Arpita Chakraborty on casting Omkar Kapoor for ‘Makhmali’: He has the perfect face to play a gangster who can also romance and dance

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Playback singer, Arpita Chakraborty has released her first single ‘Makhmali’. Apart from crooning the song, Arpita has also produced the music video. Arpita feels lucky that the song was shot before the lockdown was announced. Bollywood actor Omkar Kapoor is playing the lead and this is his debut music video.

Arpita said, “We were looking for that perfect face for the character of a gangster who can also romance and dance. We saw that in Omkar. Throughout the song, he has shown that uniqueness of his character, his sex appeal and personality, everything was just effortless. I am happy with my team. It is a jazzy romantic song and I hope people like it.”

Talking about the retro concept in the song, Arpita said, “When director Prasad Kadam narrated the story to me, our song and story complemented each other. Then we thought that it is a difficult attempt. But we hardly see this in today’s videos. I haven’t seen any such video on this theme in recent times. We have tried to revive the golden era. People are presenting the songs of that era by making remixes. That era was really golden and is worth remembering and we have just tried to portray it through our song.”

When we asked what she prefers-independent music or playback singing, to which Arpita said she loves both. “I got my recognition as a playback singer and independent music is something I like to do. Both are important to me. Through Bollywood, I get reach, and independent music is also becoming famous and I wish it becomes as popular as it was in the 90s. Through independent music, an artiste gets his/her own recognition,” she said.

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