clear clear clear clear clear
clear
Movies
 

  

How Rajesh Khanna gave a new lease of life to a song from ANAND?



August 31, 2015 1:31:12 PM IST
By Mansoor Khan, Glamsham Editorial
Send to Friend


Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Haye
Kabhi Toh Hasaye, Kabhi Yeh Rulaye………

RAJESH KHANNA
RAJESH KHANNA

This melodious song from Rajesh Khanna's superhit film ANAND is truly soul-stirring and a work of a genius.

Wanna know who has penned this song? Well the song is written by lyricist Yogesh, who tragically remains unsung despite giving chartbusting songs like ‘Rimjhim Gire Sawan'… (MANZIL), ‘Kai Baar Yun Bhi Dekha Hai…' (RAJNIGANDHA), ‘Badi Sooni Sooni Hai Zindagi Yeh Zindagi…' (MILI), ‘Jaaneman Jaaneman Tere Do Nayan…' (CHHOTI SI BAAT) etc.

Prior to ANAND, Yogesh was a struggler and the fact is even the song ‘Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Haye…' was actually assigned to Gulzar, who was filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee's favourite and was also writing the film's screenplay. But since Gulzar had to go abroad for an important task, Hrishikesh Mukherjee gave an opportunity to Yogesh to pen a song in Gulzar's absence. 

Grabbing the golden opportunity with both hands Yogesh wrote a heart rendering philosophical song which overwhelmed Hrishikesh Mukherjee so much that he immediately got the song recorded in Manna Dey's voice. 

However, after editing the film Hrishikesh Mukherjee was in a fix! He could not find a suitable location in the film's narrative to accommodate the song. But since the song was brilliantly written hence Hrishikesh Mukherjee decided to use the song in the background with the film's introductory titles.

When Rajesh Khanna saw the rushes of the edited version he was left spellbound by the song but felt the song lost its significance in background. Hence, he suggested Hrishikesh Mukherjee to include the song in the film and the song was shot featuring Rajesh Khanna in it.

Yogesh in an interview revealed, “Thanks to Rajesh Khanna the song got a new lease of life and I became famous lyricist.”

Stay updated with Bollywood on GLAMSHAM.COM's android app.
Click here to INSTALL on your device.
 


  


   Comments

 
 

 More on Glamsham


- Amitabh Bachchan stands up in support of Virat Kohli - News
- BAAHUBALI: THE CONCLUSION set for Indian cinema's historic and biggest release - News
- Bholi Punjaban Richa Chaddha to pen a novel? - News
- Bollywood Box Office Report of the Week: 23rd March 2017 - News
- Dazzling Disha Patani wants to spread love - News
- Finally! Priyanka Chopra's dialogue in BAYWATCH third trailer! - News
- GOLMAAL AGAIN to go crazier with happy Vasooli Bhai, Babli & Pappi - News
- Groove on to 'Kaala Chashmah', 'DJ Wale Babu' Unplugged with Badshah on MTV Unplugged season 6 grand finale - News
- Happy Birthday Kangana: cute unseen childhood pictures of B-town 'Queen' - News
- Is this Salman performing hi-octane action sequence for TIGER ZINDA HAI? - News
- ITTEFAQ or something else: Sidharth Malhotra reserves his dates for Sonakshi Sinha - News
- Japan calling for gorgeous anchor actor Koel Purie - News
- NAAM SHABANA: CBFC demands funny and surprising cuts - News
- PHILLAURI: Bhojpuri producer loses copyright case - News
- Real Rohan Bhatnagar writes a special letter to Hrithik Roshan - News

   News Archives

A Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. site.