In this video, Mughal-e-Azam choreographer Mayuri Upadhya gives us an idea of the challenges of directing kathak dancers in the musical, especially in beloved songs such as ‘More panghat pe’ and ‘Pyar kiya toh darna kya’. “The choreography is very simple, intuitive, fresh and hopefully energising,” she says.

Mughal-e-Azam will be staged at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium from Saturday, April 6 to Sunday, April 14.

Also check out videos of Feroz Abbas Khan reminiscing about the first time he watched Mughal-e-Azam and Manish Malhotra on designing costumes for the musical.