Item Numbers Are Not My Cup Of Tea: Kangana

Director Vishwas Patil’s Rajjo talks about the issue of mujra houses that are dying a slow death in today’s world of competition and the changing social order. Kangana Ranaut, who plays a mujrawali in the film, has performed on the song Kaleja Hai Hajir… Khanjar Kahan Hai. And, being a trained Kathak dancer, the curly-haired actress showed her prowess in this dying dance form. The song, written by Dev Kohli and Sameer, is composed by Uttam Singh and choreographed by Ganesh Acharya. Kangana is extremely gung-ho about her dance. The actress, who has stayed away from item numbers in her movies so far, says, “Item numbers are not my cup of tea.

The mujra songs in Rajjo can’t be called item numbers. They are authentic and a tribute to worldrenowned Kathak exponent Gopi Krishna. I am enjoying every bit of dancing that I am getting to do in this film.” Says Patil, “For Rajjo’s role, I was looking for an actress who had trained in Kathak and Kangana fit in perfectly. I wanted a powerhouse performer and she fulfiled all my expectations.” Dance director Ganesh says, “I was thrilled to see her dedication and the end result. It’s one of her best performances.” Rajjo, produced by Four Pillars Entertainment, releases in 2013.

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