The word "Belly Dance" is made-up in the western world to represent the traditional West Asian dance called ‘Raqa Sharqi’ in Arabic. ‘Raqa Sharqi’ translates into eastern/oriental dancing. This dance involves every part of body, not only the belly. To make it more attractive, the most featured body part is usually the hips. Belly dance is usually performed by women but there are some varieties like cane dance that are performed by male dancers.
These days belly dance performed in restaurants and cabarets around the world. It is more commonly performed by female dancers but is also sometimes danced by men. It is a solo improvisational dance, although students often perform choreographed dances in a group.
Another form of belly dance, known in Arabic as ‘Raqs baladi’ literally means "local dancing", or "folk" dance. This type of dance is danced socially by men and women during festive occasion like weddings. In some parts of Arabic world, especially in Egypt, Raqs sharqi generally means belly dancing.
In the western world, belly dance was made popularized during the romantic movement of 18th and 19th century. At that time dancers from Middle Eastern countries used to be invited to perform at various World’s Fairs and the dances were used as a tool to draw huge crowds.
Although Miss India and Miss World of 2000, Priyanka Chopra, has yet to public admit on doing the item number in ‘Shootout At Wadala’ (SAW), new rumors have been going on recently. In a latest rumor, Priyanka and John Abraham are said to be reprising a number of Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan classics in the item/mujra songs they will be featured in. Mujra dance in ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ (1978), ‘Salaam-E-Ishq…’ featuring Rekha and Amitabh was one of the super-hit songs of that time.
Although Priyanka had done some hot desi dances in 2008 movie ‘Dostana’ and in ‘Agneepath’, the murja dance will be the first item dance in her filmy career.
It’s no secret, Mujra is the new item number in Bollywood (we even called it Bellywood). Apart from vamp actresses of the past, Rekha is the first mainstream actress to do it right in Bollywood movies. Aishwarya Rai, Shilpa Shetty and Kareena Kapoor, now it is the turn of Priyanka Chopra to do hot Mujra numbers.
Last month, we talked about a buzz about Priyanka Chopra to be featured as an item girl in Sanjay Gupta’s crime thriller ‘Shootout At Wadala’ (SAW) and the buzz looks like to be a reality.
Like every year, Navratri festival organizers of Ena village in Bardoli, India have invited a noted Bollywood celebrity. This year, the celebrity happened to be famed Sunny Leone as guest in the October 20 event. After setting up posters and hoarding boards in Bardoli and the areas, local started protesting the ill-reputed actress to be a guest in such an auspicious ceremony.
After receiving some threatening calls from unidentified people and when her posters were painted black by people, the organizers were forced to cancel Sunny’s invitation. The organizers told that they don’t want any controversy in the case so the are looking for the alternative celebrity for being a guest in the event. They hope the Karishma Kapoor or Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh will accept invitation to be the guest in the celebration.
Pakistani actress Mona Lizza, who has also appeared in a 2008 Bollywood movie ‘Kajraare’, is told to be very inspired by Sunny Leone. She is so inspired that she has decided to change her name to Sara Leone. It is reported in media that she had also consulted with astrologists on the matter before adopting the new name. The astrologist has reportedly agreed that the new name, Sara Leone, would help her gain more fame in Bollywood.
Born in Kuwait Mona Lizza started her acting career in 2003 and has done a number of drama serials and is also known as Mona Lisa and Sara Loren.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of Pakistan has arrested a paid killer who told the agency that the well known mujra dancer and stage actress Nargis had offered R. 1 million to kill a person named Juna Butt.
Nargis (file photo)
Although widely publicized, Sunny Leone‘s Bollywood debut ‘Jism 2′ wasn’t that successful in establishing Sunny as a new star. But, it seems she is not leaving Bollywood yet.
It was Ekta Kapoor who had signed in Sunny, in her sequel Ragini MMS 2, and now there is a rumor that she might be featured in a sizzling hot mujra in a crime thriller. The movie based on Hussain Zaidi’s book Dongri to Dubai, ‘Shootout At Wadala’ is said to feature Sunny in a mujra dance.
In the Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Gupta’s film "Shootout at Wadala" Priyanka Chopra may be doing a Mujra dance. The dance was supposed to be featured on Bipasha Basu but it seems, her ex-boyfriend John Abraham ‘felt awkward’ working with Bipasha in the scene.
The producer Ekta Kapoor thought Priyanka a Bipasha’s replacement. Priyanka is currently the top actresses in Bollywood and she is also doing another Ekta Kapoor movie "Milan Talkies" and they are in good terms with each other. Although Priyanka is also very interested in doing the dance, in SAW, she has tough time finding the dates. Priyanka is going to Los Angeles for her Hollywood music album and there is another movie "Krrish 3" she has to set aside. It seems Ekata has offered a huge sum of money to Priyanka to do the mujra dance.
Sunny seems to be very satisfied by her role in Jism2. In her twitter post she asks her fans to "Get ready for lots of surprises."
In another news, there is a possibility that Sunny might land in another Bollywood sequel – "Ragini MMS". A sequel of the movie made on a story of MMS sex scandal might be one of the best roles Sunny can get in Bollywood.
Actress and model from Pakistan, Veena Malik, has told that "she would pose nude for Playboy for $1million dollars."
The interview taken by the UK magazine Mirror was more focused on controversial FHM India cover photo shoot.