Who does not love grooving to the beats of Britney Spears’ song Toxic? Although the song title screams toxicity; Britney Spears manages to keep fans hooked with her interesting and peppy music number. Like we all know, the international singer brought her A-game in the song and went on to win several awards for it as well. As Britney Spears’s song Toxic was extra special, the peppy music number has an interesting connection to actor Kamal Haasan. Did you know Britney Spears’ popular track Toxic is inspired by a Kamal Haasan movie? Read On
Yes, you heard that right! Britney Spears’ Toxic is connected to veteran actor Kamal Haasan. Wondering how? Britney’s song Toxic’s hook music is inspired by Kamal Haasan’s movie Ek Duuje Ke Liye. According to a report in Insider, Manasi Prasad, a classical Carnatic vocalist revealed that the song Toxic is actually based on an Indian classical rāga, or melody. She said, “This song is actually based on an Indian classical rāga, or melody. So you'll find a lot of other Indian songs which are in this rāga.”
The classical Carnatic vocalist then added, “It's used to convey feelings of very intense emotions. I think one of the reasons why, you know, Bollywood songs work so well is the range or the pitch of the songs tends to be really high, and it brings an intensity and a brightness." Prasad shared that the melody is used to convey feelings of very intense emotions, and mentioned that she thinks it is due to this reason that Bollywood songs work so well as the melody brings an intensity and a brightness.
Meanwhile, talking about Kamal Haasan’s film Ek Duuje Ke Liye, the movie was directed by K. Balachander and released in the year 1981. Apart from that, as the song Toxic made Britney Spears the icon she is today, the hook music of the track was written and produced by Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg. On the other hand, Britney Spears bagged her first and only Grammy Award at the 2005 ceremony for the Best Dance Recording category. Also Read: Britney Spears Changes Years Old Glory Album Cover To A Sizzling Hot Photo; Fans Ask 'What Does This Mean?'
Image source: Instagram/ Britney Spears, Kamal Haasan
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