One of the most recognisable films in Hindi cinema, ‘Khal Nayak,’ starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, and Jackie Shroff, shot to fame after its 1993 release. The Subhash Ghai-directed movie, which was the second-highest-grossing movie of 1993 and a huge box office hit at the time, garnered 11 nominations for Filmfare Awards. In a recent interview, Ghai talked about the hit song from the movie, ‘Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai,’ and how the lyrics, written by Anand Bakshi and arranged by Laxmikant-Pyarelal, stunned him.
One of the greatest dance numbers in Hindi film history, the song was sung by Ila Arun and Alka Yagnik. Madhuri, a lovely dancer famed for her skills, stunned her audience with one of her best performances to date. Additionally, we adored Neena Gupta's gorgeous addition to the song!
Subhash Ghai confessed his initial reaction to the Madhuri Dixit song 'Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai' in 'Khal Nayak' was shocking in an interview. The filmmaker stated, “The lyricist (Anand Bakshi) asked me, ‘Kis tarah ka mujra hona chahiye?’ I thought about it and told him to skip the mujra and instead think of a folk song, because the character has to make Ballu believe she comes from a rural setting. Raat ko unhone mujhe phone kiya with the lyrics and I was shocked. I said, “No we cannot make this’.
He started laughing. He made me hear the second stanza – Yeh Dil main dungi apne yaar ko…and I told him that he was compensating. But yes, I was quite tense, so we decided to make it an artistic song. The song in itself is a scene. There were so many organizations who protested the song. But I always asked them to listen to it in its entirety. Today, the song has gained cult status and is enjoyed by youngsters.”
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