Malaika Arora wants you to say ‘Hello Hello’ to her
By Bryan Durham - September 5, 2018
As rustic as an item song can get, Malaika Arora’s Hello Hello brings back memories of Omkara’s Namak Ishq (featuring Bipasha Basu) in vibe, but is as tech-savvy as they come for today’s “connected” generation.
The song has the Pataakha siblings meeting their guys at the village mela even as Malaika gyrates to Ganesh Acharya’s choreography, Vishal Bhardwaj’s tunes, mouths Gulzar’s contemporary verse and Rekha Bhardwaj’s voice.
Says Vishal, “Gulzar sab has created lyrics that are so earthy and yet so contemporary that they have captured the social media frenzy that has become part of our everyday life. This is a very slice-of-life song.” says Vishal.
Malaika’s reasons for doing the song were more instinctive. “Who could refuse a number sung by Rekha ji, written by Gulzar saab with the music being given by Vishal Bhardwaj? And when you have Ganesh (Acharya) choreographing you, there can be nothing better! I was instantly in love with the peppy number,” she asks.
When asked to describe how he choreographed the song, Ganesh shared, “It is always a pleasure to choreograph someone like Malaika who is so graceful. She has done a fabulous job in the song and I am sure everyone will love her in it. Malaika has her signature style which her fans love her for and they will get that and much more in the song. We have kept the steps of the song earthy to match with the number. The rhythm and lyrics are very catchy and I instinctively feet that it will be a chartbuster.”
“Hello Hello feels like a lottery to me specially when your naughty song has Malaika complementing the sensuality of the song. Also, Vishal, Gulzar Saab and Ganesh Acharya are magic together,” says Rekha Bhardwaj.
Pataakha, produced by Kyta Productions, B4U Motion Pictures and Vishal Bhardwaj Films, is a comedy-drama about two sisters, Badki and Chhutki and is based on an acclaimed short story by renowned writer Charan Singh Pathik. The music is available via Zee Music Company.
It is being directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and stars Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Sunil Grover and Vijay Raaz. The film will release on September 28, 2018.