‘Raees’ song ‘Udi Udi Jaye’ shows SRK-Mahira’s romantic journey


After the remixed ‘Laila Main Laila’ and romantic ‘Zaalima’, Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ is out with its festive number 'Udi Udi Jaye', ahead of Makar Sankranti. It is a foot-tapping, vibrant romantic number featuring Shah Rukh and Mahira Khan, set in the backdrop of the festivities of Gujarat and brings out the essence of the state.

The video begins with Mahira, beautiful in a blue suit dancing in front of the mirror uninhibitedly, and Shah Rukh watching her. The actor is wickedly charming as he comes up to the Pakistani beauty. The scene then shift to the terrace where colourful kites are swarming the skyline. There is an elaborate garba sequence with the lead pair, dressed in bright traditional attire, match their steps to the dance form in the beautiful setting of lamps and chandeliers. Towards the end of the song, Shah Rukh and Mahira are seen getting married in Islamic way, and the bride winks at her groom when he sees her in the mirror.

Sukhwinder Singh, Bhoomi Trivedi and Karsan Sagathia and lent their vocals to the song which has been composed by Ram Sampath. Javed Akhtar has penned the beautiful lyrics.

‘Raees’ marks the Bollywood debut of Mahira, and also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The crime drama has been directed by Rahul Dholakia and co-produced by Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment. The film is set to release on January 25.