Rapper Viruss: Akshay Kumar told me Bam Bholle has superb energy
The singer and rapper on making his Bollywood debut with Laxmii
Singer and rapper Viruss is making Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar’s Laxmii. Viruss’ original rap song Bam Bhole, which was released by ACME MUSIC three years back, has been recreated for the film.
Sharing his excitement on collaborating with Akshay, Viruss said, “The original song, Bam Bhole, was already a hit with more than 350 million+ views when the makers approached us. Everyone was already in love with it. However, they wanted to add more energy to the song as the story and the situation in the film required it. That is where Team Ullumanati stepped in and added more power and a Bollywood flavour to it and now, it definitely sounds like a Bholenath Bollywood anthem.”
Viruss revealed that everyone, including Akshay, admired this work. “Appreciations came from each one of them but the best one was from the man himself - Akshay Kumar. He told me that he had heard the original version earlier and absolutely loved it. He also added that the song has superb energy and a very positive vibe. He was very excited and energetic on the sets,” Viruss said.
He recalled that it was Anup Kumar, owner of Ullumanati, who made everything happen. “Anup Paaji came in touch with the makers and the music coordinator Azeem Dayani. Anup ji was initially planning to give this song to a Telugu film. But Akshay Kumar expressed his willingness to release it in his movie. That’s how we came to a conclusion and recreated this for Laxmii. I am sure people will love it as much as they love the original version.”
Laxmii is releasing on Disney+ Hotstar on November 9.