Malaysian film has sequence by Madhuri Dixit

January 22nd, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 22 (IANS) The song “O re piya” from Madhuri Dixit starrer “Aaja Nachle” features prominently in Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad’s latest film “Talentime”.”O re piya” was rendered by renowned Pakistani classical singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Starring Mahesh Jugal Kishore, Mohammed Syafie Naswip, Pamela Chong, Azean Irdawaty and Jaclyn Victor, the film’s theme too is similar to “Aaja Nachle”.

“It’s about family and a talent competition in a rundown school. Syafie plays a teenager whose mother (Irdawaty) has a brain tumour. It moves in tandem with Mahesh’s story. Mahesh’s sister is played by Jac. And then there’s Chong’s interracial family,” Ahmad was quoted as saying by New Straits Times Thursday.

The film, which is set for March 26 release, will have a charity screening Friday in aid of Palestinians.

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