True, the title does remind you of the signature Shammi Kapoor dances that involved erratic jerks of arms, legs, bum, and other miscellaneous limbs combined with a bit of rolling on the floor. To his credit Sidharth Malhotra does all that in ‘Shake It Like Shammi’.
“Thodi thodi dheeli dheeli, thodi thodi geeli geeli, thodi thodi mili juli feeling, Pal mein guzar jaaye, pal mein tehar jaaye, hai yeh badi silly silly feeling. Yippie! aaj hum gippy, naachenge kuddenge, chhoo lenge ceiling, laakh main rookun, Oh maane na kamariya nikammi, Beat baje toh I gotta shake it like Shammi,” goes the lyrics.
Though clearly inspired by Shammi Kapoor, the song isn’t actually a tribute to the late actor.
“It's exactly not a tribute to Shammi Kapoorji. We have just used a lyrical that how Shammiji used to charm girls with his shake-moves. There is a similar situation in the film where I try to impress a girl by shaking it like Shammiji", Sidharth Malhotra.
'Hasee Toh Phasee' will hit theatres on February 7. Watch the song below: