Mumbai, Feb 5 (): The cabaret number Asalaam e Ishqum of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra’s Gunday was released a few days back on internet. The response to the number is tremendous, which has really excited the actress.
Priyanka said that it was a really tough song for her to do and she was glad it was being appreciated greatly by the critics as well as the masses. The actress had slipped into several outfits like corsets, fishnet stockings, and trained with French cabaret dancers for the song Asalaam e Ishqum. Priyanka said performing for the song was difficult as well as challenging to do.
The video is inspired by the stylish imitation acts of the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret of Paris. During shoots, she was experiencing a very tough time as her father (Ashok Chopra) passed away a few days before the shoot in the summer of 2013. The costumes too had to be created overnight.
Director Ali Abbas Zafar said he really admired Priyanka for her immense determination and courage that she showed during the shooting of the song. She put in all her efforts and converted it into an intense energy, which has reflected in Asalaam e Ishqum, he added.
In the cabaret number, Priyanka looks glamourous, wearing skimpy outfits. She is seen oozing enthusiasm and style in the song. Also seen in the number are Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor drinking wine from the same heart-shaped glass.
The lyrics have a mujra feel as the song is way too pacey and outfits are too modern as Priyanka wears a bikini top in the song.
Gunday is a love triangle between Ranveer, Priyanka and Arjun Kapoor. Yash Raj Films is carefully creating a buzz about the movie by releasing the songs periodically. The movie will hit theatres on Valentine’s Day, February 14.