Himesh was very fond of Dard-E-Dil from Karz as a kid which played a kickstart role in his musical career and inspired him as a music director.

This song was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal whom Himesh idolizes from da yesteryears bunch of composers.

As a matter of fact, Himesh was supposed to croon a modern re-arranged version of this song (just like Ek Hasina Thi) in his Karzzzz remake but opted against it at da very last minute.

However, he still ended up crooning a short adlip version in da movie itself.

Nevertheless, after completing his tunes for Karzzzz, himesh went to Pyarelal's residence to get his affirmative and got a thumbs up.


Subash Ghai has also praised himesh stating that ""I'm no authority to judge the future work of any talent. Himesh may even prove better, who knows? I know Laxmikant-Pyarelal did a fabulous job in my 'Karz'. But I'm sure Himesh will do a good job. Himesh is today's Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Time brings new people too." - http://www.bollywoodsargam.com/shownews.php?newsstory=708145622


Question at 0:44 - 2 most fav singers of yours in Bollywood of all time, Himesh says Kishore Kumar and Arijit Singh...agreed with Kishore Kumar, he is also my fav yesteryear male playback singer, but Arijit Singh? Himesh thinks that Arijit is best in current generation, well...not for me though, par apna apna choice hota hai...Question at 0:56 - a film of recent time that had a great soundtrax, Himesh says he loved the music of Love Aaj Kal soundtrax and praised Pritam.