As Bollywood’s new oomph queen, Vidya Balan, completes her first ever item song, Mala Jau De, an authentic lavani number in Ferrari Ki Sawaari, she is preparing to be scrutinised by authentic lavani dancers.
Vidya, who dons a traditional Maharashtrian attire for the number, spent over three weeks rehearsing for it with a troupe from Kolhapur. But the makers still want to get firsthand reactions from actual lavani dancers.
“Everyone including Vidhu Vinod Chopra (producer) and Rajesh Mapuskar (director) think the song is filmed to perfection. But Vidya and Rajesh want to hold the first screening of the song for authentic dancers to gauge their reactions,” says an insider.
The makers have taken a collective decision to showcase it to a bunch of lavani dancers. “If we get the right feedback and the dancers suggest some changes, we will readily make them,” adds the insider.
Mapuskar confirmed the development saying, “Yes, we want the song to look absolutely traditional. We are in talks with a some lavani dancers from regarding the first screening.”
Apparently, authentic folk dancers have choreographed a major part of the song. Vidya has taken a personal interest in the way she looks, and has also focused on the dance steps. Recently Katrina Kaif also performed a lavani number, Chikni Chameli, in Agneepath, to much criticism.