Malaika Arora – an aura of a timeless diva set within the backdrop of a simple girl next door!
Exuberating oomph with every move, setting the silver screen on fire with foot – stomping numbers, continuing to remain at her elegant best – no matter whatever she is doing – and amidst all these glory and glam – remaining the warm, ever smiling and humble human being that she is – Malaika Arora is a ‘metaphysical conceit’in every way – both a girl next door and also a diva and a star. It’s often said and is a well accepted fact that life of female actor in Bollywood is a chequered one – and shorter compared to their male counterparts. But all these apprehensions and facts flickers away as one comes across Malaika Arora! Being in the industry for so many years and with a teenage son, she’s nowhere close to fading into oblivion – a conceit of course! Like ‘the blushful Hippocrene’as John Keats reminiscence in his Ode To Nightingale, she just keeps getting better with time! Malaika has been dominating the space that belongs to her over all these incredible years and had defied age and Bollywood’s fickle attitude towards women time and again. The ageless diva that she is – she still poses the toughest of competitions for women half her age in the industry! From her debut on television as a VJ for MTV, Malaika instantly became the reigning princess of many hearts.
Infact her appearance took the glamour world by storm –she was super confident about herself from the very first day and radiated a smartness and style and it was almost impossible to match up to her level of sass. And as it has been her trademark signature trait – she has always been very clear about her choices- she was just in love with dancing and through her art won over millions hearts and still
counting! Today, if we look back in wonder to all the dance songs she has given – it is indeed a feet impossible to achieve. So the closest we can come to her is by trying to match up to her smokin’ dancing skills, which she has been displaying over the years, one dance song at a time it all started with ‘Gur Naal Ishq Mitha’ in 1997 then what followed is 20 years of charm, of grace and a legacy of one of India’s
most gifted dancer-artist – Chaiyya Chaiyya (a song that gave Malaika phenomenal popularity and climaxed her into an euphoric and everlasting fan following) in 1998; Rangilo Maro Dholna in 1999; Ek Wari Tak Le in 2000; Maahi Ve in 2002; Kaal Dhamaal in 2005; Honth Rasiley in 2007; Chori Chori Dekhe Mujhko in 2008; Munni Badnaam Hui in 2010; Anarkali Disco Chali in 2012; Pandey Ji in 2012 – every song has been immortalized in Bollywood’s rich tradition of filmy dance songs. Beside entertaining millions of Hindi cinema lovers,these great dance songs has indirectly provided employment to several thousand dancers, performers and disc jockeys all across the country.
Her grit, steely will and determination gave her a taste of super sucees in whatever she did! She donned the producer’s hat and was behind few of Bollywoods’s most successful flims. Also a popular TV personality, she has been associated as a judge with very successful shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Nach Baliye and Zara Nachke Dikha. She has also her plans in progress to launch her a fashion line with sister
Amrita Arora, and she is also working on launching a fitness DVD. One of the main reasons of her everlasting appeal is her inherent nature and the innate goodness of her personality. Just for an instance of how good she is – it is a standard norm for after every show to go backstage and thank her dancers, spots and other tech crew. Added to this, she has a wicked sense of humour and won’t hesitate in indulging in good-natured banter and ribbing with everybody – from the director to the coffee boy. And this is what had held her in mutual warmth with a lot of people.