Swag Se Swagat

The “Swag Se Swagat” song featuring Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan is the first released song of their upcoming film “Tiger Zinda Hai.” The film releases on Dec. 22. (Tiger Zinda Hai/Twitter photo) 

MUMBAI—Salman Khan’s “Tiger Zinda Hai” has broken the Internet with its action-packed trailer and songs! The film’s first released song, “Swag Se Swagat,” has set quite a few digital records. It has become the fastest Hindi film song to clock a 100 million-plus views, setting a new benchmark in the digital world.

Featuring the film’s lead pair, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif flaunting their dance moves on a visually stunning Grecian island, the song features dancers from all over the world, pulling off street-style dance moves. Composed by Vishal and Shekhar and written by Irshad Kamil, Dadlani and Neha Bhasin have sung this dance number. The song, in ten days, clocked 10 million-plus streams across music streaming and on Nov. 22, the video set YouTube on fire by becoming the world’s most viewed video in 24 hours.

Speaking about the record-breaking run of the song, director Ali Abbas Zafar said, “It feels great when people like your work and your effort. We set out to create a song that would resonate universally and spread the message of love, peace, and brotherhood. It feels great to see the way people have reacted to the song and given it so much love. It’s the party anthem of the festive season, and we had an absolute blast creating it.”

The fans of the two actors in the Middle-East are also in for a surprise as an Arabic version of “Swag Se Swagat” was released on Dec. 15. Sung by Rabih Baroud and Brigitte Yaghi, it has the same tune and high energy. Speaking about this Arabic version, Zafar said, “As the song is a chartbuster here in India, and the film is shot in the Middle-East and focuses on a major issue that affects the region, we were very keen to engage with audiences there. Dubbing the song in a local language is a way to connect with audiences there, as Hindi films have huge appeal there and Salman Khan is the biggest superstar in the region.”

The song’s lyrics call for brotherhood and peace in the world. Lyricist Mohammad Jad Malak has translated the original words to Arabic. In collaboration with master gate music services by Ziad Karimeh in Lebanon, the international version is now out. watch both the versions here.

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