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Watch Indian star Badshah’s new visual for ‘Genda Phool’ co-starring movie star Jacqueline Fernandez

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Badshah, the Indian musical star, released a stunning visual with for ‘Genda Phool’ featuring Paya Del, where Sri Lankan actress and former model Jacqueline Fernandez dances, graciously. From behind red-lense glasses, he sings and raps in different languages to attract a worldwide audience, and most importantly, to woo his breathtaking love interest. If you aren’t familiar with Badshah or accustomed to Indian music, he is a great starting place. Based on the trendy production and common thread, you’ll be able to appreciate his purpose: Bridging the uncomfortably large gap between South Asia and North America, in a way that no one else has been able to achieve at his level.

It’s a long way before the likes of the leaders of pop culture are singing in traditional languages, but Badshah is a pioneer. If all goes according to plan, he will accomplish my review on his motive. Badshah shared that with this song, he attempted to pick a part of his culture and share it with the world. “The long-forgotten two-string instrument—Dotara—is what the song starts with and the folk language and melody, the colours, the dance, the flowers in the video,” Badshah explained. Watch the video below now.


Written by Richardine Bartee

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