Priyanka Chopra set to pay tribute to Amitabh Bachchan
Actress's outfit in a special number has LED lights fitted to it
In a first, Priyanka Chopra will be seen dancing to a special number in Sanjay Gupta'sShootout At Wadala, titled Babli Badmaash. And, in keeping with the theme of the film, the retro-style track is an ode to the energetic 80s. Sunidhi Chauhan has lent her voice to the song, which has been composed by Anu Malik, written by Kumaar and choreographed by Ahmed Khan.
Says Ekta Kapoor, "Priyanka's first association with Balaji had to be special. We went through numerous tracks before finalising on what we all felt was a winner. Priyanka has taken it to a new level and will become synonymous with Babli."
However, the most interesting and attractive feature of the song is the costume, designed by Manish Malhotra. It's a tribute to Amitabh Bachchan's famous bulb outfit from Yaarana (1981), with a modern twist. It's made of leather and rubber (reminiscence of Zeenat Aman's slinky gowns) and has LED lights fitted to it, which accentuate Priyanka's sexy curves.
The actress, who's ecstatic about it, says she can't wait for the audience's reaction. "I had a blast shooting for it. I love the track and I'm excited to work with Ekta, Sanjay, Ahmed, Anu sir and the rest of the team," she says. Says Sanjay, "Priyanka has rocked Babli Badmaash. Her enthusiasm is unlike that of any other actress I've worked with."
Shootout At Wadala, produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and White Feather Films, releases May 1 .