Meri Jaan Meri Jaan, the second song from Akshay Kumar’s film Bachchhan Paandey, was released on Tuesday. On his Instagram account, Akshay uploaded the song and remarked, “Jiske bulaane par Bachchhan chale jaaye, jiske liye Bachchhan marne ko taiyaar ho jaaye (On whose call Bachchhan goes, for whom Bachchhan is willing to die).” The song depicts the relationship between Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon, the film’s two stars. It contrasts with the film’s first song, ‘Maar Khayegaa’, which had Akshay in a scary persona that was well received by the audience.
The song begins with Akshay and Kriti in a romantic embrace while the words “Bhakuaal bhari mohabbat” (loosely translated to “impressive romance”) show across the screen. Amid the romantic song, Akshay’s character Bachchhan Paandey exhibits his compassionate side as he and Kriti dance about in lush greenery, monuments, and even in the midst of a lake.
The scene then moves to the centre of the lake, where we find Akshay and Kriti standing on a boat, tenderly gazing at each other before we see the pair in front of a heritage structure. As the song concludes, fans are treated to a brief glimpse of a scenario from the film in which Akshay appears to attack Kriti with a hammer. Kriti’s cry is heard, but the screen goes black before we see what happened. B Praak sang the song and composed the music, while Jaani penned the lyrics.
Fans reacted positively to the song right away. One person wrote, “Best romantic song of the year.” Several of them were delighted to see Akshay collaborating with B Praak and Jaani once more. “B Praak’s voice + jaani’s voice + Akshay Kumar’s acting = masterpiece.”, one person said. B Praak’s song video Filhaal featured the actor, previously. Nupur Sanon, Kriti’s sister, played the female lead in that song.
Arshad Warsi, Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra, Abhimanyu Singh, and Jacqueline Fernandez also feature in the film. Bachchhan Paandey is said to be a remake of Jigarthanda, a 2014 Tamil film based on the 2006 Korean film A Dirty Carnival. It revolves around a filmmaker (Kriti) who tries to eavesdrop on a gangster (Akshay) in order to get information for her next gangster film.