Saturday, November 24, 2007

Mallika's Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam

The Mallika Sherawat-starrer will also have the song Pyaar kiya toh darna kiya although in a completely different format. The song, written by Sanjay Chhel and composed by Anu Malek, will be picturised on Mallika.

The film’s producer, Ratan Jain says, “Yes, we have a song loosely based on the classic song Pyaar kiya toh darna kya but it is a completely different tune from the original song. We will shoot for the song with Mallika some time next month.”

Says Malek, “Let me first make it very clear that no one can ever repeat or even remotely come close to the original song Pyaar kiya toh darna kya from Mughal-E-Azam. For me, that song is one of the best songs in the history of our film industry. It was not only melodious but also extremely well written. And who can forget Madhubala in the song?”

The music composer says that the new song is his interpretation of the song in today’s time. Although the new song has the famous lyrics, it is completely different as Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam is a comedy film in which Mallika and the rest of the cast play stage performers.

“My song is about one of their stage performances. I know there will be people who will be waiting to throw bricks at me for the song but I am sure I’ll also be appreciated for it. The song has a lot of funny lines,” adds Anu. Anu also says that his song is only meant to be funny and not derogatory.