ONE STEP AT A TIME

Tehelka - - VANITYFAIR - com­piled by NISHITA JHA

Di­rec­tor San­jay Gupta has fallen un­der the sway that Woody Allen re­ferred to as the Golden Age fal­lacy — the be­lief that he would have been hap­pier had he be­longed to a dif­fer­ent era. Ob­sessed with the idea of get­ting Bi­pasha Basu to per­form a “pure and palat­able” mu­jra for his lat­est film, Shootout at Wadala, Gupta has given lyri­cist Anand Raj Anand ref­er­ences from the songs of Bazaar, Pa­keezah and Um­rao Jaan.

With that lock­down on ref­er­ences, the words might hit the right key, but how will the sub­tle “adayein” of a mu­jra fit? Our Bips can barely bop to hip-hop. We sus­pect in­vent­ing a time ma­chine might just be eas­ier, San­jay.

Golden girl Bi­pasha Basu

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