Taapsee Pannu’s Manmarziyaan has taken the internet and audiences by storm. It isn’t just because of Taapsee’s fantastic and feisty character in the film called Rumi, but also the music has been rocking charts since its release. For the past 10 days, the music producers have been releasing a song a day and each one seems to be better than the previous one. With over 9 songs that have released, there is one that audiences are absolutely loving and that is Bijlee Giregi, the song that talks about Rumi’s character as honestly as possible.

There are two amazing back stories to this song that were recently discovered. Apparently, Anurag Kashyap decided to add this song to the film after they had completed half the shoot because he loved how Taapsee had depicted Rumi’s character and thought there should be a song dedicated to such a strong and powerful character. He sat down with the lyricist, Shellee and came up with the words of the song. The second story is while coming up with the lyrics, the director and lyricist knew they had to add ‘cc into the song. This term ‘Laal Pari’ was coined by Rumi aka Taapsee herself and the director knew it had to be part of the track because it gave it more depth.

Anurag Kashyap with Taapsee Pannu on sets of Manmarziyaan
Anurag Kashyap with Taapsee Pannu on sets of Manmarziyaan

When we asked Taapsee about the term ‘Laal Pari’ and the addition to the song she said, “When I turned up shoot for Manmarziyaan in my red hair it was quite a look that everybody liked and was talking about on the set as well. And since the atmosphere was quite fun and quirky on the set all the time I knew someone will come up with a funny name for me seeing me in this red hair look so before anyone else could do that I coined this name for myself and we ended up using this name, Laal Pari, in the song as well as a scene in the film.”

We are amazed at how Anurag Kashyap works as a director, but are even more fascinated to see Rumi on screen because she inspired this whole track.