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Farah Khan REVEALED that 5 actresses refused Chaiyya Chaiyya before Malaika came onboard? Here’s what she said!

Farah Khan REVEALED that 5 actresses refused Chaiyya Chaiyya before Malaika came onboard? Here’s what she said!

The track was discussed in the first episode of the web series Moving In With Malaika by choreographer filmmaker Farah Khan.

By Alisha Limbachia | Updated On: Dec 5, 2022 09:32 PM IST

Farah Khan REVEALED that 5 actresses refused Chaiyya Chaiyya before Malaika came onboard? Here’s what she said!

One of the most recognizable and popular Bollywood dance routines is Shah Rukh Khan's Chaiyya Chaiyya, which also starred Malaika Arora. As a result of her appearance in the AR Rahman song from Dil Se, the actress-dancer gained widespread recognition. However, did you know? The first choice of markers was not Malaika.

About the song

For Chaiyya Chaiyya, which was released 24 years ago, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and actress Malaika Arora teamed together. Malaika became well-known because of the song from Mani Ratnam's Dil Se, which quickly rose to the top of the list of dance numbers. It’s her best performance to date.

HERE’s WHAT FARAH SAID

However, did you know? The producers did not immediately choose Malaika. She was chosen after nearly five actresses declined to board a train, according to choreographer-director Farah Khan.

Farah visited the actress' home in the Moving In With Malaika web series. She remembered how Malla was enlisted for the dance number during a candid conversation. She shared, "You’re the Chaiyya Chaiyya girl. But fortunately for you, five heroines had decided not to board the train.

MALAIKA’S SHOW MOVING IN WITH MALAIKA

Fans will get access to the diva's history, present, and future through the online series. On the reality show, a number of famous people who are close friends with Malaika will appear as guests.

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