It’s refreshing when the most menacing gangster of the web world aka Guddu Bhaiyya steps out of his toughie image to turn a romantic hero for a music video. Ali Fazal is all set to woo his on-screen lady love played by Surbhi Jyoti in upcoming music video Aaj Bhi. Crooned by the masterful Vishal Mishra, who has delivered the biggest hits of Kabir Singh last year, the song is helmed by Mirzapur creator Gurmmeet Singh.
Talking about the track, Ali says, “It’s the first time I am working with Surbhi and Vishal. It’s been super interesting. I loved interacting with Vishal. He has such a mesmerizing voice. He has a soulful singing quality. Vishal and I bonded over our Lucknow connect. Surbhi is super cool and we kept chatting about movies and food. The 4 days in Chandigarh was such a blast.”
But what’s better is that the actor reunited with the team of his much-loved show Mirzapur. “The Mirzapur team is home for me and with Guru and Sanjay (the DOP) being there, this was a reunion for us. Last few years, I have spent so much time working with Guru that we get each other’s vibes and cues. The direction that Gurmmeet brought in to this is a zone he and I have never explored together. It was an experience that was truly enjoyable. In the span of 3 minutes, we’ve told an entire story and tell it well. As an actor, it’s hard to pull this off. I have never been so excited for a music video but this song is so genuine. It evokes a feeling that everyone at some point or the other goes through. It’s a unique take on unrequited love. There’s a certain purity in how it plays out.”