Making Khatti Meethi – Shreya Ghoshal – Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi
Watch the bubbly Farah Khan along with her cast and crew in the making of the song Khatti Meethi from Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (transl. Shirin and Farhad are in for it) is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Bela Bhansali Sehgal, starring Farah Khan, Boman Irani, Kavin Dave, Shammi, Kurush Deboo and Daisy Irani. The film takes its inspiration from the Persian poem Farhad and Shirin by Nizami Ganjavi, itself based on a story found in the Shahnameh.
Farhad Pastakia (Boman Irani) has a dream job as a bra-and-panty salesman. Except that he is a 45-year-old Parsi bachelor still living with his overbearing mother and grandmother. But it’s not like he’s stopped trying. Desperate to get him married, Farhad’s mother drags him to see women and even to embarrassing Parsi matrimony services.
In the midst of all the daily humdrum, Farhad meets the woman of his dreams: Shirin Fugawala (Farah Khan), who drops by his store. Shirin, who works at the Parsi Trust, hits it off with Farhad from the start. Everything seems to be perfect and Farhad gets ready to introduce Shirin to his mother. But mummy becomes the villain in their story when she discovers that Shirin is the devious Parsi Trust Secretary who got the illegal water tank in their home demolished. The water tank being the ‘aakhri nishaani’ of Farhad’s late father doesn’t help matters.
The ups and downs in Shirin-Farhad’s relationship and how the two try to make it work is the rest of the journey.
Amitabh Bhattacharya is an Indian lyricist and playback singer of Bengali origin from Uttar Pradesh who works in Bollywood films. He shot to fame with the film Dev.D with the song “Emotional Atyachar” turning an instant hit. He sang this song under the name “Band Master Rangeela And Rasila”. He also lent his voice to this song with Amit Trivedi. He has been continuously writing lyrics for a variety of Bollywood movies since then and has also sung a few of them. Bhattacharya has also maintained a close association with Amit Trivedi since their first film Aamir. He has written the lyrics or sang for most of the film albums composed by the latter. His lyrics have been variously described as “frillfree” and “smartly worded”.
A National Award-winning lyricist, he has won the National Award for the song “Agar Zindagi” from the film I Am. He won his first Filmfare award for the song “Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin” in 2012. In his song-writing career he has won highest number of awards, precisely 9, for the song “Channa Mereya” to date.