Enter: the age of modern mujras – and the churidars are replaced with shararas. Kareena Kapoor brought in this change with ‘Dil Mera Muft Ka’ in ‘Agent Vinod’ (2012). The beats sound nothing like those of the languid sarods and upbeat tablas of the original mujras. But, Kareena is Kareena – and like everything else she does, she pulled it off like a star.
One of Bollywood’s dark horses, Mahie looked like a million dollars in ‘Ranaji’ from the movie ‘Gulaal’ (2009). It is not technically a Mujra in the purest form, as it has a lot of socio-political overtones – unlike the former, which deals with more romantic themes. But you have to hand it to Mahie; she rocked the song – politics and all.