Here’s something cool you may not know. On the song ‘Illahi’ from Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani you hear a Grammy award winner laying down some smooth guitar tracks! The banjo and guitar played in the song is by Matt Menefee who is the creator of the band Cadillac Sky and who’s played and toured with Grammy Winner Mumford and Sons.
Now according to what we have heard Menefe’s banjo was not cutting through the heavy drumming of Arijit Singh’s version of ‘Illahi’ as much as Tapas’s dotara so the music team- Pritam, Matt, Sunny made another version. Sunny added a groove with Matt’s guitar and banjo and they had this more authentic bluegrass arrangement ready.
Apparently Mohit Chauhan loved this version. “When Mohit came to dub the song he insisted he wanted to sing on this version,” says Pritam Chakraborty. Pritam liked the track so much that the song ‘Illahi’ reprise has been added to his favorite track list.
You can also hear Matt on the hit track ‘Balam Pichkari’, which is Matt’s favorite song.
Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani is in theaters today!