Yo Yo Honey Singh recreates A R Rahman’s Urvashi Urvashi for Shahid Kapoor-Kiara Advani film
By Bryan Durham - August 8, 2018
Even as Shahid Kapoor gears up for the release of Batti Gul Meter Chalu and the upcoming Arjun Reddy remake, the actor is all set to return to music videos (remember the first time you saw him in Aryans’ Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra?)
From what we hear, he has been shooting at a Mumbai studio for an upcoming non-film single produced by T-Series Bhushan Kumar. Said track is a recreated version of Urvashi Urvashi, the chartbuster from the Prabhudheva-Nagma-starrer 1994 Tamil film Kaadhalan…
The re-creation has lyrics and vocals by Yo Yo Honey Singh and is being shot by DirectorGifty.
“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. Shahid looks like a rockstar. Even Kiara is a fab dancer.”
The actress admits that although she was excited about featuring in the 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, “The original with Prabhu Dheva 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.”>