Karan Johar is one such film-maker who takes a great part in the creative aspects of a film; regardless of whether he is producing the film or directing it. This time, he wanted his upcoming production Hasee Toh Phasee to have an emotional touch and the soulful song “Zehnaseeb” is the ’emotional touch’. Sources say it is very close to his heart.
“The song is called ‘Zehnaseeb’ and it has been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. It’s an emotional song, which explores the beautiful moments between the lead actors Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in the film. Karan was very keen on having this track in the album. Initially, Shekhar (Ravjiani) had sung the acoustic version as it was meant to be a solo number. But later we roped in Chinmayi Sripada to lend her voice too as we decided we wanted it to be a duet,” said the director Vinil Matthew.
“The song ‘Zehnaseeb’ is very close to Karan’s heart. He wanted it to be in the film and brainstormed with the director and music composer to devise it in a certain way. He also went to the studio when the song was being recorded as he was quite enthusiastic about the song,” added another source.
Meanwhile, Karan Johar himself said “‘Zehnaseeb’ is one of the most feel good love songs I have heard…very few love songs have the melody…the lyrical value and the soul..this is that beautiful blend.”
Jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Phantom Films, Hasee Toh Phasee stars Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra. It is set for a February 7th release.