Zero’s Ishqbaazi Number With SRK-Salman Has Plenty Inhouse Jokes

Zero’s Ishqbaazi Number With SRK-Salman Has Plenty Inhouse Jokes

The most awaited song from ‘Zero’ is here and we loved every bit of it but did you notice these tiny details?
Zero’s Ishqbaazi Number With SRK-Salman Has Plenty Inhouse Jokes
A still of SRK and Salman Khan from Zero’s Ishqbaazi

If you are not clued into movie folklore it would be easy to miss all the inhouse references in the song that comes with the territory of  being filmed on Salman Khan and  Shah  Rukh Khan. The two superstars, shown singing and dancing together for Aanand Rai’s Zero in the catchy quasi-folk number, love to hate each other in real life.

Hence when a filmmaker of Aanand Rai’s stature brings them together for a special song in his new SRK starrer Zero it is not a small matter.

Friends of  Salman say he doesn’t like sharing screen space (or any space  for that matter) with  SRK. Apparently he agreed to do this song to repay his debt to SRK for making a special appearance as a magician in the Salman starrer, ouch, Tubelight. Once on screen, dancing to Ganesh Acharya’s steps (Acharya too  joins in the dancing  with the Khan superstars), SRK and SK must pretend to have fun. This becomes doubly difficult for Salman since Shah Rukh plays a vertically challenged man who is head over heels in love with a hot actress named Babita  Kumari.

Babita Kumari (probably inspired by Karisma and Kareena’s mother) is played by the beauteous  Katrina Kaif. The same one whom Salman has secretly and not so secretly been in love all his life. And now here he must watch  SRK act as though he is smitten by Ms Kaif. SRK doing the innocent unsuspecting dwarf-act to perfection, flashes his teeshirt with her image to Salman.

Salman grins and bears the insolent act. Little does he know that the  song begins with Katrina planting a wet slurpy kiss on SRK’s lips, an act of endearment that makes SRK break into a joyous jig.

I don’t think ‘Bhai’ would like it. He doesn’t kiss on screen and doesn’t  like his near and dear ones doing what he doesn’t like doing. It’s a complicated situation. But let’s not get into it. Let’s just enjoy the  zingy number where Bhai and SRK dance  their hearts  out. The  number ends with SRK (in  full midget form) jumping into Salman’s lap.  Again, a mistake. Bhai doesn’t like men to get physical with him. But he grins and bears. All for a  song and a dance. The music and dance dwarfs all the  misgivings.

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