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Including Shamshad Begum, four singers gave their voice for Shammi Kapoor in one film


In films before 2000, usually, one singer lent his voice to the hero in a film or an album.

Remembering the era of 60-70 years, there used to be a singer fix for every hero. Mukesh sang for Raj Kapoor, Kishore Kumar was perfect for Dev Anand and Rafi Sahab’s voice was perfect for Dilip Kumar.

Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey used to give their voices to Rajesh Khanna. Similarly, Rafi Sahab used to give a voice to Shammi Kapoor.

But not only one, four singers including Shamshad Begum, lent their voices to Shammi Kapoor in the 1963 film Bluffmaster. Well, how?

The name of the film Bluffmaster itself is telling that the story of this film was set on cheating.

So in this movie, the song ‘Husn Chala Kuch Aisi Chaal’ is sung by Lata Mangeshkar with Mohammed Rafi. In the scene, Shammi Kapoor and Saira Banu are seen teasing each other while romancing.

But the second song Ae Dil Ab Kahin Le Jaa is a sad song sung by Hemant Kumar. In this scene, Shammi Kapoor is getting frustrated and lifting the goods.

On the other hand, the song Bedardi Dagabaaz is in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar and in this scene, Shammi Kapoor is disguised as an old Nawab but does not sing.

Then the song ‘Govinda Aala Re Aala’ which is always playing on Krishna Janmashtami is again in the voice of Mohammad Rafi.

After this, during a qawwali, Shammi Kapoor disguises as a woman and here in the voice of Shamshad Begum sings a qawwali “Chali chali kaisi hawa ye chali, ki bhanware par marne lagi hai kali”

Lata Mangeshkar’s sister Usha Mangeshkar has done a duet with Shamshad Begum in this song.

After this, a song comes during a journey, but this time the journey is careless “Socha tha pyaar hum na karenge, phir bhi dil kisi pe aa gaya”

The interesting thing is that all the seven songs in these four voices were super hit and like every year ‘Govinda Aala Re’ will be played on Janmashtami as Krishna anthem in every street.

The music of this film was given by Kalyanji Anandji and the lyrics of this film were written by Rajendra Kishan

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