By Joginder Tuteja
Time and again film makers are seen proudly proclaiming their songs to be made for the discotheques, celebrations, romantic moments, lounges or bonfire outings. However, there is one film maker who has helped design a number, which as per him would be a rage with the auto-wallahs once released.
We are talking about writer-director Sujoy Ghosh who, for his film ALADIN, wanted composers Vishal and Shekhar to come up with a number which not just raked in nostalgia from the past but also catered to hardcore massy audiences. The composer duo obliged and presented him with ‘O Re Saawariya’.
Not just that, ‘O Re Saawariya’ also has a NAMAK HALAL reference to it, what with Amitabh Bachchan seen in the trademark getup (with the pink turban intact) that he applied in ‘Pag Ghunghroo Baandh’.
"There is a definite story telling which happens in ALADIN through ‘O Re Saawariya’. Moreover, there is a fun element that plays throughout the song. Amitabh Bachchan wants Riteish Deshmukh to open up and wants Jacqueline Fernandes to open up. For this reason, he hypnotises her and makes her sing and dance in a manner that would make her profess love for Riteish. Not just that, Mr. Bachchan himself joins all the fun and sings the song in his own voice", details Sujoy Ghosh who had a blast shooting for the song.
"I love ‘O Re Saawariya’ because finally it allowed me to get into a saree, something that I always wanted to do ever since I began my Bollywood journey. I am glad that in my first film, I could drape a saree around me and get a full ‘jhatka’ song in place. No wonder, it’s my favourite", says Jacqueline.