Vidya Balan is a fantastic performer but not exactly a great dancer. So why would she attempt to recreate an iconic dance number by an actress who was known for her dancing skills? Well, it’s for a film, the actress is Sridevi and one hopes it gets a better response at the box office than some of Vidya’s recent movies!
Vidya will now be shaking a leg to Sridevi’s chartbuster Hawa Hawai from the 1987 blockbuster Mr India in her forthcoming film Tumhair Sulu, a slice-of-life entertainer by T-series, directed by adman Suresh Triveni. The iconic number is being recreated by Tanishk Bagchi, whose recent transformations of Humma Humma and Tamma Tamma were big hits. The makers felt that instead of getting the track re-sung by a new voice, it would be wise to retain Kavita Krishnamurthy’s voice, as the track was synonymous with her unique vocals. Rajeev Surti will choreograph the celebratory track in June.
Says Triveni, “I am elated to have such a cult number in the film. It plays a key role in the film and is not just a remix for the end credits. Our intention is to pay a true tribute to the original and revive it in its full glory. I am looking forward to the flower power team of Vidya and Neha (Dhupia) to break a leg.”
Do you think Vidya can do justice to such a famous and much-loved song?
“Tumhari Sulu” opens worldwide on December 1.