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Saif On Recreating Ole Ole

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Saif Ali Khan sang and danced  to  success with the chartbuster Jab bhi koi ladki dole   mera  dil diwana  bole Ole Ole in the  Akshay Kumar-Kajol-Saif starrer Yeh Dillagi in  1994. The film directed by Naresh Malhotra had a  number  of chartbusters  composed by the uncle-nephew duo Dilip and Sameer Sen, like the Lata Mangeshkar –helmed Hothon  pe  pas  tera  naam  hai and Dekho zara dekho.

 But it was the Abhijeet rendered Ole ole  filmed and choreographed  on  Saif which  broke records and became  Saif’s anthem song in  his march to stardom.

Now  26 years  later the  song has been recreated  for Saif  in Jawani Jaanemann.

This  is the  first time that the same  actor  is seen performing a song in  two films separated by generations.

Says  Saif happily, “It’s  funny to do your own  re-mix.I’ve been around for a while.It’s  not really performed.Since  this new version of Ole  ole  is only as part  of  the  background music .So it’s been done in post-production.We haven’t done a full-on item based on the song Ole  ole  in  Jawani Jaaneman.  Maybe  we  should have.It’s been used  more  in the  background,really.”

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Saif says he prefers  not to  perform  to  old hits. “Instinctively I’d prefer  a new song, or maybe an interesting version of an old song.”