Emraan Hashmi replaces Saif in recreated song from ‘Selfiee’

Wednesday 01st February 2023 06:50 EST

Akshay Kumar has unveiled the teaser of his upcoming song ‘Main Khiladi’ from the movie ‘Selfiee’. It is the recreation of his hit 90s song ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ from the film of the same name, which had him and Saif Ali Khan dance to the tunes. The new song has Akshay with Emraan Hashmi as they dance to the hit dance number.

Sharing the teaser of the new song, Akshay Kumar wrote on Instagram, “Munh se seeti aur haath se taali bajaane ko ho tayyar (are you ready to whistle and clap)? Here’s a teaser of #MainKhiladi. Song drops 1st Feb!!” While the original had Akshay in a black blazer and tie and Saif in a brown jacket, the new song has Akshay in a shimmery green blazer and Emraan Hashmi in a shimmery black jacket. They are also seen doing one of the original dance steps that has Emraan doing Saif's step by grooving while lying on the floor with Akshay dancing in front of him.

The original was sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Udit Narayan and Anu Malik and had Johny Lever in the frame. Maya Govind wrote it. Kader Khan also made a brief appearance in the song from the 1994 film, which had Shilpa Shetty in a dual role along with Raageshwari.

Directed by Raj Mehta of ‘Good Newwz’ fame, the film stars Akshay and Emraan together on screen for the first time. Nushraatt Bharuccha and Diana Penty play the female leads in the film. The trailer introduced Emraan as a cop who wishes to have a selfie with his favourite actor Vijay (played by Akshay). But the two find themselves in a tussle, leading to a cold war between a fan and a star. The film is the official Hindi remake of the Malayalam film ‘Driving License’, which starred Prithviraj and Suraj Venjaramoodu in lead roles.

It will release in theatres on February 24 this year. It is produced by the late Aruna Bhatia, Hiroo Yash Johar, Supriya Menon, Karan Johar, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Apoorva Mehta and Listin Stephen.

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