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Aroona Irani to do a jig in Ekta Kapoor soap

The veteran actress will dance to a popular Bollywood number in an Ekta Kapoor serial. Read on...
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2007 07:56 PM IST

Almost four decades after actress Aroona Irani sizzled on screen to RD Burman's song Dilbar dil se pyare in Caravan, she will dance to the same number again for episodes of Ektaa Kapoor's "Teen Kahaaniyan, Teen Raaz" to be telecast Monday and Tuesday.

"This was Ektaa's idea. And, of course, I couldn't say no to her. She's such a sweetheart," Aroona told IANS.

"In fact, I originally performed the Dilbar number with Ektaa's father Jeetu-ji (Jeetendra). Those days I'd constantly run into Shobha-ji when she used to drop in to meet her husband. Then Ektaa was born. Now she is a grown-up girl. But she isn't the least aware of how big she has become. That's the secret of her success," she added.

The veteran actress is currently acting in Ektaa's long-running soap Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki and calls it one of her most interesting roles.

So how did the Dilbar reprise happen?

"Very simple!" said Aroona. "Ektaa asked, I agreed. Of course, our choreographers Harshal and Vitthal have made the steps very different. And I've performed the song in a sari, whereas in the original I had danced in banjaran (gypsy) costumes. All this makes a lot of difference. But I really enjoyed myself."

Aroona's own production house is about to unleash two daily soaps. "The first - called Doli Sajake - starts April 30 on Sahara. I've given myself a role in the soap.

The second is for Zee. Our movies just don't have a proper place for an actress like me. I'm keeping myself as busy as possible. I want to die working," she added.

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