Ra.One’s song “Chammak Challo” has created a worldwide sensation. However, the word “Chammak Challo” is not new to Bollywood as actresses before have been addressed in the same endearing manner on dance numbers with their co-stars.
Everyone seems to be humming Akon’s “Chammak Challo” for Ra.One, a film that is eagerly awaited its release on Diwali. Sung by international singer Akon, the song has got not only Indians swaying to its tunes but has also made waves abroad.
Filmed on Kareena Kapoor, the song is one of the highlights of the film, which promises to hit the screen and the box office with a powerful bang this season.
With “Chammak Challo” have come back previous memories of actresses who performed to similar numbers with their co-stars. The first actors to do so were Reena Roy and evergreen star Jeetendra in Dasari Narayan Rao’s “Pyaasa Sawan”, a hit film of 1981. The song that they made famous was “O Meri Chammak Challo”, which still remains fresh in our memories.
After a long gap of a decade and a half, we were to see another Chammak Chalo. This time it was Karisma Kapoor with Sunny Deol in the film “Ajay” where the macho man is seen serenading his lady with the song “Chammak Challo Zaraa Dheere Chalo”.
Following suit was none other than the dancing star Govinda in David Dhawan’s “Kunwara”, which released in the year 2000. He was seen crooning to the “Rangeela” girl Urmila Matondkar in the song “Meri Chammak Challo Maan Bhi Ja”.
Just over a decade after that Shahrukh Khan has decided that he would like a “Chammak Challo” for Ra.One and that’s how the song for the film came into existence. This time it is Kareena Kapoor’s turn to dance to the number with the Baadshah. The song we all know has taken the country by storm and every one is sure anxious to see it in full when the film releases on the big screen tomorrow.
Kareena and Karisma Kapoor will be the only sisters to have performed on a “Chammak Challo” in Bollywood. Doesn’t that make a record!