Now, clash of the versions!

By Hindustan Times

Some old melodies hold a special place in listeners’ minds and filmmakers cash in on this popularity by incorporating these tunes in their soundtracks. However, it’s rare that two directors come out with three different versions of the same song for their films. Bangladeshi singer Runa
Laila’s popular number Dama Dam Mast Qalandar, is reportedly being remade by director Nikhil Advani for his next directorial venture D-Day and director Bejoy Nambiar’s next, David, has two versions of it.

“We are done with the two versions of the song. In fact, the song was part of my script for the last two years,” says a surprised Bejoy, after learning that Advani is also working on the same song for his film. Bejoy has already shot the song sequences as well.

For Bejoy’s film, the two versions of the song have been composed by Mikey McCleary, whose rendition of ‘Khoya khoya chand