11 August 2011

Choreographer Shabina Khan took six hours to do item song

Six hours, that’s a one of a kind record. Choreographer Shabina Khan recently created history in Bollywood item song choreography. She shot the famous song ‘Chandigarh Ki Star from Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap in a record time of 6 hours. A Vishal-Shekhar musical duo composition, this song stars Raveena Tandon who made a comeback on the big screen after a long hibernation. This item number was a last minute addition to the film.
Shabina khan with Raveena Tandon

“The film’s director Puri Jagannath had given me just one day to complete it and I choreographed it in a record time of six hours, which was next to impossible. The song consists of 25 dancers. I’ve used two sets of costume and make-up changes. Then the lighting had to be taken care of. After completing the shoot, it took the production team another six hours to edit it, says Shabina who is famous for her extreme commitment towards her work.

Item numbers, a new trend off late, have become the modus operendi for upping a film’s stability. It generally takes 3-4 days to shoot them. Coincidentally, Raveena also happens to be a close friend of Shabina, who has previously worked as an assistant with choreographer Ganesh Acharya.

“Raveena had no clue on who the choreographer was and when she found out that I was choreographing the song, she jumped with excitement. In fact, it was Raveena who pushed me to become a choreographer,” says Shabina, who first worked with Raveena in the actor’s 2005 movie Pehchaan

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