Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta all in one video celebrating the festival. The entire set up is lit up to the occasion and all the artists adorned in colorful Punjabi attires.
On the auspicious occasion of ‘Lohri’ let us explore this beautiful song from the movie ‘Veer-Zaara’.
The song ‘Lodi’ from the movie ‘Veer-Zaara’ shows the festive occasion of this grand Punjabi festival in the best possible way.
With excellent star cast the song shows Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta all in one video celebrating the festival.
The entire set up is lit up to the occasion and all the artists adorned in colorful Punjabi attires.
The video starts with the folk song – Sundar Mundariye where the bonfire is lit up.
The song is shot around the bonfire marking the celebration. Preity Zinta enters the scene dressed in Punjabi style.
Yash Chopra had a special reason for casting Preity Zinta in this movie. She was known to portray westernized roles and as per reports Yash Chopra wanted her to portray a completely different avtaar.
What a choice! We did love the pretty woman in ‘parandes’.
The song ‘Lodi’ was beautifully shot with colorful atmosphere in the backdrop and excellent performance by all superstars.
The song goes with Hema Malini complaining about Amitabh in the movie and the bhangra and gidda performances marking the festival.
It was reported that Amitabh Bachchan had suggested Gurdas Mann to Yash Chopra to sing his playback part in this song.
The song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan and Gurdas Mann. Amitabh Bachchan felt that the voice of the Punjabi singer would fit aptly in this festival song.
The entire set up would give you a journey through the folk culture of Punjab. It isn’t even over-decorated. The set decoration gives a very authentic touch.
It gives a feeling as if you are witnessing celebration in a village area, with people seated on the tradional ‘khatiyas’ (beds) and watching the dance performances – bhangra and gidda around the bonfire, etc.
Without doubt this song is the best depiction of the festival ‘Lohri’ in Bollywood.