THIS Dutch Singer Translated & Sung Arijit Singh’s Shayad From Love Aaj Kal, Watch Video
With an exceptional scale range and versatility, Arijit Singh has sung some of the biggest foot-tapping hits and one of them is Shayad from Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan starrer Love Aaj Kal. The popular song might have numerous covers of the song but Indians seem to have found the best one in a Dutch singer, Emma Heesters.
Reaching out to thousands of followers on Instagram, Emma Heesters has shared a video in which she can be seen singing the English version of Shayad, originally sung by Arijit Singh and composed by Pritam. Emma has translated Arijit Singh’s Shayad in English and it will surely leave you impressed.
Sharing the video on Instagram, Emma Heesters wrote, “NEW VIDEO! ✨ translated Shayad especially for my Indian fans ❤️???? hope you all like it ? #Bollywood #shayad.”
Love Aaj Kal director Imtiaz Ali had said that the song Shayad is a trip down memory lane for him. On one hand, there is the innocent smalltown romance of debutante Arushi Sharma (as Leena) and Kartik (as Raghu). They are high school sweethearts in Udaipur of the nineties, and they explore the excitement of first love complete with movie outings and school socials; on the other, there is the chemistry of Sara and Kartik (as Zoe and Veer), the Gen Z couple in modern time Delhi as they go through similar emotions.
“For me, this song is a trip down memory lane. I remember when ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ had just released. The romances in my hometown, Jamshedpur, were heavily influenced by the soundtrack from that film. With ‘Shayad’, I’ve tried to recreate that atmosphere,” Imtiaz Ali added.
Speaking about his process, the composer of Shayad had said, “Shayad speaks of the innocence of first love and how even over time that love remains precious and meaningful. I wanted to invoke the nostalgia of first love with the audience.”
You can also listen to the full song here: