Deepika Padukone’s 66 twirls

As the world waits for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, we will tell you how Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone prepared for the recently launched song Ghoomar from the movie.


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The song which has become a rage over the internet with over 17 million views was not at all easy to shoot. Deepika learnt the Rajasthani folk dance under the guidance of expert Jyothi D Tommaar. The traditional dance form that involves twirling in circles made Deepika twist and twirl 66 times in her extravagant costume and magnificent jewellery.


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Her costume for the song which was designed by Rimple and Harpreet Narula weighed almost 30kgs. The jewellery for the movie has been provided by Tanishq where 200 craftsmen have worked for 600 days to mould 400kg of gold.

Rimple and Harpreet Narula

The film features Deepika in lead role and Shahid Kapoor plays her husband Maharana Rawal Singh. The audience will see Ranveer Singh as the invader Alauddin Khilji. The song Ghoomar is choreographed by Kruti Mahesh Midya and sung by Shreya Ghoshal.

Deepika has said in a statement, “The Ghoomar song has been one of the most difficult song sequences that Sanjay (Leela Bhansali) sir and I have shot for. His vision can be seen in the grandiose of the set and the immense hard work we’ve all put into making it. I had started preparing for this film and character for several months before we actually started filming. But it was for the Ghoomar song that I walked onto set as Padmavati for the very first time. The shooting of Padmavati began with the Ghoomar song and I will never forget that day.”

Alauddin Khilji Deepika Padukone Maharana Rawal Singh Ranveer Singh Shahid Kapoor