After Salman Khan’s voice-over for the first teaser, it’s now Sonakshi Sinha’s turn to shine. The actor is gearing up for her first special appearance in a Gokulashtami song for Akshay Kumar’s home production Oh My God. It will be filmed in Mumbai over five days. Prabhudheva, who directed Akshay in Rowdy Rathore (2012), will choreograph the moves in Go Go Govinda and even match steps with Sonakshi.
Sonakshi says Akshay only had to get her to listen to the Shreya Ghoshal song, composed by Himesh Reshammiya, to get her nod.
“Almost immediately, my feet started tapping and I knew I’d have a blast dancing, more so since Prabhu sir will be my partner. I thoroughly enjoy working with him and not everyone is fortunate to get to shake a leg with one of the best dancers in our country,” she says.
Isn’t she nervous?
“No, she’s raring to go. I’m the one who’s apprehensive because after RR, expectations will be sky-high,” Prabhudheva chips in. “We have to live up to
earlier chartbusters like Govinda ala re (Bluff Master, 1963) and Mach gaya shor… (Khuddar, 1982). Fortunately, the lyrics are easy to pick up and the tune is very catchy. Go go Govinda will be full-on dance masti,” he adds.
To shoot the song sequence, 400 dancers will be flown down from Chennai and fitted with costumes tailored by Prabhudheva’s trusted designer Jimmy Marigold. Rain machines and 15 water tankers will be used, while the flowers are being sourced from outside Mumbai since the orders are so large.
And while Akshay, whose Grazing Goat is producing the film, will be on vacation, Sonakshi is making sure she makes up for his absence with loads of enthusiasm.
“I’m just two films old and it’s a little overwhelming to be asked to do something like this,” she says, adding that her favourite item number is Chaiyya chaiyya from Dil Se.. (1998).
“Who would have thought of dancing atop a moving train? My song isn’t on a train, but it’s got a different flavour from the item songs you see today. It’s not just about wearing skimpy clothes and gyrating around 100 men. It is an all-out tapori track with a dhamaal Gokulashtami feel to it!”