Anu Malik notices a new superstar in Varun Dhawan

Anu Malik (right) seen here with Varun Dhawan
Anu Malik (right) seen here with Varun Dhawan

Bollywood singer-composer Anu Malik who sang Oonchi Hai Building for Judwaa starring Salman Khan, has also sung the recreated version of the song in Varun Dhawan starrer Judwaa 2.

“I sang this song for Salman Khan and now I have sung it for Varun Dhawan. Salman will always be a superstar. Salman took the song to a different level, but when I saw the (recreated version of the) song I also found a new superstar in Varun,” Malik said.

The new version of the song has been picturised on Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu. The singer-composer said that no major changes have been done in the recreated version of the song.

“We have just changed the beat to make it more contemporary,” Malik said.

Talking about his feelings over the response that the song has garnered, Anu Malik said, “I feel very elated because with the song which we recorded 20 years ago, we had no clue what we were doing. We just knew that we wanted to make a hit number. I was encouraged by Sajid Nadiadwala and David Dhawan… After 20 years, he makes ‘Judwaa 2’ and calls me again and uses my tunes and says, ‘Anu, I want you to sing for Varun’. The best compliment Sajid gave me was by saying ‘We struck gold by taking you for the song’, and David gave me a message ‘You are true hero’ of ‘Judwaa 2’… The song released and got 18 million views in just three days. Sajid told me that this is also a reaffirmation of your voice because you have got more credit this time than last time.”

Apart from Judwaa 2, Anu Malik is currently composing music for JP Dutta’s Paltan.