Laila O Laila better than Chikni Chameli: Ganesh Acharya


By Hindustan Times

As Mallika Sherawat steps into the shoes of ’70s siren Zeenat Aman to gyrate to the hit Qurbani (1980) number Laila O Laila in Tezz, Ganesh Acharya claims the item girl’s sultry outing will be better than Katrina’s super-hit song Chikni Chameli.

The choreographer, who has stepped up to play Amjad Khan’s part in the song, will be seen ogling at Mallika while playing the drums. “Laila O Laila will not be a Jalebi Bai or a Chikni Chameli, but a lot better,” says Acharya.

Ask him how he came to play Amjad Khan’s part in the song and he says, “I am a huge fan of Amjad Khan and this is a tribute to him. My personality is quite similar to his.” The song, sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, has been completely rewritten except for its title, and will have Mallika don three different looks.

The number has been shot in Mumbai with 100 dancers. Dancer Bulbul, who appeared in the original song in Qurbani, will also be seen in this version.