T-Series artist, singer Neeti Mohan, known for her popular tracks such as Bawara Mann and Naam Hai Mera is all set to surprise her fans with her new single Kanha Re.
Joining her to surprise you are her two sisters Shakti and Mukti, who feature in the video of the traditional folk song based on Raag Kedar Bandish.
Speaking about how the idea of Kanha Re took birth Neeti says, “I had learnt the bandish Kanha Re during college and I had taught it to Shakti and Mukti, who were at that time in school. One day I was singing Kanha re at home and my sisters were singing along too. That’s when we decided to make a dance video on the same. So we added extra bols to the tarana so that we could perform Kathak on it.”
The picturisation of the video took two long days and nights for it to
to be completed. The dance part took the longest to shoot as it needed perfect camera movements to capture the Kathak nuances. Adds Neeti, “I had to shoot my parts during sunrise because we wanted to show devotion and that’s the perfect time for praying. Shakti’s shots are with little girls who are playing gopis, they fight over Kanha’s basuri. Mukti is playing a wife, Rukmini, so she is seen wearing jewellery and dressing up for Krishna.”
T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar adds, “Kanha Re, falling into the classical mould is a very different kind of Single that we have experimented with. We are hopeful that people with a classical bent of mind will appreciate the effort.”
The video has been choreographed by Kruti Mahesh, who also choreographed the much-talked-about Ghoomar in Padmavaat. “Since, it’s a very fast paced routine, it took us a few days to perfect our dance parts but Kruti made sure we did well. We are thankful to Kruti,” informs Neeti.
Interestingly, this is the first time the Mohan sisters will be seen together in a music video. Kanha Re is a semi classical composition based on Raag Kedar. “We want to dedicate this song and video to all who love Indian classical music and dance,” signs off Neeti.