Actor Salman Khan’s Prem adds his own twist to the traditional Ram Leela in the first song from his upcoming film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. #PremLeela shot up to the top of the Twitter trends within minutes of the release of the track.
Titled Prem Leela, the peppy number has Salman putting up a spirited stage show, the theme of which is ‘Dilwalon Ki Ram Leela.’ Conspicuous by her absence is the object of his affection, actress Sonam Kapoor who plays his love interest, Princess Maithali, and makes a flickering appearance in a dream sequence in the song.
An opulent setting, characters in colourful costumes and a cheering audience forms much of the backdrop of the peppy number which has been sung by Aman Trikha and Vineet Singh. The music has been scored by Himesh Reshammiya, who has previously collaborated with Salman in films like Tere Naam, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya and Bodyguard.
The film’s trailer, which was launched on October 1, was watched five million times on YouTube within a day of its release.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo reunites Salman with Sooraj Barjatya, the director responsible for his Prem persona in films such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Hum Saath Saath Hain. Salman plays the double role of a prince and a commoner.
Produced by the Barjatya-owned Rajshri Productions and distributed by Fox Star Studios, the film releases on November 12 and also features Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal and Armaan Kohli in key roles.