For Basu’s dance number in Players, Bosco-Caesar put in a touch of the yesteryears dancing diva, from her body movements to bold expressions.
She has won over filmgoers with multiple dance numbers like Beedi Jalaile... and Namak Ishq Ka...(Omkaara). And now, Bipasha Basu is set to raise temperatures with Ho gayi Tun in Abbas-Mustan’s upcoming, Players.
And interestingly, her dance steps have been designed along the lines of yesteryear dancing diva Helen. “We had asked choreographers Bosco-Caesar to put in a touch of Helenji – in terms of body movements, expressions and powerful steps. But it’s not an exact copy,” says Abbas.
He adds that though the movie’s other cast members are also present in the song, “they don’t have lines in it, so technically, it’s a Bipasha song.”
A major part of the song was apparently shot in a famous Moscow nightclub. “In the song, Bipasha is trying to seduce a Russian army officer. She wasn’t just dancing, but she also playacting because it’s part of the narrative,” informs Abbas. However, since the nightclub was open only from 5 pm to 4 am, leaving little time for set-up and re-takes, makers couldn’t shoot the entire sequence there. “We only shot important parts of the song in the nightclub. For the rest, we erected an identical set in Chandivali Studios,” Abbas admits.
The film, an Indianised version of Hollywood hit The Italian Job (2003), also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bobby Deol and Omi Vaidya.