Satyameva Jayate Nora Fatehi Dilbar tops YouTube Global Charts
Moroccan-Canadian actress Nora Fatehi has an enormous fan following on Instagram, where she enthralls her audience with incredible belly-dancing skills, afro, hip-hop and others.Her latest stint, the Dilbar remake, in Milap Zaveri’s Satyameva Jayate, starring John Abraham has smashed all records and has now topped YouTube Global Charts, leaving behind songs like Girls Like You by Maroon 5 and X by Nicki Minaj.
Nora is overwhelmed with the response to Dilbar. In an interview to a daily, she had said, “It’s crazy! The response is phenomenal. It’s very funny that I’m being appreciated for my dance moves because when I was young, I was made fun of as nobody thought I was able to dance.”
While there were obvious comparisons with Sushmita Sen’s popular number from the 1999 film, Nora said the intent was never to copy the original song. “It’s not like we tried to remake it exactly how it was. We just did a different take on it. The whole vibe and look of the song is different. Nobody will ever beat Sushmita Sen, because she is iconic, the song was iconic,” the actor said.
Composer Tanishk Bagchi has revived the ’90s track to a more energetic modern dance number with an Arabic flavour, while retaining some of Alka Yagnik’s original vocals. Additional lyrics, penned by Shabbir Ahmed, have been sung by Neha Kakkar and newbie Dhvani Bhanushali, with some verses rapped by Ikka. The music video features Nora Fatehi and John Abraham.
Responding to the positive reception the song has garnered, Bhanushali told Hindustan Times, “It feels amazing. I’m thrilled that something like this has happened so early on, in my career. I feel blessed. It’s motivating.