Making of Gippi song We are like this only: Vishal-Shekhar suggested the lyrics to director Sonam Nair!

Debut director Sonam Nair roped in local kids from Shimla to shoot the fun song from Gippi. We give you a sneak peek into the making of this exclusive video…

We are like this only from Karan Johar’s forthcoming production Gippi will certainly keep your feet tapping. Not surprisingly, the makers feel that the song embodies the spirit of the film – embrace yourself as you are and don’t worry what people around you think. “In the film, the song comes at a very crucial time, when Gippi struggles to come to terms with herself,” says Nair and adds, “Gippi eventually realises who she is and enjoys that. That’s what the lyrics also are. Hum log jhalle hai, pagle hai, aade tede hai, jungle hai, jaise bhi hai… we are like this only.”

Nair, who’s seen sporting coloured wigs in the video says, “We shot the song in Shimla with some talented local kids. I told Vishal and Shekhar to help me with a song which is full of ‘love yourself’ kind of anthem. The reference was the song – I am sexy and I know it! I sat down with all the kids and the crew and asked them to suggest some attitude lines. But Vishal and Shekhar suggested the phrase – ‘We are like this only’ and I instantly agreed. We roped in Hard Kaur to add some crazy lyrics and rap.”

Take a look at the ‘making of’ video and tell us if you agree that it is as cheerful as the song itself!