Actress Vidya Balan, who will next be seen in Tumhari Sulu is all set to dance to Sridevi’s chartbuster Hawa Hawaii from the 1987 blockbuster Mr. India. In the film, she essays the role of an RJ. This is not the first time Vidya will be seen playing an RJ, she previously played one in Rajkumar Hirani directorial Lage Raho Munna Bhai.
For Tumhari Sulu, produced by T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment, the iconic number is being recreated by Tanishk Bagchi, known for giving a contemporary touch to 1990s hit songs like Humma humma and Tamma Tamma.
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 track in June.
The film’s director Suresh Triveni said in a statement: “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.”
Originally featured Sridevi in the song, it will be interesting to watch Vidya Balan stepping into the shoes of the veteran actress. The upcoming version of Hawa Hawaii will see Vidya dancing to the tunes along with Neha Dhupia.
Tumhari Sulu, a slice-of-life family film, will release worldwide on December 1. Also starring Manav Kaul, the film also marks the Bollywood debut of RJ Malishka.
On the work front, Vidya was last seen in Begum Jaan. Directed by Srijit Mukherji, the film featured Vidya in the role of a brothel owner.
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