It may be simply yesterday while you had been buzzing “Ghar Se Nikalte Hi”, however it has been 25 years since Jugal Hansraj made you go weak within the knees about your past love. Yes, Papa Kahte Hain completes 1 / 4 of a century right this moment, however each the film and the observe have aged nicely.
“I didn’t realise it’s completed 25 years. In some ways, I do feel old, and in others, I don’t. In my mind I’m still that kid (from the film). And people still remember the music. It is one of the most famous albums in Bollywood. To be one amongst the great compositions down the years, is a big thing.,” Jugal stated as he revisited Papa Kahte Hain throughout an unique chat with indianexpress.com.
Papa Kahte Hain (1996) turned a landmark movie for many individuals. Apart from giving Jugal the tag of the boy-next door, it additionally impressed viewers together with his cute chemistry with co-actor Mayoori Kango who debuted with the film. But it was Rajesh Roshan’s tunes that made the movie a musical memorable.
According to Jugal, the simplicity with which its soundtrack was created and picturised, made it particular. “There was no fancy camera work. It was just plain simple innocent storytelling in songs that touched people’s heart – a young boy and young girl sitting, talking and singing to each other. Today, with all the fast cuts and snazzy stuff, you miss out on all of that.”
Papa Kahte Hain revolved across the character of Sweety (Mayoori) who’s out searching for her father (Anupam Kher), who deserted her when she was a toddler. During the journey, she meets and falls in love with Rohit (Jugal). The Mahesh Bhatt directorial additionally starred Tiku Talsania, Dinesh Hingoo, Soni Razdan, Navni Parihar and Suhas Joshi.
Jugal revealed that after he heard “Ghar Se Nikalte Hi”, all he needed was to shoot the tune, even earlier than the film. “I have very clear memories. I remember going for the song recording before the shooting began. Rajesh Roshan, Javed Akhtar and Udit Narayan were all there. When Udit ji started singing, I got so excited that I kept annoying Mahesh Bhatt to shoot the song first. Whoever he liked, he called them ‘duffer’. So he told me, ‘No duffer. First we have to finish the Bombay shoot. And then we’ll go to Seychelles’. So I should better wait,” the actor shared.
Reminiscing the day of shoot, Jugal added, “We all had been at a seaside resort. I used to be so excited, I didn’t sleep the night time earlier than. On the day of shoot, I awakened early, obtained prepared. I bear in mind going to the villas of Mahesh Bhatt and Raju Khan, the choreographer, knocking at their doorways and asking them to rush up. I used to be dragging everybody out to get within the bus (laughs).
“We went to the beach and half of the day went in the intro music. I kept waiting for the words to begin. It started after lunch, and everyone said here they are, now I should leave them alone!” he candidly shared.
Jugal began his performing profession as a toddler artiste and have become in style with Masoom (1983). Papa Kahte Hain occurred quickly after he made his entry into Bollywood as a male lead. And getting a chance to be on a Mahesh Bhatt movie set this early in his profession was particular. He agreed, “That was Bhatt sir’s peak time as he was busy making 8-9 films at a time. What I really enjoyed while working with him is, everything else aside, he’s very good with actors and will go out of his way to make them comfortable. He believes it is actors who are in the line of fire, in front of the lights, as others are hiding behind the lens. So, he’ll make sure we are loved and looked after. He doesn’t give many instructions. He’ll put you in the mood of the scene and leave you in front of the camera.”
So, even the way in which Mahesh Bhatt shot “Ghar Se Nikalte Hi” was totally different. Jugal revealed the transient he was given for the tune. “If you see it, you’ll realise there are 4-6 lines in every shot. He’s taken long shots without cuts. His whole brief to me was not to think of it as a song, but to imagine that the camera and audience is my friend and I’m confiding in my best friend about this sweet girl I’ve just met, but I don’t know how to talk to her. I had to imagine how I’d experience all that. So, he made me sing into the camera in the whole song.”
Both the leads of the movie – Jugal Hansraj and Mayoori Kango went on to select totally different routes of their careers. While Jugal, other than performing, turned a author too, now awaiting the release of his second guide quickly, Mayoori was appointed the Industry Head at Google India in 2019.
“Yes, Mayoori is doing very well. And I’m still acting every now and then, whenever anything comes up,” Jugal stated, including additional why he made the shift.
“The shift happened organically. I signed a lot of films, nearly 30 as a lead actor, with Manmohan Desai, Pahlaj Nihalani, Yash Johar, Raj Sippy, Ram Gopal Varma and others. But so many didn’t get made at all. No complaints, but it just didn’t happen. And the ones where I did small roles and cameos like Salaam Namaste, got made. My film with Rajshri Productions – Hum Pyar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe, which I did after Mohabbatein, didn’t do well. Suddenly good roles started drying up. Then one veers into other things, and you can’t sit at home waiting for things to work out.”
Papa Kahte Hain is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.