Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year 2’ (SOYT2) trailer released last week and with that the first song from the film has also dropped. It’s a reprise of ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ from the classic ‘Jawani Diwani’ (1972).
The original song featured Randhir Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan. Cited by Pinkvilla, when asked about about the remake, Kapoor says that the remix gives the song a new lease of life. “I feel there is no harm in recreating songs. The original track came out four decades ago. Many youngsters were not aware of the song, but today, everyone knows it because of the remix. [After the redux version released], they all went back and searched for the original song on the Internet. I haven’t seen the song, but I have heard it; it has a nice tune. Also, Karan has officially bought the rights of the number. So, his intentions are honest.”
The veteran actor added, “It’s good to make yesteryear songs more accessible to our youth. I see many youngsters dancing to these remixes, which means they like them. I don’t have any issues with remakes.”
Directed by Punit Malhotra, ‘SOTY 2’ stars Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria, Ananya Panday and Aditya Seal. The film is slated to release on the 10th May.