Interview of Pallavi Jaikishen by Ameen Sayani in his Sangeet Ke Sitaare program aired in two parts


Whole Transcript Courtesy : Sridhar Ns ji.

behnon aur bhaaiyon, maine yeh geet dulhan ki bidaai ka unke maike ke ghar se samjho ke bajaaya tha. Kyunke, Pallavi meri bhatiji ke samaan hai. dekhiye unke chacha jo hain Jaisingh Mariwala woh mere saath school mein paDhaa karte the aur bilkul bhaai ki tarah the. Aur behnon aur bhaaiyon Khaas Sangeet Ke Sitaaron Ki Mehfil ke is program ke liye maine Pallavi ko yahaan bulaaya hai taaki woh Jaikishan ke baare mein biwi ki nazar se kuch bataaye. AS: to Pallavi, sabse pehle yeh bataao, Jaikishan se mulaaqaat tumhaari kaise huyi aur kahan? PJ: Woh ji huyi thi ‘cricket match’ ke dauraan AS: ‘Cricket Match’ ke dauraan? PJ: haan ji AS: achchha achchha, kaunsa ‘match’ tha bhai woh? PJ: woh to abhi mujhe yaad nahin hai AS: nahin? PJ: ‘I think’, main sab kuchh bhool gayi thi. bhool gayi AS: yaani, pehle milan ka yeh yeh anand tha ki aur kuchh yaad nahin hai haan? PJ: jee haan AS: achchha yeh bataao ki aage baat kaise baDhee? PJ: bas, us ‘time’ to kaafi ‘known personality’ the. Geet Mala ke dauraan vagerah, hum log saare ‘fans’ the unke AS: achchha! PJ: main aur meri saheliyaan, to wahaan pe koi unhe jaanta tha, unhone ‘introduce’ kiya aur hamaara ‘music’ ka shauk humein leke gaye unke ‘recording’ pe AS: ‘recording’ dekhni thi aapko? PJ: haanji bahut ‘interest’ tha waise AS: to aap kaun se ‘studio’ mein dekhi thi ‘recording’ aur kaun si geet thi? PJ: woh us zamaane mein Famous Studio mein karte the ‘recording’ AS: achchha gaana kaun sa tha? PJ: gaana tha “mujhko apne gale laga lo ae mere humrahi” AS: arre waah waah waah aur phir unhone gale laga liya! PJ: Rafi saahab .. (both laugh together). us ‘time’ to nahin AS: achchha uske baad shaadi mein kitni der lagi aur gharwale jo the tumhaare woh raazi nahin ho rahe the? PJ: nahin, woh bilkul ‘against’ the. kyunki ‘different backgrounds’ ho gaye the. ‘Film people’ itne ‘accepted’ nahin the. AS: achchha achchha achchha. to phir shaadi huyi kaise? PJ: bas kar lee shaadi. ‘elopement’. (Both laugh together) AS: ‘Very good, Very good’. achchha chalo, shaadi ho gayi ab hum ek zaraa sa ‘jump’ lete hain aur pahunch jaate hain tumhaare ghar pe, Marine Drive pe baDaa hi Khoobsoorat ghar hai. tum donon wahaan rehte the aur kayi baras saath guzaare. aur main hamesha dekha karta tha tum dono ki joDi bahut achchhi lagti thi, bahut Khush rehte the dono. PJ: Shukriya AS: kuchh mujhe bataao Jaikishan ke baare mein, tumne unhe ek patni ki nazron se kis tarah dekha? kaise the woh? ghar mein bartaav kaisa tha unka? PJ: bahut hi milansaar AS: bahut hi milansaar! PJ: bahut hi Khayaalwaale, bahut hi dildaar AS: achchha PJ: bahut hi ‘straight’ kism ke aadmi AS: achchha achchha PJ: jaise bhagwaan us zamaane mein is ‘type’ ke insaan ko banake, woh jo khaaka to woh hi phenk diya tod diya. aise log abhi bante nahin AS: kya baat hai, dekhiye, behnon aur bhaiyon, biwi ho to aisi. PJ: ‘husband’ ho to aise! AS: lekin kaam unke paas itna rehta tha, ke parivaar ke liye kabhi samay milta tha unko? PJ: kaafi mil jaata tha, kyunki jaasti karke woh ghar se kaam karte the, ‘composing’ vageraah AS: achchha PJ: savere Hasratji aaya karte the ghar pe 9 baje. AS: achchha jis tarah Shankar ‘music room’ mein ‘rehearsal’ vagairah kaam karte the? PJ: Jaikishanji ghar se karte the aur ‘producers’ vagairah bhi aaya jaaya karte – ‘Story sessions’, yeh woh. aur khaali ‘recording’ ke waqt pe..” AS: Wahaan jaana paDta tha PJ: haan. wahaan jaana paDtaa tha. ‘Otherwise he was very close to the children’. bachchon ke saath bahut lagaav tha, bahut …” AS: kitne bachche the tumhaare? PJ: teen AS: teen bachche hain na. do beTe ……..” PJ: do beTe aur ek beTi hai. beti ka naam unhone apne ‘favorite’ raag pe rakha – Bhairavi AS: aur beTe? PJ: baDe ka naam hai Chaitanya, chhoTe ka naam hai Yogesh. AS: achchha aur inmein se kisi ko gaane ka shaukh hai? PJ: sunne ka shauk hai. gaate hain. achchha gaa lete hain, lekin ‘professionally they don’t want to enter the …’ AS: achchha achchha achchha. kuchh aur bataaogi Jai ke baare mein? PJ: unka ‘nature’ aisa tha, ‘I mean’ ki jo bhi hamaare ghar pe aata tha jaise koi sawaal leke aata tha, Kyunki woh kabhi Khaali haath nahin gaya ghar se. aur shaayad unki wohi achchhaayi abhi tak hum logon ko ‘protect’ kar rahi hai, ‘his family looking after, goodwill’ jo banaayi thi unhone. AS: aur main hamaare sabhi sunnewaalon ki taraf se aur apni taraf se bhi, Pallavi yeh zaroor kahoonga, ki hum sab tumhaare saath roye the, bahut dukhi huye the, jab woh itni kam umar mein chale gaye. sirf 39 umar thi unki.

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