Haider's Shraddha Kapoor, who is one of Bollywood's new celebs will be featuring as an item girl in the upcoming film, Ungli.
Produced by Karan Johar and written and directed by Rensil D'Silva, Ungli has in its lead Bollywood actorEmraan Hashmi and actress Kangana Ranaut
Shraddha was quoted saying, "I don't know whether to call it an item song or a promotional song, but yes, it's a very different thing that I am doing".
She says she was approached by Karan Johar; and he encouraged her by saying it was a glamorous song and would be a good opportunity for her to try out a new role, as she had never done it before. Shraddha admits she was excited by this and said yes. Moreover, she was all the more excited after listening to the song as it was so catchy.
Choreographed by Bosco-Caesar, the song named Dance Basanti will have Shraddha shaking a leg opposite the male lead, Emraan Hashmi
Does the song have any connection to Hema Malini's Basanti from Sholay? According to Shraddha, it does. She was quoted saying that though she thought the song definitely had a link to the original Basanti and was a modern twist on it; she was not trying to compete or compare herself with Hema Malini, who she regarded as the unbeatable and legendary Basanti.
Ungli is a comedy –drama that will also feature the talents of Sanjay Dutt, Randeep Hooda, Neil Bhoopalam and Angad Bedi. The film is about a gang of five rebels who decide they need to do something to stop corruption and want to expose the corrupt. The one obstacle is the police officer, Kale played by Dutt.
Dance Basanti has already been released and Ungli will be released on 28 November, 2014.