Even as Nora Fatehi packs a punch, wearing her bloody gash with pride on the poster of Bhuj : The Pride of India, in her next glimpse from period actioner the actress will be seen grooving to the beats of Tanishk Bagchi’s new song Zaalima Coca Cola. Bagchi and Fatehi have been a hit pair for a long time and this song marks their reunion after the accolades for Dilbar (Satyamev Jayate) which hit one billion mark on YouTube. The duo have subsequently delivered mammoth hits like O Saki Saki (Batla House) and Naach Meri Rani.
Tanishk is confident that he and Nora will be able to live up to the expectations of their fans with their new snazzy number. “It’s always such a joy to work with Nora,” he starts before saying, “She is the kind of performer who elevates my material. I have a linear process in place which invariably starts with a sketch. I did every bit of the song have been developed with love and care. Every song is a fresh challenge and neither Nora nor I bring that pressure of our previous successes. That’s what helps us bring in our A-game and be uninhibited.”
Staying true to the milieu of the film, Tanishk ensured that the song is intrinsically Indian and produced with Indian elements, using earthen sounds.
The Abhishek Dudhaiya film starring Ajay Devgn in the lead is scheduled to release on the eve on Independence Day and has Nora play a spy. But this song offers to the audience the best of Nora’s dance, whilst flowing with the narrative. Composed by Tanishk and sung by Shreya Ghosal, the dance number is the highlight of the film’s album that is replete with intense tracks to match its vibe. This song is a peppy dance number which lends to the album a vibrant quality. Tanishk adds, “It was important to us that the song stands out. The album is emotional and poignant and this had to be that chartbuster song that makes people want to bring out their dance shoes. I had such a fun time working on it. We’ve worked very hard to give to our fans what they like and yet bring a sense of novelty to the number.”