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Revisiting Pooja Bhatt’s hit songs on her birthday

From 'Tere Dar Par' to 'Gali Mein Aaj Chand', here are some hit numbers featuring the actress.

Keyur Seta

Pooja Bhatt has played various characters in her short acting career. She is also someone who has been part of a number of hit songs in the 1990s. On her 45th birthday, we revisit some of the popular songs featuring her. 

'Gali Mein Aaj Chand Nikla' – Zakhm (1998)
Pooja Bhatt had the privilege of being in one of the most loved songs of that era. ‘Gali Mein Aaj Chand Nikla’ is a soothing number having Alka Yagnik’s special touch and Anand Bakshi’s magical poetry. It is little wonder that the song is still remembered. But not many may remember that the music of Zakhm was composed by MM Keeravani who is known more for his work in the South. His latest work is Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017).

'Kabhi Na Kabhi' – Kabhi Na Kabhi (1998)
This song caught the fancy of the youth in those days. Asha Bhosle’s voice and AR Rahman’s fast beats worked wonders for this number. This was one of the rare solo dance numbers picturized on Pooja Bhatt. Kabhi Na Kabhi was also one of the last screenplays by Javed Akhtar. But despite such big names attached with the film, including director Priyadarshan, the film’s release kept getting delayed and it ultimately failed at the box office. 

'Tere Dar Par Sanam' – Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aai (1993)
This is yet another timeless romantic number featuring Pooja Bhatt. In fact, ‘Tere Dar Par Sanam’ was the soul of Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aai. Kumar Sanu and Sadhana Sargam displayed their talents in the male and female versions, respectively. Along with them and composer Anu Malik, the lyrics of the late Pakistani poet Qateel Shifai are applause-worthy. In fact, every song of this album is memorable. 

'O Mere Sapno Ke Saudagar' – Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991) 
Pooja Bhatt’s first few films were directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. This was her third with him and the third of her career as well. Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin boasted of a number of impressive songs. ‘O Mere Sapno Ke Saudagar’ was one of them, and was picturised on Pooja alone and sung melodiously by Anuradha Paudwal. It was one of the many hit numbers by the lyricist-composer team of Sameer and Nadeem-Shravan. 

'Sun Sun Sun' – Sir (1993)
‘Sun Sun Sun Barsaat Ki Dhun’ isn’t sung by Pooja Bhatt’s character since there is no female voice in the song. The song was sung by Atul Agnihotri’s character. But she features in the song and makes her presence felt. Kumar Sanu, who was having a golden run back then, once again gave his soothing touch to yet another Qateel Shifai composition. 

'Tumhe Apna Banane Ki Kasam' – Sadak (1991)
Pooja Bhatt’s debut film Daddy (1989), which was directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt, could not get a theatrical release. The film was directly aired on television. So, in a way, Sadak (1991), also directed by her father, can be considered her big-screen debut. The film was appreciated and so was its song ‘Tumhe Apna Banane Ki Kasam’, which was sung by Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal under Nadeem-Shravan’s music direction. The song was recreated in Hate Story 3 (2015) as ‘Tumhe Apna Banane Ka Junoon’.