Anuradha Paudwal Left in Tears by Arijit Singh’s Aaj Phir Tum Pe Remix But for Unfortunate Reasons
Anuradha Paudwal, a renowned playback singer known for her iconic songs, recently shared her emotional response to the trend of remixing old Hindi songs and her reaction to Arijit Singh’s rendition of the song “Aaj Phir Tum Pe.”
Having made her singing debut in 1973, Anuradha Paudwal enjoyed immense success in the 1980s and 1990s, lending her voice to numerous memorable songs in Bollywood films.
In a recent interview, Anuradha expressed her thoughts on the practice of remixing and recreating old songs. She recounted her experience upon listening to Arijit Singh’s version of “Aaj Phir Tum Pe,” featured in the film Hate Story 2 (2014). Anuradha revealed that the rendition left her deeply saddened, and she had to listen to her original version multiple times to overcome her disappointment. The original song, “Aaj Phir Tum Pe,” was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and sung by Anuradha Paudwal and Pankaj Udhas.
Anuradha Paudwal shared her perspective on remixing classic songs, stating that she occasionally listens to her own songs, particularly devotional ones. However, she admitted that she turns to her own songs when she comes across remixes that horrify her and bring her to tears. She mentioned Arijit Singh’s rendition of “Aaj Phir Tum Pe” as an example and described how she immediately sought solace in listening to her original version on YouTube, finding peace within herself.
Throughout her career, Anuradha Paudwal has contributed her melodious voice to various Hindi films, including Aashiqui, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi, Tezab, and Ram Lakhan, among others. In addition to Hindi films, she has also lent her vocals to songs in Tamil, Nepali, Bengali, Kannada, and other languages.