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50 fishermen for a local touch in Banjo


Upcoming musical drama, Banjo starring Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri and directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Ravi Jadhav features a high-energy dance number celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

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Since the colourful and vibrant song has been shot at Mumbai’s Worli Koliwada inhabited by Kolis for generations, the makers thought of featuring real Kolis in the dance number to make it look convincing thereby giving it a local flavour.

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A source says, “Having shot a major portion of Banjo at Worli Koliwada, Ravi thought of featuring real kolis in the Ganpati dance number Bappa Tu. He wanted the song to look as real as possible. Accordingly, interested kolis residing in Worli area were auditioned for their dancing skills and almost 50 of them got selected for the song. It has come out quite well.”