As most of you are aware by now, we at GL have our eyes set on Saqib Malik’s directorial debut Baaji, that is all set to release on the 28th of June. The film’s trailer came out a while ago and truth be told, it looked spectacular. In addition to that, the three songs that have been released so far haven’t failed to amaze us either. Earlier today, the film’s much-awaited dance number starring Mehwish Hayat as the ‘Gangster Guriya’ came out.
The song is choreographed by Osman Khalid Butt and is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. Released today, we saw our very own Mehwish Hayat grooving to the beat in this peppy number in quite a different avatar than her usual self (note: Billi, Chirya). The song is great and all and Mehwish looks real nice too but we could not help but notice an uncanny resemblance to our neighbor Bollywood’s diva Katrina Kaif and if we are honest, we are so not complaining!
Gangster Guriya vs. Katrina Kaif
As Katrina has taken the lead in dance numbers in Bollywood, we wholeheartedly believe that Mehwish is our very own Lollywood dance queen. We even did an entire piece on it. You can read it here.
The newly released song ‘Gangster Guriya’ seems quite heavily inspired by ‘Swag Se Swagat’ and ‘Husn Parcham’ and between us, we don’t think it’s a bad thing. Looks like our choreographer Osman Khalid Butt is a huge Katrina buff.
Beginning with Mehwish and Katrina’s khaki clothes, the two look quite the same. From the shorts to the hair and makeup, everything seems a bit too inspired. Here is an exhibit for y’all!
Similarly, the leg movements during the song give a sense of deja vu for they have a striking resemblance to Katrina’s signature move in many of her songs. Check it out for yourself.
Moving on, the curly hair (please refer to the article’s cover image) reminds us of Katrina’s hair in Zero‘s ‘Husn Parcham’. Also, we think the biggest factor that gives the song a heavy Bollywood-Katrina inspired feel is the vocals, that are given by the Indian singer Sunidhi Chauhan, as we mentioned earlier. She wraps the song in her raw-voice-aura, rather brilliantly.
What do you think of these similarities? Let us know in the comments.