Bollywood superstar late Shammi Kapoor’s typical moves from Aaja Aaja from the 1966 movie Teesri Manzil and Baar Baar Dekho from the 1962 release China Town seem to have inspired Ranbir Kapoor’s overall steps and expressions in the peppy Badtameez Dil from his upcoming movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

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Ranbir’s high-on-energy moves in new song are being compared to his late grand-uncle’s famous dancing style.

Director Ayan Mukherji says the song wasn’t a planned “ode” to Shammi Kapoor, who died in 2011 following ill health. However, the outcome is coincidentally reminiscent of the late star’s distinct style.

Ranbir Kapoor in Badtameez Sil song in a still from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Movie
Ranbir Kapoor in Badtameez Sil song in a still from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Movie

“I don’t know if we can call it an ode to Shammiji. It wasn’t a planned move. But now, when we look at some of the moves and Ranbir’s mad energy, the similarities can’t be ignored. I think people see the connection because Shammiji also possessed unparalleled energy when it came to dance,” Mukherji said in a statement.

Shot over five days, the song has been choreographed by Remo D’Souza. Mukherji, who had directed Ranbir in Wake Up Sid earlier, always wanted to shoot a dance number.

“I didn’t have any song-and-dance number in ‘Wake Up Sid’ (2009), but I always wanted to explore shooting one. So I am really happy with the response,” he added.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is already creating a buzz with its energy-packed and fun-loving trailer, featuring Aditya Roy Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin and Deepika Padukone. It will release May 31.

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