Nikhita Gandhi questions gender identity through 'Khud ko hi paake'

Mumbai, Nov 29, 2020, IANS

Singer Nikhita Gandhi says her latest song, Khud ko hi paake, is all about the expression of acceptance of the self.

Featuring Nikhita Gandhi, along with Ivanka Das, the song showcases a couple and how their romance hits a roadblock when a small moment between them makes the male partner come face to face with his issues of gender identity.

"Khud ko hi paake is a song I have composed keeping in mind the internal struggle of someone who is facing an identity crisis. The beauty and the pain of such a conundrum is that we all have our fair share of this, in different magnitudes. The song is an expression of acceptance of the self and embodies the message that the only truth in life is who you are and letting yourself be honest to that," Nikhita said.

"Khud ko hi paake" is a part of the MTV Beats Love Duet album.

"MTV Beats Love Duet has been a path-breaking initiative in normalising conversations around love that goes beyond gender stereotypes. It has given a platform to some of the greatest artists from the LGBTQI+ Community to showcase their talent and make their voices heard. I'm proud that I got the chance to make a tiny contribution in this journey through 'Khud ko hi paake' -- a soulful story weaved in with passion and genuineness. I'm sure it will be loved by the masses and also help influence perceptions in some way," she added.

The song is penned by Nikhita and Shashwat Singh.

Jacqueline wraps Dharamshala schedule of 'Bhoot Police'

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has wrapped up the shooting schedule of her upcoming horror comedy, Bhoot Police, in Dharamshala, and is having a tough time moving one.

"Schedule wrap #Dharamshala #bhootpolice what a crazy ride that was!!!! Im missing the team already," she wrote on Instagram along with an image of herself from the picturesque hill town.

In the image, she is seen basking in the sun shine in a garden, as she smells a red rose. She is seen wearing warm and cosy winter wear to keep her warm.

She was shooting for the project with Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, and Yami Gautam, and hopes to unite with the team soon.

"Bhoot Police", a horror-comedy is directed by Pawan Kripalani, who has helmed thrillers like "Phobia" and "Ragini MMS" in the past. The film has been largely shot across Dharamsala, Dalhousie and Palampur. The film is produced by Ramesh Taurani and Akshai Puri.

She will soon start shooting for Rohit Shetty's "Cirkus", co-starring Ranveer Singh. She also has "Kick 2" coming up, opposite Salman Khan.

Recently, Jacqueline opened up about collaborating with Rohit for the first time. "It's not easy making films that entertain, make you laugh and feel good. And Rohit Shetty is perhaps the first that comes to mind when you think of entertaining and commercial cinema," she shared.

"I have always enjoyed watching his films and am completely aware of the kind of hard work that goes into it. Thrilled to be working with him and I can't wait to be on his set," she said of the director, known for superhits such as "Singham", "Chennai Express" and the "Golmaal" series.