Akshay’s Filhall crosses 500 million; breaks records
Singer B Praak’s song featuring Akshay Kumar and debutante Nupur Sanon has become the most liked Indian song on Youtube worldwide.Updated: Jan 16, 2020 16:14 IST
When Akshay Kumar decided to come out with his debut music video, Filhall, at the peak of his acting career, it was deemed to be risky. But little did anyone know that it would break all records and become the most liked Indian song on YouTube worldwide with over 5.8 million views in just two months of its release.
Elated with the response, lyricist-composer, Jaani says, “The moment I had shared the song on Instagram, I had said, ‘This is my best song so far’, and I feel it has come true. The song is autobiographical and while penning and composing it I was hoping that it would connect with music lovers. While I have been working with B Praak since 2012, we never thought we would be able to work with Akshay paaji. He is so happy with the response. All this is because of his presence and involvement with the song and it was his idea to have a couplet in the end.”
A melodious romantic track, Filhall narrates the story of a couple that parts ways and later, meet each other in the most unfortunate situation. It’s a song about love and its beauty of never giving up. Sung by B Praak, the single also marked actor Kriti Sanon’s sister, Nupur Sanon’s screen debut, and was received well.
Mention this milestone to Nupur and she says, “I’m extremely overwhelmed by the crazy response we’ve got for filhall. I feel so lucky to have been able to be a part of something so big and to call it my first! It’s so surprising to see the amount of love people all over the world have showered on us. This was my first ever and since it was with Akshay sir..I somehow knew it will win the audience’s heart but I am honestly blown away by the numbers!! Every person in the team has put in their heart and soul and probably that’s why Filhall touched the right chords. I think filhall gave words to a lot of unsaid hidden feelings that normally everyone has in their hearts.”
When contacted, Akshay tells us, “I’m absolutely humbled to see Filhall’s unprecedented success. It just goes to show how much trust people put in heart-tugging stories being told through the beautiful medium of music. My congratulations to (singer) B Praak and the team that made this possible.”
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