R.D. Burman's music continues to inspire today's filmmakers. While Kaminay had two tracks of the late composing legend, now one of his songs will be heard in the forthcoming movie Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna.
The legend's composition Bade achche lagte hain yeh dharti, yeh nadiya, yeh raina aur tum makes a vital appearance in Sohail Khan's production Main Aurr Mrs Khanna. The song was chosen because Kareena Kapoor's character is named Raina in the film and the word 'raina' is prominent in the song.
The film required a strong nostalgic theme song between Kareena and Sohail to create a sense of intimacy between the couple. And Amit Kumar's song from Balika Badhu was everyone's favourite, it became the chosen one overriding the other popular choice Raina beeti jaye from Amar Prem.
Both Balika Badhu and Amar Prem were made by Shakti Samanta.
"It's a song that we all chose unanimously. It comes on when my character meets Kareena. When we meet, the song plays in the background. Since her character is named Raina, we loved the idea of having the song," Sohail told IANS.
Interestingly, Sohail's other production Kissaan also revived an old song Mere desh ki dharti. But there's a difference.
Explains Sohail: "While Mere deshi ki dharti is part of the film's soundtrack, we haven't put Bade achche lagte hain in the album for Main Aurr Mrs Khanna. Though we've bought the rights for the song. Let's just say, we mean it to be a tribute to R.D. Burman and the tradition in Hindi lyrics celebrating raina (night)."