Rani Mukerji’s spot boy, P Amose, recently came to the rescue of Aiyyaa’s makers. A few weeks ago, the actor was brainstorming with music director Amit Trivedi, lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and director Sachin Kundalkar. They were trying to come up with a phrase that would best fit the lyrics of the song, ‘Dreamum wakepam’, the video of which has been given the feel of a Tamil film.
Says Rani, “We were jamming at the studio trying to figure out a catchphrase we could use in the song ‘Dreamum’. That’s when Amit and Amitabh remembered that Amose is from Tamil Nadu.” Soon, Amose was made to join the discussion and list some Tamil words that could be used in the setting of a love song. Adds the actor, “Finally he came up with ‘unne, rande, mune, nale’, which means one two three four.”
But Amose’s contribution doesn’t end there. The makers then even roped in Amose to sing those lines of the song.
“Amit has retained the portion he sang in the final song, which will be launched on Thursday,” says Rani, who has been paired opposite south actor Prithviraj in the film, which has been jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. It releases on October 12.
Gandha inspires Aiyyaa
Sachin Kundalkar is a popular name in the Marathi cinema circuit. But not many know the director’s 2009 Marathi film, Gandha — starring Sonali Kulkarni, Milind Soman, Girish Kulkarni, Neena Kulkarni and Amruta Subhash — inspired his next, Aiyyaa. Sources claim that the first half of Gandha has been reworked for Aiyyaa’s script. “Gandha’s first half has gone through a lot of changes. Aiyyaa is hugely inspired by it.” — Shalvi Mangaokar