Rani Mukherjee attended the official launch of the south Indian
song 'Dreamum Wakeupm'. Talking to PTI, the actress said, "The
songs come in her dreams. All songs are part of her fantasy. Sachin
gave us an opportunity to do three songs. They are different. To
everybody, it may seem like item songs but they are very important
songs in the film and part of the narrative."
The over-the-top dance number is a fantasy song, a dream
sequence between Rani and her south Indian fantasy man Surya,
played by south actor Prithviraj. Rani Mukherjee said, "'Dreamum
Wakeupm' is a south Indian song. Thanks to my hottie hero Surya,
she (my character) goes into his world and that is what her
For her second item song in the film, Rani had to learn belly
dancing. Rani Mukherjee said, "'Aag Bai Halla Machae Re' song will
come out in two weeks. Sachin wanted to talk about a woman's
fantasy and how she lusts for a man. Choreographer Vaibhavi
Merchant added her touch to this song by asking me to learn belly
dance for it."
Considering she is playing a Marathi girl in Aiyyaa,
Rani Mukherjee has also performed a lavani. She said, "Sachin
wanted a lavani number as my character Meenakshi Deshmukh is a
Marathi girl. So Sachin wanted that introduction in a lavani number
and hence that song. Vaibhavi researched a lot on lavani steps and
gave her own touch."
Produced by Anurag Kashyap and Viacom 18, the film Aiyyaa releases on October 12.