After two blockbusters Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om, Farah Khan is ready with her next directorial venture Tees Maar Khan starring Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Akshaye Khanna in lead roles. One of the highlights of the film is a special dance number filmed on Akshay, Katrina and Salman Khan (in a special appearance). The song was recently shot at Mumbai’s Film City and by the looks of it has all the makings of a chartbuster.
Speaking about this song, Farah says, “This is a special dance number called ‘Wallah Re Wallah‘. It’s a full-on qawalli set in a typical Muslim mohalla though I have also incorporated certain Moroccan elements. In the initial script, this song was to be set in a club but when Salman agreed to do the song, I thought of changing the setting. Salman, Akshay and Katrina are all seen in typical Muslim attire and we had a blast shooting for the song. I had done a qawalli in Main Hoon Na too but that was more of a Disco-qawalli, this one however is a full- on proper qawalli. The song is composed by Vishal-Shekhar and sung by Shreya Ghoshal, Raja Hassan and newcomer Kamaal Khan (Sa Re Ga Ma contestant).”
Farah also says that initially there were no plans of having Salman in the song but it was the media which kept putting up stories of Salman making a guest appearance in Tees Maar Khan so much so that Farah actually gave it a serious thought. “Yes…when Salman came on the sets of ‘Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega’, I asked him if he would do a special dance number in my film and he instantly agreed. He shot with us two full days and it was a complete blast on the sets. Salman and Akshay went completely mad dancing during the shoot and at times even started choreographing their own steps. They were like two small boys let loose from a boarding school. During one shot they removed their scarves and started using it as a towel to do Salman’s famous towel dance steps from Mujhse Shaadi Karoge. It was a total riot on the sets. Katrina has also never looked so pretty before. I’ve tried to dress her in a get up similar to that of Meena Kumari in Pakeezah with a sharara et al. She is looking really gorgeous.”
When we quizzed Farah about Salman cooking food for the unit, Farah says, “No…Salman didn’t cook food but he did get some yummy food for all of us. Even I got some Parsi delicacies for the entire unit during one day of the shoot. Like I said earlier, all of us had a complete blast.”
Going by what Farah says, this one indeed seems like one song, worth looking forward to.