Actress Nargis Fakhri who crossed over to Bollywood in 2011 with Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar has been living it up in Los Angeles for the last eight months. Even though the 37-year-old actress had three releases in 2016 -Dishoom, Housefull 3 and Banjo -she wasn’t in the city to promote the films. But now, she’s making a comeback to the Maximum City to club-hop with her singing debut, an Indo-Canadian single, “Habitaan Vigaad Di”.Written by Kumaar, the song also features singer-composer Parichay, best known for his racy track”Aaj Phir Peene Ki Tamannah Hai” from Loveshhuda, and reggae artiste and musician Kardinal Offishall, who frequently collaborates with Akon.Nargis features as a “fantasy chick” in the music video and has crooned the Punjabi chorus.
Nargis picked the track, which has sexual undertones, out of two that Parichay had composed and sent to her in LA. In the first week of June, the duo subsequently filmed the video in Toronto, showcasing the city’s popular 1800-feet high communication’s tower and other amazing views of the city. “To give the song an East-meets West flavour, the team brought mainstream Canadian rap-legend Kardinal on-board to record and film with Nargis and Parichay”, says the source.
Nargis, who doesn’t speak Hindi or Punjabi, insisted that she didn’t want her accent to sound disrespectful, so she rehearsed extensively. “For the main chorus line, she gave 100 takes because she couldn’t get the Punjabi lyrics right. She made sure to learn the correct pronunciation of every word from Parichay”, adds the source.
Parichay and Nargis are again teaming up for another track, in which the actress will have a lot more vocals, and soon Nargis and Parichay will show up at clubs in the city and surprise revellers with a live musical performance of their track.
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