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Three songs cut from What’s Your Raashee?

Less than a week after Ashutosh Gowariker’s romantic comedy, What’s Your Rashee?, released with a running time of 3 hours and 20 minutes, measures have been taken to reduce the length of the movie. Special: What's Your Rashee?

india Updated: Oct 01, 2009 18:58 IST
Nikhil Taneja
Nikhil Taneja
Hindustan Times

Less than a week after Ashutosh Gowariker’s romantic comedy, What’s Your Rashee?, released with a running time of 3 hours and 20 minutes, measures have been taken to reduce the length of the movie.

The original print of the movie featured 13 songs in all — one song representing each zodiac sign, and a title track. But since mid-week, three songs have been removed from the new version of the film.

Director Gowariker confirmed the same, “The audiences were feeling that the film could have lesser songs, so now the film is running with three songs less.”

Gowariker also admitted that the songs could have been a reason that the film seemed daunting to some section of the audiences.

He says, “Because there are 12 ‘raashees’ and I wanted to have one song represent each ‘raashee’, the 12 songs piled up, and that’s why people probably felt the burden of it.”

Though Gowariker didn’t reveal the songs that he has cut and declined to comment on why the particular songs were chosen, it is learnt that two of the songs are ‘Maanunga maanunga’, which was incidentally sung by Gowariker himself, and ‘Salone kya’.

While the first song was a part of the zodiac sign Libra, the other song is a part of the Sagittarius zodiac sign.

On being contacted, executive producer of the movie, Siddharth Roy Kapur, from UTV Motion Pictures, refused to comment on whether the songs have been cut from all prints through the country.

Both Gowariker and Kapur have declined to give the running time of the new version, but it is estimated that the film will now be around 3 hours and five minutes long.

First Published: Oct 01, 2009 18:52 IST