Did you know that Vidya Balan was 5 years old when “Hawa Hawai” released ?


The forthcoming Vidya Balan-starrer “Tumhari Sulu” is a fun, aspirational story of a housewife who believes that she can have a life outside the walls of her home. The trailer of the film has already received immense love and appreciation, and the film has been placed on the list of the most anticipated releases of the year.


However, apart from the fact that Vidya plays the lead role of Sulu in the film, the film revisits one of the most iconic Bollywood songs. “Tumhari Sulu” has a recreation of Sridevi’s hit track “Hawa Hawai” that is still a rage and favourite for people of all ages. What is interesting though is that Vidya Balan was barely 5 years old when the original “Hawa Hawai” from “Mr. India” released in 1987. Her memories of the song are that of being a little girl awestruck by the melody and quirkiness of the song.


When Vidya came on set to shoot the song with co-stars Neha Dhupia and RJ Malishka, she couldn’t help but go back in time and revisit her memory of “Hawa Hawai” when she was a little girl.

“I may have been five or six years old when the song released. As a child, I absolutely loved the song. I can’t believe that so many years later I am actually featuring in it. When I was informed about it during pre-production, I was both excited and anxious. It made me very nostalgic. Ours is a happy interpretation…an office party song. We had fun doing it!” smiles Balan.

The magic of the song is the fact that even after so many decades the tune and melody of “Hawa Hawai” is etched in the minds of every bonafide Bollywood lover.


The original track was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and the choreography by Saroj Khan. “Hawa Hawai 2.0” is the handing over of a legacy from one superstar Sridevi to another, Vidya Balan. Tumhari Sulu, directed by Suresh Triveni, hits theatres on November 17.  It is a T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment film.


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