Ace singer, Sonu Nigam recently visited Subhash Ghai’s International Film School and revealed that before he sang the song from ‘Pardes’ (1997), producers only branded him as a singer with the talent to only sing in the Mohammed Rafi style.
He shares, “No one discovered my originality till they heard “Yeh Dil Deewana”. I sang this song exactly how the director had envisaged it and both the song and film became superhits and I became the Sonu Nigam Rediscovered with my own original style and today I am who I am where I can sing any kind of songs with ease.”
‘Pardes’ released in 1997, featured Shah Rukh Khan, Mahima Chaudhry and Apurva Agnihotri, Alok Nath and Amrish Puri. Directed by Subhash Ghai, it had music by Nadeem-Shravan and was one of the highest grossing movies of that year.