Watch: Race 3 track 'Selfish' written by Salman Khan is a throwback to typical romantic songs from the 90s

Suryasarathi Bhattacharya

May 24, 2018 15:10:45 IST

Remember Student of the Year's song 'Ishq Wala Love'? Now add nonsensical quirky Salman Khan dialogues to it and you get a mashup that could potentially be dangerous. This is exactly what the new Race 3 song 'Selfish' is. This is no ordinary song; it has been written by actor-producer-distributor-singer-(add more if you wish to) Salman Khan.

Sung by Atif Aslam and actress Iulia Vantur (who surprisingly does a good job), the song has been composed by Vishal Mishra. Honestly, without those lyrics, the tunes in the song are soothing and melodious.

'Selfish' is picturised on Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Bobby Deol in exotic locales. It is like watching dubbed Hollywood films, where the words/dialogues/lyrics are so bad that they are good.

The visuals of the song are a throwback to 90s Hindi films with the actors dancing in fancy foreign locations with the song playing in the background. Jacqueline dances/flirts with both Bobby and Salman and it is unclear who Daisy Shah is paired opposite in this film. She does play the guitar in the song as she tells herself to be selfish and to live for herself. There is also a spot of fancy gymnastics thrown in for good measure.

This is a good song wasted. What were the makers thinking? We agree that Bhai makes profits at the box-office, and launches and relaunches Bollywood careers. He can (definitely) produce, (almost) act, sing (in auto-tune) — but write? That's stretching it a bit far.

The official video is yet to be released, however the audio of 'Selfish' is out on Gaana.com — Listen here.

Updated Date: May 25, 2018 12:46:18 IST