AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN
Aishwarya choreographs her own moves
No one can doubt Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s dancing prowess and she has now decided to choreograph her performances on stage or award functions.
The actor has many back-to-back performances lined up in quick succession and for all of them Ash is selecting her tracks. She is set to belt out new dance moves too during her shows, steps that have been invented by her. Thus they will be fresh moves that she has not danced on even in her films.
The former Miss World was suffering from viral fever but she kept preparing herself for her show so that she gives out a stunning performance. She even did a shoot with her husband. Talk about being a professional.
The Padma Shri fusion dance choreographer, Astad Deboo has been hired by director Mani Rathnam to choreograph Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan for his film Raavana.
ASTAD Deboo who is well known for his contemporary and modern Indian classical dance style, for the first time experimenting with Bollywood. But with the exception of M F Husain’s Meenaxi to which he agreed to lend his creativity.
It’s a life and death dance sequence for which the choreographer has chosen a tandav of passion, redemption and retribution. The dance steps are complex and moreover Ash has to perform it bare feet on unsafe grounds of jungles of Athirappilly, Kerala. Also she has to do it twice, one for the Hindi version with Abhishek and another for the Tamil version with Vikram.
Well, Ash has no problems with it as along as hubby Abhishek is accompanying her. However she is well known for her great dancing skills onscreen. Remember the Nimbuda Nimbuda from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Kahin aag lage from Taal or the Crazy kiya re from Dhoom 2. Choreographers from Saroj Khan to Shiamak Davar often praised her enthusiastically about her professionalism when it comes to following the instructions.
Aishwarya rai bachchan with make up, so beautyful
Illnesses in the family and at her work place have put Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s choc-a-bloc schedule under further pressure.
First it was her father and father-in-law who underwent health problems. Now it’s the Bachchans’ family friend Amar Singh whose kidney transplant in Singapore has further challenged Aishwarya’s schedules.
In fact scheduling setbacks caused by unforeseen health problems seem to be hounding Aishwarya. Two of her films; both starring her husband Abhishek, have fallen back due to illnesses.
Mani Ratnam’s Raavan has been pushed behind because of the director’s heart scare. Consequently a major chunk of Aishwarya’s dates went to waste, though it did give her chance to go on a holiday for her marriage anniversary in April…a holiday she could ‘ill’ afford. Then the proposed thriller Crooked which takes her across the world for shooting with her husband got postponed from mid-2009 to the end of the year as the director Abhinay Deo’s wife fell ill. Aishwarya willingly reshuffled the dates.
Says a close friend, “She can never be ruthlessly professional; if a project is in distress she will accommodate and reschedule it, no matter what it takes. There’re three delayed projects, none delayed because of Aishwarya. But nonetheless, requiring her immediate attention. She has already made space for the next schedules of Raavan and Shankar’s Tamil Robot with Rajnikanth which has also over-shot considerably and requires her additional dates.”
Aishwarya’s scheduling woes don’t end there. Raavan is a bi-lingual in Tamil and Hindi which means it takes double her time.
Says the friend, “Abhishek is in only one version of Raavan.
Aishwarya is in both Tamil and Hindi. And she’s also speaking her own Tamil lines.”
Hence when the matter of the entire Bachchan family going for Amar Singh’s surgery came up, it was gently suggested that Aishwarya minimize or cancel her participation.Says the source, “But for Aishwarya a family commitment is paramount. Work can wait. This is professionally her most crowded and difficult period ever. But she is determined to finish all her projects on time.”
“At least no one should blame me if any of my films are delayed,” Aishwarya laughed before leaving for Singapore. She now travels from Singapore to Chalakudy in Kerala for the next schedule of Mani’s Raavan with no space to meet her loved ones in Mumbai.