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Fan’s Jabra Song Is SRK’s Tribute To His Heroes


The first song from Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming movie Fan was released recently, and it crossed 15 lakh views on Youtube within 24 hours of its launch. The actor, as part of the movie promotions, has taken this Fan anthem to all four parts of India, dedicating the regional versions of the song to his idols – Mahatma Gandhi, Sachin Tendulkar, Rajinikanth and Yash Chopra. The song has become the first Bollywood number to be released in 6 Indian languages.

Presenting the Gujarati version of the song, SRK tweeted that the whole nation was the fan of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. The Gujarati version of Fan has been sung by Arvind Vegda.

Taking the song to the North Indian states, a  Bhopuri version of it has been released. It’s sung by actor Manoj Tiwari.

 The Marathi version of the song is dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar. Khan, who is a self confessed fan of Sachin Tendulkar, tweeted, ‘Umpire kuch bhi kahe, mere liye toh u wil always b not-out! I am ur Fan. Jai Maharashtra! ” The Marathi version has been sung by singer Avadhoot Gupte.

Taking the Fan anthem to down south, Khan dedicated the song to actor Rajinikanth. In his 2012 film Chennai Express to, the actor had paid his tributes to the Tamil superstar. Describing himself as one of the biggest fans of the actor, Khan wrote on Twitter, “Rajni Sir, I’m not a star, but just one of your countless fans Thalaiva @superstarrajini. Proud to be your fan! “. The Tamil version has been rendered by Nakash Aziz.

The Bengali version of the song is dedicated to the city of Kolkata. “City of joy, city of KKR & the city that still has the old world charm. Kolkata, aami tomake bhalo bashi! Ur fan,” wrote SRK. The Bengali version has been sung by Anupam Roy.

The Punjabi version of the song is a tribute to Yash Chopra, the director-producer, who helmed the most successful film in Shah Rukh Khan’s career, Dil Wale Dulhania Le JayengeYash ji, no one has shown the purity of Punjabi culture like you did. This one’s for you. I’m your eternal fan!” Singer Harbhajan Mann has sung the Punjabi version.

The song, composed by Vishal Dadlani, has its original Hindi version penned by Varun Grover. Shot in the backdrops of Delhi’s Khan market, the song features a young man (SRK) dancing his heart out. In Fan, Shah Rukh Khan plays Gaurav, a young boy obsessed with a Bollywood star named Aryan, a character similar to Khan’s real life status. Reports suggest that Fan bears close resemblance to Khan’s life in Delhi, before he landed in Mumbai and made it to the top of Bollywood. The film is directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra.
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