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New Delhi, Sep 25 : Anu Malik sang the original “Oonchi hai building” from Salman Khan starrer “Judwaa”, and he has also sung the track’s recreated version picturised on Varun Dhawan for “Judwaa 2”. The singer-composer says he’s impressed by the younger star.

“I sang this song for Salman Khan and now I have sung it for Varun Dhawan. Salman will always be a superstar. Salman took the song to a different level, but when I saw the (recreated version of the) song I also found a new superstar in Varun,” Malik told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

Malik sang the original number when he was 34 years old and now 20 years later, he has come up with “Oonchi hai building 2.0”, which he has done as a duet with singer Neha Kakkar. The “Lift teri bandh hai” song — the recreated track — currently has over 32,000,000 views on Youtube.

Malik says no major changes have been made to the song, which is picturised on Varun and actresses Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu.

“We have just changed the beat to make it more contemporary,” he added.

Asked how he feels about the appreciation the recreated version is receiving, Malik said: “I feel very elated because with the song which we recorded 20 years ago, we had no clue what we were doing. We just knew that we wanted to make a hit number. I was encouraged by Sajid Nadiadwala and David Dhawan… After 20 years, he makes ‘Judwaa 2’ and calls me again and uses my tunes and says, ‘Anu, I want you to sing for Varun'”.

“The best compliment Sajid gave me was by saying ‘We struck gold by taking you for the song’, and David gave me a message ‘You are true hero’ of ‘Judwaa 2’… The song released and got 18 million views in just three days. Sajid told me that this is also a reaffirmation of your voice because you have got more credit this time than last time,” he added.

“Judwaa 2” is being presented by Fox Star Studios. It is releasing on September 29.

On the work front, Malik is also working on the entire score of filmmaker J.P. Dutta’s upcoming movie “Paltan”. (IANS)

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Dancers in our Country Struggle a Lot: Varun Dhawan

Bollywood Actor Varun Dhawan says India will take over global dance scene in next 10 years

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Bollywood Actor Varun Dhawan feels that India is one of the best countries when it comes to dance. Wikimedia Commons

Actor Varun Dhawan will next be seen in the dance movie “Street Dancer 3D”, and is these days heaping praise on the dancing talent of the country. He claims over the next ten years, India will take over the global dance scene.

“The kind of talent Indian dancers have, I can say proudly we are one of best countries when it comes to dance. In the next 10 years, India is going to take over the dance scene. Dancers in our country struggle a lot because dance never used to be considered as a profession,” said Varun Dhawan, at the launch of the song “Garmi” from “Street Dancer 3D” in Mumbai. He was accompanied by co-actor Nora Fatehi, the film’s director Remo D’Souza and producer Lizelle D’Souza.

He added: “I have spent so much time with dancers — and Remo sir is one of them — because he started as a background dancer. It gets really tough when parents of dancers or society don’t look at dance as a career. They (Parents) feel that their kids are damaging their family’s reputation by dancing because it is not work.

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“Dancers in our country struggle a lot because dance never used to be considered as a profession,” said Varun Dhawan. Wikimedia Commons

I feel that it’s work. They (dancers) travel to train in the morning and then reach their dancing venues. Sometimes they practice on the road, so this film is dedicated to all the dancers because if you can feel the music then anybody can dance.”

“Street Dancer 3D” will clash with the Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari-directed “Panga”, starring Kangana Ranaut, on January 24, about which Varun said: “Ashwiny and (her husband and filmmaker) Nitesh sir are people I have met on a few occasions. Kangana (Ranaut) is someone I have known for a lot of years and I admire her work. I feel both films are very different and we are in 2020, so I think we shouldn’t think about box-office clash. I feel people should watch both the films. This film (‘Street Dancer 3D’) genuinely marks my return to doing films for kids. For the longest time, I did not made a film for kids and when I say kids, there is a kid inside all of us so. So, this film is for all of you. I hope kids and parents will have a good time watching the film.”

“Street Dancer 3D” highlights India-Pakistan issues through the scope of dance and music.

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Talking about the film’s message, Varun said: “Our characters in the film are dancing for India, and (they are) Pakistani immigrants. I think your motive behind being a dancer matters, and it drove me to do the film. Dance is not only for enjoyment but through the medium you can express a lot and you can change lives. In our country, when a kid is born or at birthday parties and at weddings, we dance a lot. I feel we are a very expressive dancing nation.”

“Street Dancer 3d” stars Varun Dhawan with Shraddha Kapoor, Nora Fatehi, and Prabhu Deva. (IANS)