Badan Pe Sitare recreated for Fanney Khan, launched on Mohammed Rafi's death anniversary
Anil Kapoor on Tuesday unveiled the recreated version of the iconic Bollywood song Badan Pe Sitare sung by Sonu Nigam for the upcoming film Fanney Khan. The release is part of the celebrations to pay tribute to Mohammed Rafi's 38th death anniversary who sung the original for the 1969 film Prince.
According to media reports, the original song saw veteran Bollywood actress Vyjayanthimala and late Shammi Kapoor doing their signature steps and make it one of the most popular songs of all time. Anil Kapoor who is part of the cast even tweeted about how the original is one of his all-time favourites and the recreated version is a tribute to the greatest 'Fanney Khan' of all time, Mohammad Rafi sahab. Interestingly, Fanney Khan is about an aspiring singer and is the Hindi adaptation of the Dutch film Everybody's Famous. The film has been directed by Atul Manjrekar and co-produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and will also see Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Divya Dutta and Rajkummar Rao, with Pihu Sand playing a key role.
Mohammad Rafi passed away in 1980 following a heart attack. However, he continues to be celebrated for evergreen numbers like Chaudhvin ka chand ho, Kya hua tera vaada, Aadmi musaafir hai and Maine poocha chand se, among others.