Indian actress Nora Fatehi lashed out at fellow actor Koena Mitra’s criticism pertaining to the remake of “Saaki Saaki” from the 2006 movie “Musafir” that starred Sanjay Dutt. Nora's feature in the Batla House item number song, which is called "O Saki Saki", and received criticism from every end. During an interview, she stated, “Koena is entitled to her opinion and that everyone’s idea of music is subjective. Everyone will not like the same genre or style of music, right? Personally, I set a benchmark with Dilbar and I have to work towards surpassing it. After that, it’s for the audience to decide if they like you or not.”
'It is pertinent to note that Koena had termed the song a total mess. “My song from Musafir #Saaki Saaki has been recreated. Sunidhi, Suhwinder, Vishal, Shekhar combination was outstanding. Didn’t like the new version, it’s a mess! This song had crashed many blockbusters! Why batlahouse, why? P. S: Nora is a stunner. Hope she saves our pride,” she had said in a tweet. The original “Saaki Saaki” song was composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani. It was sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Sukhwinder Singh. However, the recreated version was sung by Tulsi Kumar, Neha Kakkar and B Praak. Tanishk Bagchi had composed it.
Nora was very excited when she bagged the opportunity to perform on “O Saki Saki”. She said, “Getting the opportunity to be able to perform on a song like Saaki, which has been made on such an epic level by Tanishk, and sung by Neha and Tulsi, is a dream. The way Tanishk has composed this song is out of this world and I knew that visually I’d have to match up. I learnt to dance with fire fans for the first time in only three days.”
Watch the videos for "Saaki Saaki" and the remake "O Saki Saki" here: