The peppy dance number Zingaat from 2016’s hit Marathi film, Sairat was an instant hit among the masses and the entire nation found themselves grooving to its beats. Now, the song has been reprised in Dhadak starring Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter which is a Hindi adaption of Sairat. The Hindi version of Zingat, too, is composed by Ajay-Atul who gave the original song to us.
Talking about the original song, Ajay shares, “We knew that Zingaat would become popular in Maharashtra because of its tempo, rhythm and catchy words. Also, the lyrics don’t have any double meaning. However, we never thought that it would become so popular all over India, as well as across the world. We never expected it to be played at clubs in New York or on cruise ships in Singapore! The response was overwhelming.”
While Ajay-Atul made the entire nation dance to the Marathi lyrics of Zingaat, it’s time to dance to the Hindi version, which is penned by lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya. The lyricist reveals that rewriting the song in Hindi was a challenge. He said, “The Marathi song was released in the recent past and is still fresh in the minds of people. It has also achieved cult status. There was no point replacing the word Zingaat, so I retained the word and rewrote the rest of the song in Hindi. I made sure that the fun element was intact. I hope people give this version as much love as the Marathi one.”
Ajay revealed that there are some differences between the two versions, “The beginning chorus in the Marathi song was in English, while in the Hindi version the chorus is similar to what we hear in Rajasthani songs.” Composer Atul shares, “We were confident Amitabh Bhattacharya would do justice to it. We are very happy with the Hindi version. We saw people dance in theatres when Zingaat (from Sairat) played on the big screen. So, I was sure that the Hindi adaptation will also have that effect.”
The song will release today, i.e June 27, 2018, at 12.30 pm on the digital platform of YouTube. We’re all set to watch Dhadak’s Zingaat with Janhvi and Ishaan dancing to the moves of the amazing choreographer Farah Khan. The film is slated to release on July 20, 2018.