Singer Shankar Mahadevan has created a funky version of the famous song Dil Chahta Hai from the 2001 film with the same name. The song, made in collaboration with Berklee Indian Ensemble, opens with a message from Aamir Khan, who had featured in the original song along with Farhan Akhtar and Saif Ali Khan.
Sharing a message ahead of the song, Aamir says, “My heart wants that anyone who’s suffering in any way finds relief as soon as possible and our ‘chamkile din’ to come back again.” Farhan, who directed the film, also makes an appearance during the song.
The music video shows a total of 112 musicians, actors and Berklee students from 21 countries posing for the camera with a placard in their hands that has their one wish written on it. The placards are all about their personal messages of hope, resilience and optimism, gratitude and post-lockdown hopes.