Gujarati folk song filmed in London for ‘Loveratri’

Sakal Times
Thursday, 14 June 2018

The film, which is based on the nine days of Navratri with a love story at its centre

Salman Khan’s upcoming production, Abhiraj Minawala-directed Loveratri, which marks Aayush Sharma’s acting debut opposite Warina Hussain, is jumping on the remix bandwagon.

The film, which is based on the nine days of Navratri with a love story at its centre, will see its lead pair dance to a recreated version of a popular Gujarati folk song He Ranglo. According to sources, the track has been choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant and composed by Lijo George and DJ Chetas. Dandiya Queen Falguni Pathak has done a version of the song too earlier. 

The idea to recreate the song came from director Abhiraj and Salman, says a source. “We required a song that had a strong connect to Gujarati culture. And since we’ve mostly seen everything related to the state in a caricaturish way in films, we wanted to highlight its strong points. Our music supervisor got in touch with Chetas and Lijo and they came up with a song in just half an hour,” says Abhiraj.

The filmmaker further reveals that the film’s entire cast is seen dancing to the song that showcases the power of love and Garba. “It was shot in the streets of London and my brief to Vaibhavi was to recreate Gujarat there. We needed to make sure we respect the original song but at the same time, we have brought in a certain freshness by picturising it with new faces and keeping this version young and light on the ears,” he added. 

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