De De Pyaar De's third song Hauli Hauli released this morning and it follows the current trend. The song featuring Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh and Tabu grooving in a club is another rehashed Punjabi version. The original song released last year and was crooned by Garry Sandhu. After treating the fans with peppy track Vaddi Sharaban and soulful romantic number Tu Mila To Haina, makers bring yet another dance number. Earlier, announcing the song launch, Ajay Devgn wrote on Instagram, ''#HauliHauli coming jaldi jaldi! Song out tomorrow!''
Hauli Hauli has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi whereas it has been sung by Garry Sandhu and Neha Kakkar. The rap portion is by Mellow D. The video of Hauli Hauli is like any other club dance number of Bollywood. All ingredients which are needed for a cliched party song can be found in this video- glittery background, thumkas and a lot of swag. While Tabu can be seen in sequinned saree and black gown, Rakul oozes hotness in pink lehenga and black shorts. Though it has feet-tapping music, the same old formulaic presentations give it a stale feel.
Check out Hauli Hauli song here
In De De Pyaar De, Ajay's character Ashish, who is 50 years old falls for Rakul's character Ayesha, a 26 years old beautiful girl. On the other hand, Tabu portrays the role of Ashish's ex-wife, who has two kids as young as Rakul. Directed by Akiv Ali and produced by Luv Ranjan, De De Pyaar De is scheduled to hit the big screens on May 17. The film also stars Alok Nath, Javed Jaaferi and Jimmy Shergill in key roles. On a related note, Ajay Devgn faced a lot of criticism for not ousting Alok Nath even after Me Too allegations. After severe social media backlash, Ajay Devgn released a clarification statement.
Read the complete statement below:
''When the entire #MeToo Movement happened, I along with many of my film industry colleagues categorically expressed that I respect every single woman at the work place and I would not stand for any unfairness or atrocity against them. Nothing about my stand has changed. Coming to the question of having worked with Mr Alok Nath in my upcoming film De De Pyar De, here I must put certain things in perspective. This film was supposed to be an October 2018 release. The shoot of the film got over by last September. The portions with Mr. Alok Nath were canned by August in Manali. The said portions were shot over 40 days across various sets and an outdoor location with a combination of over 10 actors. By the time the allegations came out (in October 2018) the actors in the film including me had already started work on other films. It would be near impossible to get all the dates and combinations of the several actors in the film and attempt a re-shoot with some other actor replacing Mr Nath. It would also have been a huge monetary loss for the producers. Everyone is aware that film-making is a collaborative process. The decision to replace Mr Alok Nath could never have been mine alone. In this case, I would have to go with the joint-decision of the entire unit. Not to forget, I could not have brought the entire combination of actors back or put up sets again for a 40-day re-shoot because this would mean doubling the budget, which again wasn't my call to make. It would have to be the call of the makers. Had circumstances played out even slightly differently, I would have pushed for a different combination of actors. Unfortunately, this was not to be. I reiterate I am extremely sensitive to the #MeToo movement. But when circumstances are beyond me, I don't see why an attempt is being made to `single' me out as being insensitive. This is untrue.''
On a related note, Ajay will be seen in Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior and Bhuj: The Pride of India. He has also signed Neeraj Pandey’s Chanakya and a biopic on football coach Syed Abdul Rahim besides SS Rajamouli's film RRR.
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