Voices of Sheila: Resignification in Filmic and Non-filmic Contexts
Nina Menezes [+]
Univeristy of Florida
This chapter examines how elements borrowed from prior musical contexts are re-signified in popular Bollywood song-and-dance sequence “Sheila ki Jawani” (Sheila’s Youth). As the song moves beyond its filmic context through re-enactments in popular culture, it acquires new meanings and takes on a life of its own.