With the new avatar of the popular Mile Sur Mera Tumhara song getting a lukewarm response, its makers are planning a revised version featuring Sachin Tendulkar and some other cricketing stars.
Kailash Surendranath, the mind behind the unity in diversity song, said he will soon shoot the song with Tendulkar.
“Very soon we will see Sachin in the edited ersion of Phir Mile Sur. He is keen to do the song. We had tried to get him as well as other cricketers earlier but they were busy playing back-to-back matches and, moreover, we were under pressure to release the song on Republic Day,” Surendranath, who conceived and conceptualised the song along with his wife Arti said.
The song, which is a modern follow up to the iconic unofficial national anthem of the 1980s “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara”, has been shot with more than 60 personalities including film stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, sporting stars like Saina Nehwal, Vijender Singh and also several musicians, was released officially by Bachchan on January 26.
Nath hinted at the possibility of updating the new version from time to time with inclusion of more personalities.
Many have found ‘Phir Mile...´ lacking in spirit due to its presence of many film personalities. Its length (at 16 minutes) has also come in for criticism.