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Watch: Sonu Nigam and Anil Kapoor’s rendition of ‘Badan Pe Sitare’

Even though the new quirky number does not have Shammi Kapoor delivering his signature moves, Anil Kapoor's Fanney Khan local rockstar manages to win our hearts anyway.

New Delhi: Fanney Khan has been in news for some time now, for its hit trailer, the presence of powerful actors, other than having an apparently beautiful story-line.

Starting off with cheers of “Fanney Khan”, following Sonu Nigam crooning la-la, the new rendition of ‘Badan Pe Sitare’ is a true tribute to Md Rafi. Sonu Nigam who turned 45 on Monday is often addressed as the ‘Modern Rafi’ in India.

Even though the new quirky number does not have Shammi Kapoor delivering his signature moves, Anil Kapoor’s Fanney Khan local rockstar manages to win our hearts anyway.

The song whose music has been arranged and remixed by Amit Trivedi, was released on Tuesday on YouTube, and received rave reviews from viewers. With a few hours of its launch the music video received over 2,000 likes and over 19,000 views.

The original song was set on a party scene in Prince (1969) where Shammi Kapoor’s character Shamsher is seen pursuing Vyjayanthimala’s Princess Amrita through this soulful and energetic number. Prince is set in the times of resurgent India, and tells the tale of a Prince who brought about his own downfall so that he could rise as a human being.

Here’s the original song from the film Prince, sung by none other than the legendary Mohammad Rafi.

Fanney Khan is a musical comedy film, inspired by a Dutch film, Everybody’s Famous. The film stars Anil Kapoor as the father to a teenage girl who has musical aspirations, Aishwarya Rai as a gorgeous singer, and Rajkummar Rao as her love interest.

Rajkumar Rao explained in the film’s teaser what the unique title of the film means. Fanney Khan is someone who is an artist, a musician, a dreamer or even a complete idiot.

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Lahari Basu

Lahari Basu is a Senior Sub-editor for DBPOST and is based in Delhi. Contact this editor at lahari.basu@dbcorp.in.