nautch girl

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Noun1.nautch girl - a professional dancing girl in Indianautch girl - a professional dancing girl in India
dancer, professional dancer, terpsichorean - a performer who dances professionally
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This phenomenon was best highlighted by the Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg where a cop (Khan) is seen gyratings to the moves of a nautch girl (Malaika Arora Khan) in a police station in UP.
Rajjo is a story of a Nautch girl who wants to be a dancer and she finally becomes a very big classical dancer.
INTRIGUINGLY, the nautch girl of the feudal past was the recurring theme as far as showstoppers went on Sunday.
This time around, he will tackle a biopic set in medieval times on Begum Joanna Nobilis Sombre (1753-1836), popularly known as Begum Samru, who started off as a nautch girl (court dancer) in 18th century India, eventually becoming the ruler of Sardhana, a principality near Meerut.
The second part which is Nautch is inspired from the nautch girl, which was the culture of very young pretty girls performing dance styles dressed up in Indian wear," said Balhara.
The female figure in the picture is that of a tree spirit whom the poet, prior to visiting India and encountering the reality of her 'smile of ageless stone,' had ignorantly associated with the well-known erotic sculptures of Konarak and Kajuraho, and (knowledgeable in the area of Orientalist literature) even taken to be the portrait of a maharajah's favourite nautch girl.
The dated feel and a jaded script is hardly salvaged by the stunning visuals that the script unleashes or the raunchy gyrations that Kangna gets to do thanks to her role of a nautch girl.
She will also be seen in Mishra's next, Nawab , The Nautch Girl And The John Company , with Saif Ali Khan and Irrfan.
This apart, Mishra has also announced the intention of casting Chitrangada in three other films -- Nawab The Nautch Girl And The John Company , New Delhi and Dhruv -- but all these films are still in pre- production stage.
Bodice's winning look took inspiration from the 18th Century costumes of Indian Nautch girls, contrasted by modern menswear tailoring.
These labels were usually rectangular in format and marked by ornate margins on all four sides, with the main image in the middle which depicted Hindu mythological scenes, or deities; or members of the British royal family; or jugglers and belly-dancers, nautch girls, artisans and service Tenderers.