To win her fans over, a Bollywood beauty needs to not only be a good actress but also a great dancer. Many Bollywood divas have taken to learning a dance form for their films. Here are a few ladies who have shimmied their way to the top...
Rani Mukherjee is set to take the floor with three styles of dance in her upcoming film, 'Aiyyaa'. These include a south Indian dance number, a lavani (Marathi dance form) and a belly dance. The song 'Aga Bai Halla Machae Re' from the film has the curvy belle shaking her hips to the music and the moves apparently took Rani a while to master.
Katrina Kaif went from wooden to lithe in her latest belly-jerking number 'Masha Allah' for the blockbuster hit, 'Ek Tha Tiger'. Kats was shooting for the movie on the borders of Turkey and Iran and decided to learn the moves from the experts there and the result has been 'Mashallah!'
Katrina hasn't only taken a fancy to one exotic dance style. The buzz is that Katrina and 'Dhoom 3' co-star Aamir Khan will be learning acro-dance!The complex art is a mix of ballet, jazz and modern dance styles that switch from dance to acrobatics. Only time will tell if they're any good at it!
Vidya Balan's film 'The Dirty Picture' needs no more introduction. The actress underwent intense training to get into the skin of Silk Smitha. She learned Latin American salsa, to help loosen up her body language. There's little doubt that the classes worked in her favour.
Priyanka Chopra took the south American tango classes for Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Saat Khoon Maaf', where she danced her feet off in the song 'Darling'
Although not for a film, Kajol also took up salsa classes post her pregnancy to get into shape. To her luck, her next film 'You, Me Aur Hum' called for her and hubby Ajay Devgn to groove in time to some sexy salsa music. What a coincidence!