Bollywood mein aaj chand niklaa
Bollywood is always open to inspiration. But one thing that has remained constant is its love affair with the moon. And that's reflected in the songs.
The latest film to have a song sung to the moon is Short Kut -- The Con is On, picturised on Akshaye Khanna and Amrita Rao. It was shot in Phuket, Thailand.
The song goes like this: Kal nau baje tum chand dekhna, main bhi dekhoonga aur yun doono ki nigahen chand par miljayegi.
Here's a look at the other songs where Bollywood went loony about the moon.
Image: Amrita Rao in a scene from Short Kut -- The Con is On
Khoya Khoya Chand
Sudhir Mishra's Khoya Khoya Chand, starring Shiney Ahuja and Soha Ali Khan, was a nostalgic take on the film industry of the 1960s.
While the audience rejected the film, they loved Shantanu Moitra's music, especially the title song, Khoye Khoye Chand ki firaaq mein.
Image: A scene from Khoya Khoya Chand
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Besides a star studded star cast comprising of Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji, the movie also had a beautiful composition by Sanesh Shandaliya, which was picturised in Egypt.
The song goes like this: Suraj hua madham chand jalne laga.
Image: A scene from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Gali mein aaj chand nikla was a popular song from the semi-biography of Mahesh Bhatt, which dealt with a woman's love to a much married man.
The movie also dealt with the issue of Hindu-Muslim riots.
Image: A scene from Zakham
The movie is memorable for a beautiful song sung by Hariharan whose lyrics went -- Chanda re chanda re kabhi to zameen par aa. Another popular song from the film is Ek bagiya mein rahti hai ek maina.
Image: A scene from Sapney
Hum Dil De Chuke Hai Sanam
The scintillating chemistry between Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai was beautifully portrayed in the beautiful song Chand chuppa badal mein.
Image: A scene from Hum Dil De Chuke Hai Sanam
Shah Rukh Khan goes all out to woo Juhi Chawla in the film Yes Boss. Unfortunately, she was in love with her boss played by Aditya Panscholi.
The song Chand taare todh laon, however, deals with Shah Rukh's ambitious nature rather than that of falling in love.
Image: A scene from Yes Boss
Even Sanjay Khan could not resist asking the moon if it has seen a more beautiful face than his beloved's [Zeenat Aman] in Maine poocha chaand se. Unfortunately, their happy love story ended on a sad note.
Image: A still from Abdullah
This movie is one of the biggest musical hits in Bollywood history, and was one of the films that made Rajesh Khanna a superstar. All the songs, including Mere Sapno Ki Rani, went on to become top chartbusters. And so did Chanda hai tu, mera suraj hai tu, which Sharmila Tagore sings to her young son.
Image: A scene from Aradhana
Chaudvi Ka Chand
Here, Waheeda Rahman's beauty is compared to that of the moon. No wonder, Guru Dutt fell for the actress in real life too.
Image: A scene from Chaudvi Ka Chand
Kashmir Ki Kali
Another woman whose beauty was compared to that of the moon was Sharmila Tagore. In the film, Yeh chand sa roshan chehera shot over Dal Lake has become synonymous with Kashmir's beauty.
Kashmir Ki Kali also happened to be Sharmila's Bollywood debut.
Image: A scene from Kashmir Ki Kali
A song about the moon is usually romantic. But not when Kishore Kumar is involved. Get ready to hear a lot of cheerful yodelling in Chand raat tum ho saat.
Image: A scene rom Half Ticket
Evergreen hero Dev Anand and the song Khoya Khoya Chand go together. Here, he woos Waheeda Rahman and of course, wins her over.
Image: A scene from Kala Bazaar