As Piya Basanti turns 20, Nauheed Cyrusi recreates the song as a tribute. Watch video


Late 90s and early 2000 was the time when unbiased music reached its peak. From Lucky Ali to Euphoria, new voices and genres of music discovered an viewers in India. Years later, a few of these tracks nonetheless refuse to get outdated. One such instance is Lucky Ali’s song Oh Sanam, which went viral lately after the singer posted a clip of it on Instagram.

Months later, actor Nauheed Cyrusi took her followers on a nostalgic journey when she posted a recreated model of “Piya Basanti,” celebrating 20 years of its launch. The 1.6-minute video, which she posted on Monday, has managed to tug the proper chords together with her followers and music lovers.

The video options Nauheed, who made her debut in the movie trade with the unique monitor. Sharing the clip on her social media handles, Nauheed wrote, “It has been TWENTY YEARS since and I knew this had to be done!!! So, we came together to recreate this piece of LOVE. This little video is simply a TRIBUTE to a song that changed my life TWENTY YEARS AGO!!!”

When received in contact with Nauheed, she gave the credit score of the recreated model to the maker Rahul Singh Datta. She mentioned, “The only person I thought could keep the innocence of the song intact was Rahul. He is a genius.” She added, “Piya Basanti changed my life forever. When we shot it 20 years ago, we had no clue what we were making. When it completed 20 years, I knew I had to do something. It (the video) feels like an old song in a new skin. This has been done only as a tribute (to the original).”

Walking down the reminiscence lane, the Jai Ho actor advised us the way it was to shoot the unique monitor. “There were so many little things that happened during the shoot. We shot in a place that had no hotels. I remember that the girls lived in a church while the men lived in houses. Nobody knew what the outcome (of the song) was going to be like,” the 38-year-old advised us.

Talking about the response to the new model of the song, Nauheed mentioned that her social media is filled with optimistic feedback, which is making her “happy.” “We didn’t know it would gain eyeballs. This was a refreshing change with everything that was going on.”

The recreated model of Piya Basanti has been sung by Mallika, who shared her expertise with us. “Of course, the belly churn was there but I am very happy to be a part of this. Piya Basanti is one of the songs that I’ve grown listening to. So, it was a good feeling to make it mine, just a little bit.”

Listen to the unique monitor right here:

Composer Kabeer Kathpalia, who composed the new model of Piya Basanti, advised us, “I wanted to reinterpret the song through my aesthetic. I have tried being as respectful of the classic original since we all love that song, especially being a 90’s kid! Mallika sent me a phone recording, which I processed and created the music around it.”

Piya Basanti, launched below Sony Music label, was initially sung by the legendary singers Ok S Chithra and Ustad Sultan Khan. The song went on to change into a big success and even gained an International Viewer Choice award at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in the Hindi pop style.


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