December 14, 2011 07:21:00 PM IST Glamsham Editorial
Rishi Kapoor, who continues to have a golden run at the movies, is known to gen-now as Ranbir Kapoor's father. But as far as songs go, the young generation including some of Ranbir Kapoor's arch rivals are benefiting from Chintu's famous ditties.
EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, BACHNA AE HASEENO and EK DEEWANA THA
First Ranbir did a film called BACHNA AE HASEENO , the title of a Rishi Kapoor song. Now Imran Khan is doing a film called EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, which was pictured on Neetu Singh and Rishi. The other gen-next hero Prateik is doing a film titled EK DEEWANA THA, again a title inspired by Chintu's song from Subhash Ghai's KARZ.
While EK MAIN AUR EKK TU is about one night marriage and how two people impulsively get married, EK DEEWANA THA is a languid love story of Prateik and Amy Jackson.
So while he may be Ranbir's father, Rishi's legacy is useful for the entire generation of young stars. Imran says, "Rishi uncle's songs are very lively and there is certain spunk in them. I think that's the reason why there is an instant youth connect. There is certain zing in the phrase 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu', which connects it instantly to the youth. And not only his songs but also his personality is youthful and full of verve even today."