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Composer Pritam delighted that Afghan Jalebi is a success

The song Afghan Jalebi from Kabir Khan's new film Phantom has become a massive hit on YouTube, garnering close to 13 million hits. And one person who is absolutely delighted is the song's composer Pritam.

music Updated: Sep 09, 2015 10:43 IST
Afghan Jalebi

Pritam has composed music for many hit Hindi films such as Cocktail, Desi Boyz, Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai, New York, Love Aaj Kal, Singh Is King and Jab We Met.

The song Afghan Jalebi from Kabir Khan's espionage drama Phantom has become a massive hit on YouTube, garnering close to 13 million hits. And one person who is absolutely delighted is the song's composer Pritam. The Bollywood music director is particularly happy about the song's success despite not featuring in the promotions of the film and neither has Katrina danced in the song sequence.

The song's video has garnered close to 13 million hits on YouTube. Composed by Pritam and sung by Pakistani singer Asrar, the song features Katrina Kaif, who plays the lead role in the film along with Saif Ali Khan.

"Yes Afghan Jalebi has received close to 13 million hits... It's in an action film, so the song was neither in the forefront of promotion and nor did it have Katrina dance in the video because of restriction in the character according to the film, and fairly so," he said in an email interview.



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Katrina Kaif in a scene from Afghan Jalebi in Phantom.

The composer says that although the song did not get "support" from the film's success, it managed to top the charts.

"...And following the release too, it did not get support of the success of the movie too as it's not a highlight in the movie, though it's very intelligently placed in the background... so yes, I'm very happy with the song's performance.

"The fact that it managed to break through inspite of all these hurdles and get hits over a crore views in less than a month is superb," he added.



Watch Afghan Jalebi here:

Phantom, which revolves around global terrorism, is an adaptation of the novel Mumbai Avengers and is based on events post-26/11 Mumbai terror attack. It released on August 28.