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Thank God for Manike: Nora Fatehi captivates Sidharth Malhotra

Nora Fatehi

On Friday morning, the first song from Sidharth Malhotra’s upcoming film Thank God was released. Mike is a remake of a hit Sinhala song originally sung by Yohani, who also lends her voice here. Nora Fatehi performs a seductive dance in the video, attempting to woo a befuddled Sidharth Malhotra. Fans praised the actors’ chemistry and praised Yohani’s voice as well.

The video begins with Ajay Devgn, who plays Chitragupt in the film, explaining how lust is a weakness that affects all men, not just Sidharth. He magically flicks his fingers, and out walks Nora, the personification of that lust. Chitragupt then tells Sidharth to restrain his desires.

While an awestruck Sidharth looks at Nora Fatehi, the dancer puts on a sensual and seductive performance for him, luring and seducing him. Sidharth appears to give in at first and falls head over heels for Nora. What follows is an acrobatic dance routine in which the two demonstrate their impressive moves while Ajay’s character looks on mischievously.

Fans praised both the recreation and the video. “Nora+Sid = dhamaka,” one fan wrote, complimenting the actors’ chemistry. Yohanan was praised by many Sri Lankan fans for taking their song beyond their borders and into a Bollywood film. And, of course, Nora Fatehi’s dancing abilities were lauded. One of Nora’s supporters wrote, “No one can beat Nora—on she’s a whole different level.”

Mike Mage Hithe is a Sinhala song sung by Sri Lankan singer Yohani that was released in 2020. It went viral earlier this year, prompting this recreation. The Hindi rendition, which was written by Rashmi Virag and Dulan ARX, incorporates a few of the song’s original Sinhala lyrics. Jubin Nautiyal and Surya Ragunnathan back up Yohani’s vocals. Originally penned by Chamath Sangeeth, this song’s Hindi rendition was reimagined by Tanishk Bagchi.

In Thank God, Rakul Preet Singh also plays Sidharth’s wife, a police officer. In the movie, Sidharth’s character meets the Hindu god Chitragupt after he has died. A timeline of his life’s events is then played for him. The film, which is set to be released on October 25, has run into legal trouble, with a case filed in a Jaunpur court against the actors and director Allegedly offending the religious sensibilities of the Kayastha community, Indra Kumar was arrested and charged with blasphemy.

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