Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh was one of the biggest box office hits of 2019. The film directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga was a remake of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy. The music of the film was also a massive success among the audience.
In an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, Bhushan Kumar revealed that he had to push for the song to be included in the movie which went on to become a chartbuster. “The song ‘Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage’ from Kabir Singh was sung by Arijit Singh and another version was sung by Jubin Nautiyal. Today, there are 1 billion streams across all platforms including Hungama, which is huge. That is such a big song. Its male version, unplugged version, Jubin’s version and all versions were a big hit,” he said.
Further talking about the process to get the song included in the movie, Bhushan said, “Nobody wanted to put that song in the film. I was fighting for it. They said that if the arrangement of the song is changed then it will be added to the film. I said that I will change the arrangement, but the song should be included in the film. I don’t want to take names, but everybody was against that song. I pushed for it and got it added to the film. I also got two singers to sing two different versions of the song. One version was for the film and one as part of the album and was sung by Arijit and Jubin respectively. Both versions are historic in their own way today.