Gulzar recalls working with late singer KK on ‘Sherdil’ track

Gulzar has talked about working with late singer KK. Their recent collaboration was for Srijit Mukherjee’s Sherdill The Pilibhit Saga. Recalling that KK made his Bollywood debut with his melody, Gulzar additionally said that he was glad to reunite with the vocalist for the new movie. KK passed away recently, following a cardiac arrest just only hours after he performed at a show in Kolkata.

Gulzar told Dainik Bhaskar, “Srijit did me a favour by making me a part of his film. Not only did I get to write for such a beautiful film, I also got to meet and work with KK after so many years. KK’s first song was for my film Maachis – Chor Aaye Hum Wo Galiyan. My heart was full of joy when he came to sing the song Dhoop Bahne Do for Sherdil The Pilibhit Saga.”

He also added, “It is unfortunate that the song will be counted among the last songs of KK. Aisa lagta hai wo aakhri baar alvida kehne hi aaye the (As if he came to say his last goodbye).

Shantanu Moitra, who composed the song, had prior said in a press statement,”KK was very excited for the song and sang it like his own. He had told me that the song gave him Gulzar after two decades. He was also happy that he’d sing this song in a live concert as he believed the youth needs to listen to the song.”

Helmed by Srijit Mukherji, Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga features Pankaj Tripathi, Neeraj Kabi and Sayani Gupta in lead roles. The movie is inspired by true events, and focusses on the negative effects of modernisation and man-animal conflict.