After records set by Munni… and Sheila, almost every next big item number is being looked forward to with great anticipation. The latest being the Deepika Padukone—featuring item track from the film by the same name, Dum Maaro Dum. One of the very few people who have heard the sound track is choreographer Bosco. And according to him, Padukone’s moves in the song will frenzy, but nothing will ever match the original.
“That song had Zeenat Aman in it; it is eternal,” exclaims Bosco, talking about the RD Burman composed piece that was sung by Asha Bhonsle for Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), a film directed by Dev Anand. “It didn’t have much of a dance step to it, and didn’t need it. Just the feel of the ’70s was enough.”
Though this track shares its title with the classic, it has absolutely nothing in common with it. Except for the random people chilling around the setting. “It has been shot in a jungle setting, with caves and waterfalls thrown in,” says Bosco, who doesn’t feel it would be right to compare it to Munni… or Sheila…’ as the genre is completely different, but he does say that it “will take the cake”. “Deepika will be seen doing some hardcore energetic and aggressive dance moves.”
Meanwhile, talking about the challenge of making Bollywood’s faces dance the right steps to the correct beats, Bosco says, “Not all actors are dancers, but they all are performers. Whatever you give them to do according to what steps are designed for them, they will perform it like an act.”
Having worked with almost everyone from the film industry, he doesn’t rate anyone, but feels all actors can be classified according to their tastes and energies. According to him, “Deepika has a great athletic body, so she makes moves look easy. Hrithik (Roshan) and Shahid (Kapoor) are perfectionists on stage; Ranbir (Kapoor) is a natural, dance seems to come to him effortlessly; Salman (Khan) has incredible charisma, any move he does becomes a style statement; Katrina has come a long way with her dancing, and has stunned everyone with Sheila…; Kareena (Kapoor) is very Bollywood and Priyanka (Chopra) has this great hip hop vibe to her dancing.”