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Trivias pertaining to shankarjaikishan

Director Prayag Raaj yelled Yahoo in Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee (Junglee)

*Ayaya Sukoo Sukoo" in Ayaya Karoon Main Kya Sukoo Sukoo (Junglee) had shanker's voice

* Subhash Ghai lip-synched Rafi saab's Babul Kaun Ghadi ye aayee (Umang)

* Yaad Na Jaaye (Dil Ek Mandir) was derived from a spanish song Besame Mucho. Raju Bharatan also mentioned the song was based on Raag Kirvani.

* From about 174 Hindi films of SJ, Rafi saab sang in 123 of them.

* He sang 377 total songs, with 222 solos, 111 female duets and the remaining mixed and female duets.

* Of the 377 songs, 103 were for Shammi Kapoor films, 61 for Rajendra Kumar films, and 29 for Dev Anand films. A total of 193, over 50% of his work for SJ.

* Rafi saab sang two non-film English songs for SJ. One to the tune of Baharon Phool Barsao, the second to Hum Kaale Hai To

* Rafi saab's second highest total tally and second highest duets with Lata were by SJ. (Highest for both with Laxmikant-Pyarelal)

* First song in Barsaat (1949), last released song in Inteqaam Ki Aag & Kaanch Ki Deewar (1986)

* Two films had Rafi saab in all songs (solos & duets) - Dil Tera Diwana and Brahmachari

* Beti Bete had the highest number of songs for Rafi saab - nine

* SJ utilized Rafi saab for all three Kapoor brothers: Raj Kapoor (Ek Dil Sau Afsane & Mera Naam Joker), Shammi Kapoor & Shashi Kapoor.

* Shankar played the piano in Rafi saab's Dil Ke Jharoke Mein (Brahmachari) along with the usual pianist because he liked the song so much that he insisted on playing the piano himself, so an extra piano was arranged for him during the recording.

* Aaj Kal Tere Mere (Brahmachari) by Rafi/Suman was originally made for Rajendra Kumar.

* Sushama Shreshta was introduced by SJ in Andaz singing in Hai Na Bolo Bolo with Rafi-Suman Kalyanpur

* Neeraj acted in Rafi saab's Paise Ki Pehchan (Pehchan) and also wrote the lyrics for the song.

* Jaya Bhaduri never had the opportunity to sing a song of SJ but she acted in Tujhe Jeevan Ke Dor Se (Asli Naqli) from Guddi with Dharmendra.

* Aarti Mukherjee sang Ayeega Ayeega (Boyfriend/1960) with Rafi saab and the next SJ song she sang was 15 years later, again with Rafi saab, Hamara Yaar Hai (Neelma/1975).

* Rafi saab also sang in one of the three versions of Zindagi Ek Safar Andaz

* Rafi saab's Jaan Pehchan Ho (Gumnaam) is used in the Hollywood film Ghost World

* One Rafi/SJ song that Naushad played as a tribute to Rafi saab in his Jaimala presentation was Yaad Na Jaaye (Dil Ek Mandir)

* Sharda wrote the lyrics to Rafi/Sulakshana's Pardesiya Tere Desh Mein (Garam Khoon) under the pseudonym Singhaar

* Most unusual duet - Yeh Mera Prem Patra (Sangam), where Lata sang the tail-end separately and is technically a duet.

* SJ's first Shammi Kapoor film Ujala had no Rafi song for him. Yaaro Hamari Surat had Rafi for Rajkumar and Mukesh for Shammi.


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