FEATURE: International Pop Stars Freak on Desi Item Numbers!


Videshi music artists have been hot-favorites among the Indian youth. Gone are the days when girls would die to get a glimpse of their favorite late Michael Jackson on the stage. Pop icon Madonna too was amazed to see the popularity of western musicians in India. With the cinema going global, filmmakers today at the snap of their finger and obviously with the right money can bring in any of the international stars on-board. With Kylie Minogue as the latest entrant, the thirst for international stars among Indian audience has been quenched. It was heard that Madonna and the popular RnB singer Rihanna were the first choice of the filmmakers.

Nevertheless, Kylie looks gorgeous than ever, dancing on the tunes of ‘Chiggy Wiggy’ with Akshay Kumar in Blue. This is a duet sung by Kylie herself, along with Sonu Nigam on music of A.R Rahman. Kylie has also lent a solo performance for the promotional video in the movie. But how can we forget the ever-beautiful Thai girl Tata Young who started the trend of videshis in desi films.

Tata Young: This beautiful diva made many a hearts go flutter with her innocent sex appeal on screen. She not only gave her voice, but also set the screen on blaze with a stupendous chemistry with three hotties of B-town namely John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra. Yash Raj Film’s Dhoom showcased this international star in the most sensuous avatar ever.

Snoop Dogg: Did anyone imagine in his/her wildest dreams that Snoop Dogg would don a ‘pagdi’, ever? Yes, this international star did not mind wearing a ‘pagdi’ and take a bow as a ‘Sikh’ with Akshay Kumar in much celebrated title number from Singh is Kinng. Cordazar Calvin Broadus a.k.a Snoop Dogg is a Grammy Award-nominated American rapper, and record producer.

Vanessa Mae: A Thai by birth, this British Pop and classical musician went in collaboration with A R Rahman for her album ‘Choreography’. A. R. Rahman composed a song titled ‘Raga’s Dance’ which was roped in the album in 2004. This international star’s music is described as ‘violin techno acoustic fusion’.

-Esha Razdan/ Sampurn Media

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