Dance numbers in
Bollywood are not new. Filmmakers have been following the trend decades after
decades and have offered some of the best dance numbers and songs to the
audience. Versatile actors and dancing divas like Helen, Bindu, Padma Khanna
and Aruna Irani amongst many others from the golden era have left an indelible
mark on the big screen.
In the past few years, several actresses have experimented with belly dancing and come out with flying colours. Most recently, Nora Fatehi’s Dilbar Dilbar left the audiences wanting for more.
Let us look to
some of the other actresses who stunned us with their belly dancing skills.
Katrina Kaif (Mashallah, Ek Tha Tiger)
Katrina Kaif is a skilled dancer and she took the audience by surprise when she performed a belly dance number, Mashallah, in Ek Tha Tiger (2012). The song went on to be a super success owing to her performance and catchy tunes.
Rani Mukerji (Aga Bai, Aiyyaa)
One of Bollywood’s finest actors Rani Mukerji, surprised audience with her belly dance moves in the song, Aga Bai, from Aiyyaa (2012). This was her first attempt in belly dancing and she stunned everyone with her looks and performance.
Mallika Sherawat (Mayya Mayya, Guru)
Mallika Sherawat, who gained popularity with her films like Murder and Khwahish is also best remembered for her dance number Mayya Mayya from Guru. She looked ravishing and pulled off belly dancing moves with ease. The video and the song were a smash hit and still get you grooving.
Deepika Padukone (Lovely, Happy New Year)
Other than being a brilliant actor, Deepika Padukone is also a trained dancer. While performing on the song Lovely from Happy New Year she not only stunned the audience with her belly dance moves but proved nothing is impossible for this leggy actress.