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“The Ghoomar Song Is My Tribute To The Brave Rajput Women Of Rajathan,” Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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.”

 

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