BY ANUJ RADIA
‘Dhak Dhak’ might have released back in 1992 with Beta, but after almost two decades later, the team behind this track including director Indra Kumar, Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor reunite for a special number in Indra Kumar’s forthcoming comedy potboiler – Total Dhamaal.
The song is speculated to be the movie’s title track. Commenting on this, director Indra Kumar stated, “All three of us are shooting together 26 years after Beta and I’m excited about reuniting with my blockbuster jodi. They play husband and wife in the film and have been prepping for a while but I can’t reveal any details except that Anil goes by the name of Avinash and all of us call him Avi.”
Becoming nostalgic about their last film, Kumar added, “It’s like a Beta reunion. I remember a week before the film’s release, we picturised ‘Dhak Dhak’. We’d already received the censor certificate by then so we had to add another supplement to the certificate for the song which was incorporated later. It was a last-minute addition and created history. We were all blown away when we saw it for the first time.”
Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit are set to come back together after 18 years for Total Dhamaal. The duo has already commenced shooting for the adventure-comedy in Mumbai. They will be shooting for the film for the next 15 days.
Besides them, the song will also feature the rest of the cast. Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Jaaved Jaaferi, Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Mishra and Pitobash apparently joined the couple for the song from Sunday.
The film is the third instalment of Dhamaal which was a box-office success. This was followed by Double Dhamaal, in which featured two leading actresses Kangana Ranaut and Mallika Sherawat.
Presented by Fox Star Studios, Total Dhamaal is produced by Ajay Devgn Films, Maruti International & Fox Star Studios and is directed by Indra Kumar.