Mr. Yash Chopra Directs Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Music Video dated 10 February 2002
Late Mr. Yash Chopra Directs Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Music VideoMr. Late.Yash Chopra got a rare distinction of directing the Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for a music video ‘Kya Khoya Kya Paaya’. ‘Samvedna’, a music album released by Saregama, is a collection of poems written by Mr. Vajpayee, which is composed and sung by ghazal exponent Jagjit Singh. There is a preface to the album by Amitabh Bachchan, which is written by Javed Akhtar.
The music video directed by Yash Chopra was shot in 2 days and also featured Shah Rukh Khan, who personified the poet’s thoughts.
The Prime Minister received the first copy of the album after sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar released it on 10 February 2002 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. The album is interspersed with his narrative, explaining his feelings behind each poem that were written during the Emergency.
On his debut as an actor, the PM said: “Yash Chopra suddenly came into my room and said that he would like to direct me to which I replied ‘I am ready to place myself in your hands and will do whatever you direct’. I have always been an admirer of his work”.