Karan Johar made Ayan Mukerji reshoot ‘Kesariya’ in Brahmastra: ‘When we saw the song, I said ‘What the hell is going on?’
Written by Swaati on September 30, 2022
All it took was a few seconds of ‘Kesariya’ to take social media by storm, and with the teaser audio from the track ruling the reels, the song from Ayan Mukerji’s magnum opus Brahmastra launched on Sunday. The song was launched in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. The Hindi version received applause and was much talked about amongst listeners for its lyrics. While the film is already a blockbuster with song becoming an anthem of sorts, Ayan Mukerji revealed at FICCI Frames 2022 that Karan Johar made him re-shoot the song.
At the closing of the event, Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji were the guests on the show. He said, “There was stuff which Karan did not like. There was a big Kaali Puja sequence in the film. When you (Karan) saw the sequence, you were very harsh. He really bit**** about it. I hope I am allowed to say that word.”
However, Karan disagreed with his statement and said, “I never did that. I said that the scene was very terrible, and I said I think you need to re-shoot it. And there was actually, and we can say it now, Kesariya was shot in another way.”
“‘Kesariya’ was shot with Ranbir dancing quite feverishly. When we saw the song, I said ‘What the hell is going on? What is wrong with you Ayan? Why were they dancing?’ Kesariya was shot differently. Same tune and melody but treated differently. It is then that Ayan realised it must be treated differently,” Karan further said.
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, ‘Kesariya’ has been sung by Arijit Singh and composed Pritam. Brahmastra released in theatres on September 9, 2022.