Oct 252017

The first song of ‘Padmavati’, ‘Ghoomar’ is out and it is full of grandiose. The song is set in a royal palace, where ‘Padmavati’ is performing the traditional folk dance of Rajasthan along with several other women. Shahid Kapoor, looks royal as Maharawal Ratan Singh, but is is Deepika who is winning hearts. Deepika looks ethereal as ‘Rani Padmavati’ and has mastered the ‘Ghoomar’ dance to the t.  Sanjay Leela Bhansali has paid attention to even minute details, ‘Ghoomar’ showcases the grandeur and exquisite culture of the ‘Rajputs’.

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Deepika, is wearing the traditional ghaghra choli and is seen twirling several times in the dance sequence. ‘Ghoomar’ is considered one of the most difficult dance forms to master, knowing how the twirling and the footwork has to be in sync. But, Deepika has pulled off the dance with a lot of poise, elan and grace. The song has been sung by Shreya Ghoshal, who has added an angelic and earthy feel to it. 

Deepika Padukone has tweeted how ‘Ghoomar’ was the most difficult, yet fulfilling song sequences she performed in her career. 

The Ghoomar Song has to be one of the most difficult yet most fulfilling song sequences i have ever shot for! #GhoomarToday@FilmPadmavati

— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) October 25, 2017

For those who don’t know, ‘Ghoomar’ is the traditional folk dance and a part of the heritage of Rajasthan. Just like ‘Bajirao Mastani’ showed Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone in a ‘laavni’ face-off ‘Pinga’, ‘Padmavati’ will have ‘Ghoomar’ as their traditional dance sequence. 

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A traditional dance form of Rajput women, the routine involves twirling in circles, leaving the onlookers enchanted and mesmerized by the beautiful dance performance. An extremely difficult performance art that takes years to learn, Deepika had to pick up the steps within a matter of days. With myriad of gracefulness and a royal poise, the song was shot keeping true to the traditional Rajputana folk dance form.

Sources reveal that Deepika did over 66 twirls while shooting for the song. Adding to the difficult dance form that includes twists and twirls, Deepika had to do the dance in an extravagant costume and adorned in heavy jewelry, which is a feat in itself.

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”.

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