Shahid and Alia’s characters in the film are unable to sleep and so the makers of the film bought the rights of the popular track from the 1958 film Post Box 999, Neend Na Mujhko Aaye (picturised on Sunil Dutt and Shakeela). For Shaandaar, the romantic number has been recreated by Mikey McCleary and picturised on Alia and Shahid. The song, originally sung by Hemant Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar fits perfectly in this film about insomniacs.
Director Vikas Bahl confirmed the news, saying, “Yes, it is true. Shahid and Alia are playing characters who are suffering from insomnia, which is, inability to get sleep. Insomnia is something most people have gone through at some point in their life which makes the film and their characters extremely relatable.”
‘Shaandaar’ is all set to release on 22nd October, 2015.