Hrithik to dance to recreated song of ‘Aashiqui’
Hrithik Roshan is not just a Greek God when it comes to his looks, but he is also the undisputed God of Dance in Bollywood.
We also know that Hrithik does not do anything easily without giving it a thought and then his heart. We have learnt that for the first time ever, Hrithik has agreed to dance to a recreated version of the cult song ‘Dheere dheere se’ from the 1990 superhit film Aashiqui produced by Gulshan Kumar. Interestingly, while the original music was composed by Nadeem Shravan and the song sung by Kumar Sanu, the recreated version has been composed and sung by none other than Yo Yo Honey Singh. Bhushan Kumar tells us why these two superstars Hrithik Roshan and Yo Yo Honey Singh did this and that too, without charging a single penny.
“I was just 12 then in 1990, when I was mad about the music of Salman Khan’s Maine Pyar Kiya. In those days, the trend was to release film music months in advance and so, Aashiqui music too was released four months before the release of the film. Since my father Gulshan Kumar had produced the film, we had access to the music much before it was in the market. I remember whenever I went with papa in his car, I would take my favourite cassette and play it. So I started playing Maine Pyar Kiya that was not our music, but of a competitor. Papa gave me the Aashiqui cassette and told me, ‘Listen to this. This is from our film.’ I started hearing it and till today, that album remains on my playlist. I remember him telling me that his most favourite song ever was ‘Dheere dheere se’. Papa died in 1997. When Yo Yo Honey Singh met me for the first time, he told me how he respected my father so much and he had dreamt of one day working with him. He had read somewhere that ‘Dheere dheere se’ was my father’s favourite song and said that he wanted to recreate it for him and that too for free, even though he otherwise charges a huge amount. He started the work but then fell ill last year. During his illness, I met him three times at his house. I met him first time, then second time during my sister’s wedding, but it was on my third visit only, when Honey was feeling much better and had started composing again, that I asked him if he felt comfortable to finish the song, as I wanted to pay a tribute to my father as Aashiqui completes 25 years. And Honey completed the song. I then went to Hrithik Roshan, who was my first choice to dance on the single. I made him listen to the song without telling him the purpose for which I was making it. He loved it, but didn’t see the reason why he should dance to an old recreated song, given that Hrithik has never ever been part of a single song video. I then told Hrithik my reasons for making it and within a second he said, ‘I am doing it for Gulshanji. That will be my only reason to dance to it.” While Hrithik and Yo Yo Honey Singh are both doing it for free, Bhushan is doing it only for emotional reasons and he is clear that there is no money to be made on this.
If he lands up making any, it would have to go to charity for sure. Hrithik shoots this video in the next couple of days in Turkey, post which the song will be released soon.