Baaghi 3 brings back Bappi Lahiri’s iconic Ek Aankh Maaru Toh
The new version, titled Bhankas, has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi and sung by Bappi Lahiri, Dev Negi, and Jonita Gandhi
After Dus Bahane 2.0, the makers of Baaghi 3 have recreated the iconic song Ek Aankh Maaru Toh from Tohfa (1984).
While the original number, composed by Bappi Lahiri, was a playful duet voiced by Kishore Kumar-Asha Bhosle, the 2020 version (titled Bhankas) has Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor doing a tapori dance.
The song plays out at Riteish Deshmukh and Ankita Lokhande’s wedding sequence in the film. It was shot over three days on a set in Mumbai with 300 background dancers.
Bhankas has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi and sung by Bappi Lahiri, Dev Negi, and Jonita Gandhi.
“Thirty-five years ago, I created Ek Aankh Maaru Toh for Jeetendra and Sridevi and it got me a lot of love,” Bappi da shares.
“It was (producer) Sajid Nadiadwala’s idea to get the iconic track back, as he believes the song can be a superhit again. Given that Tamma Tamma worked big time, I am sure this one with Tiger and Shraddha will also do wonders. My songs from the ’80s are relevant even today.”
Baaghi 3 is directed by Ahmed Khan. The film is set to release on March 6.