One has heard stories of one actor taking on his counterpart from some other film in cases of professional rivalry. However, seldom does one see something like this happening within the same film. What also makes it even more surprising and quite rare is when it’s the case of the leading man taking on an actress who has been roped in for a special song and dance affair.
“However this is what has happened in case of Dum Maaro Dum“, informs a source who has been closely following the chain of events related to the film, “It was a given that the film would have a top actress gyrating to an item number for the film. The chosen song was the re-arranged version of the classic ‘Dum Maaro Dum‘ and Deepika Padukone managed to make the cut. The song was kept in news right through the making of the film and has now been released in the biggest way possible during the World Cup. It is all turning out to be a rage.”
However, this is where the other angle comes into picture. If one would have thought that Bipasha Basu, the official leading lady of the film, would have raised a hue and cry around her missing out on all the action then that was not the case. Instead, the man who was actually considered by the makers to step up from the front and get his own jig going to give Deepika some competition was Abhishek Bachchan.
“Abhishek and Rohan Sippy, the film’s director, are childhood buddies and he worked in his debut directorial venture Kuch Naa Kaho when both were just starting off. The film flopped but the relationship continued with Bluffmaster. This is where Abhishek crooned ‘Ek Main Aur Ek Tu Hai‘ which turned into a chartbuster”, continues the source, “It was imperative that along with Deepika’s ‘Dum Maaro Dum‘, a special number by Abhishek too had to be incorporated into the film. There was no going back on that.”
Pronto an SOS was sent to composer Pritam and a song was designed that suited AB Baby’s personality as well as singing style. Lyricist Jaideep Sahni was entrusted with the responsibility of penning the lyrics of this rap song that makes a social statement while taking a dig upon Ministers, cops, goons as well as corruption.
When contacted, composer Pritam did confirm that there was a requirement for an Abhishek number. “Yes, it is a special song which is titled ‘Thayn Thayn‘”, says Pritam, “It has a funky groove to it and Abhishek has cracked it. I was amazed that he could catch the nuances so well.”
Now it has to be seen whether Abhishek’s ‘Thayn Thayn‘ turns the heat on Deepika’s ‘Dum Maaro Dum‘.