'Rajjo': In this film based on the life of a prostitute, Kangna Ranaut does a classical 'mujra' in the song 'Kaleja hai haazir'. Pic/Santa Banta
'Umrao Jaan' (2006): Emulating Rekha in a remake sounded like a mighty task, but Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made sure she held her own in this otherwise commercial dud in the song 'Salaam'
'Devdas' (2002): In the role of Chandramukhi, the Kathak maestro 'dhak dhak girl' Madhuri Dixit took to the floor in the song 'Maar Daala'
'Mangal Pandey: The Rising': Rani Mukerji managed to bring her own charm to the screen in the song 'Tumhari adaaon pe main vaari vaari'
'Pakeezah': 'Inhi logon ne' showed tragedy queen Meena Kumari at her best while 'Chalte chalte' became one of the unforgettable numbers in the genre
'Devdas' (1986): Vyjayanthimala set the ball rolling with her courtesan act in Bimal Roy’s 'Devdas' (1956), especially with 'Ab aage teri marzi'
'Mughal-e-Azam': Madhubala’s 'Anarkali' act in the classic 'Mughal-e-Azam' set new standards with her dancing to 'Pyaar kiya to darna kya'
'Muqaddar ka Sikandar': Rekha stole hearts with her graceful rendition in the song 'Salaam-e-ishq'
'Gulaal': Mahie was in severe distress due to a back injury during the shoot of this song 'Ranaji'. Regardless, she still shot for the sequence with a smile on her face and apparently wrapped up the shoot in eight hours flat
'Umrao Jaan' (1981): In the original 'Umrao Jaan' (1981), critics and audiences both surrendered to Rekha in the songs 'Dil cheez kya hai' and 'In aakhon ki masti'
'Ram Leela': Priyanka Chopra redefines the dance form in her cameo number 'Ram chahe leela' in the upcoming romantic drama
'Agent Vinod': Bebo teamed up with Maryam Zakaria for this mujra-themed song in this spy thriller. Though the dance steps were far removed from the graceful moves in this song 'Dil mera muft ka', the overall setup passed it off as a tribute to the royal old days of mehfils and kothas
'Ishaqzaade': 'Bigg Boss' contestant Gauahar Khan who played a prostitute on the film did a fair job in the song 'Jhalla wallah' from this love saga
'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani': Considered as Madhuri's comeback dance number to Bollywood, the song 'Ghagra' became instant hit with the masses
'Bunty Aur Babli': Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took a million breath away when she shared screen with Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan in the song 'Kajra re'
'Dedh Ishqiya': Madhuri Dixit Nene who plays Begum Para in this upcoming film is said to be performing another 'mujra' number in the film