Shahid Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of his next film Batti Gul Meter Chalu, it has been reliably learnt is also busy burning the dance floor in Mumbai studios to feature in the video of a single, being produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar
A recreated version of Urvashi, the chartbuster from the Prabhudheva-Nagma-starrer 1994 Tamil film Kadhalan, the Bhushan Kumar-produced song also features Kiara Advani. Recreated, written and sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh, the video is currently being shot by director Gifty in Mumbai.
“We’ve changed the lyrics, but the hook line remains the same.
The song however doesn’t showcase a love story but a new-age relationship between Shahid and Kiara. Even the choreography is contemporary. We are shooting on a club set in Film City. We also filmed in a parking lot on Sunday to give the video an underground kind of a feel,” informs choreographer Sanjay Shetty, adding that Shahid is super excited and looks like a rockstar.” He adds, “Even Kiara is a fab dancer.”
The actress admits that although she was excited about featuring in th super hit number, she was nervous too. “I know the pressure one goes through when a classic song is recreated. There will be comparisons. This could be my ode to Prabhu sir, I am his huge fan,” says the actress, adding that she has grown up listening to the original ‘Urvashi’. She is all praise for her co-star. “We all know Shahid is a great dancer, I was nervous about matching up to his skills, but he was super fun to work with. We were in sync from the word go,” Kiara says.
Says Bhushan Kumar, “The original with Prabhu Deva was an iconic chartbuster composed by AR Rahman. Yo Yo Honey Singh has recreated this version and we are rekindling the onscreen magic with Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani as per the tastes of today’s young generation who will have a have blast dancing to this song when it releases.”