Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ is considered as the most awaited movie of 2017. Based on Rajput Queen Padmavati, the movie has been in the news ever since its announcement. The director chose his favourite actors, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone for the pivotal roles of ‘Alauddin Khilji’ and ‘Queen Padmavati’ respectively. Shahid Kapoor is seen playing the role of ‘Maharawal Ratan Singh’ opposite Deepika’s ‘Padmavati’.
The movie created immense buzz when the first look of its lead characters were revealed through aggressive marketing strategy. Deepika in the title role stole many hearts with her grace and beauty. Deepika’s dedication towards her role has been proven yet again when the melodious ‘Ghoomer’ song was released for the audience. The task master, SLB has left no stone unturned in making it the most enthralling song sequence ever shot, in the history of Hindi Cinema.
Deepika learned the dance form under the expert guidance of acclaimed Ghoomar expert Jyothi D Tommaar who is also the assistant director of the only authentic Ghoomar academy in India. ‘Ghoomer’ is choreographed by Kruti Mahesh Midya and sung by yet another SLB favourite, Shreya Ghoshal, with music given by the maker himself.
‘Ghoomer’ is a traditional folk dance from Rajasthan which involves twirling in circles. The dance form which usually takes years to master, Deepika had to learn it within a matter of few days. As per an insider, the actress did over almost 66 twirls while shooting for the song. Adding difficulties to her performance was extravagant costume and heavy jewelry, which integral part of her character.
Commenting on Ghoomar, Deepika said, “The Ghoomar Song has been one of the most difficult song sequences that Sanjay Sir and I have shot for. His vision can be seen in the grandiose of the set and the immense hard work we’ve all put into making it. I had started preparing for this film and character for several months before we actually started filming. But it was for The Ghoomar Song that I walked onto set as ‘Padmavati’ for the very first time. The shooting of Padmavati began with The Ghoomar Song and I will never forget that day. I remember approaching my mark for the first shot and suddenly I felt a chill run through my body. It was almost as if Padmavati‘s soul had entered my body. That feeling still lingers and will continue for years to come”.
Presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Proudction, ‘Padmavati’ will hit theatres worldwide on 1st December 2017.