When budding Pakistani filmmaker Omar Ali Khan set out to make his country’s first slasher epic, Zibahkhana (Slaughterhouse/Hell’s Ground), the scariest things he could think to include was a maniac dressed in a burqa and the call to prayer emanating from the local mosque.
Over the border in India, Himesh Reshammiya (music director, budding megastar and a great many other superlatives as well) was probably struck by the sheer unexplored genius of such a concept because his latest stunt is as Burqa Man at the dargah in Ajmer.
Apparently The Himesh is so super duper famous that he fears the public’s boori nazar and thus decided to take a page out of co-star Mallika Sherawat’s book: he donned a burqa to enter the shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hassan Chishti.
The Himesh says he went there to pray for his forthcoming (June 29) movie, Aap Ka Surroor – The Moviee – The Real Luv Storyyy… ok, sorry, it’s ‘story’ with a single ‘y’. I just like symmetry. And like Sherawat he feared for his izzat if he went out in public as himself so he decided to go undercover. Or something like that.
I think this is all part of the The Himesh’s plan to conquer the world. He’s already made a killing in the songs-for-Emraan Hashmi market but now he’s got his eyes set on the big screen as well.
Hell, I’ll watch. And why not? It features songs like the one below.
I think that clip represent the power of The Himesh very well. He’s so awesome that he can not only get Mallika Sherawat to shake her booty to Mehbooba Mehbooba (alongside guys holding rifles outside a casino no less!) but he can also get the venerable Asha Bhonsle to sing it, feud or no feud.
In fact, The Himesh is so bursting over with talent and good looks that he can’t just exist on this dimension alone. He’s on the lookout for other worlds to conquer. Mars and Jupiter turned him down (they’ll be sorry!) but the cartoons told him to Bring It On!
Here’s The Himesh shooting hearts out of the back of his head while he romances the hottest chick in the room even as other (male) dopey toons battle ninja spiders and destroy pinball machines:
Himesh Reshammiya – kicking manga ass! Well… not really, but whatever.
[Originally published, in altered form, at DesiDabba]