Way back in June 2017, the news of the dancer par extraordinaire, Urmila Matondkar dancing her way back into Bollywood had surfaced, and, needless to say, all the 80’s and 90’s kids were stung with a tinge of rejoice and nostalgia at the same time.
Now, fast forward to today, where we FINALLY have clarity on the song and the Irrfan Khan film that she was said to be a part of.
As you would have guessed it by now, the film in question is none other than the Irrfan Khan-starrer Abhinay Deo directorial, Blackmail and the Urmila song is titled Bewafa Beauty.
Check out the song right here:
Revealing how ‘Bewafa Beauty’ came to be, director Abhinay Deo recalls, “Initially, there was no song in the film. But when we were discussing the film creatively, Bhushan, being T-Series and having a keen ear for music, felt that there should definitely be a lip-sync song. I already had an idea of including a song which could take the story ahead. I did not want an item number that comes and goes. We knew that the song should be able to say something in the film. By its name, ‘Bewafa Beauty’ states that it is about a beauty who is unfaithful, which is the premise of the film — a man whose wife is cheating on him.”
Matondkar was cast because Deo wanted the song to revive the memory of similar songs from the past. As he explains, “Firstly, Urmila is a massive star, she is not an item girl. We were not looking for an item girl for this song. We wanted a performer, someone who has tremendous value as a star in the audience’s mind. We also wanted someone who has not come in front of the silver screen for a while now. From all the names we came up with, I personally believe that the biggest and best name is Urmila. She fit the bill perfectly, is gorgeous, and is an incredible dancer — a perfect match for the song and film.”
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