New Delhi: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has put rumours about the item number 'Dan Dan Cheeni' in his upcoming film 'Department' to rest, insisting the song is in fact inspired by Rajinikanth's 'Aasai Nooruvagai'. The 50-year-old director has introduced Indo-Brazilian beauty Nathalia Kaur as item girl in the song, where she is seen shaking her leg with actors Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati.
And Varma has confirmed speculations that 'Dan Dan' is inspired by 'Aasai Nooruvagai', the track composed by Ilayaraja and picturised on the Tamil superstar.
"To answer all speculations yes Nathalia Kaur dan dan song has been inspired from Rajinikanth's song aasai nooruvagai from his film 'Adutha Varisu'."
"The inspiration rights have been taken.. that Rajinikanth song has been one of my all time faviourates and Nathalia Kaur song is a tribute to it," Varma posted on Twitter.
Choreographed by Ganesh Acharya, the music is by composer duo Dharam-Sandeep of 'Rakta Charitra' fame.
"Dharam Sandeep the music directors on my insistence took that 30 second line from the Rajnikant song but rest of song and track is their original," he added.