Birju Maharaj to choreograph Madhuri Dixit
It’s now time for Madhuri to be dance to the steps of her ultimate favorite dancer, Pandit Birju Maharaj. This legendary Kathak maestro is going to choreograph for Madhuri in her next upcoming film Dedh Ishqiya. The film is the sequel to Ishqiya, which saw Vidya Balan, Aarshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah in the lead roles. The current shooting of the film is taking place near Lucknow, at Sitapur. During the shoot the stars of the film were staying at a five star hotel in Delhi, where they had reportedly told the press about their film.
This film is going to see the great comeback of the dancing diva of Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit. After her infamous Aaja Nachle, this will be her next try up on the silver screen. The sequel has all the previous actors as well. Pandit Birju Maharaj had joined them in the hotel and had confirmed the news that he will be choreographing for Madhuri.
Madhuri and Maharaj had previously worled in Dil Toh Pagal Hain as well as Devdas. He had choreographed ‘Dhayi Shyam Rok Layi’ in Devdas.
As for Madhuri, she is right now flying in seventh heaven. She is completely awestruck by the beauty of Panditji’s dancing talent and for her he is the ultimate dancer of Kathak. The actress respects him a lot and is extremely excited on the purpose of working together. She is one of the few and lucky stars in Bollywood who have had the opportunity to be trained by Panditji. She has proclaimed the fact that he is the best Kathak Dancer in the world, although there are various talented dancers. She has also said that Kathak is her favorite dance form. She is a trained classical dancer herself and among all the dance forms Kathak is the closest to her heart. She also likes various western dance forms lkike Samba, Jive and Cha Cha. A dancer, for Madhuri has to have certain qualities like perfect expression, style, body language as well as confidence while he or she performs.
Panditji has also choreographed for films like Gadaar…Ek Prem Katha, which starred Sunny Deol and Amisha Patel. His recent film includes Vishwaroopam, where Kamal Hasan was seen dancing to his steps. Thus, it is going to be a great duo when Madhuri is going to dance for Birju Maharaj. As one of the greatest dancers of Bollywood it will be welcoming to see her dance on screen again.