Deepika Padukone’s re-created ‘Raabta’ song disappoints, is she not cut out for item numbers?
There were high expectations from Deepika’s ‘Raabta’ special song (its an item song after all), but the act seems to have fallen flat, and its not only Deepika to be blamed , even Pritam’s treatment of the song is less than impressive.
However, Deepika’s looks (in the song) is stunning. Deepika is seen wearing a sexy black dress (with cutwork), and compliments it with her thick wavy hair and heavily kohled eyes.
But for some reason, the movies in which she does a special appearance in the songs don’t do well.
‘Raabta’ title song from Raabta
“Deepika is very lucky for me. All our films together have done well. I called her up and said, ‘There’s no compulsion, but will you do the title track for my film?’ She said yes right away and flew to Budapest to shoot for it. I share a certain comfort level with her,” says Dinesh Vijan, Director of Raabta.
The last time Deepika danced to a track re-created (say remixed) by Pritam was on R.D Burman’s iconic song Dum Maro Dum. Even in that case, Pritam’s tune was not impessive, and Deepika’s performance followed suit (although that song did better than this Raabta song).
Deepika in ‘Dum Maro Dum’ song
So that brings us to the question, should Deepika really be doing item numbers?
Or rather, should she be doing a special song just because she shares a good rapport with some director (or was it the money)?
Remember Katrina Kaif’s Chikni Chameli, or Priyanka Chopras ‘Ram Chahe Leela’ songs? Or even Deepika’s own ‘Lovely’ Song from Happy New Year?
‘Lovely’ Song from Happy New Year
If you’re among the top Bollywood heroine’s you rather do something like these songs, or don’t do it.
After being Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s heroine in Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani (and forthcoming Padmavati), I guess its high time Deepika Padukone takes a stand and stop doing average item songs, or for that matter, be Vin Diesel’s sidekick (just because its a Hollywood movie).