The biggest Bollywood chartbusters of 2016 are actually old Punjabi songs
Whether it is a party number or a slow romantic/tragic song, Punjabi music is sure to be a hit with people all over India. So it comes as no surprise when music composers in Bollywood turn to Punjab to draw inspiration for their songs. Here are 5 Punjabi songs that were rehashed for Bollywood in 2016, and turned out to be superhits.
Soch Na Sake, Airlift: This Arijit Singh-song was stuck on everybody’s lips in the beginning of the year. Akshay Kumar brought out his true romantic side in Airlift with Nimrat Kaur in this song. Punjabi singer Hardy Sandhu’s 2013 song Soch was remade into Soch Na Sake, and it went on to be a huge hit.
Ladki Beautiful Kar Gayi Chull, Kapoor & Sons: Rapper Badshah, who has found immense fame in Bollywood, rehashed his own song from 2014 and added some more lyrics for the Bollywood movie Kapoor & Sons. This song will surely get you on your feet and is the biggest party hit so far of the year.
Kala Chashma, Baar Baar Dekho: Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif burned the dance floor with Kala Chashma, but it is actually an old bhangra pop hit. Amar Arshi’s Kala Chasma first sang the song in the early 1990s and it became a rage in Punjab. Almost 20 years later, the rehashed song is a rage again.
Rock Tha Party, Rocky Handsome: John Abraham revisited the 2003 hit song by Bombay Rockers – Rock Tha Party and used it as an item song in his film Rocky Handsome. While the movie was a dud at the Box Office, the song still remains in every music lover’s mind.
Khair Mangdi, Baar Baar Dekho: Bilal Saeed sang this tragic song in 2013 and it became an instant hit in Punjab in those days. The singer returned to sing the reworked version of the song for Sidharth Malhotra in Baar Baar Dekho.
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