Kajol, in her second pregnancy, is still working with admirable dedication. Recently, during a four-day song shoot at Filmistan for Siddharth Malhotra’s remake of Stepmom, Kajol was required to put in some energetic dancing.
After all, she had to match Elvis’s gyrations in Jailhouse Rock, dressed in black trousers, white shirt and a hat. The filmmakers have bought the rights for the original, making it an interesting track to watch out for.
Kajol, naturally, was concerned about the side-effects of the moves on her health. A source says, “When the choreographers Bosco and Ceaser showed her the steps during rehearsal, she was apprehensive initially. She requested them to tone down the pace.
The choreographers, respecting her wish, changed the sequence. But as the shoot progressed, she got into the groove. As it is one of her favourite songs, she gave in impulsively to the rhythm and the tempo of the song. By the end, she was practically doing what the choreographers had originally planned for her.”
Of course, Kajol’s enthusiasm did not mean that the unit would relax its vigilance. The source continues, “People on the sets surrounded her protectively. There was a sequence where she was supposed to dance on a piano. Kajol was unconcerned, but the unit took precautions and were ready to launch into action in case of any problems. The director also suggested that they do away with the piano sequence, but Kajol managed to do it in two takes.”
Kajol, Kareena and Arjun Rampal were part of the song. In the film, Kajol plays Arjun’s ex-wife, while Kareena plays his girlfriend.
Director Siddharth Malhotra said, “None of the actors have compromised at all on any steps in the song…seeing is believing, that’s all I can say…they’ve completely had a blast and hopefully all you guys will feel the same when you see the song.”