Double meaning songs suit me more: Salman Khan

Double meaning songs suit me more: Salman KhanSalman Khan wants lyricist to pen double meaning songs for him as he thinks such songs suit him more.

After the controversial song ‘Character Dheela’, the star has recently launched new album ‘Bitoo Boss’.

“Aise song mere liye kyun nahin likhte? Mujhe jyada suit hoga. Bitto sab ki lega will be a strong contender to DK Bose given its double meaning lyrics, ” he said.

However, Salman also insisted that his new song should not be publicised excessively as this will cast negative impact on kids.

Cycling Salman Khan causes a mini-traffic jam

He’s done it numerous times before and he did it yet again on Saturday.

Motorists on the Western express highway near Santa Cruz were taken aback to see a man furiously pedalling away in the fast lane with a fancy pair of white wheels and two guards on bikes tailing him.

A close look revealed that it was Salman Khan! Though he was wearing a cap and had his gaze fixed on the road ahead, passing motorists slowed down to get a proper glimpse.

The star was causing a mini jam, but no one seemed to care when they realised that it was the star! Sallu who is shooting at Kamalistan Studios was perhaps cycling home to Bandra.

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

Don’t want my son in films: Akki

Don`t want my son in films: AkkiActor-producer Akshay Kumar, who spends quality time with his 10-year-old son Aarav despite his busy schedule, says that he wants to keep him away from films.

“He is too young. I want my son to be away from films. I want him to enjoy childhood. I want him to go and play football. Go on the beach and enjoy life,” Akshay told.

The Bollywood star also revealed that he leads a disciplined life and doesn’t bend his rules regardless of his hectic shooting schedule.

“I don’t enjoy partying. I don’t understand why they play music so loud. I like to sleep early. I go off to sleep by 9 to 9.30. I get up by 4.30 in the morning,” the 44-year-old said.

“Twinkle sleeps by 8.45 in the night and thank god this is the only similarity that I and Twinkle share. Life becomes very calm when your partner sleeps at the same time. We share this one thing in common,” he said.

Akshay’s first release this year is “Housefull 2”, which is releasing April 5.

Will Saif’s item number overshadow Kareena’s ‘mujra’?

Will Saif`s item number overshadow Kareena`s `mujra`?They may be a couple in real life, but on screen Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are about to clash over item numbers in the film “Agent Vinod”. Who does it better?

Many are asking if Kareena’s mujra song, “Dil mera muft ka”, will be overshadowed by Saif’s “Pyaar ki pungi”. The latter is described as a number that catches your attention in the first 20 seconds because of its comic, cheeky notes and free footsteps.

When asked about the song, Saif told: “There is a sequence in the film where Agent Vinod is being watched by CCTV cameras…and he is behaving in a certain way, so we thought we should do an extension to that and we did the song.”

Composed by Pritam Chakraborty, “Pyaar ki pungi” has been written by lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and choreographed by Jasmin Oza. Mika has sung it.

Since “Agent Vinod”, a sleek spy thriller, is full of actions and thrills, director Sriram Raghavan didn’t give much attention to the songs as it can shift people’s interest and the essence of the movie.

So “Pyaar ki pungi” has been especially created and used as a promotional number. The song plays in the background during one of the scenes in “Agent Vinod” with a punchline saying, “Catch the other side of (Majnu) Vinod.”

If you are wondering who taught such funny steps to Saif, it’s none other than Jasmin Oza, who worked with Saif on an ad for Amul innerwear. He wanted to make the dance moves the actor’s signature steps.

“It’s a song full of naughty steps, I call it Indian contemporary tapori steps. This song is full of groovy steps, full dhamaal song with a high energy. These are the fresh and unique steps which are never done by Saif. Overall steps and the choreography were taught to Saif, but at the same time he added his own steps, ” Ojha told.

“My job was to make him comfortable and to get him into that different kind of funny dancing style. When any actor does such steps, people start thinking about stars like Govinda. To make it exclusive and Saif’s own style, we put his steps while making the song, ” he added.

“Pungi” is a word derived from the snakecharmer’s instrument – known as ‘been’ in Hindi and ‘pungi’ in Marathi.

Usually item numbers are associated with actresses and their ‘jhatkas’ and ‘matkas’. In fact there is a mujra number picturised on Kareena Kapoor and it was the first one to hit the screens. But “Pungi” has become more popular.

Lyricist Bhattacharya says the definition of item numbers is changing and added: “It’s difficult to explain the phrase. Usually any song that stands out in a movie or a song where a female protagonist performs in a different manner is called an item number. I feel a song that attracts viewers’ attention towards a movie and rises on the popularity chart is called an item number.”

Bhattacharya is the man behind the unconventional lyrics of “Emotional atyachar” in “Dev D”.

” ‘Emotional atyachar’ was a big hit and was an item number for the movie. It had such power that they ran a campaign over this song which really helped in the opening of the film.

“So, the song that catches the whole focus of the movie is an item number. There is not any compulsory rule that an item number should be performed only by a female protagonist.”

The “pungi” word has caught on with youth.

The song’s popularity has been bogged down by rumours of plagiarism, but Pritam said: “Melodically and lyrically it’s no way similar to the song (‘Soosan Khanoom’ by Iranian pop band Barobax) in question, and I’m not even bringing up the element of creative coincidence which is largely prevalent in the day and age we exist in.”