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Norah Fatehi to be new 'Dilbar' in remake of iconic Sushmita Sen song

Fatehi will get to show her belly dancing skills in the remake that will be recreated by composer Tanishk Bagchi.

Mayur Lookhar

Recreating old songs has become a norm today. Director Milap Zaveri has picked the popular actress Sushmita Sen's song 'Dilbar' to be recreated in his upcoming film, Satyamev Jayate. The original from Sirf Tum (1999) was penned by Sameer and composed by Nadeem Shravan. Alka Yagnik had lent her voice to 'Dilbar'. The remake will see Nora Fatehi step into Sen’s shoes. Fatehi will get to show her belly dancing skills in the remake that will have an Arabic theme to it. The song is choreographed by Adil Sheikh. As per a source, the song will be recreated by composer Tanishk Bagchi.

Moroccon-Canadian actor-dancer Fatehi said in a statement, “Doing a remake of an iconic song is always nerve racking because you never know if you can actually do justice to it. Sushmita Sen was iconic in the song and I hope I match up to her. I’m so lucky to have got this chance and thankful that Nikkhil Advani sir, Bhushan Kumar sir and Milap Zaveri sir trusted me to be able to do a song like this. The take on the song is very unique and different. It’s going to be one of the most visually stunning songs, with amazing hypnotizing dance moves I am sure this song will become a rage with the audiences."

Satyamev Jayate is produced by Nikkhil Advani’s Emmay Entertainment and will be directed by Zaveri.

“Nora Fatehi’s belly dance on this iconic track is, in my opinion, going to be genre defining. The brief to choreographer Adil Sheikh was to create a clutter breaker. I think he has just surpassed all my expectations. 'Dilbar' is going to be one more reason to watch Satyameva Jayate on 15 August," said Advani.

Here is what director Milap Zaveri said, "'Dilbar' was a rage back then when it released and our new version is also going to be a rage. Bhushan sir has given Satyameva Jayate a dash of sizzle and glamour with this blockbuster song and Nora is terrific in it!"

Producer Bhushan Kumar added, "I still remember when the song was released back then it was an instant hit. Since a really long time I wanted to recreate this song with modern notes. The song appears in an important sequence of the film and the Arabic theme looks splendid."

Satyamev Jayate stars John Abraaham, Manoj Bajpayee, Amruta Khanvilkar, and Aisha Sharma, who makes her debut with he film. Satyamev Jayate will be released on 15 August.

Watch the original track below: