Imitation is supposed to be the best form of flattery, but pop icon Shakira will probably not be too flattered with starlet Rituu Sachdeva’s attempt at creating a ‘remix’ of Shakira’s cult football anthem,
, the inspired ‘remix’ gently fuses the two words into
. So you get Shakira singing the same song, except, in place of
you hear Sachdeva’s melodious two-word rendition of
. And instead of
This time for Africa
, you hear
This time for India
Sachdeva, best known for filing a police complaint against a producer for threatening to throw acid on her face (no, it wasn’t because he didn’t like the remix), has gone out of her way to inspire our cricket team. As soon as the first chorus of
ends, the starlet has flawlessly added A R Rahman’s
to the song.
Not commercial release
The starlet has even been quoted as saying that the song “is not a commercial release. We don’t intend to make any money out of it”. She clarifies on the onset that the song aims at promoting cricket on not just India, but the entire world.
“With allegations of spot fixing and match fixing and corruption in the administration of cricket, I thought an inspirational and patriotic track was the need of the hour,” Sachdeva says about her own inspirational and patriotic track, “So I made my own remix at home with my limited knowledge of music.”
Sachdeva is looking to inspire future generations of Indian cricketers not just through her music, but also through her Shakira-esque dance. At the end of the song, the starlet also does her bit for the Indian army, through a ‘Jai hind’ march. The ‘raw footage’ of the dance can be found on YouTube.
It is not yet known whether Shakira and Rahman approve of their very first, unintended collaboration.