Fanney Khan director Atul Manjrekar yesterday said that they did not change Acche din to Acche din aa gaye under any pressure and both the versions of the song were already a part of the film. According to various reports, the decision to release the new song was taken because Acche din was being used on social media to target the Modi government over its 2014 poll promise of bringing acche din to India.
Acche Din was the slogan used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the general elections of 2014.
Manjrekar said the new version of the song, which released on Sunday, was very much a part of the story and reveals the growth of the character.
"The new version was always part of the film. Both the songs have their place in the film. It is an independent song and it is part of the narrative. All the songs in the film add to the story," Manjrekar said.
When asked about social media connecting it with the Modi government's campaign slogan the director said he was not "surprised" by it. "How can you control how a person reacts to something. That's not in our hands. Social media is a different world out there," he added.
The first version of the song had lyrics Mere achche din kab aayenge... while the new version is Mere achche din ab aaye re.... The director revealed that not only Achche din but Tere jaisa tu hai also has one more version, which will be released soon.
"The song was always part of film so we have released the second part of the song. There are two songs in the film which have two versions -- one is Achche Din and the second is Tere jaisa tu hai," he added.
Fanney Khan features Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Rajkummar Rao and newcomer Pihu Sand in pivotal roles. The film has been produced by T-Series, Anil Kapoor Films & Communications Network and Rakeys Omprakash Mehra Pictures. It will be release on August 3.
(With PTI Inputs)