Atif Aslam recently crooned for Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan starrer, Tiger Zinda Hai.
Director Ali Abbas Zafar says the film’s new track Dil Diyan Gallan, is a love ballad shot in a way reminiscent of the way classic Yash Chopra songs.
“I have always wanted to pay a tribute to the classic Yash Chopra romantic songs which I have grown up loving. And I’m thrilled that I finally got that song in Dil Diyan Gallan, an out-and-out romantic ballad on the lines of classic, beautiful love songs that the banner is remembered for by generations,” Zafar said in a statement.
“The song follows the same form/signature of a classic Yash Chopra song – aesthetic, inspired by the innocence of old school romances and at the same time, focuses on mature, deeply felt love,” he added,
Vishal-Shekhar have composed the Irshad Kamil-penned song.
Vaibhavi Merchant has choreographed Salman-Katrina’s romance for the song, which has a bit of waltz.
While launching the song, Katrina said, “The song is close to my heart. I am happy that I am launching this song with Salman.” The highlight of the song is Salman painting a portrait of Katrina on ice.
Dil Diyan Gallan is a beautiful song that sums up the love story of super spies Tiger and Zoya.
Just like filming for action sequences on this remote Austrian mountain side had its challenges, shooting this ballad didn’t come easy either.
Ali adds, “Salman and Katrina shot this song on some very difficult terrain in the Alps. The biggest highlight in this song is the unique Katrina portrait that he has drawn on a frozen lake. We had to shoot on this lake and Salman converted it to a canvas. We had to source natural colors, as ice doesn’t catch all kinds of paints, which didn’t come easy. But once we got hold of this, he created a huge 20 feet by 20 feet portrait that features Katrina’s face. It’s a sight for sore eyes, this painting, and it makes Dil Diyan Gallan a truly unique romantic song visually.”
The film will release on December 22.
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