Imitation or inspiration? Mahira Khan channels Madhuri Dixit-Nene in 'Noori' from 'Superstar'

Published: July 22, 2019
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KARACHI: Superstar might just give Mahira Khan the material and depth her career needs at the moment: a role that is unlike her previous characters. Directed by Ehteshamuddin of Sadqay Tumhare fame, the possibility exists.

With the release of the second song from the upcoming film – titled  Noori – the starlet channels her inner Madhuri Dixit.

The song begins with Mahira’s killer kohl-rimmed gaze. Clad in a bright orange and blue ghagra choli, Mahira as Noori swirls and twirls to the beat of the song sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Jabar Abbas. Penned by Shakeel Sohail, the lyrics talk about her character, with music composed by Azaan Sami Khan.

The choreography seems to be inspired by Madhuri’s super popular, dance number Ghagra from the 2013 Bollywood film Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani. The thumkas, the wardrobe, the beat and the way the camera captures Mahira as she dances her way through a crowd of backup dancers – it is all so familiar. Is this imitation or inspiration? We leave it to you.

Noori also features Osman Khalid Butt in a cameo, reminding the audiences of Ranbir Kapoor in Ghagra. The Baaji actor is an ace dancer and he proves it in this number. If anything, he is giving Mahira a run for her money.

The film boasts of a stellar cast with Bilal Ashraf as the lead alongside Mahira. Nadeem Baig, Javaid Sheikh, Marina Khan, Asma Abbas, Saife Hassan, Alizay Shah and Ali Kazmi also star in Superstar, with special appearances by Hania Amir and Syra Shahroz.

Superstar is all set to hit cinemas this Eidul Azha.

Watch the full video song here:

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