Youngest choreographer and director Saurabh Prajapati cherishes the moment when his song Aao Naa in Jhalak was praised by Madhuri Dixit and Nora Fatehi
Youngest director and choreographer Saurabh Prajapati has been in the industry for a while now. He has been doing consistently good work whether it is his latest song Yai Re with Yo Yo Honey Singh or his songs with talented composer and singer Vishal Mishra. His song with Terence Lewis Aao Naa was launched last year in popular reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja. Sharing his experience, Saurabh says,”We launched our song Aao Naa By Vishal Mishra in Jhalak DikhlaJa 10. It was a special day for me because a few years ago in #JhalakSeason9 I was a part of the Choreography Team. Coming and promoting my song as a Director in the same show was like a dream come true. I can say my heart was full of gratitude. God is kind. We did a preview of our song #aaonaa for the live audience and it got a great response! No one could stop singing it. I remember when we showed the video to Karan Johar he loved it. He couldn’t believe that we shot the entire song in just one day. Also for the underwater sequence he was surprised how we pulled it off in such a short time period.” Saurabh also adds,”The dancing diva Madhuri Dixit was so happy with the song; she was praising our work a lot. She is a legend herself, so it means a lot to me. Nora Fatehi also loved it and told me the visuals are spectacular and have an international standard.”
Saurabh also shares that Aao Naa is one of his most personal favourite songs. Composer Vishal Mishra has sung and composed it beautifully. Kaushal Kishore has written the song and his lyrics are magical. Mayur Hasija has produced the song.
Talking About Terence Lewis, Saurabh says,”He worked very hard. The quality of output is all because of his hardwork and dedication. I have invested 2 months in the project as we had to finish it in one day. Larrisa Bonesi was gorgeous in the song and she was very cooperative and supportive.
When I met her for the first time for the audition she made me feel in just 10 mins how much she is willing to do this song. Her passion to do good work was visible and as a director I had got a great team.”
The most special sequence in Aao Naa was the underwater dance sequence which has perhaps never happened before in Bollywood in India. Saurabh adds,”I made Terence Lewis do contemporary dance under water – that is something new and unseen for the Indian audience. I love to do things which are unexplored. The entire Bollywood industry shared the song on their social media platforms to showcase their love. I am grateful to everyone from the bottom of my heart.”