Dreamgirl to perform mujra


Actress Hema Malini is all set to perform a solo dance in a Hindi film after nearly 17 years. This will be for Pradeep Sarkar’s upcoming mov-ie, being shot in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

Hema will perform a mujra in the yet untitled film and lip-sync a Thumri sung by director Vishal Bharadwaj’s wife Rekha.

“I love the song. And the dance will be Kathak based. That really makes me happy. The last time I performed a solo dance on screen was for Gulzar’s Lekin. That was another special appearance for the beautiful mujra, Jhoote naina bole,” said Hema.

“It’s not often that one gets a chance to do something classical in our films these days. That’s why I agreed to do it. They told me no one except me could perform the mujra. But I think Rekha would’ve been a better choice,” she says.

The veteran actress will be making a special appearance in the movie by Yashraj Films.

“Though I’ve come to Varanasi many times for dance performances, the last time I was here for a film was Sohanlal Kanwar’s Sanyasi more than 30 years ago.” Hema says dancing is the high point of her life.