By Hindustan Times
Mumbai, Oct. 22 -- Music composer Bappi Lahiri, who has composed the sensual song 'Ooh la la...' in The Dirty Picture, admits he didn't expect to see Vidya Balan in such a raunchy avatar.
"Before the song, I don't think any of her fans could have ever imagined her looking as sexy and glamourous as this," he says, adding, "The way the film has been picturised is awesome."
Ask whether he thinks the song has chances of creating the same excitement that Malaika Arora Khan's 'Munn badnaam hui...' (Dabangg, 2010) and Katrina Kaif's 'Sheila ki jawaani...' (Tees Maar Khan, 2010) did and Lahiri retorts, "'Ooh la la...' has already become a craze. It will rock the nation." The music composer, who's working with director Milan Luthria for the second time, says, "Milan is my lucky director. Earlier, I had sung a song, 'Bomai nagaria...' for his Taxi Number 9211 (2006), which topped the charts for a long time."
The yesteryears composer reined the marquee in the '80s with his compositions in films like Namak Halal (1982), Sharabi (1984) and Ghayal (1990). Claiming to be the pioneer of disco tracks in Hindi film music, the 58year-old says, "I will be remembered for another 25 years for 'Ooh la la...'"
The Dirty Picture shows Vidya in her boldest image yet, and is modelled on the life of the south Indian actor Silk Smitha, who rose to fame thanks to her provocative roles, many of which which showed her semi-nude. The semi-nude. The film also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi.