Veteran Actress Sarika Does A Qawwalli!

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Vetaran actress Sarika performing a Qawwalli song sequence in Bejoy Nambiar's 'David'
Vetaran actress Sarika performing a Qawwalli song sequence in Bejoy Nambiar’s ‘David’

Veteran actress Sarika turned down a part in Bejoy Nambiar’s David. But she happily agreed to do an item song in the film.

The song, a remix of the old classic Sufi Qawwalli Damadam mast kalander has been shot in black-and-white.

Nambiar who’s delighted at this unexpected turn of events says he never thought the veteran actress would be interested.

“Not only was Sarikaji keen to do the song she even helped us with its choreography,” says the director happily.

Apparently there was no professional choreographer on the sets. That’s when Sarika who loves to dance in real life, stepped in.

Says Bejoy, “My Assistant Director Elizabeth Perreira Pundit and I decided to choreograph the Qawwalli. And Sarikaji too decided to add her own inputs into it. The Qawwalli finally ended up looking smoking hot.”

To retain a ‘classic’ look Bejoy shot the Qawwalli in black-and-white. It therefore exudes the same old-world feeling as the great Qawwallis from the black-and-white era such as Na to karvan ki talaash hai in Barsaat Ki Ek Raat and Nigahen milane ko jee chahta hai in Dil Hi To Hai.