Who can forget Meena Kumari’s courtesan’s act in `Pakeezah` as she dances to the evergreen mujra `Inhi Logon ne le leena dupatta mera`! Classic beauties including Madhubala, Rekha and Hema Malini too have tried their hands at it and so have the contemporary beauties of our times - Madhuri, Aishwarya, Sushmita and Rani.
Mujra might be a dance form practiced by the courtesans to entertain their visitors but no one can deny the nazaqat and grace of this art form. And Bollywood has been instrumental in giving mujra a renewed status- the dance form earned respect and esteem apart from heaving sighs of onlookers.
Now, the latest to join the mujra bandwagon is Kareena Kapoor.
The hottie is said to have done a ‘mujra’, a first in her decade long career, for Shriram Raghavan`s `Agent Vinod`, featuring her beau Saif Ali Khan in lead.
The song has been choreographed by Saroj Khan while Manish Malhotra has styled her.
Bebo looks absolutely stunning in the bright red attire, with loosely pinned hair.
Unit sources confirmed that, Kareena, who is not a trained kathak dancer, had a tough time in perfecting her steps. Reportedly, the sequence which was shot recently was canned for nearly 22 hours!
Finally, when it got over, she had bruises over her hands and knees as the song involved many floor movements besides other dance steps.
No pain, go gain!