Nar­gis rep­re­sents that East­meets-West swag: Parichay

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Indo-Cana­dian com­poser and singer, Parichay (right), cites the North Amer­i­can con­nect as rea­son for col­lab­o­rat­ing with ac­tor Nar­gis Fakhri (above) for his lat­est sin­gle — Habitaan Vi­gaad Di, which also fea­tures Cana­dian rap­per Kar­di­nal Off­ishall. Shot in Toronto, the mu­sic video fea­tures Nar­gis as a fan­tasy chick. On why Nar­gis was the best choice for this song, Parichay says, “This song has an in­ter­na­tional sound with a sen­sual vibe. I knew we had to get Nar­gis to fea­ture in it — she’s hot and rep­re­sents that East-meets-West swag. I wanted to make this a main­stream Bol­ly­wood/ Pun­jabi col­lab­o­ra­tion and know­ing she is from NYC, I thought she would fit in well, as Kar­di­nal and I are from Toronto, so we all have that North Amer­i­can con­nec­tion.”

Asked how he man­aged to get her di­alect right, since Nar­gis is not well-versed with Pun­jabi and Hindi, Parichay shares, “Ac­tu­ally she made my life eas­ier just by want­ing to get it right. We kept dub­bing her part un­til she nailed the lead-vo­cals and har­monies. She’s singing a catchy part of the hook sec­tion, which is in Hindi and Pun­jabi — she sounds great,” says the singer.

There were re­ports that Nar­gis took as many as 100 takes to get her pro­nun­ci­a­tion right. Nar­gis, how­ever, re­futes the re­ports. “I think 100 is an ex­ag­ger­ated fig­ure but I did take a lot of takes. First of all, I’m not a trained singer. Se­condly, I don’t know Pun­jabi. So I took a chance and it was great,” she says.

“But now that I’ve tried this, it has sparked an in­ter­est in me. So, maybe I’ll take some singing lessons soon,” she adds.

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