After a hitaus of almost 14 months, Sonam Kapoor is back! UTV recently released the first song promo for Delhi 6 called “Masakalli” and Sonam is in nearly every frame. The promo starts with Sonam’s character, Bittu, trying to sing and goggling some water and then spitting it on Abhishek Bachchan. There are rumors that Bittu, in the movie, wants to go on Indian Idol. The next scene is a continuity of Sonam’s pigeon dance (from the first promo) with Abhi copying her moves. We next see her in a crowded street walking with a little boy who stops to talk to his friend and Abhishek. Sonam grabs his hand and drags him away angrily. We then see Sonam showing off some more crazy dance moves followed by a scene of her on an escalator, grooving to her iPod. The promo ends with Abhishek stroking the pigeon.
The promo couldn’t come at a better time for Sonam fans who have missed seeing her on the screen since November of 2007 when her first movie Saawariya was released. Fans often wondered why it took her so long to sign a movie after Saawariya. “I wasn’t getting the kind of offers I’d like. The scripts were more woman-oriented, and I didn’t want to give in to anything for the sake of just doing something. I’ve taken my time and was happy when Rakeysh Mehra offered me to be a part of Delhi 6,” Sonam said as she recently answered the media at the Dubai Film Festival. Well, here’s hoping this movie does for Sonam what Saawariya didn’t.
The music, composed by A R Rahman, is said to be releasing on the 14th of January. The movie is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and releases on February 20th, 2009. The movie also stars Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, and Atul Kulkarni among others in significant roles.