MUMBAI—The makers of “Baaghi 2” have recreated the popular Punjabi track, “Mundiyan To Bach Ke,” originally performed by Labh Janjua and penned by Channi Singh, for the sequel featuring Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani.
“Everybody is recreating Punjabi songs and ‘Mundiyan To Bach Ke’ was the mother of all songs released earlier, like ‘Kala Chashma’ or ‘Teri To, Teri Ta, Hamesha Yaad Satave.’ I decided to go ahead with this one, as it connects easily with the masses and is a fun number to groove. All of us had a blast shooting for it,” said director-choreographer Ahmed Khan, who filmed it in a Mumbai studio last month.
While they have retained the hook line, Ginny Diwan has rewritten the Punjabi lyrics in Hindi. “Sandeep Shirodkar has remixed the music and Rahul Shetty, who had earlier choreographed ‘Beat Pe Booty’ and is now directing a track for ‘Race 3,’ has given the songs its moves. It is set at a wedding, and I asked him to add some Punjabi ‘tadka’ to the number,” added Khan.
Shroff, whose hunky look has been grabbing eyeballs, was ready to go to any lengths for this song. His leading lady has been shot like a quintessential heroine, and Ahmed is gung-ho about their sizzling chemistry.
“I wanted Tiger and Disha to give us the typical hero-heroine expressions, and this amused them in the beginning. But two days into the song they got into the groove and even contributed with their own expressions and fun elements to the choreography. It was something new for both Disha and Tiger, and I kept laughing at her, but she really surprised me. Even the backup dancers connected with the song immediately and as soon as it started playing they were ready for action and reaction,” Ahmed said with a chuckle.
Co-produced by Fox Star Studios and Sajid Nadiadwala under Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, “Baaghi 2” is slated to release on Mar. 30.