Let me just say this…the Vaibhavi Merchant choreographed belly dance routine is sizzling. Rani Mukherjee never looked better and never danced better either. Of all the songs that have been released thus far from the upcoming film ‘Aiyyaa’ this is my favourite. Mukherjee seems to be saying albeit not in so many words to her contemporaries…anything you can do I can do better…and by George! She’s right.
This is by far the best belly dancing actress I’ve seen in Bollywood in recent memory and she seems to have achieved this by of course being in the good company of National award-winning choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant (National Film Award for Best Choreography – “Dholi Taaro Dhol Baaje” from 1999’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’) but also by getting down to the rudimentary aspects of belly dancing which involves doing more than just having a toned-tanned body and prancing around with a bunch of men salivating over you. In my opinion, Mukherjee has blown every Bollywood actress who has dared to attempt the intricate dance form recently out of the water. I’m sure even the famed Belly Dance Superstars would gladly take her on tour. Bravo!