Birthday Special: Here’s looking at Farah Khan’s 10 best choreographed Bollywood tracks | Hindi Movie News

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Bollywood dance numbers and their choreography have been attracting attention from all across the globe. And credit for that goes to our super talented choreographers, who come up with catchy hook steps and simple, yet exuberant moves that get lapped up by audiences.

Talking about choreographers, Farah Khan’s name is synonymous with good dance moves. From having choreographed multiple hits, she has moved to film direction, yet she continues her tryst with her first love – dance. On her birthday today, here’s looking at 10 interesting dance numbers from Bollywood movies that she has choreographed.

Pehla Nasha

The song from the film ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ (1992) marked Farah’s entry into Bollywood. A melodious, romantic track featuring Aamir Khan and Ayesha Jhulka has the duo daydreaming and dancing in a picturesque valley.

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane

Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane

This song from Bollywood’s iconic film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (1995) featured Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Farah, who loves introducing twists to her choreography, borrowed interesting steps from the Lindy-Hop and Rock ‘n’ Roll genres.

Malaika Arora and Shah Rukh Khan in Chaiyya Chaiyya

Chaiyya Chaiyya

One of the most iconic Bollywood songs, ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ from ‘Dil Se’ (1998) had Farah introducing a prop. And the prop was a train! Who would have ever imagined Malaika Arora dancing on top of a running locomotive with Shah Rukh Khan matching steps with her?!

Hrithik Roshan in Ek Pal Ka Jeena

Ek Pal Ka Jeena

This song from ‘Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai’ (2000) marked Hrithik Roshan’s entry in Bollywood. Just like the hero’s acting in the film, his dancing also became a talking point, thanks to this song. The hook step choreographed by Farah, called the ‘air pumping step’, is still remembered while mimicking Roshan junior.

Amrita Rao in Chale Jaise Hawayein

Chale Jaise Hawayein

This is one more example of the twists Farah loves to introduce to her songs. The first half of the dance number from ‘Main Hoon Na’ (2004) featuring Amrita Rao was shot in a single take! The only break in action is when Zayed Khan’s character Laxman is introduced and the camera cuts to Shah Rukh Khan reminiscing about his long-lost younger brother.

Deepika Padukone in Dhoom Taana

Dhoom Taana

This song gave an opportunity to Deepika Padukone to flaunt her dancing skills in her debut film ‘Om Shanti Om’ (2007). The actress looks like an
apsara as she dances with Shah Rukh Khan in the extravagant track sporting classical and fusion moves.

Malaika Arora in Munni Badnaam Hui

Munni Badnaam Hui

It came, it saw, it conquered. Well, that’s exactly what the song from ‘Dabanng’ (2010) did on the musical charts that year. The peppy track with
desi beats featured Malaika Arora. Farah Khan’s portrayal of Malaika in the item song was
seeti-maar at single screens and even at multiplexes!

Katrina Kaif in Sheila Ki Jawani

Sheila Ki Jawani

Farah’s most sizzling and sensational number choreographed till date, this song saw Katrina Kaif in a raunchy avatar. The choreographer kept the signature move so simple that it caught on with the audience in a jiffy! This song from ‘Tees Maar Khan’ (2010) stood out as a modern item number with Kat doing seductive moves. A
takkar to Malaika from ‘Munni Badnaam’?

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter in Zingaat


Farah Khan choreographed the Hindi remake of the hit Marathi track ‘Zingaat’ from the film ‘Dhadak’ (2018). Featuring Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor, the duo matched the loud beats with
dhinchak steps.

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in The Hook Up Song

The Hook Up Song

Alia Bhatt made a guest appearance in the hit track from ‘Student of the Year 2’ (2019). The actress, along with Tiger Shroff, followed Farah’s instructions to portray sizzling chemistry on screen! Reportedly, the tough steps designed by Farah left Alia with a few bruises, but she refused to give up and despite juggling a couple of films, returned to the set every day.

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