Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

Makers of Kangana Ranaut-starrer 'Thalaivi' recently dropped the new track titled 'Chali Chali' and announced a dance challenge.

While several fans have shared their versions of the same and replicated the steps, an edited video shows Karan Johar dancing to Kangana's song. Reacting to the same, Ranaut tweeted: "Best video so far #ChaliChaliChallenge."

The song, which released on Friday, captures the initial phase of Jayalalithaa's cinematic career.

Taking cues from Jayalalithaa's first film Vennira Adai (1965), 'Chali Chali' replicates the iconic looks of the actor to perfection with Kangana embodying the persona of the legendary yesteryear superstar.

The song has a retro vibe, with sequences featuring Kangana dancing with flowers, twirling in sarees, swinging with smiles, all of which were common sights on screen in those days.

Shooting entirely in a studio format like the old times, the shoot lasted for 3 days capturing the varied looks of Jayalalithaa through the song. The song has been sung by Saindhavi Prakash and its lyrics have been penned by Irshad Kamil.

Ranaut prepared for the song for almost a month before shooting it.

"Jayalalithaa ji's persona on screen was alluring and it was a great responsibility to recreate the same in 'Thalaivi'. However, given the strong screen presence of our very own four-time National Award winner Kangana ji, she worked really hard and rehearsed the song almost for a month to get utmost perfection and the shoot unfolded quite smoothly," the director said.

Thalaivi is slated to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on April 23.

(With agency inputs)

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