‘Shakuntala Devi’: Vidya Balan Virtually Launches ‘Pass Nahi Toh Fail Nahi’ Song With 5000 Students
Studying was never one of the my favourite things to do during my childhood. I would do anything and everything in my power to avoid studying. I would enjoy going to school because then I’d get to play. But studying? Nope! That said, if you told me that at the end of the day that I was going to get to meet the Vidya Balan, a national-award winning actress, then I would study like hell. Well, something like that happened to the college and school students of DAV.
Amazon Prime Video and Zee Music released the first song of Shakuntala Devi titled ‘Pass Nahi Toh Fail Nahi’ which showed Balan as Shakuntala Devi teaching students the magic of mathematics. It has been composed by Sachin-Jigar, sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, and penned by Vayu. In addition to all that, the song was virtually launched by Balan along with 5000 students of DAV schools and colleges, from over 100 cities. The actress said,
“I am very excited to launch the first song from Shakuntala Devi – the movie, with 5000 students of DAV schools and colleges, from over 100 cities! Aptly titled – Pass Nahi to Fail Nahi, this song is really close to my heart as it brings out an interesting way to interact with numbers and tries to drive away the math phobia that many experience in a very fun and peppy way. It felt incredible to share the platform with young minds over a fun and exciting virtual session! A different yet amazing experience as we embrace the new normal.”
According to The Indian Express, the song was shot with 80 kids at Balan’s alma mater St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. While talking about the experience of shooting it, she said,
“There were 80 kids. It was madness. Someone would say Vidya Balan; someone would call me teacher or miss. They would also end up fighting, and I used to play peacemaker. It was fun. But as soon as the song would start, they would put all their energy into it. I got so much energy from them.”
Shakuntala Devi will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 31.
Cover artwork by Bhavya Poonia/Mashable India