Recently it was reported that 1982 released Namak Halaal’s famous song Pag Ghungroo starring Amitabh Bachcha is set to be recreated. It was also stated that producer Murad Khetani has bought the rights of the song. Now Composer Bappi Lahiri responds to the same.
Talking about the remainder of the song he said that he has not been approached by anyone for the remix yet.
Talking to an entertainment daily he said, “Nobody has approached me. So I don’t know what their plans are. But the music that I did for Namak Halaal is remembered and hummed to this day. One cannot imagine Namak Halaal without ‘Pag Ghungroo’.”
Bappi Lahiri added, “It was shot by Prakash Mehraji in an 11-minute sequence, the longest song sequence in a Hindi film. Kishoreda (Kumar) sang Pag Ghungroo as only he could. He rightly won the Filmfare award for his vocals. I consider ‘Pag Ghungroo’ among my best achievements.”
Talking about the joy he felt while composing the song for Namak Halaal he said, “It was my first film with Prakash Mehraji. Before this, he worked with the great Kalaynji-Anandji in Haseena Maan Jayegi, Zanjeer, Haath Ki Safaai and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. Namak Halaal was a big challenge for me. After this Prakash Mehaji and I did Sharaabi with Bachchan Saab again taking the songs to unexpected heights.”
Well, let’s wait till things finally gets going.