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The Bollywood dance icons!
December 15, 2008 8:03:07 PM IST Rachana, Bollywood Trade News Network
Dancing in Bollywood movies forms a staple part. You can't imagine a Bollywood film without a dose of 'Naachgaana' to it. Thanks to those sparkling dancing divas who enhanced the value of dance in movies, making it an integral ingredient which used to be considered a mere entertainment factor. So come let's give a standing ovation to all these idols of dance.
Vyjayantimala: She is undoubtedly the first Bollywood actress to have influenced the dancing floors. She brought the legacy to Indian Cinema that it is must for any aspiring actress in Indian Cinema to be an accomplished dancer. She is considered a role model for many dancing divas from Hema Malini, to Aishwarya Rai. Each time she appeared she ignited the screen with her classically trained dance moves and her facial expressions. Her training in Manipuri dance shows even in spoken scenes because it is known as India's most expressive dance style. As a viewer, you can feel every emotion she emanated. Till date when you watch any of her songs 'Man dole mera tan dole' (NAGIN) or 'Chadh gayo paapi bichhua' (MADHUMATI) or 'Hothon pe aisi baat' (JEWEL THIEF) etc you feel you are watching a bird that had been caged its whole life released for the first time darting about nervously and ecstatic in flight.