Katrina Kaif is the top bollywood star who is rated as the most beautiful across the world in all the surveys. She is the most desired and men go wild as she turned red hot in item numbers. But India’s famous dancer thinks otherwise. He is non other than Pandit Birju Mahraj. India’s renowned Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj interacting with media felt Katz can’t dance. He says “Just the other day, I was watching Katrina Kaif on TV. Us ko naachna nahi, hilna bolte hai! Today’s heroines have no personality and can’t carry a dance on their own shoulders. They are nowhere in the same league as Waheeda Rehman or Meena Kumari and think that whatever they do is the right thing.”. He was replying for his comments on present generation heroines and their dances. Birju Mahraj choreographed for films like Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Dil To Pagal Hai and Devdas and shares his experience of working with top stars Madhuri Dixit and Kamal Hasan.
He says “It was a pleasure to work with Madhuri Dixit, who attended my workshops twice. She has no ego hassles and even after a dance sequence was okayed, she asked for suggestions. I get many offers to choreograph for films but turn most of them down. Recently, I taught Kamal Haasan a few Kathak steps for his film Vishwaroopam. He is a very eager learner.” He adds that he would never choreograph a item song with vulgar meaning jocularly pointing out “I ask a director, heroine kapde pehnegi na? I can’t imagine a song choreographed by me being presented in a vulgar way. I would never do songs with lyrics like ‘kursi ke neeche’ or ‘khatiye ke upar’. See, Helen never looked vulgar while doing all those cabaret songs. Today, to sell films, directors end up showing women dancing to cabaret songs even in jungles. It looks terrible.”
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