British Asian singer Jaz Dhami is seen in a new music video for ‘High Heels’ from Ki and Ka (2016), alongside the ever so dynamic Arjun Kapoor.
“I always saw Bollywood as a natural progression in my career.”
Having enjoyed a sensational success from reviving ‘High Heels’ for Ki and Ka (2016), Jaz Dhami appears in a new version of the music video alongside Arjun Kapoor.
Chosen as the first song for the film which stars Bollywood goddess Kareena Kapoor and the fun-loving hunk Arjun Kapoor, its popularity has made Jaz’s entry into a new market much easier.
Jaz made his Bollywood debut with ‘Humne Pee Rakhi Hai’ in January 2016 for the film Sanam Re, which has received a warm welcome from fans.
He tells Hindustan Times: “I always saw Bollywood as a natural progression in my career and that’s why I waited to start my career here.
“When I started off as a singer, I was from a classical background. So my music was not really commercial like Bollywood music.”
But Jaz is keen to explore various musical styles, perhaps in India where he is beginning to attract a new audience and following.
He continues: “I have always maintained that I want to do different type of songs. I want to be challenged as an artist and try different genres.
“I just don’t want people to say that I can just sing dance numbers, or that I can sing only romantic songs. I want them to know I can sing any genre.”
‘High Heels’ could not be more perfect as his second musical release in Bollywood. Its first video has easily picked up over 16 million views in a month, so we should expect nothing less extraordinary for the latest version featuring the popular British Asian singer.
Jaz adds: “When I was asked if I’d be happy to have Kareena Kapoor performing to my song, I said yes straight away!
“She’s a class apart, and she’s done a great job in the movie and my song.”
Watch the new video of ‘High Heels Te Nachche’ from Ki and Ka here:
The original ‘High Heels’, featuring Yo Yo Honey Singh, was also a mega hit at the time of release back in 2013.
Listen to it the original version here:
Jaz Dhami will be next seen performing live for BBC Asian Network Live on April 30, 2016 at the Hammersmith Apollo. Find out how to win tickets here.
Images courtesy of Jaz Dhami Twitter and Arjun Kapoor Facebook
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