By Sohani Mittal
After pushing the release of his single as a tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput’s Dil Bechara trailer, Armaan Malik and Tulsi Kumar have finally released their much-awaited song, Zara Thehro.
Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series collaboration, with composition of Ammal Malik Zara Thehro is a new generation romantic melody. The beautiful lyrics have been written by Rashmi Virag. The beautiful lyrics have been written by Rashmi Virag. Prior to this, Tulsi and Armaan have delivered several hits like Dil Mein Chhupa Loonga, Dil Ke Paas (Unplugged), and the Tose Naina-Tum Jo Aaye Mixtape among others.
The song is a like a journey of love and longing between two lovers, which viewers can relate to. The usage of easy and relatable words enhances the beauty of the songs and each word brings about a heartfelt emotion amongst the listeners.
Zara Thehro has been sung and shot entirely from the artists’ homes during the lockdown and is also a musical reunion of sorts as Amaal, Armaan, and lyricist, Rashmi Virag, come together after three years, ’Tere Mere’ from the 2017 movie, Chef.
The song is a description of the bond the lovers have and the valuable moments shared shared between them. The lovers ought to live with one another and decides never to part ways
Featuring Armaan Malik and actor, Mehreen Pirzada, ‘Zara Thehro’ is a special collaboration that brings together the musically gifted Armaan and Amaal Mallik along with their father who takes on the role of the music video’s director along with Team Trigger Happy.
Armaan Malik while expressing his views, he says, “This is my first song entirely conceptualised, sung and shot under lockdown in addition to my recently released English single. It’s pretty tough to shoot good-looking footage from your home but we got the chance to be quite creative with it. It’s very rare to find a duet that has been crafted like this in recent times. Tulsi Kumar and I have collaborated on multiple songs in the past and I’m glad we are teaming up yet again for a beautiful song like ‘Zara Thehro’ because listeners love hearing our duets! I’m also really glad to have the beautiful and talented Mehreen Pirzada feature in this song.”
Meanwhile, actor Mehreen Pirzada said, “This is my first shoot during the lockdown and the experience was entirely different since we’re used to being on a set with a crew of 100 people. For this song, my home was my set and I had to utilize things within my home space as props and figure the lighting for myself. I’m going to remember this experience forever.”
Adds popular composer, Amaal Mallik, “Textures can be manoeuvred and that’s what I have done with Tulsi Kumar and Armaan’s voice being brought together. Giving the audience a contrast in texture takes this song into a different zone and that’s the aim. Armaan and Tulsi have had really successful collaborations in the past for other composers. Tulsi and I have had fruitful collaborations like Soch Na Sake (Airlift) and Salamat (Sarabjit).”
Daboo Malik, the co-director shares, “Actually, I had directed the video of Armaan’s first single, which was shot in Dubai. So technically, the seeds of direction were sown a long time ago for me. But, after that, we always left it to other directors to do the job for all his subsequent videos. However, when it came to Zara Thehro, we had no option but to shoot at home. We went through various ideas and thoughts and finally I thought why not shoot and let Armaan emote his true feelings. I said let the face speak; let the emotions in the eyes be captured. We waited for the right light over a period of two days and kept shooting till we got what we wanted.”
The versatile Tulsi Kumar, who has co-sung Zara Thehro with Armaan is delighted about being a part of this brand new single. She says “This is a song about pure love, about emotions between two people, where they convey their feelings to each other through beautiful poetry. Rashmi Virag has yet again given us some beautiful and relatable lyrics. It’s an amazing composition and I absolutely loved being part of it. Singing this song took me back to a lot of emotions I have felt personally at some point in my life. I am sure this song will touch numerous hearts and souls.”
Says T-Series head honcho, Bhushan Kumar, “Armaan and Amaal have given the industry some of the most memorable songs. Amaal Mallik’s compositions have an ethereal quality that linger on and are always remembered for melody. Armaan Malik on the other hand is one of the finest singers we have in the industry. The coming together of Armaan and Tulsi Kumar on this duet creates magic that is mesmerising to the ears, which listeners are going to love. The combination of the two is simply explosive. We are very proud to present ‘Zara Thehro’, a sure-shot winner.”
The song is out on the T-Series YouTube Channel.