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Dancing Queen.

La Rai gave a ten minute performance to a medley of her film songs at the NDTV unveiling of the "Seven Wonders of India" in Delhi. Speaking of wonders, wasn't she set to star at Empress Mumtaz Mahal in a film about the Taj Mahal along with Ben Kingsley as Emperor Shah Jahan and Bipasha in a supporting role? Earlier, I had been trying in vain to locate a copy of Akbar's Khan's Taj Mahal, but since I couldn't find one anywhere, I settled on catching the Ben Kingsley-Aishwarya starrer. Whatever happened to that project? Anyone?Photo Source.
Fans of La Rai can take a dekho at most of her performance below. I'm glad they included Dholi Taro and Dola Re, but the rest of the songs were a bit of a bore. I am thinking they tried to pull songs from different regions in India - so Dholi Taro for Gujarat and Dola Re for Bengal, etc. But the choreography was only ok. I mean, you are working with one of the best dancers in Bollywood so you'd think they'd kick it up a notch. Instead, they picked several slow songs, with the result that Aishwarya basically walked through most of it. She's a fantastic dancer and sadly, we can't really see her expressions in this video, but I just feel like her talents could have been much better used. Also, it seemed overcrowded with back-up dancers in a relatively limited stage space. Anyway, it's still worth a watch because even when she's hardly moving, La Rai is extremely graceful and fun to watch. Equally fun to watch, was her hubbie's enamored expression as he watched wifey perform. Cho chweet.

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