Birthday Love: Sunidhi Chauhan’s foot-tapping item numbers


As the day 14th August arrives so does the birthday of the singing sensation Sunidhi Chauhan. Chauhan has done some feet tapping numbers in her career, each brilliant in their own way. On this occassion will take a look at some item songs by this lady that can’t be forgotten.

‘Mehboob Mere’ from ‘Fiza’ (2000)
No introduction is required for this song because when this masterpiece first arrived it created waves in all ways possible. To the iconic performance of the beauty queen Sushmita Sen, the mesmerising lyrics of Tejpal Kaur and the hypnotic voice of Chauhan people were cast under a spell. Anu Malik created this song which had Arabic sounds and the way Chauhan sang the song she complimented the lyrics beautifully. It was like hearing a beautiful poem which one never wanted to end. The power in her voice is praiseworthy especially when she sang the chorus, she sang with immense passion. With this song Chauhan became an instant hit and there is no doubt about that.

‘Aa Tayar Hoja’ from ‘Asoka’ (2001)
The song was made for a historical film which was said to be based on the life of an emperor named Asoka. As the story was set centuries ago, certain types of instruments and sounds were used to create the songs. Gulzar wrote the lyrics while Chauhan sang for Rajlaxmi Khanvilkar Roy in this upbeat number. Visually the song was both sensuous and at times comical thanks to Shahrukh Khan and Danny Denzongpa. Roy is a dancer in a bar entertaining the guests there with her singing and dancing.

Chauhan sang the song with a certain naughtiness showing a playfulness to Roy’s character. Also the skill with which Chauhan sang the song is commendable as she moved from a low note to a high note with such ease. Truly an entertaining song by this talent.

‘Aisa Jaadu Dala Re’ from ‘Khakee’ (2004)
Lara Dutta performed on this song like there was no tomorrow. Both Dutta and Chauhan should be applauded for their electrifying performances. Dutta’s performance on the song was so convincing that in some sequences one actually did feel that perhaps she had sung the song, such is the intensity of the song.

Chauhan has this amazing skill when she sings, where she is able to almost whisper some lyrics and then when the chorus comes she arrives with a bang and boom the queen of power has arrived. This party number has always been very popular and if listened to today one can still get up and dance to it because it doesn’t get boring.

‘Rehem Kare’ from ‘Cash’ (2007)
There was much talk about this song at the time as the Brazilian actress Bruna Abdullah was roped in to perform on the song. Many may have forgotten about the actress but the song is still memorable for its interesting beats. There was a techno beat throughout the song which surprisingly worked quite well. Chauhan’s vocals on this song were just magical her voice was very soothing in some parts as she emphasised on certain words. Vishal was also a part of the song giving it a sort of hip hop vibe at times.

‘Parda, Parda’ from ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010)
This song transports the audience back to the 1970’s as this song has the feeling of an R D Burman track. The song in fact had used two classics from the 1970’s one being ‘Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja’ from the film ‘Caravan’ (1971) and the second song was ‘Duniya Mein Logon Ko’ from ‘Apna Desh’ (1972) both which had music by the legend Burman.

Rana Muzumder accompanies Chauhan’s vocals in this retro song which is set at a club and has Gauahar Khan performing for the guests there. Chauhan brought the lyrics alive with the energy in her voice, she proved no matter what style the song may be she can perform on it with confidence.

The team at wishes Sunidhi Chauhan a very happy birthday!

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