Aditya and Nazia pairing in Yeh Jo MohabbatHaireminds Farida Jalal of Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila in Aradhana.


This comment was made by her a month back at the music launch of the film.  Who knew that India’s first superstar Rajesh Khannawould not be with us when the film with the title of his most popular song releases on 3rd August.


“Kakaji gave to the industry what nobody came closer to. He was tagged as the King of Romance with his unbelievable persona – it will be impossible to find another to ever take his place” Said a nostalgic AshimSamanta


Meanwhile, the film promos and publicity is full one and in one particular real life episode a blushing Aditya was found to be the topic of discussion where two giggly girls couldn’t help but swoon over his great look-a-likeness to the legendary Rajesh Khanna in the promos.


Must say it’s a great responsibility for Aditya to live up to !






AdityaSamanta has a close shave with life !


Whilst shooting for the track ‘TereBina’ for the filmYeh Jo MohabbatHai– at the scenic locales of Zakopane in Poland – Aditya was so enraptured in enacting the whole scene, he hardly realized that he was a few feet away from the deep abyss of the heavenly location.

A unit member’s  impromptu and loud cry of shout seemed to have broken the spell and saved Aditya   just in the nick of time !

The whole unit including dad Ashim breathed a sign of relief.

Papa was in near tears. Alsoall the fawning and mooning by the entire unit left the shy guy Aditya blushing with embarrassment.

Aditya makes his debut with NaziaHussain ( niece to Sanjay Dutt and grand niece to NargisDutt) in the forthcoming film Yeh Jo MohabbatHai releasing 3rd August, 2012.

The film is a love saga based on the Romeo Juliet – it is a very emotional and passionate film and has all the makings of a true Samanta family banner which has given us iconic films like China Town, Howrah Bridge, Amar Prem, Aradhana, Kati Patang, Kashmir Ki Kali, Evening in Paris, Barsaat Ki EkRaat and more…



·   ‘Yeh Jo MohabbatHai’ was Rajesh Khanna song from Kati Patang. The song was a rage back in the 70’s and continues to be a very popular song

·   Kati Patang was produced and directed by Shakti Samantha who expired a few years back..Shakti Ji’s banner Aradhana Films is up for a revival and their comeback film’s Title is taken after the very same popular song

·   The idea was to draw attention and capitalize on their brand recall among the audiences

·   Aradhana Films have contributed ace films like Amar Prem, Howrah Bridge, China Town, Aradhana, Kashmir Ki Kali, Evening in Paris to name a few….

·   Yeh Jo MohabbatHai starring AdityaSamanta (grandson of Shakti Samanta) along with NaziaHussain (Sanjay Dutt’s niece).

Says producer AshimSamanta, “At Shakti Films we used to created magic. The song, Yeh Jo MohabbatHai was one of our most popular creations. While we were thinking on names for this film- which is a love story – Yeh Jo Mohabbathai was almost fitting and then why not to capitalize on our own creation.”

Interestingly…. The song Yeh Jo MohobbatHai was written by veteran lyricist AnandBakshi who passed away a few years back. However AshimSamanta acquired rights to AnandJi’s unused lyrics for the title track of Yeh Jo MohobbatHai.



Amanush to be Re-Made by Shakti Films….

Legendary film maker from Bengal Shakti Samanta was credited for starting a trend in making films in double version.  In year 1974 he made Amanush in Hindi and Bengali.  It was a huge hit.

In the recent past son AshimSamantawho  contributed with several interesting projects in his career span in Bollywood decided to revive his father’s banner.  He has produced  a film which has son AdityaSamanta making his debut in Yeh Jo Mohabbat  Hai releasing on 3rd August.  He has co-star NaziaHussain (who is the grand niece of NargisDutt, and niece to Sanjay Dutt).
The film has Farida Jalal who participates with the 3rd generation this time around and other actors like MohnishBehl, RatiAgnihotri, Anuradha Patel, MukeshTiwari etc…in this film.

The film background is set amongst a set of proud Indian families comprising of the Rathore and Choudhary who are both very wealthy hoteliers from Udaipur in Rajasthan.  An unsolved murder of a family member, combined with business rivalry and the need to prove to each other their supremacy deepens the enmity. However, God has other plans. A girl (Karishma) is born to the Rathore family and a boy (Karan) to the Choudhary family.   23 years hence, unknown of their family backgrounds, they meet each other one summer in the romantic and breathtaking locales of Poland where the journey of love and togetherness begins….It’s a beautiful narration where emotions, drama, lilting music and passionate romance make a great comeback.

The music is the highlight of the film and some interesting aspect is the lyrics of the title track ‘ PyarKarna Na tha’ has been acquired from the unused lyrics of AnandBakshi. With fantastic music provided by Anu Malik. Also the  playback singers has a diverse range of talent like  Mohitchauhan, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Roop Kumar Rathod, Alisha Chinai, ShreyaGhoshal and NeerajShridhar… Also in a  first is the father – daughter duo Anu and Anmol Malik who come together for the peppy and racy wedding number in the film ‘ Big Fat Indian Wedding’.  Anmol’s voice suits the young and bubby star NaziaHussain who seems pretty smitten by the number. Anmol shows great promise and has been applauded by the members of the music industry on her talent.


Shakti Films have contributed with some great films to the Indian film industry…Movies like Howrah Bridge, China Town, Amar Prem, Aradhana, Kati Patang, Kashimir Ki Kali, An Evening in Paris are some of the iconic films and Shakti Samanta name is taken with great reverence and regards by members of the film fraternity.


AshimSamanta has expressed interest in the remake of Amanush with son Aditya in the lead cast…