Fitness junkie, mum to a teenager, socialite and yogi, Malaika Arora is also an acclaimed dancer. Her claim to fame started with dancing atop a train with Shah Rukh Khan in the iconic 1998 film Dil Se. Not only is the film known for the spectacular performances by Shah Rukh, Manisha Koirala and Preity Zinta, but also for Malaika's iconic number Chhaiyya Chhaiyya; which is remembered till this day. We’ve all danced to it, and listen to it on repeat when we get the chance, but there is one thing about the song that you probably didn’t know.
Malaika Arora, on a recent television show revealed that she was left bleeding after the song was shot. The reality show judge revealed that as she swayed from side to side while dancing on top of the moving train, she had to be tied with a rope which left her bleeding when it was removed.
"I fell several times while shooting for the song. I used to sway right and left due to the wind and to avoid that, the team tied a rope through my ghaghra to my waist and then to the train so that it would help me balance my body and sync it with the moving train. Unfortunately, when I removed the rope, I had cuts near my waist and it started bleeding, leaving everyone worried and paranoid,” she said.
Chaiyya Chaiyya was a huge hit and is still loved by audiences till this day and was composed by AR Rahman and penned by Gulzar. The song featured Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora dancing on the top of a moving train. It was choreographed by Farah Khan, who won the Filmfare Award for best choreography for the song that year.
Malaika just returned to Mumbai after her fun filled vacation in the Maldives and New York with beau Arjun Kapoor. As they commenced their vacay, Malaika Arora took to social media and made their relationship insta official!