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International Dance Day 2019: Top 5 belly dance numbers in Bollywood you can't miss

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SUMIT RAJGURU
Published Apr 29, 2019, 8:00 am IST
Updated Apr 29, 2019, 2:58 pm IST
We have seen our Bollywood divas trying hard to attempt this difficult form and only a few of them managed to do a decent job.
A screengrab of Aga Bai song. (Courtesy: YouTube/T-Series)
 A screengrab of Aga Bai song. (Courtesy: YouTube/T-Series)

Mumbai: Today, every dance lover around the world must be celebrating International Dance Day. After all, dance is one of those acts that help a person to express their emotions. Amidst all, our country, India has various forms of dance which are widely popular around the world. These dance forms have also been used in Bollywood. Especially, we have seen dance forms like Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Lavani, Bhangra and others in Indian films.

In this modern era, however, filmmakers want to show some foreign dance forms to Indian audiences. We have seen Salsa in Pyaar Ki Ye Kahani from Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd (2007), Hip Hop in ABCD franchise movies and so on. But have you noticed one dance form which we have seen in the late 70s but didn't expect that it would get trend again in recent times. Yes, we are talking about none other than, Belly Dance!

 

Belly Dance is an Arabic expressive dance which originated in Egypt and that emphasizes complex movements of the torso. We have seen our Bollywood divas trying hard to attempt this difficult form and only a few of them managed to do a decent job.

So, on the occasion of International Dance Day 2019, let's take a look at the top 5 Belly dance numbers in Bollywood which you can't miss!

Mehbooba O Mehbooba - Sholay (1975)

How can we forget Helen's sizzling dance number from cult-classic Sholay (1975)? The dancing diva from the late 70s indeed set the screen on fire with her perfect belly dancing skills with a mixture of cabaret. The song and dance are still popular among the young generation.


Raqqasa Mera Naam - The Great Gambler (1979)

Apart from Helen, one actor who used to match up her scale of dancing was undoubtedly Zeenat Aman. Her belly dance number Raqqasa Mera Naam from The Great Gambler (1979) is still the hot favourite of many people. It's hard to take off your eyes from Zeenat when she moves her belly with much grace.


Mayya Mayya - Guru (2007)

Mayya song from Guru (2007) is yet another a perfect example of superb belly dance. Sex symbol of the 2000s, Mallika Sherawat had literally stolen the show with her sexy belly dance moves in the song. She managed to pull off this Arabian dance number quite well.


Aga Bai - Aiyyaa (2012)

It was a surprising element for all the moviegoers when they saw Rani Mukerji doing a fabulous belly dance in the song Aga Bai from film Aiyyaa (2012). Oh my-my, the actress was just amazing with her moves and expressions. Don't forget to watch the last few moments of the song!


Dilbar - Satyameva Jayate (2018)

Lastly, the new version of Dilbar song in Satyameva Jayate (2018) was a major highlight of last year. We must say that Nora Fatehi nailed it with her sexy belly moves and expressions. A perfect recreation of old Dilbar song.

Happy International Dance Day!!!

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