The iconic song from the movie Bombay, Humma Humma, which had the nation swooning in the 90s has come to life once again courtesy Ok Jaanu. And the man who has sung the new version is the super talented Jubin Nautiyal. Sharing his happiness about having got a chance to officially sing one of Rahman’s classics, Jubin told indianexpress.com, “Rahman sir approved the song. I have been told that he liked my voice and the way I sung it.”
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.”
Watch | The Humma Song – OK Jaanu
While the original number had the sexy Sonali Bendre grooving to it, interspersed with scenes of Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala’s lovemaking, the new reprised version has Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor playing lovers while singing Humma Humma. “Aditya and Shraddha’s big break in Bollywood happened together. They share a sizzling chemistry and have done complete justice to the new version of Humma Humma,” said Jubin.
The singer sees the new version of Humma Humma as a collaborative effort and thanked the key members of his team for reacting the legendary song once again. “It’s a total teamwork. All of us including Tanishk Baagchi who has recreated the new song and Badshah who has rapped too. We were clear about what we were out to make and there was never any intention to copy the original one, which is nothing but truly iconic,” said Jubin.