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Akshay Kumar, Rakul Preet Singh speak about Cuttputlli’s first song ‘Saathiya’

The two stars are working together for the first time in the upcoming Disney+ Hotstar film directed by Ranjit M Tewari.

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The first song from the upcoming feature Cuttputlli (2022) is the love ballad ‘Saathiya’. Sung by Zahrah S Khan and Nikhil D’souza, the music and lyrics are by Tanishk Bagchi.

The colourful romantic song is set in England on what looks like a private airstrip where the two stars woo each other. Akshay and Singh are working together for the first time opposite one another.

The film’s lead actor Akshay Kumar called the track one of his favourites from the album and said, “We had a massive set built in London for this one, from cars to airplanes to even hot air balloon, we had it all. Rakul and I really enjoyed shooting this peppy romantic number. Tanishk has done an impressive job with the music of ‘Saathiya’. It’s the tune that you will listen to while driving and even groove at a party, it will grow on you and before you know you’re humming it.”

Bagchi added, “It was a different experience altogether to build this love song. I had a lot of fun producing this track along with the music supervisor Azeem Dayani, have added an African drop to this love song giving it a different feel than a typical Bollywood [commercial Hindi cinema] love song. Zahrah and Nikhil D'Souza's voices adds the fun yet soulful element to it. Saathiya has a very fun vibe and I hope that the audience enjoys this.”

Singh also echoed Akshay’s sentiments on the song and stated, “I think its a very refreshing melody, after very long I have heard a romantic melodious track. I truly believe that this will touch people’s hearts. The energy, the tune, the romance, the peppy upbeat romance that the song has is amazing. We shot this in beautiful locations with 10-11 [Range] Rovers and three-four big planes and us standing on top of the wings and dancing.”

She continued, “And I remember it was cold and I was in a corset but nevertheless i thought its come out well and its truly worth it and of course working with Akshay Sir and matching to his energy and Ganesh [Acharya] master choreographed it, so all in all I think I love this song and really hope that people like it.”

Produced by Vashu Bhagnani and Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh of Pooja Entertainment, Cuttputlli is directed by Ranjit M Tewari. The film features Akshay as a police officer to tries to understand the psyche of the serial killer.  

Cuttputlli is due to be premiered on 2 September on Disney+ Hotstar. Check out the song below and let us know if you are keen to see the film.

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