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I am ok with comparisons for 'Humma Humma', says Badshah

Friday, December 16, 2016

Rap star Badshah says he is open to comparisons for his recreation of music maestro AR Rahman's hit racy number 'Humma Humma' for Shaad Ali's 'Ok Jaanu', but insists that his version of the song is different.

Actors Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur will be seen grooving to the recreated version of 'Humma Humma', from Mani Ratnam's 1995 film 'Bombay', for Shaad Ali's 'Ok Jaanu'.

Music composer Tanishk Bagchi and Badshah have conceptualised the track with the latter rapping in it too. Vaibhavi Merchant has done the choreography.

"There is pressure. It's my rendition, the mood of the song is different. I know there will be comparisons but it's ok. I have done my best. It has turned out beautiful," said Badshah.

"'Humma Humma' was a situational song and even in this film ('Ok Jaanu') it is situational," he said.

According to Badshah, the song is his tribute to Rahman's original version. The original lyrics have been retained, but playback singers Jubin Nautiyal and Shashaa Tirupati have sung the song in a more peppier version. "There are few elements of the original song that we have retained. Those who have heard it have liked it, the ultimate verdict is of the audience, I am hoping for a positive feedback," Badshah said.

'Ok Jaanu' is an upcoming romantic drama film directed by Shaad Ali. It is an official remake of Mani Ratnam's Tamil film 'OK Kanmani'.

The film stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles, portraying a young couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai. Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson play supporting roles as an older couple in the movie. Produced by Mani Ratnam and Karan Johar, the film is scheduled to release on January 13.

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