When Nagma Sang Karisma Kapoor’s Song

When Nagma Sang Karisma Kapoor’s Song

What happens when two real-life couples are no longer together? Your song goes to another person!
When Nagma Sang Karisma Kapoor’s Song
Nagma, Akshay Kumar and Karisma Kapoor

What happens when a couple in love breaks up before the film it had so lovingly signed  and shot for, is completed? Ajay Devgan and  Karisma Kapoor were very much together when director Kuku Kohli  launched Suhaag in 1994 with Ajay Devgan-Karisma  Kapoor, Akshay Kumar-Nagma.

As luck would have  it, Ajay and Karisma broke up before Suhaag could be completed. The  situation left  Kuku Kohli with an unused potential chartbuster song entitled  Gore gore mukhde pe kala kala chashma tauba Khuda khair kare  khoob  hai Karisma

 As the last word in the mukhda (opening lines)  suggested, the song was designed for  Karisma Kapoor. However  when she refused to shoot with Devgan  it was  passed  on to  the film’s other lead pair Akshay  Kumar and Nagma. That’s how Akshay ended up getting one of the biggest chartbusters of  his career.

Real-life couples can be dangerous for a film. Shahid Kapoor and Kareena ended their relationship by the time Imtiaz Ali  ended  Jab We Met. They only had the promotion song Mauja hi mauja remaining  to be shot. This, they did, amicably.

If only every broken-up couple was as professional. When  Dilip  Kumar broke up with Madhubala he had her replaced in Naya Daur with Vyjanthimala, all hell broke loose. But that’s another story. On the other hand, Kamal Amrohi and Meena  Kumari  ceased to be man and wife when they were working on Pakeezah. They finally completed it in 14 years.

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