Aira Gaira to Coca Cola Tu! Revisiting Kriti Sanon’s quirkiest tracks – Birthday Special!

As the Panipat [2019] actor turns a year older today, we hit rewind on some of the intriguing song titles that have come Sanon’s way.

By Anannya Srusti

Edited by Ruchika Shah

Model-turned-actor Kriti Sanon, who marked her Bollywood debut with ‘Heropanti’ (2014) celebrates her 30th birthday today (27 July, 2020). Within a career span of six years, Kriti has not only bagged some successful films in her kitty but has also been critically acclaimed for her performances in films like Heropanti (2014), Bareilly ki Barfi (2017) and Panipat (2019). This Delhi girl initiated her career with a Telugu film and within a short span of time has established herself as one of the most sought after actors in Bollywood.

Looking at Sanon’s career graph till now, it has been noteworthy that she also has to her credit some memorable chartbusters. These tracks are not just groovy or soothing melodies, in fact the actor has a knack of featuring in some the quirkiest Bollywood numbers of the recent past.

Does she attract them naturally? Well, maybe! Or maybe not. Her fans have cheered them like how! We revisit some of these coolest song titles. 

The Pappi Song – Heropanti [2014]

Heropanti marked the Bollywood debut for both Kriti Sanon and Tiger Shroff. The song is penned and sung by Raftaar and the music scored by Manj Musik. Tiger Shroff had all the best dance moves, but Sanon’s glorious expression lit up this Pappi song.  The acrobatic pappi [kiss] drew whistles from the crowd. The Pappi song gets a mwaaaaah from us too.

He is Mr. Mosagadu – Dohchay (2015)

Post her Telugu debut in the 1: Nenokkadine [2014], Sanon went on to do another Telugu film in 2015, Dohchay. Directed by Sudheer Varma, it featured Naga Chaitanya and Sanon in the lead. It had an intriguing track, ‘He is Mr. Mosagadu’, penned by Krishna Kanth and sung Arijit Singh, yes you read that right. Even though this writer is not familiar with the language, the title makes you wonder who is this Mr. Mosagadu? And just how do such lyrics play out in the soundtrack?

Manma Emotion Jaage – Dilwale [2015]

‘Dilwale’ (2015) featured an ensemble cast led by the most loved Shah Rukh-Kajol jodi. The song Manma Emotion Jage had Varun Dhawan and Kriti grooving to its peppy beats wherein Sanon‘s belly dancing was the highlight. The lyrics were written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, music by  Pritam and was crooned by the trio, Amit Mishra, Anushka Manchanda and Antara Mitra. While it was a Hindi track, a dash of Bhojpuri/UP flavour made it quite catchy number.

Main Tera Boyfriend – Raabta [2017]

The song was mired into a copyright row with T-Series claiming that the Raabta [2017] version was actually a remake of Gopal Sharma’s Girl Friend Boy Friend track, which is owned by them. Singer Jagdeep Singh aka J Star claimed rights to it saying that song was a revised version of his title Na Na Na Na. Strangely, there is no mention of Gopal Sharma in the official YouTube credits of the Raabta track.  

Well, we don’t want to comment on the rights issues but this chartbuster was a reminder that sometimes it is better to snub all chivalry, poetry, and just spell it out clearly, “I’m your boyfriend, you are my girlfriend’. Featuring Sushant Singh Rajput, it was made quite clear what was on their mind. Apparently, Sanon and Rajput were romantically linked during this period.  Meet Bros joined hands with Arijit Singh and Neha Kakkar for crooning this peppy song. 

Sweety Tera Drama – Bareilly ki Barfi [2017] 

Critically applauded for her fine performance as Bitti Mishra, Sanon was naturally the center of attraction in this delightful Tanishk Bagchi number. Shabbir Ahmed’s fun lyrics and the passionate singing by Dev Negi, Pawni Pandey, Shraddha Pandit made you tap your feet. Sanon’s quirky expressions and graceful moves added thrill to the overall sweet experience.

Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe – Stree [2018]

This was a promotional music video, but strangely, not used anywhere in Stree [2018].  The words ‘aao kabhi haveli pe’ have a naughty innuendo attached to it. Composer Jigar Saraiya co-wrote this desi pop, rap track in association with co-singer Badshah. Saraiya and his fellow composer Sachin Sanghvi produced a riveting score. But the star of this show was Sanon who sizzled with her bootylicious dance moves. It’s fair to say that Aao Kabhi Haveli is arguably one of Sanon’s best dance number so far.

Coca Cola Tu – Luka Chuppi [2019]

The song was written by Tony Kakkar and Mellow D, music given by Tanishk Bagchi and sung by Tony Kakkar, Neha Kakkar while Young Desi contributed to the rap. The song is a remake of the 2018 ‘Coca Cola’ track by singer-composer Tony Kakkar and Pakistani rapper Mufassir Sabir aka Young Desi. While the lyrics in the remake don’t have a strong appeal, its more vibrant than the original with Bagchi’s added dose of techno-beats making it a sought-after-track. One is not certain whether beverage giant Coco Cola had blessed this song, but they sure wouldn’t mind the surrogate marketing done through this number.  The cherry on the cake being Sanon’s smooth moves which don’t fizzle out of your mind easily.  

Aira Gaira – Kalank [2019]

While Kalank (2019) was a theatrical dud, its songs still managed to win the cinegoers hearts, especially with this desi number. It was penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, composed by Pritam and sung by Antara Mitra, Javed Ali and Tushar Joshi. The song title is derived from a Hindi proverb, Aira Gaira Nathu Khaira which roughly translates to a person not being any Tom, Dick and Harry who can be easily mingled with. This track marked Sanon’s special appearance in this period film wherein she moaned about her lover being Aira Gaira Nathu Khaira. Kirti successfully pulled off this number in her traditional avtaar and desi moves.

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