The makers of John Abraham starrer Satyameva Jayate have recreated the 1990s hit (Sushmita Sen’s) ‘Dilbar’ for their upcoming thriller. The original track from the 1999 film ‘Sirf Tum’ featured Sushmita Sen and Sanjay Kapoor, the recreated version features John alongside Nora Fatehi. Helmed by Milap Zaveri and bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, the much-awaited flick, starring Manoj Bajpayee opposite John, has reportedly got a release date, August 15.

Confirming the news, Milap, in a statement to Mumbai Mirror, said,”This is one of my favourite songs and Tanishk has given our ‘Dilbar’ an Arabic touch. It is choreographed by Adil (Shaikh) and set in a sheesha bar with Nora as the dancer and John arriving there as he is chasing someone to the spot. It’s an interesting set-up.” Tanishk Bagchi, who has recent hits like Badrinath Ki Dulhania’s ‘Tamma Tamma’, and ‘Humma Humma’ (from Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor starrer OK Jaanu) to his credit, has composed the song.

‘Dilbar’ was shot in Mumbai over the weekend. Nora was shooting her portions all of Saturday while John joined the crew on Sunday. The actor, who won’t be shaking a leg with Nora in the song, told the daily, “The addition of “Dilbar”, one of the catchiest songs of the ’90s, is like the icing on the cake. It has been visualised beautifully by Adil and Nora and I are certain we have a winner on our hands.” Meanwhile, Nora, who only rehearsed for 10 days before the shoot, said, “I hope I match up to Sushmita but I know it will be one of the most visually stunning songs, with hypnotising dance moves.”

Talking about choreographing the remake of an iconic song, Adil said, “We have used a lot of props, including water, fire and smoke and for Nora’s entry she will be seen emerging from the sand. She is a professional belly dancer but everything she had done so far had a very urban feel. With this song we have gone all out. It’s been a while since we saw something like this on the big screen.” ALSO READ: John Abraham Plans Action Franchise ‘Attack’, Says It Will Be Mother Of All Action Films

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Helmed by Milap Zaveri, Satyameva Jayate is reported to be a cop drama and promises to be a power-packed-dialogues-infused action drama. Manoj Bajpayee, who will be playing a police officer in the film, has wrapped up shooting for his upcoming film Satyameva Jayate. Bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series and Nikkhil Advani of Emmay Entertainment, the film is expected to hit the theatres on 15 August. Watch this space for further updates.