December 20, 2016 5:20:30 pm
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 indianexpress.com, Manisha said, “I am very keen to see what they have done with the song. I hope it is as good as the original.”
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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.”
In an earlier interview with indianexpress.com, 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.
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.”
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