Begum Jaan’s new song, Prem Mein Tohre, is a strong classical number that harks back to the music of films like Umrao Jaan. Sung by the incomparable Asha Bhosle to an awesome composition by Anu Malik and powered by Kausar Munir’s magical lyrics, this song stands out in the sea of “peppy” numbers we hear every day.
Vidya Balan, as Begum Jaan, brings the song alive on screen and is seen playing the veena with all the grace in the world.
It’s even more interesting to watch how this song came to life with Asha Bhosle. Director Srijit Mukherji shares how Anu Malik explained the nuances of the number to Asha ji while being ill in the ICU.
Watch the making of the song here also to know how Vidya felt about lip-syncing to the voice of one of our finest singers.