News|October 4, 2012 6:38 pm

Vaibhavi Merchant on songs in Aiyya!

Rani Mukerji, is making a comeback to the silver screen with the upcoming film Aiyyaa directed by Sachin Kundalkar, and has performed dance numbers from different genres — a lavani for the song Sava Dollar, belly dancing for Aga Bai and went completely whacky and raunchy in Dreamum Wakeupum.

Talking about it, choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant,

The songs are the dreams and fantasies of a middle-class Maharastrian girl. I told her ‘let’s have a blast for this foot-tapping number’. Then Rani brought in the tamasha feel for lavani. She conditioned and trained her body for about four months before the shoot began. For the belly dancing number, I wanted her to be a little more rounded rather than have a flat belly. The movie demanded a lot of rigorous dance routines and Rani was a complete dhamaka.

The choreographer says that she was also inspired by the sculptures of Khajuraho for the song Aga Bai.

This is the first time a woman is shown lusting for a man. The concept itself was very refreshing.

he said.

Aiyyaa, produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, releases October 12.