Have you guys checked #KhiltiKali from @baajithefilm out yet? (The link's in my bio so what's your excuse?) Taha Malik introduced me to the original sung by Runa Laila for the 1972 film Sabaq... little did I know I'd be featured in its kick-ass remix just over a year later!
This was an amazing experience for so many reasons: I was reunited with ace choreographer Wahab Shah after Balu Mahi, I got the opportunity to work with maestro @tahamalik who's turned this track into such a BANGER, be the Atul to his Ajay (I was the additional lyricist for the song, & the male vocals/rap you hear are mine and Taha's) - everything from @anilamurtaza's styling to @mmurtazaa's set were so spot on. And of course, Zeb's infectious energy makes me want to play this on an infinite loop.
But nothing trumps getting the opportunity to dance alongside two divas: Meera & my partner in crime Amna Ilyas.
So what are you waiting for - go watch Khilti Kali, and turn the volume UP.
Baaji releases in cinemas June 28, 2019.
Photography by the inimatable @tapujaveri
3 months ago
@aamnailyas who replicates the eye movements (check the original) at the bar counter gives the song just the right dose of sensuality and glamour. 60s and 70s were the eras when lollywood churned out hundreds of club songs that were picturized using hideous props and wigs but they pretty much topped the charts. Naheed Akhtar got the maximum number of club songs followed by Madam and then Runa laila. #KhiltiKali is Runas song originally which is redone by @zebbangash in her signature style. Runa Laila was a bigger sensation than Naheed as she hailed from Bangladesh and sang for both India and Pakistan. She had also recorded songs with Kishore Kumar And Mohamnad Rafi in the 70s and 80s.
Today these songs may not be the best sight for the eyes but they are still catchy. Glad that people like @saqibmalik33 are bringing these songs back to spotlight.
Remixes are done to death in India but I still await the day when our new films will make way for songs like Tarasta hai yeh dil, ankh lari bado badi, Bijli Bhari hai, mein ho gayi dildar ki and many more gems.
For now.. I cant wait to see @aamnailyas@meerajeeofficial and @aclockworkobi rocking this classic on the big screen on 28th June.
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