The upcoming episode of dance reality show, Dance Deewane, will see Madhuri Dixit relive some of the best moments from Madhubala-starrer Mughal-e-Azam, via the song Mohe Panghat Pe Nandlal Chhed Gayo Re.
Remember the iconic Mohe Panghat Pe Nandlal Chhed Gayo Re from K Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam? As the enigmatic beauty Madhubala swirled to the gentle rhythm of the Naushad composed song, many a cinema lover fell in love with the ‘idea of love’ all over again. Madhubala in her golden and maroon lehenga epitomised beauty, grace and sensuality all at once. That was back in 1960.
Turns out a beauty from another era will recreate the magic of this song once again in an upcoming episode of Dance Deewane. The beauty in question is Madhuri Dixit. Late on Monday, Madhuri took to social media, and said: “Retro feels today on #DanceDeewane”.
In the said song, a coy yet flirty Madhubala as Anarkali is singing for Salim (Dilip Kumar) even as the rest of the court is under the impression that she is merely re-enacting Radha’s playful interaction with Krishna. The song has acquired an extra edge over time as Madhubala and Dilip Kumar had been one-time real-life lovers.
Meanwhile, Madhuri remains as busy as ever. After judging dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja for four years, she finally quit it in 2014. However she keeps appearing every once in a while as a celebrity judge, like she will in a special edition of Dance Deewane where she will also perform to the iconic song from Mughal-e-Azam.
On film’s front, Madhuri has two big budget, high profile films in her kitty. These include Kalank, a Karan Johar presentation with an ensemble cast including Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan among others and Total Dhamaal, an Indra Kumar production (with whom she has done a number of films in the past) with Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Esha Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi and Jaaved Jaffrey.