Urmila Matondkar is back on the big screen and she is graceful as ever in Blackmail’s new song Bewafa Beauty. Urmila is a dancing queen of the 90’s and gets same magic in 2018 with her ‘thumkas’ and ‘nakhra’. The song has been sung by Pawni Pandey and composed by Amit Trivedi.
In an interview with a leading daily, she was asked about being missing from the screen for so long. On this, she said, “It’s not about going missing; but there was nothing interesting or exciting enough to take up. If you notice, I had done a variety of roles in diverse genres within a short span. Unless something that was offered to me went beyond that, it didn’t make sense to do it. Also, over a period of time, there are other things that you want to do and they become your priorities. I wanted to travel. It’s different when you’re not married. That’s not the reason in my case. It’s just that unless I was doing something I hadn’t done before, I wasn’t going to take up any and every offer that came my way.”
When asked if keeping her marriage private a conscious decison, she said, “I’ve always been a private person. There was nothing to talk about. People got to know about my marriage, which was the important part, when it happened.”
Talking about the song, she continued, “When you listen to the track, you’ll understand the reason. The magical duo — composer Amit Trivedi and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya — has done a superb job. When director Abhinay Deo approached me, he said I don’t wish to do just another item song. And though this dance number will have thumkas, nakhras, jhatkas, it will have more to do with expressions, rather than just movements. I thought it would be amazing to do something like this. Moreover, Abhinay’s humour is also different. The way the song has been treated is important and the expressions had to be more sultry. My character is trying to convey the lyrics through her eyes and expressions. I’ve also been known for my glamorous and out-and-out dance numbers; and I’m game for something new and exciting.”