The song launch of the of the peppy number Gulaabo from the Shaandaar soundtrack at Taj Lands End was a glittery event. The song was played twice followed by a laudable performance by the leading duo Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. The launch was followed by the paparazzi’s questions most of which were answered by the stars and while some they chose to avoid.
Shahid and Alia strike an adorable pose after their performance
The groovy track catches on pretty quick. Sanah Kapoor, Shahid‘s younger sister who debuts with this film, caught everyone’s attention with her amazing screen presence. She plays Alia’s sister in the movie and like Shahid mentioned at the event, the two look quite similar. When someone from the audience asked if Alia and Shahid look similar, Alia retorted, "I hope not!"
After Gandh phelana it’s selfie time!
Mucche hain Shaandaar!
Shahid and Alia did not shy away from shaking their legs at various instances. They even got the quite reticent director Vikas Bahl to do a step! Bosco from the Bosco-Caesar duo, who has choreographed the song seemed quite happy with the way the song has turned out. Shahid comically lamented how Vikas had expressed happiness at working with his father Pankaj Kapoor and his sister Sanah but he did not bother to mention how it was working with him.
The dashing choregrapher of Gulaabo, Bosco and the talented director Vikas Bahl were in the best of their elements.
With the trailer and this song already garnering online hits, one can only expect good things from this movie.
A few laughs and entertainment throughout, summing it up, this was a fun launch!
Photo credits: Kedar Argekar