Jumping on the bandwagon which has been recreating yesteryear chartbusters, including Kala Chashma, Humma humma and Tamma Tamma, for their respective productions are filmmaker duo Abbas-Mustan. They are slated to re-imagine a ’90s hit for their next film. They will re-contextualise Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon’s hugely popular 1994 track, Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast (Mohra), for their upcoming thriller, Machine, which marks the debut of Abbas’s son, Mustafa Burmawalla.
The immensely popular classic is something they’ve cherished for a while. “Udit Narayan, who sang the original, will record it again, this time round, with Neha Kakkar [originally sung by Kavita Krishmamurthy]. We will shoot the song with Mustafa and Kiara Advani [female lead]. It will feature as a situational track in the film,” Abbas told Midday.
The filmmaker is set to meet choreographer Bosco Martis (of Bosco-Ceasar), who will be choreographing this rendition. “We will decide the look and styling for the song to be set in a club,” he says, adding that while the choreography will be new, a few signature steps from the original will be retained.
“The costumes, however, will not be the same. But we may make Mustafa sport dark glasses,” he says, referring to Akshay’s look from the song, which saw him pairing black glasses with a bandana. The filmmakers have directed several hit projects, including Baazigar (1993) and Khiladi (1992), for production house, Venus, which also helmed Akki-Raveena starrer Mohra.
“We have worked with him for several films and he is a favourite. This one is one of his best known songs, so Mustafa needs his blessings.” Machine, which has been shot in locations across Georgia, is slated to release next month.