Amitabh Bachchan Fondly Reminisces Shooting ‘Kajra Re’ with Abhishek-Aishwarya Bachchan on Kaun Banega Crorepati 15

In a recent installment of Kaun Banega Crorepati 15, show presenter Amitabh Bachchan took a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about his collaboration with Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the film “Bunty Aur Babli.”

Kaun Banega Crorepati 15, a perennial favorite among reality shows, continues to captivate viewers with its intriguing questions and a diverse array of contestants. The quiz-based program enjoys widespread appeal, attracting audiences of all ages, with each successive season surpassing its predecessor in popularity. Undoubtedly, a standout feature of every season is the charismatic hosting style of Amitabh Bachchan, who returns year after year to grace the television screen.

In a recent episode, the veteran host, Amitabh Bachchan, fondly revisited his experience working alongside his son, Abhishek Bachchan, and daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, in the film “Bunty Aur Babli.”

"Amitabh's Nostalgic 'Kajra Re' Memory"
“Amitabh’s Nostalgic ‘Kajra Re’ Memory”

During the episode, contestant Abhishek Garg encountered the 12th question, worth Rs 12,50,000. The question posed was, ‘Piyush Mishra’s band Ballimaaraan refers to a locality in Delhi, most famously associated with which poet?’ Opting for Option D) Mirza Ghalib, Garg’s response proved to be correct. This prompted Amitabh Bachchan to unveil an intriguing connection. He revealed that the lyrics of his song “Kajra Re” from the movie “Bunty Aur Babli” featured a reference to Ballimaaraan. Notably, the song featured Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, with the former yet to become his daughter-in-law at the time. Bachchan fondly reminisced, saying, “Usmein hum teeno the. Tab Aishwarya humari bahu nahi thi, ab ban gayi hai. Gaane me bahu thi, Abhishek the aur hum the. Uss gaane mein bol the.”

To further delight the audience, Amitabh Bachchan requested the show’s team to play “Kajra Re” and even showcased his dancing prowess, grooving to the iconic track.

About “Bunty Aur Babli”:

Released in 2005, “Bunty Aur Babli” directed by Shaad Ali starred Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, and Amitabh Bachchan. The film featured Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the chart-topping song “Kajra Re,” with Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan matching steps with her. The song was performed by Javed Ali, Shankar Mahadevan, Alisha Chinai, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and Gulzar.

Viewers can catch Kaun Banega Crorepati 15 from Monday to Friday at 9 pm on Sony TV or stream it anytime on the SonyLIV app.”

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