Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar starrer Mohra was known for its song Tip Tip Barsa Pani. The sensual dance numbers still remain one of the biggest hits of Raveena Tandon. Now, Rohit Shetty has brought the iconic number back in his film Sooryavanshi and this time it’s Katrina Kaif who is dancing in saree as it rains. Farah Khan, who has coreographed the redux, spoke about how it was to revisit the song.
When asked about the pressure she felt when she set out do the song, Farah said, “Of course! I mean it is Tip Tip Barsa Paani. It is an iconic song, so there was huge pressure on all of us to deliver and do justice to it. Also, don’t forget Katrina and I had Sheila Ki Jawani looming on our heads, so there was that added factor that we had to live up to expectations from our fans.”
She said that working with Katrina Kaif on the song was an absolute delight. She is in her best shape and looking stunning, so to work with her on Tip Tip was just perfect, she added.
“The idea was not to go overtly sensual like the original song. Rohit (Shetty) had a very different vision for the new version. The original Tip Tip Barsa Paani came out some 27 years ago and clearly, things have changed since then. So, we wanted to make the song look very current. There was also the fact that the visuals of the original song and that yellow sari are so iconic that they are still imprinted on our minds. Add Raveena (Tandon) to that, who is a dear friend, and her appeal. So, I didn’t want her going for my neck (laughs),” she said.
When asked about Raveena’s insights on the song, Farah shared, “Raveena was the first one to call me and say that the song is looking fab and Katrina is looking so good. Even Manish (Malhotra) was of the thought that we go away from the visuals of the original song and he’s made Katrina look like a million bucks. I also don’t think anyone could have done justice to Tip Tip, other than Katrina.”