B-town buzz: Salman Khan drops out Rahat Fateh Ali Khan; Bhumi Pednekar apologises

Updated: Nov 08, 2019, 18:17 IST | The Hitlist Team | Mumbai

Salman Khan did a rethink to avoid a controversy about having Pakistani singers rendering Bollywood tracks

Salman Khan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Salman Khan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Salman Khan has dropped Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's rendition of the Naina Lade track from his upcoming film Dabangg 3. Yesterday, the star shared the audio of the song on Twitter and wrote, "Yeh hai hamara romantic andaaz... suniye aur maze lijiye with Naina Lade (sic)." Composed by Sajid-Wajid, the song has now been sung by Javed Ali. Rahat had lent his voice to the Naina tracks in the first two outings of the franchise. Salman did a rethink to avoid controversy about having Pakistani singers rendering Bollywood tracks.

We have only heard the audio but are yet to see the video. The biggest strength of the first two Dabangg films was the way the directors filmed the songs. And another major factor that fueled the film further was the leading man's persona, a blend of charm and crookedness. We have listened to two songs so far, but are yet to see the videos.

Is this a new marketing strategy by the makers to arouse further excitement among the fans, or will they release the videos later? Anyway, the film is all set to release on December 20 and fans are expecting this would be another blockbuster by Salman Khan.

Beyond the line of control

Bhumi

Bhumi Pednekar has reportedly apologised for the controversial monologue on marital rape in her upcoming film, Pati Patni Aur Woh. Ever since the trailer of Mudassar Aziz's movie, starring Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Panday released earlier this week, netizens have slammed the makers for the dialogues that joke about marital rape. In the trailer, Aaryan says, "Biwi se sex maang lein, toh hum bhikaari. Biwi ko sex mana kar dein, toh atyachaari... kissi tarah sex haasil kar lein, na toh balaatkaari
bhi hum hain!"

Now reports suggest that this volatile dialogue may be edited out of the final cut to avoid any further pandemonium. For the uninitiated, this film is a remake of the 1978 comedy of the same name that dealt with extra-marital relationship and infidelity. The makers have given the narrative a small-town twist and infused the plot with some heartland humour.

The chemistry of the three leads seems to have done the trick and the film is all set to release on December 6, 2019, and clash with Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon’s Panipat. Which film will you watch first?

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