Throwback Thursday! When SRK featured in a music video penned by ex PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted on June 11 with multiple health issues such as kidney infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is also a diabetic and has only one functional kidney.

The ex-PM has been put on a life-support system, AIIMS said in a statement today. Hence, the entire nation is praying for the former PM of India. Apart from being a politician, he is also a prolific poet and had even penned a number of poems.

Here we bring for you a rare throwback video, ‘Kya Khoya Kya Paaya Jag Mein’ from ‘Samvedna’, a music album released by Saregama that is a collection of poems written by Mr. Vajpayee. The video that was directed by Yash Chopra featured none other Shah Rukh Khan the Badshah of Bollywood.

Check out the rare video that was shot way back in 2002 here:

In the video that was shot in two days, we can see a pensive Shah Rukh Khan and  Atal Bihari Bajpayee penning his thoughts on paper. Jagjit Singh’s soulful voice brought alive the poem. The music video was directed by none other than Yash Chopra.

The opening commentary in the video, written by Javed Akhtar, has been beautifully rendered by Amitabh Bachchan: “Zindagi ke shor, rajneet ki aapa-dhapi, rishte naaton ki galiyon aur kya khoya kya paaya ke baazonrein se aage, soch ke raatein par kahi ek aisa nuked aata hai, jaha pahuch kar insaan, ekkaki ho jaata hai….tab jag uthata hai kavi…….”

The Prime Minister received the first copy of the album after sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar released it on 10 February 2002 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.

We pray for the recovery of the ex-PM.

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