"We could well feel that RD Burman was there to guide us" - Vishal Dadlani
By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Over the fortnight, the music video of the title song of Bachna Ae Haseeno has been playing on and the response has been simply phenomenal. Choreographed by Ahmed Khan and directed by Siddharth Anand himself, the video is the highlight of this Yash Raj production since it has Ranbir Kapoor sharing the same frame with three beautiful ladies - Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone and Minissha Lamba.
However, apart from the presence of these stars and some well-designed moves by Ahmed Khan, the factor responsible for this video turning out an excellent watch is Panchamda himself. Seems like he blessed the crew from up there in the heavens as the video was shot on the same date when he was born (June 27).
"Isn't that amazing? We could well feel that he was there to guide us in making sure that we did full justice to his song which has been a craze since three decades," says Vishal Dadlani who, along with Shekhar, has given a new spin to the yesteryear number by bringing on Kishore's son Sumeet Kumar as well behind the mike.
If this wasn't a good enough divine intervention, there was more coincidence to come. Although unbelievable, it is true that June 28 is Vishal's birthday and coincidently the day, the shooting of the music video was wrapped up. "Being a true R.D. Burman follower, I have always felt blessed to be born on a day after my idol. Now with Bachna Ae Haseeno, I also got a platform to celebrate my birthday on the film's sets. Even as the spirit of this evergreen number kept Ranbir and company charged throughout these two days, we knew that up there even Panchamda must have been smiling to see the spin the current generation has taken on his creation," says an emotionally charged Vishal.
Coming back to the song, while Ranbir does immensely well in jumping and dancing around to the beats of R.D. Burman/ Vishal-Shekhar, each of the three ladies too makes sure that their presence is very much felt as they burn the dance floor. No wonder, the film has managed to gather great momentum with the arrival of this song, which has ensured that next few days would be an interesting journey for everyone involved.
- Vishal-Shekhar's Jhankaar Beats (2003) starring Sanjay Suri, Rahul Bose, Juhi Chawla & Rinkie Khanna was sort of a tribute to RD Burman, wherein Suri & Bose play musicians who revere RD Burman & his music & whose music is influenced by Burman. There was a remix version of Burmans popular Kishore Kumar number 'Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna' (Kudrat) which was integral to the film.
- Vishal and Shekhar had won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats.