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Heard the babe in the song?

The soundtracks of many Indian films have rung in delight by making stars out of commoners. Blame it on the lyricists’ love for personalising songs by squeezing in names of characters from the film they’re written for, the trend has won hearts of their namesakes and topped charts ever since.

music Updated: Jan 08, 2010 20:18 IST
Rajesh Ahuja

Priyanka Chopra

The soundtracks of many Indian films have rung in delight by making stars out of commoners. Blame it on the lyricists’ love for personalising songs by squeezing in names of characters from the film they’re written for, the trend has won hearts of their namesakes and topped charts ever since.



Actress Priyanka Chopra is the the latest to have a song dedicated to her bubbly character in Yash Raj’s new release,

Pyaar Impossible

. The upbeat romantic number titled

Alisha

, sees actor Uday Chopra’s geeky character singing praises of his lady love, aisha (Priyanka). Treading the wobbly melody lanes from the years gone by,

HT City

fetches you three hits that became massive hits for being named after film characters.



1.

Anamika Tu Bhi Tarse

from the Sanjeev Kumar-Jaya Bhaduri starrer

Anamika

recorded massive success. It was melodic,


soulful and well-written.



2.

Kaisi Maya Hai

from

Maya Memsaab

had a fairy-tale like charm to it. It was poetic, yet very relatable.



3.

Kabhi Kabh Aditi

from

Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na

topped charts for being fresh and fairly simple.