The film has Parineeti Chopra playing a shoe-sales girl Gulrez from Hyderabad. She’s disillusioned with love because of her many encounters with dowry seeking men. Aditya Roy Kapur plays Tariq, the charming cook from Lucknow. He can woo anybody with the aroma and flavours of his biryani and kebabs.
The song ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ is a modern qawwali set in a restaurant. Aditya as Tariq sings and dances and charms the customers. But his song is for the girl who’s won his heart. She is the tez Gulrez, who’s hard to get and hard to resist.
Title song ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ is sung by Javed Ali and Sunidhi Chauhan. Lyrics by Kausar Munir goes, “Baadlon ko chun ke bun ke kaleen banaya hai tere liye, taaron ko tod kar ke tashtari mein sajaya hai tere liye.”