Munni Badnaam Hui… topped the charts in 2010. And since last Friday, which is when Dabangg 2 went on the floors, rumours have suggested that Salman Khan and sister-in-law Malaika Arora Khan can soon be expected to come together for another item number called Pandeyji Maare Seeti….
Quiz composer Wajid on the subject and he says that both the stars will do item songs, but he doesn’t confirm whether they will be dancing to any track together.
“You can’t leave Munni out of Dabangg 2, but where and when she comes in is a surprise,” he says, adding that he and his partner Sajid have almost finished composing the score. “We’ve locked on three songs. Arbaaz bhai is not a confused debutant director, he knows what he wants. Salman bhai and he are happy with the songs.”
The duo flagged off their career with the track Teri Jawaani… from the Salman Khan-starrer Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998. Since then, they’ve worked with him in 15 films. “He’s like an older brother. Having observed him over the years, we know his personality traits that subconsciously get incorporated into our tracks.”
Wajid has also composed a third song, which will apparently star a top actor. Incidentally, there was also some speculation about Kareena Kapoor doing an item number in Dabangg 2. But Wajid is unaware: “We’ve also heard that Kareena could be coming on board, she would rock it! Salman, Malaika and Kareena are so convincing on screen that any song can seem tailor-made for them.”
Ask him whether the Dabangg 2 track will outperform RA.One’s Chammak Challo… and Wajid retorts, “Every song has its own charm. All I can say is that after our song, everyone will want one like it.”