Rahul Bose denies spoof rumours of ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ song

March 23rd, 2008 - 8:45 am ICT by admin  

By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Rahul Bose, who has just completed a comedy called “Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam” with Mallika Sherawat, is puzzled by rumours that the song “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya” in the film is a spoof on the original song from the 1960 classic “Mughal-e-Azam”. “That’s completely wrong,” says Rahul, “It’s not the Naushad-Lata Mangeshkar composition at all. It’s a totally fresh composition by Anu Malik. I mean, how much further can Mallika and me be from Madhubala and Dilip Kumar? I don’t think Anu Malik has sought any inspiration from the earlier film and song at all.”

“Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam”, by director Sanjay Chel, is about a theatre group that performs various plays. One of them happens to be the love story of Salim and Anarkali.

“‘Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam’ is a spoofy and black comedy. If we look for a genre it’d have to be the ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ kind of cinema,” Rahul told IANS.

This is Rahul’s second film with Mallika. And he enjoyed her company thoroughly.

“She’s just not the person she’s made out to be. I’m happy that both the films she has done with me… ‘Pyar Ke Side Effects’ and ‘…Mughal-e-Azam’ take Mallika very far away from her image. It’s also my first full-on masala film and I had a blast.”

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