Akshay Kumar-Raveena Tandon starrer Mohra’s hit dance number “Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast” is more than two decades old but continues to be a hit even today.
And now the song is making a comeback in ‘Machine’ starring the sizzling Kiara Advani and newcomer Mustafa. While Raveena has been spotted showing off the moves to Kiara, Akshay Kumar launched the song of the Abbas-Mustan film.
The actor also danced to the song and showed that he has still got the moves.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 6, 2017
The director duo, Abbas – Mustan stated that when they decided to use ‘Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast’ in Machine, they went to Akshay to inform him about their plan. Akshay was so excited to know about it that he told them that he would like to launch the song as well since it involves Mustafa who is Abbas’ son.
During the song launch when shared that she has taken “Raveena’s blessings” for the new song, Akshay quipped, “Why need her blessings? You both are the same age!” An embarrassed Kiara replied sportingly, “That’s true. I just wanted her love and appreciation,” to which Akshay said, “Much better!”
Akshay and Raveena were dating when they worked together in “Mohra” (1994) and the former couple, who was together for three years, co-starred in many films.
The actor was asked about the times he spent with Raveena while filming “Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast”. Initially, the actor joked by saying that he doesn’t remember what he ate last evening, let alone what happened two years ago. But, he was quick to add on a serious note, “It was a great honour working with Raveena. We have done many films together and also good songs. ‘Tip tip barsa pani’ is still one of my favourite songs. It is an amazing song. We have done four-five films and each one has been a hit in its own way.”
When asked who would Akshay like to say ‘tu cheez badi hai mast’ today? The actor replied, “At the moment, my wife and forever, my wife.
Also present at the song launch were Abbas-Mustan, who thanked Akshay for supporting Machine. The 49-year-old actor heaped praise on the filmmakers and thanked them for casting him in their 1992 thriller Khiladi, which spurred his rise to fame. “I am thankful to them for giving me Khiladi. For me, the ‘Khiladi’ word, ‘Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast’ and ‘Churake dil mera’ have been very important for my career,” Akshay said.
Watch the full song launch video here: