The underdog has managed to make it big at Screen awards held on Wednesday night. Bachna Ae Haseeno, which had music by Vishal-Shekhar, has nearly made a clean sweep in all music categories. Its song ‘Khuda Jaane’ has managed to fetch an award each for K.K. [Best Male Singer], Shilpa Rao [Best Female Singer] and Anvita Dutt Guptan [Best Lyrics]. Two names that made it all possible, Vishal and Shekhar (the composers of the film) were conspicuous with their absence but they didn’t have any regrets on missing out to A.R. Rahman who won the award the Best Composer for Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. “It’s ok if we didn’t bag an award; our team getting it for ‘Khuda Jaane’ is a great news in itself”, says Vishal who couldn’t attend the event due to personal reasons. He was cued in to the show though and was soon filled in with the good news as the names were announced. A highly underrated song, it was pointed out by this writer way back after its release that ‘Khuda Jaane’ is indeed an exceptional song and though it may seem quite good in the first couple of listening, it takes a brilliant turn once you have heard it for a few more times.
An instant chartbuster material, also notable is the way Shilpa compliments her co-singer (K.K.) with her unique voice that sets her apart from her contemporaries. A mesmerizing number that has a lot going for it, ‘Khuda Jaane’ is a winner.” Though the song was indeed the best of the year, it didn’t quite get the dues it deserved. Says Vishal, “We knew that ‘Khuda Jaane’ had come out quite well and today we feel vindicated that it has got an array of awards for itself. It’s going to be some party time for the team of Bachna Ae Haseeno now. They all have earned it.” Shekhar Ravjiani who was attending the event couldn’t conceal his excitement either, “It’s an achievement for us as well if the entire team behind ‘Khuda Jaane’ has been adjudged as the winners. Anvita’s lyrics gave us so much to experiment with the music while K.K. was superb as always. Moreover, this one is Shilpa’s big song. She has just started off but mark my words, she will go far and beyond. She is just excellent.”