When it was first heard, for a brief few seconds in the trailer of Phillauri, the love ballad, Sahiba caught everyone's attention. The melodious few seconds of this track were shared on social media by fans, with many requests to the filmmakers to release the song quickly!!
Needless to say, the song surpasses expectations and casts a beautiful spell with its lyrical, poetic and soulful feel. It’s the love ballad that everyone’s been waiting for, possibly the most romantic and beautiful love song of this year.
"It is not everyday that you get to create a love ballad in a Bollywood film. Sahiba is a song that intends to show the depth of the love story of the two characters in Phillauri. It is simple, beautiful and poetic," says the debutant music composer, Shashwat Sachdev.
Sung in his mellifluous voice by debutant Romy along with Pawni Pandey, Sahiba recreates the timeless appeal of the Mirza Sahiba folklore from Punjab weaving the essence of this tale of unrequited love in a musically enticing, contemporary form. The song, written by Anvita Dutt and visualized on the film’s lead pair Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh, grows on you right from the very first time that you listen to it.
Phillauri- with Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh in the lead and supported by Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada, is a fun, family entertainer that is being noticed for its extremely unique content where Anushka plays a friendly ghost from the past whose love story with Diljit unfolds in the backdrop of a present day Punjabi wedding. Audiences have got really curious as the film's trailer hints at Anushka and Diljit's unfulfilled romance from a by-gone era without giving any more detail about why Anushka in the trailer says she has some unfulfilled business to complete in present day Punjab.
Directed by debutant Anshai Lal, written by Anvita Dutt and produced by Fox Star Studios and Clean Slate Films (Anushka's production banner with brother Karnesh Sharma), Phillauri is set to release worldwide on March 24.