'Monsoon Wedding' song 'Kawa Kawa' recreated for Farhan Akhtar's 'Lucknow Central'
The makers of 'Lucknow Central' are recreating the popular shaadi song, 'Kawa Kawa', from 'Monsoon Wedding' (2001) for the Ranjit Tiwari directorial starring Farhan Akhtar
Run through the recent chartbusters and you'll notice Bollywood's obsession with recreating popular old songs for new projects. After Tamma Tamma Again (Badrinath Ki Dulhania, 2017), The Humma Song (OK Jaanu, 2017) and Raabta (Raabta, 2017) among others, the makers of Farhan Akhtar's Lucknow Central are the latest to jump on the bandwagon.
The makers are recreating the popular shaadi song, Kawa Kawa from Monsoon Wedding (2001) for the Ranjit Tiwari directorial. While Sukhwinder Singh had crooned the original, the new track will be composed by Arjuna Harjaie with lyrics by Kumaar and vocals by Divya Kumar.
A still from Monsoon Wedding
Confirming the news to mid-day, producer Nikkhil Advani says, "We wanted an anthem song for the film. Farhan, Ajit Andhare [COO, Viacom 18] and I were debating whether we should go with an original number or pick up an existing chartbuster. We zeroed in on Kawa Kawa as it is popular even today. It is played at all sangeet and dance parties."
He further explains that the new song will be an out-and-out peppy number. Question him whether Farhan, who is known for his singing skills, was considered to croon the song and Nikkhil says, "Farhan was against the idea. He didn't want it as Divya has sung another song in the film and we wanted to maintain uniformity with regard to the voice."
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