Malaika Arora says Chaiyya Chaiyya should not be recreated: “Let The Original Be”
In an interview, Malaika Arora said that the iconic song 'Chaiyya Chaiyya'from 'Dil Se' should not be recreated
Malaika Arora rose to fame with the song Chaiyya Chaiyya from Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se which released in 1998, the video also featured Shah Rukh Khan. Recently, the diva said that the popular song should never be recreated and we couldn’t agree more.
Talking to IANS, Malaika Arora spoke about Chaiyya Chaiyya’s recreation and said, “When you play that song, you can’t help but get up and dance. It is an iconic song. When I shot the song, Geeta (Kapur) was assisting Farah (Khan) at that time. I used to study under Terence (Lewis), Geeta assisted me on that dance. It was nice. We felt that ‘let’s just go for it’.
Further, talking about the recreations in today’s age, she added,“In today’s day and age there is a constant trend of remixes. There are a few songs that I think you should never touch. They are iconic. There must be five or 10 songs over the years that you can pull out. Chaiyya Chaiyya is one of them. Don’t tamper with it, just let the original be and that’s how it should be.”
The ‘Munni Badnam’ star further stated, “I think some of the remixes are fantastic and go with today’s age and kids but yeah, there are certain things you should not tamper with like The Godfather or Mother India are iconic films. You should just let them be,” she shared.
On the work front, Malaika will be judging ‘India’s Best Dancer’ alongside with Terence Lewis and Geeta Kapur. The show will premiere on February 29.