Lalit Tewari , Nainital : Move over Sheila and who cares about Munni, Daler Mehndi’s Sheila Ho Ya Munni has the beats to be absolutely hat ke. Daler Mehndi is seen taking digs at Sheila and Munni in his popular number Sheila Ho Ya Munni. The spoof song extempored live by Mehndi at a show in New Zealand has already created an uproar in his concerts. Even before its release, Sheila Ho Ya Munni has already become quite a rage on internet. The song seems to have gripped digital platform also in Mehndi Mania. Choreographed by Raka, its video is directed by Vikas Gulati in Mumbai recently.
“I called up Taran when I composed this song who being my most favoured critic was appalled at the context I needed a word to finish the prelude para of the song and she relented … “Chummi”- pop came the word that rhymed and the song was complete!” exclaims Daler.
On airing the video of Sheila Ho Ya Munni for the very first time, Daler Mehndi says, “Why can’t I make a song like this? People were singing for Sheila and Munni, I just put the two of them together. The song talks about the want to kiss, but not that there is any kissing going on in the song. Naughty yes, but people have liked it. In fact even Mika had messaged me asking what kind of a song have I come out with. I told him, ‘Main toh chummi lene ki baat kar raha hoon, tumne toh chummi le li hai’. But jokes apart, Mika is a very daring and a very nice human being. He is a master of his own life and he gives me immense respect that an elder brother should be given.”
The iconic singer and powerhouse performer Daler Mehndi has ruled the world with his foot tapping songs for almost two decades and has successfully set trends that many have followed. He has now come out with his much talked about Studio album TUNAK TUNAK TUMBA, after a gap of five long years. “It is not easy to put together a music album. These 13 songs have taken five years for me to put together. But I am excited with how it has shaped, the sound design, the lyrics in this album will be enjoyed by my fans,” says Mehndi.
He further adds, “There’s a song each for every mindset, I’ve even delved in Haryanvi this time so from Sufi to Mild Rock, from Bhangra to Raggae, from classical to a song that wakes up your conscience on issues that need our immediate attention, there is a song for everybody. Tumba is not a contrived attempt to deliver accessible music. Not just better, but a lot bigger,” quips Mehndi.