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Madhuri to Meena Kumari

Dancing diva draws inspiration from yesteryear tragedy queen and Mumtaz for reality TV show promos.

tv Updated: May 01, 2012 13:12 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times
Madhuri Dixit

For everyone who has wanted to dance like the dhak dhak girl, Madhuri Dixit, here’s a chance to take some tips. The actor will celebrate the spirit of dance in the promos of her celebrity reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja 5 that goes on air on Colors post the Indian Premier League (IPL). The channel has recently acquired the rights to the show, which is now in its fifth season. And this time, to woo the audience in a novel manner, the promos of the dance show that go on air this week, will see Madhuri pay tribute to yesteryear dancing divas.

In the first one, the actor will don the look of ’60s superstar Meena Kumari, who popularised mujra as a dance form in her films. The 45-year-old star will sway to the iconic track Thade Rahiyo… from Pakeezah (1972). Dressed in a shimmering pink anarkali outfit, Madhuri’s expressions and style will be completely retro. In the second promo, she will be dressed in ’70s style, in a tight churidaar-kurta, shaking a leg to the hit Mumtaz number, Motiyon Ki Ladee Hoon Main….

Explaining why the channel chose to bring back memories of the veteran actors, Manisha Sharma, weekend programming head, Colors, says, "Our on-air promo team thought of this concept wherein Madhuri would pay tribute to various eras’ dances; and she was more than happy to do so. Our celebrity judge’s philosophy is simple, Naacho Aise Jhoom Ke, Ki Bas Kho Jao, she says. And we agree with her that one should shed all inhibitions and dance like there is no tomorrow."

Other than the yesteryear evergreen tracks, Madhuri will also groove to contemporary songs like Kissi Disco Mein Jayein… from Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Chammak Challo… from RA.One and Kolaveri Di… from 3.

Though there is no official word on the 12 participants yet, but the names of TV actors Avika Gor, Meghna Malik, Jiaa Manek, Vishal Singh and Karan Singh Grover are doing the rounds. The two remaining judges too are yet to be locked.

First Published: May 01, 2012 13:09 IST