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After ‘Sanu Ek Pal’ another Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s iconic song recreated for RAID

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Ajay Devgn and Ileana D'Cruz in a still from RAID Ajay Devgn and Ileana D'Cruz in a still from RAID
Ajay Devgn and Ileana D'Cruz in a still from RAID

After the recreation of the romantic ballad ‘Sanu Ik Pal’, the makers of RAID have now recreated another chart-topping melody of late Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Titled ‘Nit Khair Manga’, the track has been recreated in parts by lyricist Manoj Muntashir and sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s singer-nephew, Rahat.

“The song has been picturized on Ajay, who plays an upright and no-nonsense income tax officer and Ileana, who will be seen in the role of his supportive and brave wife. The song offers a glimpse into the onscreen couple’s life and the love, care and warmth they share in the film. It’s shot across Lucknow including landmark locations such as Hussainabad Clock Tower, Rumi Darwaza, Bada Imambada, Kudiya Ghat and Residency”, said director Rajkumar Gupta.

Composer Tanishk Bagchi, who has recreated the song, said, “When you hear it, you’ll understand that not just the hook line, the entire song is new. But I also wanted to retain the original’s essence. The good part about Rahat sir’s singing is that he understands the feel of a song which always helps. ‘Nit Khair’ is a powerful romantic number.”

Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, Raid is directed by Raj Kumar Gupta. The film will hit the silver screens on March 16,2018.

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