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Updated December 24th, 2023 at 21:56 IST

When Abhishek Bachchan stepped in to pacify Daler Mehendi post singer was ousted from multi-starrer

Daler Mehendi recently opened up about the time he was in the midst of a spat with a major production house before Abhishek Bachchan quelled the situation.

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Daler Mehendi has enjoyed an expansive career in the music industry with hundreds of songs to his credit. The singer however, recently opened up about an unparliamentary experience he had with a leading production house. The spat got so far that Abhishek Bachchan had to step in to diffuse the situation.

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Daler Mehendi recounts the time he was dropped from a major multi-starrer


In a recent interview with Lallantop, Daler Mehendi opened up about the time he was unceremoniously dropped from a major multi-starrer. The film in question was 2007 release Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. The singer recalled how as soon as he was brought on board for the song, he journeyed to Mumbai on his own accord and recorded the song.

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Mehendi shared, "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom was a very good song, and when Shaad Ali called me, Muzaffar sir was also there, he said, ‘I have a very good song. Only you can sing it, it’s a song from my film.’ I was in Dubai when I got the call, I said I will be back next week and I will sing it...Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Gulzaar sir, and everyone else was there. They asked me to sing one line, and said, “Waah, bohot acha gaya, kamaal kardiya.” After three months, the film was released. My name was not there on the CD, but the song was there."

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Abhishek Bachchan had to step in to quell the situation


For the unversed, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom featured Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role. Daler Mehendi further shared how the reason he was allegedly dropped from the song was because he had a Punjabi twang in his voice - a translation of the singer's conversation with director Shaad Ali, as shared by Meheni, reads, 'It’s up to us what version we want to keep. They’re saying you didn’t sing it well, they could hear a Punjabi twang in your voice, do what you want to do'. 

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Mehendi further shared how he "took action" against the makers but it was Abhishek Bachchan who asked him to let the matter go. Abhishek simply told Daler, "Paaji, leave them, forgive them." The title track of Jhoom Barabar Jhoom was eventually sung by  KK, Sukhvinder Singh, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Shankar Mahadevan.

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Published December 24th, 2023 at 21:56 IST

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