Meesha Shafi has released a new song called “Hot Mango Chutney Sauce” which has become a chartbuster and receive rave reviews from her fans.
The talented actress is known for her incredible singing and acting abilities and has many great projects on her credit. The latest song is catchy mixing Urdu, English, and Punjabi lyrics and the funky video is exactly what one can expect from Shafi.
The song features Meesha Shafi, Zara Peerzada, Eman Suleman, Baemissal, Rubab Ali, Abdullah Siddiqui, Hashim Ali, and the anonymous content creator Swineryy.
In a statement, Shafi said the song “employs irony and sarcasm to question an unfortunate yet comic facet of urban Pakistani society: the rampant obsession with consumerism and the inability to understand ourselves beyond the facade of “wealth” or “success” we put up in social settings”.
Shafi has written and composed the song while Abdullah Siddiqui has produced it. The video has been co-directed by Shafi and Awais Gohar.
“The idea of writing this song came out of a period of reflection on the rat race we often find ourselves in, where much of the focus is on what people own instead of who they are. It’s a pitfall that is particularly hard to avoid in an industry literally called showbiz, so coming to this realisation has been fascinating,” Shafi
“Ultimately, the song pokes fun at our collective identity crisis, which is only worsened by our colonial hangover as many of us have begun to realise. Even within the race, we’ve come to attach a higher value to aspects of pop culture that have no roots in Pakistan or the wider South Asian community. So whether it was cultural references in the lyrics or the visual translation of the track into a music video, I aspired to create something uniquely us — desi and proud.”
It also features hilarious cameos from the very talented anonymous internet sensation Swineryy. The music video was filmed in Lahore and Toronto.