Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has infused traditional song Albela Sajan from his previous directorial, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) in Bajirao Mastani. While there was a lot of buzz around the song in terms of how is it going to be and who will be featured in it, here are a few facts about the song that you should know.
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1. While the original song was sung by Sultan Khan, Shankar Mahadevan and Kavita Krishnamurthy, the recreated version has been rendered by Shashi, along with Kunal Pandit, Prithvi Gandharva, Kanika Joshi, Rashi Raagga, Geetika Manjrekar.
2. According to the singer -- Shashi Suman, actor Ranveer Singh remained shocked when he first heard the song. He said:
"All the songs were ready before the shooting began. Ranveer heard Malhari first and was shocked. He was wondering how will he dance to it, how will it be shot. Then he heard Albela Sajan and was shocked all the more.
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It was a pure hardcore classical number which was opposite of Malhari. He liked it a lot and was excited about the songs as there are so many variations in the album."
3. The original song featured superstar Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan where Khan was shown taking musical lessons and falling in love with Rai's character, Nandini.
4. Shashi, who has rendered his voice for the song in Bajirao Mastani has given music for Mary Kom and has assisted Bhansali in Ram Leela. It should also be noted that before entering into the industry, he had participated in musical TV reality shows.
5. Talking about the song, Shashi said:
"I don't know about the exact situation but it is supposed to be a welcome song for Bajirao. Sanjay sir really liked the song and wanted to use it. He said no better song than Albela Sajan as a welcome number."
6.Explaining that how well the song has been modified for the film, he said:
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"Albela Sajan is a traditional song. For Bajirao Mastani, only the lyrics of the 'mukhada' have been taken from it. The arrangements, tempo, notes and pace is new."
--With inputs from PTI