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Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria reunite for 'Masakali 2.0' music video

The pair first starred together in the Milap Zaveri drama, Marjaavaan (2019).

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After starring together in Marjaavaan (2019), Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria are looking to recreate their chemistry once again for the music video of Tanishk Bagchi's recreated version of 'Masakali'. The new version, 'Masakali 2.0' will update AR Rahman's composition from Delhi-6 (2009), written by Prasoon Joshi, in a contemporary style.

The duet 'Masakali 2.0' has been sung by Sachet Tandon and Tulsi Kumar, with additional lyrics by Bagchi. The music video, choreographed and directed by Adil Shaikh, features Malhotra and Sutaria sneaking into a hotel room for a romantic rendezvous and eventually getting caught.

"'Masakali' is an indoor song, which has more relevance today because all of us are staying in and staying safe, given the current situation," said Malhotra, adding that shooting it was a lot of fun. "That time, we unintentionally made a song on the same situation where two people are trying to stay indoors and had fun, did masti. That was the feeling on the set."

"Sid and I rehearsed only once but we managed to shoot the whole song so quickly and effortlessly, it was a breeze," Sutaria shared. "'Masakali' is such a loved song from Delhi-6 and it’s so catchy despite being a mid-tempo tune. I loved the original version and I think Bhushanji and Tanishk have re-imagined 'Masakali 2.0' beautifully. Tulsi and Sachet have given it a fun and sexy spin which I love! It’s amazing to have had yet another great song to work on.”

Singer Kumar, who sings for Sutaria in the new version, said, "The song from Delhi-6 holds a very special place in my heart because it was very unique and different when it came out back in the day. It had set trends because of its unique poetry that had never been heard before. This recreation by Tanishk Bagchi is shot on Sidharth and Tara so it isn't just an all-male version like the original track. The female part has been introduced in this, and it's great to be Tara's voice in this fun number. I hope it will entertain the audience, especially during this time of the lockdown and make them party in their homes.”

Meanwhile, Tandon, Malhotra's voice, added, “During the recording I had a flashback of the days when the original song had released and I remember I immediately fell in love with that song then. I've always focused on the 'feel part' of songs. While recording, the new sections in the song felt very groovy and contemporary, the singing style was quite dependent on the production of the song and I just felt I needed to be very vibrant and dynamic on the mic."

'Masakali 2.0', produced by Bhushan Kumar, will be released on the T-Series YouTube channel on 8 April.