Yash Chopra’s swan song Jab Tak Hai Jaan may have got mixed reviews from critics and viewers alike, but the movie holds a special place in our hearts. We take a look at the making of the songs
Yash Chopra was passionate about his work. And the evidence rests not just in the many super hits he has delivered, but also in the making-of videos of the songs from Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Heer, Ishq shava and Jiya re. In these videos you will see how Yashji had a sense of responsibility, the drive to be available for his actors whenever they needed him. Vaibhavi Merchant is seen choreographing the signature steps in the songs. AR Rahman is talking about the experiences he has had while composing the tracks in the film. All in all, it’s fun to see the whole JTHJ team putting their heads together to get every step and every scene right.
Jiya Re: Anushka Sharma’s energy is infectious in the song. Shahrukh Khan and Ms Sharma can’t stop raving about the beautiful locales of Kahsmir. In fact, more than the place, Khan is impressed by the people he thinks are supremely hospitable. While Khan finds Kasmiri girls overwhelmingly cute, Vaibhavi is in awe of the soldiers there who cooperated with the unit and shook a collective leg in the song with Anushka. While you are watching the making, don’t miss the scene where Anushka misses the ball – the girl needs some serious training in football! Do let us know if you agree with us..
Heer: There’s something very melancholic about this track – a London based girl trying to impress her father on his birthday by singing a song in impeccable Punjabi. Despite working in close quarters with the creative team, Katrina Kaif wasn’t getting the scene right. Aditya Chopra tried helping her out, but she simply felt too tired, cold and vulnerable, and broke down while shooting for the scene.
Even Gulzar saab was super impressed with the way Rahman did justice to this Punjabi number. For more such interesting titbits, watch the making…
Ishq Shava: Street dancers, Katrina’s fast-paced moves…phew! It’s almost catatonic. Thank God Shahrukh doesn’t have much to do, but whatever li’l he does is clumsy in a cute way. He says that the last time he tried to do a complex step in the song, he stumbled and injured himself. Katrina is the jaan of this song, and so are the other dancers who are amazingly high on flexibility and grace…