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Shraddha Kapoor turns 30: 7 impressive songs featuring the actress

Shraddha Kapoor has had her share of hits, misses and jibes in the nine years she has been part of Hindi cinema.

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Keyur Seta

Shraddha Kapoor entered the industry as a bubbly young woman with Leena Yadav’s Teen Patti (2010). Almost a decade later, she retains the image even as she turns 30.

In the nine years that she has been part of the Hindi film industry, Shraddha Kapoor has had her share of hits and misses. She has also been the target of jibes of nepotism, given that she is the daughter of veteran actor Shakti Kapoor, and about her acting and signing.

Through it all, Kapoor has stuck on, ignoring the jibes and focusing on her work. In these nine years, she has also been part of some memorable songs.

On her 30th birthday today, we revisit seven impressive songs from films featuring Shraddha Kapoor.

'Chahun Main Ya Naa' — Aashiqui 2 (2013)

It is very difficult to pick out just one song from this Mohit Suri directorial. Aashqui 2, where Shraddha Kapoor was paired with Aditya Roy Kapur, is a rare album in today’s times where all the songs were impressive and continue to be so.

Composed by Jeet Gangulli and written by Irshad Kamil, ‘Tu Hi Yeh Mujhko Bata De’ is not just a sweet and moving romantic number. It also goes with the nature of both characters and takes their story forward in the film. Arijit Singh and Palak Muchhal were pitch perfect here.

'Khul Kabhi' — Haider (2014)

Some songs make a greater impact when seen in the context of the film. If you haven’t seen Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider, chances are ‘Khul Kabhi’ might not appeal to you as much, especially if you are listening to it for the first time.

But the impact will be just the very opposite if you have seen the film and heard the song while watching the majestic visuals of snowy Kashmir. The song grows on you as you listen to it repeatedly. Arijit Singh’s voice is haunting and he takes you into a different zone altogether. 

'Galliyan' — Ek Villain (2014)

Shraddha Kapoor and director Mohit Suri came together to create another hit in the form of Ek Villain after Aashiqui 2. And like in the 2013 film, the music album of this one also became a hit, not just for one song.

Ankit Tiwari does full justice to the feelings of Sidharth Malhotra's character for Shraddha Kapoor. Tiwari was also the music composer here. The violin interlude after the second verse is just un-missable!

'Sun Saathiya' — ABCD 2 (2015) 

'Sun Saathiya’ starts off as a soft, romantic number sung earnestly by Priya Saraiya for Shraddha Kapoor. But after some time we find out that it is not just any romantic number. The tempo gradually increases and it becomes a foot-tapping number, helped by Divya Kumar’s vocals, who sings for Varun Dhawan's character. The other highlight of the song video Shraddha Kapoor’s effortless and graceful moves.

'Cham Cham' — Baaghi (2016)

Shraddha Kapoor is probably the contemporary actress to feature in the most rain songs. The actress herself pointed this out in one of her interviews as a joke. So, our list would have been incomplete without a single rain song of hers. 

‘Cham Cham’ from Baaghi is one of Kapoor's most popular rain songs. It’s an energetic dance number enhanced by the foot-tapping tune. Monali Thakur’s vocals suit the nature of the song as well as Shraddha Kapoor’s character of a bubbly young woman in the action film starring Tiger Shroff. 

'Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga' — Half Girlfriend (2017)

Mohit Suri’s Half Girlfriend received neither critical acclaim nor box-office success. But some tracks in the film did become hits. ‘Main Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga’ hit the right chords in the audience’s hearts, becoming the perfect expression for relentless one-sided love.

The song was tailor-made for Arijit Singh, with his image of a specialist for singing deep, painful, romantic songs. He did not disappoint listeners.

'Milegi Milegi' — Stree (2018)

Some songs have the power to perk you up and force you to sway no matter how tired or down you are. 'Milegi Milegi’ from Stree is one such.

Composer duo Sachin-Jigar were in terrific form here. The song's effect is enhanced if you also watch the video in which Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao put on an energetic display along with the other characters from the superhit horror comedy. So much so that you are prepared to ignore Mika Singh's Punjabi accent in a song with a Rajasthani setting.