Music videos have become a big part of every Bollywood lover's life. Be it singles or albums, singers and songwriters make sure to present something new every now and then. Adding on to the list of some great songs are Dhvani Bhanushali-Gurfateh Pirzada's Mehendi and Ananya Birla's When I'm Alone.
The new Navratri song Mehendi featuring Gurfateh Pirzada opposite Dhvani Bhanushali, is penned by Priya Saraiya, composed by Lijo George and DJ Chetas, and rendered by Dhvani and Vishal Dadlani. The vibrant and peppy video shot in the scenic city of lakes, Udaipur, is directed by Vibhu Puri. The backdrop of the beautiful city adds scale and grandeur to Mehendi. Interestingly, for the young Gujrati born, Mehendi will be her second Gujrati folk song after Nayan which was also composed by Lijo and Chetas.
Releasing her upcoming single on her YouTube channel, Dhvani said, “I think this is the beginning of a new journey and I’ve been lucky to have the best people on my side. From Lijo & Chetas who’s given me such fabulous songs to Priya who is a beautiful writer and Azeem who brought this entire song together. I am so grateful to have collaborated with Vishal Sir who is kindest soul and a phenomenal music artist, it was a learning experience for me. Working with Vibhu Sir was so fun, the treatment he has given this song is vibrant, rich and picturesque along with Girish Sir who made each frame of Mehendi beautiful. It was a really enriching experience. I’ve always driven for versatility and excellence and the pacy Mehendi gave me a perfect opportunity for that. Gurfateh is a delight to work with I think he’s put so much effort for his first single and it is visible on screen. He was my constant companion for the two days of shoot, and I hope we get a chance to work together again. I want to especially thank my father who has been my true critic and biggest support. Lastly, the entire team who helped the song become Mehendi. I hope music aficionados will appreciate and love Mehendi as much as they’ve loved my previous songs.”
Actor Gurfateh Pirzada, who stars along with India’s young pop icon, said, “I think personally this music video was totally out of my zone of the work I’ve done so far, which is exactly what pushed me to this. Also, the fact that dhvani is a well renowned singer who’s definitely proved her worth with the kind of music and fan base she’s built for herself. So I’m all it was totally worth the leap but also very challenging to say the least, but I’m sure the end product is gonna be great and I’ve also had a mad time shooting this and definitely learnt a lot from this whole experience!”
WHEN I'M ALONE
A breakthrough music artist of her generation, Ananya Birla is finally out with the music video of her highly anticipated track When I’m Alone. This comes fresh off the massive success of ‘Hindustani Way’ her first collaboration with maverick A R Rahman, that fast went on to become an anthem for sports in India.
When I'm Alone is about how some things shape us and some of those things just happen to happen. A reflective track, it explores the transition of self love, and how experiences can cause a person to evolve and shift perspective. The video is directed by Ananya and captures moments of her life as they are. Relatable, real and honest, the track is especially relevant to our current times as the world battles the pandemic.
Ananya said, “I’ve tried to say as much as I can about myself in ‘When I’m Alone’ like where I was born, where did I go on my first date and other things that have shaped me without losing too much of myself. I’m really excited about this music video and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
Interestingly, the multi-talented artist has written and directed the music video of When I’m Alone herself. The song was already a subject of heated discussion over the social media platform ever since its announcement and now is out for music aficionados to enjoy.