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Vaibhavi recalls memories shooting for Kajra Re

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Kajra Re

' is considered one of the most iconic dance numbers of all times, for more reasons than one! It saw the trio of the Bachchan family - Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - coming together for a song for the first time. Clearly then, there was a lot of pressure on choreographer

Vaibhavi Merchant

to do justice to it. In a recent interview, Vaibhavi admitted that it was a challenge for her to justify these three talents as the song also comes at a very crucial point in the movie.
Vaibhavi said during a chat with ABP News, that the moment in the film is iconic because that's the father-son duo.

But everything just fell into place eventually. The choreographer recalled that Amitabh Bachchan was very encouraging and he created this atmosphere of simplicity on the set. He even complimented the costumers of the dancers and how the whole set was looking.
But she laughed and recalled the 'one mistake' which she made. She went to legendary lyricist Gulzar to ask him to simplify the lyrics. 'Kajra Re' was composed by Shankar Ehsan Loy and sung by Shankar along with Alisha Chinai. The lyrics were penned by Gulzar and they were so difficult that Vaibhavi was wondering how she would choreograph it. Hence she first spoke to the film's director Shaad Ali, who just to pull her leg, suggested that she should directly speak to Gulzar. Vaibhavi confessed, that it was a mistake, because Gulzar was otherwise so polite but the moment she asked him to simplify the lyrics he got stern and said, "Yeh badal nahi sakta."
'Bunty Aur Babli' starred Rani Mukerji alongside Abhishek Bachchan.

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