Shakti Mohan on choreographing Ranbir Kapoor in Shamshera

Shakti Mohan says choreographing a dance number for Ranbir Kapoor in the upcoming Shamshera was a dream come true. “When it comes to actors, I had a wish to work with Ranbir Kapoor because I love him as an actor and I think he is one of the finest we have right now. I have choreographed a song for him in Shamshera. The film releases later this year and I am looking forward to it. God is kind to me that my wishes come true,” Shakti told IANS.

Shakti Mohan who choreographed the Nainowaale Ne number for Deepika Padukone in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”, says that was a special experience, too. “I always wanted to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali because the dance and music in his films are so beautiful. When I got a call from him, I was on cloud nine! Now, I want to work with Madhuri Dixit and Hrithik Roshan. They are the inspirations of my growing-up years.”

Starting her career as a dancer on various dance reality shows, Shakti Mohan became popular by winning the second season of Dance India Dance. She has also closely collaborated with Remo D’Souza and Prabhu Deva and appeared in songs such as Tees Maar Khan, Aa Re Pritam Pyaare and Amma Dekh. She was also on the first four seasons of the TV show Dance Plus from first to four seasons.

So, which is the favourite dance of Madhuri? “That is such an unfair question! I love them all. If have to choose, it would be Chane Ke Khet Mein in the film “Anjaam”. “There is one shot in which she gives several expressions at one go. I do not think there is any actress in this country who can do that except for her,” smiled Shakti Mohan.

Earlier Shakti Mohan has turned into a beauty entrepreneur by launching her own cosmetic line. She has come up with the beauty line in collaboration with purplle.com, and is called NY Bae x Shakti.

“Make-up is a natural extension of dance for me. It gives the finishing touches to my art enhancement. Make-up is such a huge fragment of my career and image. I wanted to curate a cosmetics line for years, but it needed to be credible and a game-changer of sorts, something that women around the world would respect and relate to,” Shakti Mohan said.

“I wanted my line to be inclusive and accessible and speak to the millennial generation who is always on the go. My tryst with make-up began when I was in school when I used to watch my mother being very particular about her make-up, though I wasn”t allowed to wear any of it. Infact all the Mohan sisters are very inclined when it comes to cosmetics. I”m beyond thrilled to partner with NY Bae for this new inning. NY Bae”s brand ethos and performance resonates with me, thereby making it the right fit,” Shakti Mohan added.

The meticulously crafted line celebrates all shades of beauty and offers a wide-ranging collection of classic lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, eyeliners and nail lacquers.

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