Katrina Kaif sizzles as Babita Kumari in sensuous item number

As an actress Katrina Kaif has her limitations, but there has been no doubt of her dancing skills. She has enthralled the audiences with memorable performances in songs like ‘Sheila Ki Jawaani’ from Tees Maar Khan (2010), ‘Chikni Chameli’ from Agneepath (2012) and ‘Kamli’ from Dhoom 3 (2013). Kaif adds her another glorious number ‘Husn Parcham’ from Zero, starring Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan.

Director Aanand L Rai, Khan and Kaif launched the item number ‘Husn Parcham’ today. The song is penned by Irshad Kamil. The word ‘parcham’ is generally used to describe a flag and is a Pashto word coined in Afghanistan.

Kaif plays superstar Babita Kumari in the film. Khan has yesterday posted on Instagram the meaning of the words ‘husn parcham’. He called it an announcement of beauty.

The song displays the beauty of Kaif in all its glory as she looks like a million bucks. She changes many looks and costumes in the song. The choreography may be a little underwhelming, but the song’s true appeal lies in her sensuousness.

Lyricist Kamil gets a thumbs up for the intriguing lyrics, but it’s the singing and the music that truly make this a thoroughly engrossing item number.  

Singer Bhoomi Trivedi has to her credits songs like ‘Ram Chahe Leela’ from Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela (2013) and ‘Udi Udi Jaye’ from Raees (2017). They were fine songs, but ‘Husn Parcham’ is arguably the defining track of her career so far. Trivedi does well to emote the swag of Babita Kumari in her tone. Trivedi is complimented well by co-singer Raja Kumari.

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Ajay and Atul Gogavale had given Kaif ‘Chikni Chameli’, and the trio have come together again to weave magic with ‘Husn Parcham’. The duo gives a riveting score that has a nice mix of contemporary Bollywood, Arabic and the hip hop tunes to it.

Overall, ‘Husn Parcham’ hits you like a thunderbolt. Khan as Bauaa Singh gets the best seat in the house, as he and his friends watch the item number on the big screen.

The film will be released on 21 December.

Watch ‘Husn Parcham’ song below:


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