The box-office clash of Sanjay Gupta’s Kaabil and Rahul Dholakia’s Raees has pitted Hrithik Roshan against Shah Rukh Khan, Yami Gautam against Mahira Khan, Rakesh Roshan against Shah Rukh and Ronit and Rohit Roy against Nawazuddin Siddiqui in their respective capacities. Now, there is yet another comparison being drawn, between the dance numbers of Urvashi Rautela and Sunny Leone.
Urvashi Rautela in a still from Haseeno Ka Deewana. YouTubeUrvashi Rautela in a still from Haseeno Ka Deewana.
While we saw glimpses of Leone on the song ‘Laila O Laila’ in the Raees trailer, the makers of Kaabil have released a 22-second teaser of Rautela dancing to the tunes of ‘Haseeno Ka Deewana’. Both the songs are remixes of old Hindi songs.
‘Laila O Laila’ was originally picturised on Zeenat Aman in Feroz Khan’s directorial from 1980, Qurbani. On the other hand, Rautela’s number dates back to 1981 in Rakesh Kumar’s Yaarana. Rajesh Roshan, who composed the original tune of the iconic song ‘Saara Zamana’ featuring Amitabh Bachchan, has lent a pacey touch to the new number by incorporating more beats and decreasing the bass among other improvisations.
Unlike the original song, Rautela is seen dancing all by herself and not accompanied by dozens of back-up dancers as in the case of Bachchan’s song. Apart from her, one can only spot a royal blue bike and a lot of lights, all set on Rautela dancing on the beats in lightening speed.
Bollywood Life quotes the director Sanjay Gupta as saying, “In our version, the song will be sung by a female playback singer and picturised in the most ostentatious and imaginative way on Urvashi Rautela. Those who recall Mr Bachchan’s outfit in the song will remember that his outfit had countless light bulbs on it. And even today when you watch it play, it has that jaw-dropping effect.
Not to be left out, we are attempting something close. On the weekend we had booked every single light that was available for shooting to create a similar impact on our set at Filmistan Studios. A huge dome was erected and Urvashi sizzled like never before.”