Amitabh Bachchan also shared that the song was shot at the newly built Netaji Subhash Indoor Stadium in Kolkata, which had the capacity of 12,000 but 1 lakh people turned up for the shoot.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan shared an anecdote on how he shot for the song Sara Zamana from his 1981 movie Yaarana, and revealed that the lit-costume he wore in the song was his idea. Yaarana was a musical drama film directed by Rakesh Kumar, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja, and Kader Khan.
In the episode 28 of the quiz-based reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati season 15, host Amitabh Bachchan welcomed Jasnil Kumar from Anwak, Uttar Pradesh to the hot seat. During one of the conversations, the contestant said, “When I started watching films, I used to watch many of your films. I still remember them. Your best film is Yaarana according to me. It’s based on friendship. It’s an amazing movie. I loved it.”
Replying to Jasnil, Amitabh said,”The music was great, and amazing songs. And one of its songs I asked my producer, to try something different. So, a new stadium was built, in Kolkata. Indoor Stadium. Netaji Subhash stadium. He wanted to shoot it there. And I was wondering how that would be possible. How will we fill a vacant stadium? I suggested to spread the word that we’re going to shoot here. The stadium could have only occupied 12,000 people but 50,000 people had come and another 50,000 were waiting outside.”
“We shot the song there, with that lit costume. That lit costume was also my-idea. I made a big mistake. I asked the person designing it to use bulbs. And it must glow. He said it’s possible. So, when he did it, asked him how he managed it. And he said that the wires are bound at places. And the remaining wire will be connected to the plug and it will glow. Let me tell you something. All the dance positions that you, see in that song, my hands going here and there. I’m electrically connected. It’s because of the plug. I’m electrically connected and the body was randomly moving. That’s how it was”, the veteran actor added.
Jasnil Kumar went on to become the second crorepati of this season, after Jaskaran Singh from Punjab, as he answered the question worth Rs 1 crore correctly. He even took the correct guess for the sixteenth question worth Rs 7 crore, but since he wasn’t sure of his answer he had already quit the game by then.
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