Mallika Sherawat’s Dance Drama
Mumbai: There is a saying that you cannot put a good man down. The more he is pushed down, the harder he will come up again. The same appears to apply to good and popular dances. It has been more almost a year since Munni and Sheila danced their way into our lives. But the topic has come up again now, though in a different context.
Mallika Sherawat features as Shalu in an item number in the film ‘Bin Bulaye Baraati’. That however is not the news flash in this article. What is breaking news is that the trademark steps of ‘Munni’ and ‘Sheila’ have been incorporated in the dance.
There is no doubt that Munni and Sheila ruled the roost last year. There was no party or marriage where the songs were not played. So it is definitely a good marketing move to use those names in another item number. But to use the same steps? Hello? It is time to wake up and smell the coffee. Choreography is copyrighted too and the producers may soon find themselves in a legal tangle.
Besides if the choreographer had displayed originality and created something new, it mayhave become more of a rage than either ‘Munni’or ‘Sheila’. Sadly, now we will never know.
In the meantime, attention, Mallaika, Katrina and Farah. Ladies, take a bow. Your work has received one more accolade. After all, imitation is the best form off lately.