Is Priyanka Chopra-Pitbull's 'Exotic' too 'desi'?

IBNLive.com
Jul 13, 2013 at 12:08pm IST

New Delhi: After the 'moderate' success of 'In My City Featuring 'will.i.am', Priyanka Chopra has probably become more confident about her musical prowess. Her latest single 'Exotic' featuring Pitbull looks like an attempt to go one step further in building a dependable career in singing. However, all attempts seem to be going in vain as the video appears like a tribute to Jennifer Lopez and other artists Pitbull has worked with in the past.

Priyanka had fanned the expectations of her fans after 'In My City', which many thought was a bit Rihanna-ish, had a catchy tune despite being highly synthesized. The latest song is an amalgamation of Indian popular music and western pop, but the video doesn't translate the same on screen as it looks like a mixture of Priyanka's 'desi girl' act and Pitbull's twisted sensibilities.

Lately, Pitbull has grown interest in India. He has become close pals with Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, with whom he performed at IPL opening ceremony. He came to Delhi in 2011 as well, however he was criticised for making the fans wait for a long time during his concert. Priyanka's 'Exotic' can be his new business strategy to ake inroads into the Indian market.

Is Priyanka Chopra-Pitbull's 'Exotic' too 'desi'?

Priyanka had fanned the expectations of her fans after 'In My City', which many thought was a bit Rihanna-ish.

On Priyanka's part, it seems she is in hurry to make a name for herself in the world of music, which makes her inclined towards featuring popular western artists. She is a busy Bollywood actor as well and is currently shooting for many films, which could have taken her attention away from the image she is creating through 'Exotic'.

Lyrics of 'Exotic':

Cool me down

I'm feeling so exotic

Yaa right now..

I'm hotter than the tropics

Take me down

Mumbai Cuba baby let's go

La-love me all the way o Rio

(Desi girl)

I'm feeling so exotic

Tumko jo dekha maine

Toh maine ye jaan liya hai

Pardesi babu ne

Iss desi dil ko maan liya hai (x2)

I'm like Bon Jovi I'm wanted

Dead or alive, and ya better get with it

And in music game i'm more of a dead than alive

But that's okay, i live with it

That's why I live everyday like my last

Priyanka step on gas

From Morocco to Mumbai

Bollywood, Hollywood is all about the money

Hey!

I'm wanted dead or alive

And you better get with it

Baby it's so beautiful

Must just play and see

But if you want the world

I suggest you come with me (come with me)

La-la la la la... (Come with me)

La-la la la la...

Cool me down

I'm feeling so exotic

Yaa right now

I'm hotter than the tropics

Take me there

Mumbai Cuba baby let's go

La-love me all the way to Rio (x2)

Desi girl

I'm feeling so exotic

Tumko jo dekha maine

Toh maine ye jaan liya hai

Pardesi babu ne

Iss desi dil ko maan liya hai (x2)

To Cuba's free

I can't go

But i meet you in Rio for sure

But performing a pits sharp in Miami

How many he need a old school photos

Got women but both lows

Were from Duchies, Rolex and Cocos

To the Exhumers, Turks and Caicos

No more rumors maybe say so_s

It's a fact there is no lie

Give me ready over fetcher n tie us

Ms World & Mr Worldwide

You already know that this thing is on fire

Baby it's so beautiful

I must just play and see

But if you want the world

I suggest you come with me (come with me)

La-la la la la... (Come with me)

La-la la la la...

Cool me down

I'm feeling so exotic

Yaa right now

I'm hotter than the tropics

Take me there

Mumbai Cuba baby let's go

La-love me all the way to Rio (x2)

Desi girl

I'm feeling so exotic

Tumko jo dekha maine

Toh maine ye jaan liya hai

Pardesi babu ne

Iss desi dil ko maan liya hai (x2)

Cool me down

I'm feeling so exotic

Yaa right now

I'm hotter than the tropics

Take me there

Mumbai Cuba baby let's go

La-love me all the way to Rio (x2)

Desi girl..

I'm feeling so exotic

Tumko jo dekha maine

Toh maine ye jaan liya hai

Pardesi babu ne

Iss desi dil ko maan liya hai (x2)

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