Making of Suraiyya Song | Thugs Of Hindostan | Aamir, Katrina, Prabhudeva, Ajay-Atul, A Bhattacharya


The situation for Suraiyya is… …there are a lot
of British officers… …who’ve come to see her dance. Firangi is there,
disguised as a Britisher. It’s actually a song
which I really love. I think there’s a lot of heart in it. Lot of fun, personality. Don’t change focus. Keep the focus on the heroine,
Sarvanna. How much cake to give you? I love the lyrics of Suraiyya,
they’re really wonderful. Very representative of both
Firangi and Suraiyya. Graduated from the school of love. We’re ignorant fools, how can
we take love’s test? Most important for me actually is that
it’s a very original song. It’s a new concept. You bowed as you entered my home. You’ve seen the Goddess.
You want my blessings too? The song basically captures
or showcases… …Firangi’s and Suraiyya’s
chemistry very well. Their fondness, love or passion
for each other… …is camouflaged in sarcasm, humour. We had to bring that in. We wanted the song to be Indian
as well as western… …as it was picturised on Britishers. Ajay took the longest
to compose Suraiyya. We can approach it differently,
if you think that’s the problem. There were 19 versions of this song. You’re the Englishman’s mistress… …graduated from the school
of love. We’re ignorant fools, how can
we take love’s test? To get the right approach,
with Jazz and Indian… …it took a little time. It takes you to the
Hollywood musicals. Gives you the Broadway feel,
yet is Indian. – It’s a bit dramatic.
– I liked it. Finally, we cracked the song
and everyone liked it. Ever since I sang Suraiyya… …it’s been stuck in my head
so badly… …that I can’t deny the earworm
quality of it. It’s going to be a song that
you’ll hear once, and get it. When I heard this song for the
first time, I instantly liked it. Katrina works very hard. You have to see it to believe it. When I saw the choreography,
I thought it was fantastic. But I also realized it was very tough. The speed was extremely fast
but the movement was fluid. So that combination
was very challenging. These are steps that I would
not have been able to do… …had I been rehearsing for 10 years. But somehow, she manages
to pull them off. Suraiyya, stop right there.
Want me to die for you? There’s a lot of fun in the song,
it’s dance and comedy… …there’s a whole lot of things
going on. There’s one kind of step
where Aamir runs… …and I free fall
and he has to catch me. Don’t worry, jump and hold
nothing will happen. She has to believe that
I’m going to hold her… …and not let her hit the ground. In any case you won’t fall hard,
if you do. When I was rehearsing with the dancer
I was fine… …but whenever we rehearsed
together… …I would not have the confidence
to leave my body. I just couldn’t put that trust in him. You’ve sung the opening lines,
now it’s riffs and runs. Suraiyya, want me to die for you? Suraiyya, want me to die for you? I don’t think I’ve worked this hard
on any song before. I thought Suraiyya was a great song,
it’s a really fun song. You’re all equal in my eyes
be you a general or foot soldier. All credit to Prabhu Sir and Katrina… …that Suraiyya is what it is today. Suraiyya Jaan… …will take your life for sure.

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