Alia’s ‘Tip tip barsa’ stint for ‘Rustom’

Mumbai : Alia Bhatt sizzles in a yellow sari as she gyrates seductively to “Tip tip barsa paani” – a la Raveena Tandon — as a promotional stint for Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming release “Rustom”.

The song had originally featured Akshay with Raveena, and is said to be one of the most sensuously shot rain songs in Bollywood.

After a string of Hindi film celebrities like Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor chose their own unique way to promote Akshay’s “Rustom”, Alia decided to do it this way.

She shared a video in which she is draped in a bright yellow sari, and she grooves to the 1990s song like no one’s watching.

After the video ends, Alia is heard saying: “Kya kar rahe ho yaar, cut! Mujhe kya dekh rahe ho…jaake ‘Rustom’ dekho na… One day to go! (What are you doing guys? Cut! What are you watching me for? Go watch ‘Rustom’…One day to go)”

“The madness that comes along with the excitement! Just One day for ‘Rustom’ Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta,” she captioned the 43-second video.

Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, Akshay’s ‘Rustom’ is slated to hit the silver screen on Friday. The thriller, inspired by a real life incident in the 1950s, also features Ileana D’Cruz, Arjan Bajwa and Esha Gupta.


Honoured to be part of Ajay’s directorial: Sayyeshaa

Debutante Sayyeshha, who is gearing up for the release of the upcoming film “Shivaay”, says it’s a great honour for her to be a part of actor-filmmaker Ajay Devgn’s directorial.

“It gives me great honour to be a part of his (Ajay) directorial film. That doesn’t happen very often, so I couldn’t have asked for a better debut,” Sayyeshaa said here.

The actress, who is the grandniece of veteran Bollywood actress Saira Banu, considers herself “fortunate that Ajay sir gave me the opportunity to become a small part of ‘Shivaay’.”

Praising the “Singham” star, Sayyeshaa said he is very talented and “very accurate” when it comes to direction.

“He knows exactly what he wants, which made my life easier,” she added.

Asked if Ajay scolded her on the set, she said, “I didn’t get any scolding, Ajay sir is the most calm, cool person that you will ever find. He is strict in the way that he knows what exactly he wants. So till he gets that, he will make sure the take is shot.”

The film promises a bundle of action sequences, scenic backdrops, and an intriguing storyline. It has been shot in the scenic locales of the Balkan mountains of Bulgaria, Hyderabad and Uttarakhand.