He also said that with the song, he has tried to change the format of ghazals.
The trailer of the sequel to the hit 2001 film Tum Bin released on Wednesday and it introduced a new version of Koi Fariyaad, sung by late Jagjit Singh in the original movie. Along with powerful vocals by Rekha Bhardwaj, Anubhav has kept some lines by Jagjit Singh.
"Jagjitji used to tell me 'Let's make more songs.' He would tell me that he could not finish any of his shows without this song. Since it had become so iconic, when we are making Tum Bin 2, it was so obvious that we wanted to recreate the song," Anubhav told IANS.
"We hit upon the idea where we changed the format of ghazals. Normally ghazals have two main lines and in this version we have two fresh lines and the third line is from the original ghazal, which brings back Jagjitji into the new version," he said.
Shot in Scotland, Tum Bin 2 will hit the screens on November 18. Newcomers Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Aashim Gulati will feature in the film, which is written and directed by Sinha and jointly produced by him with Bhushan Kumar of the T-Series music label.
Anubhav, who debuted as director in 2001 with sleeper hit Tum Bin, also talked about another struggle that the team faced while recreating the song.
He said: "The second struggle was the question 'Will we have the old version of Jagjitji's ghazal preserved with us?' because we used to record on tapes. Now, we have gone digital. So, we went through the library of T-Series and there we found it."
The director prefers to remain mum on the film's story as he feels he will end up revealing the plot.
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