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There is no one like Shah Rukh Khan as he has been ruling the industry for the past three decades. The actor, who rules millions of hearts with his acting chops and romantic songs, was once asked about his favourite singer. Shah Rukh has some amazing songs like Sooraj Hua Madham, Kal Ho Na Ho, Tujhe Dekha to his credit.
As the handsome actor graced the Mirchi Music Awards sometime back, singer, Sreerama Chandra asked King Khan about his favourite singer and whether he has dedicated any song of that singer to anyone. To this, SRK stated:
“Of course, there going to be so many people from Mohd. Rafi saab to Saigal saab to Kishore da and everyone…but I am going to tell you honestly…jaha tak meri samajh hai to hum Vegas me the, Subhas Ji ne mujhe ek new comer ka gaana sunaya jo shayad pehli baar mere liye gana gaa rahe the.”
Shah Rukh further narrated that the song, Ye Dil Deewana from the film Pardes was shot while he was actually driving to the airport. Recalling the moment, Shah Rukh said:
“Subhash Ji ne bola bahut achcha singer hai ladka aur yeh tumhare liye gaana ga raha hai and I remember humare pass waqt nahi tha us waqt aur hum shooting karne jaa rahe the aur main airport ja raha tha. To Subhash Ji ne kaha ki rehne de ladle tu fikar maat kar…hum airport jaate jaate hum gaana kar lenge. To wo jo poora gana hai humne shoot kiya hai actually mujhe airport chodte huye.”
Sonu Nigam, who actually sang the song, was present on the stage and looking at him, Shah Rukh revealed that he is a big fan of Sonu Nigam. In his words:
“I found his voice very different. Not like the great Sonu we know and mujhe shuru me aisa laga ki yeh kaisa awaz hai maine to suni nahi hai yeh kyunki humare liye jo gaate the wohi gaate the us waqt but till the time I got back to Mumbai the song was in stuck my head. And, I will be honest a lot of the energy that I bring into my songs started from there…so I am a big Sonu fan and I am saying it genuinely.”
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Do you know that Shah Rukh Khan had to leave the song, Ye Dil Deewana in the middle to rush back to his wife, Gauri, who was pregnant with their first child, Aryan? Not many people know that the famous song, Ye Dil Deewana from the movie was shot with Shah Rukh’s duplicate. Since there were some complications in Gauri’s pregnancy, Shah Rukh had to leave the song in the middle.
The popular song was completed using Shah Rukh’s duplicate and only had close-up shots of the actor.