The cult song ‘Pani Pani re’ was a huge hit and it was sung by none other than the legendary Lata Mangeshkar. She is a legend in the true sense of the term and she had definitely created a sensation when she first performed it. And now, singing sensation Monali Thakur is back with a superb cover version on the same. Regarding the cover, Monali was quoted as saying –
“Sometimes, you don’t plan things and it suddenly comes to you and you do it in a drive. I was sitting somewhere in the Alps, I was hiking actually, and was humming this song and suddenly I felt it’s just such a beautiful song, I wish I could give a rendition of mine as well to this song. I immediately googled to find out who had the rights! SONY MUSIC INDIA had them! I immediately called them sitting in the midst of nature and spontaneously asked them if they would like to have a new version of this song in my voice, with a completely new soundtrack so that the millennial crowd and every present generation can hear a new take on it, with fresh sound.. and as a new song. They said yes to it the very next day after confirming the rights and that’s how the process started!”
Sharing about her experience to the making of this single, Thakur says, “It has been quite an exciting experience for me because it’s like my first mini production! We shot the music video in Switzerland, capturing beautiful locations in the heart of Alps. So, basically, we had a beautiful holiday and also a super productive 2 days of shooting the video. The song, its melody, and Gulzar Sahab’s words deserved beautiful untouched raw natural locations. The video had to be simple yet beautiful.”
On the work front, she recently sang the ‘Ho Jaa Awara’ song in the film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (2019), starring Sunny Deol’s son Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba, in her impressive voice.