Mallika Vs. Helen

After Kareena Kapoor, now Mallika Sherawat is doing a Helen number. Mallika will be seen gyrating to the tunes of Mehbooba Mehbooba, not in Ramu's Sholay but in Himesh Reshammiya's debut film.

For those who are unaware, Himesh had composed the 'Mehbooba-A Tribute To Panchamda', for Ramgopal Varma's version of SHOLAY, but just like the frequently changing cast of Ramu's movie, Himesh, who was to score the music, was dropped and Ramu got the 'Mehbooba' song recorded in the voice of Sukhwinder and Sunidhi.

Coming back to the Himesh-Mallika video, while Himesh has done quite a decent job (with a mike in his hand), it is Mallika, who really sizzles and makes the promotional number a real scorcher, justifying her reported 1.5 crore price.

The Mehbooba song, from Sholay, which is being used by Himesh Reshammiya for his film Aap Ka Suroor, just seems to getting bigger every day. We already know that producer Vijay Taneja has bought the rights of the song. The producer is leaving no stone unturned in his effort to recreate the magic of Mehbooba.

Actress Mallika Sherawat will be looking to better the Helen act in the song. Chalking out her moves for this will be ace choreographer Saroj Khan. Mickey Contractor will do her make-up and stylists Dilshad and Ashley will be working on her look. As Himesh has gone on record, saying that the song is their tribute to the musical legend R.D. Burman. The director Prashant Chadha is going all out to create a memorable experience. Well, seeing how great the original was, we can only wonder at how Sherawat & Co are going to better that.

Watch both videos & Judge yourself.
Mallika - Mehbooba Mehbooba - [Aap ka Suroor - 2007]

Helen - Mehbooba Mehbooba [Sholay - 1975]