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Chinese artists play RD Burman's 'Yeh Vaada Raha' song for Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping


The Indian prime minister and the Chinese president have met to discuss on the common interests between the two nations.

Sonal Pandya

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is currently in Wuhan, China, with Chinese president Xi Jinping, for a two day informal visit in which they are to discuss on the common interests between the two nations.

Yesterday, a grand welcoming ceremony was held at the Hubei Provincial Museum where Modi enjoyed a classical Chinese dance opera performance and also toured the musuem.

A short video shared by ANI, a news agency, shows the two political leaders listening to a grounp of Chinese musicians playing an instrumental version of the famous Hindi song from Yeh Vaada Raha (1982), originally composed by RD Burman and written by Gulshan Bawra.

The romantic saga starred Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon and Tina Munim (now Tina Ambani).

The musicians used traditional Chinese instruments like a pipa, yueqin and an erhu to recreate the nostalgic number. Both Modi and Xi Jinping seem to have enjoyed the performance.

Last year, at the annual security summit of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Chinese president told Modi how much he enjoyed Aamir Khan's Dangal which did phenomal business in the Middle Kingdom.

Chinese President Xi Jinping too is a fan of Aamir Khan's Dangal

The Indo-Chinese summit is supposed to cover a range of issues, from terrorism to trade. ANI also states that the leaders also mulled over increasing the number of Indian films to release in China and vice versa.  

Watch the original song here: