Mumbai: After sharing the poster of her new song, Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi a few weeks ago, Divya Khosla Kumar will be shooting for the video at Jogeshwari Station today. What makes it a nostalgic moment for the actress-filmmaker is that she began her career in the hit Falguni Pathak song, Aiyo Rama and now she is recreating the magic that was with another one of the singer’s popular numbers.
Interestingly, Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, who are directing the Tanishk Bagchi-recreated track, had first spotted and casted Divya for the Falguni number, Aiyo Rama. “Radhikaji and Vinayji had spotted me during my Delhi modeling days and cast me in Aiyo Rama. The song went on to become a chartbuster instantly” says Divya, adding, “Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi is one of my favourite 90s tracks. So, when Radhikaji and Vinayji suggested it as something we can work on, I agreed immediately. It’s their idea and I’m very excited about shooting for it.”
The recreated version is a single produced by Gulshan Kumar & T-Series, penned by Jaani and sung by Neha Kakkar is completely Radhika and Vinay’s concept of how they see Divya, a talented actress, enacting their vision. The actress-filmmaker says, “But as far as the audio goes it’s nowhere similar to the original song; it’s a beautiful recreation, keeping the melody intact, albeit more peppy.” As the video tells a short story, Divya will bring it to life by sporting different avatars.
Point out to her that those who swear by old songs attribute recreations to a lack of originality, and Divya disagrees. She reasons, “There are several songs from our Hindi music industry which are beautiful. Yet many from today’s generation have not had a chance to hear them. Recreation is one such way to introduce them to these songs with a fresh tune and flavor that is very today.”
Probe her on what makes her confident that Bhushan Kumar’s Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi will be as popular for future generations as the original was, and Divya states, “The original song will always remain popular. Our version will be well accepted because of its melody, contemporary sound, concept, story and re-enactment.”
After filming some portions in Jogeshwari, Divya and the team will move to the heart of the city, South Bombay and also shoot a part in a college campus.