The popular “Yeh Ishq” song (currently on television) from Imtiaz Ali’s “Jab We Met” was choreographed by Saroj Khan in the beautiful town of Manali in the north-Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. (This was also the song during the shoot of which Karisma Kapoor and her daughter Samaira landed up to meet Kareena.)
Not many know that more than 180 dancers from different parts of Himachal Pradesh were especially roped in to participate in that song alongside Kareena. “We had local troupes from Tibet, Chamba, Bilaspur, Kinnor, Dharamshala, Hamirpur and Kullu,” says Imtiaz.
In fact, the veteran Saroj Khan was so impressed with their local style of dancing that she distributed chocolates to all of them as a token of her love and appreciation. Her favourite was the troupe from Tibet and she adjudicated them winner!