Aati Kya Khandala
|"Aati Kya Khandala"|
|Song by Nitin Raikwar|
|From the soundtrack of Ghulam|
"Aati Kya Khandala" (Hindi: आती क्या खंडाला, Urdu: آتی کیا کھنڈالا) is a Hindi song sung by Indian actor Aamir Khan & playback singer Alka Yagnik and composed by Jatin-Lalit. It was a part of the soundtrack of the 1998 Hindi film Ghulam. The lyrics were written by Nitin Raikwar.
About the song
"Aati Kya Khandala" is part of the movie Ghulam. In the movie, Alisha (Rani Mukherji) is depressed after a fight with her father. Her friend and lover Sidhu (Aamir Khan) tries to cheer her up by singing the song "Aati Kya Khandala". Literally, the song is a request to come to Khandala, a scenic holiday location near Mumbai, the city where the film is situated.
Aamir Khan is the playback singer for himself and Alka Yagnik is the playback singer for Rani Mukherji.
Reception and impact
The song was also the first in a spate of songs sung by actors and actresses in Bollywood movies, and was the inspiration for many of these, including "Apun Bola" sung by Shahrukh Khan for Josh, also written by Nitin Raikwar. In more recent times, it was rumored that Dhoom 3 would feature a song sung by Aamir Khan in the vein of "Aati Kya Khandala".
The song "Aati Kya Khandala" has also been blamed for eve-teasing (a term used in India for minor forms of sexual harassment, usually verbal, carried out in public) as eve-teasers have been reported to sing the song as part of eve-teasing.