Koena Mitra: “I didn’t like the remake O Saki Saki”


Koena Mitra has vocalised her dislike of the remix O Saki Saki, which had featured Mitra and had originally appeared in the 2004 film ‘Musafir’.

The producers of ‘Batla House’ have recently released a music video of the song, with Nora Fatehi showing off her new moves to the song.

Speaking with ETimes, Mitra said, “I saw the new soundtrack and I didn’t like the remake of the original ‘O Saki Saki’. The video could have been shot much better. Our video was very powerful; it has a separate fan base and a great reputation.”

Mitra also touched on the trend of recreating classic songs, expressing, “I feel such iconic songs should not be touched. Nowadays, most films are using old songs and remixing them. I don’t think it’s a good idea; they should create new ideas and videos. ‘Saaki Saaki’ and ‘Musafir’ is not old; it’s still fresh in our mind. I thought it was too early to recreate it again.”

Still, Mitra openly acknowledged Fatehi’s dancing ability, noting, “I saw the video again today and I felt that Nora is the only saving grace. She is a fabulous dancer, she is beautiful and lovely and did it in her style. The flavour of our video was different.” Continuing, Mitra added, “Nora has done a good job and she can save our pride.”

By Arjen Gill

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