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The earth made one full round of the mighty sun, and here we are, celebrating another New Year. Although, this year is special in a lot of terms. This year is and needs to be the most hopeful after what we've been through the last 365 days. This year marks the beginning of a new decade. This year comes with a lot of opportunities for the people and the world to stand again after the global pandemic shut us down for the major part of the last year. (Recommended Read: This Is How Famous Bollywood Celebrities Welcomed The Year 2020 Before The Pandemic Hit Us)
Every New Year calls for a celebration and celebrations rings in happy memories. Bollywood is known to have made iconic songs and videos on every major occasion. These old gems get archived in deep weels of our memories and get even refined like ageing wine with time. On the occasion of New Year 2021, we've brought to you one such old gem of a song. Scroll down to check it out!
While scrolling through our Instagram feed, we stumbled upon an age-old song which was broadcasted on Doordarshan on the night of December 31, 1989, on new year's eve. The song features celebrities like Shabana Azmi, Parikshit Sahni, Amrish Puri, Shatrughan Sinha (with his kids), Deepti Naval, Dara Singh, Saeed Jaffery, Shammi Kapoor, Bhagwan Dada and Harindarnath Chattopadhyay. Come to think of it, not many of you were even born at the time when this song was telecasted, but it rings in a lot of nostalgia upon watching! Check it out below:
We have an amazing story about one of the legendary stars featured in this video, Shammi Kapoor. Shammi Kapoor's son, Aditya Raj Kapoor had talked about his legendary father, Shammi Kapoor's funeral, which was attended by the entire Kapoor clan and had said, "You've no idea what happened when we took my father's body to the cremation ground. God bless the administration for a supreme bandobast in spite of it being 15th of August. I wanted my father to be cremated at Ban Ganga because my mother (Geeta Bali) was cremated there. The send-off was unbelievable. And the whole Kapoor clan coming together as one family...Who but Shammi Kapoor could've managed this feat!" (Also Read: 11 TV And Bollywood Celeb Couples, Who Broke Up In 2020 And Made The Year Even Worse For Their Fans)
He had further added how his father's iconic song was playing on loud-speakers for his send-off. He was quoted as saying, "Chahe Mujhe Koi Junglee Kahe was being played for the final send-off. The funeral process was going very slowly because of the number of people. People peeped into the ambulance, threw flowers inside and said 'Yahoo'. I am a deeply spiritual man. I realised the power of mantra long ago. I realised that my father's mantra was 'Yahoo'. At that moment it dawned upon me...what being Shammi Kapoor's son really meant."
Remembering how his father, Shammi Kapoor's fans would sing his songs for him anywhere he went, he had said, "There's a black-and-white photograph we put up for the Chautha. It was the first picture of my dad, taken when we moved into the house where I now live. We moved in when I was 3-years-old after his first flush of success with the release of Tumsa Nahin Dekha. Looking at that photograph, I remembered how much fun I had going for the shoots with him. Even while I was away from home, people on the roads, wherever I was, would sing his songs for me. When I was driving down to the cremation ground with his body, people on the way had put his songs on loudspeakers." (Don't Miss: 7 Celebrity Couples Who Are Likely To Tie The Knot And Begin A New Chapter Of Their Life In 2021)
Happy New Year to all of you!