Shibani Kashyap and Richa Chadha unveiled their new single WannaBe Free in Mumbai on January 31. Present were singers Mika Singh, Manmeet and Harmeet of the Meet Brothers duo, writer Virag of the Rashmi-Virag duo and designer Amy Billimoria among others.
Shibani and Richa, who have collaborated for the music video, take to music with a cause by encouraging everyone to free themselves from the shackles of social media.
“The video urges people to realise the importance of relationships more than the world of social media. The video shows Richa as the victim of social media and Shibani as the narrator and has several shots of various instances where people are addicted to social media missing out on important and special moments of life. In the end, a note telling the audience that the choice of controlling or leaving an addiction of social media is upto them and the decision is completely theirs,” says a source from the video.
Talking about the video, Shibani said, “I am addicted to social media and this video is a wake-up call for me. For me, roping in Richa was the correct choice. She is one of the most intelligent actresses we have. And there’s a lot of off-screen intellect she has especially on her social media and thus she was the perfect fit.”
Sharing her views on social media addiction, Richa said, “Internet and social media are a boon, but if used to a certain limit. Social media addiction can be very dangerous and we are slowly getting there. It’s not an epidemic today but we aren’t too far away from it. Social media is a blessing if it’s in control and used for the right things”.
This song is released digitally under the Zee Music label.