An Indian film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali says that the song ‘Ghoomar’ from the movie ‘Padmavati‘ is a tribute to all the brave Rajput women. After looking at the amazing grace that the actress Deepika Padukone brings in the song it is the evidence that the song did not happen in the routine way that the other filmy choreographic songs go.
The makers of the movie have hired the most accomplished dancers of Rajasthan, as well as Jyothi D. Tommaar, was present on the sets to make sure that the actress Deepika Padukone performed the dance with the understated grace that it deserves.
The makers of the movie wanted to retain the authenticity of the song ‘Ghoomar’. Actress Deepika Padukone does not have to perform the song just like the way it is shown in their movie but she has to perform the way royalty actually perform the song. The makers of the movie have got the Jyothi Tommaar, despite having the routine choreographers. Jyothi is a true and a disciplined exponent of the Ghoomar and she has taught the dance form to the Rajmata of Kishangarh.
After spending 12 days rehearsing the song ‘Ghoomar’ number and Deepika performed four days actually performing it on the camera. Deepika was surrounded by the 60 chorus dancers and all are trained Ghoomar exponents performed alongside exponents. The result of the song is spectacular beyond belief.
The director of the movie Sanjay Leela Bhansali says that they wanted the ‘Ghoomar’ to retain the purity since this was being performed by the Rani Padmini. Every step from the dance reflects the royal grace of the royalty and in this way, they have given a tribute to all those brave Rajput women of Rajasthan.
However, Deepika Padukone says that ‘Ghoomar’ is one of the most difficult songs sequence that Sanjay and she have shot for. She says that the shooting of the movie ‘Padmavati’ began with this song and she will never forget that day. When she was approaching her work she felt a chill run through her body. She almost felt like Padmavati soul had entered her body and that feeling still lingers and this will continue for years to come.