It’s been a few days when filmmakers revealed that actress Mehwish Hayat is all set to appear on silver screens this time as Gangster Guriya in the upcoming film Baaji.
The newly released song has created quite a stir as film fans do not support the concept of item number that too in Pakistani films.
Taking it to social media, the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz laureate came forward defending her choice for doing an item number in the films.
Mehwish Hayat wrote: “To do these dance numbers has been my choice. As an actress and performer, it is my job. As a woman I find my work empowering. Dance to me is aesthetically the purest form of art”.
To do these dance numbers has been my choice. As an actress and performer it is my job. As a woman I find my work empowering. Dance to me is aesthetically the purest form of art. https://t.co/KzGNoXJXhU
Incase you’ve missed it here’s the link ☝🏻
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) June 21, 2019
This is not the first time, Mehwish doing a cameo in a film. It was 5 years ago when she appeared in the sizzling dance number Billi (Na Maloom Afraad) and later in and ‘Chirrya’ (Chhalawa).
Recalling her first item number experience, Mehwish wrote about her latest dance number:
“Oops, I did it again! After 5 years another cameo that I am very proud of. R u ready for Gangster Guriya?A woman in control of herself & knows wat she wants! ” You can’t play me boy. nahi hoon mai khilona”.”
Oops I did it again!
After 5 years another cameo that I am very proud of. R u ready for Gangster Guriya?A woman in control of herself & knows wat she wants! ”You can't play me boy..nahi hoon mai khilona”👊🏻
Thank you @aClockworkObi,Saqib Malik,Taha,Akif ILyas,Anila,Mo Azmi n team pic.twitter.com/7QQ0gX4URf
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) June 20, 2019
The creative director and the lyricist for the song Gangster Guriya is Osman Khalid Butt, the music is by Taha Malik and the vocals are by Sunidhi Chohan.
This is how Twitter reacts over Gangster Guriya :
Jaani Copy krletey but kuch tou change krdetay…
Who can recall the movie from where this is copied?? pic.twitter.com/XM2CSW5Eg4
— Zainwain (@zainwain) June 20, 2019
What do you think Is this coincident or inspiration?
Clicks from Mehwish Hayat latest song Gangster Guriya and Katrina Kaif's Husun Parcham from Zero.@MehwishHayat correct me if I am wrong pic.twitter.com/qPtuDd41Lh
— جنيد خان ثورك (@junaidkhan301) June 19, 2019
If revival of Pak Cinema is abt sultry item songs with vulgar lyrics, then why loathe Indian content?
What is exclusivity of Pak Cinema over Bolly?
Why #GangsterGuriya? Why not Sheila ki Jawani? @iamhamzaabbasi @saminatv @mshaanshahid @faysalquraishi @iVeenaKhan @mubasherlucman
— Umar (@UBK86) June 20, 2019
— Sherlock Holmes 👓 (@ImShehrozAhmad) June 21, 2019
All those calling out @MehwishHayat on the recent song #GangsterGuriya as an item number and going all Holier than Thou preaching this shouldn't be in our films..I just need to confirm this
"Are you not the same person praising Katrina & Sunny Leone for their 'graceful talent' ?"
— Faraz Ahmed (@CrazeeGentleman) June 20, 2019
Film Baaji is slated for release on 28th of June.