Filmmaker Subhash Ghai's iconic song 'Choli Ke Pecche Kya Hai' from Khalnayak made its way to the White House, submerging the United States' presidential residence in Indian music! 'Choli Ke Peeche' is still the heart of every celebration and mesmerises people.
Subhash Ghai feels ‘blessed’ after ‘Choli Ke Peeche’ makes its way to White House’s Diwali party
Poorna Jagannathan, who is seen in Mindy Kaling's show Never Have I Ever, was one of the attendees. She shared a clip of people dancing on the tunes of the song at the White House Diwali Party this year. The filmmaker tweeted about it mentioning, "Happy to see CHOLI KE PEECHHE song being played at White House Washington n Poorna Jagannathan dancing there. Especially when it faced a lot of backlash by social n political protests back then during its release in 1993. Good work stays for long. I feel blessed."
He also stated, "I am grateful for all the love that people continue to shower on my work."
Happy to see CHOLI KE PEECHHE song being played at White House Washington n Poorna JaganNathan dancing there. Specially when it had faced a lot of backlash by social n political protests back then during its release in 1993. Good work stays for long. I feel blessed ???????? pic.twitter.com/WOTqHhGSBx
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) October 27, 2022
Reminiscing the making he shared how 'Choli Ke Peeche' was actually picked from popular folk songs from Eastern India, he said, "We had never imagined that the song would receive social and political backlash. 1 crore cassettes were sold just within a week of its release, this led to envy from the industry and the song was labelled to be vulgar and faced criticism. When the movie was released, a leading newspaper mentioned that the song is beautifully depicted and is one of the iconic scenes of Indian cinema. When I myself went to see the audience's reaction, they were purely awestruck. It was also picked up by many dancing workshops in schools. It became an iconic song for many people, including celebrities. One can realise the efforts went into composing the song and the negativity we dealt with when a section of people reacted to the song, but today the same people are in admiration. That's the beauty of art we live in. Sometimes you might feel that you have done wrong but with time it turns out to be a classic. I feel blessed that this song has become so iconic that it's being played globally including the White House in Washington DC wherein Poorna can be seen enjoying it."
The song originally featured Madhuri Dixit, Neena Gupta and Sanjay Dutt.
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