Street Dancer 3D: Varun Dhawan requested to be part of Muqabala song recreation

Updated: 23 December, 2019 09:57 IST | Upala KBR | Mumbai

Street Dancer 3D director Remo D'Souza says Muqabala recreation was to feature only Prabhudeva and Shraddha; Varun Dhawan requested to be included to make most of 'opportunity'

Varun Dhawan and Prabhudeva in Muqabala song
Varun Dhawan and Prabhudeva in Muqabala song

Days after mid-day had reported that Prabhudeva's 1994 hit track Muqabala was being recreated in Remo D'Souza's Street Dancer 3D, the director tells mid-day that the revisited version was to feature only the choreographer and actor Shraddha Kapoor.

"Shraddha was [meant to be] part of the song, but Varun was keen to feature in it too. He didn't want to miss the opportunity to dance with Prabhudeva on the iconic number. So, for the promotional [edit], we added one sequence that has him dance with Prabhudeva," D'Souza tells mid-day.

Well aware that he was revisiting a track associated with two artistes, AR Rahman and Prabhudeva — both being among biggest players in their fields — D'Souza did not treat his recreation frivolously. "We were to shoot the song in Dubai. As soon as we took the first shot, I did not feel good about it. I knew we had to make it bigger than we were being able to, at that point. So, I cancelled the shoot, returned to Mumbai to plan it better, and then shot it. Now, it looks grand."

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First Published: 23 December, 2019 07:40 IST

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