Pernia Qureshi, a mujra dancer in upcoming Bollywood flick, Jaanisaar

The actress who is debuting in upcoming Muzaffar Ali movie ‘Jaanisaar’ opposite to Imran Abbas, performed a mujra dance during the music launch ceremony. Pernia danced on the movie song ‘Hamein Bhi Pyaar Kar Le …’

mujra dance

‘Jaanisaar’ is a musical love story of a prince and a courtesan. The movie is set in pre-independence time – in 1877. The movie is set in Awadh and portray the time when the the kings and princes used to be entertained by courtesans. The historical love story is set to release on August 7, 2015.

Pernia Qureshi is featured as Noor, a revolutionary dancer and Imran Abbas is featured as a prince who is brought up in England. The movie marks the comeback of the director Muzaffar Ali, known for his super hit 1981 film ‘Umrao Jaan’. The movie was shot in Uttar Pradesh is told to be set after 20 years of the ‘Umrao Jaan’ plot.

Actress Pernia Qureshi is a well known fashion stylist and costume designer. This is the second Bollywood movie of actor Imran Abbas Naqvi and director Muzaffar Ali is also featured in the movie. Muzaffar chose Pernia because he wanted a “a strong dancer and at the same time a fresh face” in his movie.

Pernia explains mujra in the movie:

Watch the live performance of Pernia Qureshi:

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