Himesh is Burqa Man

28 Jun

Time Magazine

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.

From BBCThe 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]


Posted by on June 28, 2007 in Celebrity, Entertainment, News, Video


10 responses to “Himesh is Burqa Man

  1. amitscorpio

    June 28, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    wow!! awesome peace of writing!!! and superb selection of songs 😉 the manga is awesome!!.
    well if the mehbooba song is there then i m sure gonna watch it. no one can beat helen in dance but hey mallika’s booty can’t be written off so easily !!
    about the burqa is there any correlation with mallika being in the movie??
    did she suggest the veil to him??
    did she go with him in the same attire??
    what you think??

  2. chriz

    June 29, 2007 at 2:39 am

    hey amrita… coming here for the first time.. thru scribbler’s blog.. awesome writing.. keep blogging and do drop down at my space sometime…

  3. Amrita

    June 29, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    Amit – EW! don’t compare her skanky ass to Helen! A fatwa on your head 😀 Meetu’s review was a disappointment but I still wanna see it. hee hee. As for her suggestion, I dont know. But I do know she runs around in one. And apparently this burqa cross dressing is a long and honorable tradition. I was reading India After Gandhi and Guha writes that Jinnah went to Karachi in a burqa during Partition. So there.

    Chriz – hey thanks! Will definitely do so 🙂

  4. amitscorpio

    June 29, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Hey I can’t dare to compare anyone to Helen plz don’t feel hurt bcoz I am as big fan of helen as you might be!! She deserves a very high place (almost top!!) in oomph factor girls!! but still I can ogle at Mallika’s ass without any discomfort in this song!! 😉
    I am almost sure that Mallika did go to Ajmer in burqa with himesh …. its just that in so much reshammiya hubbub people might have missed to spot her!!!
    well if Jinnah did that, I wonder how he was selected as one to be the father of of our neighboring nation!!!

  5. Amrita

    June 30, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Amit – I was kidding 🙂
    …about the Helen thing anyway

  6. Hasan

    July 16, 2007 at 8:01 am

    Himesh u rthe best singr of the word god bless u

  7. parag

    September 8, 2007 at 8:34 am

    amit u such a rascal how dare to embarancing HR. He gone in buraka bcouse he belive in hindu as well as muslim and almighty religions. he supit you wanna see ass of malika in front of HR then u such a having big mistake suck my ass you bloody nutral e.g nor male nor female

  8. parag

    September 8, 2007 at 8:40 am

    i love himesh as a singer , music director ,composer,and specially his acting
    himesh having so imotion vioce that shot in his flim and diologe is mind blowing
    especially in ship “chand tare to sab ke hote he per mera pyare sirf tumare liye” and
    hansika is also well actress i having a huge fan of himesh & hansika

  9. rashid ghafoor

    October 14, 2007 at 4:34 am

    this is nt a cmit of hamish allah nt gave trouble to any one if he was in troubling that time this is nt proper way that hamish is bad hamish is gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood exceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelent singer

  10. Manish

    November 20, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    Himesh Reshammiya you the best Singer, actor, producer,composer, music director, Director. You Rock. I enjoy listening to your music. Please E-mail me :

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