Mehwish Hayat shows off her dance moves in the new song.
Mehwish Hayat shows off her dance moves in the new song.

A new song has been released from Baaji and it has a surprise appearance by Mehwish Hayat.

The song, 'Gangster Guriya', features the star strutting around in edgy leather outfits and dancing her heart out, She's seen showing off her dance moves in different settings, from a throne to a garage with smoke and fire billowing around.

And the lyrics are just as badass as the video! "You can't touch this body, I am a gangster guriya" give off some serious rebellious feels.

Item songs are heavily debated on, with some critiquing them for feeding the male gaze and objectifying women and others supporting them for allowing women to own their sexuality.

Mehwish Hayat as Gangster Guriya.
Mehwish Hayat as Gangster Guriya.

With item songs like 'Billi' (Na Maloom Afraad) and 'Chirrya' (Chhalawa) under her belt, Hayat is no stranger to this debate and has often voiced her support for them. In a recent interview with BBC Asia, when asked if she regrets doing the item song 'Billi', Hayat clearly said she doesn't.

She also added "I think that's what movies are, you create a magical world. For two hours you want to escape, you want to see romance, dance and colours, it's part of the entertainment. So I don't think there is anything wrong with it, the aim is to entertain people".

Mehwish Hayat struts around in leather outfits looking dangerous.
Mehwish Hayat struts around in leather outfits looking dangerous.

The creative director and the lyricist for the song is Osman Khalid Butt, the music is by Taha Malik and the vocals are by Sunidhi Chohan. The cast includes Osman Khalid Butt, Amna Ilyas, Meera, Ali Kazmi and Nayyar Ejaz in pivotal roles.

Baaji hits cinemas on 28 June.

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