Inside the Song: ‘Luv Ju’ from Bunty Aur Babli 2

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The debutant actress Sharvari and Gully Boy actor Siddhant Chaturvedi are a refreshingly new Bollywood on-screen Jodi (pair) that audiences will see in Yash Raj Films’ Bunty Aur Babli 2. If it was not cool enough that they are being featured as a lead couple, they are acting in the entirely rebooted franchise, Bunty Aur Babli 2 which features Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan as the original Bunty and Babli.

This rib-tickling comedy will pit two sets of con artists, from different generations, against each other as they try to prove who is the better con couple. Yash Raj Films’ Bunty Aur Babli 2, which is set to release worldwide on November 19, 2021, has been directed by Varun V. Sharma.

So for both Sharvari and Siddhant, Bunty Aur Babli 2 is a film of many firsts. Including their first song titled ‘Luv Ju’. Let’s take you inside the song.

Thd pair had to learn two cool dance styles the Bachata and Salsa and work with noted choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant for the romantic track.

Sharvari says “’Luv Ju’ is the first romantic song of both Sid and my career so we were naturally super excited about the process of filming this lovely song. The thing that stands out about this song is that while it’s a romantic song it is also super chill, young, cool, and definitely a song for long drives. It’s got an amazing vibe and I remember the whole crew used to say ‘Luv Ju’ instead of goodbye after the shoot was over every day. ‘Luv Ju’ is definitely going to be the newest coolest slang in town because it’s so catchy! ”

She adds, “We also learnt a mix of bachata and salsa for a portion of this song. It was for the first time we were doing such a complex dance form and had to pull off some extremely fast-paced choreography. Salsa is about 50-50 % partnership & while learning it, Sid and I struggled so much in finding that balance but when we got the hang of it, we could pull it off in our sleep. We practiced non-stop because we wanted to get the choreography bang on! It was such an honour to be choreographed by the genius Vaibhavi Merchant Ma’am. She believed we could pull off such an intense salsa choreography so we had to put in extra efforts to prove ma’am right!.”

Siddhant says, “In Punjabi, one often says Luv Ju instead of Love You. There is a vibe and style in how the youth says Luv Ju and this song captures this beautifully. It’s an effortless, feel-good song that shows how the new Bunty and Babli let their hair down after a grand heist. They are in love, they are extremely attracted to each other. So, the song captures their flirtatious chemistry.”

He adds, “It’s my first romantic song! So, I remember I was really excited to learn salsa from Vaibhavi Merchant! I was going to shoot a romantic song for the first time in my career and I gave it my all and practiced for hours! I’m now addicted to listening to Luv Ju and I hope that the youth of the country will say Luv Ju to each other with this song once it drops!”

Check out the song!

Here is another fun fact about the song. Siddhant revealed he overcame hydrophobia while filming the romantic track ‘Luv Ju’ with debutant actress Sharvari.

Siddhant reveals, “Actually no one knows that I’m hydrophobic! So, when I was told that Luv Ju will have a sequence where Sharvari and I have to shoot underwater, I got very scared. But, as I have learnt from my parents, if you do have a phobia or a fear, you have to address it and win over it.”

He adds, “Despite my fear to the enter water, I remember going for swimming lessons before I shot Luv Ju. I had to do this for many days and first learn swimming. Slowly, I felt more confident that I could do the underwater sequence. When the day to shoot this sequence finally arrived, I was fully ready. Not only did I pull this sequence off without feeling afraid, but I also lip synced underwater! It’s a big victory for me as I overcame my childhood fear.”

Speaking of lip synching, the actor says, “I think Arijit Singh singing Luv Ju that I’m lip-syncing to in the film is a milestone moment of my career. Arijit Singh is a generation-defining superstar singer. He has sung for all the top stars of my generation and delivered evergreen chartbusters! Having grown up listening and loving Arijit’s songs right from ‘Phir Le Aya Dil’ in Barfi!, I was in disbelief when YRF told me that he was singing a song to be picturised on me in Bunty Air Babli 2. He is just phenomenal in ‘Luv Juk. It’s a romantic song that will just hook you in and keep growing on you. I haven’t stopped listening to ‘Luv Ju’.”

And here is a cook behind the scene’s video of the making of the song!

Yash Raj Films’ Bunty Aur Babli 2, which is set to release worldwide on November 19, 2021,

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