In a recent interview with a news portal, choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant talked about designing a dream Bollywood song sequence ‘Tum Kya Mile‘ between the lead pair in 2023. Vaibhavi recalled that Karan has also given a slight tribute to Aditya Chopra with ‘Ho Gaya Hai Tujhko Toh Pyar Sajna’ from ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, where Kajoland Shah Rukh realise they’ve parted ways but fallen in love.
This is suspension of disbelief. According to her, Karan didn’t have a doubt whether it’d work or not. He was driven utterly by conviction.
Vaibhavi further added that the only challenge was to make Ranveer do this. He’s not done this lip-sync song, except for one with Priyanka Chopra in Gunday. Otherwise he’s never done a love song where he’s looking all dreamy, and looking at the heroine with dove eyes. She wanted to do an exercise of rehearsals with him.
Vaibhavi went on to share that Alia had herself gone and visited Shah Rukh for a day to learn this, because she’d never done a song like this either, except a little bit of ‘Ishq Wala Love’ in her first film. IT was a challenge for the choreographer because these aren’t veterans of this kind of song. She added that people have seen Shah Rukh and Kajol do it a hundred times because it was a norm in those days.
‘Tum Kya Mile’ is composed by Pritam and is sung by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal. Apart from Alia and Ranveer, ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’, the film also featured actors like Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi in key roles.