"Agg Lage Aaj Kal De Fashion Nu" - Now that's yet another chartbuster track by Pritam. From the film Haal-E-Dil which introduces three new faces - Nakuul Mehta, Amita Pathak and Adhyayan, this number sang by Labh Janjua and Hard Kaur has English, Hindi and Punjabi lyrics and has some great club rhythm in motion.
But are you aware that this song was first offered to Shahid Kapoor who had refused it since he didn't really feel that it had good enough potential to become a national rage?
Confirms a source attached to Haal-E-Dil, "Yes, Pritam had composed "Agg Lage Aaj Kal De Fashion Nu" for Shahid's upcoming film Kismat Konnection keeping in mind the young and cool image that the Jab We Met star carries. However, Shahid wasn't too convinced and requested Pritam to compose something else. The composer did oblige and did come up with some other smash hit numbers that would soon be heard in Kismat Konnection."
Talking about the placement of the same song in Haal-E-Dil, the source divulges, "All this while Pritam hadn't forgotten "Fashion". He was attached to the song and knew its worth. This was the time when Bhushan Kumar too was looking for a song to be included in Haal-E-Dil. Though he was aware that Anand Raj Anand, Vishal Bhardwaj and Raghav Sachar had done a good job with their respective songs in the Kumar Mangat film, he was still on a lookout for that sure shot chartbuster song which could propel album sales overnight."
"Since Pritam has made many a hit numbers for T-Series in the past, Bhushan didn't hesitate in approaching the composer", reveals the source, "He asked Pritam if he could create a dance number in a jiffy and the young composer was more than happy to hand him over "Fashion". Bhushan took an immediate liking to the song and soon Nakuul, Amita and Adhyayan were summoned on the sets to shoot for the dance number. Rest, as they say, is history."
Well, looking at the kind of popularity that "Fashion" is gaining, one wonders if Shahid Kapoor is ruining the missed opportunity. With due respect to the three newcomers, one thing is for sure that if Shahid would have danced to this Pritam's tune, it would have been a different experience altogether for the viewers!