Question of a Song.   

Thank you folks for the response to Imran and Genelia. They are absolutely thrilled.

Have a very unusual question for you.

You see we had two more songs in the film, one is the female version of Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai, Jaane Tu Mera Kya ThaÖ sung by Runa , and the other is the male version of the same song sung by Sukhvinder. Both songs had been shot. In the test screenings we decided to cut out the male version because we felt it stopped the flow of the story. However opinion on the female version was divided. Through all the test screenings and the final edit we were not sure whether to cut that song out or retain it in the film. Sometimes we would remove it, then we would put it back in. A.R., if I remember correctly, wanted it to stay in. We finally decided to complete the final copy (first print) with the song in it. We figured we would see the final film and then take a final call whether to keep it or cut it out.

The music had released by then so the music CDs and cassettes have the songs in it. The music company was strongly in favor of keeping the female version song in the film. As per their feedback the song had become quite popular. Around the 2nd week of June with less than a month left for the release our final copy was finally ready. We saw the film and had a long discussion again about the song. About 40 to 50 people were at that screening, again the opinion was divided. However Abbas, Mansoor and I were of the opinion that we should go without it. We felt it didnít fit in with the rest of the movie. So we cut the song out and what we have released is what we think the movie should be.

Am always curious about such decisions. The movie has been loved so I am assuming we took the right decision. But a number of people have also come up to me and said that they had liked the song in the audio and missed it in the film.

Want your opinion.

Should it have been in the film? Do you think we should add the song into the film now? The song is ready and its easy enough for me to do...

Posted by Aamir Khan at 10:08 PM
2065 Comments  Post Comment Aamir's Responses
2015. amitvasp
Posted on Aug,09,2008 at 11:28 AM
hi Aamir sir,

Congratulations on the runaway success of JTYJN
I absolutely loved and enjoyed the movie .
of all the characters you have done i loved your DJ character in
Rang de .. i cant explain it ,but u know i feel good and enjoy
it every time i watch,

About adding the song I dont think you should be in a dilemma
whether to add or not
I think the movie is so nice and such a big hit that adding a
song would only be an extra treat for the audience.

Warm regards
Amit kumar

2014. anjali95
Posted on Aug,09,2008 at 05:43 AM
Can't wait to see the film!! Waiting patiently for the official
dvd to come out :-)

2013. sid25
Posted on Aug,08,2008 at 02:20 PM
is imraan doing delhi belly?

2012. chondryma
Posted on Aug,08,2008 at 02:00 PM
I guess you must n shud add the song....... Sukhiji has sung it

2011. farha89
Posted on Aug,07,2008 at 10:36 PM
i think its fine....
jus saw the video of those songs on TV the other day......kool !

2010. prithul
Posted on Aug,07,2008 at 07:21 PM
Hello Sir,
First of all many many thanks for gifting us another blockbuster
movie. CONGRATULATIONS! Since the day I first watched the movie
Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na, a strange thought has been gushing in my
mind. And whom else could I ask to clarify?
Had the song "Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai (Male version for Jai)" been
placed in the movie right after the scene where everybody
celebrates Jiggy's birthday at his home? I've noticed that the
background music played at that time is just the same as the
beginning (sad) tune of the aforesaid song. So, I'm just too
curious to know where it had been placed.


2009. hibx
Posted on Aug,05,2008 at 07:56 PM
hi aamir
i love imran n genelia.i saw the song too i think u should add
the song in female version .i loved that song pls add it

2008. enosh2
Posted on Aug,05,2008 at 04:56 PM
i actually like the one sung by sukhwinder singh.

2007. sankalp1
Posted on Aug,05,2008 at 01:25 PM
Hi Aamir

Hope this communication finds you in best of health, wealth &

Just wanted your personal email id. What I have to say about
JTYJN is pretty critical.

Sankalp Chavan

2006. Filza
Posted on Aug,05,2008 at 12:49 AM
Hey Aamir Khan Jee!

I listen to the songs everyday abhi bhi..and I was just thinking
yesterday that the female version would have been perfect in the
movie..its so well fitted to the story..plz add both the songs or
female version..I love those songs!!!
Lots of love from

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