Mumbai: Producers Faaiz Anwar and Prem Prakash Gupta’s romcom movie Love Ke Funday is slated for release worldwide on July 22, 2016. For recording the number ‘Naina Shaatir Bade….”, producer-lyricist Faaiz Anwar and writer-director Indervesh Yogee felt that only a singer of the caliber of Sukhwinder Singh would be able to do justice and give it a new dimension altogether but the film did not have a budget with which they could approach Sukhwinder Singh and ask him to sing the number. Since Sukhwinder Singh and Faaiz Anwar are good friends, Faaiz rang him up one night and told him that though he was keen that Sukhwinder should sing for his film, he did not have the appropriate budget to pay him his market price. Sukhwinder asked him to mail the song immediately at night and told him that he was ready to sing the song for friendship sake without charging even a single paisa provided it was recorded the next day morning as he was slated to fly abroad for a show in the evening.
Accordingly overnight Faaiz Anwar booked the Empire Recording Studio to record the song the next day morning and Sukhwinder recovered the number. The song turned out to be so good that Faaiz Anwar requested Sukhwinder Singh to also face the camera for the song in the film and what’s more Sukhwinder who was also impressed by the song readily agreed to. Sukhwinder allotted six days to do the rehearsals and shoot for the song in spite of his hectic schedule. Though he is not keeping good health, Sukhwinder Singh is also devoting a lot of time to promote the film as a friend of friends.
Sukhwinder states that he sang the song for the sake of his friendship with Faaiz Anwar and he did not accept money to sing as he feels that money has no place in relationships. Faaiz Anwar says, “Today at a time when no one accords importance to relationship, I truly have no word to describe Sukhwinder Singh who I fondly refer to as Sukhi who values friendship to the hilt. I sent him a cheque not just once but twice to his house in a sealed envelope to show my gratitude to him for not only signing the song but also facing the camera and promoting the film but he returned it both the times without even opening the envelope for the sake of friendship though he is a popular singer. Even today there are geniuses like Sukhwinderji who are true friends in the real sense of the term in the film industry.”
Faaiz Anwar who has written chartbusters for films like Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin, Saajan, Imtehan, Tum Bin, Hello Brothers, Jab We Met and recently Dabangg (Tere Mast Mast Do Nain) and Rowdy Rathore (Chikni Kamar) and Sukhwinder Singh who has belted out chartbusting numbers like Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya, Ramta Jogi,Taal Se Taal Mila, Houle Houle (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) and recently in Sultan, hope and are confident that their latest collaboration together ‘Naina Shaatir Bade…” also turns out to be a big chartbuster. To what extent the number clicks remains to be seen but today they are happy that wherever it is played, it is received with a lot of applause with people starting to tap their feet and dance wildly.
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