The keenly awaited Vidya Balan-starrer Tumhari Sulu pays a tribute to Sridevi’s iconic song Hawa Hawai from Mr. India. The film has an office party scene where the characters played by Vidya (Sulu), Neha Dhupia (Maria) and RJ Malishka (Albeli Anjali) are dancing to the tunes of the erstwhile Kavita Krishnamurthy track. The gratifying part is that the original vocals of Kavita have not been altered.
However, Vidya, a well-known Sridevi fan in real life, is quick to point out that the new Hawa Hawai 2.0 is not a remake or attempt to recreate the original. It is a fun, uptempo moment in the film where the trio gets to dance on a song that they all have enjoyed listening to while growing up.
Vidya asserts, “We are not recreating or remaking the original. It is us dancing at a party. Because you cannot do a Sridevi song. Only Sridevi can do a Sridevi track. I just danced through Hawa Hawai in the film because it was so much fun.”
Tumhari Sulu hits theatres worldwide on November 17. It is a T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment production.