Malaika Arora shot to fame with her superhit dance number Chaiyya chaiyya with Shah Rukh Khan in Mani Ratnam’s 1998 film, Dil Se. After all these years, super-dancer Malaika has come out to reveal a shocking incident about the filming of the song. She was bleeding around the waist while dancing, she revealed.
“I fell several times while shooting for ‘Chaiyya chaiyya’. I would sway right and left owing to the strong wind, and to avoid that, the team tied me with the train with a rope through my ghagra. This was meant to help me balance and (stay in) sync with the train’s motion. Unfortunately, when I removed the rope, I discovered I had cuts along my waistline. I was bleeding, and everyone was worried,” she said, recalling the shooting for the iconic number on a reality dance show.
Composed by AR Rahman and penned by Gulzar, Chaiyya chaiyya made Malaika a dancing star in Bollywood. She would go on perform numerous other blockbuster dances — from “Maahi ve” in Kaante to “Munni badnaam” in “Dabangg” and the recent “Hello hello” in “Pataakha“.