Actor Madhuri Dixit will be seen doing Lavani, a traditional Maharashtrian folk dance, after almost a decade, in the grand finale of dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
In the episode that airs tonight, Madhuri will be seen adorning a pink Maharashtrian navari with a gold nathh and a conspicuously big bindi on her forehead. The actor will perform on three lively songs including Main Kolhapur se aayi hu, Apsara Aali and Hichki.
Enamoured by the way Madhuri danced every move while shooting for this Lavani performance, everyone including choreographer Harshal seemed to be in awe of her elegance and finesse. And, the actor’s husband Dr Sriram Nene was all by her side through the rehearsals.
In the past, Madhuri has done Lavani acts twice — in the 1990 film Sailaab’s song Humko Aajkal Hai, and the popular number, Main Kolhapur Se Aayi Hoon in Anjaam (1994).
After Madhuri’s Lavani performance, the dance form had more or less disappeared from Bollywood, only to make a comeback in Karan Johar’s Agneepath remake with Katrina Kaif’s Chikni Chameli act. Later it was seen in Vidya Balan’s song Mala Jau De in Ferrari Ki Sawaari and Chitrangda Singh’s Kaafirana in Joker. Actor Rani Mukherji will be seen doing it in her soon-to- release film, Aiyyaa.