Vishal Dadlani shares the story behind his '90s super hit song 'Woh Pehli Baar' on Bumble’s podcast ‘Is Romance Dead?'


Launched on October 16, Bumble’s first-ever podcast in India – ‘Is Romance Dead?’ features prominent voices from across industries. With his episode going live soon, Singer & Music Composer – Vishal Dadlani, shares the story behind his 90’s super hit song – Woh Pehli Baar....

Vishal said, “So in 1998-99 I was madly and utterly and totally besotted in love. And I wrote a really corny hindi song, my first hindi song. I'd never written in Hindi before, but it just showed up one day, and eventually ended up in a film called Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi right, which is our first film. Vishal and Shekhar's first film. It was a song called Woh Pehli Baar, that's still around, and people still listen to it, and so forth. So the corniness also comes from romance and the dark side also comes from romance. And, the thing is, if it's an emotion, it's going to be multifaceted. It's not going to be something you read in a book, it's not going to be two dimensional, you know. So the thing is, I don't half-ass is about feeling the pain all the way. If I'm doing a sappy thing, I'll do that with equal measure.”

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Titled ‘Is Romance Dead?’ and produced by Maed In India, Bumble’s new eight-part podcast series will provide a glimpse into what role romance and love play in our lives through prominent voices in music, film, TV, literature, food & drinks, and science. The episodes will feature Vishal Dadlani, Neeta Lulla, Amrita Narayanan, Joseph Radhik, Nikhil D’Souza, Nush Lewis, Paromita Vohra, Pooja Dhingra, Chef Ranveer Brar, Roshni Bajaj Sanghvi, and Siddharth Warrier to name a few. Featuring never-heard-before insights and personal anecdotes, ‘Is Romance Dead?’ will be hosted by noted improv artist, actor and comedian, Kaneez Surka and it's available on audio streaming platforms from 16th October 2020.