Interesting. ‘Kala Chashma’ was originally written by this Police constable from Punjab?
‘Baar Baar Dekho’ might have failed to create any magic at box office, but its soundtrack surely did, and leading the songs was the chart-buster ‘Kala Chashma’, which was a recreated version of an old pop number. The foot-tapping number was sung by rapper Badshah, Amar Arshi and Neha Kakkar, and went on to woo the younger generation with the super amazing moves of Katrina (not forgetting the abs), and quirky music.
However, there is something new that has come to light, and that is, that the song was actually written by a police constable in Punjab, when he was in school!
Apparently, Punjab police constable Amrik Shera, 43, is on cloud nine nowadays as everyone in his village had been congratulating him for the success of his song, which was featured in Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra starrer ‘Baar Baar Dekho’.
Talking to a popular daily, Shera said, “I wrote this song in 1990 when I was in the IXth standard in the government school. I had then approached many singers to sing my sing, even for free, but it took me several months to find a singer for this song. I then contacted singer Amar Arshi, who sang it in a live show in England, following which the same was released as an album in Punjab.”
According to Amrik Shera, he got the idea of writing this song from a girl who he saw flaunting a ‘Kala Chashma’. “I remember going with my relatives to the High Court in Chandigarh in 1990 in connection with a court case. That was the first time I visited Chandigarh because we used to listen that people in the capital were very trendy and fashionable. Then I saw a girl wearing black goggles with a fancy dress. The idea clicked and I wrote the song. In fact, I immediately stored the title ‘Kala Chashma’ in my mind. I kept on thinking about other lyrics of the song while travelling in the bus. The moment I landed in my hometown, I took a pen and wrote the song,” Shera adds playfully.
However, Shera is upset by the fact that he was fooled by the agency which purchased the rights from him for a mere 11,000 saying that it will be remixed and used in functions. However, he soon saw the song being played with Katrina and Sidharth featured in it. He feels he should have got a better and deserved price for the same.
Well, whether it’s really written by him or not, we will never know, but ‘Kala Chashma’ sure rocks our hearts.