Singer Javed Ali, the voice behind Bollywood hits like Kajra Re from Bunty Aur Babli, Ishaqzaade title track and more, recently opened up about his debut in as a playback singer. He said it was a dream come true to lend his voice to a song picturised on actor Govinda.
Recalling the initial days as a singer, Javed revealed that he began his playback career singing in a Govinda film.
Javed said, “I did my first playback for Govinda. The song, ‘Chori chori aankh ladi, dheere dheere baat badi’ was from his movie ‘Beti No. 1’ (2000) and my first as a playback singer. It was enacted by Govinda on the big screen. While the song and the film never made it to the blockbuster charts, it was indeed an unforgettable moment in my life.”
Javed Ali added, “Lending my voice to one of Govinda’s songs was almost a dream come true. He has always been my favourite. While he is known as the biggest entertainer and the king of comedy, I’m a huge fan of his emotional movies as well because they truly depict how great an actor Govinda is. Films like ‘Shola aur Shabnam’, ‘Aag’ and even ‘Swarg’ are among his finest and movies that I can watch any time, whenever they come on TV.”
Javed opened up about his love for Govinda and his work on the singing reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. Govinda is the most recent guest on the show.