Aditi Rao Hydari Showcases Viral ‘Gajagamini Walk’ from Bhansali’s Heeramandi

New Delhi, Aditi Rao Hydari’s performance as a courtesan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s highly anticipated OTT debut, Heeramandi, has received considerable appreciation. Her mesmerizing “Gajagamini walk” from the song “Saiyaan Hatto Jaao” has piqued the interest of viewers and fans alike. In a recent Zoom TV interview, Aditi discussed the genesis of this viral moment as well as Bhansali’s distinct directorial style.

Aditi expressed humility about the phrase “Gajagamini walk,” citing her doubt about its proper classification. She said, “I want to ask Sanjay sir, my dance teacher, what it is. Is it the Gajagamini Walk or the Swan Walk? I’m not sure what stroll that is. Despite the ambiguity, she praised Bhansali for methodically constructing the sequence, ensuring that every aspect fit with the pace. Aditi emphasized on Bhansali’s vision, highlighting his exact movement and timing instructions, as well as his rigorous attention to detail.

Aditi’s experience on site was notable for Bhansali’s comfort over her appearance. Aditi revealed that she had gained weight since Covid, raising questions about her physical suitability for the job. However, Bhansali responded “No, you look beautiful. Let’s shoot.” Aditi expressed her gratitude for his ongoing support, highlighting his role as an amazing mentor.

Heeramandi, set against the backdrop of the Indian independence movement, explores the intricate dynamics of the red-light district of Heera Mandi in Lahore during the pre-partition era. Aditi portrays the character of Bibbojaan, a courtesan entangled in a complex web of power struggles. The series has garnered attention for its portrayal of historical events, featuring a stellar ensemble cast including Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, and others.

Aditi’s reflections shed light on the collaborative and creative process behind the making of Heeramandi, showcasing Bhansali’s directorial prowess and her own dedication to her craft. As the series continues to captivate audiences, Aditi’s performance stands as a testament to her versatility and commitment to excellence in her craft.

Set against the backdrop of the Indian independence movement, Heeramandi delves into the subtle dynamics of Lahore’s red-light district, Heera Mandi, during the pre-partition era. Aditi plays Bibbojaan, a courtesan caught in a complex web of power struggles. The series has received praise for its depiction of historical events, with a superb ensemble cast that includes Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, and others.

Aditi’s views provide insight on the collaborative and creative process that led to the creation of Heeramandi, highlighting Bhansali’s directorial prowess as well as her own passion to her profession. As the series continues to attract spectators, Aditi’s performance demonstrates her versatility and dedication to greatness in her field. 

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