Ek ladki ko... originally written for Madhuri: Javed Akhtar

Ek ladki ko... originally written for Madhuri: Javed Akhtar
The song, from the film 1942: A Love Story, was picturised on Manisha Koirala and Anil Kapoor.
Almost two decades after penning the evergreen Ek ladki ko dekha..., writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has revealed the melodious hit song was originally penned with Madhuri Dixit in mind.

"No one knows that the song Ek ladki ko dekha toh, which became so popular... I wrote it keeping Madhuri in mind. When I was asked to write the song, she was doing the film, but later she left it and Manisha Koirala came in," Akhtar told a gathering here on Friday.

Akhtar spoke at the Agenda Aaj Tak, held in the capital. Madhuri was the guest speaker at a session during the event, where Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar and singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan were present too.

Besotted by Madhuri's beauty, Ali put his talent to good use and sang Ek ladki ko dekha toh.... Of course, Madhuri, dressed to kill in black, was flattered, but it is this moment that enthused Akhtar into sharing the interesting anecdote.

The song, from the film 1942: A Love Story, was picturised on Manisha Koirala and Anil Kapoor.

Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, known for numbers like Mitwa, Mora saiyan and Phir le aaya dil, sang Tumse milke aisa lagaa tumse milke for Madhuri.
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