Sanober Kabir, the petite young girl who made her big screen debut close to a decade back with MOTHER 98, is back in the limelight. She would be seen performing on an item number where she is required to dance in front of Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgan for the film MEHBOOBA. The song is titled 'Babuji Bahut Dukhta Hai' which is rendered by Alka Yagnik, written by Late Anand Bakshi and composed by Ismail Darbar.
Everything from sets to costumes to a fort setting has a strong Rajasthani folk setting to it with Sanober getting into a naughty act. The number takes off from where 'Nimbooda' [HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM] left and though it could have easily breached into the territory of being vulgar, Anand Bakshi saab has done a right job in drawing a fine line with Alka Yagnik too giving a certain grace to the proceedings.
Incidentally the song was picturised more than 4 years back but is being seen only now since the film continued to get delayed over the period of time. However, to the credit of the people associated with the film, they have gone all out to ensure that MEHBOOBA doesn't look dated by any means.
Now one waits to see how 'Babuji' manages to resurrect Sanober's career who otherwise has been busy doing her music vidoes, most notable being the remix version of 'Meri Ber Ke Ber Mat Todo' which had turned out to be a huge hit. With her film career hardly paying off (each of her films from MOTHER 98 to ANGAAR - THE FIRE, BASTI and KYON? were resounding flops), 'Babuji' may well help Sanober grab some eyeballs in weeks to come.
Starring Manisha Koirala in lead, MEHBOOBA is produced and directed by Afzal Khan and is now all set for 11th July release.