Sonakshi hits the disco

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Sonakshi Sinha, who has been making sincere efforts to shrug off the desi girl tag, may get an opportunity to seriously glam up after all. After shaking a leg with Prabhudeva in the ‘Go Go Govinda’ song from OMG, the actress will make her second special appearance in Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala in an introductory song. Here’s the scoop!

The song, by Sachin-Jigar and sung by the great Sunidhi Chauhan, apparently has been “inspired” by the discos of the late 70s-early 80s, with reflective dance floors, mirrors and all things shiny. According to sources, the look and feel may just remind you of the ‘Jawani jaanernan’ song from Namak Halal, in which Parveen Babi dazzled in gold.

A source close to the development said, “Sajid has conceived of this lavish introductory song for which he wanted Sonakshi. She has a certain rustic image that she has been trying to break out of. Though she is proud of the roles she has done so far, this song seems like the perfect platform for her to attempt a makeover. Her costumes will be designed by Manish Malhotra.”

“The set is being constructed in a city studio and will be called Funky Town,” added the source.

Choreographed by Chinni Prakash, the 80s throwback will also feature 100 dancers and 400 extras.

We also hear that ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ will also be Sajid Khan’s little nod to his roots as he started off as a teen DJ at a club in Mumbai and is well versed with the vibes of that era!

When contacted, Sajid Khan replied: “It’s too early to talk about the song, but yes Sonakshi has been roped in.”

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