The actress who was last seen in Banjo, has collaborated with singer-composer Parichay and Canadian musician Kardinal Offishall for a racy new track.
The American model-actress, who has been living in Los Angeles for the last eight months, is back in B-town to promote her singing debut, an Indo-Canadian single, Habitaan Vigaad Di.
Written by Kumaar, the song also features singer-composer Parichay, best known for his racy track Aaj Phir Peene Ki Tamannah Hai from Loveshhuda, and reggae artiste and musician Kardinal Offishall, who frequently collaborates with Akon. Nargis features as a “fantasy chick” in the music video and has crooned the Punjabi chorus.
“Parichay had composed two tracks and had sent it to LA out of which Nargis picked up the track she loved the most. The duo filmed the video in Toronto, showcasing the city’s popular 1800-feet high communication’s tower and other amazing views of the city,” a source says.
“To give the song an ‘East-meets West’ flavour, the team brought mainstream Canadian rap-legend Kardinal on-board to record and film with Nargis and Parichay,” adds the source
Nargis, who doesn’t speak Hindi or Punjabi, insisted that she didn’t want her accent to sound disrespectful, so she rehearsed extensively. “For the main chorus line, she gave 100 takes because she couldn’t get the Punjabi lyrics right. She made sure to learn the correct pronunciation of every word from Parichay,” adds the source.
Parichay and Nargis are again teaming up for another track, in which the actress will have a lot more vocals. Soon Nargis and Parichay will show up at clubs and surprise revelers with a live musical performance of their track, adds the source.