Ever since Sanjay Dutt’s biopic featuring Ranbir Kapoor was announced, it has been the talk of the town. The latest development in this Raju Hirani directorial is that Dutt’s beautiful melody Kya Yehi Pyar Hai from his debut film Rocky will be reprised in his biopic. The original R D Burman composition featuring Sanjay Dutt and Tina Munim was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar.
According to the reports published by a leading daily, a source revealed,
Kya Yehi Pyar Hai won’t be about romantic love, but the love for life. The female voice has been completely eliminated and will only have singer Armaan Malik crooning about the love for life as Sanjay Dutt (Ranbir in the movie) goes from one crisis to another. The song will play like a theme track throughout the film.
Singer Amaal Malik, who will be presenting the reprised version of the iconic song said,
Yes, I am doing a new version of Kya Yehi Pyar Hai. But what a huge responsibility this is. This RD Burman song is the baap of romantic duets. To recreate that kind of composition and to get the voice quality of Kishore Kumarji is so difficult. I am not much into remixes, but I had to do this one because a filmmaker like Raju Hirani asked me to and also because it’s a vintage RD number.
Speaking of claiming the credit for the reprised version, Amaal said,
Not for a moment am I going to claim credit for it. I see many reprised versions where the guy doing the remix talks of the song as though it is his original. That’s a shame.
Dutt’s biopic stars Ranbir Kapoor, Dia Mirza and Anushka Sharma in pivotal roles. The film is set to release on March 30, 2018.
Meanwhile, check out the original version Kya Yehi Pyar Hai from Rocky here: