“Agar Tum Mil Jao”, “Tu Meri Zindagi hai” were lifted from Pakistani Singer Tassawar Khanum’s album

Mahesh Bhatt has been in news ever since the mysterious untimely demise of talented Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. Manikarnika actress Kangana Ranaut has repeatedly indicated that the veteran filmmaker has had some significant role in the late actor’s death. She had also questioned by Mumbai Police had not interrogated the B-town biggies, which prompted a storm of criticism on Social Media.

Mumbai Police, at last, was compelled to summon the Sadak director for an inquiry. Now whether the interrogation will lead to any noteworthy revelations or remain to be an unyielding formality is for time to unravel.

Song from the movie ‘Ashiqui’

Today we will discuss an unexplored side of Mahesh Bhatt. Movies of the Bhatt camp are known for their musical genius, and this trend was set by the 1990 musical, Ashiqui.  It proved to be the alltime highest-selling album of Indian music industry. Music director Nadeem-Shravan had also won the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for composing the music of this musical blockbuster, and Kumar Sanu had bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer. “Tu Meri Zindagi Hai…” was one of the most loved of all the numbers in the album and if you are a 90s Bollywood lover, you have been a fan of this song also.

However, did you know that “Tu meri zindagi hai” was not an original? Yes. The heart rendering song was originally a gazal from Pakistani Singer Tassawar Khanum’s album. But, there was no mention of her on the album of Ashiqui and the world of Bollywood fans still know it as a Nadeem-Shravan creation for Bhatt. Here is the original.

Bhatt had lifted from the masterful gazal singer from Pakistan, nor once, but twice. Back in 2005, he released Zehar with Emraan Hashmi, Shamita Shetty, and Udita Goswami in lead roles. Goes without saying, the music was phenomenal. Composed by Anu Malik and sung by Shreya Ghoshal, “Agar Tum Mil Jao” won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. The song was an original of Tassawar Khanum, who had sung the gazal in the mid-70s. However, the soundtrack of the album was credited to Anu Malik, Mithoon, and Roop Kumar Rathod. Here is the spectacular rendition by the Pakistani gazal singer who is 70 years now.

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