Om Puri shoots for an item number
'Chak De Phatte', cries out loud choreographer Pony Verma to Om Puri while shooting for 'Shama Shama Jalti Hai'. Yes, get ready to see Om Puri in comic yet sensuous item number. The item song is a part of Om Puri's forthcoming film Mere Baap…Pehle Aap directed by Priyadarshan. “It's a hard-hitting song which I am sure will be big hit in various club,” says Pony.
The song is a dream sequence where Om Puri travels at different places in Goa. A new dusky girl named Vineeta from Delhi is paired opposite Puri in the song. “Om Puri has donned three different looks and looks cute while singing rap sequences. It was a hilarious sight watching him sing English words in his Punjabi accented voice. He would give his best crying 'Come on Baby' and we would burst out to laughter,” informs Pony.
During the four days of shoot at Goa, Omji felt extremely shy to dance with hot and sizzling girls around him. But all thanks to his wife who would encourage him to come out of shell and dance without any kind of hesitation.
Says Pony, “I remember he would refuse to dance on the yacht, in the middle of the sea, as he was not all that comfortable. But, I must say he had done a wonderful job. He would at times sit at the corner and look at the girls dancing. When asked about the memorable moments while shooting she says, “Oh! We had a gala time. We would have a laughter riot looking at Omji cutely sitting at the corner watching these girls dancing as he would get very uneasy at every sequence when some girl would come close to him.”
She further adds, “It was once in a lifetime opportunity working with the legend himself. However, in the beginning, the news of me working with Omji definitely took me by surprise and I was a bit apprehensive about how it's going to happen…but things worked pretty well.”