Singer Sukhwinder Singh and actor Shah Rukh Khan are what you call a lethal combination. Whenever these two stars have come together for a song, it has become a chartbuster. History has it, be it the title track of Chak De! India, the Dard-e-Disco song from Om Shaanti Om or the unforgettable number Chhaiyya Chhaiyya from Dil Se, Sukhwinder and SRK are synonymous with musical success.
So when these two came together, yet another time, in Udi Udi Jaaye from Raees, what happened was supposed to happen. The track has again found its place in the top chartbusters’ list. Speaking about the reception the song has received, an elated Sukhwinder Singh talked to InUth over the phone. Heaping praises on Shah Rukh Khan, Sukhwinder said the star has a great habit of appreciating good work.
He is also aware of his success factor with SRK as he says:
I have sung for many other actors — Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar among others. But with Shah Rukh, the case becomes entirely different. He has a quality to appreciate good work. He will always say a few good words to keep inspiring people around him.
Talking about the tweet, Shah Rukh Khan posted after Udi Udi Jaaye released, Sukhwinder Singh said it was nice of SRK to say the movie will become a hit since he had lent his voice. Elaborated on the same, he mentioned:
My career started with Dil Se’s Chhaiyya Chhaiyya. When the song came on screen, I saw a boy dancing on train and he was Shah Rukh. So, that was my first song I saw on screen in which someone was dancing and I really appreciated it. At that time, I had said in the theatre — Jug Jug Jiyo to Shah Rukh, out of love. It was a spiritual thing for me to wish something like that SRK. Since then, whenever I got a chance to sing for Shah Rukh, I always have. And I am glad to see Udi Udi Jaaye is flying.