This piece has been a long time in the making for me. I loved this song from Bajirao Mastani and was so inspired by the look and beauty of the whole film. I started choreographing this piece back in June 2016 and finally brought it to life as part of Roots: A Journey Through India - my travelling stage show (learn more at www.shereenladha.com/roots). I love everything about Aayat (and Bajirao Mastani) from its epic Bollywood proportions to the graceful dancing with Indian classical movement and the lyrics to every song. Artist Statement: An Aayat in this song is used to describe Bajirao's love for Mastani. The song uses the analogies of Zikr - repeated prayers - to express how he constantly remembers her. It was this notion of repetition that I wove into the choreography to pay tribute to that. Don't forget to like, comment, subscribe, and request my next song!
Thank you to my team that helped me bring this piece to life: My outfit & Jewelry courtesy of: Chandan Fashion (@chandanfashion) My angels: Shaila Premji (@shailapremji), Simran Manghirmalani (@sim_sim_ma), Manushi Patel (@manushi.patel), and Felicia Hyman (@fefenostalgia) My videographer: Gowtham Ratnaraj (@gothamTO) My on set assistant: Rahim Printer (@printerror1)