Shankar Mahadevan and KK have given us the quintessential celebration starters- It’s The Time To Disco and Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe, which have handed the take a look at of time for 20 years now.

The bond between them was excellent, which is why Mahadevan says it’s unbelievable that he’s speaking about KK previously tense. “We had a protracted affiliation even earlier than we acquired into movies, we had been buddies, like a gang. We used to sing jingles collectively and that transitioned into movies. One of many preliminary movies we did, Dil Chahta Hai, had a vital track like Koi Kahe. Innumerable songs we did collectively,” he remembers fondly.

The 55-year-old goes on so as to add, “Greater than that, he would carry quite a lot of vitality into the studio every time he used to enter. There was an aura of optimistic vitality. For 20-Half-hour, he would faff round, after which chat for hours. Months again, we met at a TV present, we had been all teasing him ‘You might be like Benjamin Button, since you are ageing in reverse’! He was trying fabulous.”

KK was a family man all the way in which, and virtually everybody we communicate to has asserted that the late singer most popular to spend time with them than exit to celebration. Mahadevan concurs, “He used to speak about his household, take off on lengthy holidays, reduce off from the world Additionally, he was not bothered about social media, he didn’t also have a WhatsApp quantity. Should you wished to speak to him, you needed to name him immediately. He wasn’t apprehensive about what number of likes his songs acquired.”

What’s stunning many is that KK, regardless of being an achieved artiste, didn’t obtain many awards in his lifetime. Mahadevan says he didn’t care, “He was not bothered about all that. He simply loved what he was doing. He was solely picky about his live shows, and by no means used to go if any Tom, Dick and Harry referred to as. He did little work.”

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