Bappi Lahiri clears the air around Namak Halal remake, says ‘Nobody has approached me yet’

Bappi Lahiri reminisces working on Namak Halal and the hit film getting a remake.

The news of one of Amitabh Bachchan‘s biggest hit Namak Halal getting a remake sent the media into a frenzy. The chain of speculations started after producer Murad Khetani bought the remake rights for the 1982 blockbuster. The film which was a historic success had iconic songs like Pag Ghungroo, Jawani Jaan-e-man. The mastermind behind these songs Bappi Lahiri, also wonders if the producer intends to use the original music.

In a chat with SpotboyE, Bappida cleared the air, “Nobody has approached me. So I don’t know what their plans are. But the music that I did for Namak Halaal is remembered and hummed to this day. One cannot imagine Namak Halaal without ‘Pag Ghungroo’.”

The 11-minute song sequence which was shot by Prakash Mehra is the longest song sequence in any Hindi film. The song won Kishore Kumar a Filmfare award and is truly one of Bappida’s finest works.

Bappida also stated that the film has a very special place in his heart. Talking about the film, he said, “It was my first film with Prakash Mehraji. Before this, he worked with the great Kalaynji-Anandji in Haseena Maan Jayegi, Zanjeer, Haath Ki Safaai and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. Namak Halaal was a big challenge for me. After this Prakash Mehaji and I did Sharaabi with  Bachchan Saab again taking the songs to unexpected heights.”

 

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