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The Jawaani Song from Student of the Year 2 gets a K-pop ‘dance cover’, Karan Johar shares video. Watch here

K-pop band IN2IT has made a cover for The Jawaani Song from Student of the Year 2 and producer Karan Johar is elated that the “world is hooked onto the Gili Gili Akha fever”.

bollywood Updated: Apr 28, 2019 13:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Jawani Song,Tiger Shroff,Ananya Panday
K-pop band IN2IT has performed a cover version of Tiger Shroff’s The Jawaani song from Student of the Year 2.

The first song of Student of the Year 2, The Jawani song, has garnered international attention as a K-pop ‘dance cover’ of the song surfaced online Sunday afternoon. The official Twitter handle of IN2IT, a South Korean boy group, shared the dance cover for the Bollywood chartbuster. Student of the Year 2 stars Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria.

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Sharing the video, producer Karan Johar tweeted, “It’s official, the world is hooked onto the ‘Gili Gili Akkha’ fever! @Official_IN2IT is killing it with #TheJawaaniSong!!!” The video features the audio of the Hindi song as the band members groove to the music.

The Hindi song was picturised on Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria, and is a remix of the song Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani from the 1972 film Jawani Diwani. It originally featured Randhir Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan.

The remix has been well-received by fans and has already garnered 50 million views on YouTube. Reacting to critics who didn’t like the fact that the original song had been tampered with, Randhir had said, “I feel there is no harm in recreating songs. The original track came out four decades ago. Many youngsters were not aware of the song, but today, everyone knows it because of the remix. [After the redux version released], they all went back and searched for the original song on the Internet. I haven’t seen the song, but I have heard it; it has a nice tune. Also, Karan has officially bought the rights of the number. So, his intentions are honest.”

The K-pop group, consisting of seven members - Yoo Jiahn, Jung Yeon-tae, Hwang In-ho, Han Hyun-uk, Lee In-pyo, Kim Sung-hyun and Isaac Voo - have performed live concerts in Mumbai and Delhi this year. Talking about the wide popularity of this genre of music, IN2IT member Jiahn told The Print recently , “People liking K-pop the most are the people of the younger generation, who are very used to images. It [K-pop] is less about texts and more imagery like film, and also digital.”

Directed by Punit Malhotra, The Student of the Year 2 is a sequel to Karan Johar’s 2012 film Student of the Yea and marks the debut of Ananya and Tara. The first film launched the careers of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra. Alia is set to make a special appearance in the new film in the song - Hook Up - in which she will dance with Tiger. Varun and Sidharth are also rumoured to make cameos. The film is slated for a May 10 release.

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First Published: Apr 28, 2019 13:26 IST