Mira Rajput on Tuesday took to Instagram to announce the second track from Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming film Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Dekhte Dekhte is the reversion of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s original qawwali, performed at Allah Ditta Centre Birmingham in February 1985.
While releasing the video, T-Series said, “Presenting the second video song “Dekhte Dekhte” from the upcoming Hindi movie “Batti Gul Meter Chalu”. This Bollywood rendition of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan original song is done by Rochak Kohli and sung by Atif Aslam. The Song features Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor in the video.”
Going by the response to the track, it seems the decision to have Atif Aslam to recreate the magic of Nusrat has been spot on. One fan wrote, “Can’t define my feelings and love for this song in words.” Another wrote, “Make my Word 100 Million in a 2 Week.”
The song has already clocked more than two million views on YouTube within hours of being posted on the video sharing platform.
Here’s the original rendition of Dekhte Dekhte by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
The film’s trailer was released earlier this month. In the trailer Shahid and Shraddha Kapoor were seen giving stellar performances both in romantic roles and when they are met with a tragedy later in the film.
The film’s story reportedly revolves around a man who kills himself because of electricity issues, bringing the role of the electricity company owner, played by Samir Soni, under the scanner. The man is served a bill of Rs 54 lakh, which he’s seen contesting, leading to his apparent suicide.
His death appears to leave Shahid shell-shocked, forcing him to seemingly fight for justice as a lawyer. The courtroom drama also included Yami Gautam, who’s seen representing the electricity company.
Speaking to DNA, Samir had recently said, “I look forward to working with Shahid after Vivah. I’m fond of him and we share an excellent rapport. I feel he still hasn’t got his due for the talent he possesses.”
The film is set to release on 21 September next month.
The first song Love Tamba was released last week. That video too received over 10 million views on YouTube.