Romantic ballad ‘Lut Gaye’ is a prequel to Emraan Hashmi’s unrequited love story from his upcoming gangster drama ‘Mumbai Saga’. The song features Emraan in the role of a cop by the name of Vijay Savarkar and marks the beginning of his mission to end crimes.
The romantic ballad will mark the start of ‘Mumbai Saga’.
Talking about the story behind ‘Lut Gaye’, producer Bhushan Kumar, T-Series, says, “Sanjay and I have always been on the same page and we believe in giving the music of a film a space of its own to bloom and to grow on people. Lut Gaye has received a lot of love for its melody and the video. Even though it was originally a part of the film, we went ahead and released the song to build curiosity behind Emraan’s character. In between the blazing guns and action sequences, Lut Gaye couldn’t fit in the narrative, thus the song was promoted as a single and look how well it has been accepted by the audience.”
Bhushan Kumar and Sanjay Gupta decided to create an independent music video for it and release it individually.
Elaborating on the method of using the popular song for promoting the film, director Sanjay Gupta says, “Back in the day, we would create a separate music video for the songs we would not include in the film, although the tracks were fantastic to say the least. I’ve done it on so many occasions in the past for my films. So this time, it just so happened that we had a great track on our hands but we could not include it in the film’s narrative. Bhushan Kumar and I decided to create an independent music video for it and release it individually. That way, a song gets a life of its own which has not happened too often with film songs lately. Apart from promoting the film, as true patrons of music, we wanted to underline the effort made by the composers, lyricists and singers.” ‘Mumbai Saga’ features an ensemble cast of John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Suniel Shetty, Kajal Aggarwal, Rohit Roy, Anjana Sukhani, Mahesh Manjrekar, Prateik Babbar, Samir Soni, Amole Gupte and Gulshan Grover.