Urmila Matondkar, a Bollywood actress, stated that she had scratches on her body since she had to wear 15 kg of heavy jewellery for the ‘banjaran’ appearance in the song ‘Chamma Chamma,’ and she didn’t have enough time to even rehearse with it.
Urmila made an appearance in the singing reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ as a special guest. Urmila was taken aback when she saw contestant Ananya perform the renowned dance tune ‘Chamma Chamma’ from the 1998 film ‘China Gate,’ which was sung by Alka Yagnik and starred Urmila Matondkar.
Talking about the song, Urmila praised the contestant Ananya and recalled one of the anecdotes related to the song, she mentioned: “Your performance was amazing. Interestingly, it reminded me of an incident while we were shooting for it. When we did a look test for this particular song, Rajkumar Santoshi Sir asked me if this jewellery was too much to handle.”
“He also asked me if I would like to change a bit or maybe reduce some pieces of jewellery because he was not very keen on changing the steps of the song. However, I told him I will manage with the jewellery as it is really important to maintain that banjaran look in the song,” added the actress.
Urmila Matondkar further added: “I was informed about the steps and everything just one night before the shoot and I wasn’t ready to shoot for the song the very next day. However, I still went ahead and during the first shot for the song I got badly hurt by the earrings that I was wearing, I still remember it very clearly.”
“And when the shoot was finally over, I could see so many scratches on my body I can’t even tell you, because I had to wear jewellery of about 15 kilograms. The point is that we had put in a lot of effort to make this song, which is now one of the most iconic ones and we were so happy that all our hard work paid off,” she concluded.
‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’, airs on ZEE TV and is judged by Himesh Reshammiya, Vishal Dadlani and Shankar Mahadevan.