Ever since the trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ has released, everybody was waiting for the music of the movie as the veteran filmmaker is also known for the grandness in his songs. Now, the first song of the film, ‘Ghoomar’ has been out and it is more marvelous than we expected.

Deepika Padukone as Padmavati

The song which has been composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself and sung by Shreya Ghosal and Swaroop Khan, showcases the grandeur and exquisite culture of the ‘Rajputs’. Deepika Padukone as the legendary Rajput queen, Padmavati looks stunningly gorgeous in the song. She spells grace and elegance in every move in the dance number that has been choreographed by Kruti Mahesh Midya. Her jewellery, makeup and clothes, she looks ethereal in ethnic wear that one can not stop showering praises on her.

‘Ghoomer’ is considered as a traditional dance form which is performed by princesses and queens in Rajasthan. It’s a part of the heritage of Rajasthan that reflects their cultural upbringing.

This song is said to be Deepika’s most challenging dance number yet. She spent over a fortnight training under the guidance of Jyothi D Tommaar, assistant director and trustee of Gangaur Ghoomar Dance Academy. She reportedly trained for three hours everyday before shooting the number in November.

The dance number that essentially focuses on the twirling movement has been said to be a departure for Deepika from the usual dance styles she has been doing so far in films. “The footwork is important in this dance. It took her a day to shift from what she has been doing so far, to what she was required to do for the song,” Mahesh who choreographed the song said.

Talking about the challenges while reviving this native dance form of Rajasthan, Deepika said: “I started preparing for this film and character several months before we actually started filming. But it was for the Ghoomar song that I walked onto the set as Padmavati for the first time. The shooting of the film began with this song, and I will never forget that day. I remember approaching my mark for the first shot. It was almost as if Padmavati‘s soul had entered my body. I could feel her presence, and, in fact, I still do. It’s one of those rare moments in an actor’s life where it’s going to take a very long time before it actually leaves the system.”

‘Padmavati’ is scheduled to release on December 1st 2017.