Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Singers Rashmeet Kaur, Ikka and Deep Kalsi have united to give a contemporary twist to the Punjabi folk song, Bajre da sitta.
Performed by Rashmeet and Deep Kalsi, with hip hop star Ikka adding a rap twist, the video of the rendition comes with a colourful pop vibe. It shows comedian Atul Khatri as an anxious father nudging his free-spirited daughter, essayed by Rashmeet, to find a groom and settle down.
Talking about the song, Rashmeet said: “‘Bajre da sitta’ is a very popular Punjabi folk wedding song. Our upbeat take on this classic imbibes a blend of folk and old school hip-hop and we also added our own lyrics which talk about desi style of expression of love. It was an incredibly fun experience putting danceable number together and reintroducing a classic to the younger generation with a twist!”
Ikka added: “When I heard the song, I got the vibe of pure Punjabi essence well mixed with urban music. I wrote my part according to that only – it was great working with Deep Kalsi and Rashmeet Kaur. They’re both fantastic and are so much into the music that it’s a pleasure to work with them. I hope the audience loves the song as much as I do.”
For Kalsi, the song is a humble effort to salute the “farmer community that is the spirit and backbone of this country”.