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Akshay in the shoes of Vinod Khanna

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The trend of remixing old hit numbers and presenting it as a new version, picturised on the current stars, has picked up in a big way. The latest number that had India grooving was Rishi Kapoor's chartbuster "Bachna Ae Haseeno" from Hum Kissi Se Kum Nahin, which was remixed by Vishal-Shekhar and then picturised on Rishi's son, the new teenage heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.

The super success of the number seems to have worked like a catalyst and now we have confirmed news that Nikhil Advani's latest project, Chandni Chowk To China is going in with a similar plan. The chosen song is the iconic "Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost" (from Aap Ki Khatir, 1977), the number which proved Bappi da's mettle as a singer and made him a familiar name, such was its popularity. While the original number was picturised on Vinod Khanna and Rekha, this time around its Bollywood's very own, 'Khiladi', Akshay Kumar, who will groove to the infectious number in the January 16 release.

While on the "Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost", Bappi Lahiri has already re – recorded the number. The music of Chandni Chowk To China is by Nikhil Advani's favourites Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and is expected to be out sometimes in early December.

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