Kareena Kapoor Took Cues From Rekha For Her Mujra In Agent Vinod
While the song has been choreographed by Saroj Khan, Kareena has been styled by Manish Malhotra. Director Shriram Raghavan explains the reason behind the inclusion of a mujra in an action film, “The song, Dil mera muft ka, has been shot as a mujra because it blended well with the plot of the film. Songs should take the film forward, not exist just for entertainment. There is a sequence in Karachi, Pakistan, so I thought if we have to do a song sequence then let it be a traditional mujra.”
If sources are to be believed , Kareena took cues from veteran diva Rekha who had audiences mesmerised in the early ‘80s with mujra numbers from her films – Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Umrao Jaan.
Says a source “Kareena is a perfectionist and was very excited to be doing the mujra song – she discussed the details with Sriram and Saif before shooting the song and even participated in the planning of the entire song right from the concept, to the look and even rehearsed non-stop with Saroj ji until she got the finer nuances of the dance form.”
Update: Kareena Kapoor confessed the Rekha connection at an event in Delhi, “Rekhaji has been the ultimate performer when it comes to classic mujra songs but Dil mera muft ka is a contemporary take on mujras and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I have performing it.”
Agent Vinod is all set to release on the 23 March 2012.