Sunny Leone says she knows her version of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s “Dhol Baje” cannot match up to the original superhit track but she still hates being compared to the actress. Sunny, in her upcoming film ‘Ek Paheli Leela’, has danced to the track’s new version, which retains the signature “Dholi Taro Dhol Baje” tune.
“I was really really nervous when I was told that this song would be there in the film. I still haven’t seen any review on what people think about the song so that is a little scary because hearing nothing is also not good. But I was definitely scared. I really hate that it was being compared to the two of the biggest stars,” Sunny told PTI. “When you are a newcomer in Bollywood you look at these people and think they are so talented. And then someone wants to re-create it and even if the song is great, you will be compared and at some point, you will not measure up because they were so amazing,” she said.
What got her more worried was that she saw the original Aishwarya, Salman Khan number before performing her own. “I watched the original before performing our version and that made me more scary. I hope when people see it, they say ‘Sunny did a decent job.’ I will be happy with that,” she said.
‘Ek Paheli Leela’, directed by Bobby Khan and also starring Jay Bhanushali, Rahul Dev, Rajneesh Duggal and Mohit Ahlawat, releases on April 10.