In a first, Priyanka Chopra will be seen dancing to a special number in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala, titled Babli Badmaash. And, in keeping with the theme of the film, the retro-style track is an ode to the energetic 80s. Sunidhi Chauhan has lent her voice to the song, which has been composed by Anu Malik, written by Kumaar and choreographed by Ahmed Khan.
Says Ekta Kapoor, “Priyanka’s first association with Balaji had to be special. We went through numerous tracks before finalising on what we all felt was a winner. Priyanka has taken it to a new level and will become synonymous with Babli.”
However, the most interesting and attractive feature of the song is the costume, designed by Manish Malhotra. It’s a tribute to Amitabh Bachchan’s famous bulb outfit from Yaarana (1981), with a modern twist. It’s made of leather and rubber (reminiscence of Zeenat Aman’s slinky gowns) and has LED lights fitted to it, which accentuate Priyanka’s sexy curves.
The actress, who’s ecstatic about it, says she can’t wait for the audience’s reaction. “I had a blast shooting for it. I love the track and I’m excited to work with Ekta, Sanjay, Ahmed, Anu sir and the rest of the team,” she says. Says Sanjay, “Priyanka has rocked Babli Badmaash. Her enthusiasm is unlike that of any other actress I’ve worked with.”
Shootout At Wadala, produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and White Feather Films, releases May 1.
Amitabh Bachchan (born Inquilaab Srivastava; 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and was dubbed India’s “angry young man” for his on-screen roles in Hindi films. Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood (in reference to his 1988 film Shahenshah), Sadi ka Mahanayak (Hindi for, “Greatest actor of the century”), Star of the Millennium, or Big B, he has since appeared in over 200 Indian films in a career spanning more than five decades. Bachchan is regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema.
TNN | Mar 11, 2013