By: Upula KBR, Mid-Day
Monday, August 06, 2007
This is one dance number with brother-in-law Arbaaz Khan that Amrita Arora will never forget. While dancing to a fast track, Amrita lost control and fell flat on her face. Fortunately, she wasn't seriously injured!
Talking about the embarrassing incident, Amrita says, "On Wednesday evening, Arbaaz, Isha Koppikar, Sohail and I were performing to the song Dance soniye, where I was to run from behind and catch Arbaaz. I ran with him but he ran really fast and I fell flat on my face. My face swelled up with a huge bruise!"
Initially, she was very embarrassed and couldn't believe that she had fallen in front of 200 people. "I started crying, but when I realised how ridiculous I looked I burst out laughing," she says, adding that a doctor was called to attend to her injury.
When quizzed about it, Arbaaz jokes, "Amu was clumsy. She can't blame me as we had rehearsed the step at least 10 times. They changed her movement a bit and at that point she missed her balance and fell. Initially, I was shocked and checked if she was okay. Sohail just burst out laughing hard, clutching his stomach!"
Amrita says Sohail kept rewinding the scene on the television and laughing. "Everybody watched it again and Sohail even put it in slow motion! Atul (Agnihotri, the director) even threatened to show it in the film." She adds, "Arbaaz and Sohail should do a comedy show together. When these two brothers get together they have the whole unit in splits."
Kaisi yeh doorie?
The Daler Mehendi hip-hop bhangra number choreographed by Bosco-Caesar was shot in a nightclub and is a flashback sequence. Arbaaz and Amrita play a married couple who have certain unspoken issues between them and that's why there is a distance shown in the song. About the song and rehearsals, Amrita says, "The hook step in the song is a tribute to all the rickshawallas. Arbaaz had been rehearsing a lot and telling people he wants to be the best."
Arbaaz is doing his bit to put in decent dance performance and it shows. As Amrita adds, "Arbaaz gets a bit nervous before every dancing shot. This time shooting with him was much better than I expected. There is a comfort level we share and we had a lot of fun. There are no romantic scenes between us as Atul has shot it very differently." Atul's wife Alvira and Ashley Rebello have designed the costumes for Hello.