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

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First published: July 13, 2013, 12:08 PM IST | Updated: July 13, 2013
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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.

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.

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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