My teenage school years have been defined by dancing to the songs of The Black Eyed Peas (oh the nostalgia!) and also some never-ending Rajnikanth jokes and memes sent by my classmates. But never did I imagine seeing an amalgamation of these two in a new music video with an interesting Rajni twist!
As per a report in TOI, the international pop band named The Black Eyed Peas recently released their new music video for their song titled ‘Action’ and band member Will.I.Am took to Twitter to reveal that the video is inspired by Bollywood and ‘Indian Culture’. Find his tweet below:-
Check out our video for #ACTION inspired by #BOLLYWOOD…ive always loved music from india…#Elephunk and #MonkeyBusiness were inspired by Indian Culture…thank you india for your vibrancy and contribution to the world…
— will.i.am (@iamwill) August 7, 2020
Bollywood maestro A.R. Rahman, actor Ajay Devgn, and Abhishek Bachchan responded to his tweet with full approval and praise. Check the tweets out below:-
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) August 9, 2020
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 10, 2020
Insanely cool!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 10, 2020
NDTV reports that deep-fake technology has been employed to replace the faces of actors like Rajnikanth, Ajay Devgn, etc. with the faces of The Black Eyed Peas band members. The video begins with a ‘Star Wars’ style scrolling introduction which warns viewers saying, “Do not believe everything you see.” The video then moves on to familiar scenes of movies like ‘Singham’, ‘Robot’, ‘Enthiran’, etc. in a new fresh light.
You can see the full video here:-
The caption on their YouTube video’s description box also re-iterates the same. The band writes that they have been influenced by the music of various artists from Asha Bhosle to A.R. Rahman
The Black Eyed Peas have been inspired by Indian culture from the beginning of our career… From Asha Bhosle to A.R Rahman, Indian music has influenced our songs on more than one occasion…This video for ACTION shows our LOVE and appreciation for BOLLYWOOD and the imagination and awesomeness it brings to the screen…
Thank you INDIA & BOLLYWOOD!!!
Maryada Ramanna (2010)
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