Rani does the Lavani!
Rani does the Lavani!

Lavani as an item number is soon catching the fancy of many in Bollywood. After Katrina Kaif's Chikni Chameli and Vidya's Malaa Jaau de, it's time for Rani Mukherji to light up the screen with some Marathi folk moves.

With choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant, who has choreographed item songs like Kajra Re, the song will feature in the movie Aiyya, in which Rani has as many as three item songs. "Rani does three item numbers in her dream in 'Aiyya'. In this film, the girl has this habit of dreaming. One of her item numbers is a lavani song, again in her dream," says Sachin Kundalkar, director of the film.We aren't used to seeing the actress in this avataar, but she hasn't failed to surprise us with the variety of characters and roles she's played in the past 15 years of being on screen.

About the song, he adds, "She (Rani) was quite good with her lavani dance. She shared a great equation with Vaibhavi Merchant. She did rehearsals on the sets. So it's a rapid, classical, sensuous lavani song."

Her character in Aiyya is of a Maharashtrian girl who falls for a man because of how he smells. The south Indian superstar Prithvi Raj has been cast opposite her, and the film finished its final edit on July 15.

Anurag Kashyap and Viacom 18 are the co-producers of Aiyya and Kundalkar says Kashyap really liked the final cut.

We can't help but look forward to the film!