our dance tribute to the brave Rajput women of Rajasthan.”