Allu Arjun's Seeti Maar, which was featured in the 2017 hit Telugu movie, DJ, alongside Pooja Hegde, was such a rousing success that the song even became quite popular in the Hindi belt despite a dubbed version not being available online. What's more, it also boosted the popularity of the Hindi dubbed version of the movie both online and on TV. Now, Salman Khan has come out with his own Hindi remix of Seeti Maar alongside Disha Patani for his highly anticipated Eid release, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, and while hardcore Bhai fans and diehard Bollywood masala movie-buffs are both enjoying it, a section of the neutral audience, surprisingly among North circuits, has also been critical with several comparisons particularly been drawn between Salman Khan and Allu Arjun's dance moves and some changes to the tune. To get the final say on the matter, BollywoodLife got in touch for an exclusive interview with the ace music composer of both versions of Seeti Maar, Devi Sri Prasad aka DSP.
Opening up on the change in dance movies, DSP said, “See, both of them have different personas, right? Allu Arjun is totally different — he's more vibrant, more of a dancing star, so, of course, his dance moves would be more energetic and all, which are lovely to watch on screen. Now, Salman Bhai has his own style — even when he did Dhinka Chika (from 2011's Ready, which was another remix of an Allu Arjun song and one again, DSP had composed both); something as simple as Salman Bhai putting his hands in his pocket (Salman's iconic dance step from the song) became viral...sometimes, simplicity is that people look forward to, which each and everybody can imitate. So, these big stars also have their own personas, like even with Rajinikanth sir...it's not how much they dance, it's what they do that mater, something simple they do that becomes viral.”
Highlighting the changes as per Salman Khan's style, Devi Sri Prasad added, “In Seeti Maar, of course, they presented it in a totally different way that would suit Salman Bhai. So every star has their own style, Salman, Allu, Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan all have their own styles. So, after keeping the original soul of the song, they had to tailor-make it for Salman, but I loved both Allu Arjun and Salman Bhai's versions. In fact, in Salman Bhai's version, that step (signals Salman's step of pulling his pants) is so easy to (emulate)...I saw so many videos coming on the internet...kids and a lot of other people already doing that step. So, I'm quite happy to see that, and I was day on the shoot when Prabhu Master (Prabhudheva invented it and I had said, 'Okay, this is now going to become viral.'”\
Watch the entire interview below:
Well, that's the final say on all the comparisons straight from the horse's mouth.
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