Follow Us:
Monday, August 15, 2022

If new Humma Humma is not as good as the original, I do object: Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala feels there is no harm in remaking iconic songs if they are done well.

Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai |
December 20, 2016 5:20:30 pm


humma humma, manisha koirala humma humma, manisha koirala original humma humma, Manisha Koirala, Manisha Koirala bombay, Manisha Koirala reaction humma humma, clebs reactions humma humma, ok jaanu humma humma, ok jaanu songs, manisha koirala on recreated songs, manisha koirala news, manisha koirala updates, bollywood news, bollywood updates, entertainment news, indian express, indian express news Actress Manisha Koirala is yet to see the recreated version of Humma Humma.

Actress Manisha Koirala had the nation swooning when she teamed up with Arvind Swamy for Humma Humma in Mani Ratnam’s Bombay, released in 1995. More than two decades later, the song has been remade for Ok Jaanu and the new version has Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor playing lovers.

Manisha, who is yet to see the song, expressed hope that it is as good as the original number. Talking to, Manisha said, “I am very keen to see what they have done with the song. I hope it is as good as the original.”

Also read | Ok Jaanu’s ‘The Humma Song’: Aditya Roy Kapur is drooling hot, Shraddha Kapoor kills with her moves, watch video

Subscriber Only Stories
UPSC Essentials: Key terms of the past week with MCQsPremium
ExplainSpeaking | India at 75: 11 charts to understand how far India has ...Premium
Why a majority of Muslims opposed Jinnah’s idea of Partition and stayed o...Premium
Delhi Confidential: Who will hoist the Tricolour at the AICC headquarters...Premium

The feisty actress, however, was frank enough to say that she would have her objections if the new version is not as good as the orginal number. When asked of iconic songs should be remade, Manisha told us, “If it is done well why not? If not then I do object.”

The new Humma Humma version has been slammed by fans on social media with majority pointing out that the new version is not even close to the original one. Badshah, who rapped for the new version, became the subject of many memes with some writing, “I liked Badshah when it was a masala.”

More from the world of Entertainment:


In an earlier interview with, singer Jubin Nautiyal who has sung lead male vocals revealed about A R Rahman appreciating his voice and his rendition. “Rahman sir approved the song. I have been told that he liked my voice and the way I sung it,” Jubin told us.


Also read | Humma Humma: Remo Fernandes damns the OK Jaanu song as pale, insipid

One of the major aspects Jubin kept in mind while singing the number was to sing it in his own style rather than aping the original song. “I was prepared when I approached to sing the number. All of us have sung this song in our childhood either in school or college. I wanted to sing in my own style. I have a different style of singing. I have made sure to not make the song sound too loud. Keeping the mood of the song in mind, I have given it a sensous vibe.”

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 20-12-2016 at 05:20:30 pm

Featured Stories