Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he felt great hearing the famous Bollywood rendition 'Tu tu hai wahi dil ne jise apna kaha' in China for his welcome. He also added that Indian artists are popular across the world.
"Feels great to hear Indian music on foreign soil, especially when the host nation plays it! Our artistes are popular across the world," the prime minister tweeted after returning to India.
The romantic rendition by late singer Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle from 1982 film 'Yeh Vaada Raha' featured Rishi Kapoor and Poonam Dhillon as a madly-in-love couple.
PM Modi's response came as Asha Bhosle sought to know how the prime minister felt when he heard the popular song being played in Wuhan.
"I am both surprised and happy that my song was liked by people who don't understand our language. Out of many popular Hindi songs, Tu hai wahi dil ne jise apna kaha was selected to be played for PM in China. I would definitely like to know what Modi ji felt about it ?," Bhosle asked earlier today.
It was on the first day of the 'heart to heart summit' when a group of Chinese musicians surprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi by playing the famous Bollywood number 'Tu, Tu Hai Wahi Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha.'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping were seen enjoying the instrumental rendition and also applauded the artists. The performance garnered praises from all over.
Rishi Kapoor too couldn't contain his excitement and said that he was honoured. He also posted a video of the original version of the song on Twitter.
WATCH | When romantic Bollywood song 'Tu tu hai wahi’ left PM Modi all smiles in China