The two of them finally shot a song together. And Yo Yo Singh can't stop raving about the Big B.
"It's like being in a room filled with kinetic energy. Shooting with the Big B made me feel so old and inadequate. Not for a minute does he remind you of who he is. In fact I felt I was with someone much younger than me," says Yo Yo who turns 31 this month.
The song that Yo Yo sang and shot with the Big B was a promotional video for the Big B's forthcoming release Bhootnath Returns.
"I had to be very careful. It is okay to use casual trendy words for the younger stars. But the Big B is a mahaanayak, a star of stars. The lyrics couldn't be even remotely irreverent," says Yo Yo who says he spent sleepless nights being politically correct for the Big B. "It isn't as if we decided to be prim and proper in the song. There is a great deal of masti in our number. Bachchan Saab likes to have fun with the young. But I had to exercise self-censorship for the first time because this was for Bachchan Saab, and it was going to be incorporated into a film targeted at children."
The song with the Big B is according to Yo Yo "completely cleaned out." Not that the Big B was adamant on the song being policed.
Laughs Yo Yo, "Bachchan Saab was the coolest and youngest one on our crew. Every time he came on the sets the energy level went up by many notches. When he left we actually felt the energy level drop. He has the energy level of a 22-year old."
The song was shot over two days. At the end of the shooting Yo Yo and his gang organized a party on the sets.
Says the singer, "We had this huge cake which said, 'Thank You, Mr Amitabh Bachchan' and we partied hard at the end of the song. Bachchan Saab has spoilt me. He is addictive. Everyone who works with him wants to do so again. Toh main kaun sa exception hoon? Yes, I've plans of doing more music with Big B."
As soon as both the parties are can co-ordinate their time together, we'll see Big B and Yo Yo get together again."
Says Yo Yo, "The two biggest superstars of Bollywood are Bachchan Saab and Shah Rukh bhai. I've worked with both now. And I've learnt so much from both of them. Now I want to take our association to another level."
Yo Yo was in Dubai recently performing live with Shah Rukh. "We invited Dubai's royal family on stage. Only Shah Rukh Bhai can pull off something like that. No one says no to him."