The new item song of Katrina Kaif ‘Chikni Chameli’ from the movie ‘Agneepath’ is the remake of the popular peppy Marathi dance number from a 2006 Marathi film 'Jatra'.
“When Katrina heard the song she was blown away. She immediately started swaying to the rhythm. It's that catchy,” said a source talking about the song.
He also said that instructions to the music directors Atul-Ajay and choreographer Ganesh Acharya were simple, "Make it more rocking than the original.”.
Atul Gogavale confirmed the news and said, "Yes, 'Chikni Chameli' is a Hindi version of our Marathi song. We had to make the Hindi version even better. Shreya Ghosal has sung it in her signature soft style. Though we are known for our lavani songs, 'Chikni Chameli' is not lavani number."
The dance steps for the song required such high energy levels that Katrina Kaif couldn’t move a limb after shooting for the song for 8 days.
“She has taken three days leave to recover before she resumes shooting for 'Ek Tha Tiger'. Compared to the steps in 'Chikni Chameli', Katrina's movements in ‘Sheila ki Jawani’ were child's play,” said a close friend of Katrina Kaif.