Imran moves to Aamir, SRK, Sallu’s tunes
Imran Khan will match steps of three illustrious Khans — Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman — in his next release, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. The title track of the film will see him imitating the signature moves of the trio in the song...bollywood Updated: Jul 30, 2011 20:33 IST
Imran Khan will match steps of three illustrious Khans — Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman — in his next release, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. The title track of the film will see him imitating the signature moves of the trio in the song, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan… Matrimonial Ki Aankhen… composed by Sohail Sen and shot over three days.
It will begin with Aamir’s famous Aati Kya Khandala… from Ghulam (1998), with a bit of Rang De Basanti (RDB, 2006) thrown in. “I saw Ghulam when I was 14. I remember the song more than the movie. It was one of those rare times when a hero did his own playback (singing). Mamu did a spectacular job with the lip sync,” says Imran. “RDB is another milestone, as for the first time, I felt a film was speaking for the ‘intelligent’ youth of our country.”
Next, Salman is idolised in his classic ‘belt hook’ avatar from Dabangg (2010). “Fortunately, it was a simple step and the connect with Salman is obvious, as is the towel pulling move from Mujhse Shaadi Karoge (2004) — which is full-on filmi. It transports you back to one of our best remembered cinematic moments,” smiles Imran, who next clambers on a train to dance atop it à la Dil Se (1998), SRK ‘ishtyle’.
But the actor admits it wasn’t a smooth ride. The train would slow down or speed up suddenly, and bounce along the tracks. “With every jerk, there was the danger of falling off. But Chaiyya Chaiyya… is an iconic song in terms of composition, choreography, the way it’s been filmed, sung (Sukhvinder Singh) and performed by Shah Rukh and Malaika (Arora Khan).
Any Bollywood movie buff recalls it vividly,” he reasons. There’s also a flashback to Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ, 1995) with a ‘bridal’ Taciane Matos pulling him into a speeding train, in a role reversal. “We shot it at the same station where DDLJ’s climax was shot,” he says. Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, another Yash Raj production, is slated to release on September 9. The film marks the directorial debut of Ali Abbas Zafar.